Saturday, May 24, 2014

HOUSTON TX: GOOD NEWS UPDATE RE: Siamese Snowshoe IMPOUNDED, Injured, Very Friendly, Needs help ASAP

From: Alexandra.Kelsey@bgllp.com
CC: Edna.Taylor@haynesboone.com
Subject: You are the best! Smash+Stomp: Siamese kitty needs your help~Forest Needs Surgery - Snowshoe with a Fractured Pelvis (Houston)
Date: Fri, 23 May 2014 14:36:08 +0000

Forest is standing up in his cage and doing great after the surgery!  He is doing great and thanks to y’all and your contacts (and to the vet who gave a $1,000 discount on the care), his surgery cost is covered.  Forest has a wonderful foster and thanks to you and your contacts, this kitty will have a wonderful future.

Please email Edna at edna.taylor@haynesboone.com with your donation details so that she will be able to thank you and to send you a donation receipt.  The vet may not have gathered everyone’s names and/or addresses.   Again, thank you all so much.  

Also, Dr. Dahlinger did an amazing thing by giving such an enormous discount, so think about his clinic the next time you need services. See below for the clinic information and Edna’s comment on them.
Dr. John Dahlinger
NHVS – Katy
19450 Katy Freeway, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77094

“They are wonderful, caring, very very patient with me over the phone and my numerous phone calls and I would HIGHLY recommend them for all of your specialists needs.  ALSO, they are open 24/7 as they are also an emergency clinic.”
 

Z. Alexandra Kelsey | Assistant to Marcy E. Kurtz and Kristin L. Smith | Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
711 Louisiana Street, Suite 2300 | Houston, Texas | 77002-2770
T: 713.221.3367 | F: 713.221.1212
alexandra.kelsey@bgllp.com | www.bgllp.com

From: Kelsey, Alexandra
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:42 PM
Cc: 'Taylor, Edna' (Edna.Taylor@haynesboone.com)
Subject: Update: Smash+Stomp: Siamese kitty needs your help~Forest Needs Surgery - Snowshoe with a Fractured Pelvis (Houston)
Importance: High

So many people have opened their hearts to this kitty.  The vet thinks that the surgery will be a great fix and that the cat will be restored to his former glory.  There is only $410 lacking for the surgery funds needed.  Lord, I wish that it would only take $410 to restore me)

If you can help or know someone who can, please call the clinic that will do the surgery: NHVS at 281-675-6000 (under Texas Siamese Rescue).

Z. Alexandra Kelsey | Assistant to Marcy E. Kurtz and Kristin L. Smith | Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
711 Louisiana Street, Suite 2300 | Houston, Texas | 77002-2770
T: 713.221.3367 | F: 713.221.1212
alexandra.kelsey@bgllp.com | www.bgllp.com

From: Kelsey, Alexandra
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 3:20 PM
Cc: 'Taylor, Edna' (Edna.Taylor@haynesboone.com)
Subject: Smash+Stomp: Siamese kitty needs your help~Forest Needs Surgery - Snowshoe with a Fractured Pelvis (Houston)
Importance: High

Cats are amazing hunters.  Their pause-to-pounce speed is astonishing, so if I tell you that a cat has a severe pelvic fracture, you have to assume that either something is faster than the cat or that someone with nefarious intent injured an unsuspecting cat.  Sure, a car could fracture the pelvis, but it seems to me that a big old car would have done more than fracture one part of the cat’s skeleton.  Or maybe I’m just cynical to imagine that someone applied so much force that the cat ended up with a major fracture to the pelvis.  Either way you look at it, a stray cat with severe trauma is a cat with a dire outlook.

Somehow, Forest, a stunning Snowshoe Siamese, ended up at Harris County. And when the shelter is a looking-up kind of moment, you know you’re in real trouble!  From the shelter, Forest had the great good luck to be picked by a Houston rescuer who is determined to get help for this boy.  Edna Taylor is raising donations for Forest’s surgery.  It will likely be around $2,000, but Forest should have a really good outcome.  If you can help, please donate via PayPal, as the specialist hasn’t been confirmed yet. 

This is very time-sensitive, so please pass this on, so that Forest can go from his general vet to a specialist asap.

PayPal: edna.taylor@haynesboone.com  (be sure to check the box “friends and family” instead of “services” or they charge a fee)


Z. Alexandra Kelsey | Assistant to Marcy E. Kurtz and Kristin L. Smith | Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
711 Louisiana Street, Suite 2300 | Houston, Texas | 77002-2770
T: 713.221.3367 | F: 713.221.1212
alexandra.kelsey@bgllp.com | www.bgllp.com

From: Taylor, Edna [mailto:Edna.Taylor@haynesboone.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 7:53 PM
Subject: [Houston] Forest Needs Surgery - Siamese Snowshoe with a Fractured Pelvis

This Forest. He found himself at the Harris County animal shelter but it was not simply a case of stray kitty lands in a shelter. No, poor Forest is injured and needs our help. We do not know if it was a car or a person but the fact remains that the X-rays show he has a fractured pelvis and we need to get him into a specialist and get him fixed right away.
The last time I took a kitty in for repair of a fractured pelvis, the cost was between $2,000 and $3,000; HOWEVER, it ...was a severe fracture and it had already started to heal so it was a bit more complicated. I believe that we can get Forest fixed and right as rain for about $2,000 so I am asking that you share his picture, donate if you can and help us raise money for his surgery. He deserves a second chance at life and a pain free life at that.
All donations are tax deductible and receipts and copies of any and all vet bills will be provided.
Thank you,
Edna and Forest



haynesboone
Edna Taylor, PLS
Legal Secretary to Odean L. Volker, Kathryn Garner, Mike P. Raab, Mike Stewart, John Harper III
edna.taylor@haynesboone.com
Haynes and Boone, LLP
1221 McKinney Street
Suite 2100
Houston, TX 77010

(t) 713.547.2050
(f) 713.236.5453

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5/20/14 POST

From: <coollahoma@aol.com

Date: Tue, May 20, 2014 at 7:22 AM
Subject: HOUSTON, TX: $200 donation offered to anyone who can take this kitty in - Siamese Snowshoe, injured, Very Friendly - needs help ASAP
To: Alexandra.Kelsey@bgllp.com, aar.dogs.cats@gmail.com

poor kitty.....and even with injuries is sweet.  We are buldging at the seams and our intake is closed at the moment.   Hope someone can take this beautiful cat.
coollahoma@aol.com
Louise
LMN Feline Rescue

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Sent: Tue, May 20, 2014 8:04 am
Subject: [ErescueHouston] Fwd: [Shelter] HOUSTON, TX: $200 donation offered to anyone who can take this kitty in - Siamese Snowshoe, injured, Very Friendly - needs help ASAP
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Date: May 20, 2014 at 12:39:57 AM CDT
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Subject: [Shelter] HOUSTON, TX: $200 donation offered to anyone who can take this kitty in - Siamese Snowshoe, injured, Very Friendly - needs help ASAP


From: "Taylor, Edna" <Edna.Taylor@haynesboone.com>
Date: May 19, 2014 at 4:05:20 PM CDT
Subject: $200 donation offered to anyone who can take this kitty in - [Houston] Siamese Snowshoe, injured - needs help ASAP 
haynesboone
Edna Taylor, PLS
Legal Secretary to Odean L. Volker, Kathryn Garner, Mike P. Raab, Mike Stewart, John Harper III
edna.taylor@haynesboone.com

Haynes and Boone, LLP

1221 McKinney Street
Suite 2100
Houston, TX 77010

(t) 713.547.2050
(f) 713.236.5453


From: Taylor, Edna
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2014 3:16 PM
Subject: [Houston] Siamese Snowshoe, injured - needs help ASAP
I know this is a long shot; however, the shelter has reached out to me to see if someone can help this kitty.  Please let me know if you can/would help.

Edna
Here is some info: Very friendly cat!
Cat is QAR, mm pink, tachycardic, but auscultation otherwise normal. Rear limbs and tail are warm, difficult to auscultate femoral pulses. Not using rear limbs, but manipulation, especially of L rear elicits painful response and partial withdrawal. DDX: spinal or pelvic fracture. Abdominal palpation, somewhat doughy, but otherwise NSF. No pain elicited on abdominal palpation. TX: 1 mg metacam suspension PO. Drank readily when placed in cage. Needs radiographs and further diagnostic workup.