I designed this pin in memory of my beloved cat Valentine who passed away in December of 2018 from feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). FIP is a viral disease that occurs worldwide in domestic and wild cats and is nearly 100% fatal. Once a cat with FIP develops symptoms, the disease typically progresses very quickly, and sadly, there is currently no treatment or cure for FIP.
However, there is significant research being done in veterinary medicine, and I have great hope that someday there will be a cure for this tragic illness. And that is why I will be donating 100% of the profits from this pin to the Bria Fund. The Bria Fund is a special fund created by the Winn Feline Foundation that supports FIP research. I am so grateful for the work they do and am happy to support their cause. You can read more about the Bria Fund at their website.
- One hard enamel pin made from my original illustration
- Measures about 1.5 inches wide (38mm)
- Shiny gold metal finish
- Two rubber pin backs
- "Hestia's Nest" stamped on back
- Comes mounted on a special backing card
- Grey, black and white cat versions are also available in separate listings
Please note that enamel pins are handmade items and may contain small imperfections. Only those pins graded as Collector pins are guaranteed to be free of any imperfections. You can find more details about my pin grading system here.
Colors may vary slightly from screen to screen.