Dunkin Donuts Dumpster Neuro Litter
EB Cat Project Neuro Litter
Euclid Beach Cat Project received a call from the city of Garfield
H dispatch about a litter of kittens and three adults were thrown in
the dumpster at Dunkin Donuts and left for dead. We were
blessed that on this day we had kittens adopted, so even though
we are on a intake freeze, a foster family could open their doors
for this dire situation. Unfortunately, the lieutenant said the adults
ran away when they were trying to retrieve the kittens, but they
did successfully collect the kittens We jumped into action and
headed to pick them up.
The litter of kittens were emaciated, presenting with neuro signs,
and were very dehydration. We got them in the nick of time.
Situations like this are so heartbreaking. How long were those
kittens in there? Will the adults be ok and find help? Were they in
there for days? They could’ve died in there! We don’t understand
how anybody could have done this
Meet Vanilla Ice, and his sisters, Cranberries and Cream. After
having them with us for just a few short days they made such
progress. They went from not being able to stand up straight and
extremely weak, to eating like champs and running and playing.
Unfortunately, we also noticed they had continued neurological
signs that left them with cerebral hypoplasia symptoms (wabbly)
and myokymia (facial twitches). They would wabble and fall when
they ran, and their ears, eyes and whiskers would twitch for long
periods of time. Vanilla Ice also had part of his toe fall off. Likely
previous trauma. Luckily that healed nicely on its own.
We scheduled bloodwork, x-rays and snap tests on Sept 5th,
and neurologist appointments on the 6th. After those
appointments we learned that there was doubt it was cerebral
hypoplasia (CH), but multifocal CNS disease. They would like to
rule out congenital disease, inflammatory/infectious disease,
nutritional deficiency, degenerative disease, other. We will start
with two blood tests: toxoplasmosis titers, and cryptococcus
antigen testing. They are also suggesting a MRI of the brain,
spinal tap and electromagnetic testing. We plan to raise money
and do the testing on Vanilla Ice, the one affected the most, at
this time. These diagnostics are crucial to knowing what their
prognosis and treatments look like going forward.
Despite their disabilities they are just like other kittens. They love
to play all day, and snuggle up with people for a good nap. They
are just precious!
Rescue never goes as it seems. We struggle day in, and day out,
to raise enough money to continue to save more lives. When
“cases” come along like this litter, we try to raise funds specifically
for them, so as not to deplete the already depleted funds to care
for the others in our care. We are asking YOU to join with us!
Would you consider donating to help us cover to costs of
diagnostics and care for this very special litter?
Estimated Charges at MedVet
Initial Exams (9/6)- $540
Vanilla Ice Blood Tests- $336
MRI/Spinal Tap/EMG- $3500 plus
Already completed on all three kittens
FIV/FeLV testing (neg), complete blood panels, and full body x-
Thank you in advanced for your help! #togetherwecan
If you would like to help us cover the cost of helping these kittens,
we would greatly appreciate it
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