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Peanut's Life Saving Stent Surgery

$1,273 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 37 months
Kelley Harsch Neal  BEDFORD, OH
Peanut is a 5 year old Somali/Domestic Long hair mix cat that was rescued as  a small kitten (upper right hand photo).  She was extremely malnourished, weighing only 0.4#!  In a matter of one week, she began to gain weight and thrive (lower right photo).  After being treated for ringworm, her fur became beautiful and she has grown up to be a loving, faithful and loyal cat.  In the last 1 1/2 years, Peanut has developed wheezing and respiratory distress.  She underwent a rhinoscopy last July, which revealed she has severe nasopharyngeal stenosis (narrowing of the nasal section of the pharynx).

Despite aggressive antibiotic and steroid treatment, her condition continues to decline.  The treatment for this rare condition in cats is nasopharyngeal stenting, which will provide her with a 100% cure.  This procedure will be done by a cardiologist at the Ohio State Veterinary College.  The expected procedure costs, with follow up care is estimated at $4,000!  

Proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards this life saving surgery.  If you would like to make a donation in a different manner, please visit our website at kelleyskritters.com and you will find a secure Paypal link.  You may also mail your checks (payable to Kelley's Kritters) to P.O. Box 391693, Solon, Ohio 44139. 

Thank you for your help in helping this "little Peanut" have the life she deserves!
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Update 4
Posted by Kelley Neal
33 months ago
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I have secured a loan to cover the remainder of the expenses for Peanut's stent surgery, which is scheduled for Monday, August 4th at the Ohio State University Veterinary Clinic.

I would prefer not to borrow these funds so if you would like to help us out and make a last minute donation toward her care, we would greatly appreciate it.

* We still have our anonymous donor that is willing to match funds, up to $1,000 and so far we have secured $50 towards that and have $950 that is willing to be matched! *

Thank you to everyone that has donated or sponsored Peanut and her upcoming surgery. We appreciate it!
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Update 3
Posted by Kelley Neal
33 months ago
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*** We have a generous donor (would like to remain anonymous) who is willing to match any new donations we receive, up to $1,000! That means we can make up to $2,000 and be almost to our goal of $4,000! PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!! Thank you!
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Update 2
Posted by Kelley Neal
37 months ago
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We have raised $225 of our fundraising goal for Peanut's life saving stent surgery! Thank you to everyone that has donated, shared or that is doing other fundraisers to help out little Peanut!

We have attached a short video that shows Peanut sleeping. You can hear the labored breathing & wheezing, which is actually mild compared to her "normal" self.
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Update 1
Posted by Kelley Neal
37 months ago
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I'm so blessed with the $205.00 we have already raised towards the life saving surgery for Peanut! Please share this post to all your friends, family, co-workers and whoever else LOVES animals!!!
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$1,273 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 37 months
Created March 21, 2014
Kelley Harsch Neal  
$25
Anonymous
33 months ago
LH
$10
Laura Hudock
33 months ago

In honor of Melanie' birthday bcuz I know this will make her happy!!

KM
$20
Kathy McBride
33 months ago (Offline Donation)

For Peanut's Life Saving Surgery!

$40
Anonymous
33 months ago
CB
$10
Cheryl Barnes
33 months ago (Offline Donation)
MT
$25
Marybeth Terwilliger
33 months ago
CF
$873
Candy Bar Fundraising
33 months ago (Offline Donation)

We have been selling candy bars over the last few months, in various locations and so far this is how much money we have raised!

SS
$20
Sara Saltzer
37 months ago (Offline Donation)
$25
Anonymous
37 months ago
ST
$20
Susan Thomas
37 months ago (Offline Donation)

"Here is a little something towards Peanut's surgery. She looks just like my 'Lady,' that I just lost. Hope you can get her operation done soon."

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