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Loving Cat In Desperate Need For Your Help
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Ended Mar 29, 2014
Loving “JB” is in desperate need for an operation to save his left eye. An infection has left an abscess on his left cornea which vets fear that the thin membrane will burst without surgical attention. We don't want JB to have to suffer the loss of ...
Loving “JB” is in desperate need for an operation to save his left eye. An infection has left an abscess on his left cornea which vets fear that the thin membrane will burst without surgical attention. We don't want JB to have to suffer the loss of his eye.

His Story: Skinny and shivering in the cold, JB was found wandering in San Mateo and immediately brought to SPCA’s Coyote Point Shelter. After rehabilitation, involving getting him back to health and treating him for an upper respiratory infection (common among cats being sheltered in close proximity with other cats), he was transferred to the SPCA's Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion so he could be adopted. While in their care, he was bullied by his larger roommates and would only eat if volunteers were present. Despite his loving demeanor, incredibly cute look, and ability to relax on ones lap for hours, JB could not find a home. Volunteers deemed this to the fact that JB has no tail and visitors saw him as incomplete or dysfunctional.

Saturday afternoon 12/22/12 Mona and I (Devin) set out for The Tom and Annette Lantos Center for Compassion. Our goal is to provide an adult cat a home before Christmas and provide our orange tabby-cat Benji a companion. We walked into the feline floor and were greeted by friendly volunteers eager to adopt out cats to new homes. After a brief interview to determine our lifestyle and history with animals, we were lead around to meet cats that met our qualifications.

I immediately saw JB asleep on a chair. His blue/grey coat reminded me of a time when my family and I found a stray abandoned from it's litter. We bottle feed that cat until it was large enough to be weened. My heart went instantly to JB. Mona and I were briefly given the history of JB in the shelter and we fell for the cute rabbit like kitty without a tail instantly. We filled out his adoption paperwork and were informed that he was suffering a mild eye infection and that it should be no problem it we kept up with his medication (a topical antibiotic ointment). We took JB home and diligently kept up with his medication.

After 15 days, his eyes cleared up but a few days later the green discharge was back but only in his left eye, his inner eyelid was swollen and red so we put him back on the medication after a couple days it showed no improvement so we made an appointment with the SF animal hospital. JB's appointment was set for the following Monday on the fourteenth. I took the day off work and JB saw Dr Sahaghian whom noticed on closer inspection an abscess had formed on JB's cornea. Without treatment, his eye will pop. Fearing that he was allergic to the medication, he prescribed a different antibiotic ointment. Additionally he prescribed buprenex, and an oral antibiotic clavamox, and referred us to Veterinary Vision. JB's veterinary bill for that day topped $220. The next day Mona took time off work to take JB to Veterinarian Vision there they determined that the abscess was 90% of the way through the corneal tissue, and that without surgery it would be a long and painful recovery and that there was no guarantee that his eye would be salvageable. The surgery would cost $2500 a price that neither Mona nor I could come close to afford. Mona left that day without a date for surgery.

I decided to take off the rest of the week to care for him. Work easily and thankfully provided me the time off so that I could care for him. We are asking for assistance providing JB the care he desires. Any contribution you can spare will help.

For any contributor of 50 dollars or more we are willing to thank them by providing them with a handmade Plush Pirate Kitty.

Thank you all for your support.
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