Rescue cats from being euthanized at local shelter

by New Beginnings Cat Rescue
Vetted
Black Beauty
Black Beauty

Rescuing cats is just a part of what we do at New Beginnings Cat Rescue. Finding the cats a home is our ultimate goal. While each adoption is a joyful celebration, there are some that stay with us forever. One such adoption took place just a week before Christmas.

It all began about 2 ½ years ago when a beautiful 4 year old black cat, was returned to New Beginnings Cat Rescue. He was being bullied by a bigger cat in his home and that was causing him stress. With each passing year, our hope of finding the right family was diminishing.  Not only is it more difficult for an adult cat to find a home (as opposed to a kitten), but an adult black cat is probably the most difficult to adopt out.  People tend to shy away from them no matter how sweet they are.

That is until a kind young man submitted an adoption application. Within a few days, he visited the adoption center, looked at this beautiful cat and a perfect adoption was completed. 

There is financial cost involved in rescuing cats but the joy of witnessing their adoption is priceless. Without your help, these adoptions wouldn’t be possible. Thank you for your support!

Sydney
Sydney's injured leg

When a Cat is taken to the local animal shelter, the first thing the shelter does is to try and reunite the pet with their owner. If that fails, the shelter will place the cat in their adoption center. Though the shelter's adoption center successfully finds homes for a lot of them, many cats will run out of time. This is especially true when they are injured as was the case with a cat named Sydney. Gratefully, the shelter contacted New Beginnings Cat Rescue.

Sydney is a sweet 1 year old kitten who was turned in to the local city shelter with her front, left limb broken at the wrist. The break was not a new one, probably a few weeks old and although Sydney was not in pain she did have trouble walking normally. Instead of amputating right away the vet thought the leg could possibly be surgically repaired, saving the limb.  As he said, once you amputate you can't go back, but you can always try saving it first, then amputate later if it does not heal properly.  We agreed to give it a shot.  Unfortunately Sydney's leg did not heal properly and a few weeks later it was determined that the leg needed to be amputated.  After the 2nd surgery, Sydney healed quickly. Her foster describes her this way: “ She is super cute when she bats around toys with the one front leg.” 

New Beginnings Cat Rescue knows how urgent it is to respond quickly and rescue the precious homeless cats. Because of your donations to New Beginnings Cat Rescue, we can continue to rescue kittens like Sydney.

Thank you our loyal financial supporters, for making it possible, year after year, to save the lives of 100s of cats and kittens.

Hoping to save her leg.
Hoping to save her leg.
Hoping to save her leg
Hoping to save her leg
X-Ray 1
X-Ray 1
X-Ray 2
X-Ray 2
Healing
Healing
Sweet Girl
Sweet Girl
Doing well after the 2nd Surgery
Doing well after the 2nd Surgery
Sweet Sydney
Sweet Sydney
Little Pink Happy Feet
Little Pink Happy Feet
“Bright, Alert and Reactive.” This was the description given of 4 kittens by the local animal shelter this past Friday. They came in the night before and were only 3-4 weeks old.  Since they were eating very little on their own, they were placed on the Urgent List.  They would need to be cared for like any helpless infant.
 
One of the four little kittens just wasn’t eating well. Hoping he would do better with a mother cat, the search was on. Fortunately another volunteer was caring for a momma cat, but would the mother cat accept this little orphan? Hoping she would, they introduced the helpless kitten to the momma cat.  Right away, she accepted him as one of her own babies and not just him. She also accepted another orphaned kitten that needed her. What a beautiful picture of immeasurable love.
 
Thank you for giving to New Beginnings Cat Rescue. With your financial support, these sweet kittens will soon be available for adoption into a loving home. This too is a beautiful picture of immeasurable love.
 
 
Mother Cat
Mother Cat
Helpless Kitten
Helpless Kitten
3 Little Kittens
3 Little Kittens
Mothering her kittens
Mothering her kittens
Rayne, the kitten missing 2 toes.
Rayne, the kitten missing 2 toes.
An urgent email was received from our local city shelter. They had been inundated with homeless cats, including 16 kittens dropped off in one day. The shelter's policy is this:
 "All animals on urgent list are subject to humane euthanasia if not tagged and/or; health, behavior, or shelter space is compromised."  
Such was the situation when our volunteers arrived at the shelter. Shelter space was indeed compromised. The cat room was so packed, there was no room for them to take additional cats without putting others to sleep. So many cats had been brought in they were filled beyond capacity. Most cages contained  multiple cats and kittens. As usual, our awesome volunteers stepped up! Friday we pulled one cat on the Urgent List that had 2 of her toes amputated likely due to a rubber band being wrapped around part of her foot. Saturday we pulled out 13 kittens (one is missing a leg) and 2 adults, plus we stopped a man from turning in a litter of baby kittens and instead he brought them back home to continue nursing on the mom. There will be more follow up with his situation...but that's another story. So in total, NBCR saved 16 cats in a 48 hour time span from being euthanized.
We couldn’t do this without your financial support. You do make a difference. Thank you!!

Links:

Lucille alive and well
Lucille alive and well
New Beginnings Cat Rescue wants you to know how much we value your support. With the overcrowded animal shelters, our volunteers have to be ready to jump into action on a moment’s notice. Knowing we have your support means the difference between life and death for dozens of cats.
 Over the past few months, New Beginnings Cat Rescue has responded to many requests to rescue cats and kittens who were on the  “Urgent List”.  One cat in particular was in a desperate situation.
After 14 years of being a loving, loyal companion, Lucille was dumped at a shelter by her owners.   The chaotic environment of the shelter stressed her to the point that she stopped eating, quickly became ill and lost a lot of weight. But luck was on her side.
With little time left before being euthanized, New Beginnings Cat Rescue was notified of this sweet senior who needed help and Lucille was immediately put into foster care; however, her health had declined so rapidly that she couldn’t eat, was lethargic and developed constant, excessive drooling. This drooling made it impossible to treat her with oral medicine or to force feed her. It was decided that a surgically placed feeding tube was her best and only chance to build her strength back.
 Fortunately this little survivor never gave up. After only a few days on a feeding tube Lucille began to bounce back.   She started eating on her own, regained her strength, gained much needed weight and her personality blossomed.
This petite, affectionate cat has a lot to say. She loves to be petted and wants to know where you are at all times.   Lucille has perfect house manners and is so endearing. This little sweetheart has so much love to give and many more years to give it.
 On behalf of all the cats who have been saved from being euthanized as a result of your support, Thank you!
Lucille before she was rescued
Lucille before she was rescued
Sweet Lucille
Sweet Lucille
 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

New Beginnings Cat Rescue

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

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.