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Help Dobby fight FIP

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Hello, you may or may not already know me- I’m Shane, and I’m trying to raise some funds to help with my little buddy Dobby’s rising medical costs.
Dobby is a 7 year old sphynx, and my first cat. I love him like a child, and since I don’t plan to have human kids, he’s as close as I’m likely to get.

Dobs is insured, and I’m very glad he is, because his vet bills in the last year have been substantial. Several seemingly unrelated minor-moderate issues have coalesced alarmingly, and he’s taken a sudden bad turn. He used to be energetic, playful and social- lately he’s lethargic, isolated and weak. His muscles are wasting, and appetite is low.

The diagnosis is wet FIP which until recently was a hopeless killer of cats. (A couple weeks from diagbosis, most cats would die) Through coronavirus research and some human drugs- a cure has been found, but since fda approval is lagging the vet cannot prescribe it.
which means insurance will not cover it. I’ve already secured his first 2-3 weeks worth of meds, and administered 7 injections myself, at home, because it’s his only chance. If he makes it through the whole 84 days of injections it could be as much as $5000.
I know there’s big things happening in the world, and this might seem trivial to some. But it’s not to me.

If you can’t afford to help, that’s totally ok. Sharing his story is just as valuable.

huge thanks to the staff at Pieper Memorial, The Cat Hospital and the Fip Warriors for all their care and help.

thank you, as well- for your words of support and anything you might be able to do to help us.

-Shane and Dobby


  • Shawn Krist
    • $40 
    • 1 yr
  • Gabrielle Almeida
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Erica Schaedler
    • $25 
    • 1 yr
  • denise hayes
    • $50 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 1 yr


Shane Baker
Hamden, CT

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