It has been so long since I sent an email out with news that I thought I should reassure everyone that...yes, we are still here, yes we are very busy and yes we are rescuing daily!
We have 47 kittens in foster and 33 more we are working on bringing in off the street still. This year, orange is the new black! And orange and white. We have 9 fosters as of this writing and more inquiries so we are really pleased to have attracted that many people who want to help save kitten lives. I don't have to tell any of you how precarious the life of a kitten outside is and how fragile they become without the proper food or if orphaned.
And we are not leaving the moms behind! We are so happy to have the help of a pro trapper who goes the extra mile to make sure there is an understanding for the person who calls in with the "problem" Cat of how to care for the cat and kittens until we can get them in. Then mom and any males hanging around get spayed, males neutered and returned if feral or placed if friendly. We are calling it...NO MOMS LEFT BEHIND! And we couldn't do it without the willingness and sacrifice of someone working to make it all right. This involves endless hours on the phone, driving to sites, setting traps, transporting back and forth and real dedication. We are fortunate to have this talent working with us.
AND...we have had adoptions! I don't know how far back I left off but Ava and Cookie, 2 long term residents have been adopted. Ava and Tiger Lily were returned and Tiger Lily is being adopted today. We had a mom and kitten adopted before they reached the Shack and it looks like 4 other kittens will be going to homes instead of the Shack so we are moving along. We had Shadow, our declawed older boy, adopted too.
The youngest kitten we found this year was 5 days old and we have had several groups of bottle feeders. We lost our first two kittens this year and have also had our first encounter with ringworm in a foster group. Luckily our intrepid fosters are undaunted by these issues and keep moving forward to bring our babies to health. I could write a book about it!
But I won't. I will just try to keep this email short and to the point. We, of course, always need help of any kind that you can spare whether it be time, money or resources. We have been getting wonderful donations of food and goods and also money to keep us going. You can imagine what it will cost to get all those kittens spayed/neutered, shots and fed until adopted! We are now on AdoptAShelter.com, Amazon wishlist, GoFundMe,
And have a PayPal button. We are under Community Cats/Catty Shack. Check out our website cattyshackrescue.org, facebook@cattyshackrescue, and Instagram @ catthyshackrescue .
There is so much more I could tell you but I will end by saying thank you for supporting us in this endeavor to take the kitties of the tri city area off the streets and into homes. You are our life blood and make it all happen.
Susan and the Catty Shack Crew, Fosters, Cats and Kittens!