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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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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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Current Location: south philly
Current Mood: desperate
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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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
Current Mood: happyhappy
24 September 2005 @ 03:56 pm
Hey guys! I don't know how many people have read my post before about Davie, but this is a post to beg anyone of you that can help me, to help out.

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Please, please, PLEASE! If anyone can give anything to help me out with this cat I would be forever grateful. My heart really goes out to Davie, it's special. It isn't one of those cats that want to be outside and alone... Davie really wants a home, and I need help so he/she can get one.

I am going to spend my entire refund check from USF (left over money from grants and scholarships) to save this cat, but it isn't going to be enough. I get the check on the 20th of October, so I have about 1 month to come up with as much money as I can to get Davie healthy. If I can get 20 people to give just $5, which cuts the cost for me down to 50% of what the total estimated cost is. Better yet, if I could get 20 people to donate $10 each I could buy it extra things such as cat food and litter, because I do already have 2 cats.

If you can't give, I understand. But, if you can, please give something, anything is better than nothing.

Thanks again guys!
<3 Amber

*I would appreciate it if you guys could spread the word about this. I have posted this in many journals, so I am just praying for everyone to give a little bit, just a little to save Davie...
Current Mood: sadsad
17 September 2005 @ 11:15 am
My husband found this on archive.org. My cat Stripe enjoyed watching it!
The Private Life of a Cat

The MPEG4 stream worked best for me-- some of the other options didn't work at all.

29 August 2005 @ 10:56 am
Hi. I'm Dayna, and my fiance and I just moved to Philadelphia two weeks ago.

One of the first things we did was adopt a cat. Her name is Chessie. She's from a Maine Coon Rescue Group that operates out of the D.C. Metro area.

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Nice to meet you all.