There's been a lot of thinking and discussion lately around what to do about Teddy and his ears that need surgery. I was feeling daunted by the procedure and the amount of money it would cost but then Sandi met a woman in Florida who had just had the procedure done on her cat. I spoke to her and what she told me gave me hope. Now this was a tame indoors cat but the cat is 12 years old and has had ear problems for 6 years. Her cat had the surgery, no problems or complications and now is totally fine.
I can't turn away from Teddy especially with all that has happened lately. I can't leave him in pain nor can I just decide to euthanize him so we are going to help him. I have a sanctuary lined up as a possibility in case he can't go back to the colony. We have to at least try. I know it's a lot of money but helping Teddy and all the cats that I can help represents the thousands I can't. Every cat and every animal has the right to lead a dignified life free from suffering. I feel as responsible for Teddy as I do for every cat in my home so I want to give him a chance.
We've started an indiegogo campaign and are on our way to raising the money for the surgery.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cherry-street-cats-teddy-s-vet-bill#home If we can save Teddy it will be worth every dollar.