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FUNDRAISER FOR MADDIE’S LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT

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Maddie the cat has a sad backstory and deserves every chance to live a fulfilling life for the rest of her years where her love is returned fully and without her having to face abandonment.

Maddie was rescued from one of the meanest areas in Queens, NYC, in mid-April. She had lived a sad, hard, unloved life on the streets for some 6 years, scrounging unsuccessfully for food and shelter, and abused by cruel humans and picked on by other strays.

When For Animals’ volunteer Maddy first received the text from a concerned citizen visiting the neighborhood, the person kept referring to the cat as a “kitten” who was living on a dilapidated site, which was soon going to be constructed upon, and that the “kitten” had faced human cruelty in the past.

Turns out – she was no kitten – but an adult just SO severely emaciated and starving, that when For Animals volunteer Martha rescued her, and she was taken to Theresa’s shelter – she ravenously ate for several straight days – she’d starved for so long. (See video above)

Covered with wounds and lacerations from her hard life on the streets, Maddie was extremely grateful to be rescued and was soon transferred to our Adoption Alcove in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where she would sleep for hours and hours – finally feeling safe where she didn’t have to fend off attacks on the streets.

The volunteers there loved her and while adoptions’ coordinator Jean saw to her healing, volunteer Tess took videos of her transformation from scared, heartbroken street cat to a loving cuddle-bug who couldn’t believe her luck.

Much to Maddie’s (and our) joy, she was adopted in late May, and proved to be an ultra-loving, cuddly, wonderful and sweet cat.

But sadly, through no fault of Maddie, her adopter decided that her new work schedule wouldn’t suit her, that she didn’t want to get a sitter, and decided to return Maddie informing For Animals on August 4 of her decision that she no longer wanted to keep Maddie.

Unfortunately, the timing couldn’t have been worse – as Maddie’s crucial vet stay is on August 9, where she will get an iodine injection and will need a place to recuperate once discharged.

You see, when For Animals, had taken Maddie for her initial check-ups, vaccinations, spay etc. it was found that she had a murmur in her heart. A cardiology consultation and subsequent tests led to the diagnosis that poor Maddie had hyperthyroidism – which, fortunately, can be curtailed with treatment.

She also needs extensive dental work which needs to be done after the treatment of her hyperthyroidism. For Animals had already committed from the start to take care of Maddie’s vet bills as her conditions were pre-existing before adoption. (It’s just unfortunate that she is being returned at such a vulnerable time and state, when she needs a home the most. Instead, she’s losing it.)

All in all, it has been a rough ride for Maddie, but also for For Animals – which has had one of its most trying years since its inception due to rising costs, several expensive cat emergencies and the humongous workload that tripled during the pandemic year.

You can check out Maddie’s treatment diagnoses and estimates in the documents attached below. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Based on the prior and upcoming expenses, we need to raise around $ 5000 (LIVS treatment $ 1700, which could possibly have repeat treatments thereby doubling costs; the estimate by the Animal Endocrine clinic was 3250), Dental $ 1200, VERG cardiac costs $ 730, Vet check-ups, CBC tests, T4 tests, blood work, meds etc. – $ 1200, follow-up visit estimates – $ 400 – 600.

As a small non-profit already burdened with our daily expenses (see videos from last year) this is a LOT. We’ve also sadly had a string of really sad cases where the cats needed expensive treatment and we could not let them go without giving them a chance to survive and thrive which the vast majority of them did.

So we’d be VERY grateful if you can support Maddie in whichever way you can.

Maddie, according to her (now former) adopter is a “bundle of love.” She is very loving, cuddly, likes head-scratches, playing with her toys and comes running to greet you at the door when you enter your home.

This sweet cat deserves a shot at true love and security after her struggle-full life on the streets for over half a decade. Please help Maddie! She’s counting on you!

Any amount helps! Please feel free to enter a custom amount. Thank you for your support! 

The donation buttons are set through PayPal. After you click “donate now” it will take you to PayPal’s secure site and you’ll have the choice of selecting a credit card option or your PayPal account. There is no transaction fee. Thank you.

Maddie desperately needs your help

$4,185 of $4,990 raised
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Personal Info

Donation Total: $40.00

Baird Bream

December 1, 2021

Joan McDonald

December 1, 2021

Giving a little on Tuesday

Amy Miller

November 17, 2021

For sweet Maddie

Anonymous

November 14, 2021

Lisa Madden

November 11, 2021

Thank you for all you are doing for Maddie.

Shay Holloway

November 5, 2021

Lisa Madden

November 3, 2021

Here’s to helping Maddie get healthy.

Laura Modigliani

October 24, 2021

Shay Holloway

October 6, 2021

I hope you get to feeling better sweet kitty!

Chris Petranis

October 4, 2021

Thank you again and good luck Maddie!!!

Lisa Madden

September 23, 2021

Tracey Toole

September 22, 2021

Anonymous

September 15, 2021

Eva

September 12, 2021

I hope you'll find a forever home soon, Maddie ♥️♥️♥️

Laura Handlin

September 9, 2021

Marilyn Jimenez

September 4, 2021

Praying ?? for your well being Maddie & a loving forever home ❤️

Georgia Sutherland

September 2, 2021

Prayers for Maddie to get the medical care she needs and to find her forever home.

Shay Holloway

September 1, 2021

I hope sweet Maddie finds a loving forever home and gets to feeling better soon.

Option 2

If you’d prefer instead to donate directly to our Giving Fund and already have a PayPal account, please click below:

paypal-giving-fund

[Note: For Animals is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.]

If you’ve donated to Maddie’s treatment though our PayPal Giving Fund account, please send us an e-mail at foranimalsincnyc@gmail.com  We’d LOVE to send you a personalized thank-you. We truly appreciate your kindness towards these innocents.


RENA’s FUND FOR FELINE-FRIENDS

Please read on….this fundraiser has been updated in Rena’s memory for her other feline friends in need.

Update: August 20, 2021. It is with extreme sadness that we have to inform that despite no stone left unturned in Rena’s treatment, and the very best of vet care, Rena lost her battle and a decision was reached by the vets and Rena’s foster to humanely euthanize her.

Her initial surgery, scheduled at the Animal Medical Center on July 27, had been postponed as an examination showed that the reversed blood flow in her extra artery (which had been corrected due to the kind efforts of Best Pet Rx’s compounded medicine) was back to its reverse direction. It was suggested by the AMC vet that the medicine dosage be increased and that she be re-examined. On subsequent visits to assess her, her condition hadn’t improved, and worse – fluids had been building up in her body. On a visit on August 17 to drain the fluids and to conduct another echocardiogram, it seemed that this brave cat was fighting a losing battle.

Finally on August 19, 2021, the hard but ethical decision was made that Rena should be euthanized. Due to her very unique, history-making medical case, Dr. Fox at the AMC decided to hold on to her body for research.

We take solace in the fact that this cat at least experienced love and compassion during her short life of a year. Had she been out in the streets, where she’d been initially found suffering terribly as a 3 month-old, she’d have died an agonizing painful death early on vs. the comforts she received in a home where she was loved, cherished and no effort was spared to give her a chance at life.

Expenses for Rena’s treatment since September 2020 were tremendous, several thousands of dollars – and while For Animals spent quite a bit – the vast majority of her treatment expenses was funded by a vested private donor and exceptionally good Smartian (and all-out kind soul/animal lover) who was particularly interested in Rena’s case. We know we will never be able to recover the full amount, but we see it as a step to giving this sweet cat a shot at life, since vet diagnoses had suggested that after all her treatments she would live a normal life.

So, because we still have several cats in need who need varied medical help, including surgeries, we are converting this fundraiser to one in Rena’s memory for her Feline Friends. The funds will be – as they always are – placed for the care of innocent rescue animals.

Thank you so much for your kindness! Any amount helps!

Rena was rescued by For Animals last year when she was 3 months old.  On her vet visit, she was sent to be diagnosed further and her rare case intrigued doctors.

She’s sweet and playful, but she tires easily and has difficulty meowing because of her condition. Without surgery, her prognosis is very poor. But with surgery this beautiful innocent kitty can live a longer, more comfortable life. Won’t you help save her life?

In late July, Rena was scheduled for a life saving surgery at the Animal Medical Center NYC, to treat a rare congenital heart defect – an extra blood vessel between her aorta and pulmonary artery, through which blood flows in the wrong direction. 

 

She is one of only a handful of cats to have surgery for this condition, so she will be making history! Please send your best wishes for her recovery, and please make a donation to help us defray the ongoing and past costs of Rena’s treatment.  (Please see documents from the Animal Medical Center)

 

It is A LOT and especially for a small non-profit no-kill rescue as ours. Any amount helps! Rena is counting on you!

“Will you help me live?” – Rena

[UPDATE: July 28 – The AMC after checking on Rena decided to postpone her surgery to a later date and recommended increasing her current med dosage, after which they will check further and then reschedule her surgery. Thank you so much all for your support!

UPDATE: August 10: Rena is scheduled to go to the AMC again on August 17 to drain fluids from her stomach and get another echocardiogram to evaluate her situation.

UPDATE: August 20: Please read the opening paragraph of this page. Rena’s fundraiser is now for her friends.]

Any amount helps! Please feel free to enter a custom amount. Thank you for your support! 

The donation buttons are set through PayPal. After you click “donate now” it will take you to PayPal’s secure site and you’ll have the choice of selecting a credit card option or your PayPal account. There is no transaction fee. Thank you.

 

Rena’s Fund for Feline-Friends

$1,285 of $5,000 raised
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Personal Info

Donation Total: $40.00

Chris Petranis

October 4, 2021

I’m so grateful that Rena had a chance because of the work you guys do. Thank you from the rest of us humans.

Anonymous

August 18, 2021

Ida Adam

August 17, 2021

Valentina D.

August 17, 2021

Feel better Rena !

Flavia

August 17, 2021

♥️♥️♥️

Amanda Singh

August 17, 2021

Anonymous

August 6, 2021

Diane Schank

August 5, 2021

Thank you so much for all you do, not only for cats and other animals, but for humans as well! You help us become more compassionate and caring people.

Susanne Vanderhoef

July 29, 2021

Best Pet Rx

July 27, 2021

All of us at Best Pet Rx are keeping Rena in our thoughts. Thank you to For All Animals, Inc. and everyone involved in her care. We admire and appreciate your compassion and dedications to animals in need.

Kathryn Rose

July 27, 2021

Lisa Madden

July 27, 2021

Thank you for going the extra mile for Rena, she deserves a healthy life.

Jean Bubley

July 27, 2021

Vanille Gavenko

July 27, 2021

Sending you lots of healing energy and love, sweetie!

Sarah Rybicki

July 27, 2021

In memory of Tabitha and Thomas. The heart never stops missing cats beloved.

John Deal

July 27, 2021

In memory of Sophie Stardust.

Gabriela Sandoval Requena

July 26, 2021

Option 2

If you’d prefer instead to donate directly to our Giving Fund and already have a PayPal account, please click below:

paypal-giving-fund

[Note: For Animals is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.]

If you’ve donated to Rena’s treatment though our PayPal Giving Fund account, please send us an e-mail at foranimalsincnyc@gmail.com  We’d LOVE to send you a personalized thank-you. We truly appreciate your kindness towards these innocents.

Thank you for your kindness! Sadly I crossed over the rainbow bridge and am now asking to help my other feline-friends-in-need in my memory.

 


FUNDRAISER TO RECOVER DIEGO’S SURGERY COSTS

Little Diego was found by one of our volunteers Martha in East New York around March 25, 2021. He was walking around looking for food. From the wounds on his body and his scrawny appearance, it was obvious he’d led a hard life on the streets. When she took him to be fixed, the veterinarian said he had entropion trichiasis. The condition is painful, so we scheduled him for corrective surgery as soon as possible. The surgery cost $600, pre-surgery bloodwork was $200 and Diego will also need complete dental (which is quite expensive but we’re raising part of it – so only $200) – rounding up a total fundraiser goal of $1000

As you can see in the video-end, despite going through so much, he is just a little sweetheart.

Any amount helps! We are counting on you!

Any amount helps! Please feel free to enter a custom amount. Thank you for your support! 

The donation buttons are set through PayPal. After you click “donate now” it will take you to PayPal’s secure site and you’ll have the choice of selecting a credit card option or your PayPal account. There is no transaction fee. Thank you.

 

Recovery of Diego’s surgery costs

$1,200 of $1,200 raised
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Personal Info

Donation Total: $30.00

Alex Melman

June 11, 2021

Victoria Trubchenko

June 6, 2021

Get better baby!

Claudia & John Humm

June 3, 2021

Shay Holloway

June 2, 2021

Hope you get to feeling better soon, Diego!

Anonymous

June 2, 2021

Susan Lisa

June 1, 2021

For Diego...Hope it helps...Get well soon Diego!!

Theresa Wheeler

June 1, 2021

Get well soon, Diego!

Maggie Gryglak

May 23, 2021

Jeffrey Getzin

May 23, 2021

From Jeff and Kate

Anonymous

May 22, 2021

Meg Moginot

May 22, 2021

Anonymous

May 13, 2021

Cally Rieman

May 12, 2021

Heal up beautiful boy!

Lisa Madden

May 5, 2021

Thank you for all you are doing for Diego.

Sam K

May 5, 2021

Get well soon buddy.

Amy Rabinowitz

May 5, 2021

I love him.

Heathet Reddig

May 4, 2021

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Sarah Jacobs

May 4, 2021

Option 2

If you’d prefer instead to donate directly to our Giving Fund and already have a PayPal account, please click below:

paypal-giving-fund

[Note: For Animals is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.]

If you’ve donated to Diego’s treatment though our PayPal Giving Fund account, please send us an e-mail at foranimalsincnyc@gmail.com  We’d LOVE to send you a personalized thank-you. We truly appreciate your kindness towards these innocents.


MARCH 2021 – FUNDRAISER FOR LITTLE DICE’S LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT

We rely on donations such as yours to continue our life-saving work 365 days a year done by our small group of dedicated volunteers. Please help us help the innocent and the defenseless. Your help and compassion are needed now more than ever.

Any amount helps! Please feel free to enter a custom amount. Thank you for your support! 

The donation buttons are set through PayPal. After you click “donate now” it will take you to PayPal’s secure site and you’ll have the choice of selecting a credit card option or your PayPal account. There is no transaction fee. Thank you.

 

Dice needs a second chance at life

$2,500 of $2,500 raised
$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $30.00

Xuanmin Lum

May 1, 2021

No need to throw the dice, you've won this throw!

Gabriela Sandoval

April 21, 2021

Selina Yasin

April 18, 2021

Anonymous

April 14, 2021

Melissa Rogers

April 14, 2021

Jennifer Mouriz

April 10, 2021

Amanda Singh

April 4, 2021

Lisa Madden

March 31, 2021

GENEVIEVE MICHEL

March 28, 2021

DAWN STRIPP

March 22, 2021

Rachel Meehin

March 22, 2021

Get well Dice❤️

Heather Marsh

March 22, 2021

❤️

Kim Brooks

March 21, 2021

Stacy Dutton

March 19, 2021

Akvinder Kaur

March 19, 2021

i love u little dice

Juliet Ganpat

March 19, 2021

Craig Jorczak

March 19, 2021

Zach Lembke

March 19, 2021

Option 2

If you’d prefer instead to donate directly to our Giving Fund and already have a PayPal account, please click below:

paypal-giving-fund

[Note: For Animals is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.]

If you’ve donated to Dice’s treatment though our PayPal Giving Fund account, please send us an e-mail at foranimalsincnyc@gmail.com  We’d LOVE to send you a personalized thank-you. We truly appreciate your kindness towards these innocents.


A second chance at life for Dice: Sweet little Dice was rescued from the streets last November by one of our volunteers Martha at 5 weeks old and was placed with a loving foster.

4 weeks later, he had a fever and went on antibiotics at the vet. The fever subsided but his belly kept getting bigger. A return to the vet and a second opinion from another vet confirmed he had FIP (Feline infectious peritonitis).

We found out through another rescue group about a new experimental veterinary medicine that can cure FIP. He needs 5 treatments of this med, and two doses have already been imparted.

But the meds are quite expensive  – around $830 per treatment – so a total of $ 4150.oo – but it’s worth it to save the life of this loving, helpless kitten.

This is a lot for a small shelter as ours, and even though Dice’s foster mom Sheila and a core volunteer Jean have chipped in – 3 more treatments remain – so we need to raise $ 2500.

The treatments are working – as you can see him playing in the video after just 2 treatments. But he still has ways to go.

Please help us save this sweet, innocent kitten. He’s very loving, playful, affectionate and once his treatment is completed the doctors believe he will lead a healthy, fulfilling life.

Dice is counting on you!

Any amount helps!  Your kindness saves lives.


Here’s a look back at our fundraiser from Autumn 2020.

We rely on donations such as yours to continue our life-saving work 365 days a year. Please help us help the innocent and the defenseless. Your help and compassion are needed now more than ever.

Any amount helps! Please feel free to enter a custom amount. Thank you for your support! 

The donation buttons are set through PayPal. After you click “donate now” it will take you to PayPal’s secure site and you’ll have the choice of selecting a credit card option or your PayPal account. There is no transaction fee. Thank you.

Sage and other cats need your help

$5,040 of $5,000 raised
$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $40.00

Anonymous

March 17, 2021

Anonymous

March 15, 2021

Joan McDonald

January 26, 2021

Something for the kitties because it’s my birthday!

Vibeke Alstad Jagne

January 12, 2021

Thank you!

Lynne Shevlin

January 11, 2021

In memory of Ellen's dear cat, Boo.

Janis Powell

January 1, 2021

You will remember me if we meet again st Theresa . Thank you for chipper and who you are.

Lauren Barnes

December 31, 2020

This in honor of Kimberly Brooks and her rescue cat, Paprika!

Lisa Madden

December 2, 2020

So close to your goal, I want you to get there tonight. Thank you for all your rescue work.

Stacy Glass

December 2, 2020

Thank you for all you do for the kitties

Jeanine Foote

December 2, 2020

Thank you for being a champion for cats!!

Anonymous

December 2, 2020

Adriana Jimenez

December 2, 2020

 


Option 2

If you’d prefer instead to donate directly to our Giving Fund and already have a PayPal account, please click below:

paypal-giving-fund

[Note: For Animals is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.]

If you’ve donated to Sage’s surgery though our PayPal Giving Fund account, please send us an e-mail at foranimalsincnyc@gmail.com  We’d LOVE to send you a personalized thank-you. We truly appreciate your kindness towards these innocents.

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Your kindness makes all this possible!

We rely on donations such as yours to continue the life-saving work done by our small group of dedicated volunteers 365 days a year.Thank you for your support!


Sage the sad mom-cat seen here after being cleaned up and well-fed post-rescue

The sad saga of Sage: Sage a 3 year old mom-cat was found during another separate rescue mission by a dedicated For Animals’ volunteer. Sadly, there are many, many like her who need our help every day.

The rescue mission was harrowing and involved scouting through fierce rain and storms – in the search of her lone kitten that this mama-cat was nursing. People in the neighborhood were not helpful and wouldn’t answer doors.

When Sage had been found, she had a badly broken leg that had curved and fused inwards. It seems she was a former house-cat who was dumped on the streets. Her paw cushions were very damaged from the harsh streets, and she’d obviously had the accident that had broken her front leg. She would walk on the knee of her broken front paw.

Even though FA’s director was reticent to take back Sage to her former neighborhood due to the broken leg, it was imperative to do so to track her kitten since prior searches for the little one in the past day had been unsuccessful. Her other teats (nipples) were all dry when she’d been rescued, indicating she had lost her other babies much earlier.

After Sage led the volunteer to some bushes where her baby was hiding, both were safely taken into the carrier.

Sages baby Basil

Sage’s kitten Bas

Both mom and baby were safe with FA now. The tiny 5-week old kitten was named Basil.

As a cute side-note Sage also acted as a surrogate for another little kitten – an orphan we named Thyme – who was found crying and wandering on the streets all by himself. Thyme spent some time with Sage before being transferred to another cat-foster-mom.

While mom and kitty were happy, reunited and no longer hungry, there was still a long road ahead. Sage had to get antibiotics, had a cold and was sick. But most importantly – her mangled-and-fused front paw needed surgery.

Sage was taken to the vet’s for surgery on August 20th. – to leave behind a life of pain. Due to her extensive nerve damage on the leg, the surgeon went for amputation.

Sage’s surgery was a success.

She is now slowly recovering and getting stronger every day. This brave mama-cat truly deserves a better life than the harsh one she’d to lead on the streets.

Since For Animals is a non-profit reliant on donations by kind people like you, we are hoping you will help us cover some of the expenses.

Sage’s is only one story among many. For Animals has been working round the clock with no break even during the pandemic.

While the total number of intakes between May to August which were housed at the shelter and at various foster homes was around 200, in addition to that number – numerous cats were TNR-ed (Trap, Neuter, Release) for population control.

Other than the $15,000+ spent on TNR of numerous cats over spring and summer, several of the cats need dental too which costs  $500-$1100 per cat even with a rescue discount. There are also significant costs for FVRCP vaccines and rabies vaccines for each rescue as well, plus the daily expenses of food, litter, and medicines as needed for the cats who live in the shelter or for supplying food to the senior folks who generously feed our community cat colonies.

Sage needs a forever-home

Our mission has always been to help find loving homes for these vulnerable cats—friendly companion animals or our more feral felines, who make great barn cats. In addition to financial resources we also have a great need for big-hearted people to open their homes to foster and adopt.

Your kindness truly transforms lives. See a few of the examples in the video of just some of the lives that have been transformed. There are many others.

Please help us help the innocent and the defenseless.

Your help and compassion is needed now more than ever.

Any amount helps! Please feel free to enter a custom amount. Thank you for your support!


Our April-May 2020 fund-raiser

For Animals hasn’t let COVID-19 stop our rescue & TNR work despite closure of the ASPCA clinics. Your help today can save lives and keep cats safe & healthy! Please donate and please share. Thank you for your kindness. https://chuffed.org/project/fa-tnr-fundraiser

UPDATE June 2020: While our Chuffed fund-raiser has ended, we always need help. You can support us through this link: https://www.foranimalsinc.com/donate/

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