BENEFITING: Humane Animal Rescue
On May 17th during my weekly ruck, a beautiful kitty began following me. I gave her a quick scritch, but continued on my way. This kitty was not content and followed me for about half a mile before I stopped to see if something was wrong, as this cat was clearly trying to get my attention for some reason. I immediately noticed severe inflammation and no neighbors recognized this cat, causing me to discern this cat was a stray or abandoned critter in need of urgent help. A couple walking past struck up a conversation with me and offered to take the cat to Animal Rescue League for me so I wouldn't need to miss class. They did so, and once my class ended, I paid a visit to Animal Rescue League. The kitty has a severe upper respiratory infection, which sucks a lot worse with the outdoors getting warmer, and probably needs dental work. While I had hoped the cat may be chipped, she was: but the chip returned no data. What we do know is the cat is at least 12 years old (she looks SIGNIFICANTLY younger) and female, spayed, and one of the most affectionate cats I've ever seen. Animal Rescue League is fronting all costs to provide medical care for this cat immediately. While I wouldn't know for sure, nor has a full diagnosis been done, I do know that with her current diagnosis and based upon my past experience volunteering at a shelter, her medical bills will likely be at least $550, likely more. If her owners are not found or abandoned her, the cost will increase due to ongoing care and having another cat in the shelter. I would like to pay it forward to Animal Rescue League for taking care of this cat. Your donation goes directly to them. Under PA State Law, this cat must remain in shelter care for 10 days to give the owner time to find her. However, if after that time no owner comes forth, this beautiful cat will need a home. I have two possible foster homes identified right now, one of which may be a furrever home if the current cat allows it. Do a good deed by a fur baby today.