Because Mamba's surgery was so urgent, we were able to push it ahead. This would not have been possible without the unimaginable kindness we've been shown. If you are able to continue spreading the word, we do still have a portion of the surgery as well as aftercare costs to consider but she is on her way to recovery!
The poor thing had a JAGGED urinary stone which is what was causing her so much pain and bleeding. She is on a number of medications and a special diet. Her stone has been sent to the lab plus she will need a post op check up, otherwise she is resting at home comfortably thanks to all of you!
Meet Mamba! Recently Mambas family found out she’s very sick and needs medical help. ( #GoFundMe link in our BIO 👆🏼) Naturally, they were horrified (as most pet owners would be) to find that she has recently been having trouble urinating, visually confirming a substantial amount of blood in her urine shortly after. Since that day in mid-December that we noticed it, we have been putting a lot of resources and care in to finding the cause and treating her - different medications, food adjustments, vet trips, urine analysis, etc. Today's veterinary trip however, was different. We decided to get an x-ray taken, revealing that Mamba has a “quite-large” bladder stone, that will need to be surgically removed. Without the surgery, she could face a full blockage of her bladder, leading to more infections and further health complications, on top of significant amounts of pain. With the removal surgery, they will make two incisions to fully access the bladder and remove the built up mineral deposit (the ‘stone’). The mineral deposit will be sent off and be lab-tested to find out what type of mineral is causing the build up, which will allow us to put her on the right diet to ensure that we can continue to enjoy her loving, playful company for years to come. Between post-secondary education, career changes and unexpected financial/personal stresses, we are struggling to imagine covering this large and unanticipated expense. Any amount that you’re willing to contribute to the surgery and vet bills would be so graciously appreciated!
If we do indeed reach our goal, (fingers, toes, eyes all crossed) we have chosen to donate all of the remaining Email / Go Fund Me raised donations to the @rapscatsanctuary, based out of Richmond B.C. doing AMAZING work. The Sanctuary provides a safe, forever home to hundreds of feral, abandoned and surrendered cats, most of whom are unlikely to find a family home. The Sanctuary is at the heart of RAPS’ no-kill promise. Here’s what they had to say: “Under our care, no animal is ever euthanized due to lack of space, treatable illness, physical defect, age, behavioral or socialization issues.”