Funds needed for dental work

We urgently need your help!

Now that we are moving past this pandemic, and veterinarians are opening to more than just essential business, NAR has several cats that are in desperate need of dental care that we are catching up on. However, donations are still slow, and we cannot guarantee two of our big fundraisers this year to make up any deficit, due to pandemic restrictions.

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Viola was returned to us earlier this year, and required bloodwork and radiographs to clear her for surgery after a heartworm infection (yes, cats get heartworm, too!). After extensive testing, Viola is now negative. Once she has her dental, she can be adopted into her new forever home.

Indigo, Malibu and Mo need a cleaning and couple of extractions. Mo just had her dental as she was urgent, and the vet had an immediate opening. Malibu had full mouth extractions in May, and has recovered nicely, but paying for Mo and Malibu’s bill makes it harder to get supplies until more donations come in. Indigo is scheduled for a cleaning in the next few weeks.

Carmichael may need full mouth extractions — we won’t know until his appointment, but we need your donations so we are prepared to give the go-ahead when the day comes.

The pandemic has affected all of us — and it has affected more than just the humans susceptible to the virus. It has greatly impacted the care that pet lovers are able to provide their pets, and that we, as a nonprofit rescue, are able to provide to the foster animals in our care. Now that we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, won’t you help us help the cats put this pandemic, and the delay in pain relief that the dental procedures can provide, behind them?

If you wish to donate offline, please send checks or money orders to:
Northeast Animal Rescue
PO Box 52395
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Northeast Animal Rescue

About the Organization

Northeast Animal Rescue is a 501c3 nonprofit organization located in Northeast Philadelphia. Founded in 2000, we have helped more than 1,900 cats find new homes. We are dedicated to saving homeless, unwanted and abandoned cats. We depend solely on donations, which are tax deductible. Our goal is to place all cats in stable, loving homes where they will be cared for and never be abandoned, abused or neglected.

PO Box 52395
Philadelphia, PA 19115

EIN: 20-0027010




  • Update

    In July, we reached out for donations to help Indigo, Malibu, Mo and Viola. We’re happy to report they have all received their dental cleanings and/or extractions.

    Cats have 30 teeth and here are the findings from our fosters’ surgery:

    • Indigo had 13 teeth removed; 12 were already missing and he has five left due to tooth resorption.
    • Malibu had ALL 30 teeth removed to achieve long-term remission in her stomatitis, also known as gingivostomatitis.
    • Mo had 17 teeth removed; seven were already missing and she has six left, also due to tooth resorption.
    • Viola had 7 teeth removed; 23 were already missing because of her dental disease, and previous dental procedures. Prior to her most recent dental procedure, Viola had tested positive for feline heartworm disease, and she endured rounds of blood tests and radiographs to determine that yes, she would be able to undergo anesthesia safely.

    It’s important to note that cats hide their pain very well, and annual care is imperative in keeping your pet happy and healthy. Had our fosters not gone to their yearly appointments, their pain may have gone unnoticed.

    Diseases of the teeth and gums are common in cats. Studies report that between 50 and 90% of cats older than four years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, but fortunately the most common forms of these diseases are largely preventable or treatable with appropriate preventive dental care and monitoring.

    The three most common dental diseases in cats are gingivitis, periodontitis, and tooth resorption, and the severity of each of these conditions can vary significantly. Dental disease in cats can cause serious pain and discomfort, which can impact a cat’s quality of life. In many cases, dental disease causes a cat to stop eating, which leads to a variety of health problems. Learn more from the Cornell Feline Health Center.

    We are grateful to all of you who donated and helped us get our fosters in for their much-needed dental procedures. They are now living happier and healthier in our care until they find their forever families.


    Northeast Animal Rescue

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