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Angel Fund Helped Porky Get An Extra Year of Life

Angel Fund Helped Porky Get An Extra Year of Life

In June of 2011, Porky – an affectionate but aging domestic long-haired cat – was not feeling well.  “He couldn’t eat – he wouldn’t eat.  And one of his eyes got infected and swelled up so he couldn’t open it. So I took him to the vet,” said Eleanor Jimenez, Porky’s best friend and long-time companion.

The cat had an abscessed tooth. Dr. Dirk Yelinek at Redondo Shores Veterinary Center treated Porky and prescribed medication that Mrs. Jimenez administered. 

“It cleared up a little bit and Porky started opening up his eye and eating a little bit – but not that much. When I took him for a checkup, Dr. Yelinek said it was still bad.  It was infected and he would have to operate.  He couldn’t guarantee that Porky would make it because he was an older cat. He said: ‘I’m going to leave it up to you. You think about it and if you want to have it done, you let me know.’ 

“I didn’t want my cat to die just like that without trying [to save him] and I told the doctor, yes, that I wanted him to perform that surgery.  It was awful hard for me.  So he did the surgery and he didn’t know if Porky was going to make it or not. And he almost died, my Porky. But he healed up and the doctor was very surprised. He did all he could for him and he made it!  He lost a lot of weight but he gained it back.”

Mrs. Jimenez, who has a Social Security pension, lives in a Torrance apartment with a roommate who shares the rent. She cannot work after a fall that fractured several vertebrae.  Contributions from Angel Fund and the Redondo Shores Center helped defray her costs for Porky’s surgery.  She has a small balance – more than $200 – “and I told them I would pay it, little by little, but that I would pay it.” 

Porky was O.K. for a good while after the surgery – more than a year. But in October, Porky died. He had been a companion and soul mate to Mrs. Jimenez since 1989 and she is grateful for the extra time they had together. 

She had Porky cremated.  “I’ve told my family already that when I die I want them to put him in the box with me,” she said. 

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