Colin's Journey

A Story of Hope and Healing

Colin has encountered a challenge that no creature should face alone—a congenital heart condition known as patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).

In Memoriam: Colin's Journey

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Colin’s passing. Despite the best efforts of the skilled team at the University of Illinois Veterinary School of Medicine Cardiology Department, Colin’s heart was too badly damaged, and he passed away during surgery on May 22, 2024.

We are devastated by this loss. Colin brought joy and love to everyone who met him, and he will be deeply missed by our Rescue family and all who followed his journey.

We are profoundly grateful for the incredible support from our community. Thanks to your generosity, we raised $4,100 for Colin’s surgery. Your donations and kind words provided hope and comfort during this challenging time.

In honor of Colin’s memory, we will keep this message on our website for the next week. Colin’s spirit will always be a part of our Rescue family, reminding us of the importance of compassion and the impact of every act of kindness. With heartfelt gratitude

Hey Feline Friends!

Welcome, we invite you to join us in making a difference in the life of a special feline friend.

Colin, a sweet and affectionate cat, has been diagnosed with a serious congenital heart condition known as patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Without this surgery, Colin’s condition will end his life.

But there’s hope! Colin has been accepted for life-saving surgery at the prestigious University of Illinois Veterinary School of Medicine Cardiology Department.


Originally scheduled for March 7, 2024, Colin’s surgery has been rescheduled to May 11, 2024. This surgery offers Colin the chance to live a long and healthy life. There is a 95% survival rate for this surgery.

However, the cost of Colin’s surgery and recovery is significant. We, as a Rescue, are reaching out to our community for support.

Your donation, no matter the size, will make a real difference in Colin’s journey to recovery.

Thank you!

Your kindness and generosity in advance bring us one step closer. With your support, we can make a significant difference in Colin’s life and provide him with the opportunity to live his best life possible.


Every contribution, large or small, brings us closer to our goal. Your generosity will directly fund Colin’s surgery and post-operative care.

Spread the Word

Share Colin’s story with your friends, family, and social networks. Together, we can reach more people and increase support for Colin’s cause.

Stay Updated

Follow Colin’s progress on our social media channels and website. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way, from surgery to recovery.

Colin is more than just a cat; he’s a cherished member of our Rescue family. Despite his condition, Colin continues to bring joy to everyone he meets with his playful spirit and loving nature. Colin is currently in our Rescue and has not been adopted. With your help, we can give Colin the chance he deserves to live a full and happy life.

Your Support Matters

Every contribution brings us one step closer to securing Colin’s future. Together, we can make a profound difference and grant Colin the gift of life. We deeply appreciate your compassion and generosity.

Our Mission

We believe that every animal deserves the chance to live a happy and healthy life, regardless of their circumstances. Through advocacy, education, and financial support, we strive to ensure that pets like Colin receive the specialized care they need to thrive.