I will start by apologizing for the graphic photo but felt it needed to be shared. This is what can happen when you do not spay your cat. Sprinkles came to us with a severe Mastitis. Her body believes it is pregnant and started producing milk. She was not pregnant nor was she ever nursing kittens. By the time we received her it had developed to the point that it was severe and too dangerous to do the spay. The only treatment option was a course of multiple antibiotics and compresses. As you can see there was little improvement. This morning she underwent surgery to remove several of her glands. She will require extensive wound care and IV antibiotics. As you can imagine this was quite an expense. Yesterday as well our sweet Pumpkin was finally well enough to have his dental surgery. These cases are just a few of what we are dealing with.
Add in the Pandemic situation and the cancellation of many of our fundraising actives for most likely the next few months.
I know these are trying times for everyone. There are options below if you are able to help us financially in any way.
With the consistent overwhelming intake of kittens, pregnant moms, nursing moms and so many cases that need extensive medical care we are putting out a plea. Please consider any of the following options: 1) In desperate need puppy pads, NON clumping litter-We use Pine, wheat or grass litter. These are compatible for the smaller kittens. 2) Wet Food ( We use Friskies- Pate only as the gravy variety can cause GI upset) 4) Consider becoming a monthly supporter Please share with your friends and family
Become a Fixed Fur Life Guardian Angel. As you can imagine The bills pile up quickly and we are hoping to get more people signing up for monthly giving. It is simple, it is easy and it would allow us to manage all these vet bills and plan for the cases that come through our doors everyday.
There are several ways you can participate:
1) You can sign up for using the secure website:
2) You can do E transfers to firstname.lastname@example.org
3) You can donate through the Pay Pal link on our website www.fixedfurlife.com
3) If you are uncomfortable with the on line route you can mail post dated cheque’s to Fixed Fur Life P.O. Box 20091 Belleville K8N 5V1
Friday’s letter to the editor https://www.intelligencer.ca/news/local-news/fridays-letters-to-the-editor-7/
Organization seeking assistance
Since 2004 Fixed Fur Life, a charitable organization, has been working aggressively in the Quinte community to combat pet overpopulation. To date they have successfully spayed and neutered 23,266 cats and dogs in Quinte.
As hard as we work out in the community to combat the overpopulation crisis we are still seeing multitudes of cats and kittens out in our community that are breeding continuously, as evidenced by the recent report of overcrowding at local shelters.
Our goal is to reduce these numbers thus decreasing the burden on local shelters. While the efforts are tireless and frustrating at times we do believe that aggressive Spaying and neutering is the answer and eventually we will see the results.
Fixed Fur Life assists over 2,000 cats and dogs per year. At any given time during the year we will have 2 to 300 cats in our intake area, foster homes and four adoption centers. As we adopt out we take more in from the long waiting list we have acquired. Referrals come to us by word of mouth, the veterinary community, other rescue organizations and shelters.
As the cold weather approaches our efforts are ramped up to get as many pregnant females and kittens off the streets and inside. With these increased efforts comes an increased expense. FFL receives zero funding and relies on donations and fundraisers to continue its efforts. FFL is comprised of volunteers with zero paid staff which allows us to direct all funds to veterinary expenses defined as spaying, neutering and medical emergencies.
We are hoping to reach our next goal of 24,000 by the end of December 2018. If you would like to assist us in our endeavour donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 20091 Belleville K8N 5V1.
On Line donations can be made through our website www.fixedfurlife.com
As you can see we are bursting at the seams with pregnant cats, adult cats, sick cats, kittens, kittens and more kittens.
Looking for dry and wet cat food. In an effort to not upset tummies we use consistent brands:
1) Dry Performatrin adult and kitten (Pet Valu)
2) Wet canned Performatrin or Friskies Pate
3) Senior food dry ( Global Pet Foods)
Also on our wish list are puppy pads
Thank you ahead of time if you are able to help. Items can be dropped at Foster Park or either of the Pet Valu’s