Author Topic: MIKEYS RESCUE & WHEELCHAIR FUND  (Read 54330 times)

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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2010, 21:51:24 PM »
Zoe I think this is something you would have to discuss with Heather and what a wonderful thought, maybe a bank transfer or cheque direct to Heather?

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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2010, 21:49:30 PM »
Thank you so much everybody and I know there are others who wish to donate  ;D

What I was thinking about is where any excess money could go, for Mikeys Puppy pads is an obvious one and maybe any other special things he needs that Heather will know about.

I was also thinking that if any money was left over at the end then maybe it could go to the very small RSPCA branch that Heather helps out and paid out for Mikeys care in the begiining from their very small funds as am sure that as they were willing to give Mikey such a chance then they will give other special cats a chance too.

Am interested to hear what peeps think and if they would be happy for this course of action,

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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2010, 21:19:12 PM »
I told OH about Mikey and that I wanted to Donate. Dennis told me to put in far more than I had planned for "the poor kitty" - target has been met  :evillaugh:

Please don't stop donating though as puppy pads and other things to make Mikey's life more comfortable will be needed  :Luv2:

Please pass this on to Dennis: :hug: Hurrah to you all!




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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2010, 21:17:20 PM »
Don't know if possible but I would like to donate what I can afford every month to help with Mikeys care.

He and Heather have both touched my heart. Mikey is just wonderful
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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2010, 21:02:39 PM »
WOW Everybody you are TRUELY AMAZING!!! :cheer: 

I also just wanted to say for those of you that couldn't afford to donate, the sheer fact that you would if you could is more than enough :hug:.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everybody xx

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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2010, 20:46:34 PM »
Wow this is amazing, and MIkey is so adorable  :Luv2:  I need to wait until nearer payday so will donate later next week  ;D

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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2010, 20:31:51 PM »
Just donated

Mikey is one special boy
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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2010, 20:16:00 PM »
I told OH about Mikey and that I wanted to Donate. Dennis told me to put in far more than I had planned for "the poor kitty" - target has been met  :evillaugh:



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I'll have to wait for payday (next week) and I'll donate

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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2010, 20:10:56 PM »
I told OH about Mikey and that I wanted to Donate. Dennis told me to put in far more than I had planned for "the poor kitty" - target has been met  :evillaugh:

Please don't stop donating though as puppy pads and other things to make Mikey's life more comfortable will be needed  :Luv2:
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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2010, 20:08:20 PM »
Donation will be on it's way to help that gorgeous boy  :hug:
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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2010, 20:02:02 PM »
Wanted to donate but can`t use Paypal.

Would like to pay by check but unable to send PM

Hi T and all who would like to send chqs

Addy to send chqs to is ere  :)
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and can ya pop a note saying for Mickys wheels



Purrs will coleect this all and transfer it to Heather for Mickys wheels.

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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2010, 19:59:22 PM »
Thnaks so Much Heather and Gill for setting this up  :hug:

Mickey is such a darling and so deserves his own posh wheels so lets all go for the more expensive ones hey!

£50 put in from Our Buster fund  :tired: and we have fabtasic donations already so our total so far is

£210!!!!


Keep em coming hunnies

Every penny counts for this wonderful little lad  ;D No matter how small it is.

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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2010, 19:38:07 PM »
Wanted to donate but can`t use Paypal.

Would like to pay by check but unable to send PM

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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2010, 19:24:26 PM »
Sorry, no spare funds at the moment. :( Heather, did you let the company know Mikey is a rescue cat? They offered to reduce cost a little for Lilly Pumpkins chair if we decided it was best for her. (On an experienced rescuers advice we decided against it as she does have sensation in her back feet so we felt it would discourage any possible improvements.)




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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2010, 19:11:09 PM »
Hi have donated, what a wonderful person you are Heather good luck with the wheels and give the beautiful Mikey a big hug and a kiss from me and the boys x  

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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010, 19:08:57 PM »
Thanks for posting Heather and hope the donations pour in  ;D

Anything that can be done to make him more comfortable, more able to get around and more rehomeable will all be great for Mikey  :hug: :hug:

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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2010, 19:01:05 PM »
 :omg:Gill....thank you so much for doing this for Mikey.....He truely appreciates all the support and well wishes he has received from Cat chat and Purrs people and sends his pussycat loving to one and all  :Luv:

People will no doubt want to know how much the cart is.....I am looking at a couple of options at the moment,one is cheaper than the other, but I do like the idea of a cart that also gives him the ability to lay down in it...as I think in the long term that would be more useful for him. That one I beleive (and I've yet to get the confirmed quote) is £255...and would be from a UK company callled Dogmobility.....in fact....I found that site from JackSpratt posting on the other thread you started for Mikey....so  :thanks: for that!! :hug:

I am going to donate now to get his wheelchair fund off to a flying start! This is all very exciting.....and I will tell him all about it when I go and sit with him later. He's just had his tea and is having a nice wash and brush up in his bed at the moment!lol

The great thing about this is if I can get him used to using his own set of wheels and he's not dragging himself along, I may also be able to get him used to being in a diaper while he's in the cart...that way if he finds a permenant home it would mean he would be able to be in the house and get about quite easily without making a mess. I am looking at all of these things to make Mikey more homeable so he can have a really good long term future.

Thanking everybody in advance for their support and generosity  :crossed:

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Re: MIKEYS WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 18:18:31 PM »
Need to bump this up as was written for what was going to be the appeal for MRI money, but no MRI needed now.

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MIKEYS RESCUE & WHEELCHAIR FUND
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2010, 06:19:55 AM »
MIKEYS STORY

Mikey was brought into a very small RSPCA branch in Stourbridge at the beginning of March. He was found after someone with an air rifle shot him and a pellet was lodged in his spine causing his back legs and tail to be paralised and he is incontinent. The vet that saw him said he should be PTS but one of the branch's helpers a lady called Heather, thought he deserved a chance and with their very small funds arranged to get him treated.

Heather took him home because he needed 24/7 care and has paid out of her own pocket for therapy to try to get his legs walking again plus equipment/supplies to help with his incontinence and
to help him get around. 

He saw a specialist last week who said Mikeys spinal cord was too damaged for him to regain the back legs, tail and body functions but he has just changed to a raw diet which he loves and this has improved his situation and care.

Although he gets around amazingly in his harness he is not independent so Heather has decided to get some purposemade wheels for him and this is what Mikeys Wheelchair Fund is for.

I will put here Mikeys new video links showing him at play and also a link to Mikeys other thread on Purrs, where Heather has told his story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCvKJS0Lmg0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uuvhnWfWXM

http://www.purrsinourhearts.co.uk/index.php/topic,31758.0.html

As you will have see he is a gorgeous cat and desperate to be able to get around. He loves going for walks in his special harness and playing and just being a cat but cant use his legs, and the wheels will help him get around better in the garden under his own steam although still with supervision.

All I can do is beg all cat lovers to please give Mikey a chance to be more active and donate to this appeal, every pound counts. All the money raised will go to pay the bill. No amount is too small.

To donate,

There is a Donate button at the bottom of every Purrs page   and you are asked to put in the message box FOR MIKEY. I am sorry we cannot acknowledge every donation but you will get an electronic acknowledement from Paypal. If you wish to send a cheque, please pm me through the Purrs site.

Purrs  and Cat Chat will be given the final total raised and an update on Mikeys progress.  ;D
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