At five-and-a-half years old, Phinny started developing crystals in his urethra and was unable to pass them and urinate on his own. Over the course of a week, he had been taken to the emergency vet a few times to try to remove the crystals and unblock him. At his most critical, the vet realized he was was unable to catheterize Phinny to help relieve him so it was determined that poor Phinny would require an expensive surgery to prevent this from happening to him again. The Weirdos, along with Red Rover, were able to assist Phinny’s parents in providing the care he needed. This surgery in combination with a diet change will hopefully keep Phinny healthy!
Our mission within the Weirdo Cat Lovers of Cleveland community is to assist pet parents by providing emergency veterinary care during dire situations. Thanks to our valued members, we are often able to raise the funds needed to assist in this process. Occasionally, no amount of veterinary intervention is enough to heal the afflicted cat. While this is never the desired outcome, we are thankful we have been able to help these cats cross the Rainbow Bridge peacefully. WCLOCLE are hopeful that in assisting pet parents ease their beloved cats’ pain and discomfort, we have also helped them find peace and closure by returning their ashes to their homes. Each member of the leadership team feels the direct impact of these losses personally. We want to thank every one of our members for the love and support they provide during all of our emergency cases. Whether you donated personally, provided kind and loving thoughts and words, or just bumped the post, the leadership team would like to thank you for support.
In loving memory of all those we have lost in 2020: Willow, Denver, Frosty, Chloe, Crinkle, Ryder & Wiggles. Until we meet again...
A couple of days after a dental procedure for which she was put under, Fiona’s mom noticed she was breathing rather heavily and became concerned. With our assistance, we were able to get Fiona rushed to the vet and seen right away. After an x-ray was preformed, the vet was able to determine that Fiona was suffering from lower airway disease. An overnight stay along with a steroid treatment was recommended. After treatment, Fiona was released the next day to her mama. With some extra lovin’s and a slight diet change, Fiona is back to living her best life!
Silver is a friendly gal that loves tummy rubs when she is feeling well. Unfortunately, Silver suffers from megacolon. Her mama contacted the Weirdos when she realized that Silver was showing symptoms of a blockage. We were able to get Silver into the vet the next day where she was successfully treated. These days, she is back to her playful self!
Pepper is a five-year-old beautiful tortie girl. Her parents rescued her from the outside life. Occasionally Pepper would go on outside adventures to revisit her old stomping grounds. She came home from one of these adventures with a very injured leg. It was clear that Pepper needed to be seen by a vet immediately and would most likely require surgery. Peppers family reached out to our Weirdo leadership team for assistance in where to take Pepper and what sources were available to help ease the financial burden. Between Red Rover and our Weirdo family, we were able to raise the funds needed to save Peppers’ life. Unfortunately, the vet felt Peppers best chance at a quality life meant amputating her injured leg. Our leadership team has been in contact with Peppers mom and are happy to announce that she is completely healed up and adjusting well to the tripod life. Peppers mama has informed her that she is not allowed to have any more unsupervised outdoor adventures, and she seems to be okay with that!
Feisty's Mama reached out to us as she was rushing Feisty to the vet. He had been straining and crying in the litter box and she was worried that he was blocked. Feisty was taken to West Park Animal Hospital, where he stayed and was treated for his urinary issues over 3 days. He went home with prescription food and thanks to the Weirdos and the generosity of our Weirdo Family, we were able to cover the $1,200 bill for Feisty's family!
Carmellous’ mom noticed something was wrong, and suspected he had a broken leg. Due to Covid-19, the family had fallen on hard times. They were able to work out an agreement with Valley Save a pet to have him seen. It turned out that Carmellous had been shot with buckshot, which had shattered his leg. The vets determined amputation would be this boy’s best chance of survival. As his family was getting ready to bring him home, they realized they were lacking many of the essentials needed to care for him. We were able to come together as a group to not only help Carmellous remain comfortable during his recovery, but also to assist his humans with many various needs.
Our Weirdo TNR team has partnered with Kamm’s Cats Guardians and is working in Columbia Park, a large mobile home park in Olmsted Falls.
We have trapped 20 cats so far including a pregnant queen who is currently in foster care.
We estimate there to be at least 150-200 cats in the park.
Working to save these cats and get them all vetted is an ongoing effort and we could still use your generous donations in order to continue our mission!
BigBoy was adopted from the Euclid Beach Cat Project. He’s a Siamese Lynx/Tabby mix that is about 5 years old, and FIV+. He is a giant blue-eyed lover boy, who enjoys making biscuits on his blankies, batting around catnip mousies, falling over for belly rubs, snoring while napping, and just being super adorable! Prior to life in his forever home, BigBoy had a terrific human that fed and watched over him for the 3 years when he lived as an outside cat. His forever human, Jen is thrilled to have BigBoy as part of the family!
Kumo is a pretty little girl who had ringworm. Her mama tried a multitude of over the counter remedies, with no success. After discussing with the Weirdo leadership team, it was decided Kumo needed a vet. We were able to get her into the vet where she received a combination of shots to get her on the mend. Kumo is doing much better and her mama was able to contain the infection and prevent it from spreading to her siblings.