Let's mend Jiggles in time for Christmas!

For: Jiggles - The Cat that was Shot in Marietta, SC.
Organizer: The Community Pet Project
$6,560
of $10,000 goal
65% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Jiggles is a two year old beautiful, male cat. About 2 weeks ago, he was let outside to go potty, but did not return. His Mom and Dad searched frantically everyday - never giving up hope.

Yesterday morning, Jiggles was found laying outside on the ground. At first, it was thought that he had been attacked by a coyote looking at his open wounds. But, all that was truly known for sure was that Jiggles was critically injured and somehow he managed to drag himself back home to his loving family.

Racing about to find immediate help, his Mom began the search to locate an organization willing to help with medical expenses because they simply lack the means at all. They are by definition poor. 

After placing several calls and the last one being a call to a nonprofit, whose Rep instructed her to put a bullet in Jiggles' head, Jiggles' Mom stumbled upon The Community Pet Project. That's when a post was made on Facebook to solicit donations and they began to come in. Problem is, it's far from enough.

Poinsett Animal Hospital was called this morning and an appointment for Jiggles was set for 11:20 am. I joined Jiggles' Mom and Dad there for the evaluation to, of course, hear and see the extent of Jiggles' injuries for myself and to request an approximate cost to put Jiggles on the mend. 

Dr. Felder determined that Jiggles back legs had been broken from the knee down and, obviously, that he had painful infected open wounds and injuries. He followed that with stating that he felt strongly that Jiggles had been hit by a car although Jiggles' Mom stated she did not believe that could have happened. Tearfully though, both Jiggles' Mom and Dad listened and then Jiggles was administered pain meds and taken to x-ray.

What the x-ray showed was that, indeed, both of Jiggles legs had been damaged / broken, but what the x-ray "revealed" was that these injuries were the result of having been shot! Dr. Felder showed the x-rays and explained that one of the legs appeared to be on the mend somewhat, although infected, and the other one was shattered. He stated that his office does not perform reconstructive surgery, but gave references for others.

After Jiggles' Mom and Dad was handed a prescription for antibiotics and pain meds, the bill was paid by The Community Pet Project (you Folks) and we were told that Jiggles must receive immediate care ASAP for his injuries. On the way home, I dropped Jiggles x-rays off at Foothills Veterinary Hospital, where the surgery will be performed once adequate funds have been collected.

Therefore, please join us in our efforts to provide urgent care to Jiggles. There is simply no time to waste in this matter so please give today. Jiggles must be taken into surgery and the good thing is, as Dr. Felder stated, cats are very tough. I can personally attest to this because I, myself, saw a clear-eyed Jiggles kneeding a blanket. 

Please know, Jiggles' Mom and Dad would do anything for Jiggles themselves, but they simply have nothing whatsoever to give. What they do give though is priceless. That's the love that they have for their "boy", as Jiggles' Dad refers to him, and to "my baby", as his Mom refers to him. Both are nice, humble, grateful people and you would truly enjoy knowing them and their heart. 

The Community Pet Project is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit - making your gift a tax-deductible contribution. So, please give. Thank You!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 12, 2014 by The Community Pet Project
Just posted 2 photos that Jiggles' Dad sent from the weekly Vet visit on Friday to have Jiggles' progress checked by Dr. Randall. All is well and Jiggles' Dad said that Jiggles was a true champ - like always!

Posted on January 9, 2014 by The Community Pet Project
For those that do not follow the updates on www.facebook.com/TheCommunityPetProject, here's the latest on little Jiggles' progress: 

Jiggles goes weekly to Foothills Veterinary Hospital to have his bandages changed and for Dr. Randall to monitor his progress. Everything looks great - thanks to you!

Jiggles's Dad recently sent a picture of Jiggles standing and playing with a toy at home. Please look for that. You'll be amazed at how far this little guy has come and what he can do with his braces on. So cute!

Posted on December 31, 2013 by The Community Pet Project
So, we didn't quite mend Jiggles in time for Christmas, but what a great way to start out the New Year! Thank You So Very Much for Making This Possible!

Jiggles
The Community Pet Project
Jiggles' Mom & Dad (Angie & Ronnie)

Posted on December 31, 2013 by The Community Pet Project
For those of you who do not follow the updates on The Community Pet Project's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TheCommunityPetProject), I have wonderful news. Jiggles was released from Foothills Animal Hospital yesterday. He is now happily recovering at home, as you will see by the pictures that I am about to post.

Dr. Randall said that it could take upwards of 3 months for the bones in Jiggles' legs to fuse, but that he will continue to check Jiggles' progress on a weekly basis. Also, while in surgery, Jiggles was neutered, as many of you had requested. This was primarily done for his overall health and wellness because as you know, Jiggles is now an indoor only kitty.

As for a final breakdown in how your generous donations were spent towards Jiggles' care, the account had a remaining balance of $852.59, since last time that we reported. Of that $852.59, Foothills was paid a remaining balance of $478.41 yesterday. That left $374.18.

From that, we spent $28.98 on a new kitty box, kitty litter, a scooper, and cat food, which was Jiggles' parting gifts at Foothills Animal Hospital. That leaves $345.20 of your generous donations unspent. I will follow-up with Foothills via phone today to determine if there will be a cost going forward for the re-checks / bandage changes in the many weeks to come. If so, the $345.20 will be applied to those costs.

In closing, Jiggles' Mom & Dad asked me once more to convey their deep, emotional appreciation for what you have done for them and little Jiggles. In trying to tell me what I was to convey, they choked on their words and the tears fell uncontrolably. So, please do know that each and every one of you have done a wonderful thing that will remain in these Folks hearts forever. As Jiggles' Dad put it, "God bless you all and thank you."

Wishing you all a safe & happy New Year! - Deb  



Posted on December 28, 2013 by The Community Pet Project
Before I forget (again), please know that I have posted 'Thank-You's' to each and every one of you on www.facebook.com/TheCommunityPetProject over the past several weeks. It wasn't much to show you how The Community Pet Project appreciated your outpouring of love and support for a little guy named Jiggles, but it was the only way we had to let you know how grateful we were that so many of you came together to save Jiggles.  

Also, thank you for all of the beautiful posts that showed the emotion brought on by this tragic effect. Of course, there was much anger and a lot of cheering and well wishing for a speedy recovery. I shared many of those also on Facebook and I shared them with Jiggles' Mom & Dad because they do not have Internet, much less do they use Facebook.

I have spoken with Foothills Veterinary Hospital just moments ago and they assured me that Jiggles is doing fine. I requested pictures and hopefilly I will receive them soon and I will share those with you.

I inquired about what was still owed to them. Remember, The Community Pet Project had already forwarded $1000 of your donations to them, leaving $852.59 available in Jiggles' account. The Receptionist told me that currently $478.41 is owed, but boarding fees for Jiggles' weekend stay will be added to that amount. So, on Monday, I will update you further.

I have spoken to Jiggles' Mom & Dad and we will coordinate a time in which to meet on Monday for Jiggles' release. At which point, I will be providing them with a kitty box, litter, scope, and food - now that Jiggles' is a forever indoor kitty. I will take pictures of Jiggles' departure from Foothills. And, of course, I will share those with you also.

Until then, wishing you all a safe and happy weekend! Deb at The Community Pet Project

Posted on December 27, 2013 by The Community Pet Project
Update:

Dr. Randall just called and stated that the surgery went well and that Jiggles now has his new braces attached. He will have to stay till Monday at 
Foothills Veterinary Hospitalbecause the surgery ended so late in the day.

However, by Monday, Jiggles should be able to return home for his 12-14 week recovery. Dr. Randall also stated that Jiggles should be able though to get around pretty good in the interim on his Android legs. LOL

I really can't thank you enough for making this all possible. But, let me do it once more - Thank You! Deb @ The Community Pet Project

Posted on December 27, 2013 by The Community Pet Project
By the way, I changed the end date for the fundraiser to December 31st so that I could continue my updates to you. I will probably have to change it again seeing how we are already on the 27th.

Deb

Posted on December 27, 2013 by The Community Pet Project
Jiggles will be taken into surgery around 1:30 today by Dr. Randall at Foothills Veterinary Hospital. Please say a little prayer or send out a positive thought for Jiggles', the Doctor, and the Doctor's Staff around this time.

Of course, I will update you as soon as I hear from the Doctor...

Posted on December 26, 2013 by The Community Pet Project
First, and foremost, thank you so very much for donating to Jiggles. How extremely kind of you! The donation page, as of this momemt (12/26/13 @ 2:00 PM), shows that $6535 has been received through PayPal. However, there was an additional total of $135 that was also received through the mail or through The Community Pet Project's "Donate" tab on Facebook.

So actually, $6670 has been raised currently. With 4 hours remaining on this You Caring site, here is where we stand with Jiggles' remaing funds and what has been paid out to date.

$6670 Minus:

$94.25 Poinsett Animal Hospital on 12-11-13
$551.12 Foothills Veterinary Hospital 12-16-13
$1948.88 Upstate Veterinary Specialists 12-16-13
$1654.21 Upstate Veterinary Specialists 12-18-13
$349.75 Upstate Veterinary Specialists 12-20-13
$1000.00 Foothills Veterinary Specialists 12-23-13
$219.20 PayPal Fees

Remaining Balance - $852.59

I wish that I could say for sure what Jiggles' final expenses will be. I just simply don't know. What I do know, however, is that $1000 has been paid towards his upcoming surgery tomorrow to save his legs. And, most definitely, that would not have been made possible without you. Thank you and bless you all. - Deb @ The Community Pet Project


Posted on December 26, 2013 by The Community Pet Project
This is a great artilcle written by Elisa Black-Taylor recapping Jiggles' will to live. Great job Elisa and Thank You! - Deb, Jiggles' Mom & Dad, and The Community Pet Project

http://pictures-of-cats.org/an-after-christmas-miracle-for-jiggles.html

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