Athena Needs Emergency Surgery!

Furiends we really need your help!! Sweet Athena is in dire need of assistance as she has an intestinal blockage and will not survive without an expensive and tedious surgery to clear her intestinal tract.  Of course, we are going to do everything we can to purrovide her with the care she needs; it is what we do at Mojo’s Hope!

Let’s start at the beginning...

Let us tell you about Athena because she is definitely a warrior purrincess! 

Little Athena (she is very small) was born in the spring of 2018. We don’t have her early history but at approximately 4 months of age, several rescues came together to save her after being told she had deformed legs from a TV being thrown at her! Yes... A television!  Rescue people united scooped up this little fireball and she went straight to the vet for reconstructive surgery. 

Low and behold after x-rays, and several days of evaluation, it was determined she had no broken/healed bones.  She did, however, have a megacolon and also had cerebral issues possibly caused by trauma or possibly congenital.  There was no way to know for sure.    

Athena has no control over her lower body.  It does work but she doesn’t control it; at times it controls itself in a robot type fashion, other times she just drags it usually with her legs above her head.  She has little to no control of her bladder or bowels and needs to be manually stimulated three to four times a day. She also wears diapers most of the time, at night being the exception where she sleeps soundly after a long day of play with another handicat playmate.  

Athena has grown big (ish) and strong into an active and energetic 16-month-old girl.  At a whopping 7 pounds, she is the queen of hide and seek and catch the dog. Athena loves people, especially men and will hug their necks as she gives nose kisses.  Recently she has gotten enough upper body strength to expand her horizons vertically. She has finally reached the point physically and routinely where she can start looking for a permanent home, but before that could happen somehow, somewhere, she managed to find something she wasn’t supposed to swallow.  Be it a piece of a toy, or some hidden string she now needs surgery to correct the issue.

Please consider donating anything to help Athena! Yesterday's vet visit was $1200 and today we received the estimate from Midnight Sun with low end $1931.88 and high end $3829.38. We are so grateful for all of your support and generosity! 

41794488_1567649087301699_r.jpeg We are a Rescue Group for Animals with Special Needs. We are an all-volunteer foster-based 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Anchorage, AK.

This is the estimate from Midnight Sun where sweet Athena is right now.
41794488_1567649541601849_r.jpegOnce we receive the bill from VCA Alaska Pet Care we will post that here too.

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  • Madeline Scholl 
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
  • Marjorie Carter 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Linda Morrison 
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 5 mos
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Shannon Basner 
Anchorage, AK
Mojo's Hope 
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