For People Who Cannot Afford Vet Bills

Seven years ago, we adopted a cat from a shelter, and she was the most anyone could wish for. Two years ago, our cat, Mika, was diagnosed with cancer. During her treatment, one of her back legs was amputated and she went through 18 radiation therapy treatments. We were so grateful to have an extra 6 months with her thanks to OSU Veterinary Clinic. Those treatments cost us more than $17,000 that we were so incredibly lucky to have.       The vet treating her told us a story (not going to use names for privacy reasons). One of his patients brought in his cat and it turned out it had kidney stones. All that had to be done was a simple, cheap surgery, costing around $200-300. And he wanted to put it down because he didn't have the money. As a vet, he had to do it. However, when he was about to put it down, the cat put its paws on his hand and looked him in the eyes and he simply couldn't do it. He did something very unprofessional. He asked the owner if he could have the cat. The owner said yes. That vet paid for the surgery, which went successfully, and the vet and cat still live happily together.      Animals are so important to their families. And a lot of the times those families are forced to put the animal down because of vet bills they cannot afford. We want to raise money and partner with different vet clinics to help those people who aren't as lucky as we were. Since we live in Iowa, the first clinic we are going to work with is the Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center. This clinic accepts the most difficult cases in Eastern Iowa. 

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Yulia Karelina 
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Cedar Rapids, IA
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