Bijou Cat

Senior citizen's senior kitty has painful, infected teeth and needs dental surgery.
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About the Campaign

Gum infection and

bad teeth!

Bijou is a senior kitty, owned by Edward who is himself 68 years-old. He adopted Bijou about 7-8 years ago (doesn’t remember exactly) from the animal shelter, when she was about 6 years-old.

About a month ago Edward noticed that Bijou would paw at her mouth, and cry at the same time. She also started eating less, and sometimes would not eat at all! Obviously that is a concern, so Edward took her to a vet.

Now Edward doesn’t have much money, he is retired and lives on a fixed income mostly from Social Security. So the vet at first set him up with a series of antibiotics, but after a full cycle 2 weeks later Bijou was not better, even maybe a bit worse.

At this point the vet wanted to do x-rays and blood-tests, that would be expensive. Edward was already in about $200.00 and was stressing about where he could get the money when a friend pointed him to our organization. He contacted us, and we got him to Westside Pet Clinic, which is doing the blood work at no cost, and the doctor doesn’t need x-rays. This saves a lot of money, and we feel the price is very good, but it is still more than Edward can afford.

The photos here (and the video) were taken at Westside Pet Clinic. Edward does not have a mobile phone or a camera, so he could not get photos of Bijou himself. In fact, he showed us this “picture” of his dog Milou, who passed away last month. It is a black and white print out from Edward’s old computer. He got Milou at the same time he got Bijou, but Milou was older.

Milou

If you can help fund Bijou’s surgery it would really improve this little kitty’s life, getting her out of consistent pain and back on a healthy amount of eating. She’ll also get a full blood panel, which would be a great idea at her age. All donations are for Bijou specifically, and will only be paid to the vet when surgery is performed.

Vet estimate (click to enlarge):

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14 comments

  • Carol Gibbons

    I wish I could afford to give more to beautiful Bijou.. my heart breaks for her and her owner. I hope you’re out of pain soon, much love to you ❤

    April 16, 2021 at 12:43 am Reply

  • Lindsey Koops

    I hope Bijou can get the surgery she needs and continue to be an amazing companion! She’s beautiful and I wish her a speedy recovery <3

    April 16, 2021 at 4:35 pm Reply

  • Anna Bellesheim

    Donated. Hope Bijou gets the care she needs. Such a sweet cat

    April 16, 2021 at 7:22 pm Reply

  • Carolyn Bixby

    I want to help animals in need.

    April 17, 2021 at 8:02 am Reply

  • Judith Provencher

    Don’t let this kitty b in pain please. I wish I could pay for the whole thing. Thank you for helping her.

    April 17, 2021 at 11:50 am Reply

  • Zachary Crumrine

    Bijou is so cute and sweet! Happy healing from me and my bb.

    April 17, 2021 at 7:16 pm Reply

  • Lizette Velez

    Would help more if I wasn’t on a tight budget. Good luck sweet kitty!

    April 18, 2021 at 11:01 am Reply

  • Eleanor Howard

    Where do I enter my card number?

    And I hereby retract my previous comment that it’s easy to donate here.

    April 19, 2021 at 10:49 am Reply

  • Eleanor Howard

    Thank you for making it easy to donate!

    April 19, 2021 at 10:50 am Reply

  • Eleanor Howard

    I am happy to be able to contribute to such a fine group and help this beautiful cat!

    April 20, 2021 at 10:03 am Reply

  • Dana Haveson

    Feel better, Bijou!

    April 21, 2021 at 12:37 pm Reply

  • Stephanie Rosario

    Feel better, beautiful kitty!! 🙂

    April 21, 2021 at 1:11 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Joined your walk through air bnb on Saturday and would love to continue supporting both dogs and cats that come into your care

    April 21, 2021 at 9:03 pm Reply

  • Stephanie Olsen

    she is a beautiful kitty. feel better soon sweetie.

    April 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm Reply