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Weʼre raising £2,500 to fund revolutionary treatment for our 92 year old neighbour's cat, Alex, who is suffering from hyperthyroidism.

Bradford, UK

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Alex is the 12 year old cat of our 92 year old neighbour. When she took in Alex after her previous owner abandoned her, she was a healthy moggy with a very loving personality.

The trouble began almost immediately, with Alex having the appetite of a small horse but losing weight at an alarming rate. It stabilised in the spring, but since late May it has been steadily falling, and at the time of writing this she weighs just under 1.7 kg. That's nearly half of what she should weigh.

Alex has an overactive thyroid condition, which means her body is unable to maintain a healthy weight. The more weight she loses, the weaker she gets. She's extremely thin and very ill, but she continues to fight. Left untreated, this condition can also lead to kidney problems and blindness. Without insurance and unable to afford the treatment and care that a poorly cat like Alex needs, her owner faced a heartbreaking decision.

However, there is hope for Alex and the opportunity for her to have a few more years with her loving owner. The Hyperthyroid Cat Centre in Wetherby, West Yorkshire offers revolutionary treatment for Alex's condition. A single Radio-iodine injection can actually cure this awful illness – the success rate is incredibly high at 99%!

This injection is expensive, so we are trying to raise money to fund Alex's treatment and care. Yes, it is a lot of money to raise for a poorly cat that might not make it through, but she is the most loving, friendly cat with a family that deeply cares for her and she deserves the best chance at life. As well as raising awareness for hyperthyroidism in cats, we are helping to save an elderly person's loving companion.

Please help us reach our target for little Alex's treatment. Any amount raised above this will be donated to help other cats receive treatment for this condition.

Thank you so much for your kind donation.

Pete & Andrea

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    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 21, 2018

      Hi hope Alex is ok please let me know and what amount is still to be raised.

      £50.00

    • Alison   Lynch

      Alison Lynch

      Sep 20, 2018

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 18, 2018

    • Julia Haggerston

      Julia Haggerston

      Sep 12, 2018

      Hope the sweet little girl gets the treatment ASAP xx

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 12, 2018

      £30.00

    • Béné

      Béné

      Sep 11, 2018

      Best of luck to Bandit!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 11, 2018

      People we didn't know donated for the treatment of our lad before he moved in with us.Only right to help others now

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