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.