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My Name is Marshmallow...

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I’m a 4-week-old kitten. A short while ago, I could have died.

My sister and I were out in the world on our own without our mother. My sister Smore was doing ok, but I was having health problems. I couldn’t see; my eyes were filled with debris and they burned with terrible irritation.

Life is very different now. We live at North Shore Animal League America, and we are finally safe. I am in the Help Me Heal Program because I need a lot of medical care. Both of my eyes have severe conjunctivitis, which is an infection of the tissue that lines the eyelids.

My right eye is so infected – that I don’t have any vision out of it and it’s going to need to be surgically removed. This operation will take weeks to heal and will require constant care.

Though my left eye is also infected, Animal League veterinarians think I may have some vision out of it, so they are holding off on operating for now. Instead, they are medicating it and keeping it very clean.

Even though I’m a little scared, I know everything’s going to be alright. The Animal League is very experienced with this type of operation – even on tiny kittens, which makes it more delicate. Only a short while ago, they had a kitten named Pounce, and he had the same surgery, which was a great success. He went on to be a healthy and happy kitten and even got adopted! I know I will too.

Help Me Heal is a vital and life-saving program. Your support improves and saves countless animals’ lives. Your generosity will help me get me the operation I need to be healthy.

Thank you for caring for all of us so lovingly. Your dedication means that we no longer need to worry, be scared or fear for our futures.

Please continue to support the Help Me Heal Program
and ensure bright futures for us all.



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