Emergency Surgery for Jinx
$1,435 of $2,500 raised
Beautiful Jinx is a 2 or 3-year-old flame-point Snowshoe cat. Jinx came to RCHS less than a week ago – and thank goodness he did! As soon as he arrived we sent him off to be neutered and the surgeon discovered that Jinx had chewed off the tip of his penis. The remaining penis and prepuce were very damaged and swollen. Like a fox that chews his leg off when caught in a trap, it is possible that Jinx saved his own life: His urine shows that he has very large numbers of crystals so we think that he may have been unable to urinate (a life-threatening condition). Unfortunately, while ensuring his ability to urinate, he did considerable damage to himself. The whole area was extremely irritated and painful and although he helped himself in the short term, in the long term he would be in big trouble without surgery because as the wounds healed scar tissue would form and close all the openings he made.
To correct all this damage Jinx needs a contrast study to assess the degree of injury and be sure that all the leaks are identified. Upon completion of that study, Jinx will go directly to surgery. The surgery is a perineal urethrostomy, often referred to as a PU. In this surgery, the distal part of the penis is removed and the more expanded section of the urethra then is opened up and sutured to the surrounding skin to widen the urethral orifice.
Jinx’s contrast study and surgery are happening TODAY – October 30, 2015 at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The quote provided by the surgeon is $2,500. Donations to help cover the costs of Jinx’s medical care would be greatly appreciated. No amount is too small. By donating to this fund you will help to ensure that RCHS can continue to help animals in need like Jinx.
You can also donate here: http://www.rchsks.org/lending-a-helping-hand/donations
or by mail:
PO BOX 1202
Manhattan, KS 66505
Please write "Jinx" in the note section of your donation by mail. We so appreciate your support!
18 people donated a total of $1,435.00