BENEFITING: TREE HOUSE HUMANE SOCIETY
For over 10 days my friend Ronda and I watched lots of moms and kittens get rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control, but Missy Meow and her two young kittens were overlooked day after day for no good reason that we could think of. Meanwhile, the night before Missy and kits arrived, orphan Oliver Twist had been abandoned all alone at 1-week-old. Lucky for him, CACC staff placed him with Missy Meow and her family while they waited for rescue, and she took him in as her own, even after her own human family abandoned her. Soon the entire family became ill and were in danger of losing their lives. I was already busy tending to other sick CACC kitties and my own sick cats, but Ronda offered to foster them so I transferred them out of CACC for Tree House, but it soon became apparent that they'd need intensive care to survive. After several trips to a private vet (because the Tree House clinic is backed up due to busy kitten season) and a couple of days of hospitalization, the family is doing much better and still receiving in-home nebulization treatments, antibiotics, steroids, eye meds, fluids and force-feeding. Missy Meow is a sweet mama who has been fighting hard to care for her babies despite not feeling well. She and Oliver are now resting together in their own private suite where he can nurse in peace, while big siblings Satchmo and Ella Fitz are in their own suite since they are now mostly eating on their own and rough-housing again. All are taking their meds and nebulization treatments like good kitty patients. Still, it will be at least a couple more weeks until they are healthy enough to start preparing for adoption. Then we will do all of the usual "make ready treatments" which will cost us approximately $800 on top of their current $600 vet bill. We expect to have to spend more on sick moms and kittens, but we need you to help us help more. In fact, there are several other moms and kittens at CACC right now that we'd like to save. Can you help?