Rescue cats from being euthanized at local shelter

by New Beginnings Cat Rescue
Roosevelt
Roosevelt
Nothing moves a rescue into action faster than the words “we cannot guarantee anymore time.”  That was the message we received regarding a sweet yellow tabby, named Roosevelt.  He was light as a feather, had ringworm, a severely damaged eye, oily paws, and was somewhat lethargic.   He was placed on the "Urgent List" due to the damage to his eye....which means if he isn’t rescued within 48 hours he will be euthanized.  
New Beginnings Cat Rescue did rescue Roosevelt and he is flourishing in his foster home. He has gained some much needed weight and his ringworm is starting to clear up.  Unfortunately, his sight does not seem to have improved. He continues to take his eye drops like a little trooper but there is a possibility that his eye may not regain vision and it may need to be removed. He’s got the softest fur which has gone from being dull to actually shining!

Roosevelt has a gentle personality.  Wherever his person is, Roosevelt will be waiting.  He waits outside the shower, at the makeup vanity, at the kitchen counter and at the door…he always knows where his people are and is always waiting for a hug.

Roosevelt is just one of many cats who have been given a new beginning. It is because you give to New Beginnings Cat Rescue, other cats waiting on the urgent list have hope that they too can be rescued within 48 hours.   
Thank you for supporting New Beginnings Cat Rescue.
Roosevelt
Roosevelt
Playful Roosevelt
Playful Roosevelt
Sofia
Sofia

Reducing the number of homeless cats is the ultimate goal of NBCR. Between January and the end of October, 250 cats and kittens were given a second chance for a happy beginning through New Beginnings Cat Rescue.  When our volunteers visit the local animal shelter to take the cats tagged for rescue, it is quite obvious that the number of animals the shelter takes in far outweighs the number adopted. As you can imagine, it is very difficult not to be able to take them all. Your financial support will help us save more of these precious cats.  Three kittens who were recently saved from euthanasia are Sofia, Tomato and Grayson. 

After a cat or kitten is rescued, we look for signs of illness before they are allowed to mingle with the other animals.  Many illnesses can spread like wildfire infecting the healthy animals and sometimes even spreading to humans.  One particular infection is ringworm, which is not a worm but rather a fungus.  A very special foster mom lovingly cared for 5 little kittens with ringworm. All of them are well now and 3 have already been adopted. The other 2, Cosmo and Taryn, are waiting for a loving home.   

Together we make a difference in the lives of these sweet cats who would otherwise be subjected to illness, injury or an untimely death. Thank you so much for supporting New Beginnings Cat Rescue

Tomato
Tomato
Grayson
Grayson
Cosmo
Cosmo
Taryn
Taryn
Merry
Merry

One of the biggest challenges to any animal rescue is the poor cat or kitten with an illness. Though most of their ailments are treatable, keeping the disease from spreading requires conscientious cleaning of surfaces and washing hands between caring for the other cats.  Sadly many animal shelters just don’t have the staff or time it takes to nurse these animals back to health. Consequently, most are needlessly euthanized.  One little male kitten named Merry was in such a predicament.   Fortunately, a shelter employee contacted NBCR. We rescued Merry along with his 3 siblings,  Frodo,  Pippin and Samwise when their time at the shelter was up. Merry was very sick with an upper respiratory infection, but after much TLC and a little medicine, he is now happy and healthy. All are ready to find their forever family except for Pippin because she has already been adopted.

 Thank you so much for your donations to New Beginnings Cat Rescue.  Because you give, we can continue to save the lives of innocent cats and kittens from being needlessly euthanized.  

Frodo
Frodo
Samwise
Samwise
Merry on his way to Wellness
Merry on his way to Wellness
Margarita
Margarita

Spring time is such an enjoyable time of the year....unless you are an unneutered/unspayed cat.  As the season changes and the cool weather turns warm, the female cats all over town go into heat. Once a female cat is bred it only takes 63 days before she gives birth.

Throughout spring and much of summer the city shelters are inundated with kittens, moms and babies, and pregnant cats.  One kitty that was turned in to the local city shelter is named Bailey.  She is a beautiful, long-haired, orange cat that was surrendered as a stray, along with her three 4-week-old kittens, Don Julio, Jameson, and Margarita. New Beginnings pulled her and her kittens from the shelter and placed them in a foster home where Bailey loved and nursed on her kittens until they could completely eat on their own. Although the kittens are done with her, Bailey has a valuable resource, her milk!  And even though her 3 kittens no longer need it there were several more kittens that did. 

Over the next week New Beginning Cat Rescue was able to pull 3 more baby kittens from the city shelter and with the help of Bailey, was able to save them.  One little kitten was only 10 days old and would have had a difficult time of making it without Bailey there to nurse and love on him. He was weak and frail at first, but after a week of Bailey's love he is now growing strong and rambunctious.  Little Enzo is a lucky boy to have crossed paths with Bailey.   

Thank you for supporting our efforts to rescue these darling kittens from being euthanized.

Don Julio
Don Julio
Jameson
Jameson
Baby Enzo
Baby Enzo
Mama Bailey
Mama Bailey

Rescuing cats is a state of mind for the volunteers of NBCR.  While we focus on rescuing cats from the local shelter, sometimes the situation in which we find a cat is so dire, they are rescued before they ever get to the shelter. Two such kitties, Raven and Satchmo, were in desperate need of help.

Raven was nearly blind in one eye and needed immediate attention. After several months of medication her eye became in danger of rupturing and our dedicated veterinarian had to remove the injured eye. Thankfully, Raven is doing well.    

Satchmo/Moses/Mo/The Old Man was hanging around a house where a lady was trapping neighborhood strays for spay/neuter. She'd never seen him before and was actually afraid of him because he looked so strange and scary. That set the wheels in motion to make sure New Beginnings rescued him. The next time Satchmo showed up he was easily bribed into being gently loaded in a carrier by our volunteer - no need for a trap with the power of salmon! He never hissed, growled or made a fuss. The next day he was taken to the vet for a physical exam and neutering/vaccinations. Upon closer inspection of his ears which appeared to be cut off, it was obvious they weren't cut off but instead scarred and his ear flaps (pinna) were mostly lost due to years of cat fights, but most damage was likely self-mutilation due to the horrendous load of ear mites and infection. He has what is referred to as 'cauliflower ear' and ear hematomas. He has huge, discolored cheeks that the vet said is all scar tissue. His teeth are yellowed and many are chipped and missing. From neck to tail he was one gigantic hair mat. The vet estimated his age at 10+ years. He's had quite a rough life and it is unbelievable that he has such a sweet spirit given his past. Today this old man is as sweet as sugar and cannot get enough petting. He will allow his foster to handle him in any way and rarely stops purring. When he sleeps he clings to his foster's side if he's not on top of her legs snoozing. We're not sure if he's adoptable based on appearance but one thing is for sure - his days on the outside are over and he's safe and sound from the dangers of life on the streets. 

Roscoe is a 3 year old cat rescued from the local animal shelter.  He had several punctures and scratches on his front legs thanks to being an unneutered tomcat.  He is a sweet boy but needed time to heal, time that they don't have at a city shelter.  On physical exam a mild heart murmur was noted, a little unusual on a relatively young cat. Because of the murmur he was tested for heartworms and that test came back positive, as well as positive for FIV.  FIV is not a big deal as most FIV+ cats live to be 15-18 years old and pass away from the same things non-FIV cats pass away from.  He is currently being treated for heartworms and will be retested in about a month.

Thank you for supporting New Beginnings Cat Rescue.

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Organization Information

New Beginnings Cat Rescue

Location: Richardson, TX - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.nbcrtx.org
Project Leader:
Angela Corley
Richardson, TX United States