Hello, my name is Nadia and along with my mom we have around 30 cats, all rescued. We live in Panama where there are no public shelters, only people like us who are independant rescuers for all stray cats (and dogs).
We had been rescuing cats for many years and but as much as we try giving them for adoptions many have to stay with us, thats how we have reached over 30 cats, not counting some strays that come by to eat. We provide them all with vaccinations, spaying and neutering, if we can catch them.
In simple cases when they get sick we take the cats to a small veterinary clinic, but sometimes their cases are too complicated and we need more specialized veterinary care, which my mom has become afraid of due to huge bills.
We had been able to cover their bills so far but lately some of our cats had been too sick and the bills have come as high as $800, $500 and $300, which we've had to withdraw from my moms bank account but cats keep getting sick and we have less and less to cover the bills every time.
A few weeks ago my mom came across a stray cat whose tail had been traumatically amputated, we took him to the veterenary and he got surgery but its not been healing well. He has incontinency (he cant hold his pee or poo) because of the trauma. We've had to buy diapers along with more medicine and keep him locked in our bathroom most of the time.
Today we noticed one of our white cats has a strange injury in her front leg, she has been losing weight for months despite feeding her well and we are afraid this and the strange lesion on her paw may be cancer, as we had seen in a cat we lost before.
I want to take these cats to a specialist in felines that can give us more insight in their condition, we've had very good experiences with him before, however the bills are very expensive and 2 cats would be even more. Im insisting to my mom to go with this vet but she is afraid she wont be able to cover the expenses this time.
Your donations will help us with treating our cats with better veterinary care and Im hoping to save these 2 cats lives.
I will be extremely grateful for any donations or good thoughts you can give us. And Im hoping to create some cat pins or buttons in the future to get more funds; and Im willing to send you some as thanks for donations. As soon as I am able to work I will be helping them myself and I hope to give back by donating to more independent rescuers in my country as well and other people's campaigns.
But as we already have 2 cats in need I've done this campaign, and I wish to take them to a good vet as soon as possible.
You can see more our cats in our instagram @yi.cats and I will update here any progression in their case.