Saturday, September 23, 2023
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Thank You For Helping Countess Through Art for Assistance

"Countess Napping", conté and pastel on tinted paper, 10" x 8" © Bernadette E. Kazmarski
“Countess Napping”, conté and pastel on tinted paper, 10″ x 8″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

With the help of donors, an online auction of goods and gift cards and Art for Assistance, the $1,000 goal for Countess’s current veterinary bills and appointment with the veterinary cardiac specialist is met and exceeded! A total of $1,160 came in through GoFundMe, where all the donations were collected.

Nearly $300 was raised with interest in purchasing the original sketch of Countess or receiving a print of the sketch. Thanks especially to you regular readers of The Creative Cat who always come through when rescued felines are in need, including the wonderful contributor who donated $100 and then offered to let the original sketch go to someone else.

The sketch will go to Carol Jacoby, a member of our rescue group who has socialized many a frightened feral kitten. Congratulations on being the recipient. I’ll be shipping out six additional prints as well.

A total of $260 came in from the online auction, and the remainder came in from small donations.

I’m so glad I could help Countess and Deana with these medical costs. I understand the costs of a cat with a serious congenital heart condition. My cat Namir had a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, and the cost of his care over the years could have purchased a new compact car, so I know how expensive this is and will be for Deana until all the diagnoses and medications are configured. Even after that, regular tests and ongoing medication will be a monthly expense for all of Countess’s life. It’s generous of Deana to undertake this expense and trouble for a kitten born to a feral cat, and to care for her for the rest of her life. Please read the original post for all the details of Countess’s condition.

Read more stories in my weekly Rescue Stories series
and read about my Rescue Stories series.
Read about prior opportunities to help felines with Art for Assistance.

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2 thoughts on “Thank You For Helping Countess Through Art for Assistance

  • YAY !!! total lee awesum…we iz mega happee for ewe countess & mom that de fundraiser wented sew well ~~
    we hope st francis continmews ta watch over ewe N him keepz ewe in de veree best health; pleez stop bye everee
    now & then & say meow =^..^=


    • Tabbies, I don’t know that one little kitty could have more love and well-wishes. I hope it’s good news after her appointment.


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