Sunday, August 23, 2015

You Did It

YOU DID IT!! We have reached our goal for Sapphire's surgery!

When you look into her eyes, they seem to reach through you and touch your heart! She truly deserves all we can do for her. We DO NOT NEED ANY MORE DONATIONS, but we are keeping her GoFundMe page up & running so we can give all her wonderful supporters updates on her progress.

We thank you for all your kindness and generosity! Sapphire has touched many hearts and we know she is on the right path to a healthy life. We are truly humbled by your kindness. Again thank you, all!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Homestretch for Sapphire.

Life Saving Surgery for Sapphire

Sapphire is having a bad day again today: slowing down and just not feeling well...

Six days to surgery and better days though! Thank you all for saving her - we're almost there and could not have done this without your support.

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Video of Bug/Cricket Reunion

Last week we had a little reunion with Bug A Boo the hydrocephalus kitten we rescued that was adopted 10 months ago. Now known as Cricket, she is absolutely stunning and very much loved by her family. Enjoy ♡

Posted by Joa's Arc on Wednesday, August 19, 2015
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sweet Sapphire - Cat of the Day

Sweet Sapphire is Cat of the Day today!
Check out the spotlight on her here: Cat of the Day Aug 16

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Helping Others

Aside from reuniting with Bug A Boo, Joa's Arc was part of a transport yesterday too.

We were happy to help get these babies to Angels of Animals, a rescue with experience with special needs. Since we are financially restricted, it's the least we could do by transporting them half way from the shelter to a rescue volunteer.

Best of luck, babies! You are in great hands. Like their page and follow their journey here: Angels of Animals, Inc

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hello from Bug A Boo (now Cricket)!

Stay up to date here: https://www.facebook.com/BugABooTheHydroKittenHELLO FROM BUG A BOO (now Cricket)!!!That's...

Posted by Bug A Boo the Hydrocephalus Kitten on Thursday, August 13, 2015
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Saving Sapphire

Some of you might recall this post: This Is What We Do!

On the celebration of Cordi's life (our now adopted girl turns 3 years old today which is pretty awesome for a puppy we were told wouldn't see her first birthday!), Joa's Arc is now asking for assistance in another life saving procedure ... this time for Sapphire.

When Joa's Arc intook Sapphire, we thought she had an inflamed back end from a maggot infestation on a prolapsed rectum - gross, but a somewhat simple fix. Then, we realized Sapphire was getting impacted with stool. With what seemed like more bad days than good, we went for a second opinion, which lead to an appointment with a specialist at NorthStar VETS We know now that Sapphire actually has a very rare congenital condition - Atresia Ani. She is unable to pass stool through her rectum. Instead, there is a very small hole (about the size of a pore_ directly below her rectum that expels her stool only when her colon becomes completely full, which is every 4 to 5 days...

We can only imagine how uncomfortable it must be for Sapphire. On her bad days, she is lethargic and listless. NorthStar surgeon Dr. M. Joy Weinstein will perform an anoplasty, a life saving surgery, on August 25th on Sapphire. This surgery will connect her colon to her rectum and create an anal opening. This is an extensive surgery, but it is also her only hope at life and we're hoping you can help us raise the funds for Sapphire.

Please consider donating here: http://www.gofundme.com/savingsapphire

At the very least, please share this photo of Sapphire

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