SIGNAL BOOST THIS! Help Chess!
From goddamnatheists -
Please Help Me Save My Cat’s Life.
Earlier in 2014, I rescued Chess from a poorly-kept, run down “shelter”. He had been crammed in a windowless garage with 200 other sickly cats. Gunk streamed from his eyes and nose. His body was extremely thin. His ears were full of mites. There was a large, infected cut on the back of his head.
Despite his injuries and obvious discomfort, this little cat had no problem happily clambering onto my shoulder the minute I set foot inside the place he had called home for nearly three years. He pressed his face into mine, and wheezed loudly in my ear. My heart melted, and I knew I couldn’t leave him in that miserable prison.
Two weeks later, the cut on his head had healed completely. His eyes were clear, and having fresh food and water daily for the first time in his life had even put a little bit of weight on his tiny body. Every time I’d come home, he’d climb on my shoulder and greet me happily. Despite these positive changes, snot still dripped from his nose constantly. Every breath was a loud, uncomfortable wheeze. It became overwhelmingly clear that this wasn’t just an infection.
It was then that we learned about his secondary cleft palate. Basically, there is a hole in the roof of Chess’s mouth. When he eats or drinks, food and water pass into his nasal passages through the hole, and can become lodged, resulting in coughing, choking, and constant infections.
We paid the vet a few more visits, and the information we learned was not good. The only way to fix Chess’s disability is through a series of complex surgeries. There is no vet in my area that can perform such a surgery, so I will have to go through a university to get it done. The mouth is a dirty place, so reinfection is going to be a constant battle. Chess will also have to be fed through a tube for several weeks after the surgical process is over. My veterinarian is working with me to find an experienced surgeon at a reasonable price, but even so, the bill for all of this is going to be around five thousand dollars.
Chess has to have this procedure done or he is simply not going to survive. Continuing to live with this disability means a life of serious infection, poor nutrition, and severe discomfort, and if I can’t raise the money, he will have to be euthanized. He is a loving, wonderful cat, and deserves a long, healthy life.
Please help me save my cat. He is a part of my family, and I love him dearly.
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