Help save Stumps the feral kitten!
I've been feeding three feral kittens for the last few months. I was able to get them past their respiratory infections a couple months ago, but then recently they began disappearing. One at a time. It's been torture to watch.
Now there's only one left! Little Stumps. Shes a beautiful and sweet yet timid girl. She was also born without a tail. As of two days ago, she began having motor skill issues. Her kidneys are failing and may have been poisoned!
I've decided that I'm tired of letting these innocent babies die. So I'm sitting a vets office watching the bill get bigger and bigger. We're flushing her system while she in in intesive care.
I can't afford the care that she needs, but have decided that if she pulls through, I'll be officially adopting her. So I'm reaching out for kind-hearted people to help me save this baby's life.
She may be wobbly for the rest of her life and will need care. I'm willing to do that, but first we need to make sure she's healthy and has all her shots. She just needs a fighting chance to make it. She just needs you.
The other day she began coaxing Sasha to come closer with soft meows and purring. Sasha moved in gently and I thought, "oh man! This is it! They're gonna make out!!"
Then suddenly... POP! She slapped the sh*t out of poor Sasha. It's was intense. And I was reminded something I had forgotten over the years of dogs and chickens.
Cats are dicks.
She loves her cat tree immensely though, and tends to spend a lot of time on that. Or the guest bed staring out the window and watching all the birds take baths in the waterfall. She's got quite the luxurious life going now and may explain why she prefers inside to the yard. Even though I'm almost always outside. But she can watch me work in cool shade and scented breezes. So, who's the real fool here?
I'm cancelling the upcoming blood test/follow up appointment with the vet because we are officially out of funds. It's going to have to be a sink or swim situation from here on out. I'll try to get The Feral Cat Coalition to handle the spaying and try to find some service for reduced vaccinations. I'll take any advice in that regard if you have any.
I'm putting all my bets on this being a result of poisoning. If it's a disease, then there's nothing more I can do. I'll be monitoring her progress and if there's any back-sliding then I'll burn that bridge when we cross it.
I can't thank you all enough for all of your support and well-wishing!! If this was a poisoning, then you've officially saved her life with all your generosity. She's looking great and is full of spunk and mischief. As all kittens should be.
Then I crush some pepcid and add it to the mix. When it's mealtime, I add a little fish oil for the omega3s. So... Party time over here!
Tonight's SubQ was seamless. I swaddled Stumps and nuzzled her face the entire time. She purred nonstop all the way through. A prefect little water balloon. I make a good wet nurse.
Although now she looks like a water balloon from the SubQ. Which was way more chill tonight. She didn't struggle at all and I hummed a little lullaby to her while we did it. She actually purred, the big dummy. And the amount of affection she's showing me is unlike anything I've seen from a cat before. And I've had several in my life.
Follow up appointment is on Tuesday to check her numbers again and go over the ultrasound results with Dr. Romero.
So glad she's doing well!!
Here's a place to start. I would think most places by now have some sort of low cost spay/neuter/vaccinate service available. http://spaycalifornia.org/
You've made a friend for life ♥
Hey James, we talked recently about the coral tree. If you email me, I will give you the info for a vet that might help pro bono. It's not a guaranty but she's a pretty amazing lady...