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Team Kitten Rescue Runs To Save Homeless Animals

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BENEFITING: Kitten Rescue

ORGANIZER: Kitten Rescue

EVENT: 2015 LA Marathon

Laura and Ryleigh Hawthorne

THE STORY:

On August 21, 2014 a coldhearted monster threw a pair of two week old kittens out the window of a moving car on Spring Street in Long Beach.  Several car lengths back, women on their way to drop their friend at the airport saw what had happened and immediately pulled over.  Taking their life in their hands, the ladies dashed into traffic to rescue the babies.  In the short time it took to get to them, one of the kittens was run over and instantly killed.  They were however able to scoop up the remaining kitten and get him safely out of harm’s way.  Kitten Rescue was contacted for help and in less than two hours this tiny traumatized baby was delivered to my office.  Weighing a mere seven ounces, this sweet little lamb fit in the palm of my hand with room to spare.  Knowing what he’d been through I knew the risk of internal injuries existed.  I was concerned by the fact that he was rather lethargic and unusually quiet for a little kitten but I was able to get him to take a small amount of formula from a bottle which was a good sign.  He was moderately dehydrated (heaven only know how long he’d been away from mama and last nursed), so I gave him a small amount of subcutaneous lactated ringer solution which seemed to perk him up a little.  His first urination and bowel movement showed no signs of blood which I had feared could be present if there were internal injuries. 

A visit to a Kitten Rescue veterinary partner confirmed that this little angel had miraculously suffered no physical damage from the heinous act perpetrated on him other than a superficial laceration on his side which healed quickly.

This little fellow needed a proper name.  At the suggestion of the president of Kitten Rescue he was named ‘Fenster’.  A sort of shortened version of the word ‘defenestration’ which (I learned) is “the act of throwing someone or something out of a window”.  Who knew there was even a word for such an act?  Certainly not me!

After the first few days little Fenster became more active and his appetite improved.  I was offering him the bottle every couple of hours (around the clock) and at each feeding he took a little more.  He traveled back and forth to work with me every day for the first five weeks to accommodate his feeding schedule.

At the age of 2 ½ months the poor little guy landed in the hospital for several days with a urinary tract infection.  Thankfully that cleared up quickly and he is now 100% happy, healthy, and ready for his forever home.

It breaks my heart that his innocent little sibling died in such a horrific manner.  I also can’t help but fear what fate befell their mama.  I’ve spent a fair amount of time praying that karma will suitably repay the individual who committed this horrible act.

Fenster is yet another Kitten Rescue ‘success story’.  Every year we save hundreds of kittens, cats, puppies, and dogs that otherwise wouldn’t have a chance for a happy ending like little Fenster.  But we can’t do it without your help!  Since Kitten Rescue is an all-volunteer organization, every penny of your TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation goes directly to the critters care and medical expenses.

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To This Fundraiser

$6,922

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lisa Ann Doodakian

    $50

  • Katie Rogers

    $10

  • Mary Ann Sushinsky

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • John Amato

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Hawkeye

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Cosmo

    $25

  • Raymond Gerald Lemon

    $50

  • Claire Friend

    $100

  • DeeDee

    $30

  • Jill M. Jones

    $100

  • Ellen Royal

    $100

  • Amy & Maui

    $500

  • Katherine Juette

    $100

  • Andrea Humberger

    $20

  • Amy & Maui

    $1,000

  • Bill & Vicki Holland

    $50

  • Fred & Joan Nicholas

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Christine Borje

    $50

  • Jessamyn and Zak Vedro

    $100

  • Andrée & Maui

    $150

  • Carrie Wolfe

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Spider and Possum

    $15

  • Jennifer Miller

    $25

  • Glynis

    $200

  • Stern Family

    $10

  • Mary Ann Sushinsky

    $100

  • Marie E. Bryan

    $25

  • Kim Sarchet

    $30

  • Kelley and Brian Jacobson

    $50

  • Yoshi

    $25

  • Noboro Sato

    $20

  • Kristin Eberhard

    $20

  • Stacy Simpki

    $25

  • Pamela Polivka

    $40

  • Kimberley Blaine

    $50

  • Kimberley Blaine

    $50

  • Helen

    $20

  • Bruce N. Loder

    $100

  • Robin and Kelli

    $25

  • Callan & Courtney

    $100

  • Jill Jones

    $100

  • Robin & Kelli

    $20

  • Phyllis

    $50

  • Michelle & Susan

    $100

  • Eric Rosenblatt

    $150

  • Mark & Anthony GiaCramer

    $25

  • Mary & Riley McIntire

    $50

  • Fuhlin Hsin

    $50

  • Simpson Leonard

    $75

  • Lorraine Leonard

    $100

  • Steve & Audi

    $300

  • Michael Kahn

    $10

  • Michael and Lillian Schwartz

    $50

  • Erick Herring & Susan Cohen

    $100

  • In Memory Of Dirk Haraburd

    $100

  • Craig Pansing

    $25

  • Andy and Amanda Simonson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • marilyn (honeybee) & henry [former rescue kitties]

     

  • In remembrance of Dirk M. Haraburd

    $100

  • Anna-Marie and Sebastian Steidl

    $32

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Leigh Padilla

    $100

  • Jourdan

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bessie Hedrick

    $25

  • Lourdes, Michael and "kids"

    $350

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Linda Deckard, Lily, Linus, Merlin, Tigger

    $100

  • Caitlin

    $25

  • Team Hawthorne

    $100

  • Ross Lloyd

    $20

  • jan van diver

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Katmandoo

    $40

  • Sandy Garcia

    $20

  • Michael and Susan Sammis

    $100

  • Doug and Shirley Pircher

    $100

  • Leslie White

    $5

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92% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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The Team: $75,820 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kitten Rescue

Amount Raised

$9,745

 

13% Raised of$75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura and Ryleigh Hawthorne

Amount Raised

$6,922

 

92% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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Sandra Harrison

Amount Raised

$5,050

 

101% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Evelyn Jensen

Amount Raised

$3,050

 

122% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Aneta Dubow

Amount Raised

$2,825

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Jesec Griffin

Amount Raised

$2,724

 

109% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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Jennifer Hawkins

Amount Raised

$2,450

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Cynthia McKeag

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

105% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Leslie White

Leslie White

DONATION: $5

5 years ago

Doug and Shirley Pircher

Doug and Shirley Pircher

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Michael and Susan Sammis

Michael and Susan Sammis

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Sandy Garcia

Sandy Garcia

DONATION: $20

Sorry I donated late!!! 5 years ago

Katmandoo

Katmandoo

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

jan van diver

jan van diver

DONATION: $100

For sweet Coco, Flashie, Zoe, Ziggy and Zachary the troublemaker. Thanks to all the dedicated KR volunteers for all you do. 5 years ago

Ross Lloyd

Ross Lloyd

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Team Hawthorne

Team Hawthorne

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Caitlin

Caitlin

DONATION: $25

5 years ago