12/2/20 – Meet Mileena. A rescuer whom we have helped in the past was asked to take in a neglected Bengal queen. She was kept in a cage by a backyard breeder who didn’t believe in antibiotics or vaccines and was not treating her for intestinal parasites. She is very tiny and malnourished; the size of a 7 month old despite being 2 years old. Jem, the rescuer, took her to the vet immediately and the doctor discovered that she has a heart murmur and possibly something wrong with her kidneys. Jem contacted us for help.
We do know that many kittens and cats have heart murmurs but we are unsure of the severity based on what the doctor communicated to Jem but he did say he was more concerned with the kidney issue and recommended that Jem take her to a specialist. Before going to a specialist, I advised Jem that I would feel more comfortable having Dr. Zalac examine Mileena and analyzing the results of the prior tests. 4 Paws 1 Heart has paid for the first visit and initial testing and will follow through with Dr. Zalac’s visit and, hopefully, we will be able to follow through with Dr. Zalac’s recommendations. Any time an animal has to see a specialist, the cost is considerable. The other day, Scarlett’s exam by the cardiologist cost a little over $400 and nothing more was required after that visit.
So, as usual, say a little prayer and send some virtual love to this very neglected girl. Without you, these lives would be lost! – diana