7/8/2020 We are heartbroken to announce that Charlie Brown passed away during his surgery. He was a happy kitten that we are heartbroken to lose. We appreciate all those that donated in an effort to give him to a better life.
Charlie Brown was found in the middle of the road and brought to the shelter. CARE pulled him from the shelter and placed him in foster care. Barely half a pound and about 4 weeks old, he was thin and weak. Even though his foster tried to encourage him to eat, syringe fed him and he received a few fluid injections at the Vet, he was not gaining weight. But he showed that he was a fighter and slowly gained a little day by day. The foster was still concerned as he cried a lot, had breathing issues and just didn't seem like he was acting appropriatley for a kitten his age. He was then diagnosed with Petus Excavatum, a congenital malformation of the sternum. This results as a depression of the sternum into the chest cavity, possibly reducing lung and cardiac function. Charlie Brown is scheduled for a proceedure on July 7th where he will have an exterior splint attached to his sternum. At three months, a kitten's bones are flexible and he has a short window to get this proceedure done to correct this issue. CARE has received a matched donation of $250 towards the $1/500 cost of the proceedure. We are raising another $1,000 to give him this life saving proceedure.