Rocky and Rigby's Crowdfund is Off to an Amazing Start06-Aug-2016
Heather Allen, Executive Director – Media Relations
Rocky and Rigby require specialized surgery and they need your help! More than 50 donors have already stepped up to take us 30% of the way in achieving Rocky and Rigby's Crowdfund. Please donate now!
CCS has teamed with LoveAnimals.org to raise funds for Rocky's liver tumor removal surgery and Rigby's adrenal gland removal surgery.
Our sincere thanks if you have already donated to help Rocky and Rigby. If not, please consider donating today so our sweet boys can receive the critical medical care they need. The minimum donation at LoveAnimals.org is $2.00. We thank you in advance for whatever level you're able to contribute.
Rocky has faced some challenges the last 8 years of his life. He was adopted and returned to CCS several times. In the fall of 2015, Rocky was returned to CCS for aggression towards the resident cats. Shortly after Rocky arrived back at the shelter he became quite ill. Rocky was diagnosed with cholangiohepatitis and a liver mass. He made a full recovery from the cholangiohepatitis and although the liver tumor appeared benign, the veterinarians wanted to monitor Rocky and recheck the liver tumor in 6 months.
Rigby is a 9 year old declawed senior that was brought to CCS when he began acting aggressively towards the cats in his home. Rigby had a tough time when he arrived at the shelter; he was very shy and reclusive. It took several weeks until he felt safe to come out of his shell and trust the staff caring for him.
We noticed right away that Rigby had a strong odor (like an intact male cat) and it was thought that he was cryptorchid (that he had a retained testicle). After further testing it was determined that Rigby had an issue with his adrenal gland.
WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE
Rocky's ultrasound results determined that his liver tumor has grown. Because the tumor has grown we need to address this issue right away. Based on the location of the tumor and its current size, surgery by a specialist is the best option for Rocky. Having the liver tumor surgically removed will provide Rocky with longevity and quality of life. With surgery, our sweet Rocky should make a full recovery and find his forever home!
Rigby saw a specialist for an ultrasound and the test determined he has a tumor on his adrenal gland. Based on the ACTH test results, surgery by a specialist is the best long-term option for Rigby. Surgery will provide him with comfort and quality of life; surgery will also give Rigby the option of finding an adoptive home (right now folks don't want to adopt him due to his odor). With surgery, our sweet Rigby should make a full recovery and find his forever home!
Surgery to Remove Liver Tumor: $3,500
Supportive Care: $1,600
Continued Care: $900
Surgery to Remove Adrenal Gland Tumor: $4,600
Supportive Care: $1,800
Continued Care: $600
TOTAL: $ 7,000
Rocky has faced many challenges in his life but he never let it affect his loving personality. He absolutely adores every human he meets; he especially loves belly scratches and playtime. With your support, Rocky can have a long and happy life!
Despite Rigby's medical challenges he has become a very well-adjusted, social and loving cat and he is quick to greet new visitors entering his room. With your support, Rigby can have comfort and quality of life!
Please visit our LoveAnimals.org Crowdfund page to read Rocky and Rigby's entire story and see why they need our help.
Please help Rocky and Rigby heal so they can have the second chance at life they both deserve! Thank you for your support!