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Callie & Piper have both been diagnosed with heart murmurs and referred to a specialist before we can consider spaying them. They also both have congenital eye birth defects. Estimate of their specialist care just with a cardiologist is $800 - $1600 total. The high end would include ultrasounds and x-rays if they are needed. Piper & Callie (formerly Lefty & Righty) were rescued in the fall by their foster mom Rachel. Dr. Sheets also referred us to Dr. Sigle for their ophthalmology issues, but we are not pursuing that until we know what is going on with their heart conditions. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - We also need to raise money for three new kittens we rescued last week: Ponyboy, Soda Pop and Bea, who were born outside a week before Christmas. Their mom is being spayed on March 2, and will remain at the property where she is taken care of by homeowners. This was her first litter and she will have no more!
Then we have kitties needing dental surgeries: Moneypenny, Krissy, Petra and Madeline.
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Sparkle Cat Rescue 2966 S Church Street Suite 164 Burlington NC 27215
Until we see donations come in to help with their vet care, we will have to limit intakes to ensure we can cover their vet care with our small general fund and also be able to cover food/vet expenses for the ~100 cats we currently have in our program.
Soda Pop, Ponyboy and Bea are below:
Fall 2018 Vet Visit for Callie & Piper:
They went to our partner vet, Town 'N' Country Animal Hospital in Burlington last week for an assessment on their eyes. Their vet visit last week was $113.66 and the bill was paid at checkout. Today, they went to Banfield for their first kitten boosters and SNAP tests (both were negative for FIV/Felv). Today's bill was $142.26 and we paid the bill at checkout. They were found as stray kittens and rescued by Rachel & Judy in Burlington, NC.
Total general vet care expenses for these two girls is going to be $543.76. That does not take into consideration the eye drops they will need nor unexpected emergencies that might occur if complications arise with their eyes, and cost of food/litter to supply to their foster. They are available for adoption and Sparkle Cat Rescue will work with adopter in the future to raise money necessary for their eye surgery needs IF surgery would indeed be required.
The girls have entropion (acquired) and Eyelid Agenesis. They will not have to have their good eye removed surgically and will both have partial vision. Town N Country Animal Hospital examined them and said their eyes may never need treatment but will likely require either long-term moisturizing drops (to some degree) on the severely affected eye and/or cryosurgery or eyelid surgery to repair the abnormal position of their eyelashes. However, these treatments should not be performed until either kitty is more mature (6+ months) or being affected.