Elizabeth has been the ambassador of the Feline Health Center for many years now, and she always has her paw on the pulse of what is needed to help other, less fortunate cats live better, healthier lives. She has helped us compile her most recent Wish List items, which she would like to share with her friends and loyal supporters. If you are able to lend a helping paw, Elizabeth and her feline friends appreciate all gifts, great or small.
If you would like to purchase one of these items please contact our Alumni Affairs and Development Office:
or make a donation on our Giving page, letting us know which item you would like to purchase.
Thank you on behalf of cats everywhere!
Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA)
MY WEIGH ULTRA SCALE MBSC-55 - $110
This highly accurate scale will allow the Oncology service to obtain accurate weights of their feline patients in the Oncology ward without having to bring them to a scale in a more active section of the hospital, thereby significantly reducing stress to these patients.
BONE HOLDING FORCEPS - $382 each
Two of these feline sized bone holding forceps would greatly improve OSS’s ability to safely reconstruct feline patients’ fractured bones.
ELECTROACUPUNTURE UNIT - $655
Electroacupuncture, which involves the placement of very small needles to deliver small electrical currents to strategic points on the body, has shown promise as an alternative means of improving patient comfort in humans. This tool has the potential to significantly improve the well-being of cats that have have conditions that prevent administration of drugs to provide relief.
DOPPLER - $737
A feline’s blood pressure can be quite difficult to assess with a normal blood pressure machine. A Doppler is the most accurate way to get a blood pressure on a cat and this is a piece of equipment we have never had but always have a need for. Additional probes are $143.
HAND HELD OTOSCOPE AND OPHTALMOSCOPE - $1,320
These instruments will allow the Oncology Service to examine the ears and eyes of nervous feline patients while they are resting comfortably in the security of their cages rather than having to bring them out into an exam room, which may increase the stress of examination.
CARDELL 9402 PORTABLE DIAGNOSTIC MONITOR - $2,750
This instrument will allow the Oncology service to carefully monitor the vital signs (heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen concentration) of their feline patients during procedure requiring sedation or anesthesia.
HAND HELD X-RAY SYSTEM - $7,011
Dental problems are common in non-domestic cats in zoos, and this hand-held X-ray unit will allow the Dentistry and Oral Surgery unit at CUHA to diagnose and treat dental disease in captive wild cats.
iM3 PHOSPHOR PLATE DENTAL RADIOGRAPHIC SYSTEM - $8,800
This system will allow our Dentistry and Oral Surgery section to obtain the high-resolution dental radiographs (x-rays) necessary to provide the highest level of care for their feline dental patients.
1.5 MM LOCKING PLATE SET - $10,286
2.0 MM LOCKING PLATE SET - $2,750
CUHA’s Orthopedic Surgery Services (OSS) is seeking a 1.5 mm and a 2.0 mm locking plate set for repair of fractured bones in cats.
TITANIUM 1.3 AND 1.5 MM PLATING SYSTEM - $12, 112
The Dentistry and Oral Surgery unit at CUHA is in need of a titanium 1.3 and 1.5 mm plating system to allow the unit to provide state-of-the-art surgical services to cats in need of maxillofacial (jaw and/or face) trauma repair.
ACUPUNCTURE TRAINING - $16,500
Acupuncture training for neurology faculty at an accredited institution.
AVEA CAREFUSION MECHANICAL VENTILATOR- $35,000
Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) requires an AVEA CareFusion ventilator to accurately provide small breath sizes to cats in severe respiratory distress.
SENTINELLE BREAST COIL - $125,400
This non-invasive, three dimensional, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment would enhance OSS’s ability to diagnose joint disease in cats.
Community Practice Service and Shelter Outreach Services (SOS)
The Community Practice Service at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is collaborating with Shelter Outreach Services (SOS), a non-profit organization that conducts a high quality, high volume spay neuter program that serves thousands of cats every year. The following items and can be shared by both programs.
TRAP DIVIDER - $24
Allows staff to safely separate cats if there are more than one in a trap, or to help encourage a feral cat to leave the trap and enter the squeeze cage.
CLAM CAPTURE TRAP - $149
A safe and useful tool to re-capture a feral cat that has managed to escape its trap or squeeze cage.
PULSE OXIMETER VETERINARY SENSOR - $241
This veterinary-specific sensor is needed to work with the Pulse Oximeter listed below.
BABY SCALE - $286
All cats are weighed once they are in squeeze cages to enable accurate dosing of medications.
SQUEEZE CAGE - $356 each
SOS and the Farm Cat Project are requesting two squeeze cages to humanely capture cats for care.
HOT WATER PUMP - $439
This pump would allow SOS and The Farm Cat Project to improve patient care and comfort by maintaining normal body temperature during surgical procedures.
PULSE OXIMETER - $523
By monitoring the heart rate and oxygen saturation of their patients with a pulse oximeter, veterinarians can evaluate whether cats undergoing procedures are in an adequate plane of anesthesia, have adequate pain management, and if they are stable under anesthesia.
FARVets is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting grassroots organizations both domestically and abroad in their missions to promote animal welfare through sterilization, wellness, and education. The following items are needed to support their programs, and they are listed in order of priority.
PORTABLE ANESTHESIA MACHINE - $2,400
Used to anesthetize cats in sterilization clinics.
PORTABLE PULSE OXIMETER - $240 each
Three oximeters are being requested for use in monitoring cats during anesthesia and surgery.
PORTABLE SYRINGE PUMP - $1,366
Used to administer intravenous medications.
SEDATIVE, ANALGESIC (PAIN CONTROL), AND ANESTHETIC MEDICATIONS - $1,000
This would cover enough medications for dozens to hundreds of cats, depending on individual doses.
SET OF SURGERY INSTRUMENTS - $232
SUTURES FOR SPAY CLINICS - $267 for pack of 36
Each surgery takes one – three packs of suture.