URGENT HELP: Scuttles, a special womancat, needs purrs, prayers and help with Vet bills


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Poor sweet Scuttles is at the Upstate Veterinary Specialists here in Greenville, SC. A friend works on a farm where Scuttles wandered up during the winter. She got got vetted, hence the clipped ear, and she had to trap her in order to do that because she would not let anyone near her. Once Scuttles got back from the vet, it turns out she is the sweetest little bundle of 6 pounds joy that you could ever ask for.

The owner of the farm where Scuttles has been living lost his wife last year and he is an elderly man who lives alone. He fell and broke his hip and is in the bed home from the hospital on pain meds recovering. Scuttles was the official greeter of all who come and go on the property. She has to get her pets from everyone. She never ventures out into the road, but now people are coming and going all day long to take care of the man, maids, home health aids, etc.

Last Tuesday someone ran over Scuttles. The dogs were barking at something that had crawled under the porch, and it turns out it was Scuttles. She was badly hurt. They are fairly hopeful at Upstate Veterinary Specialists, but make no promises. Scuttles has a pelvic fracture in two places and two leg fractures. Scuttles also has some spine trauma as well. She is incontinent at present but we are hoping that will change once surgery to repair her with plates and screws is complete and the swelling goes down. She has been an enormous trouper through all of it. They have manipulated and pinched and twisted this and that and she just purrs. She pants though because she is in such awful pain and they will only mildly help the pain so that she does not move more than she should.

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We are in need of $$$ to help pay her Vet bills, and when she is well we need to find her a safe and inside home. Scuttles is very tiny, only 6 pounds and full grown, and as sweet as can be, a love muffin. Even Dr. Hadly at Upstate Veterinary Specialists fell head over heals for her sweet disposition. Her bill is a whopping $3500.00 dollars. We would be most appreciative of anything that anyone can donate be to help the with the bill.


We received word Saturday this that the surgery went well. Dr. Ritter, the orthapod who did the surgery, said the bones went together very well. His major concern, and one we voiced before they ever did surgery, is nerve damage from the spinal cord. Her left back leg will right itself when you turn it over but the other one will only do so when you try and push her like she is trying to walk, and then it is lazy and slow to grasp. Also she has not eaten on her own and she is completely incontinent at present. We do not know if she is lying in the urine because it hurts to get up away from it or she is truly incontinent. Dr. Ritter said he wants to test her nerves and then maybe, just maybe, she could go to cage rest from there. But if things don’t look good to his satisfaction, then she will be reassessed on. We need the money and a home, but first of and foremost we need prayers for her. She is far from out of the woods to even think of anything else.

Update #2

Scuttles went back home to be on several weeks cage rest today.  When the woman came to the ER this morning when called she did not feel too hopeful.  They put her in a room and then some staff members started to come in one after the other.  No one said a word.  Then the doctor came in with Scuttles in his arms.  He then put her down and said, “go show mama what you can do!”  And with that a weak and sprawled out kitty tried her best to slide over too mama crying and yeowling all the way.  The staff and doctor came in to watch they were thrilled at her progress.

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We still don’t know about any nerve damage or incontinence at this juncture but she is better much better and she is not eating yet having to be force fed, but Praise God she has been blessed all the way!

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52 Responses to URGENT HELP: Scuttles, a special womancat, needs purrs, prayers and help with Vet bills

  1. Sparkle says:

    I scheduled a Tweet to go live in the morning – please keep us posted about this girl!

  2. We went to donate a little something as we are skint BOL.. but wez don’t think it takes Pay pal we needs to get a credit card xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  3. Oh we so hope she pulls through. What a sad story and we have our paws crossed for a happy ending. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Hilary says:

    Oh my goodness…how horrible… Lucy and I will purr like mad…

  5. Marg says:

    Oh Goodness, this brought tears to my eyes. Thank heavens the vets are trying to help Scuttles. We tried to make a donation but it wouldn’t take it. I have to figure out if I have to join or what to do. Hope all of you have a good day and that Scuttles makes it. She looks like a fighter.

  6. Catherine says:

    Such a little sweetie!
    Sending good thoughts!
    xo Catherine

  7. easy rider says:

    I will share it and I cross my paws for that brave kitty.

  8. What a beautiful little girl she is! Many purrs coming her way from us.

  9. Marilia says:

    So cute girl! Purring for her!

  10. Oh, poor baby!!! I would so LOVE to donate to help her. I have vet bills coming out of my own ears, but so many have helped me when I struggled to get Jewel the care she needed, and I so much want to pay that forward to others. I’ll see what I can do when I get paid. In the meantime, I’ll pray for her and share this post on my Facebook page. Her story is really moving. I seriously hope she continues to recover and that she has a wonderful quality of life.

  11. Sailor Edgar says:

    Good vibes from us, and purrs from the kitties. I just made a donation.

  12. savannah says:

    Keep those updates coming. We are planning a post for Thursday. And tweets, FB share. We will donate as well. Come on Scuttles…eat, eat, eat!

  13. Pat Hatt says:

    Sharing away at my bay, she has been through a ton and still keeps on fighting, hoping she makes it. Donated too, as after Cassie had vet bills higher than that, they can be rough.

  14. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    de manee blessings oh St Francis two ewe scuttles….may him watch over ewe, help ewe, and get ewe on de road ta ree coveree and in two a for evers home…pleez eat…try sum trout…♥♥♥

  15. Kitties Blue says:

    Thank you so much for sharing about this very sweet kitty. Mom made a donation for us. We will be purring and praying that she makes a full recovery. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  16. Coccolino says:

    Oh Brian, we really hope for some good news for Scuttles. That sweet kitty and it makes us so sad to hear. Really hope someone pulls through and will share this on FB.

  17. Tweeted and shared on our Facebook Fan Page, praying she gets all of the help that she needs!

  18. Sammy says:

    What a heartbreaking story……it sounds like Scuttles really REALLY needs big prayers and purrs and some very kind and generous friends who can help with that enormous vet bill. I do hope she will fully recover and I also hope that her home – a new one or the old one – will properly look after her. She will need all the understanding and love she can get!!

    Hugs, Sammy

  19. Katie Isabella says:

    OH I am in such tears. It tears my heart to see her and read what she is going through. Let me see what type of device is up for donation.

  20. Brian I tried to send this to my FB page but FB didn’t let me so I tweeted it out. WE are purring very hard for Scuttles. What a poor little dear. Thank you for letting us know. Please keep us updated.

  21. we’ll try to get the word out. poor baby. she’s so sweet; looks like the feral that used to visit us a few years ago.

  22. speedyrabbit says:

    keeping Scuttles in our prayers,xx Speedy

  23. Yow sweet Brian n Mistur Terry…me n Mum iz so wurried fer sweet Scuttlez…Mum had a kitteh like her many yeerz ago so she got purrty upset. All we can do iz purray cause as ya nose we haz weeklee Vet billz too…..
    We wishez we cuud send sum green papurrz…beein poor iz no fun ;(
    Purrayerz n more purrayerz fer da little gurl <
    Lub Nylablue n Mum too xoxoxoxoxo

  24. What a darlin’ little girl!

    I’ve tweeted and shared on Google+ but not sure if my FB sharin’ went through or not. Gonna go check that out, now.


  25. meowmeowmans says:

    Poor Scuttles! We are going to share about her right now!

  26. Scylla, says:

    We tweeted and FB, so hopefully our friends will see it.

    Poor sweet Scuttles we are purring she makes a full recovery.

    Does she have a Mommy now? or is this a foster Mom in the post?

  27. We Tweeted and posted it on the cats FB page – sure hope it helps get the word out! We are so sorry this happened to her and so glad the dogs let the peeps know where she was! Sending meg purrs for her.

  28. Emma says:

    Poor kitty. Shared.

  29. Madi and Mom says:

    Scuttle has the look of determination on his face and such beautiful eyes
    Madi your BFFF

  30. Madi and Mom says:

    Excuse me her face!

  31. Timmy Tomcat says:

    I will post this on FB and on my bloggie on Friday.
    We asked Dad for some green papers and he said yes
    We sure hope it helps a little

  32. Kwee Cats says:

    Mr. Brian, we wish we could do more. Purrs and prayer will be nonstop for this sweet girl.
    (((hugs))) to all you guys.

  33. Poor little Scuttles, we hope she gets all the help she needs.
    Dip and Elliot x

  34. Frankie and Ernie says:

    WE sent a donation to help Scuttles. Wish it could have been more.

  35. Ann Staub says:

    Aw poor kitty! Will share her story in hopes that she can get some more help.

  36. We sent green papers and purrs and prayers. Thanks Brian for sharing.
    Marty and Mom

  37. Ruby says:

    Oh noes. I am sendin’ healin’ vibes and tons of POTP Scuttles way!
    I will see if I can steal Ma’s plastic and give some green papers
    Ruby ♥

  38. Sagira says:

    Hope Scuttles feels better. We just sent a little we could spare. :)

  39. Cathy Keisha says:

    That poor little girl!! TW has leaky eyes. I hope everything work and works out for her. I will share.

  40. Sue Brandes says:

    Sending lots of prayers for her. So sad to hear she got hurt. Shared.

  41. Bev Green says:

    Sweet darling and so deserving of our help.we have shared on FB will do a bloggie post and have set some green papers to help her recovery…we can always help here in blogville ..sending also our purrs prayers and huge cuddles to help her. hugs and lovies Fozziemum xxx

  42. Fern Reed says:

    Oh poor poor baby!!! You will have our prayers but we don’t have any money b/c we are taking care of Tom’s sister and her hubby. Sorry!!!
    Prayers coming her way!!

  43. We sent a few green papers for this good girl, and we will purray she does well. XOXOXOX Thanks, Brian, for letting us know about her.

  44. prancer pie says:

    Get well Scuttles! XOXO

    (We did PayPal and it worked just fine.)

  45. Clooney says:

    What a beautiful and sweet baby she is and we too are so sad for what she has gone through and is still going through. We will be purring and praying for her continued progress and for a loving forever home for her.

  46. Our blog post goes live in four hours. Tomorrow we schedule tweets so that we keep this in front of people. Well done Scuttles – fight girl we are SO PROUD of YOU!!

    Harvey, Miranda and Silver
    (Team Dash)

  47. Sent some funds over xxxx

  48. Mag's Corner says:

    Oh, my what a sad story. Bless all the doctors and others who are helping this beautiful little sweetie. Sending up prayers for her that she does well and gets a wonderful loving family. Hugs and nose kisses

  49. Cindy says:

    So glad to see (as of early May 1st), $1,081 raised for Scuttles!! :-) I’ve made a donation, and am “getting the word out” via Twitter. Have asked 3 friends to post via their Facebook accounts. Kisses and purrs to Scuttles.

  50. Jan K says:

    I hope she is still doing OK and is going to get better. Shared on all my social media.

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