Baby Bella Needs Help!
Waggle sees a lot of sad stories from pet owners and Bella's broke our hearts. She is suffering each day she doesn't get the stomach surgery she needs. "It is very sad to see her screaming in pain and running to hide," Doriane M., her owner tells Waggle. Bella's medical condition developed suddenly.
"She is an indoor cat and she was very happy until last February," Doriane says. "Bella was diagnosed with gingivitis-stomatitis. Her vet, Dr. O'Driscoll, (from the Cat Clinic of Lawrence) recommended an X-ray." The X-ray led to Bella's diagnosis of Gingivostomatitis, which is a debilitating feline dental disease. Inflammation starts around a tooth and then spreads to the tissue around the area.
Bella has been on pain medication and antibiotics but she needs surgery to help her. The cat means the world to Doriane's son. "I adopted Bella from the humane society when she was three months. I gave her to my son on his birthday," she says. "He always wanted to have a pet and he was very happy when I arrived with her. They loved each other immediately."
Bella is an active member of their family. "We fell in love with her since the first day we saw her in the shelter," Doriane adds. "She is very smart and active. She is a very sociable cat, all of our friends like her. My son always wanted a pet but because we moved many times, it was always difficult to have one. He was very happy when I arrived with her. "
Right now times are quite tough financially for Doriane and she is begging for assistance to help save Bella. "I am a single mother and a graduate student, so I cannot afford extras expenses."
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