Indra's Legacy

FIP, Feline Infectious Peritonitis. A disease that is difficult to diagnose in cats and fatal in more than 90% of cats who develop it. Most cats in their lifetime are exposed to the Corona virus which can lead to FIP. However, only a small number, perhaps 10% of exposed cats develop FIP.  This disease is heartbreaking for those who encounter it. Costs of testing, comfort treatments, and special diet are often exhaustive and prohibitive. A new drug is on the horizon that may cure FIP, but estimated costs for it are high. 
I recently experienced this horrid illness first hand, sadly Indra was not in a position to wait for an approved cure. We set her free yesterday, a decision that we hoped we wouldn't have to make. In honor of our brave, sweet girl, I have set up Indra's Legacy to raise money and awareness for research on this disease by donating to veterinary schools and research departments. Namely Cornell and UC Davis.
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Indra was adopted in June. She'd been in the shelter for months, people passing her by. I saw her in that kennel, tiny, sleek black fur. Her green eyes wide with hope that finally, finally, she might have a home! I fell in love, something about her called to me and after much discussion with the shelter, I adopted her.  She had no socialization, but was a healthy, happy kitten. I slowy began introducing her to her brothers and sister.
I took her to the vet because I had concerns that her spay had not taken. They discovered she had a high fever, blood in her urine, weight loss, and lung xrays that looked like a blizzard. Indra was very sick kitten. My heart broke, I cried and my friend held me as we waited for more news. Myself, family, and friends, paid for the full panel of bloodwork, xrays, ultrasounds, and local labs. The tests appeared to show that FIP was the culprit. Indra fought for 5 months before the disease began manifesting neurological symptoms. She was set free from suffering on 3 November 2018.

Donations

  • Ethelannette Malon 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Mark Ellis 
    • $25 
    • 34 mos
  • Ethelannette Malon 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Ethelannette Malon 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Chris Morgan 
    • $1,800 
    • 34 mos
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Organizer

April Sharon 
Organizer
Sierra Vista, AZ
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