Opal and the Glove

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July 6th, 2020

Opal has been adopted! Hooray!

July 4th, 2020

Remember OPAL? She is the white kitty who ingested a latex glove and required surgery. Well, here she is! She is back to normal, beautiful and ready for a home. She has pink ears so she needs to be indoor only. Her coat is beautiful and soft, angora type. She has been through a lot and is now healthy and happy at Katmandu. A very sweet kitty indeed. She is one years old.

June 7th, 2020

Opal is doing very well and continues to gain weight. She started at 4.3 pounds and is now close to 7 plunds. She is going in next week for vaccines and a checkup. Opal has a beautiful white coat that feels Angora – like.  She is so sweet and friendly. So far we have received donations of &705 towards her $1000 medical bill.

May 19th, 2020

UPDATE: We want to thank each and every person who contributed towards Opal’s surgery. Our Katmandu Paonia community really came together for this sweet girl! We now know the surgery bill is just over $1000. Thanks to you, a little over half of the cost of Opal’s surgery to remove the latex glove was raised. If you are interested in donating to help cover the remainder of the cost, please click here to learn how to donate. Or, please share share share Opal’s story so we can reach our goal! Opal is doing great and is going to her foster home today! We will keep you updated!


May 14th, 2020

Meet Opal. We got a call about a stray cat and her two kittens that an elderly lady was attempting to feed, but due to her disabilities she wasn’t able to properly care for them. She would put dry food on her porch for them when she could. One of the kittens had been missing for a week when we got the call so we rushed in to take momma and her remaining kitten (who already has a forever home!). We noticed right away momma kitty was in bad shape. Very thin and not eating. She was rushed to the vet where she was diagnosed with an intestinal blockage and had emergency surgery. A latex glove was found! She only weighed 4.3 pounds so this was a very critical surgery. We are 3 days post surgery and so far we have quite the fighter on our hands. Already wanting to play and demanding attention! She is not out of the woods yet but we are really hoping this is going to be a very happy ending. Opal is friendly and very active! So here’s where you, our wonderful supporters and followers, comes in. We need to raise money to pay for her surgery and for her aftercare. And most importantly Opal needs a forever inside home where she can spend the rest of her life being loved and taken care of!