You may remember around Christmas, we wrote a post about a random act of kindness started by The Bloggess, Jenny Lawson. We were happy to make some kiddos Christmas brighter and we emailed Jenny to ask if she had received any requests to help pets in need. Jenny did receive a request and we contacted the individual. We didn’t hear anything back…until Friday. It appears that the individual who requested help passed our name along to Jennifer. So, we wanted to keep our promise and share this story of one kitty in need. It is heartbreaking to see any animal and owner going through a medical crisis and our thoughts and prayers are with them. Anything you can do to help would be appreciated.
The email we received:
Hi! My name is Jennifer Gensch.
I am a huge softie and know it’s my life’s purpose to save animals. I met an owner (Lillian) of a cat (Spooky) at one of our fundraising parties and Spooky has melanoma. I started a chipin for him so that he can get tests done and his chemo. He’s getting better after having a hard time with finding the cancer. I can’t stand to see an animal die or suffer when his life can be saved and he can live so much longer. Before Spooky, I raised $500 for a cat who needed insulin. After Spooky I will find another cat or animal cause that needs help like this. I was given your information by “NadinetheArtist”. I met her at a party (event) that I had to help raise funds for Spooky. We raised $1200 that night and more since. I think that if you can help send people to the chipin so as to raise more funds (yes, I’m throwing another party) it would be a wonderful help! Below I will give you more information. I am SO happy that people like you are around to help people like me!
I am known on Twitter as @Hemmingwayscat or Angel, same with my blog. My blog post about Spooky is at http://hemmingwayscatsadventures.blogspot.com/2010/12/spooky-new-friend.html . My blog is at http://hemmingwayscatsadventures.blogspot.com/ . Spooky’s Chipin page is at http://hemmingwayscat.chipin.com/spookys-chemotherapy . Spooky’s blog about his chemo is at http://www.spookyspiro.blogspot.com/ .
Spooky’s vet is:
NYS Veterinary Specialists 410 West 55 Street NY NY 10019
His (Spooky) only blog entry reads:
Spooky is my cat, he is 12 years old and had been diagnosed with Lymphoma.
I got him 12 years ago [going on 13], a week after my birthday and I think it was the best gift I have ever gotten.
He grew from a little ball of black fur into a hefty 20 pounder.
He is highly intelligent he is sweet and has never had a mean streak ever.
Now my Spooky needs me to really help him get cured of this Lymphoma.
While undergoing a colonoscopy, his colon preforated, he was rushed into surgery, and this miracle worker Doctor, had done a terrific job of removing the mass, the surrounding tissues [as they call it] and reattached his colon. The results of the biopsy may have been devastating news in itself, but the results were another miracle, the Doctor had gotten the entire mass, and the surrounding tissue, leaving the repaired tissue/colon cancer-free.
He started chemotherapy treatments in July 2010, he is in his 4th month of treatments. Now, I must ask for financial help in keeping his chemotherapy going. The Oncologist has recommended 1 full year of treatments. I am asking that people donate as much as they can so he may continue treatments.
Spooky is looking amazing he is 20 pounds [or more] of love. The Doctors want him on a diet but he just loves his food so much. I will post photos of him.
It is unbelievable with all he went through in May and all he goes through when he has his chemotherapy, that when he comes home he tells me all about it [meows and purrs and alot of kisses]. I want to be able to give Spooky his life back after chemotherapy is done. I believe he will finish his chemotherapy treatments and live for a long time. With your help of whatever you can give.
I will donate any unused monies donated to another person who cannot afford to give their pet the chance my Spooky is getting. My goal is to get together from now until July 2011 $10,150.00 His treatments costs an estimated $450.00 per treatment. He currently has chemo every 10-14 days. Two (2) times a month.
Plus he gets medication and other tests along with the chemotherapy. Like blood tests etc.
I have a paypal account it is email@example.com or you can make payments to NYS Veterinary Specialists 410 West 55 Street NY NY 10019 note on checks or money orders it is towards Spookys S. Chemo treatments.
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