Gaston's (aka Jack Bauer's) Page
UPDATE: Jan, 10, 2013: The little guy has been adopted by a family living not so far away from me. So, yay. Wish other little cats were as lucky (in the end) as this one.
Gaston (now renamed Jack Bauer by a pop-culture loving crew) is a month-old kitty who's had a rough start in life. A neighbour brought the kitten to my door, hurt and mewing in pain. He was lost, starving, and had been injured in the nose by some animal.
So I bundled the little guy off to the vet where they gave him the treatment he needed. The staff at the Hôpital Vétérinaire Animomedic [their page on Facebook] took good care of him, and gave him his name.
One of the vet techs has taken him home to recuperate. She's keeping him away from other cats for the moment, because he has kitty flu, which is very contagious. However, he's on the mend, and is eating lots to make up for those hard times.
UPDATE: (Nov. 25, 2012) Gaston/Jack has healed and picked up a set of nifty blue claw tips. You can see them in this much better new picture of him in his facebook entry. My fingers are crossed that he checks out with his all-important feline Leukemia virus test, happening in a month or two.
Please consider making him part of your home! (He's adopted! (See above))
If he continues to recover and is free of (FIV) Feline Leukemia Virus (the first test was inconclusive), he can go to a caring home once he gets better. It was a pleasure to help out a little creature, but it's hard to afford at the moment. The vet tech chipped in with $35 on the bill, but I'm still out of pocket to the tune of $265 dollars.
Here's what you can do. If you would like to help defray Gaston/Jack's vet bill, you can make a donation through PayPal by clicking on the button below. All contributions, no matter how small, would be appreciated. To express my thanks I will send you a little kitty Christmas card I designed.
I'm keeping in touch with the clinic, and anything beyond the $265 mark will go via cheque to the vet tech to help Gaston/Jack with any future expenses he might have (neutering, shots, etc.).
UPDATE (Dec. 10 2012) Yay! The kitty's "Kitty" is over the top. Thanks all. The difference, as I've said, goes for the little guy's care. Wish all lost cats were this lucky. Contributions are closed for now, but Gaston/Jack's story continues, and I will post updates on this page.
|To date: $330.00|
Thanks for all the help you've been giving me on behalf of this lucky kitty. Like you, I hate to see animals suffer, particularly one as young and vulnerable as this little guy.
--Jack Ruttan, November 23, 2012