Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Thank you all so much for your genpuuurosity

I would Like to thank each and every one who has donated towards Churchill's Medical bills. I am so amazed that people would care so much about a kitten who was abandoned and hit by a car and left to die. I was shocked that everyone in my State wanted to "put him to sleep".

Unfortunately He was not able to have surgury today because of the extensity of his injuies. It is a very long surgery procedure. Dr. Meridith Bird Has to wait until the clinic closes until she can fix him up. She has two options ahead of her. Her first is to go in and retrive his bone and pin and wire it back in place, if that fails her second option is to remove the bone and just attach his tendon both leaving him with arthritis, which I am willing to live with, to save him.

As Most of You know Maintanence men where I live in my apartment complex told me about him last week. They said they had seen him just lying at a back door of a building for weeks. They asked me if I would go and check on him, knowing I am one of a few people who is allowed to have cats in my apartment due to having medical issues. I looked him over and brought him in because it was cold outside. If anyone lives in New England this time of year you know what I mean!!

I called around places hoping to get help for the little man , but all they could offer me was to put him to sleep, That was not an option for me.
RIMVA ( Rhode Island Medical Veterinary Association) Denied Me any assistance in getting him help. They are suppose to help low income families with vet assitance and surgery costs. I was at a loss. We searched the internet, and found cat blogosphere ( Our Angels)

I dont know what else to say But thank you from the bottom of our hearts. From Everyone at the Moone-Collins house hold Rhiannon, Michael , Madison And Kathryn!! We cant thank you ... Even Grumpy Old Mocha says thank you too.


Rhiannon said...

I meant to say.... we cant thank you enough!!!!!!. I am truely sorry for that typo. I am just so shocked. That my hands are very shakey while typing this.

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so very glad that you found this wonderful community. We hope he can have the surgery soon. Churchill must be in pain. We will be purring for you all. We love having a new kitty friend.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Camie's Kitties said...

BTW - congratulations on your new job.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie said...

We know what you mean about a community. Dozens, hundreds of beans and kitties who've never met, and may live on the other side of the world, all helping each other.

A note about Churchill leg. We don't know the details of his injuries, but we will point out that kitties can do pretty well on three legs, especially with a bean or two waiting on them hand and foot. If that leg is guaranteed arthritis in the future, removing it might be an option to consider.

ML said...

We are all so glad you found us and turned to us for help. We love having a new furriend and his wonderful family and are so glad to be able to make a difference.
Churchill truly is the cat the Cat Blogosphere saved! What a wonderful Valentine's Day gift for us all.
We will all be praying for Churchill and for his vet, Dr. Bird.
ML (Mary Lynn)

ML said...

Oh, and "genpuuurosity"... Rhiannon, you fit right in with us, let me say.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

I have posted the photo of the HOPE JEWEL I will auction for Churchill, if you would like to see it. It is sort of a mini me mommy said. Gosh poor Churchill has to wait for two more days...I hope he is on some pain meds! R A L & O are right, a kitty can do just fine as a tripod if that needs to be. Have you met Miss Chase yet? She is the most brave kitty I have ever met...and a tripod girl to boot!
Happy Valentine's day to your family!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Happy Valentine's Day. The Taylor CatSSSSS are putting together a "goodie box" to send to Churchill. Bless you for taking this kittie into your home and hearts!


Riley & Tiki said...

We hope Churchill is able to have his surgery soon so that he can start healing and feel better soon.

Congrats on your new job!!!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Just make sure with the artheritis that he has a warm place to sleep, as that helps. I'm also told the hammock bed's are helpful. He also may not be as playfull from it, so make sure he has a quiet place he can go to if your other cats become too much for him to handle.

A very ahppy Valentine's Day to you and Churchill.

Junior said...

Happy Valentines Day to Churchill and his new family!

Jan said...

We're sorry it has taken a few days to get back to check on Churchill. We are so glad he will get the surgery he needs - and that you have gotten a job. We hope all goes well for all of you and will be checking back.

jans funny farm

TheSlyCat said...

Hi Mr. Churchill! Nice to meet you!!! Hope you are feeling better soon!!! Come by and visit us sometime when you are all healed.

jenianddean said...

Happy Valentines Day Churchill and your mom and dad!

We are sending you special purrs and prayers tonight!!

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Tiger Lily said...

We are very pleased to meet you. Thank you for caring so much for Churchill. We hope he is able to have his surgery soon!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Karen Jo said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I am so glad that you found us, so we could help you and Churchill. I hope he can have his surgery soon.

Alasandra said...

We meet Churchill last night at the Valentine chat. It is nice to learn more about you Churchill. You are a beautiful cat and we hope you get your leg fixed soon. We are so glad you have a loving home now.

Scylla, Charybdis & Socks

Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie said...

We all hope that Churchill is resting comfortably after surgery by now. We also hope he is sleeping in a comfortable fog of love and pain killers. :-)


MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

I just popped in to check on any updates for you have consumed my thoughts today dear friend.
Love Miss Peach

Darling Millie said...

Yo! Churchill, How you doing? Mom finally got the button up on my blog for folks to buy raffle tickets for a Gizzy quilt to help you out! I hope we sell a squillion tickets!

Artsy Catsy said...

We just heard that Churchill is in surgery right now, so we've stopped everything to send a giant houseful of our purrs to him and to Dr. Bird!

& everybody at Artsy Catsy

Moki said...

Hi Churchill,

I hope all has/is going well in your surgery today...please do keep me updated on your progress. I am so glad to here that you have found yourself such loving and caring parents!