At only 5 months of age this sweet baby was heartlessly thrown from a moving car on the I-5 freeway. Thankfully a caring couple on their way to the airport found him and a wonderful rescuer friend was contacted and able to go get him and take him to our vet. it is now up to us to raise the funds so that he can get the surgery he so desparetly needs.
Salem Friends of Felines is a non-profit, no kill organization, we can only help these kitties with donations from the local community and what we are able to raise through these special campaigns.
Tonight baby Edmond is working on being able to regain use of his tail and letting his digestive system settle out from the trauma he has endured. Once he is more stable he will need FHO surgery in order to have a chance at living a normal life. The FHO or Femoral Head Ostectomy is is a surgical procedure that removes the head and neck (the ball of the ball and socket joint)from the femur. FHO surgery is performed to alleviate pain. It is a salvage procedure, reserved for condition where pain can not be alleviated in any other way. It is common in veterinary surgery. Animals who have had FHO surgery are required to maintain a lower weight throughout their lives to compensate for the loss of skeletal integrity, and typically have excellent functional outcomes with appropriate physical therapy
Once this sweet boy is on the path to healing he will need to find a forever family (hopefully local to Salem, Oregon) that will show him the care, love and compassion he wasn't given when he was thrown away like trash on a busy freeway.
Also it seems that Edmond is a Poly-Dactyl on all four feet!!! What a special kitty he is going to be for some lucky family. :)
Can you help us reach our goal and help this poor kitty find his new life and family?
Any funds left over from his surgery and treatment will be saved to put towards another kitty that comes to us in dire need of medical help.