Welcome to the Aurora’s Angels Fund update page. Aurora’s Angels Fund was set up in memory of our beloved hospital cat, Aurora, to help A Cat Clinic provide medical services to cats who would not otherwise receive it. For more on the fund, see our blog post Aurora’s Angels Fund: Help us help cats in need.
Helping cats in need is something we all care deeply about. That is why A Cat Clinic donates a portion of your cat’s wellness exam fee (Annual, Senior or Semi-annual) to Aurora’s Angels Fund. So you can feel good about scheduling your cat’s check up for two reasons–it helps your cat stay in good health, as well as helping other cats in need in our area.
When we use your generous donations to provide needed care for cats in our community, whether from Germantown, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Clarksburg, or anywhere in Montgomery County and beyond, we want to keep you updated on just how your donations are being put to work. So check back here for the latest on patients we have been able to assist. To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit the Veterinary Care Foundation. If you are making a donation in honor or memory of a beloved friend, and you would like us to acknowledge that on this page, please send us an email with a photo and we will be happy to post it. And thank you for your help!
January, 2017 “PJ”
P.J. is an adorable kitten who was very sick and required a lot of expensive diagnostic tests and supportive treatment. When his family needed help to continue with P.J.’s recommended veterinary care, we were able to use some funds to assist them. His family is very grateful, and P.J. is currently doing a little better as they are continuing his treatment at home. Read our blog post for more about PJ’s story.
September, 2016 “Baloo”
Baloo was brought in to A Cat Clinic because his owners could no longer care for him. He is a beautiful 5 year old neutered male kitty who loves being “king of the roost”. As we already have adopted Cleo as our new hospital cat, Baloo is looking for his forever home. But in the meantime, we were able to use some of the Aurora’s Angels Fund to help with his care.
**Update on Baloo (January 2017): he has found a wonderful forever home with one of our clients. We couldn’t be happier for all of them!
April, 2016 “Kitty”
Kitty, a 14 year old brown and black tiger cat, presented to us with a recent history of vomiting and not eating. Her owner had just paid for an expensive surgery for another pet, so he was concerned about the costs of doing the diagnostic tests necessary for Kitty. However, Aurora’s Angels Fund allowed Dr. Mustillo to do an ultrasound and blood tests which pointed to a kidney infection. We treated Kitty with fluids, pain medication, and antibiotics, and she responded well. Kitty does have ongoing kidney problems, so we will have to continue to monitor her condition.
January, 2016 “Jada”
Jada is a 13 year old gray and white female who was not feeling well. Her owner said she had not been herself and she was experiencing a lot of pain in her abdomen. Because Jada was so painful, Dr. Rubenstein was unable to confirm the diagnosis without x-rays. With Aurora’s Angels Fund help, we took abdominal x-rays which revealed constipation. Fortunately, giving fluids and an enema helped Jada have a bowel movement, and we were able to send her home with additional recommendations for treatment at home.
October, 2015 “Picasso”
Picasso is a handsome cream-colored short-haired boy, almost 13 years old. He had a painful, infected wound, but his owner was unable to pay for treatment at that time. Fortunately, we had just created Aurora’s Angels fund, so we were able to help Picasso out. We cleaned the wound and provide treatment with antibiotics, and he recovered uneventfully.