Why We Need Your Donations!
These and many more cats need your help. We can't do it all without you. Please consider donating and changing the life of a lovable little critter.
Many people ask us, and wonder about where the money they donate is used, what cat's will benefit from their donations and just how much does some of the things needed cost. Although this isn't every detail, this should give you a good idea of just where your donations will go. Below you'll find cats we are helping or have helped that need your assistance for surgeries, medications, special diets and such. Please find it in your heart to donate to help these cats to live more fulfillling and happy lives.
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Pillowcase Pete - Pillowcase pete was dropped off here Friday. His owner ended up in jail for drugs and the cat ended up with the guys dad who didn't want him and didn't take care of him. He put Pete in a pillowcase and tied it shut and plopped him on the floor of his SUV and brought him here along with 4 cans of cat food. He told me that he was a little neglected but he had given him a little milk now and then.
Pete cried every time he saw someone move. He could barely stand and when he did he was so shakey. He is covered with bare spots from either the fleas or ringworm. I can't tell for sure. Fleas I think tho. He had a lot of them and it looks like flea allergy. He wouldn't eat so I've been syringing high nutritional food into him and today he was able to walk a ways, and he started eating on his own. He's a really sweet cat – very loving and friendly despite all he's been thru.
FatSammy - Four year old Fat Sammy was just allowed to eat and eat. Her brother used to live with her family too but died of a heart attack at almost 30 lbs. He was even bigger than she is. Her size (20 lbs on a tiny cat frame) and the stress of being surrendered has done a lot of damage to her liver. Stress in cats makes their metabolism speed up so that they burn fat. When cats burn fat it goes to their liver. In other animals it will be metabolized there and sent out to the body for energy. In cats, it goes to the liver and then it just sits there. Since they aren't getting any energy out of it they need to burn more fat which goes to their liver and then sits there doing more damage. When there is enough damage done then the cat gets sick and you get vomiting and diarrhea.
That is where Fat Sammy is now and of course all the vet clinics are closed on Labor Day weekend. First thing Tuesday morning she is going in to get a liver enzyme check and will probably get a feeding tube installed so I can get enough food into her to prevent liver failure and hopefully after a couple weeks of tube feeding 4-5 times a day she will be able to eat on her own again and then slowly lose weight, her liver will recover and heal to some extent, and she can be the cat she should have been and have a happy life.
Please see our Tips & Tricks page for more info on how to NOT get a fat cat!