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Sylvia needs your help!

Cause page created in the Animals category by Nicole Adam

$965 of $5,000 goal
Given by 21 generous donors in 3 days

Our cat Sylvia needs chemotherapy to save her life.

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Hey if you are reading this then you have clicked on our page link... thanks!

We are Nikki and Karl Adam and we love cats! Recently our amazing beautiful cat Sylvia has been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Sylvia is a member of our family and is very important to us - we are absolutely devastated by this news. Without treatment, most cats only get on average a few months to live. Because Syliva has always been there for us, we want to be there for her and give her a fighting chance.

Syliva is an SPCA rescue and an amputee. Her back right leg was badly injured when the SPCA took her in therefore she has already had quite a difficult life before our adoption. Despite this, Sylvia is a really sweet, loving, and affectionate cat.

Around two weeks ago we found a lump next to her amputation stump. We immediately called our local vet and booked her in to be seen. They checked the lump and prepared us for the fact that it was not just a cyst or abscess as we had hoped. We decided to book her in immediately for a lumpectomy and we are really glad we did. A few days after the operation we got the upsetting news that her lump was, sadly, Lymphoma and we were referred to a specialist where we were given our options. Steroids can slightly extend her lifespan, but not by very much. Chemotherapy has a good shot at giving her a few more good years and even a small, but not insignificant chance to cure it entirely.

We have opted to go down the Chemotherapy path and she has already had her first course today (07/04) and is recovering well. All up, Sylvia needs to have about 12 chemotherapy sessions to beat this awful disease. Of course, we want to do everything we can to help such a sweet awesome cat who has given us so much and not lose her due to lack of funds, which is why we need your help.

Chemo sessions cost around $600 per session and Sylvia needs to have them weekly for the next 4 to 6 weeks, and then every fortnight until she has received 28 weeks of treatment altogether. We do have pet insurance but sadly it only covers her surgery and not her cancer treatment. Treating Sylvia and giving her the life she deserves is going to cost between $7000 and $9000 just for the chemotherapy and we believe she deserves the best care she can get. We want Sylvia to be around for as long as possible and we can't imagine our lives without her.

And lastly, I know this is long but a little bit about us and how we got Sylvia in the first place:

Karl and I have been fostering cats for the SPCA since 2013. We have saved literally hundreds of cats' lives by taking them into our home and giving them our time and energy and a warm safe place to stay in. Sometimes we have even given them our blood, sweat, and tears, too! Sylvia was our first ever foster cat and we immediately fell in love with her. She has huge gorgeous eyes and she always looks like she is smiling. She doesn't let her lack of a back leggy get in her way of enjoying life! We knew that as soon as she entered our lives we had to keep her. Karl and I have devoted the last 8 years of our lives helping out sick or injured cats and now sadly we need a little bit of help. We HATE that we have to ask and it makes us feel sick to our stomachs to have to do so, but we have to swallow our pride for lil Sylvie because she's worth it.

We are just asking for anything you can spare. Every little bit is going to help us and if you can't afford to dip into your wallets at this time, as I know a lot of people are struggling at the moment, please just share our link and get it seen by as many people as possible. We are happy to provide receipts and invoices if they are requested too. Thanks so much for reading our novel!

P.S we will also accept hugs and kisses from you to Sylvia! Just let us know and we will give her one from you if you request it!

Use of funds

The main use of the funds will be vet appointment bills and regular chemotherapy treatment sessions for Sylvia our tuxedo cat. These funds will only be used for Sylvia and if we have anything left over we will donate it to the Auckland SPCA.

Latest donations

Boblsed, Jimmy
Boblsed, Jimmy 12 hours ago
A cat was walking down the road one day
Guest Donor
Guest Donor 1 day ago
Good luck Sylvia
Rachel 1 day ago
Good luck and all the best. Give her a lovely big hug from me. A small donation in memory of my darling kitty Thomas - we didn’t find out he had Lymphoma until it was way too late x
Izelle 1 day ago
I know it’s not much, but a lot of ‘littles’ make a lot. Good luck Sylvia!! ❤️
Guest Donor
Guest Donor 1 day ago
Wishing Sylvia courage and cuteness while she goes through this x

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