I am already spayed and up to date with shots.
Meet Siri. Siri is an adorable 7-week-old female kitten. When one of our volunteers was at the shelter rescuing several other kittens, little Siri was just being brought in by animal control - all alone! Siri had some sort of hard substance stuck on her tail, and was just so tiny! Our volunteer couldn't leave little Siri behind, and pulled her from the shelter. Several days after soaking her tail and removing the hard substance, it was noticed that Siri was still having difficulty moving around and lifting her tail. Concerned, we set up an appointment for Siri at Arbor Animal Hospital in Irvine. After a series of x-rays, it was determined that little Siri had a since-healed fracture in her tibia, and that her tail was completely dead. We cannot be sure how Siri broke her leg, and ended up with a dead tail, but she may have been stepped on or injured out on the streets. Poor little girl!
We made arrangements with Arbor Animal Hospital to have Siri's tail amputated as soon as she is old enough (in about 2-3 weeks!). Her surgery is scheduled for November 12. The total cost of Siri’s surgery, including x-rays, is $1,200. The Purrs Fund, which our organization started in 2010, is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of cats we rescue with extensive and life threatening injuries, just like Siri! She is on her way to recovery, and we will be certain to find Siri a loving, forever home that will keep her safe.
Donations toward Siri’s medical expenses can be made by visiting our ChipIn page. ChipIn will allow you to donate securely via our PayPal account: http://ocanimalrescuecoalition.chipin.com/siri-the-kittens-healing-fund-ocarc
Donations can also be made directly to Arbor Animal Hospital. Please be sure to let the staff know that you are donating for Siri/OCARC. The contact information for Arbor Animal Hospital is as follows:
Arbor Animal Hospital
14775 Jeffrey Road, Suite F
Irvine, CA 92618