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Jake the cat

Jake

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Cat

Jake, the Ohio cat, needs your help to afford life-saving surgery. His mom lost her job due to COVID-19 and he is suffering from glaucoma.

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Active Date
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Status
Pets In Most Need
Cat or Dog
Cat

Story

Jake, the Ohio cat, hasn’t had it easy. We can’t be sure what his young life was like, but by the time his owner adopted him, he was already missing one eye. No one ever explained how or why the eye was missing, but she now believes it was glaucoma-related. Glaucoma also started to affect Jake’s remaining eye, but the onset was so slow, that it went unnoticed. Jake gets around perfectly fine, so you can imagine his owner’s shock when the vet said that he was totally blind. With advanced glaucoma, Jake has painful swelling and a cornea ulcer starting. His owner was given the hard choice of enucleation (eye removal surgery) or euthanasia. 


Jake’s owner wanted to do whatever was best for Jake, and she wasn’t worried about his quality of life after surgery since he was already blind. But, like so many, she had just lost her job due to COVID-19 and already used her small savings surviving. She was denied a care credit loan and didn’t have anywhere else to turn. 


Jake’s owner is not the type to ask for handouts but in this desperate time, she is willing to put her heart in her hands and ask you to please donate toward Jake’s life-saving surgery. Jake is a fighter and has a loving home. Please help his mom afford the surgery and get him home to recuperate. 


Every donation helps!

Jake sees your love
June 25, 2020 12:00 AM

Jake is happy and adjusting well, post-surgery. Almost immediately after getting home, he was hard at work playing with his toys. He's eating and drinking, and getting spoiled with gifts from his friends, like a new pillow for his favorite spot on his favorite chair.

The family is still adjusting to the news that Jake has been blind for some time. The eye removal surgery took his pain and agitation away, and now he is still navigating his surroundings just fine.

Thank you for loving Jake!

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