We took in Evangeline after she was found abandoned with a can of food at 4 months old. Initially, the clinic thought I’d foster her for 3 weeks so she could gain weight and then find her forever home. When I arrived, the Foster Coordinator held her and immediately knew something was wrong; she could feel the kitten’s heart heavily thumping through her chest.
The vet determined Evangeline has a Grade 5 heart murmur and needs to be seen by a cardiologist for testing to determine the cause of the murmur. At the clinic, she had X-rays on her heart, showing her heart is enlarged. Without treatment, Evangeline does not have a good chance of surviving, but with testing, she may have a condition that can be corrected with surgery. This would potentially lengthen her life from an expected 6 months to a full 'Snowshoe Mix' 14-20 year lifespan.
I WANT TO KEEP HER SO BAD!! I fell in love with this precious kitten (of course) and was heartbroken when I heard how expensive it would be for me to keep her. I wasn’t prepared to foster a kitten with these expensive costs. She is the purrfect little addition to my family and is best friends with our other cat, a 1-year-old foster fail who HAS THUMBS!!
If I’m able to raise the funds, we can be her forever home. I would take her to UF in Gainesville, Florida to see a specialist. The funds raised will pay for a $197 exam, $350 Echocardiogram, and $4000 surgery. If I’m unable to raise funds, I will give her adopter all gifts I receive to help pay these costs.
It’s very unlikely that she has a condition that will improve without surgery. Evangeline is a super-loving, mini purring machine that melts the hearts of everyone who meets her. She deserves a chance to live a long life. Please help save her!!