Help Save from the Phoenix Heat!

PLEASE HELP! We rescued a dog and cat off the hot Phoenix Streets. Both were severely dehydrated amongst several other issues. They have needed treatment, medicine, ultrasound, and surgery to help get them back on their feet. Any amount helps.


We have several indoor and outdoor cats we care for already. All are rescues or feral friends we had fixed - we call them the Crookedjaw Cranks as most are old and have lived a hard life...and a little grumpy.

(Sergei on the couch.)

The two rescues are a cat we call Sergei and a dog we call Zuul.

Sergei most recently had an ultrasound. He wasn't putting on weight but he had a voracious appetite. The ultrasound was needed to determine if he had GI cancer or a more benign issue. The results are showing that he more than likely has severe IBS. I should mention, Sergei is an old male cat that wouldn't allow us to touch him before, but now he yells for pets. He's turned into the house lovebug demanding pets and cuddles frequently and he has no interest in going back outside. He even likes little new rescue doggie Zuul.

Below Sergei is getting his ultrasound. He wasn't too pleased. He's now on anti-inflammatory meds and B12 shots given once a week to help with the IBS and nutrient uptake. When he puts on enough weight, he'll have his teeth cleaned. Poor old guy has severely inflamed gums.

Zuul, the cute doggie, was nearly hit by vehicles as she was wandering close to heavy traffic in a busy part of Phoenix. We pulled over and my daughter jumped out and grabbed her. Zuul was initially scared of humans and certain objects. She needed 3 baths to get clean and her overall health was poor. The vet believes she's 9 months old. Now she's mostly comfortable with being around people and likes cats. She may get adopted out once I find a good home, but for now she's cared in our home and only goes outside for potty breaks...that's if she didn't already go inside on the carpet rather than the diaper pads. :)

Below is my daughter holding Zuul shortly after she grabbed her. We gave her a frisbee with water hoping she would drink on the drive home. She's now spayed and has her shots and meds for rashes. Soon I'll bring her back for followup shots.

In the past few months, we have spent $2785.54 on vet bills primarily for our two newcomer rescues. With Sergei's teeth cleaning coming up, it will jump $550-$800 depending on how many teeth extractions he will require.

We also have incurred debt from other cats we rescued this year that I have not included in this fundraiser. Believe it or not, it's over 10k. Unfortunately, some were in such bad shape, they had to be put to sleep. We also lost a rescue black cat buddy named Lestat we had for about seven years. He was put to sleep at our home on Mother's Day in his favorite and surrounded by family and flowers.

The financial burdens continue but we are unable to not help these fur friends as they are in need of help.

Please donate today. We are grateful for any amount you can contribute!

And thank you thank you thank you so very much in advance! And lots of hugs for your loving support!

That's Zuul with a kitten we rescued from a deep storm drain at 2:00am. Both Zuul and the kitten were rescued the same day! The kitten "Stormy Piper" now has a good home with a good friend. :)



Nicole Rodriguez
Phoenix, AZ

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