Updated: May 28, 2008
Homeless Animal Lifeline (HAL) was contacted regarding a young cat named Merlin who had a severe, life-threatening blockage of his bladder. Merlin was treated at Animerge from May 3rd - May 5th; he needed a catheter and medication to clear the blockage. On May 6th, Merlin was transported to Hopewell Veterinary Hospital where he underwent a costly surgery known as Perineal Urethrostomy (PU). As of May 28th, Merlin is recuperating at home and doing well!
The total bill for Merlin's stay at Animerge was $1,033.91. The PU surgery and hospital stay at Hopewell was $499.00. Merlin will also require follow-up visits with his veterinarian.
HAL has assisted Merlin’s mom, Ingrid, with this veterinary bill. If you would like to help HAL with this large expense, donations can be made payable to Homeless Animal Lifeline and earmarked "Merlin." HAL is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. A copy of veterinary receipts can be provided upon request.
How To Make A Donation:
PayPal: Visit www.halrescue.org and click on the "Donate" button.
Postal Service - Send your donation to:
Homeless Animal Lifeline
PO Box 237
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Please remember to earmark your donation "Merlin."
Thank you in advance for any help that you can give toward this bill! Merlin is worth it!
Photos of Merlin at Animerge:
Merlin at Hopewell day after PU surgery: