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Rocky and Rigby's Crowdfund is Off to an Amazing Start

Saturday, August 06, 2016


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!


Rocky

  • Surgery to Remove Liver Tumor: $3,500

  • Supportive Care: $1,600

  • Continued Care: $900

  • TOTAL: $6,000


Rigby

  • 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.


Watch their YouTube videos: http://bit.ly/2aCXyPx  and http://bit.ly/2aGFP7j


Please help Rocky and Rigby heal so they can have the second chance at life they both deserve! Thank you for your support!


Cat Care Society Partners with LoveAnimals.org to raise funds to help Shelter Kitty Wakko

Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Help Us Help Wakko!

You may know Wakko - Cat Care Society's darling teenage kitty in need of medical tests to better diagnose what we believe to be a birth defect. This defect is in his nasal passage, and it prevents him from breathing easily.

Initial estimates for just the diagnostics, not treatment, have been around $3,500. Again, that's just for tests and diagnosis. Treatment, if reasonable treatment is available, will cost additional funds, and we cannot estimate those until we fully understand what we're dealing with.

CCS has partnered with LoveAnimals.org to help us raise funds to cover the cost of Wakko's diagnostic tests. 100% of your gift will go to Wakko's diagnostic test costs - LoveAnimals.org does not keep a percentage of your donation.

And the best news - the board of directors has designated up to $1,000 to be used as a matching gift. All gifts will be matched by the board (up to the $1,000 value of the matching gift fund).
 
Link to make a donation at LoveAnimals.org 
 
Link to Wakko's Adoption Profile


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