Paw Project for Chandler and Joey
Meet Joey and Chandler!! These 2 boys came in to rescue with Heartland Humane Society when the people who got them from a horrible living situation of a run down house and no love or care from the people living with them. The ladies were moving and could not keep them along with their 4 cats, so they turned them over to Heartland. The boys got vaccinated and it was found that Joey is FIV positive. But upon further examination, they both are suffering the ill effects of having had their front feet declawed. Their tendons are retracting and they are unable to walk correctly on their paws causing extreme pain and soreness. The bones are literally pushing through to the paw pads so that the bone is what they are walking on and it is even sharp to the touch. Can you imagine walking like that???? So to give them relief we need to raise the money for both of them to have the surgery to release the tendons so they can flex their paws and walk correctly. Besides having the tendons pulling back on him, Joey also has a bone fragment from the declaw that needs removed, which is also probably causing him pain. I hope that after reading this and seeing what happens after being declawed that if you have ever considered doing this to your kitty, you will reconsider. And for anyone who thinks that their cat is ok and never had issues, I am here to tell you that both of these boys walk, run, jump and use their liter boxes just fine. Just because they don't show you that they are hurting does not mean it is not happening. Cats are amazing at masking their pain. We are working with the AMAZING Dr. Marcy Hammerle at The Pet Doctor in O'Fallon MO to get their paws fixed. If you have even $1 to spare, every dollar counts to make these boys be able to walk pain free. Thank you for taking the time to read their story and considering a donation to help.+ Read More
The boys are doing Fantastic in the new home! The look so content to watch Mom closely! We still have not hit our goal so if you can donate even $1 it would be appreciated!
A great update on Chandler and Joey! Thank you Marcy Hammerle, The Paw Project and all who donated. The boys are doing well and have been taking their meds like perfect boys. They are back to jumping up on the bed and crawling up my leg for love, especially when I have plates of food, lol! They can live their life pain free now!! I am so happy for them and I know they would thank you if they could. We are short of the goal for all their medical bills so if anyone can donate, it would be really appreciated, and we all thank you!!
It was Dr. Marcy Hammerle, not Marcy Happy. :)
It has been 4 days since the surgery and they are doing well! They are eating good and taking their medicine like good boys. We are trying to limit their play and running but they seem to be moving around pretty well. This is a pic of them snuggling each other, they are so sweet and FLOOFY!!!!! Thank you again to Marcy Happy, all the donators and The Paw Project #thepawproject for helping them out. If anyone can still donate we are still short of the goal to cover all their care, please do so. Every dollar counts!