Not long ago we lost our beloved family cat Oogway when he was hit by a car and died instantly. We thought we'd never find another cat like him, who was so great with the kids and had such a great personality.
By chance, we met Oberon. A cute and very confident black kitten. He waltzed into our lives and home and we loved him instantly. Funnily enough he does so many quirky thing our Oogway used to do as well. Oberon, named after the King of Faeries in Shakespeare's Midsummer night's dream, has helped my children heal from the intense grief they felt when Oogway passed. Especially my daughter, who has Asperger's (ASD) was intensely distraught and has found much comfort from Oberon, who is amazing with kids. A real therapy cat!
Last night Oberon came home after being outside for about an hour. He was limping very badly and a visit to the vet revealed a serious injury: the ball of his femur has broken off. He is currently at the vet, kept comfortable on morphine until next week.
We are trying to raise funds to save his life with an amputation of his hind leg. Cats recover great from amputations and adjust very well. The surgery cost around $1200 plus the costs of his stay at the vets, medication, xrays, etc so overall we are looking at 1600-1700 NZD!
Oberon is such an intelligent cat and has an amazing personality. In the short time we've had him he has brought us so much joy and has helped our kids recover from the death of Oogway and is now our daughter's therapy cat.
Please give a little towards Oberon's life saving surgery. It means the world to us.