Billy and Jilly- Fighting to survive
UPDATE – 1/15
Thank you so much to all of the incredibly generous donors who have helped us nearly reach the halfway point of our goal! We are still in need of donations to cover the medical costs of these life-changing surgeries. Any donation, big or small, will help us tremendously!
In the meantime… (Drumroll please) Billy and Jilly were able to get this surgery on Wednesday of this week and are doing incredibly well! Their foster momma reports that for the first time EVER, the house is quiet and she can’t hear them gasping to breathe! This is really amazing- such a simple, but extremely important change has made all the difference for these sweet kitties. They have a ways to go and will need time to heal, but from here it’s only up!
They posed this morning for this beautiful THANK YOU photo <3
With so much gratitude-
Billy and Jilly, and The CAWS Team
Billy and Jilly came to our team as very sick orphaned kittens, at just 5 weeks old. Both baby kitties were plagued with upper respiratory infections, that would continue on for MONTHS. Antibiotic after antibiotic, various types of supportive care, and multiple vet visits- still they were not getting better. Watching them fight for every breath led our team to make one last-ditch effort to see a specialist who FINALLY gave us the answers we needed and a source of this untouchable ailment… Soft Cleft Palates. Both kitties have very large and deep holes at the back of their mouths that did not property close during development, allowing food to pass into the sinus cavity. These babies, now 6 months old, have managed to survive (and even grow!) during this time, proving that they have fight and that they want to survive! Many kittens die during the first weeks of life- but Billy and Jilly have beat the odds.
My friend told me about these two kittens and I want to help out.
Marra and Buster your CAWS siblings want you to get better
Mary Ann James$25