I adopted Felix from the Humane Society 6 months ago. He was surrendered by his owners when they moved, and adopted out a few months later. He escaped, and was found as a stray. The shelter called his owners, but they never came to look for him. They were having a hard time adopting him out, because of how aggressive he is with other cats. Despite the warning, I took him home!
I tried my best to keep him indoors, but after 4 busted windows, I accepted that Felix is a Tomcat at heart. He's well-known around our neighborhood, and although he's a roamer, he always comes when he's called. He waits for me to get home from work, coming out when he hears my car, then throwing himself down in front of me, demanding pets and scratches <3
On October 9th, he didn't come home, and went missing for three days. I was devastated, and after losing two fur babies earlier this year, I couldn't stand losing more of my fur family. My awesome roommates printed out flyers, and helped canvass the neighborhood, but no response. On Sunday morning, Felix came back, but had a broken leg.
I don't know how long or far he walked, or how he managed to climb up our stairs with such a damaged leg. The most important thing, is that he's alive. He is currently at the Veterinary Emergency Referral Center of Hawaii, in surgery.
The surgery is going to cost $5,000. As some of you might know, many vet clinics will not operate on your pet if you do not have the money in full, at the time of payment. It truly is a pity that money is a determining factor when deciding whether to euthanize a pet, if you cannot pay the bill. I was faced with that decision earlier this year, when there was no treatment or cure that was going to save my cat, Misa. But this time, there is something that I can do. Anything and every little bit counts for Felix's surgery, so please, whatever you would like to donate, is much appreciated.
Even if there is nothing you can give, keep Felix in your thoughts for a speedy recovery. The funds will be used to help pay for the remainder of the balance, due at the time of his pickup:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH
Felix and I are beyond grateful and appreciative of your support and care. If you're in the area, you're more than welcome to come see him when he's out of surgery, give him some cat treats, and give him some pets and scratches <3
Much Aloha and Mahalo!
- Burke Burnett
- Esther Acosta
- Ricardo Valencia