Hi, I'm Tina and I'm doing this fundraiser for Soki.
Soki is a domestic cat I found on the streets as I was on my way home. He was very weak and very small that I thought he was only a couple of weeks old. Usually, I leave small kittens alone when they are hidden and in good condition as it is likely the mother cat is taking care of them.
But Soki was by the roads where vehicles pass by and exposed, and I suspected his mother was no longer taking care of him. I couldn't leave him alone so I took him to a veterinarian.
The veterinarian checked him and found he already had teeth so that would mean he was at least a month old and might already be eating solid food. That meant that if we could nurse him back to health, he didn't need his mother to take care of him. Still, being very weak, there is still a chance he won't survive. He was so weak that we would double check if he was still breathing.
However, the vet didn't want to take Soki in because he didn't have vaccines yet and was too young to be vaccinated. I brought Soki to a different vet who was willing to take care of him. There, I also found out that Soki had mites. His skin was in terrible condition because of them, and the vet said that it is likely he is in this condition because his mother was indeed no longer taking care of him. Discussing the options with the vet, we decided to have him taken care of for a week, and if he didn't improve, we would euthanize him.
I returned the next day and Soki was MUCH improved. He was alert and moving around in his small box. I realized that he had a good chance of survival and euthanizing him is no longer an option. Now, we just need to take care of Soki until he can be re-homed. Here is where we need your help.
To board Soki with the vet to be taken care of costs P350 each day. The vet estimates at least a month to two months to get him fully healthy. He will also need to be dewormed and, ideally, vaccinated before he is re-homed.
Now, why do we need to board him with the vet and not just take him home? Soki currently has health issues that will need someone who is not only willing, but also has the time and ability to give a kitten some extra care. He is still currently weak and needs to be observed constantly. He also needs to be fed at least every three hours, depending on how he is eating.
This is one reason I cannot bring him home, because I work and that takes me out of my home for around 12 hours. I also live in a studio apartment and have three senior cats, two aged 14 and one aged 12, and Soki's health issues, like the mites, can be transferred as I cannot isolate him. He might also have other illnesses contagious to other cats that will need to be screened, which could be fatal to my senior cats.
To give him a higher chance of getting homed, we would ideally want to take care of him until he is fully healthy so that even somebody who wants to give a home to a pet companion for the very first time will be able to do so. If not, we will need to look for that special someone who can give him what he needs.
So I hope you can help give Soki a chance at a good life. It will be greatly appreciated.