Pie Pie the cat suffers from a severe case of hyperthyroidism. His mom is asking for your help to afford life-saving radioiodine therapy.
If you met Pie Pie and his owner, you would love them. This New York cat’s owner says, “Pie is a loving kitty who I like to say is more human than anything. His eyes connect with you instantly!” You can imagine her heartache as she witnessed Pie Pie’s sudden decline in health.
Pie Pie has been fighting hyperthyroidism for about a year. He’s been treated with medication, but the medication is not a long-term solution for him. On the medication, he’s been losing weight and suffers from nausea and diarrhea. Life-threatening dehydration has been a problem, with his mom nursing him back to health. As troubling as this all is, the good news is that there is another option.
Pie Pie’s mom is asking for your help in raising the funds to get Pie Pie radioiodine therapy. The therapy consists of a Radioactive Iodine shot and a hospital stay. The iodine is absorbed quickly into the cat's bloodstream and the diseased thyroid tissue. Once in the thyroid, it destroys the overactive portions of the thyroid gland. After that Pie Pie’s thyroid problems will be gone. (I’m told he will not get superpowers from the radioactive iodine, but I’m still hopeful.)
Pie Pie’s mom can’t afford the treatment because she is on permanent disability. Her own attempts at starting a GoFundMe failed. Today she reaches out to you.
Pie Pie’s treatment can’t be scheduled until August, because the unique procedure is only offered in her city during certain times of the year. Please donate today so that Pie Pie and his owner don't have to wait for the next opportunity.
The procedure can cost up to $2500. Every single donation helps and means the world to Pie Pie and his mom! Please donate today.
Pie Pie had his treatment on Friday and is going home today! All signs look good.
Pie Pie will be receiving his life-changing thyroid treatment in about a week! We are excited to see how quickly he improves.
His mom sent this message: "I will never be able to Thank all of you enough! You all have made it possible for Pie Pie to have a second chance at having a healthy, happy life! I used to cry every day every time I looked at him! My heart would sink, and I felt helpless. I was watching my poor boy die every day...that's how I felt and it was terrible and he felt terrible! Now when I see him I tell him 'hang on Pie, we are almost there' I shudder to think what would have been his destiny we never found you."
Thank you for caring about Pie Pie.
For The Love of Alex Inc is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides emergency funding for urgent and lifesaving care of pets of low-income families.