As soon as CC4C received a hotline call about a Calico cat that was starving and falling down near Concord Feed—a CC4C member immediately sprung into action. After searching for three days, the Calico was finally spotted on the Iron Horse Trail. The member brought food and water to the same location every night for two weeks, and when the cat finally trusted the volunteer enough to be petted—she ran home and returned with a carrier. That night, she bathed her and found she was covered head to toe in fleas. The following morning she saw the Calico was very sick—trying desperately to urinate and bleeding—and rushed her to the veterinarian. An X-ray revealed bladder lining was abnormally thick with swelling and scarring. The vet commented that she likely had had a severe bladder infection for many months and could have died. But after two weeks of antibiotics, lots of water mixed in with wet food, and an IV drip every day for a week—she improved remarkably. Gigi is a beautifully sweet, loving, trusting cat up for adoption who never wants to be abandoned and homeless again.