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.
When Max was a tiny kitten, he was adopted from the local kill Animal Shelter by, what he hoped would be, his forever family. Sadly, they returned him back to the Shelter citing that "he bites and scratches".
Max was then labeled as a “biter” and as such, “not adoptable” unless released to a rescue organization. Unfortunately, this is a high kill shelter and owner surrenders, like Max, are the first to be euthanized.
Kitten play is instinctual; it helps them hone their hunting skills, is a positive way to release negative energy or aggression and strengthens the feline-human bond. At times kittens’ play can be erratic and sometimes rough, which is why they should be trained to play with age appropriate toys and not with human hands.
Thankfully, some employees at the animal shelter noticed that Max was calm and affectionate at the shelter which says a lot since it is very loud with barking dogs and the constant traffic of people and animals passing through. They asked New Beginnings Cat Rescue if we could take Max and we obliged happily. Our volunteer showed up to see Max rubbing up against his cage bars and purring – not at all the vicious kitten we expected.
Thank you for supporting our efforts in rescuing cats and kittens. We are happy to report Max is doing great. He is a very friendly, handsome boy. He is very affectionate and to date has not bitten or scratched anyone.
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