Rescue cats from being euthanized at local shelter

by New Beginnings Cat Rescue
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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!!

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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
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
 

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New Beginnings Cat Rescue

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

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