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Betsy: A life saved with emergency surgery
$75 raised
30% of $250 goal
5 contributors
4 Years running
On April 10, I received a call from a Glenwood resident who was desperately seeking help for his cat, Betsy. The man started out by saying he knew I most likely wouldn't be able to help him, as that was the same message he had gotten from the number ...
On the morning of April 10, I received a call from a Glenwood resident who was desperately seeking help for his cat, Betsy. The man started out by saying he knew I most likely wouldn't be able to help him, as that was the same message he had gotten from the number of other rescues and shelters that he had called. He told me that all the places he had contacted had only given him the name and number to the next place that he'd call. But since his previous call had yielded the number to SoCo Rescue, he thought he'd try one more place.

With a sense of hopelessness in his voice, this man said that Betsy had delivered three kittens the night before. Of those three, one was stillborn and another passed away shortly after being born. In the process of birthing the kittens, Betsy had suffered a prolapsed vagina.

For those of you who are not familiar with this, it means a portion of the vaginal canal is protruding (prolapsing) from the opening of the vagina. Left untreated, infection will set in and most likely would kill this cat.

This man, who lives on a very limited income, was even willing to sign over Betsy and the kitten so they could receive the continued care that they would need, care that he knew he couldn't afford.

I asked the man to give me a couple of hours to try to find Betsy some help, but even I was skeptical as there just aren't many cat rescues in southern Georgia.

I was headed to our vet's office when I had gotten this call. After speaking to the vet, he told me to get Betsy to him ASAP. And as fate would have it, a woman who works at our vet's office offered to foster both Betsy and her kitten after Betsy's surgery. If Betsy is unable to continue nursing her kitten after surgery this woman is willing to bottle feed and care for the kitten.

Betsy had her surgery on April 11and is expected to make a full recovery. She was also be spayed during this surgery as well as given an update on all of her vaccines. This surgery not only saved her life, but most likely the life of her new born kitten. Betsy will be available for adoption once she recovers from her surgery and weened her kitten

The surgery will cost SoCo Rescue $250. We are asking for the public's help in covering this expense.

If you would like to make a donation to help Betsy, please do so through this Fundrazr app or call Hall-Barrs Animal Clinic, at the number below and ask that your donation be applied to Betsy the cat's surgery.

Thank you, in advance, for any help that is given.

Hall-Barrs Animal Clinic
478-962-3415
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