Life Saving Surgery for Sapphire
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:
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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I hope Sapphire's surgery goes well! She deserves a great life!
So happy for Sapphire!! ♥ ♥ ♥