Update late in February 2016 on Bootsie cat. Brian Frum has posted the latest news (positive).
GOOD NEWS – Brian has told us all that the Bootsie You Caring is closed. We have made enough to ensure he has treatment and Bootsie is staying with his foster mum Jenna. You may not know of Brian’s friend Jenna but she is one of those utterly amazing people who change the world with their quiet love and determination. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Jenna for taking Bootsie from that storm drain, and keeping him safe.
Brian Frum has featured Bootsie and his desperate plight and we are stepping up to join his appeal. Abandoned when his ‘owners’ drove off without him Bootsie has ear mites and a chronic infection that we are determined to help clear up. We are also including Bootsie’s You Caring link here – no amount too small. We hope to add a good picture of Bootsie soon – in the meantime the YouCaring page has several images.
The Original Bootsie Cat Post
This is from Bootsie’s YouCaring page :-
“Bootsie’s owners never treated him for ear mites he got way back in September of last year. A hematoma and horrible scar tissue has rendered him with a lot of constant pain and scratching. The canal which is bent normally, is so thin and convoluted that no medicine can get in to help bring him some relief. Can you even imagine?
Vets I have taken him to said the ear drum may rupture, which would be excruciatingly painful, but there is nothing more they can do for him. Then I researched a surgery called a TECA (total ear canal ablation). The ear canal and ear drum are removed. Upstate vets is the only one I have found that can do it at a cost of $1,800 to $2,000 dollars.
Every time I see him he is desperately rubbing his ear on the street and he shakes his head and paws his ear all day long without cease. I cannot stand to watch it and am putting in a steroid, but I know it is not getting down to do anything to help this poor fellow. His ear is always full of infection.”
Can you imagine his pain and discomfort every day of his little life now? THIS IS SO WRONG!!! So we are going to help and we need you too. For how to help Boostie cat – please read on…..
The Bootsie Cat Auction is now closed
We aim to host an auction, and are appealing to our readers for items we can add to the auction, which we will host at the All Ears for Bootsie blog, and then spotlight individual items on Facebook. What do we need from you?
Any good quality items – jewellery, books, gift cards, scarves, cat toys, graphics, ebooks – new items people will be tempted by.
A good photograph of the item (clear and in bright light so it’s easy to see) A good picture gets more bids!!!
Where you will mail your item e.g. USA only, Europe or Worldwide.
Whether you wish shipping to be paid – and how much it will be if you do. Shipping can be, and often is, requested – this is fine.
This matters to us, a lot – can you help?