EMERGENCY RELIEF NEEDED for a 10-week old kitten in critical condition!
UPDATE: We are sad to report that unfortunately, Marvin did not make it. We used the funds to pay of his vet costs and then used the additional funds raised towards another urgent kitten named Roo, who was born with twisted legs. We thank you all so much for being dedicated supporters of Alley Cat Rescue.
Roo is one kitten that needs significant support. He was a shelter intercept and born with his back legs badly deformed. He was one of six kittens in his litter, our vet thinks that the deformity was caused as there was not enough room in his mother’s womb. Roo has required intensive veterinary care to help him survive. He has been to several vets and needed supportive care to help manage an infection in his foot. After a week of physical therapy and lengthening exercises he sadly lost one of his feet. Our team also had to take over feeding all the kittens as the mama cat had a bacterial infection and was unable to provide milk. ACR took over and bottle fed the babies around the clock to make sure the kittens survived.
As shelters across Los Angeles close due to the current COVID-19 crisis, we are stepping up to provide emergency care for cats and kittens as much as possible. This has proven difficult, as donations are not as frequent and many of the services we help to provide are limited because of the closure of clinics and pauses on funding. Due to this, it is difficult to sustain our emergency work for cats and kittens we come across on the street, including a 10-week old kitten we found that is being hospitalized for surgery and a blood transfusion.
Marvin, a 10 week old kitten, was rescued yesterday by ACR just in the nick of time. He was found on the street, hardly moving in the hot sun, and badly injured.
He was taken to an emergency vet, and it was determined that he has suffered severe trauma. As a result of trauma his bladder and intestines are outside of his abdominal wall. He is also severely dehydrated, anemic, and malnourished. Marvin's red blood cell count is alarmingly low; he only has nine red blood cells when he should have 25.
Marvin will require surgery as soon as possible, but first his red blood cells need to regenerate so that he will be stable enough to have the operation and he may require an emergency blood transfusion.
The emergency vet immediately hospitalized him as he is in critical condition. Even though Marvin has already suffered so much during his short life, he is proving to be a fighter and we have everyone rooting for him. While he will require a tremendous amount of care and medical procedures in order to recover, this will only be possible through your generous donations. Please consider donating today and help Marvin receive the care he so desperately needs and deserves.
His situation is critical and WE NEED YOUR HELP! The situation is dire and we don't have a lot of time. Please help us provide medical care for this kitten TODAY.