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Many of you know my story, and some of you may know Faiths. To make a VERY long story somewhat shorter, I was born with a serious heart condition that resulted in basically the reconstruction of my heart at age 5. Needless to say, that affected ...

Many of you know my story, and some of you may know Faiths. To make a VERY long story somewhat shorter, I was born with a serious heart condition that resulted in basically the reconstruction of my heart at age 5. Needless to say, that affected my life a great deal...complications, more surgeries, and the latest bomb was that I learned that I will need a double heart and liver transplant within the next few years. Now, most know that Ive always been involved in dogs. Ive groomed, trained, done kenneling and daycare, run a retail store and worked at an ER/GP/Specialists vets office. Ive had to leave all of that behind, not because of my heart issues, but also because of my severe anxiety, PTSD, and depression. Im on a lot of meds, and am chronically fatigued. What DOES brighten my day, are my two older shelties, Heidi and Shelby, and my kitty, Faith. Not many of you know was that I was a cat FREAK when I was younger. I actually caught a feral kitten and kept it in my closet until Mom found out and made me give it up. After that, I was very fearful of cats after a very bad experience with a friends cat attacking me. Friends would make fun of me for tackling a big "aggressive" dog, but running away from a squeeking kitten. That all changed when I met Faith. I went into the vets office for my shift and saw the most GORGEOUS cat sitting in a cage with a red tag (which meant she was a stray). I IMMEDIATELY put my name on her and knew she was something special. And special she has been. She lays on my side, and puts her teeny paws over my shoulder and purrs in my ear. Every night we meditate to music to try and calm my nerves. She has show me that no, I can never be without a cat.

But this changed today. I brought her outside to enjoy the good weather but she wasnt enjoying it at all. So I brought her in the house, where she ran through the kitchen and ran under the reclining love-seat in the living room. Wanting to comfort her, I lifted it from behind but didnt see her. Putting it down, I heard her scream. She was caught in the bars and stupidly I pulled. Some how, in the fray, she broke her humerus at the elbow. I RUSHED her to the vet, and she was open mouthed breathing; I worried I crushed her ribs. Luckily it was just her arm. Unfortunately, it was going to be 5300 to use 2 plates and screws to put it back together...its going to be about half that to amputate the leg. So, her special paw, with her special spot (her angels thumb-print) is going to be gone tomorrow. The vet has been very generous and allowed me to pay 900 now, and the rest over the next 6 months. I hate asking for help; I wasnt raised to. If its my problem, then its MY PROBLEM. But at the urging of a friend, I am giving this a try. My own mother doesnt like cats, and is urging me to have the work done at the surrendering of Faith, or putting her down. I cant in good concience do that without trying this first...I wouldnt be able to live with myself. You must understand how hard this is for me, but I cant go into my next surgery next week without knowing the fate of my wonderful and beautiful cat Faith. Thank you all for your support, for even prayers are so welcomed at this point...

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