Monday, December 27, 2010

Please help save Cathy.

This is Cathy, my boyfriend's cat.

He lives in Bayville, NJ, where the snow is so deep and the town so busy cleaning it up, that the streets near his house are still covered in more than two feet of snow and enormous drifts.

Cathy got sick this a.m. - vomiting, diarrhea, and is now very lethargic and barely breathing and must get to the emergency vet's, but the snow is too deep to drive, and although he's shoveled a path out of the driveway, the streets are absolutely impassable until the plows come.

He has called the city many times and, for hours, they keep saying they will get there; but they still have not gotten there and time is running out for Cathy.

Anyone with a plow near Bayville, NJ, who can come help save Cathy?

THANK YOU!

UPDATE 3:08pm - Thank you for your emails, comments and prayers! Unfortunately, the plows have still not been through so Cathy is still not at the vet. The emergency vet people are being awesome and are calling him periodically to see how Cathy is doing - they think she has an obstruction and may need surgery...so, hopefully James can get her to the vet soon...we shall see...

UPDATE 7:30pm - After hours of digging-out attempts, James' mother's detective work tracked down the mayor's home phone number, she called and let him know how poor town management is killing Cathy because they can't get to the emergency vet...and how much she donates to PETA, the ASPCA and The Humane Society...and what she would do if he didn't get the streets plowed NOW, he got the 'hint' and sent a plow immediately. Amazing! See, Bayville, it CAN be done! They are now at the animal hospital...but the vet thinks it may be too late to save Cathy...still don't know what's wrong with her, but she is extremely dehydrated with very low blood pressure. Thanks so much for all the love and prayers!

UPDATE 11:30pm - The vets believe that Cathy had a malignant tumor that burst. They are keeping her as comfortable as possible...she more than likely won't make it through the night, but we're so thankful she got to the hospital and is getting the best possible care and at least a chance. Thank you, again, for all the emails, comments, love and prayers. Y'all are such an amazing group and I so appreciate you! OXO

17 comments:

Junior and Orion said...

Oh No!!!! We will be purring our hearts our for Cathy! We hope it isn't too late!!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no! I am praying for Cathy to get to a vet and be okay!

Jan

The Island Cats said...

Oh we are purring that Cathy can get to the vet somehow!

Everycat said...

We will send mighty, snow shifting rumbly purrs to get that snow outta the way for Cathy. Hope she is ok.

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
& Gerry

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh, this is so very sad. Please keep us updated...while it doesn't sound good, if she has to be helped across the bridge, may she be surrounded by those who love her...

OKcats said...

Oh no, this is horrible. What poor timing. :( We'll send our best purrs to Cathy and to all of you for a late Christmas miracle. Cats can be very resilient!!!

Purrs and Hugs, Fuzzy and Zoe

Junior and Orion said...

We are still purring for the best outcome!

ML said...

We's all purring fur Cathy.
Fank goodness someone gotted her to the vets.
Please keep us posted, we's gonna be purring all night long.
Love,
KC

Chesney Cats said...

We are purring & purraying for Cathy.

Camie's Kitties said...

We are sending purrs to Cathy and to you and your boyfriend. We know how hard it is.

Cody and Gracie

Karen Jo said...

Oh, my goodness. I hope that it isn't too late for the vets to help Cathy. I am praying and Herman is sending healing purrs.

Everycat said...

Still purring for little Cathy, we hope the vet is wrong and she can be helped.

Whicky Wuudler

Kea said...

Oh, we're so sorry....If it's her time to cross to the Bridge we purray for a peaceful, gentle passing.

We're sending purrs and love and Light.

-Mom Kim and the Fuzzy Tales crew

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We just read the latest update and are very sorry to hear this is a malignant tumour. How absolutely awful. We are at least relieved to hear that Cathy is being kept comfortable, even though her prognosis is poor. We are going to purr and purr that a miracle can happen ...

Daisy said...

Thank goodness Cathy was finally able to get to the vet's. I'm sorry the news wasn't better. We are sending our best purrs for her, and we're so glad she is getting the treatment she needs.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear how ill Cathy is. We are sending purrs that the vet can help her recover.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're purring and purraying for Cathy to get all the help she needs - big hugs to her Dad through this ordeal and thanks to his Mom for helping out,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)