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Meet Sweet Chatter

Our deepest gratitude to everyone who allowed us to apply their donation to Ollie's 2nd surgery fund to help pay for Chatter's life-saving surgery to remove a cancerou spleen.

Chatter is a beautiful and incredibly sweet and trusting ~10 year-old rescued cat. She was taken to the vet because we noticed she had a swollen abdomen. X-rays revealed her abdomen was filled with over a liter of fluid. We had the fluid drained and analyzed. The results suggested the cause of the fluid could be cancer. We immediately opted for ultrasounds of her abdomen which revealed she had a splenic tumor. She had emergency surgery and her spleen was completely removed
sucessfully and sent to a diagnostic lab for histopathologic examination. The lab confirmed the diagnosis of cancer. Chatter had a cancerous splenic mast cell tumor.

Chemotherapy for cats that had mast cell tumors removed is controversial. But after consulting with a veterinary oncologist we decided to put her on chemo as long as she does not develop serious or unpleasant adverse effects and maintains a good quality of life. She's had  our
 three treatments so far and seems to be tolerating the chemo quite well. She's active, playful, affectionate and has a good appetite.  She's gained back the weight she lost and she's maintaining her ideal weight. She talks as much as ever - hence her name, "Chatter".

Blood tests are necessary before each chemo treatment to make sure her white blood cell count hasn't dropped. So far, all her blood tests have been normal. Follow-up x-rays and ultrasounds have shown no tumors in any of her other organs or enlarged lymph nodes. Thankfully, she seems to be responding very well to chemo and her vet's prognosis is good as long as she contimues to receive the care she needs.

Her medical bills are already in the thousands of dollars and our medical fund is once again exhausted. Providing the long term care she requires is very expensive and beyond our means at this time especially with kitten season just around the
corner. We desperately need funds to help pay for Chatter's care. Any donation will be deeply appreciated and will help us give Chatter the longest life possible.  On behalf of Chatter, Thank You from the bottom of our hearts.

" class="style50"> You may also send a check or money order made payable to "Maxs House Animal Rescue, Inc." with "You may also send a check or money order made payable to "Maxs House Animal Rescue, Inc." with "Chatter's Fund" in the memo to:r's Fund" in the memo to:

Max’s House Animal Rescue, Inc.
P.O. Box 1581
Ridgewood, NJ 07451

 (Please include your email address with your check)

Ollie Update

  (Ollie before and after surgery)

We have just been informed that Ollie will not need a second surgery.  There has been a very big misunderstanding and miscommunication between some of the people involved.  If anyone who made a donation towards Ollie's second surgery would like their donation returned,  please let us know and we'll be happy to issue a refund.

We're very sorry for this misunderstanding and inconvenience and thank you for your kindness and understanding.

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