Buhita (Little Owl) was trapped as part of a feral colony in Watsonville near a pizza place. Right away it was apparent something wasn’t right. She shakes, drools and is uncoordinated. She has those very orange eyes. She sleeps a lot and may not hear well or at all. After several vet visits Buhita was diagnosed with a portosystemic shunt with this condition toxic blood is unable to flow from the intestines into the liver because the portal vein does not lead to the liver. Instead, this large duct is connected to another blood vessel that bypasses the liver and leads directly to the heart allowing toxins to circulate in the blood stream. This can be fixed by surgery but is costly.
The estimate which does not include previous vet visits, medications, special prescription diet and ultrasound from the veterinary specialists at Pacific Veterinary is $4,262 to $5,666. We need your help to provide her this life saving surgery. This is a huge sum to spend on one kitten, but she has come this far and we really want to offer her the best chance possible. All donations are tax deductible. The sooner we can perform the surgery the better. She had her ultrasound today which located the shunt and confirmed it is indeed operable.
As you might expect, taking a 6k hit to our operational and medical fund is a huge expense for us. This kitten needed help, and we were there, will you help us make sure we can continue helping Buhita and other animals that need us? Please donate to help this sweet kitten finally get a happy ending, we simply cannot do it without you!