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01-08-2014, 06:15 AM #1
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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pet-Angel...9103083363 this is the cat rescue in our town..hubby and I rescued a kitty last winter and were able to get him residence with this group

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01-08-2014, 07:20 AM #2
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(01-08-2014, 06:15 AM)j browsing Wrote:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pet-Angel...9103083363 this is the cat rescue in our town..hubby and I rescued a kitty last winter and were able to get him residence with this group

We have a lot of good people in my area that are doing this too. Very little money given and unfortunately some take advantage of their niceness too. It's obvious that they're not doing it for the money...but they don't do it to go broke either. Please everybody...help these places out when and if you can. It's always appreciated and the smallest donations always help. It dosen't take much to get a kitty happy and excited to play. A little food, a safe place to rest, a little rub and they're raring to go. Look into their eyes long enough and soon you'll be in their power and servitude FOREVER.

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01-08-2014, 08:38 AM #3
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You are very blessed to have this kind of resource. I think you and hubby are good people for taking the time to do this for an animal that needs help.

I haven't had much luck placing cats with people or institutions. After seeing what happens to them when I give them to people I finely decided they get a better chance just being in the feral colony and me providing food and a place to hang out. Once a cat has spent a lot of time in a house it can't survive out side. People around here just through them out when they get tired of them. They don't last a week.

I have introduced hand raised kittens back into the wild but it takes a lot of work. You have to start them slow. Get the older cats to except them first. Then for several months you have to bring them in a night. Then they are on their own. Its very depressing when they die quickly. But a lot make it. I have what I call "a good cat life" if a kitten lives to play in the grass and climb a tree it had a "good cat life". So many kittens die shortly after birth. Out of all the kittens born last spring only one is still alive and made it in the colony.

When I find them injured or sick I bring them in. Sometimes I know they are not going to last long but I try anyway. I buy antibiotics from India over the net to use on them. A little antibiotic at the right time will save a kitten.

I have one right now that I don't have much hope for. He can't walk very well but he was a good eater so I put him in a cage and he got a lot better. Lately he has stopped eating and I have been feeding him by hand three times a day. I mix kitten formula with wet chicken and tuna cat food and add extra water. It hydrates them and keeps them going. Tonight he's doing a lot better. I think he's close to blind. I can see the cloudyness in his eyes.
I keep him in his cage at night and let him play with the other cats during the day. I have a Red Healer named Dime. Dime seems to know that he's fragile and lets him sleep up against him a lot.

All the other cats have a story. A reason they couldn't make it out side. They may live ten years or more inside, but the outside cats are lucky if they make it three years. Can you imagine all of your friends dieing and being replaced by new friends every three years.

Cats really don't have very good vision like people think. And they have a lot of eye problems. Our vision is really much better than theirs. We are very tall compared to them and we see a lot more in our field of vision. If I through a piece of food to a cat and it lands more than a few inches from in front of him he may never find it. Their sense of smell however is much much better than ours.

I have learned so much about them. Like if you are raising a kitten you need two kittens. They sometimes get depressed and die of a kind of cat loneliness. Sometimes there isn't another kitten available. I had one with this syndrome and fortunately a kitten showed up and I put it in with the depressed one. It instantly got better. I could go on forever.

When we do the smallest good thing we may never know how important our actions were for others. Bless you both for doing good stuff like this.

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01-10-2014, 06:10 PM #4
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"I have one right now that I don't have much hope for. He can't walk very well but he was a good eater so I put him in a cage and he got a lot better. Lately he has stopped eating and I have been feeding him by hand three times a day."

Little guy passed on last night. He had a good cat life. In his last days he played with the other cats, he napped on the couch, he gave more than he took. I hope to be as good as him.

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01-10-2014, 06:14 PM #5
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sorry wayne..I know you did all you could for him hug.gif

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01-10-2014, 07:33 PM #6
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Sorry to hear that Wayne hug.gif
01-10-2014, 10:33 PM #7
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Thanks. hug.gif



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