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!
The rainbow bridge
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!