HELP MEDIAN WITH HIS LEG OPERATION PLEASE!

HELP MEDIAN/ALEXANDER WALK WITHOUT PAIN  

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Meet a kitten who was named Median when he was adopted because a couple rescued him from the median of a busy highway. Amelie Nolen adopted him last weekend and has named him Alexander. He is 8 weeks old. What none of us knew was that his back left leg is broken up near the hip joint. He is able to walk but has a limp and is in pain from the ends of the broken bone rubbing against each other. The surgery will remove the ball from his hip joint and the leg bone down to the break. Alexander will be able to compensate for the missing joint and will be able to walk and jump almost normally as he grows up. He will have a bit less strength in that leg, but will still be able to live a normal happy life. As you can see he is a happy little guy even through the pain. His surgery estimate from Banfield is $600. Please if you can help with Alexander’s surgery donate directly from either our webpage (https://catsareus.wordpress.com/ways-to-help-us/) or petfinder.com (http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN285.html) or you can contact Banfield Pet Hospital at (855) 290-9773 and pay money directly towards the account … He is still listed under Median so far. If that changes we will alert you here. Please help Alexander receive the surgery he needs to finally be out of pain and live a normal happy life with his new adopted family.

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HELP WANTED – FOSTERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

Stevie came to us one sick little fellow.  He smelled terrible and quite honestly we didn’t think he was going to make it. We cannot show the graphic photos of the poor kitten as we have too much of a family friendly audience but, needless to say, his little back side had his insides on the outside.  We were not sure he would even make it through the surgery.

This is Stevie right after surgery.

This is Stevie right after surgery.

He was still a bit fuzzy but the surgery was a major success.

He was still a bit fuzzy but the surgery was a major success.

As he was becoming aware of what had happened to him.

As he was becoming aware of what had happened to him.

Stevie needs a nice quiet foster or forever home.  He can't be stressed out and needs to probably be the only animal in the house at least for awhile.

Stevie needs a good foster or forever home.

Right now all Stevie wants is to be close to someone and purr.  Stevie needs a nice quiet foster or forever home. He can’t be stressed out and needs to probably be the only animal in the house at least for a while.

If you think you can help Stevie, please contact Suzanne, the director of Cats Are Us, at (931) 503-0053.  All Stevie needs is a good person to step up and help him start a new life.  Please help.

Rest In Peace Miz Astorbilt

Today Miz Astorbilt, passed away from fatty liver disease.  She had turned yellow.  Oak Grove Animal Clinic took care of her.  Miz Astorbilt was syringe fed but nothing would stay down.  There was discussion from our Director and her Foster Mom, Ms. Lori Barker, on having a tube put down into her stomach to feed her that way but it was decided it was more humane to end her life in peace with some dignity.  Today Miz Astorbilt was put to sleep.  Our prayers are with you Ms. Lori in your time of sorrow and loss.  We will miss her greatly.  We will meet you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Miz Astorbilt with her foster Mom

 

Miz Astorbilt had some comfort time with a nice lady at Pet Smart.

Miz Astorbilt had some comfort time with a nice lady at Pet Smart.

Oak Grove’s bill for our dearly departed lady cat was $700 and must be paid by April 25th. Her foster Mom paid some on the bill but we could use your help to let Miz Astorbilt be sent to rest in peace. Please if you can, donate by clicking on the button below or by sending a check to Oak Grove Animal Clinic designated towards Cats Are Us Account for Miz Astorbilt or send a check payable to Cats Are Us, 119 New Providence Blvd., Clarksville, TN 37042. Donations

HELP STITCH PAY FOR HER STITCHES PLEASE

Stitch needs help paying for her stitches!

Stitch after life-saving surgery to remove a deceased kitten from her.

Stitch after life-saving surgery to remove a deceased kitten from inside her womb.

I am sure we have all heard the old saying a stitch in time saves nine.  Well, a stitch in time saved eight lives for this Stitch from death.  Poor baby was found very sick and did not understand there was still a baby kitten that had passed away still inside her when Cats Are Us stepped in.   She kept getting more sick and more sick and no one knew why.  Then an x-ray (photo available upon request as it is graphic) was performed and low and behold there was a still-born baby inside.  Emergency surgery was performed by All God’s Creatures Veterinary Clinic where Doctor Ramey fixed Stitch right up.  No more babies for her and only one of her nine lives gone in the process.

Stitch is going to make it but this left Cats Are Us with a steadily climbing veterinary bill for Stitch.  Please find it within your hearts to make a donation to Cats Are Us to pay for Stitch’s medical bills.  Unfortunately there is no Obamacare for kitties … just a few hopeful folks who try to save as many lives as they can.

You can make a donation online securely through Paypal on the website: https://catsareus.wordpress.com/ways-to-help-us/ or at  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN285.html or just click on the button below.

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You can also mail in donations or give in person at 119 Providence Boulevard, Clarksville, TN 37042 during adoption hours (Monday – Saturday 8 am to 11:30 am) or send a check to All God’s Creatures 114 Kraft St, Clarksville, TN 37040 requesting the check amount be paid towards Cats Are Us account.

Atlas has NO weight on his shoulders

Meet Atlas with his huge paws and sweet demeanor. You can’t help but love this guy.

Atlas comes to us from Riverside Drive where his previous owners could no longer afford to care for him.  He also comes with some pretty serious issues. He is an old fella … 10-12 years old. We believe he is part Maine Coon and at one time must have been about a 20 pound cat. You can see from his back this is no longer true.  He is a sweetheart and mostly all he wants to do is use those big feet of his to make biscuits wherever he finds a place to make them.

Atlas is FIV positive and has other issues as well. The vets aren’t sure yet all that is wrong with him. Whatever his ailments, they are making him not eat. One of our volunteers is trying to force feed him to see if we can get him up to par just enough to hang on for future treatments for his other issues.  He has a long way to go to make it.

Poor fella needs some serious love and care.

Poor fella needs some serious love and care.

Atlas may have held the world on his shoulders in Greek mythology but our boy, Atlas, has a long healing process in front of him and is going to take many trips to the vet and lots of money. If you can find it in your heart to help him by donating for his vet care, he will greatly appreciate it and so will we at Cats Are Us.

Click on the following button to make a donation to Atlas’s care via PayPal.

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DON’T LET COCOA GIVE UP

DON’T LET US GIVE UP ON COCOA

Cocoa is a sweet little girl cat who came back to us needing some big help. She had a bad abscess on her side that had to be drained and a tube is still in her side to aid in the drainage. To make matters worse she had to have more than half of her teeth pulled. Everyone thought she was not going to make it but a few of us still held out hope for Cocoa and, thanks to a kind and wonderful foster Mom (thanks Ms. Kitty), she may have a chance to improve slowly. She is eating and trying to clean herself and walking a little.  It is still a long road for her and she may yet not make it but it will not be for lack of trying on her part and ours.

Cocoa’s vet bills are going to be very high however even if she doesn’t make it and much higher if she does. Let’s not give up on her like others have.  If you can help Cocoa with her bills, please donate to:

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Cocoa trying to clean herself

Cocoa trying to clean herself

Cocoa in the care of a great foster Mom ... Thank you Kitty.

Cocoa in the care of a great foster Mom … Thank you Kitty.

Absess drain

Absess drain

BABY FACE NELSON AND SWEETY NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE!

BABY FACE NELSON’S STORY

Baby Face Nelson was dropped off with another furbaby at Cats Are Us last week. They were tied inside a pillowcase together. Baby Face Nelson had wounds on either side. They appeared to be where a dog had grabbed him in his mouth. Off the vet he went and is getting better but it is slow go as you can see from the photos. Baby Face is a sweet guy and has a great disposition.

SWEETY’S STORY

Our little girl, Sweety has Stomatitis. Stoma is Latin for ‘mouth,’ and itis means ‘inflammation.’ Feline stomatitis is also called by other tongue-twisting medical terms including lymphocytic-plasmacytic stomatitis, feline chronic gingivostomatitis, immune-mediated feline refractory stomatitis, and feline generalized oral inflammatory disease. All of those names describe exactly the same disease.

To cats, however, the condition, no matter what it’s called, means a very painful, serious and chronic oral disease. Feline stomatitis is thought to be autoimmune in nature. The feline immune system seems to overreact to dental plaque around a cat’s teeth, triggering inflammation in the tissues of the mouth. The problem also occurs on the back of the throat at the oral pharynx, and even underlying bone in the mouth can become inflamed or infected. Stomatitis inflammation appears externally in the mouth as angry, red, swollen tissue.

In order for Sweety to feel better and to be able to eat; most of her teeth will have to be pulled. Her vet bill will be around $350.00

You can make a donation online securely through Paypal on the website: http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN285.html or donate in person at 119 Providence Boulevard Clarksville, TN 37042 during adoption hours (Monday – Saturday 8 am to 11:30 am) or drop a check in the mail to the above address. You may also call the vet’s office at (931) 645-9890 and tell them you want to pay on Cats Are Us’ account specifying it is for Sweety.  I will add Baby FaceNelson’s vet’s number tomorrow.  Unfortunately I do not know for sure which vet we are using for him.  I just know he is one sore little guy.

Graphic photo of Baby Face Nelson's wounds.

Graphic photo of Baby Face Nelson’s wounds.

The wounds are on either side and are healing but slowly.

The wounds are on either side and are healing but slowly.

Wounds or not Baby Face was still hungry and welcomed food.

Wounds or not Baby Face was still hungry and welcomed food.

Please help our sick little girl, Sweety.

Please help our sick little girl, Sweety.