About the Campaign
What a sweet kitty!
Cookie has mammary tumors and an infection, pyometra, that are urgent. She lives with her family in an RV in the town of Mojave, California. She’s been with them for over 10 years, first brought home as a little kitten that was being given away at a yard sale.
Cookie “is the best cat I have ever had” says John Bristow, her owner. Cookie can tell when people are depressed and sad, and will come and comfort them. John himself is disabled, and also suffers from anxiety and depression, and Cookie provides a lot of emotional support to him:
John and Cookie
About 3 weeks ago John noticed this bump on Cookie’s belly:
He took her to the vet, and it took two visits, and all his money (a little over $1000) to get a diagnosis and some initial treatments. The doctor first determined that Cookie had mammary tumors, but they have not spread and if removed soon, it should be fine. On the second visit they also noticed she has pyometra, and infection of the uterus. The family never had Cookie spayed, because they didn’t know it was necessary for health reasons. They have always had her inside, and she has never had any kittens.
John lives with his father in an RV on a trailer park in the desert town of Mojave. John is on disability (SSDI), and his father is a retired truck driver (now 72 years old). They spent just about all the money they had on Cookie already, and now the treatments are necessary. Since both the mammary tumors and the pyometra require surgery, they can been done at the same time. The vet is estimating about 1800 for the pyometra, and 2000 for the mammary tumors.
Vet estimate (click to enlarge):