Junkyard Johnny lives with us here at the Fleck~Mugavero Home 4 Furry Wanderers and will remain here for the rest of his life surrounded by love, laughter, care and comfort. His life was not always this way and I think Liz said it best in the beautiful backgroud story she wrote about Johnny that I posted below please take a moment to see what this brave fella has endured and then share his fundraiser and give any size donation if you can.
Junkyard Johnny is a special kitty. He was rescued from a junkyard (hence the name) in Manchester, New Hampshire back in 2003 and brought to the shelter I volunteered at. Needless to say, I fell in love with him. I’m partial to orange guys anyway, but Johnny just had a face I couldn’t resist. He was docile, friendly and just happy to be in a warm house, not scrounging around for food and warmth during cold winter months.
But even though he was safe and warm, Johnny wasn’t out of the woods yet. He hadn’t been in his new home very long when he became very ill with a urinary tract blockage. He needed emergency surgery and spent nearly a week in the hospital.
When he returned home, he had a hard time readjusting and developed some behavioral problems, which seemed to be a direct result of his medical problems. I took him to my homeopathic veterinarian, who suggested a change in food and started him on some new remedies. It was a long process. He was still fighting with some of the other cats, but overall he seemed unhappy. He also developed polyps in his ears which basically closed off his ear canal. Surgery wasn’t an option, because the doctors said they would simply grow back.
So Johnny continued his homeopathy treatments. It took years, but we finally started to see some success. In 2010 he had a dental to remove some of his teeth, as well as a growth on his lip. His ear polyps stabilized, but did not disappear. His behavior problems continued.
In late 2012, we discovered the supplement ASEA, which we began giving to Johnny both internally and externally on his ears. A year later, his polyps have shrunk and the vets can finally see into his ear canal again. His behavior has improved, and he gets along with everyone now.
But he’s got one hurdle left: He needs another dental. The growth on his lip reappeared, and his remaining teeth need to be addressed. This is the last thing keeping Johnny from feeling 100 percent. Can you help him?