Tux was adopted from EASEL with another kitten, Abe. Over the next couple of months, his family noticed that he didn’t seem to grow much compared to Abe. Then one day, he started drooling and collapsed. Tux was rushed to the emergency room, where testing revealed that he had a portosystemic liver shunt. This life-threatening birth defect needed to be repaired to stop the toxic build up in his blood, but the surgery cost was over $4000. The Angela States Guardian Fund provided funds to help cover the bill. Tux is now back home and on the mend. He is expected to fully recover and enjoy his home with Abe.