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The animals featured here are some of the hundreds who have treatable but costly illnesses and injuries that Homeward Trails rescues every year. We have limited resources and must make life and death decisions weekly. Too often, these animals are left behind in shelters simply due to cost. We need extra help to take in animals whose care will cost more and for animals who may be with us longer as they recover.

Your sponsorship of an animal will save a life in real time. Every donation helps save a life.

Please, consider a tax-deductible donation today to help these animals. They deserve a 2nd chance at life. And together, we can give them that.

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Poor sweet Kitty Daphne is having a rough, rough life. She first was discarded at a rural shelter facing euthanasia when they ran out of space. Thankfully, we rescued her in the nick of time.

And we hoped things would look up for this girl. But it was not to be. We could see the stress and anguish in her face and soon knew why. She was urinating outside her litter box, which for many kitties causes them stress and anxiety and is usually a sign of pain or infection. Daphne had found a home but she was returned to us for peeing out of the box. We’ve determined that a medical condition was responsible for this. Imagine, living in pain and trying to communicate that but instead being given away and having to adjust to a new temporary home. While you remained in pain. Ugh.

After initial testing, we found that she is shedding bladder cells. But we still don’t know why. She may have an inflamed urinary tract or cystitis – both painful and stressful. But bloodwork is not showing us why.

We have GOT to get this girl out of pain and on the mend. Even though this awful time she gives head bumps and wants love.

Please, please help us to get Daphne moving in the right direction. We can’t give up on this girl, after all, she’s been through. But we need donations to go to that next round of testing.

A donation of any size will help. She deserves it.5R4

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Cherry suddenly became lethargic and not her normal cheery self. Upon visiting the vet for a check up it was discovered through lab work that she was severely anemic and rushed to an emergency vet for a life saving blood transfusion and in-patient care. In addition to hemolytic anemia, Cherry was also treated for an upper respiratory infection. After a course of medications, Cherry seems to be on the mend but will need some follow up tests to confirm if she has a chronic condition. The blood transfusion and in-patient hospitalization were expensive and unexpected costs incurred to help save this sweet feline. Please consider a donation today so we can continue to save other animals in need.

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Cami and her babies came to us recently and are experiencing some several medical issues. We originally took them from a rural shelter in WV. A shelter is a hard place to have kittens, as it does not have the best conditions for these babies’ weak immune systems.

While we were able to get them transferred to our care at Homeward Trails, we knew there were already concerns of medical needs. We wanted to give them a chance, so we took them, nonetheless. These babies are now FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES, and they’re holding on as strong as they can! We are determined to help them and keep them afloat. It’s been a significant battle, and we sincerely need your help to cover the medical costs.

Cami and her kittens are the ultimate collection of cute cuddlers. Comfort, compassion, and cat trees – that’s all the clever cuties want! Claude is a connoisseur of quaint Cabernet; Clyde loves to collect exotic catnip and color on canvass; Cecil is a character with clown in his blood; and Chaz is a climber, so curtains beware. Their mom, Cami, on the other hand, is quite content to just cuddle with her closest friend.

If you can spare some change for these cute cuddlers, every donation makes a difference!

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Jill needs our help once again! She was rescued over a year ago from life on a chain and despite her awful start, she had proven to be the sweetest girl ever! Unfortunately, Jill’s adopter fell ill and thus Jill was recently returned to us. Jill has been struggling with health issues for a few months – and we really need to help her get better. The problem is that we don’t know exactly what is wrong! She is having to use the bathroom many times throughout the day, to the point where she cannot settle and rest. Jill has undergone a bloodwork, urinalysis, and ultrasound. Her bloodwork indicates incredibly high platelet counts. The next step is some very specific tests to rule out certain diseases. These tests are expensive and her bills are already piling up. We really need help in order to get to the bottom of this and get Jill feeling better. Please help us get her better!

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Penny was rescued from Puerto Rico on the side of a highway. It looked like she was hit by a car, but turned out to be an old injury. Her leg needed to be amputated and she is now recovering from surgery. Please help us cover this unexpected medical bill!

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