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Sparks the Fire Cat

$1,580 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 65 people in 9 months
Created April 9, 2018
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Precious Pets Almost Home
Urgent!  Please help!  Sparks is one of several cats that was rescued from a fire that destroyed their home and put the owner in the hospital.   This sweet boy is one of the lucky ones as unfortunately, several of his cat pals in the home did not make it.  Although Sparks is a survivor, he needs medical care for his full recovery.

Precious Pets pulled Sparks from Chicago Animal Control Center (CACC) where firefighters dropped him and others after they were rescued.  This urgent request came from CACC for local rescues to step in and try to save him – and that is what we did.  We rushed him to the vet where they found he had to be hospitalized due to primary and secondary infections from smoke inhalation as well as needing oxygen.  He was severely dehydrated and needed immediate treatments, x-rays and antibiotics for him to make it through the night.

There is one thing for sure, Sparks is a fighter.  He is super friendly and seems to be very grateful that he is on the road to recovery.   As Sparks continues his recovery, we are asking for the community to get involved and support us.  Sparks emergency care reached over $2,000 and he still is not done.

Please help us continue saving Sparks!
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Update 8
Posted by Precious Pets Almost Home
6 months ago
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Better late than never. We wanted to let all of you know that Sparks was adopted on July 2nd! And Sprinkler was adopted back on May 20th.

Thank you again for all of your support for Sparks, Sprinkler, and all of the cats that we at PPAH rescue, vet, love, and find forever homes.
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Update 7
Posted by Precious Pets Almost Home
6 months ago
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Sparks has made an amazing recovery. He's a wonderful, loving cat. We're so happy to have had the opportunity to make him a PPAH cat. He is on the adoption floor at Petsmart on Elston. We expect him to be going to his forever home soon.
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Update 6
Posted by Precious Pets Almost Home
8 months ago
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If you've been following this story, you might be wondering about Sprinkler, who we rescued with Sparks. Sprinkler has had no complications due to the fire they both survived. Sparks and Sprinkler are not bonded and will be available for adoption together or separately.

Sparks and Sprinkler are both very sweet low key cats. We believe they were just put in the same cage at CACC because they get along and not much phases them. According to their foster mom, at first, they wrapped themselves around each other continuously, but as they settled down from all the chaos and turmoil they went through, they do their own thing. They are mixed now with resident cats and a small dog and do not seek each other out. Every once in a while some hissing goes on, but that is mostly because someone has a toy or something the other wants.

Sprinkler has gorgeous eyes and wraps his paws around your legs to give you hugs. So very sweet and LOVES attention. Sparks is an explorer and gets into things to see how they work and if it breaks.
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Update 5
Posted by Precious Pets Almost Home
8 months ago
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YOU DID IT! Because of you, Sparks is getting a second chance in life. He is well on his way to a full recovery and is finally playing and enjoying his life once again. Sparks is very affectionate and seems so grateful to be a happy, healthy boy once again! We raised a little over half of our goal to pay for his medical bills and ask if you could share this wonderful success story and how every dollar someone donates makes a difference in a life! Sparks is scheduled to be neutered very soon and then will be placed up for adoption to find his forever home!

Enjoy the short video: https://youtu.be/YZ7SGxi5EeU

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$1,580 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 65 people in 9 months
Created April 9, 2018
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Precious Pets Almost Home
Funds raised will benefit:
Precious Pets Almost Home Association
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Chicago, IL
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