Julie the Kitty's Survival Fund
Organized by: Christine Larusso
Colin adopted Julie when she only weeks old. Her name at the ASPCA was "French Fry" because she had been found eating garbage, namely a plate of tossed frites. She is very attached to Colin; she clearly thinks of him as a mother.
Julie moved in with us when Colin moved in this September. She seemed to be fine, if a little more lethargic. This past Sunday, Julie vomited white foam repeatedly as she had not eaten in at least 24 hours. It only takes a day or two for an anorexic cat to develop fatty liver disease. She was weak and could barely stand. I called Colin, who was en route to a conference at Hunter College, and he came back immediately to take her to emergency vet care in Cobble Hill - the only place open and with doctors on staff. Her bills will total $3500 at the very least, which is the highest amount we were allowed to take a line of credit out for. We are expecting the end total to be in the $4000-4500 range.
Health and well-being, either for humans and pets, should not only be for the wealthy. We are both hardworking and not frivolous with money, but as the cost of New York living is so high, this bill could become potentially crippling. We know many of you know Julie and know how wonderful she is. Any help is appreciated.