PHS Rescues Kitten with Possible Meth Exposure

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When a homeless woman brought Joey the kitten to the Pasadena Humane Society, he was in bad shape. The 4-month-old kitten was showing signs of meth exposure and had a badly broken leg. Our medical staff jumped into action and saved his life. The symptoms related to his suspected drug intake have been resolved and he will be heading in for leg surgery next week. We expect him to make a full recovery thanks to the Miracle Fund.

Joey’s story first appeared in the Pasadena Humane President/CEO Julie Bank’s weekly Pasadena Star News column. Read it here.

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Thanks to our dedicated staff and a generous community of supporters, we were able to save Joey. To help Joey and more animals like him, consider making a donation to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA Miracle Fund at

Update, 9/2: Joey has made it through surgery and is on the road to recovery. Thanks to your generous support, a veterinary specialist repaired his badly broken leg. His condition is now stable. Joey will soon go to a foster home for the next month to recover before he’s available for adoption.

FOX News reporter Zohreen Adamjee met Joey yesterday.