Help with Nacho's tooth extraction surgery!
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This is my cat Nacho. We adopted him when he was about 3 months old - he was apparently dumped in a bag on the side of the road with his siblings in the middle of summer, left to die. He is now almost 2, and has brightened my life in the ... More ...

This is my cat Nacho.

Nacho
 
We adopted him when he was about 3 months old - he was apparently dumped in a bag on the side of the road with his siblings in the middle of summer, left to die. He is now almost 2, and has brightened my life in the most amazing ways. I can't imagine life without my precious baby Nacho, and I'm sure he can't imagine life without his human family.

We discovered the cat shelter he came from wasn't as ethical as we thought, and was featured on a current affair news program called Today Tonight for its malpractice. 

The first few weeks of having Nacho, he was sickly and refused to eat - he had problems with his bowels and constant weeping eyes. After hundreds of dollars worth of vet trips, we discovered he had contracted Calicivirus, which is believed to be circulating in the shelter itself. Emails and messages to the shelter were in vain - I have yet to hear anything from them, even at least an apology. They completely ignored my pleas for help.

From the Calicivirus, he has developed severe gingivitis which causes him extreme pain. He has been on a cocktail of pain medication, antibacterial mouth washes and anti-inflammatories for the last 6-8 months, but the problem still persists. 

What he really needs is a full tooth extraction surgery. His teeth are causing him such extreme pain, and the only way to remedy this now is to remove them completely. But our funds are completely run dry after all of the constant fortnightly visits to the vet, all the expensive testing, and all the special diets he has been on.

We need your help! Please help Nacho to live a pain-free life. He's had such a rough start to life, and I just desperately want him to live a normal life - flinching every time he smells his food, running away from his food because he thinks it's causing him pain, and having to be carted to the vet every few weeks for more needles just so he can eat properly, are not a normal life for a cat. 

The costs for his operation and all x-rays and medication has been quoted $800, but if I can raise at least half of it, it would ease a lot of our stress! 

Thank you so much for your time - if you cannot donate, please help share this page with as many people as possible! 










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