Saving Eden

For: For Animals, Inc.
Organizer: For Animals Inc.
of $1,500 goal.
Raised by 47 donors
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The Story

Eden was found on the side of the road last Wednesday, September 18. A For Animals Inc volunteer was driving to work when she spotted a tiny black ball of fur lying on the side of the road. When she got out of her car, she realized it was a young cat. The cat was shivering and gasping for breath. It was apparent that she had been hit by a car and left to die. Our volunteer quickly took off her scarf, wrapped it around the kitty, and rushed her to the vet. The vet confirmed that Eden was in critical condition, since her head had taken the brunt of the car's impact. Our volunteer decided to give the little girl a chance and attempt to save her. She named the kitty Eden, after the woman in Ethiopia who knit the scarf that had kept the kitty warm during her rescue.

Eden has a broken nose and a dislocated jaw. Her left eye is severely swollen, though the globe is still in tact. At this point we are waiting to see whether or not the eye can be saved. Miraculously, Eden does not appear to have any other broken bones or internal injuries. She is battling an upper respiratory infection and is on antibiotics for a slight fever. Sadly, we realized that she had been nursing before being hit. Our volunteers went back and searched the entire area for her kittens, but were unable to locate them. Eden is receiving IV fluids and is being gently syringe fed by the vet staff. The vet would like to perform surgery on her jaw and nose this Tuesday. They have been waiting for her condition to stabilize so that she is strong enough to handle the surgery.

Despite her intense injuries, Eden has a fighting spirit. Her doctors are impressed by her will to live and say that she is their gentlest patient. She loves humans, and is especially fond of the volunteers who rescued her. She lifts her head whenever she hears their voices and comes right to the edge of her cage for snuggles. This girl wants to live and be loved, and we are doing all we can to save her. Please help us provide the care she needs by donating to her upcoming surgery.

For Animals is a 501(c)3 non-profit trap-neuter-return and rescue organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Please see our website foranimalsinc.comfor more information.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 26, 2013

Posted on September 26, 2013

Eden is out of surgery and doing well! She is recovering better than anyone expected. They wired her bottom jaw so that she can eat and breathe comfortably. The vet wasn't able to do much with her broken nose at this point, since the bone is so shattered. She may have to visit a specialist if it starts to bother her, but for now the vet wants to wait and see how it heals on its own. The swelling around Eden's left eye has come down considerably. She is now able to close that eye, though it seems she does not have any vision left in it. She steps in her water bowl frequently and has trouble finding her food. But that doesn't stop her from eating! When our volunteers offered her wet food tonight, she gobbled up the entire can! She is quite the messy eater at this point, and finished with a ring of food around her face and in her whiskers! Silly girl. As she heals, her playful personality has begun to emerge. She has an affinity for hair and eyelashes, and will often swat at people playfully and try to climb onto their heads. The vet confirmed that she is likely less than a year old, which explains the kitten energy! Eden should be able to go home to her new adoptive family in the next few days, where we are sure she will romp and run around happily. 
Thank you so much to the hundreds of people who have been thinking of Eden and supporting her recovery. This little girl is so lucky to be loved by so many across the country. Those of you who have been following Eden's rescue know that she was named after an Ethiopian woman who knit the scarf that was wrapped around her during her rescue. Her rescuer recently found the tag that arrived with the scarf when she had first ordered it. Included on the tag was a handwritten note from the woman (Eden) who made the scarf. Click through the photos on the right to see the note- the message will give you chills!
You can also see an updated video on the right. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks. 
Thank you so much for helping Eden the kitty live up to her full potential!

Posted on September 24, 2013

Posted on September 24, 2013

Little by little, Eden is getting stronger! Today she tried eating and drinking on her own. She is on track for surgery today afternoon to repair her dislocated jaw and hopefully realign her nose to allow her to breathe more easily.

When our volunteers showed up to visit today, Eden appeared scared at first and cowered behind her litter box. When she realized they were only there to love on her, Eden started purring loudly and quickly snuggled up to them.

This little girl has a long road ahead of her, but she has the sweetest heart and the strongest spirit. Thank you all for your support & well wishes. Right now we're focused on getting Eden better, but we do have adopters interested in bringing her home once she's ready. Please keep her in your thoughts as she undergoes surgery today.

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