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'It was a miracle she did not die:' Cat abandoned in Ottawa apartment for a month without food

The cat was extremely emaciated and near-death when she was found in a vacant apartment.
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Deliliah, a two-year-old Himalayan, was found emaciated and near death after being abandoned in an apartment for about a month after the tenants moved out. (Courtesy: Ottawa Humane Society)

A two-year-old Himalayan cat is being nursed back to health after being found abandoned in an apartment, about a month after the tenants had moved out.

The Ottawa Humane Society says the cat, Delilah, was extremely emaciated and near-death when she was found by the building's superintendent.

"Delilah had been alone without food, water and love for approximately 30 days," reads the Ottawa Humane Society's description of the cat's ordeal. "It was a miracle she did not die."

Delilah was given IV fluids and fed a prescription wet food multiple times a day. She's currently recovering with a foster family, but it's expected she will be adopted out to a permanent home once she's healthy enough.

The cost for Delilah's emergency care was $800. The Ottawa Humane Society appealed for donations online and by Thursday morning had already exceeded that goal, raising more than $1,000.



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