Meet Wattson - In Foster
Animal ID 46098726 
Species Cat 
Breed Domestic Shorthair/Mix 
Age 3 years 6 months 15 days 
Gender Male 
Size Medium 
Color Grey/White 
Spayed/Neutered  
Declawed No 
Housetrained Unknown 
Special Needs  
Intake Date 11/14/2020 
Adoption Price $100.00 
Stage Available
Wattson is not included in the cat sale.

Wattson, a courageous 2 year old feline, was rescued from an electrical pole by the Rapid City Fire Department in November of last year. He was brought to the Humane Society of the Black Hills and it was apparent Wattson had suffered extensive injuries from what was assumed to be electrocution during his accident. It was quickly determined after a visit to a veterinarian that Wattson required a tail amputation and sutures in surrounding areas.

In less than 48 hours, many generous donors, volunteers, fosters, and other supporters gifted our shelter with the amount to cover his surgery and more.

Wattson handled his procedure like a true champ. Post-operation, he began his stay with a veteran Humane Society foster. In weeks following, Wattson received medication and antibiotics for healing accompanied by regular checkups to the veterinarian and the Humane Society. For months, Wattson's foster parent watched him closely to ensure he was healing while, at the same time, giving him the unconditional love he deserves.

Once he was healed from his surgery, Wattson transitioned to another foster parent to try something we've never done before: veterinary acupuncture and laser treatments to help him with his nerve damage. These treatments have definitely helped Wattson, and we've seen tons of improvement with him, although he will be living with some complications from his accident for the rest of his life and will require a very special, patient home.

Despite what Wattson has been through, his love for others has never faltered. This brave boy has come a long way since we first met him in November, and he is now ready to move on from foster care and find his forever family. Wattson learned all about being a house cat during his stay; they quickly discovered he loves playing with or chasing toys and noticed his instinctive "hunting" skills were not at all affected by his injury. Wattson's foster parents have allowed him to feel like a normal cat (he even made friends with the other cats and dogs in the home!). For questions about Wattson and what he needs in the future, call the Humane Society of the Black Hills at (605) 394-4170. Let's give this courageous feline the happiest of endings to this journey and a great start to his next.