CONNEAUT – Sarah Ozimec from Conneaut is grateful for the help Star Beacon readers have provided with the veterinary surgery needed for her cat.
Piper, 6, suffers from an ear defect, which causes painful drainage problems in her ear. The condition also affects his eyes and nose. She feels dizzy and falls. But thanks to donations from readers, the cat is due to have ear surgery on May 28, when a veterinarian removes his ear canal, Ozimec said.
âPiper has times of severe discomfort and painâ¦ life will be much better after the surgery,â she said. “Thank you for caring about this cat and his mother.”
Piper’s surgery is the culmination of three years of treatment and more than $ 2,000 in medical bills, Ozimec said.
She adopted Piper when she was just a kitten after someone threw Piper at Circle K on Main Avenue in Ashtabula, she said.
âLike many other people right now, the owner of Piper has been in financial trouble after a very difficult year and cannot afford the estimate of $ 3,800 to $ 4,200 for the surgery,â Abby said. Showalter of For The Love Of Alex (FTLOA). “Without help, this beloved 6-year-old cat would have faced euthanasia.”
FTLOA funds emergency veterinary care for pets from low-income families. The group raised donations for Piper’s life-changing surgery. FTLOA only pays vets and pharmacies directly; they never pay individuals.
FTLOA is a nonprofit organization based in Bethlehem, PA, but serving all 50 states.
FTLOA’s mission is to provide emergency funding for veterinary care for pets from low-income families. Learn more about www.ForTheLoveOfAlex.org.
The organization began when the founder’s cat, Alex, fell very ill and needed emergency intervention. After saving her best friend’s life, she realized that people who didn’t have the money to heal themselves would have to say goodbye to their best friends. Since then, FTLOA has saved lives.