New Beginnings Cat Rescue receives emails daily from the local animal shelters notifying us about specific cats whose time is running out. They must be tagged by a rescue organization or, sad to say, they will be put down.
In one particular rescue this spring, there were 2 kittens with their mother, as well as 3 orphaned kittens, whose time had run out. The 6 cats were tagged by NBCR and, with foster families ready, a volunteer heads over to the shelter to rescue the momma cat and all 5 kittens.
The challenging part of any rescue is balancing the number of cats rescued with the number of foster families or available space in our adoption center. So it was, when the volunteer started gathering up the cats, she noticed there was 1 little kitten, all alone and not tagged by any rescue. His owner surrendered him to the shelter that same day. He was in the isolation area, in a cage, all by himself, trembling in the corner, very scared. The volunteer put him in the carrier with the other 3 kittens. There wasn't a hiss or a growl. I guess they knew he was in the same boat.
When asked if she got all the cats that were tagged, her answer was “all 6 plus 1”.
Thank you for donating to New Beginnings Cat Rescue. With your financial help, there just has to be room to rescue 1 more homeless kitten.
Andy is a 1 ½ year old male Ragdoll that showed up out of the blue at a Good Samaritan's house. It was quickly noticed that Andy had a very severe limp in his rear leg. After being x-rayed we learned Andy had a broken pelvis and a dislocated hip, OUCH! Our best guess is that he was hit by a car. Despite being very painful, this handsome boy never growled or hissed at being handled. He underwent a femoral head ostectomy (FHO), a surgical procedure that separates the femur from the head and neck. FHO surgery is performed to alleviate pain. It is a salvage procedure, reserved for conditions where pain cannot be alleviated any other way. It is often performed in cases of trauma where the head of the femur is badly broken or severed. Andy had his surgery in mid-March and is well on his way to recovery. Although he will require several more weeks of limited mobility, we believe Andy will be making a full recovery and will soon be jumping up to sit in some lucky owner's lap. For now, he settles for letting you sit down on the floor and crawling into your lap, or leaning up against you. He is a remarkable boy that is thankful to have only used up one of his 9 lives.
It is for cats like Andy, who benefit from your donations to New Beginnings Cat Rescue.
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Recently a local donor contacted us in hopes that we could be of assistance with a rescue project of her own. While we receive multiple requests for help each day, very few people are willing to do anymore beyond the initial call for help. As an all volunteer non-profit, we have limited manpower, space, funds and time and have to be very selective with our resources. People who are willing to help us help them result in a greater impact in reducing the pet overpopulation crisis. Below is an excerpt from the donor: “These adorable kittens were born at a hotel in Dallas. I encountered them while checking one of my feral feeding stations. One look at me and they ran like the wind straight into the gutter. The next day I took traps to the hotel and caught Olivia and Oliver while mama cat was away. Mama cat soon returned and took baby Owen away and into the gutter. It took two more weeks (I tried almost daily) to catch Owen. The pursuit of their beautiful mother continues. It is my belief that she is not feral and will also get the chance to find her forever home soon. Thanks to NBCR these precious kittens are on their way to a wonderful life. ”
In early August, 8 sweet little kittens came to us in a laundry hamper. They were left in a house by a tenant who had recently moved. When the landlord found them, she gathered them up and headed to the local kill shelter. Wanting to save them, she decided to stop by our adoption center to see if NBCR could, by chance, take them.
Seeing these kittens, unwanted, being pulled along in a red pop-up laundry hamper, knowing they faced being taken to a local kill shelter, we agreed to accept them under the condition the mother cat be found and fixed. Come to find out there were actually two mother cats and both have been spayed by our veterinarian.
After lining up our dedicated volunteers, by the end of that day, these precious little kittens were being loved and cared for by a volunteer of New Beginnings Cat Rescue. Since that time, 5 kittens have been adopted.
New Beginnings Cat Rescue sends a big thank you to all our financial supporters. Because of you, we are able to continue to rescue cats and kittens.
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