Please help this little rattie girl! Even a dollar donation, a journal entry of your own to spread the word, or an offer of donating art or supplies would be helpful. If you are interested in the chairty commissions from me (as well as art from other artists and writers), the information is just past the section on Ati.
About Little Ati
Reposted from the #Rattus-norvegicus blog, by *rileymai
*MoonsongWolf runs Whisker City (website link: [link] ), a small, non-profit rescue here in Colorado just for rats and right now, we have a little one who needs some serious help.
Atropos, or Ati as shes been lovingly called at the rescue, was surrendered to them with what is either a terrible injury or birth defect. It appears the bottom half of her hind leg has been either chopped off or she was born with the deformity, but now it has become a life-threatening matter. Her previous owner had let the leg get infected, as Ati was still attempting to use it to get around, and unless we can get the rest of the leg amputated it's very possible she'll have to be euthanized.
The rescue is small, pretty much run out-of-pocket, and the last fosters they've taken in have completely drained our vet funds. They're looking for anyone who is able to help out little Ati get her surgery - any amount is helpful!
She has her appointment for Tuesday morning (May 31st) to access her leg and possibly perform the surgery that day. She'll be going to VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital here in Denver, CO. As this is a rescue, they can hopefully work out a smaller bill with VCA but we're they are looking at a hefty cost to save this little one's life. If you're able to help out, please feel free to note *MoonsongWolf via deviantArt (username rileymai), email them at email@example.com, "devMoonsongwolf: 's personal email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can contact VCA Alameda East and donate to Ati at Whisker City.
To show you what Ati's injury is, below are links to photos - warning, they're a little graphic.
Special Features and Commissions
There are several artists that are already contributing art and written work to those who donate, including ~drekinn, :devdynnerbear:, and ~icelandia. You can see the full list of artists who have volunteered their services, along with more information on Ati here: [link]
Donations may be paid directly to either email@example.com or by using the donation button on the Whisker City website: [link]
How to Donate
If you wish to donate, please do so by sending a paypal donation directly to either firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the donation button on the Whisker City website: [link] PLEASE note *MoonsongWolf first if you wish to donate for a commission, to ensure that you get a commission spot! Also note them before or afterward if you wish to donate for a journal feature, so that they know to include you.
Although *MoonsongWolf asks that you donate directly to the rat rescue, please include your DA name and also what the donation is for (Moonsongwolf commission or feature) in the special instructions block of your payment. That way, they will be able to verify with *rileymai that you indeed made the donation. They are also able to accept other forms of payment, such as money orders. Please contact either *rileymai or ~SpiritFingers for details.
Don't forget, there are other artists offering art and writing, too, so you will probably be able to get something from them if you donate, too! Here is the link to the artists who are currently signed up: [link]
And, once again, please spread the word or consider donating art/writing even if you have no money to donate. Help little Ati get better!
If you have questions about commissions or features, please contact *MoonsongWolf here via note. If you have questions about Whisker City Rat Rescue or Little Ati, please contact ~SpiritFingers or *rileymai