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A Life Saving Surgery for Tater Tot

Team Member: Debbie Mandio

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THE STORY:

Beth Francis wrote -

Tater the fluffy orange cat has been in our family for ten years. He was found alone, wandering about in South Carolina, and quickly won over the hearts of those around him back here in New Jersey. In those ten years he has led a happy, joyful life. He has brought comfort and smiles to many. Everyone who has ever met him has commented on his amazing awareness and friendly demeanor.

Sadly, Tater's health has been on the decline in the last few months. We noticed he has been losing weight and struggles to eat. Though he appears hungry, he refuses most food. After seeing a veterinarian on 03/24/15 it was brought to our attention that Tater suffers a chronic disease known as lymphocytic/plasmacytic gingivitis stomatitis. The disease has become so severe, that it is sheer agony for him to eat. He is down to only eight pounds and may starve if he doesn't receive a procedure to remove all his teeth ridden with the disease. The vet suggested we put Tater down if the surgery cant be afforded, but it seems heartless and inexcusable to allow Tater to die when he would make a full recovery given he receives this procedure.

That is why we are asking for help raising $2,000 to allow Tater to receive the procedure and make a full recovery. Right now he is on antibiotics with a mild sedative. We have until April 03, 2015 until the antibiotics are up, and he is back to being in severe pain.

If you can make a donation to this cause, we would be so grateful. He is a joy to all of us, and is a wonderful creature we can't bare to see suffer or put down. Thank you for any prayers, positive vibes, and love. It is felt and appreciated.

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