Save Beerus aka Bentleigh

$3,625 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 91 people in 46 months
Beerus, a Sphinx cat, is in dire need of help. His condition is severe, and funds for his care are needed immediately so treatment can begin.

Last week, I was notified that a cat was in need of a home that was equipped to handle a Sphinx cat. The last owner only had him for 2 weeks before he was picked up yesterday by Jamie Fincher, a veterinary technician. The owner prior to her only had him for 3 weeks . Before that, there was a breeder, but she moved to Oklahoma. We are trying to find out who she is, and are following some leads, but it's not likely she will be helpful.

These photos show his current condition. He has bruising all over his body, dry eyes, a possible malignancy, severe lethargy, diabetes, dehydration and other ailments. They are detailed on the attached veternarian paperwork. Also attached are photos of Beerus, veterinary services done, and an estimate of care. 

When Jamie picked up Beerus, she recognized signs he needed immediate care, and took him to the emergency vet clinic. She was not prepared for this kind of expense. She was expecting a stressed from moving cat, not a very ill one. 

Despite the pain Beerus is under, he remains affectionate, calm, and well behaved. Beerus took every needle, poke and prodding with complete patience. Never even threatened to scratch the staff. 

If you can spare even a dollar, it all counts. Every penny will go to Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists towards Beerus' s care.

Save Beerus!
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It has been a busy last couple of days for our little hero, Beerus. Through some intense pet detective work, his original owner was contacted, who reluctantly put Jamie in touch with Beerus' s breeder. We have so much news to share, so please be patient with the length of this update.

As it turns out, his breeder is a very reputable breeder of Sphinx cats and is well known and respected. As soon as she saw his photos, she remembered him. He was originally named Bentleigh, and is 7 years old. He was the son of the breeder's original sire and dam. He was retired and adopted out after a year and a half of being with LilNudists. During the time with them, he was very well taken care of, spoiled, pampered and loved. He is a father, grandfather or great grandfather of many of the Sphinx cats to come out of LilNudists. They are the breeders we all dream about in rescue, those that do it for the love of a breed, and make sure their needs and wants are fulfilled. April, his breeder, loved Bentleigh, and remembers him as such an affectionate, loving little guy. A special little one, for sure. He has over 330 descendants! She sent Jamie so many photos of him in his younger, healthier years. The people that have owned him have not shown him the kindness he so deserves.

He almost died because of neglect and ignorance. This all could have easily been prevented, had they cared enough to research the breed or just take him to a vet. Its too late to change his past, but all of us have come together to change his future. I am so proud to be a part of saving him, and am so grateful to this tribe of like minded, kind hearted people that have stepped up to show him we aren't all bad.

Medical update-Because of the wonderful care at GCVS, Beerus is now well enough to be discharged from ICU! His insulin treatments have been stopped, and his diabetes seems to now be under control. After days of intravenous fluids, he is now well hydrated and his dry eyes are resolving. The bruising is thought to be vasculitis, secondary to pancreatitus and should resolve with further care and time. He has renal disease, but hopefully with the great care he's receiving, he won't have to be on a renal diet in the future. They saved his life, and are making it possible for him to have many more years of healthy, happy living.

But, the vet bill has grown exponentially, and we really need help. Please keep sharing his story, and spread the word! This is such a beautiful, special breed, and the owners are proving to be just as incredible.

Jamie, Beerus, and I are so grateful to each and every one of yall. Now let's hit the $4000 mark and show the world the power of a tribe united. I'm tired of hearing that he should be put down, or that it is "just a cat." He is the reason so many people have beloved Sphinx cats of their own. He has inspired Jamie and I, and so many people with his strength and ability to love, despite the neglect he has suffered at the hands of his past caretakers. He will have a full recovery, and we will show everyone that every single life is precious, and he is worth every penny.

I created a photo bucket link that is public with his kitten and young adult photos, along with photos of the updated invoice. If you click the link, it will bring you immediately to the photos, you don't have to be a member. Please look at them, even if just to see how stunning he is in his full, healthy glory.

Also included is his detailed list of procedures done (3 pages worth), and the current total. As we all know, estimates mean nothing in the veterinary world. He needed extensive, emergency care and was basically on life support. The bill has doubled from what we originally thought it would be. I had no choice but to increase the needed amount.

Don't forget, everyone that has donated will be entered into a raffle for a surprise gift worth at least $200.

I am so touched by the outpouring of love for this little naked dude, and will forever be grateful.

Here is the link, please just copy and paste. With gofundme, only one photo is allowed per update, and yall would be missing out on so many adorable photos of sweet Beerus/Bentleigh.

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Today is a great day. Thanks to the spectacular veterinary care at GCVS, Beerus is showing signs of improvement. However, his condition is still severe and continued care is required. He has a long road ahead of him, but he has new friends to help him heal. Beerus has been neglected for a long time, and we can't do it without y'alls support.

Thank you to all have donated so far!! We reached the $500 mark in under 24 hours! That is incredible! If it wasn't for the donations received so far, Beerus wouldn't have been able to get the necessary treatments. Please keep sharing, and please keep donating!!

Jamie did a photo shoot with Beerus today. His strength, character, devotion and resolve to survive is evident. Unfortunately, I can only add one photo per update, but I will continue to add photos to the original campaign description, and to my Facebook page.

Thank you, friends! Save Beerus!
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Thank you to the vet team at GCVS Houston for providing such incredible, top notch round the clock care to Beerus. He has a great team. The severity of his diabetes is showing signs of improvement. His blood glucose is down, which is a great first step towards getting him healthy. He also woke up hungry and active in his kennel. This is a great sign that with continued care, he can keep getting better!

Today, Beerus is going into ultrasound. We have to figure out what is going on internally before his care proceeds to the next step. I am raising the goal to $2000. The ultrasound will add to the bill significantly, but it is necessary.
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If the desired goal is met, every donor will be entered into a raffle that I will be organizing. If any businesses or artists would like to donate an item, gift card, or service to the raffle, please contact me at jessicalkyle@gmail.com. The more incentive for people to donate or share, the faster we can get treatment for Beerus. Thank yall so much!!
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$3,625 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 91 people in 46 months
Created September 7, 2015
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$20
Coco Miko
29 months ago

Every time I see animals have been abused can not stop crying ,I can feel their pain deep in my heart.

PD
$20
Peter deLeeuw
45 months ago
$10
Jennifer Mendez
46 months ago

Bless this handsome and loving boy. He is so precious and hopefully getting better. The breeder needs to sue the person that re-homed him without approval from the breeder. There should be a clause in every sphynx contract where you aren't allowed to rehome the cat until you give the breeder first chance to take the cat back. They need to pay for all of his treatment due to breaking the binding the contract they should have had. If they didn't then the breeder and all breeders need to start making everyone sign one. Our breeder did and I have no problem with it because he will be with us until he goes to heaven. If something ever happened to me then only family members will get him and whoever takes care of him will be able to live in his home. lol.

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$15
Nikki Hoier
46 months ago
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$25
Sally Thomas
46 months ago
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$30
Linda Warden
46 months ago
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$100
Autumn Weddington
46 months ago
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Sweet angel, so sorry you had to go through this!

$30
Alyson Ragona
46 months ago
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I really hope the little man lives a healthy and happy life at his new forever home. I'm so happy he was rescued

$50
April Boggs
46 months ago
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Donation from Patrick Hough and Mary Lou Hardin! Thank you!!!

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$20
Susan Bowman
46 months ago
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I have 2 lil nudists sphynx and seeing bentleigh makes me cry. what is wrong with people?? I'm sure my babies are somehow related to this special little man- so happy to hear that he is now in good and loving hand and wishing him a full and speedy recovery and a life filled with only love and kindness from now on. He found an angel to save him!

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