Someone needed to care for a sick cat for a couple displaced by Katrina. They were reunited with their cat months after the cat was lost and living on the streets after Katrina.
They are also willing to pay for airfare for the cat to be sent to someone who can care for him for the next 5 months. These people are currently in Manitou Springs, Colorado, a little over an hour from Denver, but will be going abroad on August 10th.
The cat was rescued from New Orleans months after Katrina by Jeanette who feeds lost and abandoned cats in the area.
Galaxy is a very sweet, laid back cat.
See his photos posted here:
Jeanette Althans email@example.com
Following is the e-mail Jeanette received from Ryan:
Galaxy has total and permanent kidney failure, probably from exposure to toxins during/ after Katrina.
He was diagnosed about 6 weeks ago, after slowly and steadily becoming
sicker and sicker (thinner, throwing up, lethargic, unhappy) for a couple weeks.
The vet says his kidneys are virtually non-functioning. But after a
week in the animal hospital on an iv, and after the last few weeks with
a 100cc subcantaneous fluid injection each morning and each night he
seems much much better.
He still throws up a fair bit and is kind of clumsy and lethargic at times, but he is eating normally, seems happy, and is even playful sometimes.
I really think he will be ok with treatment for a couple more years
before the kidney disease takes him. Galaxy is 5 years old. Very young for a cat to have kidney disease, but the storm was hard on him.
The following is the email that I have sent EVERYWHERE I CAN THINK OF:
firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for you help!!!!
I need to find a shelter/ home/ or foster care for my cat, Galaxy,
IMMEDIATELY! I'm getting married out of the country and we leave on
August 10th! We will be gone for 5 months. This has all been planned
and booked for over a year, and we cant cancel the wedding because
Galaxy is sick.
The normal foster pet care options are not working. My friends and
family are not willing to take him in. Galaxy is a very sick kitty. He has total and permanent kidney failure and I give him subcantaneous
fluid injections each morning and night to keep him alive. But, he has
responded well to the treatment and I think he will be ok if we can find a place to stay while we are gone.
Galaxy is a survivor. We are from New Orleans and our whole family
We are staying in a hotel in Manitou Springs, Colorado until we leave
for our trip in a week. Home care is not an option, we have no home.
I will bring him to anyone in the continental US who can look after him
(either permanent or until we get back in early January, whatever you
want, I will work with you).
I am running out of time.
Please let me know if you can help in any way.
Ryan S Ballard
Posted by dcmcats@yahoo..com