Life Saving Surgery for Sapphire

$3,040 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 111 people in 46 months

Sapphire came to Joa's Arc thru another rescuer, Lorrie Hutchinson after she was contacted about a small 6 week old kitten found abandoned outside covered in maggots.  Her health has been a roller coaster requiring numerous vet visits. It was thought the maggots had caused swelling to her rectal area causing severe constipation but in reality, she was born with Atresia Ani, a rare congenital defect. She is unable to pass stool thru her rectum. There is a very small hole the size of a pore directly  below her rectum  that expels her stool only when her colon becomes completely full which is every 4 to 5 days. You can only imagine how uncomfortable it must be for her. On her bad days, she is lethargic and listless.  
NorthStar surgeon Dr. M. Joy Weinstein will perform an anoplasty, a life saving surgery on August 25th on Sapphire.  This will connect her colon to her rectum and create an anal opening.  This is an extensive surgery but her only hope at life.  Of course there is always possible complications but we feel strongly that we must give Sapphire a chance. 
As of today, her total vet bills are over $900. Her surgery is estimated at $1600 to $1843.  This does not include vaccines and spay surgery and follow up care. (All invoices and receipts will be posted in the update section, we believe in total transparency regarding the costs.)  We are a 501c3 registered charity, all donations are tax deductible.  EIN#80-0534753
Monetary donations can be mailed to:
Joa's Arc
PO Box 243
Audubon, NJ. 08106
As you can see in the video, Sapphire is having a good day like any other 2 lb, ten week old kitten. We want to make every day a great day for her. Please help us save her life!  Please donate and share. Thank you for your kindness. 

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Tomorrow is the day that will change Sapphire's life. Again we want to thank you for saving Sapphire . Please send healing thoughts and prayers for her. We are very anxious because we were told it will be a painful recovery. She will be hospitalized for at least two days maybe longer, whatever it takes to make her well. We will post an update as soon as we have any information late tomorrow afternoon. Again thank you all
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YOU DID IT! We thank you for all your kindness and generosity! Sapphire has touched many hearts including all of yours and we know she is on the right path to a healthy life. When you look into her eyes, they reach thru you and touch your heart, she truly deserves all we can do for her. We are not closing this page although we DO NOT NEED ANY MORE DONATIONS. We are truly humbled by your kindness. We want to keep it open to give all you wonderful people updates on her progress. Her surgery is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon so as soon as we hear anything, we will post an update. Again thank you all! XOXO
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Sapphire received a wonderful gift today from Fur Angel Blessing Blanketeers. They made her a beautiful blanket that they prayed over to surround her with blessings and prayers. She will take this to North Star when she has surgery since she will be there for a few days. What a meaningful gift that we know will help her through this rough time. Thank you FABB, bless you for all you do
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Sapphire is having a bad day again. Slowing down and just not feeling well. Six days to surgery and better days. Thank you all for saving her.
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Brigitte Maas
46 months ago
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Dear wonderful Saphir, our thoughts are with you, hopimg that your recovery will be fast and that pain medicine helps. Sending prayers and healing power from Berlin. ❤️

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Laurie Kanner
46 months ago

I hope Sapphire's surgery goes well! She deserves a great life!

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Nancy Kouyoumjian Maxwell
46 months ago

So happy for Sapphire!! ♥ ♥ ♥

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$3,040 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 111 people in 46 months
Created August 10, 2015
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Anonymous
46 months ago
LM
$25
Lori Milano
46 months ago

Good Luck Sapphire ♥

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Anonymous
46 months ago
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CN
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cathy nix
46 months ago

Good luck beautiful

ST
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Sue Tanida
46 months ago

Prayers and love for Sapphire.

KT
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Kitty Turner
46 months ago

Good luck and be well, healthy and happy soon beautiful girl

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Claudia Frewin
46 months ago

Good luck little girl xx

PW
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Pamela Weinman
46 months ago

Get well soon sweet fur baby Sapphire!

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MommyB Johnson
46 months ago

MommyB says "Get better quickly Sapphire, JMan a Kitty Krusader is having a catnip partay for you!

JE
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Janis Edwards
46 months ago
Brigitte Maas
46 months ago
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Dear wonderful Saphir, our thoughts are with you, hopimg that your recovery will be fast and that pain medicine helps. Sending prayers and healing power from Berlin. ❤️

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Laurie Kanner
46 months ago

I hope Sapphire's surgery goes well! She deserves a great life!

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Nancy Kouyoumjian Maxwell
46 months ago

So happy for Sapphire!! ♥ ♥ ♥

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