Sunday, April 24, 2011

Help Terry the 3-Legged Cat!

The local cat rescue I volunteer for, Forgotten Ones, recently took in Terry who was surrendered by a family. As if his circumstances were bad enough, he also had to undergo extensive treatment at the vet's. The family surrendered Terry to a vet, who noticed something odd about his leg and had an x-ray done (see below). When asked, the family claimed Terry had been struck by a car 3 months ago and never saw a vet afterwards. Thanks to that, Terry's leg was amputated because it didn't heal properly. As if that wasn't enough, the vet also realized Terry had an auto-immune disease where his immune system attacks his own red blood cells and had to undergo blood transfusions at the emergency clinic just yesterday.

The family surrendered Terry to a vet who immediately noticed something wrong with Terry's hind leg. This is his x-ray, showing 4 fractures in his thigh that have healed into a crooked mess. His leg had to be amputated.

Long story short, the rescue now has a pretty hefty vet bill (that isn't poor Terry's fault) and needs some help. Find out how you can donate below.

To find out how to help out this handsome little guy, head to Forgotten One's Facebook page.

Proceeds from the Cat Rescue Donations section of my shop already go to Forgotten Ones. But if you'd like to donate directly to them, follow the link under Terry's picture above. I adopted my own cat from them and now volunteer with them, so I can state with 100% confidence that your donation will be in good hands. They're a non-profit, no-kill rescue group. And when I say non-profit, I mean all members are volunteers.

I hope you guys can help out a really good cause =)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy April!

I noticed that I didn't keep to my new "blog every weekend" rule. Oops! Well, now I have half an hour before I leave for my ultimate game and felt way too guilty not to post anything.

First off, spring has arrived! The weather's starting to warm up which means...final exams. I bet some of you thought I was going to talk about ultimate frisbee. I'm excited for ultimate, but finals comes first, after all.

Man, it's rough being a student. This week is my last week of classes and then I start finals with a bang - 3 exams in the first week. My last 2 exams are spaced a week apart though! Interestingly, when I get really stressed during exams, I feel really creative... If you see any new items listed in my shop this month, then I've been a bad girl.

Speaking of my shop, I've extended Red Cross donations through to the end of April as well. However, my Gameboy magnets and DDR magnets are no longer a charity listing. There's still so many other items you can donate for though! Head over to my Japan aid section and take a look! (I'll put up pics later - I have to pack my cleats and stuff!)