Precious came to Cat Care Society in May of 2019. She was very thin and her hair coat was matted. Through routine lab testing it was discovered that Precious has a disorder called hyperthyroidism. Normally this is an easily treated disease and our veterinarian proceeded to prescribe pills to regulate her thyroid. Over the past nine months Precious' thyroid has progressively gotten worse. Our veterinarian discussed her case with a vet specializing in feline thyroid care and decided that Precious likely has a thyroid carcinoma (cancer). Cancer does not usually have a positive prognosis, but in the case of Precious it is an answer to why our treatments weren't working. Thankfully the specialist believes that Precious is an excellent candidate for radioactive iodine treatment that will disable her thyroid and the cancer with it. As a shelter that runs solely on donations, and receives no government subsidies or grants, we rely greatly on our donors for ongoing care with our cats. CCS never gives up on a cat if there is a chance to save their life. Precious gained fans at CCS as she regularly greets visitors in the main hallway. One visitor fell in love with Precious and offered to pay for half of her treatment with radioactive iodine. The total cost will be at least $1000, and our generous donor offered to drive Precious to her treatments and pay $500.