Tippie, a very special foster kitty who has her own Facebook group, will be having eye surgery
September 29. Her foster mom, Carolyn, has generously offered to match each $200 in donations made to Feline Rescue specifically for Tippie's surgery with a bag of kitty toys. To donate on-line go to Network for Good or for more information about donating see our Donate page. Make sure that you write "Tippie's Surgery" in the memo of your check or in the Designation field on the on-line form.
I am pleased to tell everyone what an amazing cat Tippie is growing into both physically and emotionally. She has gone from a very tiny, scared, somewhat unpredictable little girl to a long, lean, loving and trusting cat. Did I mention playful? She is a bundle of energy, constantly exploring and attempting new tricks for me to catch on camera. In her down time she loves to snuggle on my lap, or right beside me on the couch. One of her favorite past times is watching the world go by outside, no doubt grateful she is safe and sound in a place full of snuggles, kisses, warm beds, good food, and baskets of toys!
Tippie was brought under the shelter’s care blind in one eye. A recent visit to the specialist confirmed the cause due to trauma, likely a claw puncturing her cornea (cat fight). She seems to do great despite half of her vision gone. Unfortunately there is more swelling of the eye, redness, and drainage as time goes by. It has been recommended her eye be removed and permanently closed. Tippie also has feline herpes virus in the other eye which will require minor treatment from time to time for the remainder of her life. I don’t think either eye is causing her to be unhappy, but I have no doubt once the surgery is through, she will feel like a new kitty…even more full of life!
Tippie’s surgery is scheduled for 9/29/2011. In an effort to raise funds for both the surgery and medical costs (2 weeks at the vet when first brought to Feline Rescue, checkups, specialist, medication, surgery, any follow up care). I would like to offer something in return to keep the cycle of giving going round. For every $200 raised SPECIFICALLY for Tippie’s care in the next 30 days, I will buy a bag full of toys for all the kitties at the Feline Rescue shelter. Don’t worry, it will be big and full of GOOD stuff (catnip pillows, wands, cubes, mice, balls, trackers, etc).
To follow Tippie’s Adventures while finding her forever home, you can find weekly updates, photos, and video on her facebook page:
On behalf of Tippie, Thank you for following her story and considering a donation for her care.
Thank you Carolyn!