When Gabriel was born he was hairless with a bent leg and tail and weighed only 75g. He was lucky to survive after his siblings died and his mum rejected him. He's remained tiny for his age but has proven his will to live by hitting all his developmental milestones and inspiring many with his courage and strength!
Heartbreaking as he grew he began to struggle to breathe. Not only are his leg and tail bent but his ribcage/sternum curves in and up towards his spine instead of sloping down and towards his stomach. This is putting pressure on his lungs making it hard to breathe.
(below: Normal kitten chest xray v's Gabriel chest xray)
The diagnoses is that without surgical correction before he's 14 weeks old when his skeleton sets, he may not survive as his body grows and his lungs continue to be squashed. When severe this condition is usually apparent from days old which in Gab's case it wasn't, he's made it to 11 weeks despite the odds so we know he can get through this! Please help give this little trooper the chance at life he's been clinging to since the day he was born
Beau was being kept in a tiny, filthy pen in a surburban backyard while two females of his breed lived inside, impeccably groomed and treated as loved pets. When we heard of his plight he had a tumour in his ear, both ears nfected, dislocating knee, rotten teeth which have now been removed leaving him with little control over his tongue, a heart murmur, crusts of dirt between his squashed nose and forehead, matting all through his coat, and was extremely underweight.
He was being kept for no other reason than to impregnate females which were shown to buyers as the 'well treated mothers' of the puppies being sold. Beau spent his life in filth, disease and pain with very little human interaction and is now unsure about the world having never been valued as anything but a sperm donor. His little soul is broken and confused and his body wrecked.
He's now receiving love and top quality care but needs surgery to relieve his pain and give him a future. His vet bill for blood tests to assess his heart murmur, removal of tumour and teeth, patella surgery, desexing, micochip and vaccination comes to over $2000 and only $300 of this will be covered by his adoption fee. Can you help relieve Beau's pain and get him into the loving home he's been without all his life?
Gabriel and Beau have beaten the odds of their tough lives but heartbreakingly find themselves at crossroads where one way leads to suffering and death and the other to healthy, happy lives. Please help us give them the chance at life they deserve. Thankyou
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