Vet Bills + Ongoing Costs

Due to several trips to the emergency  animal hospital earlier this year for a blocked urinary tract, my cat Garrus (the black one in the posted picture) has racked up a vet bill of just shy of $5000 at the emergency clinic and almost another $1000 for additional tests/medication/check-ups in the aftermath. He's also going to be on prescription food for the rest of his life and needs semi-regular tests done for the next six months to a year to make certain the prescription is doing its job to prevent a blockage from happening again, which are ongoing costs on top of that. I've already gotten several donations on YouCaring to put towards the vet bills themselves, but I'm still several thousand dollars shy of paying them off.  Since that site has now been folded into GoFundMe and has gone offline, I'm creating an ongoing fundraiser here instead.

On top of that one of my other cats, Percy (the grey striped cat in the picture), needs to have a few teeth extracted in the near future which is going to be another $800+. Considering I'm still trying to pay off Garrus's bills, there is no possible way for me to find that money to cover Percy's procedure without help.

I've managed to get a temporary line of credit to cover the emergency vet costs themselves, but those bills need to be paid off by November so that they don't start charging me exorbitant fees on top of what I already owe, and my finances very much aren't at a place where I'll be able to do that on my own. Especially with the additional money that I'm going to be spending for prescriptions, check-ups, and the like,  which will be several hundred dollars every month for the foreseeable future. And the odds of them giving me more credit to also cover Percy's teeth extraction are very slim, considering the state of my finances and how much trouble I'm having getting the money together to make monthly payments on what I already owe.

At this time, I'm about $3500 from covering all of the bills that have already been racked up for Garrus. Add in the $800-1000 estimate that the vet has given me for Percy's upcoming procedure and the ongoing monthly costs of Garrus's prescription food/semi-regular tests, and that's where my current goal of $5000 has come from.

Any help people can give will be greatly appreciated. My cats mean the world to me, and all of us are extremely thankful for any help people can give us.

Thank you!
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    • 26 mos
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Organizer

Lynn Foster 
Organizer
Gaithersburg, MD
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