Please consider making a donation towards Spence and Havah's upcoming surgery.
Havah has bilateral luxating patella grade 3 in both legs . Spence is at grade 2 in both legs. Surgery estimates we've received are upwards of $5600 for both kitties together, with a 12-week recovery period. Their vet is checking with N.C. State Vet School and Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro for surgery estimates that we hope will be lower.
NO amount is too small. Please find it in your heart by making a donation to help these kitties get back on their feet again and be pain-free.
Please click the link below to make a donation that will be applied directly towards their surgery costs. You can also make a check payable to Sparkle Cat Rescue and mail it to us at the following address:
Sparkle Cat Rescue.
2966 S. Church St., Suite 164
Burlington NC 27215
If writing a check, please specify it is for Spence and Havah's surgery.
We have a long road ahead of us and you can follow their story on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/sparklecatrescue
Thank you in advance for your love and generosity.
What is a luxating patella? Read more here: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/LuxatingPatella.cfm
Our mama was part of a feral cat colony that was being TNR'd (trap neuter released) only to find out her pregnancy was too far along. Two weeks later mama gave birth to 6 kittens. We were kept inside with our mama but she ran out of milk. We then were taken in by our foster mama and nursed back to health. Our 4 brothers and sisters all found great homes and are healthy. When our siblings were adopted we were thriving and enjoying life as healthy kittens. Sparkle Cat Rescue took us into their program in October 2014 and we've attended a few adoption fairs.
A couple of months ago Havah developed a limp in her hind leg and became less active. Two weeks after that Spence developed a severe limp in the same leg and became inactive. Havah has been x-rayed and was diagnosed with stage 3 bilateral luxating patellas, meaning she has knee caps on the side of her legs that pop in and out. The vet says without surgery she will develop severe arthritis and painful bone spurs. With surgery she can live a normal pain free life and be able to run and jump again. Her surgery is estimated to be $2000. Spence was x-rayed on February 23, 2015 and was diagnosed with 2 luxating patellas and will require the same surgery.
Without the support and donations from our supporters, this will put quite a big dent in Sparkle Cat Rescue's funds available for current and future kitties we rescue. Now more than ever we need your support and prayers and positive thoughts for these babies to live a pain free life that the surgery will help give them.
January 21, 2015
February 11, 2015
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