Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Frederick MD: $$$ requested for Manolo (Lolo) who was struck by a motorist

Manolo the Kitten had major surgery done to her hip and leg.
She was a neighbor's but is now with Rescuer Tracey
undergoing recovery and rehabilitation.

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From: Tracey Miller <mltrac@aol.com>
Date: Tue, May 5, 2015 at 12:22 PM
Subject: Funding Site for Manolo (Lolo).......per your request.

Hi Liz,

      Thanks for responding to my message. I have been a volunteer for Darby's Place Cat Rescue   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Darbys-Place-Cat-Rescue/146294745410564?fref=ts  for almost 8 years. Darby's Place is run by Leslie Gilbert who is one of the most selfless and amazing women I have ever met. I met her when I was trying to help some friends of mine find homes for a bunch of cats that had been dumped in their neighborhood. I reached out to dozens of rescues and Leslie was the ONLY person who contacted me back. She helped my friends and I have been her volunteer ever since. For now, she has kept it a privately funded rescue, running it on funds she receives from a small trust fund left to her by her father, private donations and her salary. We currently have somewhere around 150 cats and they lack for nothing in medical care.......she goes above and WAY beyond spay/neuter and vaccinations. I've seen her spend way more than the $125.00 she charges for adoptions. This case with Lolo is no exception.
    Lolo came from my neighbors across the street. Several years ago, I got them to turn one cat over to me because they were letting him run loose and he kept coming over to my house. the road I live on has a lot of traffic at times and people speed up and down the road all the time. I knew it was only a matter of time before he was hit by a car. I also pushed them into getting all of their animals fixed and at least vaccinated with the rabies vaccine. I did everything in my power to discourage them from getting any more animals. When they showed me Lolo they told me they took her because otherwise she would have been dumped somewhere. It wasn't long before she started showing up at my house. I took her back across the street several times. I called them every single time she showed up at my house. I lectured them, I begged them to keep her inside so she didn't get hurt.
    Several weeks ago as I was getting into my car, one of the women over there came across the street and told me Lolo had a broken leg and maybe another injury to her hip..............and that the injury had happened SEVERAL days before that. needless to say, I was furious. I called Leslie and once again, she stepped up to plate. I know however, that this is a huge chunk out of her finances and I want to help raise the money to at least cover her surgeon's bill..........hence the $3000 GoFundMe. Because of the delay in seeking help, the surgery to repair her leg and dislocated hip was a bit more complicated as you can see by the Xrays that I uploaded to her funding site. We could have just amputated her leg for $700. but that's not how Leslie is...........she feels that Lolo deserves a chance to lead a life with all 4 of her legs, especially since she is just a baby (about 8 mos). I would deeply appreciate any and all assistance you can offer.
The funding site for Lolo is at this address: http://www.gofundme.com/t3qbwc
Thank You,
Tracey Miller