14 Comments

  1. Mary Hill
    April 23, 2014 @ 1:25 am

    If you have not read this story about Tonga you really should :o)

  2. Sala Yail Bloor
    September 16, 2012 @ 3:45 am

    Comment after you've cancer. And you reincarnate ad a serval. Might take a while but I'll be here.

  3. Dory Hammersley
    September 1, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    I had a cat with white ears who had the same problem, and we had to get both ears removed. Once they healed up, Smudge wasn't slowed down at all, and he lived another 6 years! I hope Tonga has a similar story.l.

  4. Karen Wayment
    August 18, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    What I want to say here I say very respectfully. It does appear that you have made the decision to proceed with the surgery; however, I feel this is the wrong decision for this little cat. He has lived a long life and is now elderly. You are talking about a major surgical procedure that will be traumatic for him to undergo and painful during recovery. You have no way of explaining to him why this is necessary and may have to restrain him during the recovery process to prevent him from injuring the recovering tissue which will also be traumatic. I have a 19 year old cat who has had a long and good life. I love and care for this cat just like all of you care for Tonga. If this were my cat, I would vote no for the surgery and choose euthanasia. I value and respect life but also believe strongly that we should all be able to decide when enough is enough. I will be making a contribution to pay for medical procedures already done on Tonga's behalf but would hope you might re-think your decision.

    • LaWanna Mitchell
      August 18, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

      Karen, it is always a dicision they agonize over. Thank you for caring so much about the cats. I'm sure they take everything into consideration before making a dicision. I wasn't there for the discussion so I can't fill you in on what the deciding factors were. If you need me too, I'd be happy to ask some questions.

  5. Donna Grant
    August 18, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    I use to have a white cat & she had the same problem, had to have her ears cut off, she lived to a ripe old age.

  6. Emma Heath
    August 18, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    I wish I could help him! I hope you guys get that charity donation from Razoo, maybe that would help a little bit! Bless him and you all, prayers for him to get well and live out his days in peace. <3

    • LaWanna Mitchell
      August 21, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

      Thank you for your kind comment. Here is a link you might find something on there to get involved in. http://bigcatrescue.org/get-involved if you follow some of the links on that page you may find ways to be involved for the cats even if you are far away. Thanks, again, for caring about the cats.

  7. Audrey Yow
    August 18, 2012 @ 1:24 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with Tonga. I hope all goes well. Please keep us posted.

  8. Sunny Messmer
    August 17, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

    I wish I was rich so I could donate; I love ALL the cats at Big Cat and all over the world. I'm praying for Tonga..hang in there!

    • LaWanna Mitchell
      August 18, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

      Sunny Messmer, THANK YOU for caring about the cats. You comment is appreciated. Here is a link to a page; if you scroll down the page you will find various ways you can help that can be done free. http://bigcatrescue.org/get-involved

  9. Laura Rocha
    August 17, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    I always vote for life! And I am sorry I can't help with donations.

    • LaWanna Mitchell
      August 18, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

      Laure Rocha, THANK YOU for caring about the cats. You comment is appreciated. Here is a link to a page; if you scroll down the page you will find various ways you can help that can be done free. http://bigcatrescue.org/get-involved

  10. Melissa Olson
    August 17, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

    I will keep Tonga in my thoughts and prayers. You really cannot appreciate a beautiful Serval without seeing one up close and Tonga is amazing to see. I wish him a speedy recovery.

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