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Hepatic Lipidosis?…Will You Help Save This Cat?

Thursday Purrsday…


Ahem…koff, koff…aaaahhhheeemmm…*clears throat*…

Savvy Girl

This is not my normal, nor my continuing focus for my Thursday Purrsday blog post…but…somehow…someway…the feline condition known as “Fatty Livery Disease”…which is actually “Hepatic Lipidosis“…well…adult rescue shelter cats with this presenting disease just seem to be continually showing up in my life.

….this sweet ladycat came to my attention a couple of weeks ago…and I can no longer hold back asking all my furriends, followers, acquaintances…including my feline, woofie and bunny and piggie…pals….to take a moment to consider if you might be able to help an incredible animal rescue and sanctuary begin to cover the medical costs for precious LIGHTNING….

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The beginning of Lightning’s story…as reported by Bright Haven Rescue and Sanctuary under whose care she thankfully had fallen…

“When she was adopted on June 18th,(at Martinez, CA Public Kill Shelter)…Lightning was a healthy 12 pounds. She was returned on August 1st weighing 7 pounds, just bones under her fur, and jaundiced. The cat had been allowed to starve. She developed fatty liver disease, also known as hepatic lipidosis. She would need a feeding tube to survive. Could we help her?”

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Lightning was in the final stages of Hepatic Lipidosis…just like my Cuzin Leo…(click here if you missed his story)…you can see that Lightning shows the same yellow jaundice all over her head as Cuzin Leo.  I am pleased to tell you all that Cuzin Leo survived…as will precious Lightning…

...NOW COMES THE “BUT”...Lightning’s vet care costs continue to soar…even though she is currently in the loving and caring hands of a wonderful Bright Haven volunteer.

Bright Haven has set up a “You Caring: Pet Caring” crowd funding site…they are about half way to reaching the basic care cost to help Lightning through this unreal ordeal.  If you or your friends, family, colleagues…acquaintances…strangers you meet on the street…can give even ONE USD…please consider donating to Lightning’s recovery costs.

She will survive…and she WILL have a perfect forever home.  Bright Haven will make sure of that.  Thankfully, she was brought under their care.

I appreciate you all so much for even reading this very long post…and if you do not have any green papers to Paw It Forward…PLEASE…PAW IT FORWARD JUST BY SHARING…

SHARING SAVES LIVES…even if we are continents away…the universe can bring positive energy where it is needed…that is my belief…and I, Savannah, am going to stick to it!

Paw Pats, Savannah




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29 thoughts on “Hepatic Lipidosis?…Will You Help Save This Cat?

  1. Pingback: Hepatic Lipidosis Does Not Mean Death for Cats: Monday Meowsie News | Savannah's Paw Tracks

  2. Purraying for poor little Lightning. How can someone own a cat and abuse it like that?

  3. Poor darling…people can be so unbearably cruel..we will share again her story..and hope she gains her strength day by day….Bev xxx

  4. OMG, what a terrible thing to inflict on a poor kitty. Mom’s heart is breaking. We’re purring.

    Emma and Buster

  5. Yow Savannah n Aunti Linda diz iz so sad bout Lightning…
    She lookz alot like Mingflower n alot like me…like a cross ‘tween da two of us.
    Mum told me to tell Aunti to take 10 green papurrz off da monthlee amount n doe-nate it towardz Lightning’z Vet bill!!
    N she sayz dere iz to bee no arguemint…whateber dat meenz??
    All me nose iz we haz to help diz sweet gurl….
    Puttin da pawz together fer Lightning ❤
    Lub Nylablue =^,,^= n Mum 🙂

  6. Thanks for reminding us to share this dear one.

  7. Savvy, we’re purring for Lightning. How sad that she was allowed to become like this. We will ask the mom if we can send some green papers to help her.

  8. Poor baby.
    We don’t have any green papers but we can say purrayers.
    The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxx

  9. de manee blessings oh St Francis two ewe lightning N 80 bazillion hizzez & curses two who ever did thiz two ewe….we hope yur ree coveree iz smooth N yur in a loving for evers home with in de month ♥♥♥

  10. Oh no! Poor Lightning! Our pawrayers and thoughts are with her. Poor girl.
    ❀Siamese Smothers and Tuxie Tickles❀ from Mikko and Jax at Happiness is Siamese!

  11. Thank you all so much. I’m Lightning (Rosie’s) foster mom. She had a vet visit yesterday and she has gained weight — from 7.11 to 8.5 pounds in one week. She has a little infection from the feeding tube though, so she got a Convenia antibiotic injection and her bandages changed. And back to the vet on Monday. Really hope we can see some more weight gain and get that feeding tube out soon. But she is doing well, seems very happy in my home (and very unhappy with the vet visits). I think we will get her through this and get her back to fat and happy.

  12. Poor girl. What a terrible thing to do to a kitty.

  13. manxmnews2014 on said:

    Savvy we just don’t understand how anyone could allow this to happen. IT makes us so sad. Deep purrs for Lightening.

  14. Went and donated Savvy. Purraying and purring for a full recovery for “Rosie” as she is now known 🙂 and a GOOD furrever home when she does!
    Marty and Mom

  15. Poor Lightening 😦
    Glad she got rescued by Bright Haven Rescue and Sanctuary 🙂
    Sending lots of (((purrs))) and keep my paws crossed she will recover real quick !!


  16. I shared on Pinterest and Twitter. I pray she can be saved and get a loving forever home.

  17. I hope for a happy end for Lightning. It would be great when she would be as happy once as your fabulous cousin Leo.

  18. Reblogged this on onespoiledcat and commented:
    Such a sad story as so many are… doubt Lightning is not just sick but confused…..hopefully she can continue getting the medical care she needs to fully recover and find a GOOD home – not one where she’s left to starve and get so very sick.

  19. What a totally sad story – poor Lightning’s mistreatment makes me so sad and just look what’s happened to her because of the neglect. Starving and sick… heart aches for her. We will certainly be sharing her story……..hopefully her recovery care will continue and she’ll have a happy ending like our dear Leo did. Thanks for bringing her story “to light” Savvy……….

    Hugs, Sammy

  20. Aaaw Savannah meez shawed and will be purrayin’ fur hers. Me suwe hopes she gets better and finds da purrfect home. 🙂

    Luv ya’


  21. Poor Lightening. Will send Healing Pawkisses straight away! ❤

  22. I have shared Savvy and mummy will see if she has some papers too,xx Speedy

  23. Reblogged this on Speedy the cheeky Rex rabbit and commented:
    Savvy needs our help to save this beautiful kitty called Lightning

  24. Poor Lightning! I will be sharing about her.

  25. This makes me so sad. We are sending lots of healing purrs. No green papers at the moment, but maybe later.

  26. kittiesblue on said:

    You are such a champion for kitties in need and we apaws you for that. To think that she could be adopted and treated so poorly that she would be in such grave health so quickly is appalling. Our green papers are running a little low, but we will send a few her way and hope it helps. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  27. Oh my dog, poor sweet kitty. 😦
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  28. Poor little Lightning we are sending her lots and lots of healing purrs, and we will do what we can for her. ~Scylla & Family

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