Edgar’s Mission Passport
10 December 2014
To be a real vet nurse
Comforting new and old friends
Not purrfect
Certified true likeness
Stitch’s story

A Stitch in time…

Updated October 12, 2018

A loyal and empathetic friend and carer, the old and new residents are bound to feel good under the watchful eye of Vet Nurse Stitch.

Saves more than nine! No celebration of Vet nurse Day would be complete without a stop to check in on our own Vet Nurse Stitch, another of our beloved animal residents who can always be found taking time out to cuddle up and provide comfort to those recuperating in our hospital ward. Having been rescued herself at only days old after a mammoth search and recovery effort in an industrial warehouse, Vet Nurse Stitch as she is affectionately known, has well and truly taken to her self-appointed role as chief comforter and carer of all those in need. (Second in command of course to Vet Nurse Ruby!)

Born into the world with eyelid agenisis, likely caused by their stray mother Ohana suffering a vitamin deficiency, Stitch and her siblings have undergone numerous procedures to ensure their condition does not plague them into the future. Stitch recently underwent a follow up examination with the experts at Animal Eye Care, Malvern to address a recent change in her condition, resulting in a slight alteration to her daily care regimin but otherwise coming away with a clean bill of health.

Perhaps it is the fact that dear Stitch too is no stranger to the experience of veterinary waiting rooms and examinations that has seen her unique compassion come to the fore whenever another animal in need enters our care.

Or perhaps it is the mere fact that:

Animals do not experience those same barriers we so often do when presented with opportunities to express empathy.

Whatever the cause, Stitch has certainly found her place in the world and in so many hearts here at Edgar’s Mission.