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Attention, paralyzed cat, please read.


Redeemer

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Hi guys. I'm here with a rather serious topic today.

 

You guys will know Unoservix, one of our members. Last week, his sister found a little black cat that had been shot in his spine with a pellet gun. The bullet has ruptured his neurological system and he is now unable to use his back legs or toilet properly. It's been speculated by the vet that removal of the pellet lodged in his back may help him walk and toilet again normally.

 

Here's the difficult part. The vet bills are beyond easy to pay. So Unoservix's sister has set up a donation pool here: http://www.gofundme.com/5fp0nw

 

The surgery, MRI and rehab costs for this little cat will be around $7000.

 

SFO as a community does not usually advertise these things, but upon discussion in the staff room, we feel we must at least support this cause, just as we did before with other urgent things, like when my university was shutting down.

 

We are not asking everyone to donate or whatever, what you do is your choice. But we do want to give this case some exposure and support, and if anyone does indeed have a spare few bucks, please consider this cat, nicknamed Superman.

 

If Superman cannot use his back legs, he will remain a very dependent little creature. Caring for a paralyzed animal is hard and restricting for both parties. Superman will need to be moved around the house by hand, possibly rely on medication for easy toileting, take part in mini-physiotherapy exercises, and when toileting, he will need to be held over a container, and have his bladder and bowels pressed to help him go. This is no life for a young, otherwise healthy kitty.

 

Please, if you cannot donate, at least consider sharing this around. I myself have posted this on my deviantArt, tumblr and facebook. Every share helps. Thank you for reading. <3

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I took the liberty of posting this to imgur, because imgur loves cats and this will get a lot of attention on there, or it should. Hopefully that shall help.

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I've shared on FB and I know a few places where I can inform about this. I want to see Superman get better and I better get what I want.

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I saw this on Tumblr, I didn't know it was Uno's sister! I will have to see what we have when Steve gets his bonus, but I'm sure we'll have something. ): I can't stand the idea of this little baby being hurt.

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Posted to tumblr. Hopefully my like 4 followers will share. Looks like you guys have gotten a significant amount of donations though. $650 isn't something to shake a stick at.

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Well this escalated strangely... and sadly.

 

And while I wouldn't have stated it like she did, I agree with Dras. If you're not going to be constructive in any way, avoid the topic rather than coming in acting like that. Now I'm going to hide this stuff, you two, simmer down, and let's not forget that this is about trying to ensure a cat is not permanently disabled because of some fuckhead with a pellet gun.

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Thanks Vy! Now onto something positive and with considerably less asses:

 

Looks like Superman has raised $855 in just three days! There's still a long way to go, but that already helps a ton--the power social media has to help animals like Superman is incredible, and I wish it was available in previous years where expensive surgeries could have saved my pets. It's really heartwarming to see how a lot of people try to help in any way they can, even if it's just sharing the link to others who may have more disposable income. There's a share on Google+ for god's sake! Technology is cool but the ability for cool people to use it is even cooler.

 

Especially considering how awful the circumstances are--it's sad when animals get hit by cars or get attacked by other animals, but completely reprehensible when a human targets them for fun. Every donation towards this kitten is not only an amazing display of generosity to a helpless animal, but a giant middle finger thrown to animal abusers. For every douche with a pellet gun there's hundreds of people ready to punch them out and heal the wounds they've inflicted.

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De nada, and don't forget to be nigh-obnoxious about sharing it. I keep taking it down off imgur (because it's not getting to the front page, unfortunately) and putting it back up so it stays fairly recent on there and doesn't get buried under doge.

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Yeah, there's no room in this topic for negativity, any further negativity will be removed. Let's just try to do something nice.

 

So happy they've raised almost $900! Let's keep going, share it around! :)

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Can't donate personally but I did my part and posted about it on my facebook page. Also any more bullshit and I'll start issuing warnings, this is neither the time or place for petty drama.

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Sorry, it was in extremely poor taste. This the third time something like this happened and it clearly is my fault and not anyone else. Seeing that I will leave the site entirely so that no more disruption takes place.

 

Sorry about your kitty, I hope he has a good quality of life ahead.

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I'm not really the one who does this kind of stuff, but why not try? Posted on my FB, maybe one of my few American friends can achieve something.

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Uuuuh yeah it's okay all the drama is over and done with? Let's just focus on the kitty and those nasty vet bills, no need to talk about warning or leaving or anything like that, it's over.

 

 

UPDATE: Superman has is almost a 7th there! He has $920 so far! Yay for the internet! I want to draw him a get well soon card but I know for a fact that it's just the 5 year old in me speaking right now.

 

Second update: Superman passed away. Topic closed. So damn heartbreaking.

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