2.21.2011

Kitten needs your help!

Hi, everybody!  It's the Mom Person again!

I really do try to keep my posts down to a bare minimum, but this is important.  Lisa Provost, of IBD Kitties.net, sends out a regular e-newsletter called Paws In The News.  (Which, even if you don't have a kitty with IBD, you should still consider signing up for, as Lisa will keep you up to date on food recall information and other important news.) 

Anyway, the most recent version of the newsletter contained photos of this little guy ...





Isn't he just adorable?  His name is Vern, and he's really been through the wringer lately.  Just two weeks ago, he was unable to stand or use the litter box, but with a Methyl B12 protocol used for feline diabetic neoropathy, he has made some dramatic improvements!  He's still a little wobbly, but is walking around, using his litter box again, and even followed his mom to the basement to help her do laundry!  All of which is wonderful, but without extensive testing, the vet really can't say conclusively what is going on with Vern, be it embolism, some kind of spinal injury, or what.  And of course, without knowing exactly what's wrong, they can't say whether the treatment he is currently receiving is really what he needs.  Unfortunately, this testing is expensive, and Vern's family simply cannot afford to have it done.  Which is where you come in ...

Friends of Vern are holding a Facebook auction to raise money for his testing.  Maybe you have a cat loving friend or family member with a birthday coming up who would love a portrait  painted of their kitty?  I'm personally eyeing this charm that I think Miss Olivia would love to wear on her collar! 

I know how warm and wonderful the blogging community is, so please check out Vern's Auction, see if something strikes your fancy, and help give little Vern the best possible chance for a long, healthy, happy life.  Looking into that sweet face, there's no doubt he certainly deserves it!

3 comments:

Admiral Hestorb said...

That is a precious baby boy and it grieves mom and me to learn he has had so much to deal with..and certainly his loving family.

Old Kitty said...

Thanks for the link to adorable Vern's auction!! Me and Charlie are off to check it out! Take care
x

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

this cat is just adorable! I am going to check out the auction too!