Darly will be going for hernia operation. There was some small bulge at the side of his body after his skin graft, which was done about one year ago. I didn’t think much about it but as Darly was gaining weight the bulge became much larger. From what I read, it must be what is called incisional hernia.
I showed a photo of Darly to Dr. Kitty from AMK and she advised to have the hernia repaired as his intestines could be torn during cat fights… and he certainly is always looking for fights!
LK had a hard time medicating him and cleaning his wound as he is not too friendly. Charcoal will be released tomorrow.
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Came across this poem, for all of you dedicated animal rescuers and caregivers out there:
I would’ve died that day if not for you.
I would’ve given up on life if not for your kind eyes.
I would’ve used my teeth in fear if not for your gentle hands.
… … I would have left this life believing that all humans don’t care
Believing there is no such thing as fur that isn’t matted
skin that isn’t flea bitten
good food and enough of it
beds to sleep on
someone to love me
to show me I deserve love just because I exist.
Your kind eyes, your loving smile, your gentle hands
Your big heart saved me…
You saved me from the terror of the pound,
Soothing away the memories of my old life.
You have taught me what it means to be loved.
I have seen you do the same for other cats like me.
I have heard you ask yourself in times of despair
Why you do it
When there is no more money, no more room, no more homes
You open your heart a little bigger, stretch the money a little tighter
Make just a little more room…to save one more like me.
I tell you with the gratitude and love that shines in my eyes
In the best way I know how
Reminding you why you go on trying.
I am the reason
The cats before me are the reason
As are the ones who come after. Our lives would’ve been wasted, our love never given
We would die if not for you
We managed to find the owner and they showed their love and concern for their cat… and also agreed to mesh all their windows. They have settled the bill at AMK and payed $800,- down payment at Mt Pleasant Hospital… where the surgery will be done by Dr. Dennis Choi. The problem is that they can’t really afford the estimated $6.000,- payment for Manja’s surgery.
The sum of $4.000,- needs to be payed before they start on the surgery… which would be in 2 or 3 days time… when she has more stabilized… there is also injury to the lungs.
In order to save the cat’s life Crystal (who found the injured cat) LK and myself have agreed to give $1.000,- each, although it’s hard on LK and myself. One of my own needs to go for surgery soon… My friend AB is also contributing $300.- .
I hope that more people will find it in their heart to help Manja. She is very sweet and only 6 months old. Manja is now at Mt Pleasant Whitley Road registered under Manje, owner Azman.
Manja has 2 broken legs… one with the bone sticking out and her hip is also broken. They were unable to do this kind of surgery at AMK.
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She must be a home cat… we are still trying to trace the owner. Legs badly broken, hip broken and other internal injuries.
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Ringo is a newcomer in Area 2. He was treated and castrated at the same time. Now on antibiotics and needs daily wound cleaning.