The community helped Kitty Bungalow raise $5,000 in just a few days
Gunnison the kitten is starting 2016 with a new lease on life.
The affectionate grey-and-white feline was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer two days before Christmas, Shawn Simons, Headmistress at Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, told PEOPLE.
Gunnison was born at Kitty Bungalow after the feral cat rescue saved his pregnant mother from the streets of Los Angeles, California. The mom, who gave birth the night she was rescued, was named Mississippi and each of her six babies were named after a city in the southern state.