Help Diagnose and Treat Baby's Health Problems
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My rescue cat, "Baby", was found swimming in the Tampa Bay last Spring. He has had a string of mysterious health issues since we found him. I would like to get him tested and treated, so he can be happy, healthy, and stop these continuous vet visits. More ...

My rescue cat, "Baby", was found swimming in the Tampa Bay last Spring. He has had a string of mysterious health issues since we found him. I would like to get him tested and treated, so he can be happy, healthy, and stop these continuous and costly vet visits.

Baby was spotted swimming in the cold bay, treading water for at least 30 minutes, carried out by the current and being pecked by birds.  A group rescue ensued, and he was brought ashore via paddle board, meowing the whole ride.  We are so thankful we rescued him in time!  

Baby was brought to the vet for an initial assessment.  He had a large infected wound, among several smaller wounds- Possibly from the birds, or sharp rocks alongside the bay.  We also learned he is mostly (if not completely) blind.  We treated the wounds, and searched extensively for his owners.  We never got responses to our search, and although I was not looking to have a pet, we created a bond, and I happily took him in as my new family member.

Within 3 months of Baby's arrival, his vet bills had reached nearly $2,000.  He has had fleas, digestional issues, and recurring mysterious open sores including an abscess which required surgery.  At his last post-surgery check-up, we were hoping we had seen the last of it.  This past week, the sores have reappeared, and the area is sensitive. There seems to be an underlying issue that needs to be tested and diagnosed. He will require testing and more vet visits before any further treatment, hopefully not requiring more surgery.

Over the years, I have donated to animal shelters and causes, and have helped rehab animals on my own.  I would love it if now I could get some help for my little guy. These vet expenses have been difficult to manage- my credit card and a generous family member have helped get us this far.  Now there will be more vet visits until we have our answer, then, a course of action.  I want to get a resolution so my sweet Baby can get the correct treatment he needs. 

I'm trying to pay off these debts, which are now up to about $4,000. Unfortunately there will be more expenses to come. No donation is too small, Baby and I appreciate any help!

Thank You!

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