Small Cats Need Big Help

By | November 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm | No comments | Animal Care, Blog, Rescues

Ciega after her eye surgery – thank you supporters!

Ciega seems much happier now that the pressure is gone from her eye.  Because of your generosity, Ciega can live a better life. She knows helping one cat is just as important to you as helping the hundred others that call TWS home.  Because of your ongoing support, each cat is treated as an individual. Their physical and emotional needs are always met.



Ciega prior to eye surgery  – a special cat needs special surgery

Ciega's_eyeCiega, a Bengal cat, was born with a birth defect known as microphthalmia. It’s caused her to be blind. Even with this unusual situation,  she’s the most loving and outgoing cat.  She climbs all over her bungalow without any problems. She loves to rub on her caretakers from on top of a perch or hanging hammock.

Ciega’s right eye became infected after the initial surgery to close her eye sockets.  This caused a rupture, allowing air from the nasal cavity to go into the eye.  Now, when Ciega sleeps (and snores), the area fills up with air.  We found a wonderful ophthalmologist to perform  surgery that will correct this once and for all and make her more comfortable. The cost is estimated to be $800-$900.

We’ve scheduled Ciega’s surgery for mid-November and are trying to raise the funds before then.  If you can help, even in a small way, it would be very much appreciated.






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