A few years ago a one eared homeless cat came into my life and I failed her. It bothers me constantly. But I believe you can channel the power left behind by traumatic events into good things. Today I saw another cat missing ears (or parts of them) and here's a chance to help someone doing the thing that I didn't do.
This is Soda Bread. whitelightloom found him in a dumpster. She didn't ask, but she could use some help with his vet bills and especially with a foster, or, more beautifully, permanent home in the Kentucky area.
You can paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org -- $3, $5, $10 -- many hands make light the work -- help someone do something good.
Here's her post:
I found a cat in the trash can where I work. I & many others believe he was put there. He was extremely emaciated. The trash can was too tall for him to crawl into. Anyway, regardless, there he was. His little ears damaged to a sickening point from ongoing ear mites & scratching.
I took him to the vet. He's been properly treated for fleas, ticks, heartworm, mites, lice & basically everything Revolution & vaccines can treat. He does NOT have feline leukemia, thank god. Unfortunately, his little ears will always look a little disfigured. He also has many teeth broken & missing from cat fights. The vet estimates Soda Bread is about 3 years old. He suffered from an extreme fever & some point in his life & had retinitis (where the eye has blue & purple). I'm not sure if it's caused brain damage or not. He has a lot of food anxiety. He has NOT been fixed yet because he's still recovering. Also, he has not had rabies or distemper shots because the vet thought it should wait a while as well. Needless to say probably, litterbox trouble exists in my home. But that can easily be fixed once Soda gets neutered.
The real problem is, he needs a home probably free of other male cats. He needs a lot of love & time. I feed him twice a day away from my pets. HE is the biggest lover I have ever pet. He even purred on the vet table. The vet/vet techs were AMAZED at how sweet Soda Bread really is.
All I really ask is that if anyone wants him, I will require the money needed to neuter him & get the other 2 shots neccessary.
I miss you baby. I wish I'd helped.