It's been a big medical year already and these big expenses have hit us hard. We are proud of the fact that we do not turn a cat away because it will need immediate extensive (and expensive) medical treatment, and cats - both friendly and feral - get the necessary medical care.
This year we have had three eye enucleation (removal) surgeries, one diaphragmatic hernia surgeries, an ultrasound to check for kidney stones, and last week a perineal urethrostomy ("PU") surgery for a cat with a urethral obstruction (the PU surgery took 3/4 of our yard sale money). And because 97% of the kittens we take in are born into feral colonies, they often come to us in poor health and this year has been no exception, as we have weekly visits to the vet for kittens that were very sickly and debilitated when we rescued them.
We believe in providing the best medical care for the cats and we are thankful for the wonderful vets who work with us on pricing. But it still can really have a big impact on our expenses and our medical fund has been hit very hard this year. Our emergency medical (does not include routine medical such as spay/neuter and vaccinations) for this year is almost $6,000. That is almost as much as our emergency medical was for all of 2010 and it’s still very early in kitten season.
Please consider making a donation today to help us continue to help the forgotten felines. The cats need you and so do we. Thank you.