UPDATE: Canyon is recovering well from the surgery and is expected to be able to walk normally in 6~8 weeks. Meanwhile, the Canyon Fund has reached the goal of $3000! We want to thank all of you that have been a part of the outpouring of support for this tiny little kitten. As the donations poured in and the vet bills have been added up, it appears that there will be about $300 left over (after GoFundMe takes out their service fee). We will keep track of the additional funds and refund any portion of the excess to donors, if they wish to have it returned. However, after a week, we will establish any excess funds as a special "emergency fund" to help with the next emergency.
Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts!
(To our wonderful donors: if you donated through GoFundMe, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a donation receipt for tax-deduction purpose. Cat's Cradle Rescue is an Oregon 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.)
Yesterday (December 28th, 2014) afternoon, Cat's Cradle Rescue received an email from Melanie Blake, who found a 10-weeks old kitten on Canyon Road in downtown Beaverton after being hit by a car. She took the kitten to her vet but had no money for the surgery to fix the kitten's broken rear legs and other medical care. She set up a fundraiser on GoFundMe and contacted us for help.
Upon receiving her plea, we contacted Tanasbourne Veterinary Emergency clinic and arranged to have the kitten checked out and prepared for surgery. Even with a substantial discount, we are expecting over $2000 to fix the two broken femurs and cover all the expenses. Amazingly, Melanie's GoFundMe project has raised near $900 within just one day! Canyon (Melanie named him after where she found him) has tugged so many people's heartstrings.
CCR will foster Canyon after the surgery. If Melanie can't keep him or her, we will find him a great home. With your help, we hope that this poor baby can be on its paws again and have a great life. Please help us help him by sharing the story! To donate, visit Melanie's GoFundMe page; or click the "Donate Now" paw on our website and leave a note for Canyon.
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