Kitten Needs Lifesaving Surgery!

Adorable Tux doesn’t know that she was born with a critical bone deformity—but she needs your help so she can grow up to be a healthy adult cat!

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$4,180 towards $4,000

Adorable Tux doesn’t know that she was born with a critical bone deformity—but she needs your help so she can grow up to be a healthy adult cat!

Little Tux romps and plays, and cuddles and purrs, just like a normal kitten. And to look at her, no one would immediately realize that she was born with a critical bone deformity, called pectus excavatum. But once you pick her up, it's easy to feel that something is really wrong with her little body. Pectus excavatum is a genetic defect of the sternum which causes a concave chest, putting life-threatening pressure on the heart and lungs as Tux grows.

When ASAP's vet discovered the deformity, we quickly reached out to the vets at AVS to see if they had experience and could possibly help little Tux. The good news is that Tux's condition IS fixable and she has an excellent chance for a full recovery with a complex surgery—but the challenging news is that ASAP needs to raise almost $4,000 for the procedure!! Tux's only option to be able to grow up to adulthood is this surgery—and we need YOUR help!!

ASAP needs to raise $4,000 so that Tux can undergo surgery to correct this deformity. This complex procedure involves suturing a specially built splint along the front of the chest to reshape the breast bone and rib cage. Tux will wear this tiny kitten-sized split for approximately 2-3 weeks—and will recovery in foster care with the Miller family, who have been taking care of her for the past month.

Veteran fosters for over 11 years with ASAP, Tracey, Brad and Jeremy Miller have a special place in their heart for this unstoppable kitten:

"Little Tux is one of those truly special ones that has touched the core of our beings! Her utterly sweet yet fearless spirit speaks to us. She is independent yet loves to play and cuddle, and is also content to watch our other cats if they wish to play without her or steal her toy. She has a habit of looking at us as if she's trying to work out what it is we want from her whenever we walk in on her or look at her. She goes through each room with her tail held high, and we just know in our hearts that she's confident about the warm reception she'll receive from anybody she approaches. We hope you will join us in raising the funding necessary to finance the surgery that Tux kitten needs in order to live to adulthood and we, her caretaker's during this time, thank you from our hearts for your kind giving that will allow her to continue this life that she obviously enjoys so much!"