April 9, 2014

A Plea From Two Friends in Ohio (Sailor Edgar). They support this Refuge and the Need is Great Right Now.

Friends and Supporters of the Goathouse Refuge,
Just as we were getting caught up on our bills with the success of last month's matching grant drive, we are faced with two urgent financial crises.
A new cat, Gaia, was heavily pregnant when she arrived at the Refuge a few days ago and when she went into labor on Sunday, she had one kitten but was unable to have the others.
After several hours of waiting for the next kitten, she was taken to the emergency vet. They discovered that she had an abnormally narrow pelvis and needed an emergency c-section (plus spay) to deliver her remaining three babies. That vet bill is over $2,000.
One kitten was initally struggling but all babies seem to be nursing at this point.
It appears that one is already hugging the other!
Another cat, Calliope, was rushed to the emergency vet today after it was discovered that she had a ruptured hernia in her esophagus.  She will need to stay at the emergency clinic for two days.  That vet bill is estimated to be $3,700.
We are asking for your help so that we can pay for these two unexpected veterinary expenses.
Through no fault of their own, both these cats needed emergency veterinary care.
Our mission is to offer ongoing, unconditional care to animals in need.  We provide a place where cats who have had to live at the margins of the modern world can find a place where they are welcome.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration of this request.  Siglinda and the whole Goathouse team (and Gaia and Calliope) are very, very grateful for any donations toward these two large vet bills.
(919) 542-6815


Brian said...

Thanks for telling us, we will go leave some green papers.

SailorEdgar said...

Thank you so much for posting this!

Mariodacat said...

Thanks Katie for telling us. We'll go over and help a little.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am so glad these people were there for these kitties - I've tweeted your post, hope some people step up and help.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh sweet Katie, We will go leave some green papers right now.

The Human is having a hideous work week with all the bigwigs away and her having to play principal. She can't WAIT for Friday so she can stop being all scoldy and stuff. XOXOXOXO

P.S. And by then maybe we will have an ending for our story!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Dear Katie,

The purple, red and the blue on your dark grey background are almost impossible to read, so it might be better to use other colours all through?

We purr that the refuge gets all the help it needs for its great work.

The Chans

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We are so thankful these kitties got the care they needed.

Tamago said...

They are adorable.
We made a little contribution and hope it helps.
Glad these kitties are receiving care and love xoxo

Anonymous said...

This is a very emotional post. Bless those people, who help the helpless animals. Thank you. I will check them out.

The Florida Furkids said...

Purrs for these kitties and for the Refuge. It's cool that there are so many ways to donate.

We wanted to let you know that we posted our award today! Thanks again.

The Florida Furkids

da tabbies o trout towne said...

de manee blessings oh St Francis two ewe both Gaia & Calli....& de wee kittehz az well ♥♥♥♥♥

Marty the Manx said...

Thanks for letting us know. Donated today.
Marty and Mom

Clarissa said...

Our mom knows all about the Goathouse Refuge. It is located in Pittsboro, NC. Our cousins, Angel Alfred, Gracie, and Sofie were adopted from there. We are going to check with mom and see if she has any green papers to send them.