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Cherishd posted a topic in Possible Sources for Financial AidPlease visit, like, donate, share, and comment on these two campaigns I've started on GofundMe.com! My lab/pit had to have part of her tail amputated last Wednesday, and our newer rescue Joey needs surgery on his shoulder ASAP for Osteochondritis Dessicans. Delilah's care will come to around $1,500 before we are done treatment, and Joey's care will come to almost $5,000! I'm a single, disabled mom, and these health issues just were not in the budget! Trying every avenue possible to get help, so please pass this on to your friends, family, and contacts, at the very least! Your help is greatly appreciated.
Hi there, I joined this forum in the hopes of raising some money for costly pet care for my cat in need. I adopted Mona, a special senior kitty from a rescue in Pennsylvania. They had rescued her from a kill shelter in rural PA where she had ended up as a stray. She was in dire condition with several skin conditions, malnourished and severely ill. The rescue used their available resources to bring her back to life but was not aware of some of the more long-term underlying conditions from which she was suffering. As her sniffles cleared up a bit, I noticed her breathing was still compromised and took her to a vet within a week of having adopted her. My vet in the Lower East Side of Manhattan diagnosed her with an upper respiratory infection, yeast infection in her ears, ringworm, and then performed an x ray to determine she has free fluid in her abdomen and a diaphragmatic hernia both of which are contributing to her compromised breathing and require immediate attention. I have inquired into getting assistance from the rescue but they do not have the resources. I am very concerned about Mona's wellbeing as her breathing is effected and the vet warned that her condition could worsen and effect her heart and lungs further if I don't get her care as soon as possible. I have already spent over $600 to get to this point on the visit, x rays and meds to treat her more minor conditions. I still need to take her in for another visit ($105) to get her a full blood panel ($190), fecal parasite test ($55), ultrasound ($700) right away. Then I need to bring the ultrasound to a specialist ($200+) and she will need surgery according to my vet and the radiologist which will cost thousands of dollars but I am still waiting on a pre-testing estimate. I don't know how this whole thing works but I need help. Right now I have this super special kitty living in pain and potentially getting worse but my hands are tied because I cannot afford to help her. Anything would help. Do you know a vet local to NYC who would perform pro-bono services? Do you have money to donate? I could provide my vet's contact info to donate directly. Thanks for your help. Lee
Hello! My name is LeeAnn, and I have two cat rescues - Stark and Cali. I found Stark after Hurricane Isaac in a storm drain, he was starving and his ear clip marker was scabbed and had bugs on it. I adopted him, and he's been the best cat ever. He has had medical issues from viruses he picked up being homeless when he was a kitten, but lately they have gotten unexpectedly expensive. I'm in graduate school, and affording his treatments has been very difficult. Happy Wednesday, LeeAnn
amy312003 posted a topic in Introduce yourselfHello everyone, I am introducing myself for Tucker. Tucker is my 10 year old kitty. He is a lover boy. I just rescued him and another kitty, Kiki, from a man who said the cats were his girlfriend's, and that she is currently in rehab. He said he did not want to continue feeding and scooping their box...essentially I noticed that was ALL he was doing for them. He kept them in a very cold room (no heat on at all). They only had a really filthy cat tree (I had to actually CUT with scissors the hair out of it!) which he gave to me. The room was small, no carpet, and nobody ever took the time to love them...it was pretty obvious. This man does not even like cats. When I got them home, (Tucker's original name was "Tut," but I changed it to Tucker instead), I noticed Tucker hardly ate anything. He would not even drink out of the water bowl. he was thin, and just didn't seem to feel well. I noticed this almost immediately after I got him home. I called the man and told him I thought Tucker was sick, but he said he had no idea, because the food and water were always gone when he went to feed them. Well, Kiki was eating, but Tucker was not. I am legally disabled, and I have 13 other cats. (I know that's a lot, but I just love all animals so much...I always have!) All of them are fixed of course, and all of them stay inside now. (I had a bad incident with a neighbor one time...and I lost my Rusty because of them. But I won't go into that right now.) Since that episode, I keep all of my pets inside. I also have a dog Jack, and two ringneck white doves, who are sisters. One I named Happy Feet, because she does a happy feet dance when I let her out of her cage, and the other is her sister, who's name is Handi-bird. Handi-bird got her name because she has a splayed leg (her leg sticks out to the side because her mommy sat on her a bit to hard...). I just lost one of my older kitties, Bentley, to cancer. I could not afford to pay for surgery and radiation treatments, and he had a mass in his throat that they said was an aggressive form of cancer. He had trouble eating, but always would. He had such a hard time eating, and it was breaking my heart every day I watched him struggle. So my care credit is maxed now. But I gave him as good a life as I could have...I still miss my Ben-Ben dearly. He was a beautiful Himilayan with the most gorgeous blue eyes. He had a great personality too, and one day when he was just so weak, I knew it was time for him. I cried and cried...I even had a panic attack while I was in the shower before going to the vet. Thankfully, my Dad went with me. My Dad even cried, too, and he doesn't usually cry over things. I still love and miss you Ben-Ben♥♥♥ Well, I took Tucker to the vet. He should have been seen alot sooner, but thankfully, I answered this guy's ad for two free kitties, even though I already have so many. I have a big heart I guess..it is so hard for me to turn any animal away...I just can't do it. Anyway, Tucker has Liver Disease, Bladder stones, and is anemic. I had to leave him at the vet for several days. I already have a $600 balance due at the vet from my Bentley, plus my Care Credit is maxed as well. Tucker was put on an IV, he was dehydrated, and given prednisone and anti-biotics. He ate a little baby food they said, but he still wasn't eating enough to sustain him, so we decided to put a feeding tube in his neck that goes directly to his stomach. I feed him canned liquidy food in a syringe 4 times a day, and give him his meds through it, too. Thankfully, that helps with the administering of the meds, because Bentley used to salivate profusely when ever I gave him medication, and I noticed Tucker salivated for no apparent reason before I took him to the vet. I will never forget when I went to leave Tucker at the vet, he held onto me with one of his paws as if to say, "Please don't go." He really touched my heart that day. Now since I can't afford to keep him at the vet any longer, they showed me how to feed him through his tube and to give him his meds. He just goes day by day...the first night I had him home he slept right next to me all night! My little guy... He is such a sweet cat and had been neglected for way too long...I just hope I caught it in time and am thankful that I did answer this guy's ad...or Tucker would have gone on suffering in silence and probably would have died there in that cold room all alone : (. I guess God took my Ben-Ben away, but had me answer this ad for these two sweet kitties....I hate seeing, "free" pets on Craigs list...there is a facebook group that finds these "free" pet ads and flags them, which is good. I don't think they are allowed to post ads for live animals, but they do it anyway. Some of these poor pets end up as bait or worse...I just can't think about that. Tucker is stable now, he gets up from his naps and goes to my bedroom door as if to say, ok, I'm hungry or thirsty again, momma. One of my other kitties, Emerald (Emmy for short) will only drink from a faucet/ running water. So, before I was able to take Tucker to the vet, I tried seeing if Tucker was one of those kitties, too. Low and behold...he was. I was so overjoyed when he started drinking from my bathtub faucet (No one is allowed on any other faucets). I praised and praised him....now I feed him and give him water through his tube. Whenever he goes to the door, I know it's time again. My little booger. I have only known this sweet boy for about 3 weeks, but he is such a joy. I wish those people would have cared for him better...but what can I do? At least I have helped him have a better quality of life...hopefully. He does want to wander the rest of the house, but all of my other kitties make him nervous. He doesn't mind Jack, my Jack Russel/ Yorkie mix. But Jack is sweet, too. Kiki, the other kitty I rescued from that guy, has fit in rather well. She is too scared to leave my room just yet...possibly because there are so many other kitties looking at her in the hallway when I open the door! I tell her, "Kiki, these kitties are all sweet, just like you. They won't hurt you.Well...Cricket might try to play with you, but that's about it!" I'm sure she will come out in her due time. Tucker, even being sick is braver than she is!!! Well, as I close, I'd like to introduce my healthy kitties: I have my big boy Dakota, an orange and white long haired Forrest cat, his sister, Shiloh who is bi-polar (one minute she wants you to pet her and the next she's biting you to say, "ok, that's enough!"), Cricket (the trouble maker) , Miss Peaches (one of two calicos I have) Cinnamon, my other calico with long hair, Shadow, Winston, Sammy, Emerald, Tiggy, Baby Girl, Morgan, and Mikey. I have a houseful!!! It costs me a fortune to feed and buy litter for all of my kitties, esp. now that they are all inside kitties. : ( But I would never give them up. Never. My daughter and I go without before the kitties would. Oh,Tucker just got up as I write...time to feed my boy!! I really could use financial help and I am so glad I found this site...I think it is wonderful what you are doing to help pets and their pet parents who are on limited incomes, or simply cannot afford to pay the horrendous costs the vets charge to save their pets/ families, because I know all of my babies are now, always have been, and will always be a part of my family. I myself think maybe God intended for me to save Tucker...he took one away but he gave me another. I just wish I was not handicapped in any way, so I could help more animals. I would have become a vet or at least worked helping animals somehow (I don't really like hospitals...pet or not!) I want to start my own non-profit.....but it takes money that I don't have. I can't do the things I used to , and I was a very active person at one time. It drives me crazy not to be able to do all of the things I used to be able to do. Just walking up the stairs I'm winded (Asthma). Plus I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Ankylosing Spondolitis, Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress, Lumbar Radiculopathy, Carpal Tunnel, and Osteoarthritis throughout my body. I had Guillian_Barre Syndrome, and have never been the same since. I was paralyzed up to my eyes for a month, and I almost died. That's not even everything. But I still want to make a difference for animals in this world, because they cannot speak for themselves, so we must speak for them. ~"You can judge the morality of a nation by the way they treat their animals." ~ Mohanda Gandi ~People who hate cats will come back in their next life as a mouse!! Amy,Tucker, and the gang!
I rescued Lolly at a couple of weeks old and she is now 5 1/2 years old. she is strictly indoors and she has never had any medical issues until Tuesday, January 29th she jumped out of bed that morning and began what sounded like sneezing or hiccuping and trembling through her entire body. I was able to get her to the vet with a temp over 105 the vet said she obviously has an infection (possibly respitory) she needed blood work and chest xrays which i was unable to afford. I did get the antibiotics and had an under the skin fluids treatment done to hydrate her. she does need the xrays $135 and bloodwork $178 which I cannot afford right now because I am unemployed and out of benefits. the vet stated she needs the xray and bloodwork within 72 hours if anyone is able to help please message me I can provide info to the vet for verification Thank you for your time