Rufus the Snuggly Curmudgeon's vet bills

In May, when we were two months into quarantining, Heidi, Rich, and I thought it would be nice to adopt a cat for Carmel and Wayne. We thought it would be nice to have a feline friend around while we were all stuck at home. With the help of Furrr, the feline rescue in Gonic, we found Rufus. This 8(ish) year old man is lovely and grumpy all at the same time. He sleeps a lot, mostly on Wayne's chair, and grumbles at you when you try to move him.  He has big fangs and the saddest/sweetest eyes. Carmel says he sleeps every night in their bed between their legs. 

When adopting an older cat, we anticipated some medical bills bit didn't expect Rufus to have a chronic respiratory condition. He has already gone to the vet 4-5 times since May and has received antibiotics in the form of injections and oral medicine. The vet says this is likely going to be a reoccurring condition for the 'ol boy, and will need these meds every few months. The minimum cost each visit is close to $100, and sometimes even more than that.

For my birthday this year, I would like to raise some funds to help offset the cost associated with Rufus' ongoing vet bills. We wanted to provide a furry companion to Carmel  & Wayne's home and while our intentions were good, the reality is that by adopting Rufus, we've created an unintended financial burden.

If you like cats, or you like me, or you think Carmel is the sweetest cat lady you've ever met (she is!), and you're in a position to do so, I will greatly appreciate any donation you feel compelled to make.<3



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  • Heidi Brunelle  
    • $80 
    • 5 d
  • Matthew Talbot 
    • $25 
    • 25 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $60 
    • 26 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 27 d
  • Alisha Storie 
    • $20 
    • 27 d
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Holly Purpora 
Somersworth, NH
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