Have you ever wondered why we ask for donations? Have you ever wondered why we always say adoption fees alone don’t cover medical expenses for so many of the cats we rescue?
Lexi’s adoption fee will be the same as all our other cats – $220.
Lexi is only four months old and was found as a stray. She’s had all her vaccines and has been spayed. But suddenly, Lexi fell ill and was rushed to an emergency vet. Something had caused her to go septic. She presented with very poor motility of her colon, and nothing was passing through the right way. The vets were able to stabilize her with meds and IV, and after nine days, she was released to go back to her foster home.
Suddenly, she had stiffness in her front arm and within a few days, Lexi became agitated and started chewing her paw. She was quickly prescribed pain meds and antibiotics and was scheduled to see a specialist. Over the New Year’s weekend, clearly in pain and lethargic, she was rushed back to the emergency vet where she spent another four days receiving around-the-clock care. We were fortunate that in early January, an orthopedic vet was able to see her, and unfortunately, amputation was the only option.
Lexi is learning to navigate as a tripod and is happy to have this ordeal behind her. She is learning to be a kitten again.
We are very thankful to Dr. Schwartz and Burlington Emergency Vet, Bayview Park Animal Hospital, and Dr. Daliwahl for all of their efforts to save this little girl and ensure she finds her Home at Last.
Lexi’s medical bills have reached $4,000 to date. Her adoption fee will be $220. This is why we rely on donations from our very generous supporters. If you would like to donate to Lexi’s vet bills, please visit our Donate page to see all the ways you can help