For January, Beading Divas to the Rescue is excited to be fundraising for SOS Cat Rescue.
SOS (Saving Orphans and Seniors) Cat Rescue AZ, Inc. is a foster-based, volunteer-run 501(c)(3), no kill, non-profit animal rescue group based in Tucson dedicated to saving orphan kittens and senior cats from shelters across Arizona and giving them a second chance for a “happily ever after” life by matching adoptable kitties to the right homes.
KIKI’S STORY SUBMITTED BY EARL GREY
A Good Samaritan brought Kiki and me (Earl Grey) to a vet for treatment and took us in for a night or two after being found by a construction worker in a vacant building site at three weeks of age. The Good Samaritan realized that she could not take care of us the way we needed care because we needed a milk bottle every few hours as well as medication since we were both sick.
SOS Cat Rescue was contacted and our awesome foster mom did not hesitate for a second to commit. The next day, we moved in with her and she realized that Kiki’s upper respiratory infection and eye infection was not getting better in the same way I was improving.
Fast forward a few weeks, Kiki’s eye did not get better despite the many vet visits. SOS decided to get a second opinion for Kiki’s eye and it was determined that the initial medication was not treating the viral infection in her eye and that she lost almost all her vision. She was deemed too little for surgery and given new meds and she had to return for a re-check
The meds kicked in almost immediately and she started eating more and being more playful. I can tell because she starts to kick my butt in wrestle games and our favorite “Mouse for Cats” game on the iPad. She advanced to level 18. I’m impressed! Not that I would admit to this in public, I’m just telling you this because we are friends.
We had another follow up and since Kiki is doing well, gaining a little weight every single time, it was determined that she should be big enough in four weeks for her enucleation (eye removal surgery). I’m a bit scared for her and at the same time I’m so happy that she is finally deemed healthy enough for this — we just need to find a way to raise the amount for the surgery.
Also, I want to give a shout out to the fabulous Dr. Shear at Twin Peaks Veterinary Center, who will perform the surgery and by the way is totally smitten with Kiki. She is in the best hands with him.
I, Earl Grey, would really appreciate if you could share Kiki’s story wide and far and help us raise the necessary funds by buying bracelets from Beading Divas. Thank you very much.
You can buy bracelets at these local venues:
–-Silver Sea Jewelry & Gifts, 330 N. 4th Avenue, 520-624-9954, meter parking until 5 PM M-F, free parking weekends
–-Clues Unlimited Mystery Book Store, 3146 E. Fort. Lowell Road, 520-326-8533 (closed Mon-Tues)
You can also buy bracelets online. We ship worldwide. Postage is based on destination.