Oh baby! Little Pixie needs you now

Pixie doesn’t act like a kitten who was sealed in a box and left to die. If you pick her up, the little tabby will purr instantly, hard enough to make her whiskers vibrate. She’ll cling to your arm, your hair, your shirt – whatever she can hold onto. She loves and trusts everyone she meets. But two weeks ago, someone she trusted put Pixie and her brother into a crate, taped it shut and dumped them among heaps of rubble at a construction site in Jersey City.

It was a worker at the site who found the dusty brown box, baking in the sun. He pried it open and pulled out the panting kittens. Their fine baby hair was plastered to their bodies, soiled and streaked with filth. Pixie, the smaller of the pair, couldn’t open her eyes. The man knew she needed help right away so he called Neighborhood Cats. When we arrived at the construction site, he lifted them gently. Cupped in his big, calloused hands the blind kitten and her brother looked like cast-off toys, played with then discarded by some careless child.

At the emergency clinic the veterinarian told us a viral infection had attacked Pixie’s eyes. There was good news and bad news. With proper treatment, the left eye will see again. But it’s too late to save the right eye. Pixie will have to undergo surgery to remove the fragments of tissue that remain, and to close the socket where her bright blue eye used to be.

We’ve spent the past weeks helping Pixie and her brother get better. They’ve been treated for respiratory infections, dehydration and malnutrition. We medicate her good eye many times each day with drops and soothing ointment. Now, our little girl is back in the hospital, finally strong enough, the doctors say, to have the surgery she needs to get well.

The challenges this kitten has faced in her short life – the too-early loss of her mother, cruel abandonment, unthinkable pain and darkness that will never fully go away – would be enough to daunt anyone. But they haven’t stopped Pixie! She’s three pounds of pure, purring sunshine. Tonight, as she goes to sleep, to dream her kitten dreams in her hospital bed, she’ll be purring still.

You can make Pixie’s dreams come true! Neighborhood Cats’ funds are stretched thin, and we urgently need your help to meet the costs of her surgery and other medical expenses. Any gift, large or small, will ensure she can have the very best care until she’s ready to start a happy new life in a forever home. Please help.


Pixie is just one of many special cats being helped by Neighborhood Cats. Any funds received in excess of Pixie’s medical expenses will go towards saving other cats in need.
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Organizer

Susan Richmond 
Organizer
New York, NY
Neighborhood Cats, Inc. 
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