Spring is here, and at Cat AdopTion Service (CATS) that means kitten season is in full swing!
Our rescue kittens come from a variety of sources. We work closely with the Ferel Cat Society, fostering and placing kittens from pregnant ferel mothers (the mothers are then spayed). We also work with local shelters, which begin to overflow this time of year. We recently took in 13 kittens from a home in Vista that had 30+ cats. Every kitten and cat that comes to us recieves treatment for all standard internal and external parasites. One kitten who was rescued from a house because of improper care had calicivirus, ear mites, ringworm, and more instestinal bacterial infections (4 at once!) than we’ve ever seen in a single cat. Kudos to the volunteer who saw her through the long-term diagnosis and treatment of all this, and brought her out the other side. This brave kitten has since been happily adopted.
Although spring means kittens galore, we are happy to report that our older cats have not been entirely forgotten, with several adoptions of cats in the 7-8 year range. We have also been able to provide major dental care to several old and/or virus-positive cats under the care of friends of CATS, who continue to look for permanent homes for these cats with special needs. One special cat under our care is One-Eyed Jack, aptly named because one eye had to be surgically removed due to a serious injury present when he was brought in to the county shelter.
Through a unique partnership between CATS and Cat House on the Kings, CATS was able place three cats whose behavior problems (a result of past trauma) made them tough candidates for adoption into the beautiful lifetime sanctuary there. In exchange, CATS took in 15 more easily adoptable cats from Cat House on the Kings.
Saving cats is our passion, and all of us volunteers love our work. Your support makes our work possible. Please consider making a gift this month. Thank you for all that you do, we appreciate any and all contributions.