Stanley was an 18-year old cat and needed a kidney transplant so Stanley’s owner, Betsy Boyd, decided to pay $19,000 so Stanley could get a kidney transplant. While this kidney transplant managed to give Stanley another year of life, at age 19, complications set in so a vet put him to sleep.

Despite the cost, Betsy is glad she spent the money to give Stanley a good life in his last year. “Stanley was the most important friend I’ve ever lost, and he’s a family member. I really love him on the level that I love my parents, husband, my children,” Boyd said.

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