About the Campaign
Her mouth hurts very bad
“Little Girl” is a little kitty that lives with Richard and his elderly father in Palmdale, California. Richard cares for community cats, and six years ago Little Girl suddenly showed up in the group. She was already spayed, and she was very friendly, so Richard thought maybe she was someone’s cat, but no owner was ever found… maybe they moved and left her behind? Maybe someone dumped her with the other cats, who are a known group? Who knows….
The pack of kitties did not really accept Little Girl, so Richard took her in and has had her for the last six years. A couple years ago she developed some tooth pain, and was drooling. She went to the vet, had dental surgery, and got better.
However, about three weeks ago she started showing signs of dental pain again, and drooling, which became excessive. Richard has come across hard times financially now, and was barely able to get the money together for an exam, but he did and the doctor diagnosed Little Girl with Stomatitis.
What causes this is not well understood, but it is a problem many cats develop, and the best treatment is removal of all the teeth, which has a very high success rate in treating this condition. In short, Little Girl’s gums are inflamed and very painful. This makes it hard, or even impossible to eat, and causes a lot of drooling. Also, animals in pain have an instinct to hide, so combined with the pain of eating, some cats with Stomatitis can hide away and stop eating, and even die from malnutrition.
Richard has received a grant from Los Angeles County to help for treatment, $500. So Little Girl is on the way to getting cared for, but she still needs about $800 more to get her bill covered. All donations are held by us, and paid only to the veterinarian when treatment is provided, so if you can help Little Girl, please donate in confidence: you donation will go right to her!
Vet estimate (click to enlarge):