Featured Animal: Scout

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Two-year-old Scout was brought to the APL by his owners for euthanasia.  He was urinating blood and was in obvious pain.  The APL Veterinary team examined him and discovered he was unable to urinate at all.   Scout underwent surgery to unblock him and then was fed a prescription diet to prevent the crystals that were forming in bladder.  He even weathered the blackout the APL experienced for three days after Hurricane Sandy!   Scout charmed everyone he met but the APL did have some concerns about his adoptability because he required prescription diet for the rest of his life and that is more expensive that regular cat food.  But Scout’s forever family put those fears to rest.  They fell in love and adopted him knowing his special needs.  They frequently reach out to the APL staff stories of their beloved Scout.  Said his mom, “we have found the missing piece to our family!