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Purrfect Pals' Fundraiser:

Help Provide Life Saving Surgery for Dakota the Kitten!

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THE STORY:

Dakota and his brother Theo were found (along with their deceased sibling) in a cardboard box in a dumpster in Everett. Fortunately, the kind lady who found them brought them to us for help! They smelled a bit like garbage but had the loudest purrs we've heard. How someone could toss them out like trash is beyond us but we were committed to finding them loving homes where they will be treasured! Unfortunately, we had to separate the brothers because Theo wouldn't stop "nursing" on his brother.

Kittens are born blind, deaf and mostly helpless, but the one thing they can do for themselves is suck. They latch onto one of their Mama's nipples and nurse every few hours in those first few weeks as they develop and grow. For the most part, kittens are pretty indiscriminate suckers -- some little ones will “nurse” off anything they get their mouths around, which may be a littermate's belly, limb or nether regions. Kittens separated from Mama too soon may develop this inappropriate suckling behavior, as can orphaned little ones. The act ostensibly offers the kittens a feeling of comfort, as they associate it with feeding from Mama. Besides the possible “ick” factor, dry suckling can be detrimental to both the suckler and the sucklee.

The unlucky kitten on the receiving end of this inappropriate nursing can develop lesions and other injuries. Dakota learned this the hard way and suffered significant damage to his penis. A small hole developed where it shouldn't have and bloody urine is dribbling out of it. As a result, he has been straining, has an infection and is a lot of pain. Dakota needs immediate surgery to repair the hole, remove scar tissue and reroute his "plumbing" back to normal. Without surgery, he wouldn't survive.

Please help us provide surgery and ongoing medical care for this sweet boy who is definitely treasure, not trash, by donating to our Tipper Fund today!

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To This Fundraiser

$4,845

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Shop Mothership

    $20

  • Princess Grace - previous perfect pal

    $25

  • Nick Baker

    $10

  • Sheila

    $20

  • Jake

    $20

  • jeanna

    $20

  • Julia Martin

    $20

  • Sheryl Dahl

    $75

  • Tully Babbitt

    $25

  • Andrea Macaione

    $10

  • T Keefer

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sue McGathey Ball

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Judith A Schulz

    $15

  • Cassidy Fan

    $20

  • In memory of Joey

    $100

  • Phil R

    $25

  • lilyspad

    $20

  • Jan B

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Alyse & James

    $10

  • Judy Stavnshoj

    $75

  • Betty Rogers

     

  • JM

    $30

  • Willie the Cat

    $25

  • Julie D

    $50

  • Richarda

    $50

  • Kaelin Carson

    $10

  • Jim & Carol

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lisa

     

  • Debi Reimann

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Pippin & Gandalf

    $25

  • Serenity

    $10

  • Kristin White

    $25

  • Sassy & Ebby

    $15

  • Steve & Annette

    $10

  • Tatty Cat & Her Purrents

    $10

  • George, Pumpkin and Henry the Cat

    $25

  • Ohio Donor

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ashley Hogan

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Glenn & Ruth Phillips

    $25

  • Gary Sarff

    $10

  • Andy K

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Evelyn

    $40

  • Lisa Di Lauro

    $45

  • Linnsen and Babs

    $20

  • Nora, Ken and Lady Peaches

    $25

  • Horton

    $25

  • Cem Aykan

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • J. DeMarco

    $50

  • Lemonek

    $50

  • Michaele

     

  • Jennifer Wentworth

    $50

  • Emma

    $25

  • Marissa

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kit Moss and Jim Tedford

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Alex Zimmerman

    $100

  • Loki & Cisco Gillespie

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Joanne & Dave

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Greta Magoo and Toffus the Biscuit

    $50

  • Claudia

    $100

  • laura r.

    $25

  • Olivier A.

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Crystal J

    $10

  • Jules

    $25

  • Underfoot & Justice

    $25

  • Ralph and Stephanie

    $50

  • Debbie Christopherson

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pauline

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Daniel H.

    $25

  • Ava Madeline and Mabli Grace

    $25

  • Anonymous in NY

    $85

  • Hal

    $25

  • Tiger Lily

    $10

  • Michael & Mary

    $50

  • Papi

    $25

  • Dave and Ruth Ann

    $25

  • Enza

    $25

  • Margaret

    $50

  • Ruth D

    $30

  • Diane and Kit Kat

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sabrina B

    $25

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108% Raised of$4,500 Goal

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The Team: $4,845 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Purrfect Pals

Amount Raised

$4,805

 

107% Raised of$4,500 Goal

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Sue McGathey Ball

Amount Raised

$20

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Jim Cox

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

Sabrina B

Sabrina B

DONATION: $25

Get well soon, Dakota! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Diane and Kit Kat

Diane and Kit Kat

DONATION: $30

Thank you to the finder of of the babies. And all that are helping. 3 years ago

Ruth D

Ruth D

DONATION: $30

Thank you for helping this sweet kitten! 3 years ago

Margaret

Margaret

DONATION: $50

In memory of dear Morris 3 years ago

Enza

Enza

DONATION: $25

Former PurrfectPal resident 3 years ago

Dave and Ruth Ann

Dave and Ruth Ann

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Papi

Papi

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Michael & Mary

Michael & Mary

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily

DONATION: $10

Yay for Purrfect Pals! 3 years ago