‘I’m worried we will have to end his life due to lack of money’: Littleport woman launches fundraiser to cover ill pet’s £1,200 vet bill
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A woman from Littleport has launched a fundraising page in order to save her pet cat’s life as she has “no way of affording the £1,200 vet bill”.
Kelly Cousins set up the ‘Go Fund Me’ page after her pet cat Polar “took a turn for the worse” following what vets thought was just ligament damage.
Ms Cousins said: “He could hardly walk so I called and booked him in for an X-ray. I got a call to say it was bad news.
“The X-ray has shown up a problem with both his hips and he needs a specialist operation called bilateral femoral head and neck excision and after the operation he will live a normal happy pain free life.”
Polar is just two-years-old and Ms Cousins is worried that she will have to put him to sleep as he is not insured and she cannot cover his vet bill.
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She said: “Polar is loved so much and our hearts are breaking knowing the pain he is in and I’m so worried we will have to end his life due to lack of money which the children will be devastated.
“I have set up the page in hope all you kind lovely people will help save my Polar as there is no way I can afford the operation which will mean he is put to sleep.”
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Ms Cousins took Polar to the Johnson and Scott vets in Witchford in August after she spotted him limping. She said the vets reassured her that it was “more than likely ligament damage”.
She added: “Polar seemed to get worse after a week-and-a-half so I called the vets to see if there was anything else to do.
“I was told I could get X-rays done but it’s doubtful anything will show up, I spoke to many cat breeders who said maybe try given him exercise for a few minuets a day.
“Ligaments can take a while to fix so I did the exercise and he improved and I thought he was on the mend.”
On the Go Fund Me Page Ms Cousins asks people to “find it in your heart to help” and any donation, no matter how small, will “make a big difference to Polar’s future”.
To donate, visit: www.gofundme.com/polars-operation