UPDATE 2/7/2022: Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Penelope's medical expenses have been covered in full! The first surgery was successful and she will be undergoing a second surgery this week to remove the remainder of the polyps from her ear passageway. She is recovering comfortably in a foster home!
UPDATE 1/25/22: After weighing out all options with the surgeon, it was determined that it's in Penelope's best interest to undergo two separate procedures. The first is schedule to happen January 26th, where they will operate on polyps in the first ear and in her nasal passage. She will stay the night at the emergency hospital following surgery to ensure she recovers properly. The plan is to operate on the second ear about 2 weeks later. Of course, the need for two surgeries has now increased the cost of Penelope's overall care, bringing it up to an estimated $7,500-8,200. The decision for two separate surgeries was made in Penelope's best interest as the inflammation and recovery to remove all polyps at once is too risky. We thank you all so very much for your support. We could not give Penelope this second chance at life without you. She has a road to recovery, but once this is behind her she has her whole life ahead of her!
Penelope was surrendered to LHS, along with several other cats, because their owner could no longer care for them. Since her arrival, this sweet kitty has been suffering from a series of upper respiratory infections.
It was discovered that Penelope is suffering from an uncommon medical condition - polyps. A polyp is a fleshy growth that can cause problems in cats. Penelope currently has polyps larger than the size of tic-tacs in her left ear, nasal passage and throat. These polyps are causing the chronic infections and treatment is critical for this kitty to live a healthy life.
As these masses continue to grow, Penelope may develop breathing difficulties and trouble swallowing. They have already begun to fill up her ear and nasal passages. LHS's veterinarian, Dr. Wolfgang, determined that these polyps require surgical removal. Lake Humane Society does not have the necessary medical equipment, so Penelope will need to receive treatment at a specialty clinic.
Despite her ailments, Penelope is full of life, love and playful antics. She is only 6 months old and with your help, will have a long and happy life ahead of her!
Penelope's treatment has been covered in full!
This estimate includes surgery and rehab at a specialty clinic and additional examinations/lab work to monitor her recovery. In addition to her extensive medical care, LHS has spayed and microchipped Penelope, as well as provided her with preventatives and initial vaccines.
All donations made to this fundraising page will be designated to our Angel Fund, and 100% of your gift will go toward Penelope and other animals in need of medical care. Scroll to the bottom of this page to read about our other Angel Fund recipients.
We can't give these loving pets a second chance without you! Please donate today.
Pets Who Have Received A Second Chance At Life
Thanks To The Angel Fund and Donors Like You
Tank came to LHS as part of an animal cruelty investigation. Upon examination, it was found that he was most likely part of a dog fighting ring. Tank suffered from severe trauma to his left eye, a swollen and infected front leg and bite marks all over his body
A good samaritan brought Lucy to LHS back in December of 2019 after she was hit by a car. She suffered multiple abrasions and trauma all over her body and it was determined that her front leg was paralyzed. Due to her paralysis, she underwent surgery to amputate her leg.
Emaciated and suffering, Sparky was found by a Good Samaritan and brought to Lake Humane Society for immediate medical attention. His body condition score was rated a 2 out of 9...with 1 being the worst score an animal can have.
We Are So Grateful for Your Compassionate Support.
On behalf of the animals, staff, and Board of Directors at Lake Humane Society, thank you for your donation made to our Angel Fund. Your gift will help pets in need of emergency or lifesaving medical care. We cannot provide these second chances without you. A receipt has been sent to the email address provided with your gift, please check your "junk" folder if you can not find it.
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