**Submission to TheLameDame by Bunnika**
[Photo of an orange tabby and white cat, and another photo of him on a woman’s shoulder, rubbing against her face as she smiles. Text transcription: This is Morbo, and he is a special-needs kitty looking for a loving, forever home. He lives with his furmommy in Baltimore, MD, and she is willing to travel within a reasonable distance to find him the perfect home.
Morbo is an extremely affectionate, vocal, cuddly, wonderful cat, but he suffers from chronic bladder stones. Medication and special diet have not cured his condition, and he now needs surgery to have the stones removed. He will also need to remain on his special diet for life, and will need check-ups to ensure that the stones do not return.
His furmommy has raised him since he was 2 days old, and is heartbroken to have to give him up now, 8 years later. Unfortunately, she is herself handicapped, and her chronic illness costs a great deal of money to manage. Also, as she is now a wheelchair user dealing with severe chronic pain, she is not able to give Morbo the physical care he needs. She can neither afford Morbo’s surgery, nor the upkeep necessary for his continued health. As she faces moving into a handicap community living space, she is not able to bring him with her. She is utterly heartbroken, but knows this is the best option for him.
Morbo will come with his remaining urinary tract health food (both canned and dry), nearly two full bags of frozen raw food, as well as a giant box full of pee pads (as, until he has the stones removed, he has frequent, small accidents). He is FeLV and FIV negative, up-to-date on shots, and was neutered as soon as he came of age.
Please, if you or anyone you know could find a place in your home and heart for Morbo, you would be inviting into your life one of the most amazing cats you’ll ever know. Even with the pain and isolation he’s dealing with, all he does is cuddle, rub, and purr. He deserves a home where he can be properly cared for, with someone who will appreciate what a truly spectacular animal he is. Please, please help him find a loving forever home. His mommy may never find a cure, but he has that opportunity, with a furparent able to give him the help he needs.
PLEASE HELP MORBO GET HEALTHY, AND FIND A LOVING FOREVER HOME!]
I’m bunnika, and yes, this is my cat. I’m really hoping thelamedame will let this post through, as I think the cripple community will understand better than most not only the suffering I’m hoping to save my cat from, but the heartbreak of having your own illness/disability force you to rehome a pet you dearly love.
I have contacted charitable organizations to try to subsidize his care, and I have tried to work out payment plans with vets, but I am out of options. I have already spent several hundred dollars, and I have nothing left to give. I also need to move into handicap-accessible housing myself, as my current home leaves me in agonizing pain all day, every day, and I can’t have three uncaged pets. (I also have one other cat and a dog, both of whom hate everyone but me. Morbo loves absolutely everyone, and would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s family.) This is one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make, and I will not accept one word of criticism about it. You have no idea how many tears I’ve cried over this, and will continue to cry probably for the rest of my life. I just finally had to admit that this was the best choice for both of us, and so I’m reaching out in hopes of finding someone who can give him the love and care he deserves.
Please, please reblog. It would mean the world to me.
FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING MORBO: Please contact bunnika on Tumblr, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.