Purple Gums

Pet Patrol is a 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

Hi, my name is Bogart,
I am a true rescue cat, right from off the street. I was noticed when a
lady heard some rustling at her back door, and when she looked out, she
saw me trying to find a crumb of food in the recycle box. Of course,
there’s no food, and I was very disappointed and was trying my best to
survive. The woman felt a tug at her heart and brought me into the house
right away. She wasn’t able to keep me unfortunately and she reached out
to cat rescues, and found Pet Patrol. When I arrived at the sanctuary,
the first thing they noticed was that my gums and tongue were purple. I
was feeling fine, ate, drank and chilling with the other cats and soon I
was at the vet to be neutered and assessed. The diagnosis explained that
my body was making too many red blood cells. Nothing could be done, and
most cats tend to do fine. Why this happens vets didn’t know, but they
suggested a referral to the Ontario Veterinarian College. It’s a
teaching hospital, and they have state of the art diagnostics and
specialists. This is a good idea but anything involving $specialists has
a big dollar sign attached. I know that Pet Patrol was not expecting
this cost but would really like to know for sure what I have and how to
treat it so I can have a forever home. Would you be able to donate
towards this very important appointment ?

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