Muskegon, Michigan – The veterinary hospital that was caring for a senior cat found frozen to the ground in Muskegon released heartbreaking news earlier this week. The cat, dubbed Elliot, died after developing a saddle thrombosis that paralyzed him.
The Big Lake Community Animal Clinic explained:
It is with heavy hearts that we share Elliot has crossed the rainbow bridge.
Yesterday he developed a saddle thrombosis that paralyzed him. Sadly, there was nothing we could have done to prepare for that but we knew it was time to let him be free from the pain and struggle he’s known most of his life.
The news came as a shock to the people following Elliot’s progress. Prior to the unexpected announcement, Elliot appeared to be making incredible progress. In fact, on New Year’s Eve, the clinic said:
Elliot’s New Years Eve update:
Today Elliot got all cleaned up, purring for the most part during it. Then enjoying some loving comfort from one of the techs caring for him.
Elliot appeared to revel in the comforts he was presented with after being rescued. Though he passed away, he knew love and kindness in the twilight of his life.
You can find the prior story about Elliot’s rescue at this link.
Rest in peace Elliot.