Rescue cats from being euthanized at local shelter

 
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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.

Tess at animal shelter prior to being rescued
Tess at animal shelter prior to being rescued

Some cats are rescued more than once in their life. So it is for one special cat named Contessa or Tess for short. In January of 2008, NBCR rescued Tess from the animal shelter when she was just a baby and was adopted her first weekend up at adoptions. In November, Tess was returned to us because her adopters thought she was unhappy in their home with the addition of a new puppy.

Due to the stress of being returned, Tess became even more depressed and stopped eating. She developed a condition called Fatty Liver Disease, which can be brought on by “stress induced lack of eating.” This can be, and sometimes is, a fatal disease even when treated.

A feeding tube was surgically placed into Tess' esophagus and her foster was given the task of syringe-feeding her through the tube every two hours. Within a week she showed great improvement. The foster is happy to report that Tess continues to do well and has begun eating on her own.

Tess currently has a pending adoption application.  Her new Mom is anxious for her to be cleared by the vet so that she can bring her home. 

Thank you for supporting New Beginnings Cat Rescue in their efforts to rescue cats.

 

Tess post surgery w/ Feeding Tube
Tess post surgery w/ Feeding Tube
Tess not feeling too hot
Tess not feeling too hot
Tess hates her cone but feels better
Tess hates her cone but feels better
Tess January 2013 prior to becoming ill
Tess January 2013 prior to becoming ill

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Link looking much improved
Link looking much improved

Though we are grateful for all the other cat rescue organizations that save adoptable cats from being euthanized, the cats that have minor injuries or illnesses are often passed by. They are considered unadoptable. Not so with New Beginnings Cat Rescue. When the local animal shelter determines the condition of a cat is medically treatable, they know they can call upon NBCR.

So it was with this handsome yellow tabby named Link. Link was dropped off at the animal shelter with injuries that appeared to be from an attack by a larger animal. He just needed medical treatment and time to heal in a safe environment. As you can see in the photos, he has made remarkable improvement and is now considered Adoptable.

Thank you for your donations. Because you give to New Beginnings Cat Rescue, these last chance kitties can live a long happy life.

 

Adoptable
Adoptable
Playful
Playful
Active Kitty
Active Kitty
Link - happy to be alive
Link - happy to be alive
Loving Life
Loving Life
Hayworth
Hayworth

When Hayworth aka Stumpy and his sister Sutton aka Siamesy were rescued, little Hayworth was about a third of the size of Sutton. His coat was dry, his fur was thin and he was missing the better part of his front left paw. 

Sutton was very protective of her injured brother and wouldn’t let anyone get close to him. After a good Samaritan captured Hayworth, Sutton allowed herself to be captured too. She wanted to be with her brother no matter what situation he was in.

While we aren’t sure what happened to Hayworth’s leg, it has healed nicely and doesn’t seem to bother him. He runs and plays and jumps just like any other kitten would do and it doesn’t slow him down when he wants to playfully attack his sister.

Both Kittens are doing well. Hayworth’s coat is soft and thick and he is now almost as big as his sister. These two kittens are so sweet and gentle and so happy to be alive and safe. Just last weekend, they were adopted together and are doing very well in their new home. Thank you for donating to New Beginnings Cat Rescue. Because you give, more cats can be rescued so they, like Hayworth and Sutton, will not have to suffer from hunger or live out in the cold this winter.  

Hayworth aka Stumpy
Hayworth aka Stumpy
Sutton (protector)
Sutton (protector)
Sutton aka Siamesy
Sutton aka Siamesy

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Brady Bunch
Brady Bunch

The day the plea for help came from our local animal shelter about a mother cat and babies, a volunteer went right over to the animal shelter as, in every rescue time is of the essence. One look at the little family and they were named “The Brady Bunch”. There was Carol, the mother with Greg, Marsha, Peter, Jan and Cindy. 

What began as a routine rescue to save this Mom and her newborn kittens from being euthanized led to one of the kitten's fight for survival.

 The momma cat, Carol, was so very thin and malnourished which prevented her from producing enough milk to feed all of the Brady kittens. The very determined foster parent stepped up to supplement their nutrition by bottle feeding all five kittens. All of the kittens became stronger and healthier, except for Jan, who grew weaker with no interest in food. The foster parent never gave up hope, taking Jan to the Emergency Room and veterinarian’s office multiple times to ensure she was doing everything she could to help Jan. Finally, after 4 days, little Jan began to improve.

 As you can see in the video, Jan is one happy, healthy little girl. She already has her new family wrapped around her little paw. In fact, not only has Jan been adopted, her mom and siblings have all found a home too; except for Greg, but he will find his forever family very soon.

 Because of your donations to New Beginnings Cat Rescue, we can continue to rescue kittens like Jan, who just need a compassionate foster parent, rescue friendly veterinarians, time to heal and your financial contribution. Thank you for your support.

Cindy, Jan, Marsha and Greg (Peter was adopted)
Cindy, Jan, Marsha and Greg (Peter was adopted)
Little Jan
Little Jan

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Angela Corley

Richardson, TX United States

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