Sweet Piper the cat has been battling on-going drainage issues from a malformation that causes painful abscesses under her right ear, sensitivity to noise and fevers. Her mom desperately needs your help to afford surgery.
Piper, the Ohio cat, needs help. Her mom reached out to us to find help with the cost of surgery to correct a malformation that is causing the cat pain daily. The veterinarian is confident that the surgery to remove her ear canal will be life-changing and give Piper a happy new life.
With your help, this sweet kitty so she can get back to playing fetch with her roommates and generally enjoying life.
Unfortunately, funding has been incredibly low this year, and we cannot pre-pay to have the surgery done. Whatever you donate will go toward the $3,800 to $4,200 estimate for intricate surgery that Piper’s mom is scheduling. Due to preliminary tests and other factors, the surgery hasn’t been scheduled yet, so we have a little time to raise the funds.
We will pay whatever we raise for Piper in the next two weeks directly to the veterinary office. If we are lucky enough to raise even more, those funds will go toward the still uncovered vet bills of several other cases we’ve had this year.
Please donate today. Let’s get Piper to surgery!
I'll never be able to thank all of the angels who helped Piper enough. It is true that we all put everything we had into saving Piper. On Friday, her surgery went well. Things were good. But then, on Saturday she had a sudden stroke and passed away. Her mother is taking it especially hard, but at least she knows that she did all she could to help sweet Piper. She would not have that solace without your help and donations. Please keep Piper and her family in your prayers. Hugs to you.
Piper's surgery is scheduled for May 28, 2021. At first, I thought the date was too far in advance for my own nervous heart, but it was planned to accommodate the specializing surgeon's schedule. The surgery is on a Friday, and the specializing surgeon will be at that facility all weekend in case there is a setback.
Piper's medical story is complicated. She not only needs her ear canal removed, but she will also need abnormal and infected ear tissue removed. This article explains the TECA-BO surgery in detail.
Piper is also fighting an infection and has puss coming from a wound under her ear. Only one antibiotic can treat this type of infection, so the vet is planning a heavy regime of vetrimycin right after surgery to help with healing and avoid any complications.
Right now, Piper is doing pretty well. All things considered. She gets dizzy and falls over sometimes. She also has times of severe discomfort and pain, but she seems to be feeling okay for most of her days. Life will be much better after surgery.
Thank you for caring about this cat and her mom.
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.