Snickers the cat needs veterinary care.
Organized by: Lynn Thompson
Snickers is 12 years old and came to me when she was just ten weeks old. A friend had given me a rabbit but I turned out to be allergic. Another friend found a home for the bunny, but a week later heard about a man who had adopted a kitten, only to find he was allergic to her. I was asked to adopt the beautiful calico kitty. How could I not? She was gorgeous, lovingly groomed my other cat As if she were his mama, and quickly took over the household. She is very vocal and loves to guard me from the toilet monster when I use the bathroom. But Now that she is older, she needs care, especially her teeth. Well, very recently, Snickers developed a lump on one side of her lower jaw. It was very hard and I feared the worst. I live on Social Security and do not have the ability to pay to treat something like cancer. The vet took a biopsy and warned me the results were likely to be grim considering her age and the doctor's examination. But a holiday miracle occurred and the biopsy showed Snickers was free of cancer! She just had a bad tooth with apparently long-simmering infection. She will need follow-up care, of course. But she is otherwise healthy, happy, and will remain my best friend for many more years, I hope. Sadly, my financial situation is precarious, as is my health. Snickers' biopsy, surgery, teeth cleaning and meds have cost already nearly $800. And she will need more care until the infection is resolved. I do not have any savings or spare monthly income to pay for this. I am on various public support programs to help me pay for my own medicines, aides to come to my home to help with bathing and such, and get food assistance. I need Snickers in my life. She is my best friend. I have no family left now to whom I can turn for help. And Snickers needs me. We help each other get through the day. Please help Snickers raise $1500 to pay for the medical care she has already received and will be getting in the near future. It is hard to ask for help when there are others in far worse straits. But this old lady's heart would be forever grateful for any assistance you could give. Please help Snickers live a long, full life.