No-kill animal shelter seeks help for cat’s tricky ear surgery

The Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL & SPCA) hopes the public will help in giving a sweet cat surrendered to the no-kill shelter a new lease on life.

Missy was surrendered to the state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter after having kittens. It was discovered that she has an abnormal polyp in her ear canal that is causing chronic ear infections and pain.

Missy is a sweet, playful cat that will be a great family pet after her surgery. She is being cared for by the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, the state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter.

Missy is a sweet, playful cat that will be a great family pet after her surgery. She is being cared for by the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, the state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter.

If it is not removed, the polyp will continue to grow, and Missy will endure a lifetime of pain and infection. It will most likely shorten her life.

Missy’s chances for a complete recovery after surgery are good, but the growth is one that is not easily removed because of its location and how it is attached to the delicate ear canal.

AAWL & SPCA is working with a surgeon at the Midwestern College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, who has had consistently good results doing the procedure.

AAWL & SPCA needs to raise $2,000 to help pay for the CT scan, surgery and aftercare.

“Missy is relatively young, and a very sweet and people-oriented cat,” says Dr. Lisa Darling, shelter veterinarian for AAWL & SPCA. “She has a very playful personality and would make a fantastic addition to anyone’s family once this problem is resolved.”

To help Missy, go to www.aawl.org, click on the donate tab and select Medical Miracles Fund.

The mission of the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA is to end the unnecessary euthanasia of dogs and cats in the community. Founded in 1971, AAWL & SPCA operates the state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter.

The nonprofit organization also provides adoption, resource and education programs that improve the quality of life for dogs and cats, and offers support for pet guardians. AAWL & SPCA found homes for more than 4,000 dogs and cats last year. No federal or state funding is received and all revenue is from private donations and fundraising efforts. To find out more, go to www.aawl.org or call 602-273-6852.

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