Jiggles, the Marietta, South Carolina cat shot earlier this month, continues to improve. Unfortunately, the life saving veterinary care he received last weekend has put a major dent in the donations towards his care.
First of all, the life support Jiggles was on last weekend after he "crashed" upon arrival at Upstate Veterinary Specialists(UVS) was very expensive. That specialized care, as well as IV fluids, IV medications, bandages, splints, dressings, catheter and two blood transfusions cost in excess of $4,200. This doesn't include the amount paid to Foothills Veterinary Hospital, where Jiggles is expected to return to by the end of this week.
Dr. Garber at UVS reported yesterday that Jiggles has a slight fever and diarrhea. This was most likely caused when his little body shut down last weekend. He is making red blood cells now, and his anemia is improving. Jiggles is also on all oral medication now, and this will save on future vet expenses.
After he's moved back to Foothills, Jiggles will undergo surgery on his legs once his system is strong enough. He's eating well and gets daily visits from his family, who love him with all their heart.
Right now, a major concern is raising funds for the operation to his back legs. Donations have been down, and funds already raised had to cover the emergency situation last weekend. A donation webpage is set up at YouCaring to help with the cost of saving this precious kitty. Please donate if you can, and share his story.
No information has been provided as to who shot Jiggles. There have been a number of animal cruelty cases coming out of this small community this month. Pets need to be kept indoors to keep them safe, especially with the number of abuse cases on the rise.
The entire story of Jiggles and his fight to live can be found under suggested by the author following this article.