Suddenly this morning my sweet cat Juliet started reacting to her mouth being touched - growling and yowling and hissing. Came out of nowhere.
We decided to take her to the emergency vet and she had to be sedated to even be looked at (ended up clawing at me incredibly deeply in an effort to get away). The vet had to scruff her and take her in a back room and I ended up sobbing and having to step out because it was clear she was in so so much pain.
The emergency vet told us she's missing two teeth. Originally he was concerned that her jaw was broken, but says it isn't - it's likely she has an abscess and needs teeth removed. Ultimately this is good as this won't affect her quality of life. However, the bill today came to $643.61. That in itself is going to be a struggle. The emergency vet estimated that with the cost of the x-rays she'll need, sedation, medication, and tooth extraction, we're looking at another $1200-$1500.
My heart is just breaking. This cat is my baby. And I have no idea how we're gonna afford the bill from today, let alone any potential surgery.
We would appreciate anything that anyone could afford to donate at this point. We've set the goal at $2200 - if our bills come to less than that, or we receive any extra, we'll be donating all the surplus to the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA so that any other kitties, pups, and furry/scaly friends can get whatever help they need, too.
Thank you so much in advance for any help you can give us, which includes sharing this funding page.