Help save Alexander!

Hello, everyone! Whether you're here to donate, share, or just learn more information about the fundraiser, I appreciate you taking the time to visit this page and learn about Alexander's story. I met Alexander in June 2019 on a small barrier island on the coast of South Carolina. There are many strays in the area, so I wasn't surprised to see Alex creeping around the back porch of our beach house—what did surprise me was the strong bond that we formed. Although he was skittish at first, he learned to trust me as I began to feed him. He seemed happy enough with regular meals, but I realized that what he really wanted was a loving home; he cared less about his food bowl and more about being inside the house and being with people. I remember on one rainy day I opened the back door for him and he stepped inside and rested amongst friends as we played card games on the floor. It seemed so natural for Alex, and he was as happy as can be.

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I was in no place to take him home with me at the time, however, and by the end of our vacation I was heartbroken to leave him there. I promised that if there was any chance he would be there when we returned the next year that I would bring Alex home with me.

We returned to the island in June of this year and, unbelievably, I opened the door of the back porch on the morning after we'd arrived and there he was. It felt as though he had been waiting right there for me to come back. Unfortunately, I quickly realized he was doing worse than before. He was starving, and no matter how much food I gave him he could not seem to eat or finish his meals. I discovered than he could eat soft pâté, and if I mixed it up enough it would be even better for him. But other residents who feed the strays on the island wouldn't know that he needed a special type of food—I realized that he would starve to death without me and decided then and there that he would return to Athens with me. One six-hour drive later and he was home.

Alexander was quickly diagnosed with feline stomatitis, a dental disease that is incredibly painful and awful enough on its own. This, unfortunately, has been overshadowed by a pending diagnosis of Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP). Standard blood-work revealed high globulin levels, which have led us on a hunt for a cause. As of August 5th, 2020, Alex has been officially diagnosed with FIP. We do not have time to spare. FIP is aggressive and acts fast and Alex will die without treatment. His condition is worsening every day. Though officially untreatable, a miracle drug known as GS441 has shown promising results in treating and, in some cases, curing FIP. I am willing to do everything in my power to give Alex the life he deserves, but I cannot do it without help. At $90 per every 6ml vial, and with Alex needing ~2.5ml per day (based on his weight of ~7lb. to 8lb.) for twelve weeks, the total cost of treatment is $3,780 (rounded to $3,800 to allow for any gained weight and, subsequently, upped dosages during the treatment process).

If there is any amount, large or small, that you can offer to help get Alexander the treatment he needs, I would be so grateful. Even if you can't donate, simply sharing this fundraiser would be immensely helpful.  We wouldn't be able to save Alex without your support, and if I can give him even a few weeks where he can live a happier life it would be enough. Please donate and/or share if you can, and thank you so, so much for your support. 

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    • $25 
    • 2 mos
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    • $300 
    • 2 mos
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    • $15 
    • 2 mos
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    • $10 
    • 2 mos
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    • $25 
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Organizer

Carianne Kulwicki 
Organizer
Athens, GA

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