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Kitten Needs Lifesaving Surgery!

Adorable Tux doesn’t know that she was born with a critical bone deformity—but she needs your help so she can grow up to be a healthy adult cat!

Little Tux romps and plays, and cuddles and purrs, just like a normal kitten. And to look at her, no one would immediately realize that she was born with a critical bone deformity, called pectus excavatum. But once you pick her up, it's easy to feel that something is really wrong with her little body. Pectus excavatum is a genetic defect of the sternum which causes a concave chest, putting life-threatening pressure on the heart and lungs as Tux grows.

When ASAP's vet discovered the deformity, we quickly reached out to the vets at AVS to see if they had experience and could possibly help little Tux. The good news is that Tux's condition IS fixable and she has an excellent chance for a full recovery with a complex surgery—but the challenging news is that ASAP needs to raise almost $4,000 for the procedure!! Tux's only option to be able to grow up to adulthood is this surgery—and we need YOUR help!!

ASAP needs to raise $4,000 so that Tux can undergo surgery to correct this deformity. Please click here to visit our special donation page for Tux, and learn more about her.

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About ASAP's 2017 Bash Video - ASAP's Hospice Program

by Pamela Gray

Imagine your cat growing old in the home she’s known all her life; curled up in a heated bed to soothe her aching body, being served her favorite treats to whet her appetite, trying to climb into your lap even though she needs you to lift her up. She may be weaker, slower, thinner, but you’re still by her side, caring for her and giving her unconditional love.

Now imagine that you are no longer there to care for her.

Each year, thousands of senior cats arrive at shelters nationwide, surrendered by owners who can’t afford their medical needs, or abandoned by those who view them as a burden…with nothing left to offer. Shelters without alternative resources have no choice but to euthanize these feline senior citizens.

But at ASAP, we see the wisdom and love in their eyes, and know that these faithful companions deserve our compassionate care. Tonight’s video highlights our Hospice Foster Program, which gets senior cats out of the shelter and back into loving homes.

Giving a cat their FIRST home is a gift, but providing them with their last, is the most PRECIOUS gift of all.


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