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Paralysed Kitten Lola needs help with Vet fees

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Hi and thank you for visiting my kitten Lola's page.  I’d like to share her story with you.

Lola was in an accident on Easter Saturday. Her tail was broken and she suffered spinal trauma and nerve damage causing paralysis of her back legs.

She was registered with a charity vet, the PDSA, who charge concessionary fees. From the start, they pressurised me to have her euthanized. I refused as the emergency vet had found some sensation in her right back leg and, although slim, there is a chance that she may regain use of her back legs. Nerve regeneration takes time, patience, care and love, all of which I have in abundance.

They continued to treat Lola for almost a month but at every visit pressurised me to have her euthanized. I showed them many videos of Lola, to prove that she had quality of life but they weren’t interested. I asked them to stop the pressure to euthanize her because I’m autistic and it was making me ill,, but they ignored me and continued being hostile and unsupportive.

However, their treatment of Lola was so appalling and negligent that it caused her life-threatening injuries.

At her first visit there, they tied a bandage too tightly around the length of her tail. I told them that it looked far too tight, but the nurses just laughed, said it was fine and to leave it on until the vet decided otherwise.

Almost 3 weeks later, the bandage fell off because her tail had shrunk so much. The base of the bandage had left behind a very deep, nasty weal, encircling her tail. The head vet said nothing about this horrible wound when she saw it.

A few days later whilst washing the weal, I was horrified to see 2 inches of bare tailbone. Their appalling negligence had caused Lola’s tail to necrotise, her skin and flesh had rotted away. The head vet tried to make me believe that this was my fault. She had to perform immediate life-saving surgery to remove Lola’s tail, otherwise she’d have got sepsis and died.

By this time, the PDSA had charged me over £700 for their dreadful ‘care’ of her.

They then called out the RSPCA to my home to have her forcibly taken from me and euthanized. I was threatened with the police and told that I’d already committed a criminal offence by allowing an animal to suffer. I refused to hand Lola to them and found a lovely new vet who wants to give her a chance to heal.

The new vet was horrified to find such bad infection and massive swelling just one day after Lola had been seen by the PDSA head vet. Lola was also running a high temperature and all because the head vet had not given her any penicillin following surgery, even though I’d asked and been told it was unnecessary. It took her 2 weeks to recover from this unnecessary suffering, again caused by the PDSA’s gross negligence.

The RSPCA are still monitoring her progress via my vet, as, like the PDSA, they don’t believe that paraplegic cats have any quality of life and must be euthanized.

I’m a disabled pensioner on a low income, which is why I was registered with the PDSA and don’t have Lola insured. After paying the PDSA, I’m finding it hard to meet the cost of vet bills and specific treatments to help regenerate her damaged nerves.

If you could help in some way, however small, perhaps just to share Lola’s story, we would be so very grateful. Thank you so much gofundme.com/help-paralysed-kitten-Lola-or-RSPCA-will-destroy 
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Hi Everyone and thank you so much for your interest in Lola

She had her first physio session yesterday and next week will start medication to help release the tension in her back leg muscles which is causing her legs to be rigid. Hopefully this will work well and ease her movement.

Meanwhile, as you can see, Lola's her usual mischievous self!

Thank you for watching. Lola sends huge purrs and lots of love XX
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