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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

First stray cat rescue case of 2013 - and we need your help

We recently shared with you our cat rescue goals for 2013. Our first case for the year came in on New Year's eve. We received a call from Nazree of Teban Gardens who spotted a stray cat in the carpark limping and lying in the middle of the road, who seemed to be weak and in pain. The cat was conscious and allowed others to handle her although was more aggressive than she was noted to be usually. We deduced it was an accident and arranged for the cat to be trapped and brought to the vet.


Teban Gardens cat: weak limbs, dehydrated

She was found wet from the rain, and hypothermic

She also presented with anemia and heavy breathing
We decided to give her an x-ray to see if she had any broken bones or fractures. Her X-ray showed up clear. She was also examined to have puncture wounds on her stomach, and there was swelling there. The vets believe the puncture wound is a dog bite. The suspected diagnosis was a septic infection of the dog bite that worsened because the cat was caught in the rain.

Cat was put on drip, oxygen and with a warmer
To ascertain if there was indeed an infection we had to do a blood panel but because it was off-hours, we scheduled it for the daytime so that the costs would be more manageable. Over the night, the clinic adminstered IV drips to treat the cat's dehydration and anemia, oxygen, towels and warming lamp to help bring her temperature up. Blood panel and IV antibiotics drip would be administered if the cat pulled through and improved through the night.

However, Teban Gardens cat did not survive. She took her last breath at about 4 am in the clinic, and we received the call.

We have managed the transport and veterinary costs to a minimum but due to the public holiday and off hours nature of the case, and that our Stray Cat Fund was already in deficit before we took on the case, we need you to help this cat together with us.

Although she passed, she was given the best possible intervention to enhance her survival rate and to minimise her pain and suffering.

We would like you to have been a part of this rescue effort, and to help us bring our Stray Cat Fund back into the black so we can continue our rescue work.

We have so far only paid a deposit of $300 to the veterinary clinic. More expenses need to be charged to our account but we do not yet have the funds to pay the complete bill. We also still owe the transport service provider. Here are the bills.

Treatments the cat was rendered are ticked. Bill unpaid as of today
Trapping and transport bill, also still unpaid


What you can do:
Make a deposit to our Love Kuching account: POSB savings 188-52652-7 of any amount, via internet banking or ATM. Email us to indicate that you have given towards our Stray Cat Fund. You can also opt to pay off both bills to the service providers (clinic, transport vendor) for the cat directly, to do so, contact Elaine at the same number to arrange.


We are thankful to all of you cat angels in advance.


Give financially to our cause by depositing to our bank account POSB savings 188-52652-7  
Sponsor a foster kitten's vaccination through our Sponsor-A-LoveKuching-Cat Scheme  
Give food and litter at charity rates through our corporate sponsor The Water Dish 

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