In a previous blog post, which you can find here, we discussed the dramatic situation of FIP (Feline Coronavirus) infected cats in Turkey. After that post, a couple of our clients based in Turkey contacted us to request help. Among the texts we received on Instagram, we read the story of Bahar.
Meet Bahar and Bihter
Bahar is a woman based in Kocaeli Izmit, Turkey. She is the pawrent of a stunning cat named Bihter. His gorgeous dark-blue fur and his piercing yellow eyes are enough to make one fall in love with him. In fact, these were the ‘tricks’ that Bihter used on Bahar when he was adopted.
How it all began?
Despite being a healthy-looking cat, Bihter was unfortunately diagnosed with FIP. When Bihter was around nine months old, he lost his usual appetite. He became weaker and weaker and so, Bahar decided to take Bihter to the veterinarian. There they noticed that Bihter had a high fever and so, they began testing him for multiple illnesses. In the end, the grim diagnosis came: wet FIP.
Bahar, like many other pawrents, could not afford the high cost of the treatment. One bottle of the medicine lasts only three days and costs 70 USD. Given the current situation in Turkey, the exchange rates exploded. Thus, Bahar’s salary could not cover the costs of Bihter’s treatment.
Help Bihter now!
Bahar is, however, determined to do anything for Bihter. She opened a support page on Instagram and hopes that she will gather enough donations to save Bihter. They have already started the treatment, but if they do not collect enough money to cover 84 days' worth of medicine, they will have to stop administering it halfway.