Dodger needs surgery

$2,670 of $4,900 goal

Raised by 44 people in 27 months
Charlotte Van Vlack Belsito
for Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc
 BEACON, NY
Dodger is a 10 month old kitten who came to us with his mother and 3 siblings.  While the rest of his family has been adopted, Dodger is still here due to health issues.  Dodger has mega esophagus, a condition that causes difficulty eating and breathing.  He has been through testing, had a surgery to remove a polyp, and has now been diagnosed with a birth defect called a vascular ring abnormality, which they believe is the cause of his health issues and mega esophagus.  In order to fix this so that he can breath and eat normally he needs surgery.  The estimate that we were given for the surgery is $5500.  Dodger is such a sweet and loving kitten that we want to do all we can to help him live a long, happy and healthy life.   Any donation that you could give to help Dodger would be greatly appreciated.
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Dodger needs surgery has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks to all who donated.
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Thank you so much to all who donated. Dodger is back at ARF. Upon further testing it was found he did not have the heart defect originally thought. Instead he underwent exploratory endoscopy that involved multiple specialists and multiple biopsies were taken of his nasal cavity, esophagus, stomach and intestine. All of the biopsies came back showing inflammation. We don't have an answer yet as to why he has this inflammation. He came back home last night with medication and needs a recheck in 3 weeks. His total bill was $4900 so we have adjusted our goal to reflect that.
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$2,670 of $4,900 goal

Raised by 44 people in 27 months
Created April 30, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc
Certified Charity
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Beacon, NY
EIN: 141730869
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CJ
$5
Colleen Joyce
26 months ago
MV
$20
Marion Venier
26 months ago
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Get well soon Dodger, from your friend Olive(fka Betsy).

CK
$100
Christine King
26 months ago
MA
$50
Mary Archer( & Sawyer) Archer(
26 months ago
1
1
MF
$20
meredith foy
26 months ago
AB
$25
Amy Bright
26 months ago

I feel for animals,especially Kitties. ☺

JM
$25
Jack Myers
26 months ago

Cecelia and I are having a great time with Rosie, the poodle we adopted from ARF 3/5/16. Hoping for the best of luck for Dodger.

DC
$100
Donna/Lillian Casey/Elliott
26 months ago

Wishes for a speedy recovery for both animals

HM
$30
Heather McCormick
26 months ago

Thoughts and prayers for Dodger

JF
$50
Jill Ferson
26 months ago
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