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Only Maine Coons Rescue: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

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Its was a sponsorship donation for one of our terminal cats. We used it toward his chemo medications.

It aided in providing continued medical treatment.

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Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Sinclair came to Only Maine Coons Rescue from a shelter in New Jersey in the spring of 2016, at the age of approximately 10 years. He was a bit of a mess — quite underweight for his size, with his beautiful tabby-and-white coat matted and dirty. Despite his appearance, he was delighted to be in his new foster home, talking to and loving on his foster family, and even bellying up to the sink for a nice cool drink whenever he could get someone to turn on the faucet.

At his first vet visit, it was discovered that his liver was not functioning properly. More tests over the coming months finally revealed that Sinclair suffers from advanced intestinal lymphoma. As bad as that sounds, there is a treatment protocol for it that, in effect, can “keep the cancer busy” for at least two years, then can be adjusted as needed to keep the lymphoma at bay. This will provide Sinclair with a good quality of life, allowing him to do the things he loves — being a high-maintenance boy who follows his humans around, demands attention, pesters his foster brothers and sisters, and does his best to get into as much kitty trouble as possible, all while looking devastatingly handsome!

Sinclair is being treated with medication (Leukeran and steroids), a special high-fiber diet, and fluids. He is feeling good, though he is still underweight. At times, his appetite isn’t what it should be and his foster family has to hand-feed him to make sure he gets the nourishment he needs. Otherwise, he is a happy-go-lucky guy who enjoys every day! Meet him:

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