Cookie Cat

Mammary tumors and infection, Cookie needs surgery right away!
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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.

Financial situation:

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):

 

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10 comments

  • Sherry Havens

    Love from Sherry.

    July 13, 2022 at 12:50 pm Reply

  • Curt Clendenin

    May Cookie heal fast and swiftly!

    July 13, 2022 at 1:15 pm Reply

  • Arlone L Cofield

    Thank you.

    July 13, 2022 at 8:25 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Good luck Cookie!

    July 14, 2022 at 11:22 am Reply

  • Anonymous

    Hope this helps. Been in this situation. Sending prayers

    July 15, 2022 at 8:20 am Reply

  • Amira Ball

    all the best

    July 16, 2022 at 10:59 am Reply

  • Sheila Godin

    Praying for your Cookie, Linda and family

    July 21, 2022 at 1:10 pm Reply

  • Dave Northrup

    These are amazing people.Get Well Soon.

    July 30, 2022 at 4:05 pm Reply

  • Dana Haveson

    Good luck Cookie!

    August 5, 2022 at 5:19 pm Reply

  • Linda Bristow

    In this world with so many bad things.happening,it really is heartwarming,and brings tears to my eyes that there are still many
    Wonderful people out there willing to help. I wish I could hug each and every one of you that
    So lovingly helped our little Cookie. Once again thank you so much. So much of a blessing you all have been.

    August 11, 2022 at 11:30 pm Reply