He was found while we (Second Chance Animal Rescue ) were on the way to the dump to help trap some kittens that were reported to be in need of shelter and medical care there. As you can see, his eye is in seriously bad shape, and of course we had to immediately take him to the Emergency Vet to see what we could do to help.
Frankie will need surgery on his eye, which is severely infected. He is currently on a regimen of medications to help fight off the infection enough to allow him to undergo surgery. The good news is that we are committed and able to help Frankie.
The bad news is that there are 8 more kittens found in the same location with the same infections and with various forms of eye damage. Two of them are as bad as Frankie, others are close.
We've just gone through a very hard and active kitten season here at Second Chance Animal Rescue (FB), and even while other rescues were turning litters away, we were doing everything we could to continue to accept the ones who were in the most need. We spent a lot of our budget on medical care, and lost several kittens this year, which was heartbreaking.
Right now, we've reached the point that many rescues reached much earlier this summer, which is facing that we may not have the money to keep these kittens and see them through recovery. The last thing we want to do is drop Frankie's friends off at a local shelter where they very well may be euthanized because of a lack of available space, resources, or money. We also know that shelters are not the best place to recover from infections that may be contagious and the risk is high that these kittens would be immediately euthanized even if we found a shelter with space and money available.
Our hope is that our supporters (that's you!) will help us over this hurdle so that we can help as many of this litter as possible. Frankie and his friends are having a rough start to life, but we'd love to be able to see them through this to their forever home with one of you! We have no idea how much the medical bills will be, we can only go off previous treatments for Alastor Moody, (who you also helped us save) which was a little over $1600 total. If we can raise $5000 over the next few days, that will at least give us the boost we need to start treatment on all kittens and buy us some time to raise more money for whatever the final total is.
We need your help in continuing to help animals like Frankie and his friends, and hope you'll consider a donation to their medical costs. All proceeds from this GoFundMe will go directly into the rescue's nonprofit account to pay for the cost of medication, surgery, and aftercare, and if we raise anything over the final cost of these bills, it will stay in the rescue's account marked for medical expenses so we can continue to help others like them.
As we are a 501(c)3 charity, your donation is tax deductible. We can also provide you with a receipt for tax purposes if requested.