Save Oscar's Life, by Heavenly Paws

$2,500 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 58 people in 1 month
Michele Stearns
on behalf of Heavenly Paws
 NEW BALTIMORE, MI

Darling little Oscar is just 8 weeks old.  He was seeking warmth from the bitter cold and made the mistake of climbing into someone's car engine.  After somehow managing to get free from the car's fan belt, he crawled to the porch of one of our Volunteers, crying in pain.  

Oscar was taken to the Emergency Vet and it was determined that all four of his legs are severely broken - one leg cannot be saved and must be amputated.  Unfortunately, Oscar also has a severe upper respitory infection (his eyes are crusted shut) and until he can actually breathe on his own, he cannot undergo the anesthesia for his legs to be operated on.  So, Oscar is on pain medications in order to bide him some time and to keep him as comfortable as possible. 

Heavenly Paws is in desperate need of funds - and prayers - to save this little kitten's life.  Please, give what you can and share Oscar's story.  Thank you.

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Update 3
Posted by Michele Stearns
1 month ago
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Oscar went to see the Vet on February 15th. He had a temperature and was in need of another pain shot. He was also placed on a new antibiotic. He is doing much better now. He has such an appetite!

Oscar is such a brave little kitten. We are all looking forward to his full recovery so he can begin to enjoy the life that all kittens are so deserving of. On 02/23, we are hoping that all of his stitches, and his metal leg brace will be removed. We'll work on taking a video of Oscar's first steps. What a blessing that day will be!

Thanks to all for your love and support
Oscar's Recovery
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Update 2
Posted by Michele Stearns
1 month ago
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Late yesterday, Oscar had had his third (and hopefully his final) surgery. His front leg amputation was successful and his recovery is going well. Oscar is eating on his own and his vitals are stable.

With three surgeries behind him, we now wait to see if he will put weight on his three remaining legs and show signs of mobility. For the time being, Oscar will remain in intensive care while he continues to fight for his life.

Heavenly Paws would like to send a very special thank you to all who have donated toward Oscar's medical care. He is blessed to have so many wonderful people who genuinely love him, care about his well being and support his recovery. We have officially received 4/5 of the funds necessary to cover this little one's veterinary costs. Thank you!
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Update 1
Posted by Michele Stearns
1 month ago
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Oscar had surgery to repair one of his back leg fractures on Monday, February 6th.

He has a ways to go ... but the vet techs say that he continues to lay his head in their hands to 'cuddle.' Its a good sign.
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Michele Stearns
1 month ago
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Hello Victoria - Thank you for your feedback and concern for Oscar's well being. Heavenly Paws had similar questions about administering this level of medical care for a kitten in Oscar's condition. We consulted with two brilliant surgeons and an after care specialist. Our primary concerns were pain control and quality of life. We have been assured that his pain is well controlled, and he will have good quality of life. We have saved a few felines with only 3 limbs. They have gone on to have beautiful lives with families who adore them. Oscar is improving every day. This little angel has a tremendous will to live. Again, we thank you for expressing your thoughts.

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Victoria Filippelli-Corbett
1 month ago

Where is the compassion that all of us Vet Techs share? Why put this sweet little soul through all of this agony? SMH.

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Denise Rayner
1 month ago

02/16/17: Oscar went to see the Vet yesterday. He had a temperature and was in need of another pain shot. He was also placed on a new antibiotic. He is doing much better today. He has such an appetite! Oscar is such a brave little kitten. We are all looking forward to his full recovery so he can begin to enjoy the life that all kittens are so deserving of. On 02/23, we are hoping that all of his stitches, and his metal leg brace will be removed. We'll work on taking a video of Oscar's first steps. What a blessing that day will be! Thanks to all for your love and support

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$2,500 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 58 people in 1 month
Created February 5, 2017
Michele Stearns  
on behalf of Heavenly Paws
$38
Anonymous
1 month ago
LA
$50
Lauren Allen
1 month ago

Thank you to everyone at Heavenly Paws!

$50
Patrick Kingsley
1 month ago

Best wishes to little Oscar on a speedy recovery, and a long and happy life!

$10
Anonymous
1 month ago
CD
$10
Cindy Derksen
1 month ago

My heart is just broken for this sweet little kitty.

MF
$100
michael frank
1 month ago

Keep us posted on Oscar

NW
$40
Nellie Weill
1 month ago

For the love of all kitties - and especially now in Oscar's time of need. Prayers for Oscar's recovery.

$25
Malorie Kaye
1 month ago
$50
Anonymous
1 month ago
$10
Anonymous
1 month ago
Michele Stearns
1 month ago
1
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Hello Victoria - Thank you for your feedback and concern for Oscar's well being. Heavenly Paws had similar questions about administering this level of medical care for a kitten in Oscar's condition. We consulted with two brilliant surgeons and an after care specialist. Our primary concerns were pain control and quality of life. We have been assured that his pain is well controlled, and he will have good quality of life. We have saved a few felines with only 3 limbs. They have gone on to have beautiful lives with families who adore them. Oscar is improving every day. This little angel has a tremendous will to live. Again, we thank you for expressing your thoughts.

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Victoria Filippelli-Corbett
1 month ago

Where is the compassion that all of us Vet Techs share? Why put this sweet little soul through all of this agony? SMH.

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Denise Rayner
1 month ago

02/16/17: Oscar went to see the Vet yesterday. He had a temperature and was in need of another pain shot. He was also placed on a new antibiotic. He is doing much better today. He has such an appetite! Oscar is such a brave little kitten. We are all looking forward to his full recovery so he can begin to enjoy the life that all kittens are so deserving of. On 02/23, we are hoping that all of his stitches, and his metal leg brace will be removed. We'll work on taking a video of Oscar's first steps. What a blessing that day will be! Thanks to all for your love and support

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