Hi Susan, I see you are doing your share in the kitten department. We have three litters, and feed wildcats as well. There are three kittens in the wildcats population here. I can't bear to see them go hungry, so we continue to feed them. We are having all of our cats, spay or neutered, two a month as we can afford to have them done. I love to see the kittens play and run, but we don't want anymore kittens. I know right now there is an over abundance of kittens. Our are tame, litter box trained, and healthy. Good luck finding homes for your kittens. I am still trying, otherwise, we will be kitten poor.
Our Romeo was neutered last week and had no problems at all. He is more loving and back to playing and enjoying life again. His back is looking so good. He still has a few bald spots, but I guess that is to be expected.
I want to thank you all for helping us to meet our $4000 dollar goal. You've all been great. My surgery went well today and I am now wearing an arm cast. Having to do this by iPhone microphone, I don't type so well one- handed. Romeo is doing well today. Thank you all for making this goal a reality. You are all such awesome people. God bless you and all that you do, is my wish for you.
I have tried to end the fund, but don't know if I am going to be able to or not. I wish we could meet our goal so it would be finished because I am having hand surgery tomorrow. I will not be able to type for a while. Romeo does not have a face book page. I could set one up but it will be a while before I can type after tomorrow. If you will just go to my face book page, Sylvia Autrey, I will friend you, and put posts on about Romeo. I know a lot of you thought my name was Vicki, but she is the lady at the vets office who set the fund up for Romeo. I have never seen so many loving people as all of you have been, in our hour of need. Donations have stopped anyway, so I thought this would be a good time to end the fund. I have everyone of you written down by name, so I will know you, if you want to be friends.
Everyone of you have been such a great support team. You have given me encouragement and helpful advice. You opened your wallets and hearts, for this I am eternally grateful.
It has been such an inspiration to see how many people value their pets as I do. I wish I knew of more people willing to be good pet owners, as I have a few cats 6 months to just now eating real food, that need good homes.
Romeo will be neutered as soon as his back is completely healed. Does anyone know of a place that will neuter and fix female cats reasonably? It needs to be near the Terrell, Greenville, Wills Point, Texas area.
When you have multiple cats to have fixed, it is quite costly.
Romeo's bills were massive, so we call him our 5,000.00 dollar kitty. If you could have been there to see the pain in his eyes when he got burned, you would have rushed him to the vet, too. All I could think of was, get him some help. I am usually calm in stressful situations, but I was almost out of it. I almost couldn't function, but I knew I had to calm down and handle the situation. Thank God, he gave me enough sense to call several vets before I left the house. When I talked to Van Zandt Animal Care Center, they agreed to see him. Another one closer to home, turned me down.
I knew he need immediate attention, and didn't want to waste driving time, so I thought, call first. If I hadn't gotten him there quickly, he could have died from shock. God was with us, and Romeo got to live.
I finally did the photos to import. I am posting them. As you can see Romeo is almost well again.
I want to thank each one of you for being a part of Romeo's healing. If it weren't for your donations, Romeo would not have gotten the care he needed. Each and every one of you are awesome people, with loving hearts and souls.
I'm not the best picture taker, and I didn't get pictures of his whole back in any of these pictures that would show you the whole picture at once.
I'm hoping more hair will grown in than he has now. I am seeing some new growth in places. Anyone who is interested in little Romeo's, please email me.
I had intended to put pictures of Romeo's back on here tonight. But for some reason my computer keeps telling me there are no new pictures to import. Romeo has a lot of scarring on his back and the burns that are not healed have scabbed over now.
His bandages are back on again, and he is getting more hair back than I thought he would. Although, I am pretty sure he will not have hair down the middle of his back.
I took 3 pictures of his wounds before he was bandaged again, they would have shown the scarring and the places that are still healing. Maybe I don't have enough new pictures to import.
Romeo was very good while his bandages were changed. I know he will be glad when he doesn't have to wear them. I'm sure he gets hot under all the bandages. I'm not sure that my pictures would have been alright with Gofundme to post anyway.
I want to thank all of you who have sent me information on how to discourage spraying from male cats, and get odors out. I tried to answer each email that I was sent, but in case I overlooked anyone, I want you to know that it wasn't intentional. I have jotted down the information for future reference. Your information was very helpful and I will be trying it.
These are pictures of Romeo hanging out in the living room and kitchen, that I took last night.
When I said that Romeo was acting like a cat again, wow is he ever. He walked over to his daddy last night and marked him with his scent! I thought it was funny, but his daddy didn't.
I'm wondering if anyone knows about the spraying that male cats do to mark their territory? When he is neutered, will that stop the spraying? If not, does anyone have any advice on how we can stop him from doing this?
I'm sure if he would have sprayed me, I wouldn't have thought it was so funny. Thank you for any input you can offer. Everyone have a great day.
In March, Romeo was severely burned by a very bad person! He has undergone several medical burn treatments and has to have bandage changes and pain injections routinely while he is healing. Any donations to help with these medical bills are greatly appreciated!
Ok group I hate to leave things unfinished. Dr. Wingo and his staff have done their part. Romeo's mom is still doing her part. We need to finish our part. I kick started us with $25.00 today all we need now is $75.00 to reach our goal. I know we can do this for all the Romeo's whose story does not end so well. Have a Blessed day! Darlene