Ringo has been struggling with his health the entire time he has been in our care for over 2 months now. Both his brothers were healthy and found their forever families long ago, but poor Ringo has only found himself at specialist vet appointments time and time again. He has been on countless rounds of antibiotics, and at one point we feared for his life as his carer frantically reported one day that he was hot to the touch and could barely lift his head.
Numerous vet visits, multiple rounds of antibiotics and thousands of dollars of care later, we have finally found an answer to what has ailed poor Ringo for so long. He has Chronic Rhinitis, and most recently was diagnosed with E Coli and Pasteurella bacteria infections in his sinuses. While he is improving on medication, he will continue to need ongoing management to keep his respiratory issues at bay. This means pulse treatments of antibiotics for the rest of his life to manage any infections he gets as his immune system cannot fight the bacteria. In addition, he will also require occasional procedures to completely flush his sinuses to aid in the management of his illness.
While all this sounds terrifying and tragic, you must look past the medical jargon and see Ringo for the beautiful soul he is. He has been a loving kitty since day one: not only charming his foster carer with his unique “bangs” look, but also with his playful, cuddly personality. He loves playing with toys and running around just like every other kitten, and will happily jump on your lap for pats and kisses. He is so cheerful and happy to be alive often it is easy to forget that has been dealt the unfortunate hand of having a chronic illness. The illness does not define him, his strength and courage does.
We are now asking for your help to sponsor Ringo and give him a better chance at a second life. For just $10 a fortnight, your support will ensure that Ringo continues to receive the necessary care for his chronic condition and help us to get him prepared for finding a family that will accept him for who he is, not what illness he has.