The first picture is MC after a week of antibiotics.
The second picture is of MC just after he was found. Someone let their dogs out into the backyard and a kitten was lying out there on the ground. MC was brought to Metro Cat Rescue.
Metro Cat Rescue continues to care for MC. He lives with another rescue, Bart, a former feral. They are best friends.
#Sherbrooke's cat rescue, Refuge Le Château, have been overloaded with unwanted #cats this past weekend and they need food donations, but most of all, adoptions of their beautiful cats. It's so sad to see this kind of situation!! We already have two at home, and it always breaks my heart to see such a large number of pet owners give them up in numbers. Please #spay and #neuter!
Charlie was born outside 3 years ago. One day he disappeared. A Metro Cat Rescue volunteer searched and found him—very sick. Charlie would have died, but he got to the vet just in time.
Charlie sleeps in my bed. During the night, he often wakes up and hugs me. I think Charlie has nightmares of when he was cold and sick outside.
Metro Cat Rescue continues to care for Charlie and many others saved from the streets.
>📣📣 Do you know anyone in Southern California who owns or works at places like:
…or even enclosed backyards?<<
Two dedicated cat rescuers from Southern California are working on trapping and rehoming cats from an industrial location,
to become Working Cats or Barn Cats.
Please contact Dana!
Rescue kitty update! Have started Pasta kittens on a thin gruel, which they've taken to eagerly. This is making feeding time rather more complicated, but such is kitten fostering life.
pictured: Poblano, one of their elder "siblings", who's ready for a furever home. And yes, she's packed with Tort-itude. 😂
to help: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/7EMQQ4ZKBXFX?ref_=wl_fv_le (their Amazon wishlist)
Storm Baby getting dinner
A Metro Cat Rescue volunteer saved Storm Baby from the mud. The mother cat had given birth on an old curtain under a backyard deck. When a storm blew in, mom moved the other babies, but this one was stuck in the sopping wet cloth.
The infant had to be bottle fed every so many hours, from early morning until late at night.
Pictures of more of the many cats that we've saved:
Dusty was one of 4 outdoor kittens cared for by a number of people in the neighborhood. The happy feline rascals spent the day playing. The other three are now dead -- probably from rat poison intentionally put out to kill cats or raccoons.
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I don't have any new #kitten pics yet, but going to bump this cuz we need to restock on several meds for fall allergy season. As noted, this goal is ~half what our rescue cats and kittens actually go through in a month and every little bit helps. And hey, if you know someone in the Anderson SC area interested in adopting a cat or three.... 😂
Cats with cerebellar hypoplasia (CH) can live wonderful lives, not knowing that they are any different. :underheart:
Some call them lovingly "wobbly cats", and adopt them specifically (because CH cats dont get adopted easily from shelters).
In Germany we call the condition "Ataxie".
Griselda bounced right back from her emergency surgery and ride home during a dangerous weather event. Griselda continues to do well. Sadly, the same can't be said of the rear view mirror. Because of the many high vet bills, there's never been money to get the SUV repaired.
Bringing Griselda home that evening meant going through roads flooded by Tropical Storm Ida. There were times when the water was almost too deep for the SUV to proceed. In the darkness, I didn't see a badly flooded section and hit it at nearly highway speed. A powerful splash was the result. By some miracle, the vehicle didn't stall out. The force of the water did destroy the passenger side rear view mirror.
Griselda was a homeless mom brought inside years ago by a Metro Cat Rescue volunteer. Back on September 1, 2021, Griselda suddenly became ill and was rushed to the vet. Emergency surgery was needed. The cost was close to $1500.
@bcwrkittens Your dedication to your rescue cats is above and beyond!
And the work of the involved veterinarians and staff is changing the narrative about what can be done
- which is so vital if rescue cats and also feral cats are to be seen as valuable.
They are worth saving!
LIVE: Rescue cat Eden is officially having kittens right meow!
If you want to see a cat giving birth, you can watch right now in this YT livestream of Tinykittens.com.
Rescue founder Shelly is narrating the video as things evolve, so it very informative as well.
Watch at your own risk, it might involve fluids, blood, placentas ...
And dont forget: Spay and neuter your cats!
Grateful for the kindness of strangers from the internet today that meant I could get our rescue kitties more kibble. These little guys, the Pastas*, are still eating strictly from their Mama, but Mama says thank you.
* we have a naming scheme for litters where all kittens are given a gender-neutral name on the same theme. These guys are Orzo, Gnocchi, Ziti, Manicotti, Tortellini, and Rigatoni
The joy of having mucked up my own budget so now I have no way to actually buy the gorram cat food I couldn't buy earlier cuz we were out of room. Cat food that our rescues NEED.
Boosts welcome! Pic of Masala for tax. XD
**Metro Cat Rescue needs your help!**
This their website https://catrescue.tv/
which gives info on who they are, and what great work they do.
In fall of 2020, Dutch started showing blood in his urine. The worry was that Dutch was suffering from a blockage. Brought to the vet, tests -- expensive tests -- showed the problem instead to be a bladder infection. Dutch had to be given medicine and for quite some time was weak while recovering. He is doing great now.
Metro Cat Rescue continues to care for Dutch and many others. Pictures are at our Facebook Page:
A few years ago, Silver Cloud became sick. Metro Cat Rescue brought him to the vet. Silver Cloud was diagnosed as having a viral illness. That was bad enough, but what was even worse was the results of the bloodwork: FIV+. Silver Cloud retired from life in the streets and now lives inside. Metro Cat Rescue continues to care for him.
Just rescued a very young stray kitten
The sun is almost up again but we finally managed to catch the <1 month kitten that was lost and meowing under cars in our neighborhood.
Tomorrow I'll take her to the vet and contact a local association to find her a good home. Feels good.
Once I get some sleep and she's been to the vet I might be able to share some pictures. So far this is my fourth rescue.
There's another older (6 months or so) cat in the neighborhood but she's far too clever to go into the cage / trap although we've been trying for several days. If anyone has any tips, they're dearly appreciated.
A Metro Cat Rescue volunteer brought Rosebud inside back in early 2019, just before that year's arctic blast.
Our little girl recently was very ill and needed surgery. Thankfully, Rosebud survived the operation and is doing very well.
Thanks to a Metro Cat Rescue volunteer, many cats living outdoors get a good meal every day.
More pictures of some of the cats Metro Cat Rescue has helped are at our Facebook Page:
The next day a radiologist's report was available. It said that the dark area was fluid -- and a mass. We brought Jemma to an emergency vet to have the fluid removed. Last night after coming home and thankfully still this morning, Jemma was doing much better.
Unfortunately, the prognosis is not good. Depending on the nature of the mass, Jemma might be with us just a couple of months -- or even less.
There's very bad news with Jemma. Lethargic, she seemed not to be recovering from last week's dental. She went to the vet for a checkup. The extractions actually had healed nicely. The problem now is that Jemma is having trouble breathing. X-Rays show a dark area in the lobe of one lung.
A Metro Cat Rescue volunteer saved Jemma in 2016. A mom living outside, she had given birth in a car about to be towed to the junkyard. Metro Cat Rescue took in the whole little family and continues to care for them.
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Look at the pictures here at the Metro Cat Rescue Facebook Page to see just some of the many cats that we've helped.
Jemma was at the vet early Friday morning for a dental procedure. An infected tooth must be very painful and is endangering her overall health. The total cost came to around $2000.
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Look at the pictures here at the Metro Cat Rescue Facebook Page to see just some of the many cats that we've helped.
Other foster baby, Tulip, has had a big snuggle today - she's a sweet delight who loves pats and people.
She has three good legs and one which is totally borked and booked for amputation on Monday. I really love her, and she will have zero trouble finding a home once she's healed.
Muffin is ridiculous and I love her so much.
But truly, you have to adore the ferals when you're doing feral taming - I think they can sense if you're phoning it in. So I fall in love with every new cat, because I have to.
But Muffin is hilarious and opinionated and an absolute hissy delight. Not touchable, but hopefully, eventually, she learns to like us.
Have you heard of the Community Cat Program? The Australian Pet Welfare Foundation is leading a transformational five year research project – one that could be instrumental in saving the lives of more than 100,000 healthy and treatable cats and dogs in Australian pounds and shelters every year.
A Community Cat Program (CCP) has a number of elements. Foremost is desexing of urban stray cats. Stray cats in a targeted area are desexed and provided with other veterinyary care such as vaccinyations and microchipping. Following treatment, if they are healthy and have been thriving outdoors, the cats are left where they live in their home territories. A CCP will also desex pet cats if their owners cannot afford to do so themselves. Other parts of the program include adopting out friendly cats and kittens, supporting semi-owners to become owners, and mediating resident conflicts involving outdoor cats.
The project is being led by the Australian Pet Welfare Foundation. Collaborative partners include five major Australian universities (Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Adelaide and La Trobe), five local governments (Melbourne, Banyule, Greater Shepparton, Ipswich, Port Lincoln), ten Australian welfare and rescue groups (PetRescue, RSPCA Qld, RSPCA NSW, RSPCA SA, AWL Australia, AWL Queensland, Maneki Neko Cat Rescue, Cheltenham Cat Rescue, Sydney Dogs’ and Cats’ Home, Australian Pet Welfare Foundation), three veterinyary care, diagnostics and pharmaceutical companies, (Greencross, IDEXX, MSD Animal Health) and an internyationyal partner, Neighborhood Cats (USA).
Community Cat Programs will occur in selected communities in four states – Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. The program is currently on trial in Ipswich, and has desexed 1900+ cats since August 2020! Rosewood, Ipswich witnessed a 50% decrease in shelter intake of cats in just 11 months of targeted desexing!
For more information:
#TNR #CatRescue #Australia #Cats #CatsOfMastodon
Wednesday, Rosebud is back at the vet for IV fluids and kidney values testing. The hospitalization was scheduled because her condition was so poor before the operation. This morning, Rosebud seems to be regaining her energy.
The vet bill total is in the thousands of dollars.
Time for my updated donation wish list for July! We have so, so many cats and kittens this year 😭, though adoptions have been strong. 🤞 I'm all stocked up on kitten blankets and nutritional supplements, right now I just need FOOD! (And litter.) We go through so much food and litter y'all... #FosterKittens #CatsOfMastodon #MutualAid #CatRescue
Max went to the vet for surgery. She is not happy about it. I wish that we could explain to the cats that medical suffering saves their lives.
Metro Cat Rescue had to spend many thousands at the animal hospital in just the last few weeks alone.
Back in 2016, Max's mom was living outside and gave birth in an old car about to be towed away. Metro Cat Rescue took in the whole little family and continues to care for them.
So yeah I have new babies! I'm fostering a mamacat and her 4 kittens, approx. 4 weeks old, that we pulled from a high-kill shelter that was too full. Got to drive nearly 6 hours round-trip through the VA mountains on Friday to pick up them and a couple other litters that went to other fosters. Everybody seems healthy except for a couple mild goopy eyes, which are being treated. Mama was a little growly with me at first but I think she's settled in now. #FosterKittens #CatRescue
GUESS WHAT EVERYBODY!? 😃 Mom has made a decision to bring home a new family member! 😍 Here she is! Please help us name her. She's outgoing, talkative, and friendly. Please boost widely so we get all kinds of interesting suggestions. Also comment on her breed if you have any thoughts about that. Thanks! #CatRescue #AdoptDon'tShop
I am exhausted from my kitten rescue adventure today -- drove about 6 hours round trip to pick up some babies (and one mama) from a shelter that didn't have space, and about half of that was in harrowing weather -- but look at this little face. LOOK AT IT. #FosterKittens #CatsOfMastododon #CatRescue
One of the other fosters at the rescue picked these fresh cat beans up this morning, she's working with our trapper to catch the mama now. There's a lot of pain and frustration in cat rescue but we do get to experience the joy of irresponsibly tiny babies. #KittenSeason #CatsOfMastodon #FosterKittens #CatRescue
Metro Cat Rescue (located in New Jersey, USA) needs your help.
"We are DROWNING in bills for food, medical costs and supplies.
We intervene where a cat is about to die — like those abandoned to the street. We also save kittens that shelters routinely kill for being “too much trouble” (ringworm etc.)"
- Anthony Olszewski & volunteers -
@bbsmooth Oh yes, the dreaded ringworm ...
Then you are probably an expert :)
This cat rescue near Vancouver talks about some new dip and oral medicine, have you heard of it?
"The best way to treat ringworm in a shelter/fostering context is Itraconazole + 2 anti-fungal baths/week, ..."
According to the most recent studies we could find, Duoxo Chlorhexidine Climazole shampoo is more effective than lime sulphur dips."
Howard is an incredibly special, resilient feral cat.
He survived a major head trauma a long time ago, that left him with a broken jaw and many broken teeth on his right side. Although his jaw never healed properly, he has somehow managed to adapt, survive and make many, many babies.
Today he had a neuter and major dental surgery (...) to repair the damage from his trauma."
#tnr #feralCats #catrescue
Blake doesn't mind chemotherapy as long as she gets to go home with a pretty pink bandage!
Blake has completed a course of four doses of weekly chemo. Thankfully, her tumors are greatly reduced. Next, Blake will go back to the oncologist for treatment every three weeks.
Our initial goal was for Blake to be happy and with us through the holidays. Now, the hope is for her to be with us another year.
Every week* I try to do a photo roundup blog post of all the cats in our rescue and what they're up to in a free patreon post. I don't always succeed in getting every cat (this top image for example is less than half) but I think it's a noble pursuit.
(*It's honestly become more of a one time a month thing but I'm hoping to get it back to a regular schedule ok, life is a lot sometimes)
One of the most satisfying things about cat rescue is seeing kittens who came to us under sad circumstances grow up to be big, happy, loved cats. This little guy was one of my favorite fosters, and fortunately he was adopted by the family of a coworker so I get regular updates! He's about 7 months old now and he is HUGE! #FosterKittens #CatRescue #CatsOfMastodon
Mr WayofCats discovered a new dimension to The Rescue Imperative when we got Bud and Lou. When I was confronted with pair-bonded kittens who weren't going to be separated -- at least, for a while -- it could have been viewed as a "bullet dodged."
They had already been rescued three times. Why was I so compelled to make a fourth one?
It's time for the Tuesday Cat Roundup!
Every week* I do a free post on our cat rescue patreon that's essentially just a bunch of photos of the cats with random writing tossed in.
If you're into hearing me talk about thankfullness due to impending US holiday but more importantly, wanna see some fucken GOOD cat photos then please - enjoy:
(*most weeks, some weeks - I try, ok)
Hello from the north of Germany! Fairly new here (joined beginning of November 2022), a bit introvert, happy to observe my surroundings.
Find me with a cup of excellent #coffee always by my side.
It appears that #introductions are important here. My bio is a pretty good encapsulation of me. Since hashtags also seem important here, these a some of my interests not in my bio: #horses #writing #travel #spoonie #mentalhealth #animalrescue #catrescue #knitting #reading #TibetanBuddhism #mahayana #meditation #foodie #married #childfree #magic #unitarianuniveralist #scifi #fantasy #dystopia #cyberpunk #gaming #videogames #survival #crafting #museums #books #ancientegypt #criticalrole #dnd5e