Paris is a deaf cat at the Humane Haven Animal Shelter, BOLINGBROOK, IL, who has been at the shelter for almost a year. She has a great CV and I don’t think her deafness is the obstacle. The problem for Paris is that she has some health issues which require $5,000 of treatment to try and sort out: a repertory condition and restricted air flow in nose (are these the same problem?).
“In order for doctors to diagnosis the cause of these health issues, it is imperative she receives additional tests including a nasal CT, rhinoscopy and nasal biopsies. Before she can receive these tests, full chemistry and blood panels are needed. The total cost of Paris’s treatment is going to be $5,000.”
So, Humane Haven created a crowdfunding page on gofundme.com which has done well and I always in awe of some people who donate so generously. For instance, five days ago Katarzyna Czarnecka donated $500. She has probably never met Paris nor visited Humane Haven and yet has been this generous. So far $2,670 has been raised out of the target of $5,000.
“Paris is a real sweetheart and a very special girl who is deaf. She’s nice, friendly and gentle. She is quite comfortable being around new people and adapting well to new situations. She has a ball playing with all kinds of toys and having her share of fun. She loves to give and get affection and to be petted and brushed.
This happy-go-lucky girl also gets along well with other cats. She’d be overjoyed to find a forever family who understands her needs and can share lots of love and happiness with her.”
Adoptions are held at the Bolingbrook PetSmart on Weber Road from 1-3 pm on Sundays and 5-7 pm on Wednesdays. If the cat you’re looking for isn’t there or those times don’t work for you, call Humane Haven Animal Shelter (630-378-4208) for more information or an appointment.”
The effort put in by the shelter is admirable as is the generosity of those who have donated. I wish every cat could benefit from this sort of concern.