Brody was born in a dryer. The people who had him didn't hear the meowing until it was too late and he was the only one that survived. As a result of this, he has a short tail, gimpy ear, and fused together paw pads. In spite of his rough start in life, Brody has been the absolute sweetest cat. He was then given to my parent's neighbours as a cute kitten. A few months later they left him behind, abandoning him when they moved to a new place that didn't allow pets. He found me on my parent's driveway one night and we've been inseperable ever since.
In March 2020 he was diagnosed with diabetes. He has been in and out of the vet every two weeks since as we try to regulate his diabetes and increase his insulin dosage. After 8 months of increasing his insulin with no response, it was recommended to do a genetic blood test. He came back positive for Acromegaly. This is a tumor on his pituitary gland causing an excess of growth hormone. He needs surgery to remove it, or he will 100% soon die of heart failure. He is only 6 years old and the surgery has a 90% success rate, with a 70% chance he won't even have diabetes after and can return to a normal life. This surgery could potentially give him another 10+ years with us. This surgery is rare and is performed in the states by specialists at Washington State University. It is not done anywhere in Canada. A family member is willing to fly there with him to seek treatment since I cannot miss work. He needs this surgery ASAP as he is at risk of dying of heart failure without it. Please vote for him so the money can be put towards his surgery!