Help Jikji live a happy life!

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Raised by 66 people in 60 months
This is Jikji in her bandages post-surgery. She loves sitting in her sunbeam on top of the ironing board.

She's so much better than when I first found her!

She's had a pretty tough life so far.

I rescued her when she was barely clinging to life. Covered in mud with wounds on her back, face, and front legs, and with no use of her back legs at all.

After taking her home and washing her off a little, I wrapped her in a thick towel and gave her a little egg and water. I decided if she made it though the night, I would take her to the vet in the morning.

And she pulled through. Still sleeping most of the time and only able to move her head and front legs a little, she passed the 18-hour point! I took her to the vet, and they gave her an IV. Put some fluids into her, gave her some medicine and put her under warming lamps. She ate a little bit of food and by the time I picked her up this evening, she had much more energy.

And X-rays that showed a fractured hip. Severely fractured. In fact, one of her legs had no feeling at all and is essentially dead. Her other leg is okay, although weak. 

Now, the only option for her is to have the bad leg removed and the hip fixed with a pin...

... Which will cost about $1500. A very reasonable price, if I had the money. Which I just don't. I might be able to come up with $500 next payday (which is August 6), but until then, there's no way I can pay for it.

So, we're both asking for your help. She's got more energy now (enough to be sneaky like a cat and creep into the torn lining of my sofa), and will be ready for surgery as soon as next week if we can get it funded and scheduled!

I'm an illustrator and comic artist. I'm offering a portrait of Jikji (digital copy) for anyone who helps. This will be a hi-res illustration so you can print it out anywhere. Make yourself a wall-hanging if you like. She's absolutely adorable.

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In case you were wondering, Jikji has been living a happy and healthy life, and not only can she walk and run and wake me up in the middle of the night while she's chasing sounds around the apartment, but her favorite place to rest is on top of my wardrobe.

Thank you to everyone who helped her out!
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In case you were wondering, Jikji has been living a happy and healthy life, and not only can she walk and run and wake me up in the middle of the night while she's chasing sounds around the apartment, but her favorite place to rest is on top of my wardrobe.

Thank you to everyone who helped her out!
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Her bandages are fresh and she's settled into my yarn and sock drawer. Good girl!
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So, Jikji's surgery was today. She's home now, and doing well. Still just kind of hobbling around, and a little groggy. That's okay. They said she'd be resting most of today, anyway.

The surgery cost $370 more than I'd planned because I went ahead and had her spayed and got her vaccinations at the same time. I know the campaign is technically over, but she will also need two more after visits - one in three weeks, and another three weeks after that. On Friday, I take her in to have her bandages changed and they'll check to make sure the sutures aren't infected.

Yay! Anyway, thank you for all of your support and help.
I haven't taken any pictures of her tonight 'cause I'm really tired, but here's a photo of her a few weeks. ago. ^_^
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Alicia York
60 months ago

I just met a 3 legged old cat this weekend and he was as happy as can be in a wonderful loving home. You are amazing for helping this kitten. Please update us on how she does after the surgery. She is precious and lucky to have been found by you. Sending lots of love.

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Shannon Scollick
60 months ago

My sweet little cat Snowy had one of her legs amputated when she was a baby, and the surgery saved her life, as the previous owners were going to euthanize. As if that weren't enough, my cat Scooter was born without front limbs. I've seen first hand how well they've done, so this story hits close to home. I wish you both all the best, all the way from Toronto.

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57 months ago
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Beryl Wells Hamilton
59 months ago

Just a bit extra for treats!

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Frenchy Lunning
59 months ago

Wish I could do more!

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59 months ago
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59 months ago
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Alicia York
59 months ago

I got a little more money yesterday and couldn't wait to donate to you guys again. Her story and your love for a stray broken kitty have touched my heart. Sending lots of love. Keep the updates coming!

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59 months ago
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Rae Lundquist
60 months ago

in memory of my beloved Gremlin, who died this morning (7/19/14)

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60 months ago
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Kerry Robson
60 months ago

What a brave kitty! You are the best thing that ever happened for her.

Alicia York
60 months ago

I just met a 3 legged old cat this weekend and he was as happy as can be in a wonderful loving home. You are amazing for helping this kitten. Please update us on how she does after the surgery. She is precious and lucky to have been found by you. Sending lots of love.

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Shannon Scollick
60 months ago

My sweet little cat Snowy had one of her legs amputated when she was a baby, and the surgery saved her life, as the previous owners were going to euthanize. As if that weren't enough, my cat Scooter was born without front limbs. I've seen first hand how well they've done, so this story hits close to home. I wish you both all the best, all the way from Toronto.

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