Rocky (February 2019)
The Foster Emergency Fund was established by one of our dedicated volunteers to cover the cost of “extraordinary” medical expenses relating to the cats and kittens in our foster program. Extraordinary expenses include but are not limited to X-rays, bloodwork, surgeries, specialty veterinary visits or medications and/or euthanasia.
Rocky was one of a litter of six kittens born to a very young mother. He was much smaller than his littermates and required supplemental feedings in order to survive. Rocky was treated for an upper respiratory infection but developed what was believed to be pneumonia. After many tests and visits to a specialty vet, it was discovered that Rocky suffers from a condition that is so rare that the clinic has never seen a case in cats. One of Rocky’s lungs is undeveloped. His heart is slightly enlarged and out of position as a result. He is on medication and monitored closely. His long-term prognosis is unknown but he is doing very well today. He remains with his foster mom and celebrated his first birthday in February. His care has been extremely expensive and without the fund would have proved difficult, if not impossible.