May 11th, 2007


Help. Please?

This is a really difficult bulletin to make. But I need help. (Please feel free to re-post this if you have a friend's list that might be able to help.)

Well, I don't need help. The cat that our neighbor had been feeding and asked us to take over feeding needs help. We have been feeding her for around a year now.

About a week ago I noticed she hadn't been eating the food we leave out. I had insomnia and at 3 a.m. I went out front and there she was under our front bush. Her back left leg was out of commission and it took me half an hour to lure her inside and then get her out back. We tried to get animal control out here but they refused since we had been feeding her for more than 72 hours. So according to Austin she belongs to us.

Well, it took us almost a week to finally catch her again and I knew that she had either been hit by a car or tortured by a neighbor. When they X-Rayed her leg the Veterinarian found out she got shot. That is right. Some neighbor SHOT this cat. For no reason other than either nastiness or some other frakked up reason. They found the pellet in her leg, still lodged there. Her femur has multiple fractures.


$800-. For just the leg (that is not including all the other work we need to have done like tests to make sure she can live in our house and shots etc).

Which we can not afford. So I'm putting a request out there for people to help me save her. The veterinarian told me that if it was a question of her being put to sleep or $800 that he would make the cost less (between $500-$600). I can give the information to anybody sincerely interested in helping us keep this cat alive.

Obviously we're going to make her an indoor cat after all this because she is not safe outside. If there is anybody who wants a cat that is adorable, calm once she realizes she is not in any danger, and that can not be allowed outside, that would help as well. Preferably in the Austin area or at least capable of making the trip to come get her.

The Veterinarian:
South Branch Pet & Bird Clinic
403 E Ben White Blvd. #F
Austin, TX

The cat's information: Callie (Cali - a calico), shot in the leg, multiple femur fractures with pellet lodged in leg. In under my husband's name (contact me for his name if you do not have it).

Just let me know if you can send donations directly to the hospital. Or send checks or money orders made out to the Veterinarian's office. Or call them and make credit card donations for her.

I do not have any of the paperwork yet, but will get some as of Monday. Any help with this will be highly appreciated.

Anybody who knows and trusts me enough, if you send money via Paypal I will make sure to send out a regular countdown until we reach the limit needed and then stop accepting money. Which is why I would prefer it to be made out to the clinic vs in my/my husband's name.

** Edited to add **

For Callie the Cat (who got shot)