It s been a busy week. We are in the throes of kittens season and there are so many cats and kittens that need our help. We are doing our best to save as many as we can. We saved these 4 from the shelter and Timmy plus 5 ferals that are going to live on a ranch instead of being euthanized at the shelter. We got them out hours before they were going down!
Tiffani Hamilton the New hope coordinator called me this weeks and asked for help. They have so many cats and kittens that they were putting them in the spay/neuter room where they aren't even seen by the public. It has been a very busy week. We pulled 8, 4 month old kittens who went down to Meowz Rescue this weekend, a three week old bottle baby who sadly did not make it but at least we gave her a chance to live. We found a foster for Baby & Penelope and we raised money for little Jackie who needs surgery for her broken leg. A special thanks to all who donated, transported, and are fostering the kitties. It takes a village! All these kitties are available for adoption!
We helped find rescue and places for 20 cats that had been living in a mobile home with a woman who passed away. We had two weeks before these cats and one dog would be taken to the San Bernadino Animal shelter where they kill after 4 days. Together with a group of rescuers we raised money, found rescues, and provided vet care and places for these kitties and dog to go.
They are now all up for adoption. If you have any friends or family in San Diego please send them to Shelter Pet Partners who hold adoptions at Pet Smart and Petco in the San Diego Area. http://www.adoptapet.com/shelter81703-cats.html We have many kitties available for adoption there. Thank you Shelter Pet Partners!
A fellow rescuer sent us a plea from a woman who was feeding a beautiful rag doll who had showed up at her house in Coldwater Canyon. He was starving and had his leg stuck in his collar. It had been there so long it was rubbing a sore and cutting into his leg. It took Mary Jane two weeks before he would let her cut it off. He was smart and would stay up on her roof to avoid being eaten by coyotes.
Last Monday, we went and picked him up and took him to the vet He had worms, was not neutered, had a broken tooth, etc. Who knows what poor Beau has been through. The great news is, Beau already has a new home in Bel Air. He is feeling much better and will get all the love and care he needs now. Thanks to Mary Jane who cared enough to feed him an help him and thanks to my good friend Heather who has adopted beautiful Beau!
Long Beach Shelter Cats to Seattle.
On August 6 we transported 15 cats from the Long Beach shelter to a rescue up north that were taken from a rescuer. Last month we were able to save 21 more of the cats and kittens for a total of 36 cats and kittens that thankfully escaped euthanasia. When a large number of cats are brought into a shelter they will often kill most of them due to illness and space. Thanks to In Defense of Animals who donated to make this rescue/transport happen. Thanks to Randy Hill of the Rescue Riders who gave them a ride to their rescue destination This has been a two month project .
On August 2 I got a call asking for help to trap a momma and four kittens living under an apt building in West LA. Lisa Goldman a fellow trapper/rescuer rushed over and was able to get them all immediately. The following morning momma and babies went to the vet, Momma was spayed and babies given their first vaccine, flea and worm medicine and were delivered to a rescue in Covina where they will be adopted. Thank you to Ryan the young man who cared enough to help this family, and to reach out for help. Lisa Goldman who caught them all and a Pawsitive Approach the rescue who took the kittens and will find them homes. Momma was re-released as she is feral and Ryan will continue to take care of her.
Poor Sheba, Garfield, Angel and Twilight were all inside cats. Then the owners they didn't want them anymore and threw them out and they were left to fend for themselves, for food, against coyotes and all of the other dangers that cats face when they are thrown out! Abandoning your pets is against the law.
Sheba was attacked by another cat as was Garfield and as a result Sheba is now FELV and FIV positive and Garfield is FIV positive. We got together with a Pasadena rescue group who managed to trap them and Rhonda Graham from Animals in Need Rescue Network has generously donated the money all of their vet expenses and care. Sheba and Garfield are going to C.A.R.E., a sanctuary for pets in Little Rock, CA.
Twilight and Angel will be in foster care, but need a new home. They are friendly and eight years young. They have been through a lot, survived and now have a chance for a better life with people who will love and care for them forever. Contact us if you would like more information on any of these kitties!