Gracey is a gorgeous grey kitty that was coughing, losing fur and had blood in her stool. Her mama described her as having a ‘strong will in a tiny little body’. We were able to get Gracey seen by one of our favorite vets who diagnosed her with a flea allergy. She was prescribed a steroid shot and a dosage of preventative flea medication. The vet also suggested adding in a wet food to Gracey’s diet and switching to dry food that was a little more nutrient rich. This strong-willed little lady is improving every day!
Trevor is a 12-year-old formal feral tabby that was showing symptoms of an upper respiratory infection. His mama became concerned when she noticed his appetite had decreased. Our administration team was able to assist in getting Trevor to the vet to see what was going on with him. As it turned out, it was Trevor’s mouth that was causing him trouble. He had lost one lower canine and there was also some tartar on the back teeth the vet was able to scrape off. However, looking in any kitty’s mouth is not easy, let alone a formal feral! The vet prescribed an antibiotic for Trevor, and in just a few short days he started to feel better. Once Trevor finishes his antibiotic, he will be reevaluated to see if further medical attention is needed. Not only was our team able to get Trevor the medical attention he needed, they were also able to help calm his very worried mama and alleviate some of her anxieties.
Clarice is a six-year-old pretty black and white kitty that just wasn’t acting herself. She had begun to occasionally urinate in the bathtub or the sink as opposed to using her litter box. Her mama noticed that her urine was red in color and became very concerned. After talking with our administrative team, they were able to facilitate a vet visit. The soonest she was able to get there was the next day, so the team advised her mama to encourage liquids as much as possible by continuously changing out her water and adding water to her wet and dry food. The next day, Clarice made it to the vet and was diagnosed with a UTI (urinary tract infection). The vet was able to diagnose quickly and administer an antibiotic shot to help clear up the infection. Two weeks later, Clarice is back to normal, using the litter box, and playing as though nothing was wrong! She is even being nicer to her fur-brother! To hopefully avoid another occurrence, her mama added another litter box in the house.
Little torti Angel gave her mom quite a scare earlier this month by not eating, playing, or making it to her litter box to relieve herself. Certainly none of which was normal behavior for Angel. We decided to send Angel to PetVet to get checked out. In the two days until the check up at PetVet, Angel improved sightly but we wanted to be sure nothing was terribly wrong. The vet assessed Angel and determined that her symptoms were probably due to stress (there was a change to her and her mom’s living situation) and that all her vitals seemed good and she was also given a dewormer. Angel’s mom was so relieved to hear that Angel would be okay and was able to take her home with that peace of mind. Angel is doing much better now and back to her old self!
This is Mr Jingles. Mr Jingles was rescued by a member and her Mother from an abusive household. Mr Jingles had been kept in a basement for a good while, was badly flea infested and had scratched his fur off badly. He was severely dehydrated and underweight. He was also physically abused.
Our lovely member and her Mother took him in, Weirdos funded his vet visit and our wonderful friends at Riggi Rescue took him under their wing.
Soon, Mr Jingles will find a new home and a new life
the hotel cats
This is Ginger and her son RC. They had a very sad tragedy happen to them. Their Mummy, Betty was living in a hotel with them. One day, Betty collapsed and was taken to hospital, where very sadly she passed away.
The nice hotel Manager fed and looked after them until their Mummy's friend could contact us. We contacted our friends at Riggi Rescue and the APL. Riggi Rescue were able to contact the hotel HQ and the police and go to the hotel with a police officer, to legally rescue the cats.
From there, one of our Admin team fostered them for the night and took them the next day to the Cleveland APL who, very kindly, gave us an immediate surrender date, because of the circumstances.
Ginger and RC were vet checked and brought up to date on shots and are now at the APL awaiting their new home.
We hugely thank Shannon, Crystal and Christopher Riggi, the Cleveland APL, Angela, local police, Dawn, Brandy and Jared. Sometimes, it takes a village.