Daunte is my 12 year old cat. I have raised her since she was 2 weeks old, which included bottle feeding and other special care needs for a kitten that small. Her mom had been killed in a farm accident and my friends and I all stepped up to make sure Daunte and her siblings had a fighting chance. Daunte was recently diagnosed with a Mast cell tumor which was located on the top of her head, right next to her ear. It had recently ruptured, and although it had healed it was likely to rupture again. Her surgery was considered urgent b/c of that and the fact that if it grew any larger, they would not have had enough skin to cover the wound once removed. I had reached out to FVEAP for help due to my financial hardships and the urgency of the care needed. With their help I was able to get Daunte in for surgery within the next month thankfully b/c the morning of her surgery the tumor had started to rupture again. Daunte is currently recovering from her surgery but it was very successful, there was enough skin still to make sure the wound was closed without any deformities and they were able to get enough skin around the tumor to make sure that it was all removed. Like I said, none of this could have been possible without the help of FVEAP and their generous donors!! Thank you!