Knee Surgery for Thor
Organized by: Christine Carson
In November of 2012, after Hurricane Sandy, we walked into a pet store. We went on a mission, to find a new member of our family to love with fur and four paws. There was the regular area where you meet with a do ptable cats/kittens. We went in and met some of them to narrow down who would fit best as our pet. Then we saw a small cage next to that area, set up on a table. Inside was a curled up ball of fuzz the dark gray color of stormy clouds, but he was sleeping, so we let him be. Taking our decision seriously, we went next door to have some dinner and think it over. Which cat would we adopt as our own? Whose personality stood out and fit in with ours? After dinner, we went back to the store. We thought we had it narrowed down to two of the cats in the regular section. We would go and spend a little time with both and make our final decision. We walked back in and headed to the cats area. Then we saw the tiny gray furball was awake. We walked over to the cage and talked to him in the little baby voice that is reserved for kids and pets. He walked up to the front of the cage and rubbed our hands sticking through, walking back and forth with his tail shaking in excitement, rub rub rub. As those little blue eyes looked up at us, we were in love instantly. We found out his story: this kitten was found outside, under a barbecue grill during the worst of Hurricane Sandy. He needed to be adopted asap, and he was going to be our son. We gave him a name with a weather reference since he was found in a hurricane: Thor. Some of you know that we are a married couple who have no children. But it's not true, we do have a child. Thor. We love him unconditionally, and we get plenty of love in return. People ask when we are going to have children, we tell them we have Thor. The past week we noticed he was limping. Sometimes cats can over exert themselves when in playful "cuckoo mode". We thought maybe it was a muscle pull. We kept an eye on him, but the limp was not getting better. We took him to the vet and the diagnosis is devastating. His kneecaps pop in and out, but one is permanently out of place. The other leg he is limping on is caused from the kneecap popping in and out of place. It will not get better on its own. He needs surgery on both knees and the sooner the better. If we wait for a longer time, there is a very high risk of his hips being badly effected and other medical issues described by the Vet. At only 3 years old, the veterinarian is highly recommending surgery above any other options. His surgery is estimated at $4500 for both knees. (not including taxes and other unexpected fees). As a young couple we don't have $4500 at the drop of a hat for Thor's surgery. We thought we were being responsible by purchasing a health insurance plan for him. Unfortunately, this is one thing it does not cover at all. (it's in the exclusions) So we are reaching out to pet lovers that may be willing to help. People like you that may want to help us get the proper care for our son and help him live out his full life. Thank you for your support, any amount you give us is appreciated. Sincerely, Christine & Fred Carson (and Thor) please note, if you would prefer to not pay the fees on this site you can also send money to us directly through PayPal to Imthing1@yahoo.com
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