I Don't Want To Be A Burden

Pet Patrol is an entirely volunteer-run, non-profit cat rescue organization in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. All our cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and any health concerns are addressed before they are available for adoption. Please visit our website for more information about our charity. www.petpatrol.ca

My name is Garvey and this is my story:

I am so glad I am at the vet clinic because I am very sick.  It happened pretty suddenly and I am sure my foster mom is very worried about me (she likes me a lot) and so are all the volunteers who run Pet Patrol. How did I get to be here?  I was adopted as a kitten seven years and seven months ago, from the city shelter, by a man who lived in an apartment building.  I have a microchip that gave that information and my name: Garvey, but his phone number was disconnected and he had moved. 
The mystery is: how did I get from living with him as a baby to begging for food at the back doors of country homes seven years later, and in a completely different city?  I was bewildered as to where I was and started talking to people. A  kind lady fed me and recognized that I was a friendly and affectionate boy but very uncomfortable being outside.  I tried hard to be let inside the house. I was so scared and she could see that. 
She brought me to Pet Patrol where I quickly made myself at home.  I didn't mind the other cats, and they seemed to be cool with me as well.  I went to live with a nice foster lady and she realized that I wasn't eating much.  She thought I was just nervous and she tried giving me different foods and even tuna, but I just didn't have the appetite.  Maybe the change was just too much for a mature cat like me, but I am now jaundiced and I have anemia too. Not good.  I am hooked up to IV fluids, antibiotics and a feeding tube to give me nutrition.  I will be a $1500 cat by the end of a week because of the intensive care and the vet says I need an ultrasound to see why this is all happening.  *sigh*  I just don't want to be a burden on Pet Patrol.  They have been so good to me. I am weak and I am sad, and I am thinking that people have been so kind to have saved me, maybe with their donations they can save me again.  I have nine lives and I've barely used any of them.

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Jan S. 
Waterloo, ON
The Pet Patrol (Elmira) Inc 
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