A Brave Cat
Webster came to us at 3 weeks old from the Bellows Falls area. About a month later, he fell ill with diarrhea. Our veterinarian began a series of treatments, none which seemed to have much effect. When his blood tests returned he was diagnosed as having Feline Infectious Peritonitis FIP, which is deadly and has no cure. A decision was made to contact Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine which is researching the disease.
Meanwhile, Webster’s weight was falling, his fur became brittle and his small bones were protruding. One day he became listless, barely able to lift his head. His foster mom decided it might be best if she let him go. The phone was busy at the vet. She went to prepare herself some tea before trying the vet again. Miraculously Webster had crossed the room, climbed the drapes and, staring down at her, made it clear with a loud squawk that he wasn’t ready to give up so neither should she. Not soon after, Cornell called, prescribing what was an effective treatment. By his first birthday Webster was much stronger.
Because of his amazing recovery, the special fund has become The Webster Fund. In the last few years, the money has been helping other cats to get treatment which may have been unavailable to them.
Loss of Health and a Depleted Fund
This year, Webster has fallen ill again. This time he is not responding to the medicines which helped him before. The next alternative is an even more expensive path.
Now Webster is in need of the fund. Unfortunately the account has been strained by recent needs.
We are looking for donations to help our Webster and the fund.
If you have an interest in contributing to The Webster Fund and helping Webster, please contact us by calling 802-875-7777. Or email shelter@TARPSAnimalShelterVt.org. Or mail your check made out to TARPS (memo: The Webster Fund) at P.O. Box 274, Chester, VT 05143
If you have questions or need more information, please go to the donate page and fill out and submit the form on the bottom.