This sweet little tortie cat showed up with her three small kittens in friend's yard in Los Angeles. A local shelter accepted the family just before the craziness of July 4th. She is now FIGHTING FOR LIFE at a veterinary hospital due to a particularly nasty strain of Calicivirus that struck out of the blue two days ago. This virus is common in many cats, but typically only presents when the cat is extremely stressed. Tori will need intensive care for the next few weeks. Please help us provide life-saving care.
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Tori's Road to Recovery
Great News! The lesions in Tori's mouth cleared up early last week and within a couple of days she started eating regular canned cat food on her own! She is scheduled for a re-check by the vet at VCA West Los Angeles on 7/29/18 at which time, we hope the feeding tube can be removed. However, we really need help with the bills she racked up which reached just over $4,000. Please help us to continue providing life saving care for cats like Tori.
July 28, 2018
On the afternoon of July 17th an esophagostomy feeding tube was inserted and she went home with Jackie, who is the president of Felines & Friends in Los Angeles. Jackie and another volunteer will now administer liquified high protein food every four hours or so until the lesions in Tori's mouth diminish and she can eat on her own. This procedure is commonly used to address eating issues. However, not all vets recommend it fast enough and liver damage can result if a cat doesn't eat for more than 2-3 days. We moved Tori to VCA West LA just in time and she is on the road to recovery. Please share Tori's story. If everyone who reads this donated just $25 we would reach our goal and even have funds for follow up care. An anonymous supporter will match every donation. Please cross post to help Tori.
July 20, 2018