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Flame was saved from euthanasia. He got extremely sick. I have saved him, but I have exhausted my funds. Please help me bring Flame home!

Hi, my name is Linda Somers. I am 54 years old, and reside in Schenectady, NY. I adopted a cat named Flame from Pets on Death Row in NYC. The shelter he came from is Brooklyn Center. He was e-listed for the next am. I was lucky enough to have Karen Meierdierks, founder and CEO of Heart and Hand, Inc. pull him from the death list. Basically, she saved his life for me. Heart and Hand, Inc. is a small non-profit organization that rescues cats and trys to help raise funds for sick animals. The cat I adopted name is Flame. He is a 1 1/2 year old orange tabby. He got really sick after he was brought to me. He has been in the Rotterdan Veterinary Hospital for 2 1/2 weeks. He was desperately ill. First the illness showed up as a horrible cold and turned into pnemonia. He could barely breath. His mouth was bubbly and drooling, he had a severe sore throat, and couldn't eat because of the pain. He was also extremely congested. He was sneezing blood. The Vets think he had a viral and bacterial infection. He is also still in isolation. He has been on antibiotics the entire time. He is nebulized twice a day. He was on an IV for about a week plus a couple of days. Then he was receiving sub-qutanious fluids. I thought he was going to die. Well, he didn't. He is ready to go home, but all my other cats have colds and they are afraid to send him home. His hospital bill is about 150.00 a day. The balance as of today is 2,228.37, (12/05/2011) and continues to rise. UPDATE ON FLAME! FLAME IS HOME, AND IN "IN HOUSE" ISOLATION! I am keeping him in a small walk in closet. He will have to stay there until his healthy enough to be around other cats! I STILL HAVE A REMAINING VET BILL AND STILL NEED YOUR HELP! I am still out of work, and trying to survive on my 591.00 a month, SSD. My foot is healing finally! I AM TRANSITIONING INTO A SHOE! NO MORE CAST! I will be able to go back to work around the end of the month on light duty!
I have pictures Of Flame on my FaceBook page. The address is lindasomers57@yahoo.com, or the search would be Lin somers My phone number is 518-210-1184.
The Veterinary office is Rotterdam Vet, 2806 Guilderland Ave, Schenectady, NY 12306, phone: 518-356-5568. Please feel free to call them.
I want to thank everyone who has chipped in, shared, or both! Your kindness has given me faith in humanity! My Holidays are complete with Flame home and all of you who care! I hope your Holidays will be as happy as mine! I will keep updating Flame's progress!
Thank you again to all of you,
Sincerely,
Lin Somers and Flame!!
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