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Animalkind, Inc.
P. O. Box 902, Hudson, New York 12534

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BETSY needs Your Help!

Betsy is only 5 month young and came to Animalkind when she was just 8 weeks. She was emaciated and sick when we found her. Alone and starving-only a baby kitten.

After two months of medical care and lots of TLC, she blossomed into a LOVE BUG! There is nothing she likes more than to cuddle and purr.

Last month she started to have difficulties with walking. Several vet visits and X-rays determined that she has dislocated knees and a pelvic problem, something that is genetic and develops around her age.

There is HOPE- an operation can save Betsy's life and let her enjoy playing and keep on loving. We need to raise $ 2000 more ( $ 1500 already raised by compassionate supporters) to help Betsy to have surgery. She is scheduled for surgery on 11/22 and we are in desperate need to raise the remaining $ 2000 for her.

Please DONATE NOW and help little Betsy to a full life.
She also needs a home!!


UPDATE - 19 Nov 2009

Betsy had her surgery!

I want to thank you all who helped to pay for my surgery! Especially a BIG THANK YOU to Debra and Friends of Animal Rescue.

I am only 7 month young and was rescued as a little kitten when my mom was hit by car . They took good care of me at Animalkind but I couldn't find a home because of a condition, called:
bilateral grade 4/4 medial patellar luxations (MPLs) with some contracture of the quadriceps muscle groups. I know it sounds fancy but it was painful to me and I couldn't walk.

I always had to watch when other kittens played. My knees would not hold my little body. When I was seen by a vet all hopes disappeared because Animalkind did not have the financial means to pay for surgery to help my condition.

Because of wonderful kind and compassionate people I have a chance now to play and run (I can't wait!!) and hopefully a loving home!

I can't thank you for what you did for me! I am now recovering at Debra's home (A wonderful volunteer who stayed with me every "step" of the way and helped tremendously with the financial aspect).

I am not to fond of the tube around my head, but knowing that I soon will have fun and playtime, makes the wait worthwhile.

Every day I get some physical therapy time with Debra and now I can stand already!!

Again, many thanks and purrs- you saved me and gave me a quality of life that I was so starving for!

Hugs and Cat kisses ( I am good at) ,
Betsy


UPDATE - 7 Dec 2009

Here is an updated picture of Betsy with two little friends -- gray and white Friar Tuck kitten and black Rex kitten from Kingston litter.

Hugs,
Deb

We still have an outstanding balance at the vet- if you would like to help, let us know! Donations can be sent directly to vet!

Please DONATE NOW and help little Betsy to a full life.
She also needs a home!!


Updated - 12 Jul 2010

Adopted


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Animalkind Inc.is a not-for-profit welfare, protection, rescue, rights organization dedicated to the  compassionate care and humane population control of abandoned, feral and stray cats in Hudson, New York (Columbia County) and the surrounding area.  We promote non-lethal  prevention of an unwanted litter or litters of kittens through trap, spay, neuter, release (return), (tnr, TNR).  An altered cat or kitten is released into a managed colony. Felines living in such colonies are assured kind daily care.  Adoption to  homes providing love and care for cats and kittens is encouraged.   We also provide low or no cost spaying and neutering assistance to low income pet owners and help increase public awareness and education through the media, special events, and publications to promote compassion, respect, and kindness towards all animals.


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