11/3 Update: Goal reached!
Lindor came to us in May at the height of the pandemic as shelters were running out of space or even closing. At 7 years old, he’s a sweet Siamese mix who’s been through some trauma. He came to us with a fractured jaw and our clinic team went straight to work to find answers on how to best treat him by repairing it! Our team came to the conclusion that sweet Lindor would have to undergo surgery with Dr. Allman, our orthopedic surgeon. Lindor is enduring a significant amount of discomfort in his jaw due to the hole in his hard palate, causing him to be skittish and fearful.
Jaw fractures in cats like Lindor can be caused by falls from a height, car accidents, and other blunt traumas. The hard palate separates the nasal chambers from the roof of the mouth. An uncorrected hole in the hard palate allows food and liquids from the mouth into the nasal cavity. The worst-case scenario for sweet Lindor is fluid is inhaled into the lung and causes life-threatening pneumonia. Though we don’t know how the hole in Lindor’s hard palate occurred, we do know that our amazing clinic will work unbelievably hard to get Lindor ready for his patiently-waiting adopter! Help us get Lindor home-bound with the surgery he needs to heal and donate to our medical fund today!
*At times a chip in fund will raise more than a pet needs. When this happens, rest assured that excess gifts will be used to help another pet in need of your assistance! Thank you for helping us help pets!