Save Spicy from FIP

Calling on fellow cat lovers to help us save Spicy from FIP. 


Meet our little Spicy cat.  After a tough start in life as a stray born on the streets, he was diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonis (FIP) 5 days ago after a week of out-of-character & intense lethargy. He's only 6 months old. 

A little bit about how Spicy came into our lives... 

We moved to Doha, Qatar 8 months ago from the UK and as a cat lover, I was immediately drawn into the world of colony feeding to help the extreme stray cat community here. Of course, we love all the cats I feed, but there was one little boy in particular who stole our hearts.

A scared and very hungry 2 month old kitten started coming to the nightly feedings. With no mother in sight, we paid special attention to him to make sure he got the food he needed to survive. With no human interaction to that point, he was quite afraid of us at first and would meow and growl out of fear any time we came near with food. That's how he got the name Spicy. 

Over time though, he got used to us and turned into the most friendly and affectionate little guy. He would come running over to us each night expecting food and cuddles, which we gladly gave. 

After 3 months of nightly feedings, we took him in as a foster while he was under treatment for a respiratory condition (which we now know was the cause of his FIP), and over the week he was with us we realised he was meant to be ours. 

We adopted him and enjoyed just one week with our playful baby until he started getting very lethargic - sleeping all day and eventually lost interest in food. 

FIP diagnosis 

5 days ago, Spicy was diagnosed with dry neuro + ocular FIP - a viral disease that is considered a death sentence. He has a particularly severe case, and the virus started affecting his neurological functions -  he is now not able to keep his head lifted and can barely walk. 

Despite euthanasia seeming like our only option, we researched and learned of a type of treatment called GS-441. A seemingly miracle treatment that many were saying had cured their cats from this previously incurable disease, even with severe cases like ours. 

To our knowledge, the best of these treatment drugs is Mutain. The only problem is that it will cost us up to 6,000 GBP for the full treatment.

What we need 

After his rough start, we want Spicy to live a long and happy life full of treats, cuddles and love.

We're hoping to raise a portion of the funds needed for treatment here.

Anything you can spare to get us to our goal would be so greatly appreciated.


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Organizer

Jade Dunworth-Miller 
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London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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