Pets In Need

Cher the catCher the cat





Cher the cat is the light of her owner’s life. She has a mysterious illness that has her close to death. Please donate to help us get her well.


Active Date
Monday, July 8, 2019
Success Story
Cat or Dog


The relationship between Cher and her owner is pure love. Her owner says, “Cher is the kindest, smartest little kitty I’ve ever known...She exhibits so much energy, love, and positivity every day of her life, and I hate to see her like this.” 

For four days Cher has been declining in health, not eating, drinking, or using the litterbox. Her owner has been trying to raise the money to get her seen by a veterinarian, but he just can't be approved for credit. Ten months ago he paid for Cher to have emergency pyometra surgery and his low-income finances never caught up to make up that unexpected expense. At this point, it’s unknown what exactly is causing the problem. Knowing that our Angel-Donors like you would want to help this sweet kitty and her dad, we helped him get Cher to the emergency vet yesterday. They gave her fluids and checked for a blockage or some other cause, but came up with no answers. Today they followed up with their regular vet and did more tests and gave her more fluids. She is currently on medication that will help her pass a potential blockage, but they still aren't sure that’s what it is. She needs another follow-up tomorrow.

This situation reminds us very much Finnian the cat who kept having symptoms, but it took a long time to determine the cause. If it does prove to be a blockage, and she doesn't pass it on her own, she will face surgery. But at this point, it’s not adding up. Two sets of X-rays don’t clearly show a blockage. 

She sleeps every night with her Dad (owner) and wakes up with him every day. This has been the routine since he took her in 3 years ago. Please help us give them many more mornings together. 

Please donate today to help us figure out this poor kitty’s medical condition.


Good news for Cher!
October 7, 2019 12:00 AM

Our friend, Cher, went to the specialist today for some follow-up testing. All reports point to NO CANCER! The lining of her liver seems to back to normal thickness and generally, she seems to be doing very well. She does have a few stones near her pancreas that they are keeping an eye on, but they are confident that Cher's owners have her on the right food for the problem and it may resolve itself.

A diagnosis of "no cancer: may be priceless, but today's testing wracked up $685.55. PLEASE DONATE whatever you can.

Minor improvement
July 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Cher has been doing better since her particularly bad day on Tuesday. She is eating on and off and using the feeding tube when needed. The veterinarian wants to give her some time to build her strength before rushing into a biopsy.

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For The Love Of Alex Inc. provides emergency funding for life-saving veterinary care of low-income families.