A picture is coming, but I'm putting it at the end of this post in order to give the squeamish a chance to back out before scrolling down.
Prosper is about 10 weeks old, and was just fine two days ago. Now he's got one nasty eye and another that ruptured in no time flat. I called the vet as soon as they opened this morning, and had to leave him behind for surgery. His only options were surgery or euthanasia, and I just can't kill a cat for having a bad eye, no matter how much more affordable an option it might be.
The surgery will cost a minimum of $240, and that is going to hard to find. I'm talking to Alpine about a payment plan for Prosper. If anyone feels compelled to donate and help Prosper, it would be greatly appreciated! Payments can be made directly to Alpine Veterinary Clinic at 719-852-2561 or paypal can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, this is how I found Prosper last night, after he was fine yesterday morning.
C.R.O.W.'s mission is to improve the welfare of cats and their caregivers in the San Luis Valley, with a special focus on cats who are disabled, abused, senior, feral, or whose humans have become homeless.
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. - Mahatma Gandhi
CROW= Colorado Rescue, Outreach, & Welfare
Colorado Yeah, that.
Rescue Cats in the care of C.R.O.W. live cage-free (except for medical reasons) in a network of foster homes in the San Luis Valley. We strive to rescue and rehome as many cats as possible, especially those with special needs, those whose humans have become homeless, and those facing euthanasia from city shelter overflow.
Outreach C.R.O.W. networks with other animal welfare organizations in the area to best meet the needs of the community. We share educational articles in the newspapers, keep an active blog, offer free educational workshops and classes, and interact with the community at large on a regular basis.
Welfare Our rescue and outreach programs directly impact the welfare of cats in the San Luis Valley. We are in the early stages of building a Feral Cat Welfare Program to improve public acceptance of feral cats, to provide winter shelters for colonies around the valley, to trap-neuter-release (TNR) as many feral cats as possible, and to help the caregivers of feral colonies in any way we can.
CROW Cat Rescue is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit. Your donations are tax deductable. Thanks!