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Recovery Rockstars

Recovery Rockstars are cats that require vetting beyond the scope of a typical intake. 

They require anaesthetic for diagnosis or treatment purposes, such as dental cleaning or tooth removal surgery,

amputation, eye removal surgery, blockage removal, etc.

If you would like to donate to their care and recovery, please contact us, or

send an eTransfer to furever_friends@icloud.com and list the cat's name in the message.

Please note: we cannot issue tax receipts.

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ZEN

VET BILL: $327.71

PROCEDURE: Surgery

FUNDS RAISED: 

Zen came to Furever Friends Cat Rescue from the pound after being found near the park. He had several medical issues that required a vet visit right away. Zen was the victim of a botched home neuter. His scrotum was hard as a rock and he was very lucky that he didn't die from infection. The band that is used for livestock piglets was not placed properly and actually split his testicle into two. How painful that must have been! These types of rings should never be used on cats. This bad job required a much more extensive surgery than a normal neuter. He has almost nothing left by his back end and our vet was very skeptical that his penis would operate correctly for urination. Thankfully, our Winkler vets are amazing and Zen has full control of all his litter box functions!

 

Unfortunately, a botched neuter was not his only issue. He also had a cracked jaw and broken tooth. The cracked jaw will heal on its own. The tooth, a lower canine, was pulled while he was out for the neuter surgery. Poor Zen awoke at the vet after anesthesia with pain to both the back end and the front, but he is a super trooper and has not stopped purring since his rescue. He absolutely adores the volunteers and has been such a good boy through all the medications and healing time. 

 

Zen will never be perfect physically. His missing fang makes his tongue hang out of his mouth and the jaw prevents his mouth from closing exactly as it should. Plus, he doesn’t look normal from the back end at all, but Zen is the perfect cat emotionally. Always happy to see us, so loving and affectionate! After that bungled home neuter we can’t believe how calm and Zen-like he is. 


If you would like to make a donation towards his surgery cost, please contact us.

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ZADIE

VET BILL: $942.52

PROCEDURE: Hospitalization

FUNDS RAISED: $450.00

REMAINING: $492.52

Zadie went into emergency care when her foster mom noticed she wasn't eating. This was very unusual for her. As a rescue cat starving on the streets in Altona, Zadie always had a voracious appetite. At first nothing seemed really wrong. We started Zadie on IV at the vet and took a few x-rays to make sure there wasn’t a blockage. She started eating the next day but she still wasn't feeling well. We did some investigative blood tests. It was not good news.

 

Blood tests indicated abnormal liver function. The next day Zadie turned yellow with jaundice. She completely stopped eating. She was still on IV fluids and medication but declining rapidly. An ultrasound showed enlargement in her liver and fluid in her abdomen. Zadie was now anemic. She was diagnosed with acute liver failure. She continued to decline with treatment and in the end we had to make the decision to let Zadie go. 

 

This was a heartbreaking decision for our rescue. Zadie was a cat that was full of life and love. Holding her paw while she crossed the Rainbow Bridge broke our spirits. Even though Zadie is no longer with us, we still have her vet bill to pay and would appreciate your help in raising the funds to pay it.


If you would like to make a donation towards Zadie's vet bill, please contact us.

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LUIGI

VET BILL: $706.38

PROCEDURE: Dental

FUNDS RAISED: $706.38

THANK YOU FOR HELPING

LUIGI PAY HIS VET BILL!!

Luigi is a young Tuxedo male. He was first spotted living under a deck with his brother, Mario, in the RM of Rhineland. We suspect that they were both dumped there early this spring. Luigi was very scared of his new surroundings and it took time before he could trust…but canned cat food was a great reason to start trusting people again. One day, when he was peacefully having a meal, his rescuer snuck up behind him and scooped him up! He was accepted into our rescue and placed in a foster home. 

He definitely doesn't mind his foster home, the great food and company. In fact, he is quite the love bug! He always has time for a snuggle and loves to sleep in the big bed with his favourite people. 

After his initial vet check, it was discovered that he had a mouth full of gingivitis and bad teeth and that he needed the dreaded “dental”. Poor care and nutrition as a kitten, along with an Upper Respiratory Infection, resulted in some weakened adult teeth that caused painful lesions in his mouth. Even though Luigi’s mouth must have hurt every time he had a bite to eat, he was still a happy go lucky kitty! Amazing! Last month, Luigi had 10 of his adult teeth removed… all before he even turns 1-year old!

Thankfully, the dental extractions have made Luigi completely pain free! He can even munch down on crunchy kibble with his remaining teeth without any hesitation. We are grateful he has had a good outcome, and so is he. Unfortunately, dental surgery is not cheap and Luigi needs help paying for his vet bill. 

If you would like to make a donation towards his dental surgery cost, please contact us.

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MARIO

VET BILL: $706.66

PROCEDURE: Dental

FUNDS RAISED: $706.66

THANK YOU FOR HELPING MARIO PAY HIS VET BILL!!

Mario is a young Tuxedo male. He was living under a deck with his brother Luigi, in the RM of Rhineland. We suspect both brothers were dumped at this rural property early this spring. Mario was a bold explorer of his new surroundings and he was the first one spotted, but it took time to rebuild trust after being abandoned. Canned cat food was the way to his heart. Mario took bold steps to eat inside the door after a trapping plan was devised. No trap was needed, his rescuer just closed the behind him as he was eating. Mario was accepted into our rescue and placed in a foster home to eat his meals in the comfort of a cat room. 

Mario loves to play wand toys and loves to snuggle with his foster family. Boldly exploring the house and dashing back to his “safe room” when the vacuum cleaner comes out. Mario likes to be in the household activities with his foster family but will find any excuse to have an afternoon nap in the sun; especially if that nap involves some cuddles from his foster people!

After Mario’s initial vet check, it was discovered that he had a mouth full of gingivitis and bad teeth. Just like his brother, Luigi, he needed to have 10 teeth extracted. 

Thankfully, the dental extractions have made him completely pain free! And like Luigi, Mario needs help paying for his vet bill. 

 

If you would like to make a donation towards his dental surgery cost, please contact us.

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MILTON

VET BILL: $427.22

PROCEDURE: Catheterized

FUNDS RAISED: $427.22

THANK YOU FOR HELPING MILTON PAY HIS VET BILL!!

Mr. Milton needs your help to pay his vet bill.

 

He had to be taken to the Morden Vet Emergency where he was hospitalized for 5 days. His bladder had a spasm and his urine was being retained. This was a side effect of the anti-anxiety medication he started to help him relax in his new foster home.

 

He was on IV fluids, anti-inflammatories and had to be catheterized to release his urine every day until his bladder started to function on its own.

 

Thankfully, he had no urinary crystals or infection and could return back to his foster home to finish his recovery. Now that he is no longer on any relaxation medication, he is back to his regular self: demanding attention by pawing at phones and trying to chew the laptop.

 

Milton doesn't realize that he has left us a vet bill to pay and that chewing up stuff is not a real job and that it will definitely not help pay his bill - but only add to his cost!

If you would like to make a donation towards his hospitalization cost, please contact us.

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