We are truly touched that we have reached our project funding goal so quickly and cannot thank you enough for your generous support. Since there is always more rescue work to do, we have decided to keep this project going and, with your support, continue rescuing cats from our local animal shelter. Most of our rescued cats are adopted fairly quickly through our online adoption sites and Petsmart adoption center. Sometimes, though, it takes a little longer to find just the right family. Take, for example, a sweet cat named Daisy who was left in an overnight drop box at a city shelter in August of 2010. Mistaken for being a feral cat due to her notched ear, an animal control officer used a catch pole to try and handle her. Unfortunately Daisy sustained a broken jaw and an injured foot. A rescue capable of handling Daisy's special situation was needed to take Daisy into a foster home, provide medical treatment and ultimately find her a home of her very own. Although a few rescue organizations worked together to make her rescue possible, NBCR is her temporary home. Daisy has been with us for over a year now waiting for her new family. Her foster family reports that Daisy is very sweet, likes to play and talk to you when she is hungry. Although she is fully recovered, her sweet crooked smile will always be a reminder of the ordeal she endured. Understandably Daisy is shy and timid when she first meets strangers but she warms up quickly and enjoys having a feline companion to keep her company. To read more about Daisy, please visit her adoption page at http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/19175583. Thank you for helping us save the Daisy's of the world and please share with your friends and family that may be able to provide Daisy that home she has so patiently been waiting for.
We can all imagine being homeless and how awful that would be. Whether a homeless human or a homeless cat, it is heartbreaking. Sometimes, it is both human and cat, homeless, living together and trying to survive. Thus began our Christmas Cat Rescue when, last week, the local animal shelter called NBCR about seven female cats that had survived a motor vehicle accident involving the Van they were riding in. There were numerous cats living in the Van with the homeless woman. A few of the cats were killed in the accident and many more had to be euthanized due to upper respiratory infections, most of them were kittens. One of the rescued cats will be held by the animal shelter for the woman until she recovers from her injuries. Of the seven cats that survived, one was pregnant and has since delivered her four babies. In keeping with the spirit of the season, the momma cat has been named Vixen. All the cats are safe and sound living with their foster families. Thank you for caring about homeless cats and donating to New Beginnings Cat Rescue. Your donations make this Christmas Rescue possible. Merry Catmas!
While New Beginnings Cat Rescue has cats and kittens in all the usual colors of fur ready for adoption, the number of cats with black fur has increased, for the simple reason that black cats are the least adoptable of all their beautiful colors and patterns, regardless of personality. Sadly black beauties are often overlooked because people think they are scary, unlucky or just plain boring. Below is the background on some of our overlooked black beauties.
We have 2 adorable six month old brothers named Jeepers and Creepers. They were pulled from a local kill shelter, along with 5 others who have already been adopted. Notably, the 5 others that have been adopted are not black. Jeepers and Creepers are very sweet and playful, and black.
Another kitty named Spencer, is a big boy weighing about 15 lbs. He had been surrendered to a local kill shelter and rescued by NBCR. Spencer is reserved and may need to be adopted by a family who is also reserved and can appreciate this characteristic. Unfortunately Spencer has 2 strikes against him – he is shy and black.
Cleo, a beautiful girl, was rescued from a local kill shelter with her kittens. All of her babies have been adopted but Cleo is still waiting for her forever family. She would make a wonderful companion for a family in which she is the only cat. Although Cleo loves people and is extremely playful, she has 2 strikes against her – she does not like other cats and she is black.
Zaid and Nuri are brothers, they were adopted last year but returned 5 months ago as their family moved without them. These 2 boys have bonded so deeply, that they will be happiest if adopted together. Very sweet and playful. It is doubly difficult to adopt 2 black cats together.
Summer was rescued from a local kill shelter with her 3 kittens and, although her babies have all been adopted, Summer is still waiting for her forever home. She is reserved and sweet and will make an excellent companion. Unfortunately Summer has 2 strikes against her – she is shy and black.
Smoke is a 3 year old precious cat who was brought to a local veterinarian to be euthanized, simply because he was no longer wanted. Thankfully, the clinic called NBCR. Smoke does have a unique characteristic - he loves running water, so much so that he puts his head under the faucet. So cute.
Delilah, another beautiful cat, had been adopted 4 years ago and returned to us last year. Her owner said she had litter box issues and didn’t get along with her housemates. After being seen by our veterinarian and treated for a medical issue, she is now doing great. She does like other cats, has no litter box issues and in fact, she is quite fastidious.
Last but not least is Jane; abandoned inside PetSmart and had not been noticed for 2-3 weeks. When they finally caught her, she was very thin. Jane is a little shy but learning to trust.
Each cat has a story to be told. We are their voice. Thank you for reading our project report and thank you for donating to the cause of these beautiful animals.
Because of your financial support, our volunteers are able to rescue more cats from local shelters. Recently, we were notified of a little kitty named Stuart who had a mild cold, which is a death sentence to a sick kitty - in order to keep the illness from spreading to the other shelter cats. They called New Beginnings Cat Rescue to see if we could come and get Stuart before the end of the day. A NBCR volunteer did just that and we were able to place this little guy in foster care so he could recover and is now available for adoption.
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September has been a fantastic month for adoptions. There is such an outpouring of love for these homeless cats, that they are being adopted in pairs: Magoo and Priss, Lee Ann and Lou Ann, Reynold and Marley, Shiner and Slappy, Newton and Teddy G.; each adopted along with their best friend.
Though each of these Kitties has a story to be told, Magoo’s story will exemplify the love and compassion of all who care so much about cats.
Magoo was a 2 ½ month old kitten when she was rescued by a Good Samaritan. The little kitten was in such pathetic condition; abandoned, hungry, weighed only 6oz, and had a serious eye infection. She was taken to New Beginnings Cat Rescue’s veterinarian for treatment. It was determined that, as a result of the eye infection, she is nearly blind. In spite of her limited eye sight, she will be able to live a good life. While in her foster home, Magoo quickly learned to find her food and litter box with no trouble and was playing, climbing, jumping and doing all the usual kitty antics. It was evident that this little kitten was ready to be adopted. She was brought to the adoption center and on Sunday, September 18th, Miss Magoo began her new life with her forever family.
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