"Rescue" it's not just a verb, it's a promise.
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Ended Jun 2, 2015
For most of you, looking at "rescue" from the outside in, once the kitty is safe from death row the story ends. For us, the rescue'ers, it has just begun. We take a leap of fate, and have to react quickly when the cat has been labled as urgent. ... More ...

For most of you, looking at "rescue" from the outside in, once the kitty is safe from death row the story ends. For us, the rescue'ers, it has just begun. We take a leap of fate, and have to react quickly when the cat has been labled as urgent.

Klink is a great example. We all knew his time was up and that he was in danger of being killed. Now in the network of the SOS we all sighed a big sigh of relief, he was safe, and eventually he would find his forever home. For some kitties that is exactly how it works, for others...not so much. The first vet visit for these rescues, can tell us much, can leave us wondering, or can spell disaster in the way of an unexpected large vet bill.

This is what we learned about Klink, and why we need your help. We of course knew he needed to be neutered, and we are always prepared to do that! What we didn't know, is that while he spent so many days locked in a cage, that he apparently, out of frustration tried to chew his way out. Not only were his gums severely irritated and red, he broke teeth off in his attempt to free himself, from a situation he didn't ask to be put in. Scared, lonely, and confused, after months of caged sheltered life, he has done so much damage to his mouth that his vetting is going to be much more extensive than we anticipated. The decision had to be made quickly while at the clinic for only a neuter, and of course we couldn't see him live in pain one day longer so the dental work and extractions were completed. 

As the SOS works on a shoestring budget to begin with, mostly out of our own pockets, we ask that you please help us cover this unexpected side of rescue. Klink didn't deserve to die in a shelter, nor does he deserve to live in pain. 

Please donate if you are able to. Any amount is appreciated, and as we are now a 501c3 your contribution is tax deductible.

Thank you for your continued support, without you we simply could not do what we do.

Sincerly,

SOS Cat Shelter and Rescue

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