Cayden the Ragdoll
Cayden is just one example of how Midwest Community Cat Alliance uses your donations to help cats that otherwise would have nobody.
This little Ragdoll was found Thursday night, listless and unable to use his back legs. Upon arriving at Heartland Veterinary Center, his body temperature was 72 and his glucose did not even register (hypothermic and hypoglycemic). In fact, the veterinary staff thought he was dead until he twitched a front paw.He was placed on an IV drip all night and most of the day Friday. He can now move his back legs, but he is just so emaciated and weak that he can barely lift his head or open his eyes. In reality, he probably needed to stay in the hospital with IVs, but the clinic closed at 5 pm Friday. Once he was settled at a foster home, he ate half of a can of a/d wet food. But, he took a turn for the worse….rapid respiration and lack of response. He was rushed to Veterinary Specialty Services (VSS) to receive emergency, specialized care. MCCA’s funds are depleted from providing for a neccessary declaw repair surgery, so his foster mom used her personal funds to pay the required deposit to leave him at VSS. But, we can’t leave her holding the bag. Please consider helping us make a valiant effort to save his life. He is a young kitty. He snapped tested negative (feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia virus infection (FeLV: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/Health_Information/brochure_felv.cfm) ) on Friday. Please donate if you can and share this plea.
Posted on June 2, 2017
Exciting Update! June 2
Cayden is in route to his rescue, Boone County Animal Care in Columbia, MO. His driver says he’s very sweet and vocal. Thank you to everyone that has helped save his life – his life matters, too. We are a few hundred dollars short of being able to pay off his vet bills, so please continue to share this fundraiser so we’ll be able to afford to help the next cat like Cayden that needs us. Thank you!
Posted on May 31, 2017
We are very happy to announce that Cayden is going to be released from Hope Animal Hospital. He will be going to his foster home with Boone County Animal Care in Columbia, MO.
Cayden has improved so much! He has turned into quite the little love bug. He is eating and although still weak, he is getting stronger everyday.
We wanted to give you this update to show you what the power of collaboration, donations, and love can do for a homeless animal. Cayden was definitely at the brink of death. We were not even certain if Cayden was a friendly and adoptable kitty, a feral cat, or if he even stood a chance to pull through. We decided his life was worth it though. Many of you did as well.
We can’t thank you enough if you donated toward Cayden’s care, if you asked about him, if you shared his post and fundraiser, and if you sent him well wishes.
And, special thanks to the wonderful staffs at VSS and Hope Animal Hospital in Fenton, MO.
Posted on May 17, 2017
May 17th update:
Cayden continues to stay at Hope Animal Hospital for his recovery. Regenerating red blood cells takes time, and he continues to need supportive care while he recovers. He is doing as well as can be expected. We are still several hundred dollars short of paying his bills (he’s been at 3 different animal hospitals!) so we continue to need your support and shares. Thank you all!
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