Story of fighter cats, a long story for hope.
Don’t you ever lose hope…
I used to live in Zen Tower the one that had fire in Dubai Marina on May 2018.
Family evacuated in minutes and my two cats were inside the building, at the same day I asked the Firefighters and Police to go check my apartment and save them and all what they said is “we saved all pets already”, I saw the rescue car with one cat only and it was not mine, I knew later who the owner is and he managed to take it a day later.
3 days after I went again and begged the officials again to go up and check and they went down and found nothing, but they told me again they saved all of them and that because they left all the doors opened for cooling then any cats might have ran away from the building.
I went to civil defense, Police stations, Dubai Municipality…etc. and searched everywhere with no luck.
We kept for days and days checking everywhere and roaming the streets of Dubai Marina maybe they escaped, specially that they closed all the doors again so any remaining cats are trapped now.
On the 19th date after the fire: the building security called me saying they found a cat and put it in a box, I ran to them and found another cat that was not mine, but again I knew the owner and called him and another saved kitty is there.
Time passes and sadness is overwhelming us but still not losing hope.
On the 23rd day after the fire they called me again and I went and found my first baby “Misha” she was afraid and she was scratching and biting the guys that saved her so they put her in a sealed box, she was found in the 1st floor where the apartments are totally burnt out but the balconies are connected so I believe she managed to go from a place to a place in the search for food and water but she made it, she saw me and calmed down and I took her to the vet, extremely dehydrated and lost 1/3 her weight. couple of shots from the vet and I took her home to give her care and love and sleeping only in my arms all the time.
Few days and she started being normal but was all the time either searching for me or her sister and meowing day and night.
On the 27th day from the fire the miracle happened and they called me when one of the apartments opened the door to get some things and they found my other cat, she was hiding from everyone under a bed, when she saw me and heard my voice she came to me.
Extremely weak and almost dying I took her to the vet “Umm Suqeim Vet hospital” where I met Dr. Chris for the first time, he told me the cat needs to stay for all Kinds of test as she is in a bad condition but he said the first test and staying will cost initially 3 or 4 thousand and in a week this might reach 10 thousand and not guaranteed yet it will be fine!!!
I told him I’ll take her and take care of her, but over the night she refused to eat or drink as she was extremely week, also it was clear it is under shock and depression, staring in nowhere, not capable of walking more than 3 steps and refusing any food or drink even by a syringe although she lost 1/2 her weight already.
We took her to another vet that I trust more and I know they are not only after commercial benefits “Pet Zone Vet Clinic” behind Mazaya center on Sheikh Zayed Road, and I found the trusted Dr. Natascia, once she saw it she wondered how it is still alive and put her on IV immediately and told me don’t worry about the cost for now and we only paid AED 500 down payment.
For 8 days she was hospitalized with either IV or force fed and daily I’d either visit or call the doctor to get the updates and she started eating, drinking and passing on her own after the 4th day.
After 8 days she was back to life although still week but I took her home to continue the therapy needed as I did for her sister.
Worth mentioning that it only costed about AED 980 for everything.
I’m happy to have both of them back, cats are fighters and these two saw some hard days.
Never lose hope and give them lots of ❤️