Sidney is a 7 week old tabby and white kitten who came into the rescue 2 weeks ago… Sidney has a rare problem with his tubes which come from the kidneys into his bladder. One of the tubes appear to bypass the bladder which is leading him to be incontient. Sidney’s problem can only be cured with an operation by a specialist veterinary hospital. The operation is going to cost in the region of £2,000.00…
If you would like to donate to Sidney’s appeal – please send your donation to Four Paws Cat Rescue, 2 Wheatley Road, Forest Hill, Oxford OX33 1EH or pop a donation into our charity shop situated at 8 The Roundway, Risinghurst, Oxford OX3 8DH. You can also donate via our JustGiving page – www.justgiving.com/FPCR-Sidney
Thank you for your kind support!
*UPDATE (25.09.12) – With many thanks for all your kind support – we are nearly half way to raising funds for Sidney! Please keep supporting!
*UPDATE (22.10.12) - We are currently at £1,328.00!
*UPDATE (01.11.12) – We’ve done it! We have raised £2,028.00!!! Thank you to everyone who has donated to his cause! With extra special thanks to the last anonyms donation of £700! Sidney is now 4 months old, and will be having his operation at 6 months old.
*UPDATE (06.03.2013) Sidney had his first operation last week! He was a bit older than 6 months, but only one of Sid’s testicles had appeared and on close observation over the last month, it was noted that Sidney’s other testicle was either non-existent, or it was inside him. Iffley Vets carried out Sidney’s castration, and the other testicle was found inside and he was successfully castrated. However, as thought, on closer investigation of Sidney’s kidneys and tubes, one side of his body is functioning normally, and the other side, unfortunatley, isn’t. One of Sidney’s kidneys is smaller and mishapen, and the tube from that kidney is 3 – 4 times larger than the other one. It was confirmed that it does bypass the bladder. An X-Ray also showed that some of Sid’s bones are twisted – with his front legs bowing outwards, and his back legs bowing inwards. We have been reassured that his legs are not too much of an issue, but it is very likely that he will develop arthritus as he gets older.
Sidney is recovering from his first operation well, and is getting back to his happy, lively and friendly self. He has so much character and is a little fighter! So fingers crossed for his next operation – which is likely to be to remove the kidney and tube.