Kipper's Surgery

Kipper is one of my family's adoring little fur-kids. He is part Maine-coon, and about four-and-a-half years old. We had originally taken him in as a foster kitten when he was only a few months old. We inevitably fell in love with him and adopted! Kipper has recently suffered an unfortunate accident which has damaged both of his hind legs. One of them is stitched up and will heal over time, but the other is badly broken. Our original advice was: "Even with a reconstructive surgery that could cost up to $4,000, it is unlikely that this leg would be functional, which means it would only get in the way of his mobility. So we have been advised by the professionals that our best option is to amputate this leg, which is still an expensive surgery."


UPDATE 12/12/12: We have been in contact with another surgeon who says he can save Kipper's leg - Kipper would have 90-95% functionality of this leg post-surgery. This surgery would be only a little more expensive than an amputation, so we are increasing our goal to $1500 to compensate for the extra costs!


As most people with pets will understand, Kipper is a part of our family, and we would much rather go through with this surgery than the alternative. I know that the economy is unfavorable, and the Holidays are at hand, but if you can spare any money to help us pay for Kipper's surgery, we will all be grateful to you. My family is not in a good enough financial situation to handle this on our own, so we find ourselves in need of help. If you cannot donate monetarily, please share our cause around, so we can get Kipper back on his feet! We all thank you for your love and support so far; we are overwhelmed by your generosity!

Please note, if there is a surplus of funds donated, the remainder will be given to a charity, so that your money can still help other kitties (and puppies!) who are in need!

  • Pat Covey 
    • $50 
    • 103 mos
  • Sarah&Mykal Kissee 
    • $10 
    • 103 mos
  • Iain Babeu 
    • $20 
    • 103 mos
  • Erik Larkin 
    • $50 
    • 103 mos
  • Tim Boggs 
    • $10 
    • 103 mos
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Organizer

Jessica Jackson 
Organizer
Stoneham, MA
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