Barney

The stray kitty with the broken leg.
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  • $525.00 Donated
  • $2,000.00 Goal
  • 7 Donors
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About the Campaign

Poor guy broke his leg in such a way that it requires special surgery, with a plate, to heal.

Barney is in a group of cats cared for by volunteer Melissa Brotton, she tells his story here:

“Barney started coming regularly to my “feeding station” about 2 months ago although I had seen him around before that — like maybe 3-4 months ago. I had been loosely caring for him as an outdoor community cat, as I have not been able to locate an owner. I scanned him with my Avid reader and no Avid chip. He had been scheduled to be neutered with my primary vet at Town & Country Veterinary Clinic for the 25th. I was planning to capture him a night or two before that date and to keep him inside until I could get him to his surgery, but he did not show up for about four nights, and I was getting very worried as it was not like him, so I kept praying and looking for him.

“Four nights ago I saw him at the feeding station again and he was limping. I picked him up and brought him inside and placed him in an empty kennel I have set up for him (as I try to bring him inside on nights that I see him to keep him out of harm’s way at least for the night-time). I could see that something was definitely wrong. Fortunately, because I had him scheduled for neutering, I was able to get him in to get an x-ray in place of being neutered.

“My veterinarian sent the x-rays to Small Animal Hospital, but after they saw the x-rays, they referred me to a specialist. Eventually, I was able to be referred to Back Bay Veterinary Hospital, where they have specialists who can put a plate around the break.”

Donations here are just for Barney and will be directly to his vet.

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4 comments

  • Mary Wilson

    We need to take care of all creatures, that is necessary to make us more human!

    And, thanks to Melissa Brotten for her care of so many creatures.

    June 30, 2020 at 4:27 pm Reply

  • Anna Hopson

    This is from our prayer group, the Light Bearers of Hope.

    June 30, 2020 at 4:31 pm Reply

  • Anna Hopson

    Light Bearer of Hope.

    June 30, 2020 at 4:39 pm Reply

  • Kimberly Christoff

    Thank you, Melissa, for being so loving towards God’s fur-babies!

    June 30, 2020 at 7:11 pm Reply