Keller…Someone Heard his Cry Outside

8/11/13  Someone heard his cry outside… Imagine being lost, alone, scared, hungry, terrified, and not able to see. Well… This kitten about 10 weeks old was found with an abnormality to both eyes leaving him without site and more than vulenerable to the dangers surrounding him like cars, etc. When the good Samaritan called me because they wanted to know if “4 paws 1 heart” would help, I said yes, and met her in a parking lot where she delivered this scared helpless kitten to me… He is now being treated medically by us and he will go see a specialist soon. If there is someone who can foster him on a temporary basis for me please contact me asap. He is a “special needs” kitten and he will need daily eye meds until we know more. He is using the litter box, eating and drinking fine and in a small spare room. He loves to be held and he loves attention, and he is giving little kisses of appreciation. A true little angel.. Gina

8/11/13  Another picture of our stray kitten who can not see.. We are hoping that the specialist can help us get him through this with the goal to recover some vision. We anticipate this will mean surgery..maybe more than one.. Please read storybelow.. This is what “4 Paws 1 Heart” is about..helping give the stray injured animals a 2nd chance. If you would like to donate to our cause you would be helping us help them by continuing to pay medical bills. Thank you.. Gina
8/12/13  8/12/13 KELLER UPDATE: Gina was meeting with a potential foster tonight who is retired and is the mom of a blind dog. An appointment has been made with the eye specialist for Thursday morning. Keller is doing well under Gina’s care but we would like to know asap the prognosis for his eyes so that we can prepare to do what is necessary. Gina or I will post an update on the final foster decision and we sincerely thank everyone who stepped up to help us and this little guy out. Don’t forget that Bobby still needs a forever home and, like Keller, he is a little loverbug. ~ diana
8/17/13  Good Beautiful Saturday Morning! Thought that I would share Gina’s report on our little Keller: “Keller, is with his new foster mommy here. He is getting a ton of love and we have an appointment set up for next Wednesday with the specialist. After researching and talking to a couple veterinarians we believe that Keller has a rare congenital abnormality with both eyes leaving him blind. However, he is playful, eating, drinking, giving kisses, curious, and purring just like any other cat. Keller is very, very special and he deserves the best chance to experience all that life has to give him and we are going to make sure that happens ” ~ Gina
8/21/13  Keller goes to the doctor this afternoon to get a prognosis on his eyes. Wish our little guy luck. Thank You, Pat for taking him to the specialist and for taking good care of our little guy. ~ diana
Per Pat:  “Blind little Keller is adapting very well and is getting all the love and attention he needs. Granddaughter Lily loves him too:)”
8/22/13  KELLER NEEDS OUR HELP: If every one of our friends could donate $1 (under the ‘donations’ button on this page or our website), we could raise enough money to help our Keller. Unfortunately, a bill like this would deplete our funds. Do we give him a chance on life?? Here is the Specialist’s diagnosis and prognosis:

“Keller is going to require a double eye enucleation (both eyes removed). The cost is going to run about $1,500 and could be up to $2,000. Due to the severity of his condition of being born with eyes so small and then the way his eyelids formed abnormally, he will need surgery. The one eye has already ruptured, and the other will follow eventually. The specialist said this was congenital and could have been the result of the mom being exposed to viral or toxin during her pregnancy. Doctor Easton believes Keller will live a long healthy life but if the eyes are not removed he is at risk for aggressive cancer down the line. In the meantime, his foster mom, Pat, is administering medication to keep Keller comfortable. He isn’t showing any signs of distress at this time and continues to be playful and enjoying the attention of his foster family.:” ~ gina–

8/23/13  KELLER DONATIONS UPDATE: As of 5:15 p.m. we have $778 (net) with more coming in. I say net because paypal does charge a service fee. Thank You to all of our supporters for helping our baby. Here is a new photo from Mama Pat — Keller in his new bed. I also heard that Keller and his little blind chihuahua buddy were sleeping together. Gina will be talking with the eye specialist to determine the best time to schedule surgery. We still need funds but, like I said, we will find a way!! Hugs to all of our supporters from Keller. ~ diana

Sweet Keller in his new comfy little bed. He loves it. ♥♥♥

8/24/13  KELLER DONATIONS UPDATE; 24 Hours later and we now have a net of $1,250.80 for Keller’s operation. Gina has been in contact with the doctor and has asked when it will be safest to perform the operation. We could still use the help of our supporters in that the operation may be between $1,500 and $2,000. Thus far, 51 of our friends have donated; I have sent 35 thank you letters, and will send out the remaining thank you letters tomorrow. We believe that every donation is meaningful and deserves acknowledgement. Tony and I donate all postage and office supplies so that none of your donations are spent on the superfluous — just our fur babies. To be able to help this little guy makes my heart swell and I know that many you feel the same. Thank you for sharing, caring, and donating. Again, I will keep everyone updated and Pat has promised to send us a current video. ~ diana

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