Sweet little Flo came to us when she was picked up off the streets by a lady who couldn’t keep her, but wanted to help. She had some concerns about how she struggled to eat.
Little Flo joined the BFF family weighing only 600 grams and has became the most baffling case that has stumped vets to date .
Flo, they thought had what's commonly called Lock Jaw - a condition seem mainly in dogs and rarely in cats - which requires a course of steroids to loosen the jaw.
Unfortunately this treatment did not work and Flo started to lose weight, so spent 2 nights going home with our awesome vet Dr Shane! He was consulting various specialist surgeons with her xrays and story. Her case even made its way to a specialist in America!
Unfortunately no one had any ideas on how to fix the issue, and half of Flo's jaw is still firmly locked meaning she is only able to slurp pureed food as can not open her mouth to eat normally .
We have concerns on many levels – how will she cope when her adult teeth come through into such a small place between the gums - how will she be desexed when we cant open her mouth to get a tube down it, etc.
The last specialist we have consulted has requested a CT scan, which is an expensive test, so we can try and discover more detail than what the xrays revealed. Depending on the results, we are hoping for surgery that can correct her locked jaw, so she can live a long normal life.
For now we need to raise the funds to cover the CT scan. Please donate if you can and share Flo's story .
Gorgeous sweet Star was surrendered to us via her owner after they had to move overseas. She was a normal happy healthy kitten who went in for routine desex when she was of weight, but when she didnt come out of post op recovery like most felines do. The vet took some xrays to make sure there was no fluid on her lungs and what they discovered on those xrays took their breath away!
Star was found to have a large Diaphragmatic Hernia.
This hernia is so severe it had pushed all her intestines into her chest cavity and her intestines were wrapped around her heart.
Star will have surgery performed to correct this ticking time bomb inside her later this month, when she hits 2 kilos and will be able to handle a longer more complicated surgery. In the mean time her carers, Kerry and Merri, have been carefully feeding her several smaller meals a day, as we don’t want the intestines to swell and cause constriction on her heart .
As with all major surgeries, there is a larger than normal cost involved and for that we need your support.
Please donate what you can and share Star's story!