About the Campaign
Three months ago, a stray cat appeared at the doorstep of Sheryl, a local pharmacy technician and devoted cat lover. Now named Legolas, the kitty had no microchip, making it impossible to trace his origin or find his previous owners. Despite Sheryl’s best efforts, Legolas refused to eat kibble, preferring softer foods such as cheese, milk, and soft cat food.
Concerned for his well-being, Sheryl took Legolas to the veterinarian, where he was diagnosed with inflammation. The vet recommended a teeth cleaning as the first step in the treatment, as it would be impossible to determine the full extent of his dental damage without a thorough examination. Following the cleaning, it may be necessary for Legolas to undergo tooth extractions to alleviate any pain or discomfort he may be experiencing.
Legolas is neutered, indicating that he was previously owned. However, his history remains a mystery, and Sheryl believes he may be in pain due to his dental issues. At times, Legolas makes noises that suggest he is experiencing discomfort. Furthermore, the cat is malnourished, and Sheryl hopes that addressing his dental issues will lead to an improvement in his overall health.
The initial consultation with the veterinarian cost around $200, and the estimate for the complete dental treatment is $900. Unfortunately, Sheryl and her husband, who is currently unemployed, cannot afford the full cost of Legolas’ treatment. In addition to Legolas, the couple cares for six other cats, further stretching their limited resources.
In an effort to help Legolas receive the care he needs, Sheryl is seeking community support through a fundraising appeal. The funds raised will go directly towards covering the cost of Legolas’ dental treatment and any additional care he may require.
Vet estimate (click to enlarge):