Zeus was rescued from being put down by a lovely family in Ottawa who loves him dearly. A little while back Zeus got sick and they took him to the vet who thought he had pancreatitis – it actually turns out that he got into and ate a bunch of kitty litter and he had to be operated on with 2 feet of his intestines being removed due to a blockage in his bowels due to ingestion of the litter. The vet bill is now approximately $4100 and still climbing. The vet has now refused to treat him further until the family comes up with the money.
Total costs has of the morning of the 12th was $4143.55. As of Aug 12th there is $1710.54 still owed on the bill for Zues. This unfortunately does not include the daily cost for his care at the hospital witch are around $600 a day for the 13th and 14th. The vet was going to stop all care on the 11th if we were unable to come up with another $1500 for a plasma transfusion they needed to do. We were able to come up with that thanks to a generous donation from the Willy Foundation in the states and the procedure was a success. As of this morning Zues is off intravenous drugs and walking around and eating small amounts. There is still some concern since is blood pressure is still high. He maybe be ready to be discharged on the 15th but the next 3-5 days are important. If the suechers holding the intestine together should leak or fail to hold he will need a far more expensive surgery from a specialist at the Alta-vista Animal Hospital since the Ottawa Veterinary Hospital does not have a board certified specialist. We hope to have Zues back home soon and back to his old self. All donations do need to go to the Ottawa Veterinary Hospital. It is important that it is made clear that it is for Zues. THANK YOU! ~Zeus’ Family