About the Campaign
Oh That Eye!
Probably an injury that has become infected!
UPDATES BELOW UNDER “VET INFO”
Over Easter weekend Andre Neyses received a call from a mobile home park near San Bernardino in California, a group of four new-born kittens had been abandoned under a home in the park.
It turned out that a well-meaning person had moved the mother and kittens and the mother had then been scared off, and hadn’t been seen again. When first found the kittens hadn’t open their eyes yet, though they did over Easter weekend. Based on the time-line of them opening their eyes, they are probably only 2 weeks old.
Andrea contact a woman named Joyce who lives in the park and cares for stray cats. Joyce is experienced with bottle-feeding and caring for super young kittens, and took all four in. The other three so far are fine, but when this one opened his eyes on Easter Sunday, this injury was revealed. Andrea just went to see him in person Monday, April 22nd, and immediately knew he needs a vet!
What the kitties need donations for:
We want to get all four kitties to the vet for a general exam and shots. They need a vet check since they are really too young to have their momma disappear, and were left mother-less for at least 3 days before Joyce was able to get them and start bottle-feeding!!
Then we will get a diagnosis for the injured kitty and a treatment plan for the eye. Our best guess is that the eye is infected, swollen and painful. It may burst. Probably it will have to be removed. But that is fine, one-eyed kitties can do very well! Imagine him at halloween with an eye-patch!!!!!
Neither Joyce nor Andrea have money available to even get a basic vet visit paid for, remember this is a mobile-home park, but they are caring for the kitties, committed to get them adopted, and knowledgeable about how to care for them! The only missing thing here is money, and we LOVE those cases, because that can be fixed! Please help fix this poor little kitty and help his brothers and sisters too! SHARE this story and donate if you can! THANKS!
Vet Info and UPDATE
He has been named “Sparky”. He went to the vet April 23rd, two different vets. Conclusion is that the eye is “dead”, the result of some injury. He is too young to do surgery unless it is life/death, so we got some medications to reduce swelling and infection and he will be monitored closely. He will have surgery in about a month or two. Andrea got two opinions on this today at two different clinics, so we are confident this is the right course of action for Sparky!
The vet believes the medication should reduce any severe pain, and mitigate risk of infection spreading. We will of course make sure he is monitored closely. We would do surgery right now, except that the vet does not recommend it. Anesthesia effects the liver and kidneys, and in a new-born kitten the risk is greater than the benefit at this time. Please understand the delay in surgery is ONLY at the recommendation of the vet.
Andrea spent $25.00 on one visit:
We used $62.26 of your donations for his other visit and medication:
This is the estimate for surgery, which is a good price in our experience:
And Sparky and his three litter-mates all still needs shots, and spay/neuter. Here is a video of him waiting at the vet: