Purrincess Leia's Fund

Purrincess Leia's Fund

Like her human namesake, Purrincess Leia is fearless and brave, with a determination to keep fighting.

This five-month-old kitten was collected by our Animal Ambulance from a local vet after being taken in as a stray, likely hit by a car (judging by the nature of her injuries).

Examinations by our vet team confirmed a broken pelvis and right back leg, as well a bad case of cat flu. They also found evidence of neurological complications, likely stemming from the pelvis damage, which have resulted in a floppy tail.

Our vet team wasted no time in splinting the broken leg, for stabilisation and pain relief, and prescribing medications to ease the inflammation.

In the last couple of days, she has developed a fever and is showing signs of dehydration – likely related to the cat flu, but there are concerns it may have progressed to pneumonia.

The priority now is treating her most urgent symptoms – she has been on a drip, antibiotics and pain relief; then once she is stable enough, the broken leg will need to be amputated.  

Although her prognosis may be uncertain, this brave little girl has a strong spirit and we are committed to giving her a fighting chance.

Purrincess Leia’s medical costs are estimated at around $2,500, but are expected to climb if additional complications continue to arise.

As a community-funded charity, we need your help to get this courageous kitten back on her feet. All of our veterinary care is 100% funded through community donations – including unexpected emergencies like this.

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With your help, we are hopeful she will be able to beat the fever, and be ready to take the next steps towards a full recovery.

As a young cat, we are confident she would bounce back following the amputation, and adapt well to life on three legs. She is already showing amazing resilience in her determination to get around with a large splint on her leg (see video below).

Will you help give Purrincess Leia a new hope for a future free from fear and suffering?

Please donate to her emergency fund to help cover the costs of her vital care and surgery, giving her the best chance possible at a triumphant comeback.

Despite the pain she’s endured, Leia is a sweet, trusting girl, and she has won the hearts of the whole vet team. It didn’t take too much convincing for RSPCA Head Vet, Brad, to end up taking her home into foster.

This brave kitten has been through a traumatic and painful ordeal that no animal deserves. Your support will allow us to provide her with crucial treatment in preparation for a happy life in a loving new forever home. Thank you for being the hero she needs.

May the force be with you, little one ❤

*The goal for Purrincess Leia’s fundraiser includes the cost of xrays, splinting, leg amputation surgery, pain relief, antibiotics, post-operative care and rehabilitation. If her medical and care costs are less than is raised in her name, additional funds will provide care for other animals in need.

$2,500

raised of $2,500 goal

Campaign progress

  • Goal: $2,500
  • Achieved: 100.0%
  • Days left: 0
  • No. donors: 50
  • Av. amount: $50

Thank you for your donation!

Your kindness will make a huge difference to the safety and wellbeing of animals in South Australia.


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