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17 June 2008 @ 11:47 am
I recently posted a fund-raising request for donations to help cover the costs of extensive dental surgery for Stubby, a sweet little guy I'm fostering. Several folks suggested that they'd feel more comfortable donating directly to the vet's office than to me, which I understand completely. I thought that was a great idea, so I contacted my vet's office today, and they've graciously agreed to accept check and/or credit/debit card donations on Stubby's behalf.

Checks can be made payable to Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic. Please be sure to reference 'Account #30919' in the check's memo field.

Credit/debit card donations can be taken over the phone by calling (937) 435-3262. Again, please be sure to reference Account #30919. Their mailing address is:

Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic
5655 Bigger Rd.
Kettering, OH 45440

Thank you so much to those who have already donated!

Ria Kapluck
15 June 2008 @ 01:53 pm
My name is Ria, and I've created an LJ on behalf of a sweet little guy named Stubby. A friend asked me to provide a temporary home for Stubby, as well as try to find him a forever home, and I was happy to oblige. I knew that Stubby hadn't been to the vet in a few years, and would need to be caught up on his vaccinations and receive a clean bill of health before I could find a forever home for him.

However, when I took him in for his exam, the doctor determined that his oral health was deteriorated to such an extent that Stubby would need to undergo extensive surgery to extract all of his teeth and repair the damage to his gums and jawbones. As you can imagine, that kind of surgery is very, very expensive, and I if I had the means to pay for it on my own, I would do so in a heartbeat. That's where you come in...

I've created a website called www.freewebs.com/surgeryforstubby, where you can learn a little more about Stubby as well as make donations in any amount to help cover the cost of the surgery. For every $5 donated, you'll receive an entry in the Thank You Raffle for a chance at the Grand Prize of a $50 SuperCertificate to www.GiftCertificates.com

My fundraising goal is $1,200...any money raised that exceeds the goal amount will be donated to SICSA (The Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals, which is a wonderful no-kill shelter here in Kettering, Ohio.

I'm asking for your support as I try to improve Stubby's life. Several people have told me to "just put him down, it's not worth it"...as far as I'm concerned, this is not an option. He's only four years old, and with this surgery, will lead a long, happy life. Please consider donating...even $1 will help! Even if all you can do is share the website with your friends and fellow animal lovers, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for your time, and thank you for all the work you do to help our furry friends! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

I want to make it very clear that my one and only goal in creating the website and corresponding LJ is to raise the funds necessary to get Stubby on the road to health and happiness. I am not affiliated with any shelter or rescue group...I'm just one person trying to make a difference in one animal's life, in any way that I can.

Ria K.

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17 March 2008 @ 12:12 am
PSPCA Requests Additional Supplies following Tiger Ranch raid
March 16, 2008 : 7:35 PM
Medical, Animal and General Supplies are needed – and they still need large sized carriers!

In addition to a list released yesterday which requested large-sized rabbit and dog carriers and newspapers, Wendy Evans, Shelter Manager of PSPCA has released a request for the following needed supplies:

- IV Fluids
- 18 gage needles
- antibiotics
- 60 cc syringes
- gauze pads
- tape
- latex gloves
- Trifectant solution
- Veterinarians near Clarion who are willing to donate their time

- Animal handling gloves
- Towels
- Litter pans
- Medium and large sized carriers

- Hazmat Suits (they have gone through 150 already!)
- Monetary Donations

To donate directly to the fund to pay for the Tiger Ranch raid and for the medical care and boarding of the seized cats, you can contact Rachel McCrystal, Director of Development, at rmccrystal@pspca.org or (215) 426-6304 ext. 217. You can donate online by clicking here and typing “Tiger Ranch” in the dedication field on the payment form. Donations will also be accepted by mail. Write “Tiger Ranch Raid” on the envelope or the memo line of your check.

The public is asked to drop off supplies between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Clarion County Humane Society, located at 9562 Route 322 in Shippenville, Pa., 16254. Please do not bring cat carriers; they are too small. Anyone with questions may call (814) 226-9192.

People in the Philadelphia area that are interested in helping may donate supplies to the Headquarters located at 350 E. Erie Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134. Supplies will then be taken to Clarion.

What you can do
Please spread the word to your friends and family! All donations are greatly appreciated!

You can contact Wendy Evans, Shelter Manager, PSPCA at (215) 426-6304 ext. 231
12 February 2008 @ 11:56 pm
Hello fellow friends of felines,
I have a fairly urgent request. Does anyone know of any resources for feline leukemia positive cats? I mean in terms of housing - a sanctuary, or someone who is willing to adopt a FeLV+ kitty. I have a sweet stray I took in to a local rescue (I'm in DE) for neutering & shots, but he has tested positive. I don't know where he can live now, as I doubt the rescue org can adopt him out, and I am so sad and upset. Any help would be much appreciated.
20 June 2007 @ 06:54 am
An abandoned cat my roommate & I were feeding had kittens in our back yard, so we took her & the kittens in temporarily, and have adopted all the kittens out, but both of the people who were interested in taking the mother cat backed out. We are going away for the weekend, leaving tomorrow, and can't leave her alone in the house, as we have her seperated from our 3 cats (to prevent bonding).

We really don't want to surrender her to any shelters, because you pretty much always have to sign a waiver agreeing that they may euthanize the animal at their discretion. She is a very sweet, lovable cat and we couldn't bear that.

We need someone to adopt her, or at least take her in for the weekend while we're gone & then we could take her back & continue to look for a good home for her. We would be willing to provide food, litter & litter box, if needed. We don't have a lot of money, but could pay $20 on top of that.

We are located in south Philly, and would drop the cat off anytime today or up to tomorrow early evening. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and we hope you'll consider adopting her or fostering her for the weekend. pictures below.

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23 December 2005 @ 02:34 pm
I think my Kitty, Minx (whom many of you know of i believe) is getting a little too big. in my attempt to make her happy and at home, i may have spoiled her a bit much. is there a site that can help me figure out how much to feed her? I am not sure because she is indoors so she doesn't get the most exercise in teh world, but she is still a kitty and still growing. and she has been spayed. other than that, Minx is doing wonderfully!
any help would be appreciated.
11 December 2005 @ 07:20 pm
My mom wants a kitten (or two). I've been looking around and contacted several people, but I never actually got anywhere with it. But she can't get over my old cat (she passed away last year at the age of 16) and I really really want her to not be lonely anymore.

So, does anyone...well, have a cat that needs a home? Preferbly a kitten, because she loves watching them grow. We just moved to Delco, in the Marple Newtown area, and already have a 12 year old cat who doesn't hang around us anymore. Don't worry about him though, he's a scaredy cat. He doesn't go near other animals. :)

Anyway, if you have cats that are looking for a nice home in the suburbs, please contact me (post here or e-mail me at dizzydancing@gmail.com). We'll be willing to pick them up if you can't drop them off or meet us halfway. We'll also definitely pay adoption & vet fees, if needed. :)
13 November 2005 @ 06:16 am
My roomy & I took in a stray kitty who happened to be very pregnant and we were wondering if anyone's interested in taking in one of these little kitties, let us know, we're willing to drop them off or let you pick them up, whatever's most convenient; so long as they're going to a good home. They get along with other adult cats & we also have a Pug that they love to play with, so they'd be fine in a multiple pet home. They are free and all we're asking is that if you take one, no de-clawing, and indoor only please.

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06 October 2005 @ 01:55 pm
This is from a friend of mine in Bucks County. If you or anyone you know might be able to give this friendly, loving kitty a home, please please let me know!!! I've suggested Petfinder, but I'd like to get the word out. I already have two kitties, one of whom has a compromised immune system, so I can't really do anything, but I feel awful. I also want to kick the asses of people who abandon their animals (or worse). =|


I found a cat last week at my boss's house (she runs a private animal shelter but no longer takes in any more animals). The cat was a little scared but within minutes he was rolling around the grass while I pet him. It seems alot of people dump cats near her property b/c she is on a dead-end road near the woods and Lake Nockamixon. He was perfectly clean and friendly which makes me think he was once someone's pet. So I called my boss (she is away and I am housesitting--running the show!) and she said to take him to the vet immediately for vaccinations and to get fixed, and she would put calls out to find him a foster/home.

So while he was at the vet my coworker and I figurd out a schedule that we would share foster responsibilities (she has 8 cats and I have 2). Unfortunately he tested positive for feline leukemia! Luckily, the vet didn't put him down, because she doesn't like to do that if there is a chance for a life. But now, since he is infected, neither my coworker or I can foster him, since its easily spread. My boss offered to pay to have my cats vaccinated so that I could still take him. But while I was worried about taking on another cat, she found out that the vaccine is only 85% effective, and would be unfair to put my cats at risk, also would take a month to complete the series so where would Gus stay? (We named him Gus.)

So I have been crying all day. This cat is so sweet, and I really want to take him home, I don't want him put down. There have been calls made to hospice shelters for infected cats, but no openings right now. So my question to you is do you know of any rescue groups for cats, that will not kill him even though he is terminal? He is not exhibiting any sort of complications, and could live for years with good care (which I was prepared to give him). Or, do you know of someone who doesn't have any cats who would be interested in at least a foster situation? He is so nice, and he just wants to be pet a lot. I am so upset over this, so if there is anything you can think of I would love to know.
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29 September 2005 @ 07:09 pm
Wednesday night was Davie's first vet visit and it has all turned out really well for now. Well, first I guess you should know that Davie was officially dubbed to be a female, and no, we are not changing her name from Davie – even though my boyfriend keeps insisting that we do. The doctor believes she is about a year and half old, and that she may look younger but it's just because she is a 'petite cat'. I mean, she only weighed in at a little less than six pounds.

As far as her tests went, she tested negative for Feline Leukemia and negative for any parasites as well. So we are very relieved about that. The doctor said that that she is in relatively good health, just a little under nourished, but besides that she seems to be fine. As far as the hair loss on her back is concerned, the doctor said that she believes it is just from being malnourished but just to make sure we did a "culture-dermatophyte". As soon as those tests come back we will either cure the hair loss issue (if it is positive) or allow Davie to finally run free in the house with our other cats (if it is negative). It can't be mange or anything of the sort, because she is parasite free, so the doctor is almost sure it is just from being outside and not healthy.

As far as shots and vaccine area concerned, Davie got her FeLV Vaccine and also her FVRCP kitten vaccine this visit. In three weeks we will be taking her back to get her other set of shots (I believe she still needs her booster and something else). So we will make sure to keep you updated as things progress.

Also, here is the invoice of the vet visit, just in case any of you wanted to see it for some reason or another. I know a lot of you are still skeptical about this whole thing, so hopefully that will clear your mind of any disbelief you may still have. The cost for the visit was $168, but they gave me a student discount for going to USF so it got knocked down to $151.20. I still have to go back and get the rest of her shots taken care of, which will probably run me between $60-$80, and then get her sterilized at the Humane Society for $40. So, I'm no where near done spending the cash, but I am just happy that Davie is going to be okay :) My info has been blacked out for safety reasons of course.


And I also have some new pictures of Davie from in my apartment - enjoy.


Thanks to everyone that donated to help save Davie! We appreciate it!!!
<3 Amber
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