Peaches' Veterinary Fund

$1,890 of $300 goal

Raised by 64 people in 26 months
Peaches* is a beloved cat on Duke campus who is friend to many students. In the interest of keeping her healthy so she can live a long life (and also for the safety of students who interact with her), we would like to take her to the veterinarian to get rabies vaccinated, a physical exam, among other things (there have been concerns that she may also have stomach worms). This fund is to cover her veterinary bills and any potential medications we may have to give her. No contribution is too small, and any extra money will go towards her insurance for the future. Thank you so much! 

*Peaches also goes by Lily, Snickers, and other names. This fund may also be used for her friends, MamaBean, or any other cats in need on campus.
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Hi Friends of Peaches,
We are making the push this semester to get official protection for Peaches from Duke administration. If you could please show your support by signing this petition I'd really appreciate it! I will probably be meeting with administration next week.

https://www.change.org/p/dean-deb-duke-administration-protect-duke-s-campus-cats-they-are-part-of-our-family

Thanks!!

Anna
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Hi Everyone,
Apologies for not posting an update in a while. Peaches is doing great thanks to all of you and she is happy and healthy as ever and enjoying pets from students! I would encourage you to follow our Facebook group "Caretakers of Peaches (the calico cat)" if you want to see all the random and silly pictures students post of her when they get stress relief.

I wanted to let you know of a situation that arose last night, in which a student found a very sick kitten outside one of the campus buildings (pictures attached). It was too late to go to the vet, but he didn't seem to be in life-threatening danger other than some diarrhea (and she was eating fine and walking around) so we decided to wait out the night and take her to the vet in the morning (he is actually at the vet as I type this, pic attached; confirmed, it is a boy!). We have about $700 left of the fund after all of Peaches' and Mamabeans' vaccines and I can't say how grateful I am for everyone's generosity and for making care of these cats possible. As cute as the kitten is, this means we'll be on the lookout for possibly two unfixed cats on campus and looking into getting them spay/neutered. We're also working with local animal rescues to trap them as fall break for the students comes up.

Thanks for your continued support and I'll keep you all updated! Off to take a midterm now...

Love,

Anna & the other student caretakers
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Peaches and Mamabean had another trip to the vet today to get their booster shots and did a great job. They should be fine until next January so we are looking for ways to work with Independent Animal Rescue, a group in Durham which takes care of some of the other stray cats on Duke campus. The money will continue to go to caring for, vaccinating, and and spay/neutering other campus cats! Thank you to everyone for your support!
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Thanks to you all, Peaches and MamaBean had a successful visit to the vet and have been given a clean certificate of health! Both are now rabies vaccinated, dewormed, and have a few other preventative vaccines. We also got them microchipped in case anything happens to them. Shoutout to Peaches for being totally unfazed and capturing the heart of everyone she meets per usual.
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Liz O'Rourke
17 months ago
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So glad you guys are helping the kitties. Our daughter, Erin, is a grad student at Duke and introduced us to the campus cats :) Keep up the good work!

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Angela Guy
26 months ago
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Great to hear Peaches & Mamabean are well! ❤️ Now hopefully the rest will be used to help other campus cats and maybe save a bit for future vet visits, food, shelter for them too? Thanks for thinking of the cats! Y'all are awesome!

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Tricia Gatte Andrews
26 months ago
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Have the caretakers looked into the SNAP mobile unit? They spay/neuter pet cats as well as free roaming community cats (like these beloved Duke cats). Their website is www.snap-nc.org and the cats would have to go in humane traps. The cost also covers rabies and distemper vaccines. They have low cost testing, other vaccines and medications too.

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Coleen Hoskins Payne
26 months ago
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These kittys have lived on West Campus for the past 5 years. I use to feed them everyday until I left (and this would infuriate Deb LoBiondo who hated these cats). This is Marianne, her sister now lives at my house (named Marge) and another sister Mabel lives near Wannamaker. The last sister was Milly who was killed by a Papa Johns Pizza driver. She is buried by the round-about. I still go on campus to visit and feed them. Best cats ever!

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Nedra Woods Demski
26 months ago
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Have you thought about getting her to a loving no kill shelter! The cold is so hard on them!

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$50
Claudia Ross
14 months ago

Hope this helps Peaches and Mamabean!

JG
$25
Joanne Gurick
17 months ago
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I hope Peaches continues to thrive. You're doing a wonderful thing.

$50
Helen Sakamoto
17 months ago

Please use my $50 donation towards the vet/medical expenses for Peaches, Mamabeans, and the other kitties on the Duke campus. Thank you all for being so kind and taking care of all the stray and homeless kitties in need! You guys should get some kind of compassion award! :) I just wish more people could be more kinder towards animals in need like all of you. You guys are so awesome! ♥

KP
$50
Kathleen Pryer
17 months ago
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Thank you for caring for new little sick kitty! You guys are wonderful! Keep us posted...

$50
Helen Sakamoto
25 months ago

Please use my small donation to take care of Peaches and the other fur babies on the Duke campus. :)

DP
$20
Debbie Plott
26 months ago

This is the BEST story on Facebook!

$5
Sarah Evans-Timms
26 months ago

What a lovely thing to do. Hope Peaches has a long and happy life on campus

Liz O'Rourke
17 months ago
1
1

So glad you guys are helping the kitties. Our daughter, Erin, is a grad student at Duke and introduced us to the campus cats :) Keep up the good work!

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Angela Guy
26 months ago
1
1

Great to hear Peaches & Mamabean are well! ❤️ Now hopefully the rest will be used to help other campus cats and maybe save a bit for future vet visits, food, shelter for them too? Thanks for thinking of the cats! Y'all are awesome!

+ Read More
Tricia Gatte Andrews
26 months ago
1
1

Have the caretakers looked into the SNAP mobile unit? They spay/neuter pet cats as well as free roaming community cats (like these beloved Duke cats). Their website is www.snap-nc.org and the cats would have to go in humane traps. The cost also covers rabies and distemper vaccines. They have low cost testing, other vaccines and medications too.

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Coleen Hoskins Payne
26 months ago
1
1

These kittys have lived on West Campus for the past 5 years. I use to feed them everyday until I left (and this would infuriate Deb LoBiondo who hated these cats). This is Marianne, her sister now lives at my house (named Marge) and another sister Mabel lives near Wannamaker. The last sister was Milly who was killed by a Papa Johns Pizza driver. She is buried by the round-about. I still go on campus to visit and feed them. Best cats ever!

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Nedra Woods Demski
26 months ago
1
1

Have you thought about getting her to a loving no kill shelter! The cold is so hard on them!

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