We received a call last Friday (7/12) from a tearful Mary who was desperate to save her beloved 6-year-old cat, Skittles. He had complete urinary blockage for the last 2 days and was crying in pain, unable to urinate (this condition is fatal without veterinary intervention). We said we will help and he received emergency care at Geneva Veterinary Hospital. The veterinarian and staff stayed past their open hours. Because of our limited funds, we were only able to authorize partial treatment to address the immediate emergency (it was still almost $400). The vet said it is likely Skittles will need additional treatment, and may need to be hospitalized to address all the bladder stones. On behalf of Mary and Skittles, we are reaching out to the community for help with donations to our Safety Net Fund. Because of multiple recent veterinary care needs, our fund is nearing zero. Please join us to continue helping pets in need by making a contribution via PayPal, credit card or bank transfer. You can mail your check to Animal Welfare Center of Ashtabula County, 80 Eastwood St, Geneva OH 44041. Each dollar counts! THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
Mary wrote the following to us:
"Skittles was very ill he was saved from sure death i cant thank you enough this is doing gods work helping us .i am on disability and with out this help animals will die please anyone out there that want to help this organization DONATE my cat is here because they cared when doors were shut because of money. I cant express enough love and kindness i felt when i got the go ahead to rush him to the vet. And i could focus on him and breath ! he is still not 100% yet but hes walking drinking eating and peeing!!!! Thank you for doing gods work and saving my love skittles"
The Animal Welfare Center of Ashtabula County is a 501(c)(3) community-oriented nonprofit organization. We do not have a facility and we do not operate a shelter. All donations go directly to care of dogs and cats in need. We focus on 3 main areas: 1) affordable and accessible spay-neuter services 2) safety net services (pet food, temporary pet care, veterinary assistance) 3) re-homing and foster/adoption when the best option for a pet is a new home.