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Lily Update

Originally posted by ofenjen at Lily Update
Lily got to see a vet today and has had an exam, bloodwork and x-rays. She's been vaccinated and tested negative for FLV. All good things. Despite her injured leg, she is a healthy and incredibly friendly kitten. My sister said the vet had a hard time hearing her heartbeat because she was purring so loudly.

Now, here's the crazy part.

If you get angry easily, you better sit down for this.

The problem with her leg?

She was shot. Her tiny leg is full of shrapnel from the elbow joint down. It's likely she'll have to have it amputated.

I have no words. A kitten. SHOT.

She will have a consultation with an orthopedic surgeons soon to see what, if anything, can be done for her leg. The current estimate for surgery is $1500. That is just the surgery and does not include today's exam and tests or having her spayed, which sounds like it will have to be after her leg has healed.

In defiance of the completely heartless idiot did this to her we, my friends, will do our best to put this right. My sister and her husband are keeping Lily. She has a good home, now we just need to help her get the care she needs. I have pledged to help my sister and her hubby in any way I can so we can help Lily get better and have a healthier, happier life. Altogether, her fees look to be in the $2000 range. She is young, and other than her injury, she is healthy, and she is undeniably a people cat and is already responding well to the love and care she's receiving.

To every single person that has already donated to help Lily, I thank you and my sister sends her thanks. I can't even begin to express in words how much your generosity means to us. We've already raised $140 towards Lily's care, and that is in less than 24 hours. YOU ALL ROCK.

If you're just now finding this story and want to hear the beginning OR make a donation, you can click here for more information.

Lily

I'd like to come up with some other ways to help Lily. If you have a suggestion of something that we can do, please let me know.

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rosabel_believe
Dec. 4th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
Donation made and signal boosted!

Poor sweet Lily.
jettcat
Dec. 4th, 2011 09:17 pm (UTC)
I've posted the update as well!
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daisybliss
Dec. 4th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
Aww Lily, poor little girl. I am so sick of these kinds of stories - they just make me so angry - what the *&$#@* is wrong with people? I'm just so glad that there are some good folks in this world, the type of people who save these poor animals.

I've been following another rescue story of a little guy who was left in the streets and almost dead when he was found (story here) - it just breaks my heart.

rosabel_believe
Dec. 5th, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
I've seen that story, too. It's just so, so sad how heartless humans can be toward these little, innocent, defenseless creatures. It's our job to care for them, not harm them. Every time I see or read a story like these, I give my doggies and kitty extra love and snuggles.
himeykitty
Dec. 5th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
WHAT. THE. *sputters*

I can't even cuss hard enough.

I'm actually unemployed at the moment and thus am short on money, but I will try like HELL to find even $5 that I can throw in. (Times like this are when I miss my old roommate. He always lost change in the couch and didn't even notice.)
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