NEW! This sweet cat needs your help. She was stuck in an unfortunate situation in a shelter. Now safe with rescue, she has medical care ahead for her illness - please help if you can with a donation. Even reblogs help spread the word. Thank you :)
Persephone was abandoned at the shelter very, very skinny and suffering from diarrhea. She wasn’t perceived by some on staff as having much of a positive prognosis and so, she was slated to be euthanized. Poor girl was so terrified at the time of her scheduled demise, that she bit the animal control officer and was then placed on a 10 day bite hold. Ironically, this may well have saved her life. Unfortunately for her, the bite hold prevented her from being allowed to leave the shelter for another 10 days, meanwhile her digestive upset got even worse and her entire rear end area was eventually raw and bleeding. She continued to crave affection from volunteers though even though her condition kept worsening. On the day her bite hold ended, the rescue director of WSKR was advised of her condition and need, just moments from her second scheduled euthanasia. They were able to call just in time to stop her euthanasia and arranged to pick her up and take her directly to their vet to get assessed and treated. She is currently in around the clock care with the vet, treating her symptoms while he waits for the lab test results to see what the cause of her extreme digestive upset might be. Round the clock care isn’t cheap, but in her severely undernourished and unhealthy condition it was absolutely necessary. We just want to see this sweet girl healthy again and we need your help to make that possible. Please share Persephone and contribute if you are in a position to do so. Thank you!
During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.
A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.