Billy and Jilly- Fighting to survive

$2,250 of $4,000 raised

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.

Our team is committed to seeing them well, to fight with them, and get them the specialized medical procedure they will need to survive.  The best part of finally having this diagnosis is that they will go on to lead normal lives once their mouths are repaired.  The downside is that it will come at a hefty cost to us, at $2000 per kitty.
These kitties have been loving and sweet despite their hardships.  They deserve to be healthy and to feel like happy, normal kitties!  Can we count on your support?  Please donate TODAY to help us get them this overdue relief that they are desperate for!
With SO much appreciation,
Billy and Jilly and The CAWS Team
Thank you to all of Billy and Jilly’s kind donors:

Sue Martin

January 22, 2021

My friend told me about these two kittens and I want to help out.

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Kathryn Kolquist

January 19, 2021

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Stephanie Hurst

January 17, 2021

Marra and Buster your CAWS siblings want you to get better

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Elise Wilding

Elise Wilding

January 17, 2021

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Betty Barnett

January 16, 2021

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Mary Ann James

January 15, 2021


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