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A safe home for these cats from the Tucson Desert

Special needs cats at the sanctuary. Please donate to the fund . For the ones who have had Stomatitis and the ones still needing surgery for this disease.

About Stomatitis - a terrible condition for our friends

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Lorchen, the most recent victim, of Stomatits at The Sanctuary. And needed the Full Teeth extraction $3500 (Jan2015).

Others have been;

- Gracie

- Benny

- Peanut

Dr.Becker discusses what Stomatitis is in relation to cats. She has worked with Dr. Mercola in the past.

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More on Stomatitis

Ziggy early in rescue, Fall 2013, the first with Stomatitis, and my first experience. It was awful as he cried and was too scared to eat. Until finally figured out the problem after trying, researching, and talking to vets so many things, and had the full teeth extraction at $3500. !! Had to be done or he would have slowly perished.

Ziggy became healthy, vibrant, eating ok, and mostly cured without added treatments !! Sadly passed away April 2015 from FIP, etc..

More on Ziggy Rescue Story and Pics showing his transformation

Special Medical Programs

Donate to the Special Medical Fund via PayPal . . Thank You

Stomatitis surgery and treatments

Mommy Stomatitis Surgery May 2015



Mommy was rescued from a trailer park with 24 other cats. She had 2 kittens. Her babies developed stomatitis right from birth. There gums were inflamed already by a couple months old. When Mommy was spayed a yr and a half ago the vet saw a red spot in her throat . I have been so watchful of her since then. So far I thought she would be safe from this disease. But about in March2015 I noticed her starting to not come outside and play like she used to.

A week ago (April 6 2015) I noticed her symptoms, gagging and opening mouth with sideways gagging. She was pawing at her mouth as if something was stuck in her throat. I knew then she had it now. Her apt is scheduled for removal of all teeth soon. This is the only treatment with any hope of cure. Her daughters are still struggling post surgery. I'm hoping Mommy will find better results. Please help with this surgery. Only a dental surgeon should attempt removal of teeth and roots.

This disease is a auto immune disorder . The body becomes allergic they think to plaque . Ulcers develop in the mouth and also in throat at times. If it is in throat it is a lot harder to get rid of. It is a very painful condition. Researchers are not really sure why some cats get this and some not. They feel it could come from poor nutrition, Calici Virius. I feel these cats who lived under trailers and slept in insulation and also were fed terrible food, may be the reason why.

Trailer Colony Rescue Story

Mommy, Lorchen, and Gracie Story and More Pics

Proper surgery in Tucson for complete extraction is about $3500.

Donations are tax deductible we are a 501 c 3 charity.

And needed for Gracie and Lorchen both sisters. Age 1 year and 4 months. Both have severe stomatitis.Both have had there teeth removed but the inflammation persists in the throat. Very expensive medicine for the 2 sisters. They need it very bad. Otherwise steroids.

The Interferon Omega is about $450.00 a month ($250 / cat per month) This may be there only chance of a resolution to this painful disease

Lorchen and Gracie as Kittens after rescue with Mommy from a very bad situation. Lorchen who was 2 weeks old when I rescued her . Her mother Mommy and her sister Gracie. I had found Mommy and Gracie 2 days earlier. At 2 am Lorchen was found in the trailer park all alone at 2 weeks old. Both her and her sister have severe Stomatittis. Gracie has had her teeth removed a few months ago. She was the worst case the Dental surgeon had ever seen in 20 years in a kitten. Lorchen is also very bad. She had surgery Jan 22 2014. With out my saving these cats from the trailer park they would be either dead or wandering the streets in severe pain from this disease. The cost of this is $3,500.00. With out it she will be in severe pain and may eventually stop eating and die.

April 2015 This was Peanut learning how to yawn after his surgery for stomatitis (early 2014). The baby girls (Gracie Lorchen) are doing this now. Kitties with this disease cannot yawn as it causes pain. Peanut can yawn now and loves to do so. No more pain and no more ulcers in throat.Its a beautiful sight