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Goal Reached! Thank you for Helping Matches!

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This is 18 month old Matches. He's a current foster in the Grassroots Animal Rescue foster program. Matches has been with us for a little over a year.

He's having some major urinary problems and needs your help!

A little background: Some cats can be prone to problems with their lower urinary tract. This can be especially dangerous for male cats because of their narrow urethra. Crystals can build up that can obstruct the flow of urine, and this obstruction can be deadly if the symptoms are not spotted quickly.

Matches was having problems peeing on Thursday, January 31, so his foster mom braved the subzero temperatures and whisked him to one of our magnificent vet partners.

Matches was discovered to have a blockage that was the size of a grain of rice which is pretty blocked as far as male cat urethras go! The blockage was cleared and they sent him home, only for him to experience another blockage on Saturday, February 2.

Since then, he has been at our vet for hospitalizations and observation, and his veterinarian determined that it would improve his quality of life significantly if he had surgery to have his urethra widened.

Dear reader, this is where you come in.

As you can imagine Matches is racking up quite a large medical bill.

Grassroots Animal Rescue is a tiny all-volunteer rescue trying to raise a goal of at least $2,500 to cover the cost of poor Matches' medical care. Every nickel you donate goes towards his care, and any leftover goes into the fund for the medical care of the other cats and kittens we rescue.

More information about Grassroots Animal Rescue: We are a small but mighty group who rescue cats in need in the Chicagoland area. We are 100% foster-based, and we focus on quality rather than quantity. Every cat that we bring in is provided with the best of care, whether medical or nutritional.

To read more about our rescue please visit us at and, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for your support.


  • Judy Anglada
    • $50 
    • 5 yrs

Fundraising team: Team Matches (4)

Katherine Yanney
Raised $1,254 from 35 donations
Chicago, IL
Grassroots Animal Rescue
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Jillian Gindy
Team member
Raised $70 from 4 donations
Lauren Ernst
Team member
Raised $50 from 1 donation
Arlene Ross
Team member
This team raised $1,176 from 37 other donations.

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