PLEASE HELP SAVE POCKET'S LIFE!
Pocket can be saved – with your help!
As the smallest of his litter, he could easily fit into your pocket and the name Pocket was chosen. Unfortunately, this sweet little kittie became quite ill, very quickly! He was shaking, breathing heavily and meowing like he was confused. We weren’t sure that Pocket would make it through the day but luckily Dr. Eric Glaze at the Albany Animal Hospital in Albany, Oregon was able to perk him back up on fluids while he quickly worked on diagnosing him. Dr. Glaze was concerned that Pocket might have a liver shunt and that this was stunting his growth and causing him to suffer a condition known as hepatic encephalopathy. (A liver shunt occurs when an abnormal connection persists or forms between the portal vein or one of its branches, and another vein, allowing blood to bypass, or shunt, around the liver. In the majority of cases, a liver shunt is caused by a birth defect called a congenital portosystemic shunt.) After a bile acids test was conducted, Dr. Glaze was able to confirm that Pocket has a liver shunt. This can be fixed, which is good news, but it will require advanced imaging and invasive surgery to be performed at Oregon State University Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. The total cost could be up to $5,000!
Pocket had his surgery last week and is doing much better, although he had to stay a bit longer after the surgery as his heart rate was too high. The goal is to ween him off all his meds slowly and do blood work to verify his liver is functioning properly. Please keep him in your thoughts.
Cost for initial visit, cat scan, special food and medication is $1,382.74. Surgery is estimated between $2,732 - $3,598 but may be higher due to his additional stay and final bill hasn't been received.
This little guy, the smallest of his litter deserves
to live a wonderful, full life!
Please consider donating to Keitha’s Kittie Rescue to help pay for his care! Donations can be sent through PayPal: email@example.com
Keitha’s Kittie Rescue was created by Keitha on August 10, 2017. Then on December 27, 2017 it became a non-profit, 501(c)(3). The rescue cares for cats and kittens that are abandoned by their owners, found as strays and/or need medical care. Keitha rescued her first cat when she was 16 years old. Then many years later, she rescued Onyx and Ziggy, who were both dumped at her house. Both kitties were pregnant. Onyx was easy to catch but it took her a year to catch Ziggy. After the year she spent rescuing them, she decided to create Keitha’s Kittie Rescue.
The rescue is located in Lebanon, Oregon and serves Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon and Sweet Home as well as other communities in Benton and Linn counties. The other shelters in the area often require owners to pay a fee to abandon their animal, or overcrowded and not able to take the animal, have the owner make an appointment to assess the animal or there is no local shelter in the community, and sometimes the animals a stray and takes time to adjust before being adopted or they need medical care. Keitha’s Kittie Rescue is all volunteer, foster based shelter.
Volunteers care for the cats and kittens in their homes. Adoption events are also held at Petsmart in Corvallis, Oregon. All money goes for the cats litter, food and medical care. Keitha’s dream is for the rescue to create a low cost spay and neuter clinic.
It is our mission to provide adoption and placement of rescued cats and kittens into indoor only permanent homes. We are further dedicated to the care and housing of any sick or injured cat by providing quality care for their lifetime, if needed. We have a focus on educating the public of the need to spay and neuter their pets, the prevention of animal cruelty, responsible pet ownership, and we actively encourage trap-neuter-release (TNR) of feral cats.
adoptable Cats & Kittens
Adoption fee is $125 for kittens, $95 for adult cats and $60 for senior cats. Cost includes spay/neuter, microchip, combo test and vaccinations for rabies and FVRCP.
Interested in adopting?
Please complete the adoption application below and submit to