Hello, my furiends. Some of you may be familiar with the organization Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue. They do a great job of helping place Bengal cats like me with loving humans. Their motto is that no Bengal should be unwanted, unloved or alone.
Kay is the human who runs Spots and Stripes She took in a pregnant cat named Mischka on March 10th and she said she was excited to see what Mischka’s kittens would look like. She was planning on helping Mischka nurse her tiny little kittens to a point where they could be adopted, just like she has done so many times. One quick visit to the Spots and Stripes Facebook page will show you this.
Unfortunately, things got very bad very quickly. On March 13th, just three days after Kay took in Mischka, she started to bleed out of her vagina and anus. One of these would have been a bad sign, but both combined meant that Mischka needed emergency help.
The next day, Mischka was back home. It looked like things were getting better. She was being given fluids every few hours, and she was on a bland food diet. The veterinarian though she had colitis, which causes blood and mucus in the stool and which was brought on by the stress of pregnancy and of being sent to a new place. But it looked better, and the three babies were seen on an ultrasound and they all had heartbeats.
On the 16th, Mischka had to go to the veterinarian again. They needed to do an emergency c-section to see if there were any live babies, but Mischka was just too sick to risk losing her even if it meant putting the babies at risk. After the veterinarian opened up Mischka, they discovered that she had two litters, one of which was all stillborn. The stillborn fetuses were what was making Mischka sick.
Mischka needed to stay with the veterinarian because of her sickness. And it was only on the 18th than she was finally eating and drinking on her own. Her blood pressure was stabilized, and the veterinarian said she could go home after the bill was paid. It wasn’t cheap.
After making $800 in payments, Spots and Stripes owed $1,792. This is money that Kay did not have because of the costs of treating another pregnant cat who didn’t make it and for the purchase of a rescue vehicle.
When I originally wrote this, my fellow bengal was going to be held at the veterinarian until Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue could pay the bill. But thanks to a bunch of very kind humans, Mischka is on her way back home with Kay.
However, as you can imagine, funds are depleted and Spots and Stripes Bengal Cat Rescue needs to replenish them. Can you help by donating even a tiny amount?
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Purrs, head bonks, and friendly paw taps to all of you.