Hi Jesa, I'm very sorry that your auction was pulled. Now that you know how to do it "correctly" (ie: offering a tangible item to send to each winner), you "may" want to consider it again. Unfortunately, you cannot send things via email (such as an update letter), that doesn't qualify because it isn't tangible.
If you DO do it again, make sure to include the information to the veterinarian's office so they can independently verify. DO NOT include a link to a google search, just tell anybody that they can google search for the contact info to verify (of course providing it in the auction info).
You MAY still want to try the boards, they have great ideas for $$ raisers, as well as contact sources.
Before I pull out all the stops here...I really do have a couple of serious questions for you. I honestly mean no disrespect, but it will help me to help Azeza better with your answers..and this is the point of this. You don't have to answer, but I do ask that you step back and consider each of these questions if you do answer....
1) In your OP, you comment that you live in the dangerous part of our city. From that I will "assume" the North End. Have you considered that most animals in this sector have not had regular vet care and therefore immunizations/vaccinations? Although not as many pets in that area (since they can't afford it), it also means that "per capita" there will be more pets infected in that area if it is an economically depressed area. Are you willing to go through all this just to find out Azeza has FIV or FeLV? They are BRUTAL diseases.
2) As a student (and a nursing one at that-my mom is a nurse!!) I applaud your effort and fully recognize the strains that are placed on Cdn students, both financially and time-wise. This darling will need PREMIUM food to gain her weight back, which will include veterinary checkups. On top of annual checkups and vaccinations as required. With a roommate, I wouldn't worry so much that your kitty will be lonely, but that is a consideration as well.
3) This cat is an outdoor cat. Do you have experience re-homing an abandoned/stray cat to becoming an "indoor only" kitty? I only ask because I have done it, but it was EXTREMELY hard - it took almost 2 years, and MANY times I thought I would pull my hair out for the constant crying at the door. It can be done, but it does take way more patience than you can imagine LOL. I only ask this question because you need to realize that if you are successful in getting vet treatment for Azeza, you are the only one that knows your personality and you need to understand that the "cries" from being kept indoors will most likely be at night when cats are most active which may not fit your schedule.
4) Lastly, I am just going to be blunt honest here and I sincerely don't mean to hurt your feelings, I'm just trying to show you the options IF you're successful with a $$ compaign to save Azeza (which I most certainly hope you are!!!). Once you have re-evaluated the above, you may decide that your first issue is to fix her and then re-home her to someone who can afford the ongoing upkeep/time etc necessary for animals....if that's the case, there are VERY (and I mean VERY) few people who will adopt a cat without the standardized disease tests - which will cost $$ anyways.
This is the truth as bluntly, but as nicely, as I can tell you. I don't know you're experience with cats (or other animals), but I can tell you care about her and that is why I am trying to give you as much information as I can. Some of it you may already know based on your experience...some of it you may not.