Kitten Rescue of Mason County: Blog http://www.kittenresq.net/blog en-us (C) Kitten Rescue of Mason County olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) Sat, 16 Jan 2016 00:01:00 GMT Sat, 16 Jan 2016 00:01:00 GMT http://www.kittenresq.net/img/s/v-5/u798611932-o1064225494-50.jpg Kitten Rescue of Mason County: Blog http://www.kittenresq.net/blog 120 120 Dental work http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2016/1/dental-work

Two years ago a pretty kitten, partly Siamese was born. He and his family were fed in their feral colony by one of our volunteers faithfully every day. Grayheart would thank the man by a quick rub against the man’s leg. However their colony was near a busy road, and one by one they were hit by cars and killed.

Soon there were just four kitties left. Grayheart was a year old and had never been picked up by a human before. The man brought a carrier and quickly picked up the cat and dropped the kitty in. Grayheart was so upset that he was bleeding when he was brought into one of our rescue rooms. With his rescuers help we made a special place for him on top of our tall cages. His litter was on one side and his food and bed on the other. Like many ferals he made friends with the room cats before he allowed anyone but his rescuer to pet him. In the last year he picked certain people and would ask for a pet. However he was still and always would be a semi feral kitty.

About a month ago we realized that he had some problems with his teeth, however, we knew that getting this kitty back in a carrier, (he was neutered when he arrived at the shelter), would be a challenge. Finally the day came when we could no longer ignore the problem, and we made the appointment with our vet.

I purchased a pair of leather gloves and got a very fluffy coat for the capturing of this pretty kitty. At the last minute the night before I sprayed a carrier with catnip, and the bedding with catnip too. I left the room, knowing that all the six residents would investigate the carrier.

When I went in this morning only two were in the carrier and one walked out. I peeked in and slammed the carrier door closed. Grayheart was placidly resting in the back of the carrier. We would not go through the trauma of capturing him.

I had been so scared and here was my miracle for the day! Grayheart is home from the vets, with several teeth pulled, an infection shot, a pain control medication, and happily napping. What a wonderful ending to what could have been a very bad day. Thank you Lord, Granny Kat, Norma

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2016/1/dental-work Sat, 16 Jan 2016 00:00:59 GMT
Information http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/11/information Greetings to all of the fans of Kitten Rescue of Mason County and those of you who are considering offering a forever home to a new kitty member of your family! Those of us at Kitten Rescue of Mason County are wishing you a wonderful holiday season! Our annual calendars are available and they are especially cute this year. My Mom has ordered an extra one to give as a Christmas present to a friend, they are great to give and receive! Our Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale featuring handcrafted items will take place the first Saturday in December, we hope to see you there!

 

If you are considering the possibility of adding a kitty to your household, adoption from Kitten Rescue of Mason County is a wonderful way to go. All of our kitties receive personal attention to their needs from the time they enter our doors until they are carefully placed in your kennel to take with you. Now is a great time to adopt from Kitten Rescue of Mason County if you are interested in an indoor only kitty.

Kittens:Kittens are wonderful, fun, frolicsome additions to our homes. We have several kittens not yet ready for adoption, some that need to be spayed or neutered before adoption.  Please check the website kittenresq.net frequently to see when a “coming attraction” kitty moves to the “bouncing babies” section. It doesn’t hurt to email us using the contact button to tell us you are interested in a kitten listed as “coming attraction” we just won’t list the kitten as “pre-adopted” until they are moved to “bouncing babies.”

Paired Kitties:Adopting pairs are a great way to have two cats in your household (kitties do like to have a buddy) without having to go through introducing unfamiliar cats and going through what can be a weeks to month long transition process (assuming you have no other animals). We have several paired kittens and cats available for adoption, they are already “buddied up” and ready to roll.

Shy or Special Needs Kitties:If you are someone who is an experienced kitty friend/owner and have patience, adopting a shy or special needs young adult or simply adoption an adult is very rewarding option… you will hold a very special place in our hearts. I cannot tell you how many times I come across a “shy” adult who, after warming up to me, will grace my lap or come up for a caress and ask for attention, but I know if someone they don’t already know visits the shelter  they often won’t show off this gentle, loving, affectionate side in the typical 10 minute visit. So, these wonderful kitties wait. Right now we have several “shy” young adults who have been coming along nicely in terms of learning to seek and receive affection. All they need is someone who is willing to be patient and calm, who understands it may take them a little longer to adjust to their forever home. These kitties all have the potential to be a wonderful companion pet… perhaps more so because they’ll gain the confidence of having their OWN forever home and their OWN person. It’s quite possible you’ll see a blossoming personality before your very eyes.

What if you can’t adopt, but love kitties?:If you love cats, but your circumstances do not permit you to offer a forever home, we can always use volunteers up at Kitten Rescue of Mason County. Anyone who is interested in volunteering can email us through the website at kittenresq.net of your interest with your contact information and we shall let you know all of the details. Volunteering can mean many different things, depending upon your interests, your abilities, and time available. We have volunteers who volunteer a few hours once per week, volunteers who help with fundraising events like our Garage Sales and annual Christmas Bazaar, people who donate things to sell at our Garage Sale and people who handcraft homemade items for the Annual Christmas Bazaar and Bakesale.

Part-time Volunteer Cat Whisperer

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/11/information Sat, 14 Nov 2015 22:21:23 GMT
Tiny Kittens http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/9/tiny-kittens

Three weeks ago a feral mama cat gave birth to six lovely kittens. She had no home and looked for a safe place to have the kittens. Each time she would move the babies, predators would follow her, dogs barking, resident cats hissing, and people screaming and throwing things at her.

She would leave the kittens to gulp down some food, often dog kibble that was left outside. She did as good a job as she could at nursing and loving her family until she was under a house, and two dogs barked and threatened her.

The homeowner looked under the home, and discovered six small kittens. He knew they were too young to survive without mama so he took them inside.
“What to do now?” Calling several shelters and receiving no for an answer, he heard of Kitten Rescue. He drove many miles to Shelton from Belfair, arriving with the kittens in a carrier.

Had he called I would have said “No” we do not have any space, despite the fact that we had one small cage left in our office area. These kittens were under weight, covered with fleas, and just three weeks old. They were desperately trying to lick the top of an opened can of cheap cat wet food.

I knew that we were their only hope, and as much as I wanted to say “FORGET IT!” I could not abandon them. They needed a warm place to stay and appropriate food every four hours. Three of my wonderful volunteers sat down in the office and started the laborious work of teaching them to lap. The smallest one was in rough shape and she tried the hardest to learn.

The lapping lessons were followed up by syringes of KMR with expensive wet weaning food, made into a slurry and warmed. They gulped it down and fell into an exhausted sleep. Soon it would be 10 pm and then 4 am and with two good feedings in their small tummies they would feel much better. I need 28 hour days, as these 24 hour ones are just not long enough to get everything done!

Good Night sweet babies, you have reached a kitten haven.
Granny Kat, Norma

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/9/tiny-kittens Mon, 07 Sep 2015 16:56:25 GMT
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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/7/july-garage-sale Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:52:01 GMT
Nothing like a mother's love http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/4/nothing-like-a-mothers-love  

Last year at this same time we had several small kittens, ages about two weeks. Round the clock feeding, cleaning them, had us all really tired as we played mama cat.
The ideal is a real mama kitty that provides 24 hour love and care to her babies.
The down side will be finding homes for all of our mama cats, except the ones that will be returned to their owners.
Soon the small rescues will start coming in again, we can't place them with our nursing mama's because of the possibility of disease transmission.
Although we give lots of love to our rescues, we never ever do as good a job as our mama cats!

Granny Kat, Norma

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/4/nothing-like-a-mothers-love Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:52:04 GMT
New arrivals http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/3/new-arrivals Gweneth (female) 6/10/14Gweneth (female) 6/10/14

Saint Patrick’s Day brought us two new residents for our shelter. Connor was brought in because the homeowner who “rescued” him had two other cats that really were not impressed with Connor’s outgoing personality.

Gwyneth was brought into the shelter carried by a man of few words. “This cat came to my place, I don’t do cats.” He then handed the kitty to us and ambled out the door.

Soon both cats had their primary shots, and flea drops, followed by parasite control. Wednesday they were both tested and altered.

Connor suggested loudly that he did not belong in a cage, and wanted to join us right meow! We told him that when he was recovered after his neuter operation that he could go meet the other members already out on the floor in the room where his cage was located.

Connor was thrilled when we opened the door to his cage. He confidently jumped out and walked up to the biggest male in the room. Boots, who is extremely easy going, backed up a bit, and Connor jumped right up to the 16 pound orange kitty and softly smacked him in the face, wanting to play. Boots pulled back his paw ready to send this impudent teen across the room, when I rushed in and put the offender back in his cage. He looked sadly at me and said “None of these cats know how to play chase, or wrestle. I landed in an Old Cats’ home!”

Gwyneth gently tiptoed around the room, keeping her distance respectfully from the other adult cats on the floor. She settled down in a basket under the cages and took a catnap.

Connor stalked off to his bed, and flopped down for a long nap. He dreamed of a room that had teen cats that knew how to play, and not get upset about a few gentle smacks to the head.

Soon both of these pretty kitties will be in new homes, and purrs will replace the sad looks they now sport.

In the meantime, the large orange cat stretches out for another nap after a wee nibble of kibble, and shakes his head at the younger generation of cats that have no respect for their elders. Granny Kat, Norma

~ Update: Connor has been adopted but Gwyneth (photo above) is still available.

 

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/3/new-arrivals Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:02:28 GMT
Flea Control http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/3/flea-control I am frequently asked questions about worming and flea drops. Why I don't buy over the counter flea and worming medicine? There are products out there that will make your kitty very ill. The good products depend on knowledge of your cats exact weight and even then some cats can have a bad reaction to them. I am not a vet or a vet tech. We would have to close the shelter were we not in daily contact with our vets office, and this is after 15 years of rescue experience. Children should not be raised without a specialist just for kids, and cats should not be cared for without a vet to oversee them. If our vet does not know the answer he and or she has access to a large library of information. They also take continuing education every year. Without Shelton Veterinary Hospital thousands of kitty lives would not have been saved. Granny Kat, Norma

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/3/flea-control Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:58:03 GMT
A cats capacity to forgive http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/2/a-cats-capacity-to-forgive Marmalade (female) 3/15/14Marmalade (female) 3/15/14

Mama kitty was worried. Her owners were moving items out of the house, and soon the entire home was empty except for the garbage that littered the house.
It was entirely quiet in the home, and Mama had been put outside. No food or water, and this loving mama-to-be was due to have her kittens very, very soon.

She went over to the neighbor’s home and politely requested that they allow her to live in their garage. “I will not eat much, and I am sure that it is just a mistake that my people left me behind. They should return very soon to reclaim me!”

However, labor pains started, and four sweet little kittens were born the next day. One kitten however was born much too tiny to live. The neighbor, who already had three cats, called Kitten Rescue and we notified one of our best pediatric homes that “The Season” had started early.

Mama kitty was put in a box, and delivered to our vet’s office. Unfortunately when she arrived her smallest kitten had already died. The vet’s office, where mama kitty could hear and smell other animals that might threaten her kittens, was very frightening to this new mother cat. Later in the day when the office was closed, a friendly voice spoke with her and opened the door to her cage, which was located in a quiet section of the clinic. What no one expected was that the office cat would come strolling around the corner. With a cry of rage, the mother cat, who had already encountered abandonment and the death of one of her kittens, jumped out and attacked the large sweet office kitty.

Immediately she was captured, and returned to her kittens. This normally easy going loving cat was angry and terrified! When she was picked up and transported the next day she still growled quietly. She would allow petting but warned the new caretaker that her kittens were off limits. By the next day all was forgiven, and she allowed both herself and her kittens to be stroked as long as the volunteer wanted. If we humans forgave as quickly as this sweet girl, we certainly would not have the constant worldwide fighting that we do.

Happy Valentine’s Day Mama Kitty. In a couple of months you will have a forever home where you will be loved and protected! If your kittens are half as sweet as you are they will be wonderful additions to any family. Granny Kat, Norma

 

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/2/a-cats-capacity-to-forgive Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:26:43 GMT
Gracie http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/2/gracie Gracie (female)Gracie (female)

A cute young kitten was abandoned and soon found a home with a group of unrelated people that all lived together. While she was still in the adorable kitten stage, they enjoyed having her live with them.

One man promised to take the kitten with him when he moved to Alaska to work. Naturally when he actually moved he did not take the cat with him. The owner of the home did not like cats. She especially did not like cats that were no longer kittens. She put kitty outside, and one of the other roommates fed the cat occasionally. Gracie remembered the days of sleeping by a warm human and getting regular meals. The cat tried to get back in the warm house over and over, but was thrown back outside every time.

Gracie did not know what she had done wrong, she only knew that she was cold, hungry and missed being petted and held terribly. An acquaintance of the homeowner spoke with the homeowner often on the phone. Finally when the woman was threatening to shoot the @#$% cat, the lady had to intervene to save Gracie’s life. She called us and arranged to bring the cat to our shelter. Gracie was under a year old, with lovely fur that was matted and uncared for. The pretty cat’s eyes looked sad and lonely for the person who was no longer a part of her life.
We quickly trimmed most of the mats out of her fur, and placed her in a warm cage with fresh food and water. She gulped down the food, and then lay down for a rest. She had not been sleeping well in the cold and with the threat of predators always a part of her unwelcome new life.

When petted she purrs with delight, so that we know that she will have no problem finding another person to enjoy her company. This time however, she will not be placed outside. She will have a loving home, with a caring family to enjoy the company of this special girl. Sleep well little cat that purrrfect person is just waiting for a new friend like you. Granny Kat, Norma

*Gracie has been pre-adopted! Congratulations Gracie!

 

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/2/gracie Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:36:50 GMT
Sheba http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/1/sahara Sheba (female Manx) 4/4/13 #013Sheba (female Manx) 4/4/13 #013

Hopefully none of you reading this are facing eviction. Two days ago a young mother stopped by the shelter in off hours and with the car running and the young children crying thrust a kitty into one of our volunteers arms.
“I am being evicted and I cannot live in a car with this cat and my kids too!”

Having been a single mother for a number of years before I married the current love of my life, I can empathize with the young lady. Childcare now is very expensive. By the time you pay for good care for the kids, often there is not enough money remaining to pay rent and utilities unless you have a profession.

Even if you qualify for reduced rent because of lack of or no income, the waiting list is often over two years. I can imagine the delight she felt with the births of her children. To be a single parent, and facing the fact that you could not even put a roof over your children’s head would be very difficult.

So these children were not only going to be lacking a warm home, but a favorite pet was taken from them. The lovely Siamese Manx adult, seemed content to join our other adults in the warm and friendly living room of the shelter. I longed to gather up that bereft family and try to fix things, but since the kitty was turned in when I was not at the shelter during my rest time, I could not help.

So I will pray that the frightened young lady and children will find the help they need with community support. Kitty is breathtakingly lovely, and will soon be adopted into another family that will be able to not only love her but can afford cat food and litter. Join me in praying for a new, better life for the young mother and a purrrfect home for this pretty cat.
Granny Kat, Norma

 

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/1/sahara Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19:40:01 GMT
Jelly Bean http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/1/jelly-bean Jelly Bean (female) 9/17/14Jelly Bean (female) 9/17/14

Pedigreed cats or kittens often exceed $500.00 dollars in cost to adopt. When a person looking for a special kind of kitten to join their family comes across an advertisement for a part Persian kitten for only $50.00, the price is often too good to be true.
An adorable part Persian joined our shelter just recently. The new owner was directed to a home in our area by a newspaper ad, and the kitten was brought outside for the person to look at. Red flag, was the kitten used to living in a dirty home with a litter that was not scooped? Often those kittens will develop litter box aversion. This sweet little female used the litter just fine; however, she had a couple of small spots on her nose and paw that looked suspicious. The person had an excellent vet in another city that quickly diagnosed the fungus known as ringworm. Medicines were provided. The vet unfortunately did not think of letting the person know that ringworm is contagious. An older purebred Persian loved this kitten and played with her. When the next vet check was done, the vet remembered to tell the person that the entire house was now contaminated. The vet bills although reasonable, certainly would have paid for a purebred kitten.
The new owner was horribly upset at the fact that the resident cat was now exposed to ringworm. Persians have a rough recovery when they are infected with the fungus. We were called because at times we will accept special needs kittens, and this little girl needed a new home fast! Little Jelly Bean is enjoying playing with the ringworm recovered kittens in her isolation room through the openings of her cage. In about a month she will be available for adoption to a home with adults only and no other pets.
The important part of this story is that when adding to your family of pets, be very wary of the background of the pet you are adopting. Visit the inside of the home, and or shelter and check to see what the animals look like. When you are interested in an incredible bargain, often the hidden costs can be high. Kittens need to have internal and external parasite control, immunizations, and at least one per litter should be tested for feline leukemia or aids. An animal that will be your friend for the next 12 to 15 years deserves good health care.
Granny Kat, Norma

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/1/jelly-bean Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19:38:39 GMT
Cruiser http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/1/cruiser Cruiser (male) 4/12/13Cruiser (male) 4/12/13

Cruiser was obviously born into a home where he was loved. When for some reason he was abandoned in a neighborhood, he hid under a nice ladies porch and cried loudly to be allowed to come indoors where it was warm and safe. She already had two cats and her landlord would not permit a third so we were called.

The first day he was in the shelter he ate nonstop, and slept a lot. By the second day he watched the room cats and decided that it was time he was allowed out to join them. Cats that are on the floor for the first time have one of two ways of reacting. Either they hiss at all other cats coming near them, or they put out invisible vibes that tell all the other cats they are friendly. Orange cats usually are in the second category and Cruiser was no exception.

He quietly traveled around the room, and all of the other cats seemed to welcome him. I am always amazed at the rare cats that can make friends with no verbal contact at all. He enjoyed going back into his open cage for naps that first couple of days, but finally he chose a sleeping box and remained out all the time.

This pleased me because we now have an empty cage for emergencies. Soon we had one of our many calls for an orange kitty, and he will meet the people that reserved him tomorrow afternoon. I certainly wish that I could speak cat to the newcomers in the room that hiss violently for up to three to four days before they are admitted to the floor group. Maybe mix up a tincture of love and gratitude that Cruiser just has naturally. If it caught on, we could slip it into the drinks of our governing powers and save billions on war. Nuff said, “Up with the Cruisers of this world!” Granny Kat, Norma

 

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2015/1/cruiser Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19:21:17 GMT
Giselle's new home http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/11/giselles-new-home Giselle (female) 7/20/13Giselle (female) 7/20/13

Giselle was born last year, an adorable little Torte Point Siamese, she was exceptionally affectionate with her little motor going much of the time. A family came to the shelter, looking for a kitten for their Mom who was older but still in good health. They brought the mother in and it was love at first sight between the two. As soon as Giselle was ready to go home, she was out the door and into the arms of her new owner.
They spent hours together during the day, and slept cuddled up at night. Giselle was in kitty heaven! The ladies’ son also had two of our shelter cats and was to be the backup owner in case of illness or death of Mom.
After a few months of delightful existence for both kitty and owner, the owner became very ill. She asked for one day to visit her precious kitty, and spent that day holding and saying good bye to her furry friend. Giselle did not know that her best friend would die the next day. She only knew that she was alone. Lots of food and warmth, but no person to hold and pet her.
She was taken to the son’s place, where the two resident cats not only said no about her joining them, but heck no! Giselle crept into a corner and turned her head away. “Why was her loving owner gone?” “Had Giselle done something terribly wrong?” So at last the ladies’ son brought her back to our shelter.
She climbed on a shelf away from the other three cats in her small room here and searched each face, hoping that one would be her owner. If Giselle could speak, she would ask, “Is there anyone that will want me, all by myself, hold me and love me?” “Will my Christmas wish be answered?” Join me in prayers for a new home for this lovely female please. Granny Kat, Norma

~Update~

Just spoke with Giselle’s new owners, after hiding for a day, she is on their laps and loving her new home.  Happy Thanksgiving Mz Giselle!

Granny Kat, Norma

 

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/11/giselles-new-home Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:42:19 GMT
Order your calendars! http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/10/order-your-calendars

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/10/order-your-calendars Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:29:00 GMT
Last garage sale of 2014 http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/10/last-garage-sale-of-2014

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/10/last-garage-sale-of-2014 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:28:57 GMT
Courage http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/10/courage Courage is so sweet and loves to play. She is lonely without her kittens and she would make the purrrfect companion kitty cat!

Courage

 

 

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/10/courage Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:07:22 GMT
Murphy http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/10/murphy

Murphy was born about 8 weeks ago on

a farm here in Mason County.  His mother

was fed and allowed to be an outdoor

mouser cat.  Naturally the farmer did not

want to be bothered by trapping and getting

the mother cat spayed under our free feral

fix and release program.  Nope, he handled

the kittens in the same way his father had.

Murphy’s litter mates were all killed by a

very accurate gun.  Murphy was lined up

in the sights of the man’s gun when a lady

happened to see what was going to happen.

“Stop” she shrieked, and got a box, caught

the terrified kitten, and brought him to our

shelter.  Since we are closed for new intakes

naturally we could not take this kitten.  If

you believe that you don’t know us very

well.  Murphy hissed and cried that first

day until we held a bowl of wet food

under his chin.  He gulped it down and

then curled up in the back of the carrier.

That was three days ago, and he has now

progressed to allowing himself to be

cuddled in a towel, and held for as

long as any of our volunteers have

time.  There is no law forcing the man

to get the mama cat spayed.  As you

can see Murphy is a very pretty kitten

and will soon be looking for a forever

home.                       Granny Kat, Norma

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/10/murphy Tue, 07 Oct 2014 23:42:26 GMT
Friends http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/10/friends

 

Cedar came to us from under a woodpile. His
rescuer immediately took the two week old
kitten to his vet. His vet prescribed all sorts of
things for the small howling baby. However
round the clock care was not something that
the gentleman could do. Cedar, for a small
kitten, had an extremely big appetite. He
eagerly swallowed syringe after syringe of a
slurry made of First Step, a rich baby kitten food
especially for rescues like this tiny black kitten.
After the first day with us, Cedar’s paws
were wrapped with a towel as he constantly
flailed, telling us to go faster, faster, more,
right meow! As he got a bit older he looked
out and watched the other kittens. Everyone
but little Cedar had a friend to cuddle with.
Cedar refused to learn to lap by himself. He
insisted that we hold him and feed him
several times a day. Finally a few days ago
Miguel, a small tabby female, was left all
alone by her two siblings being adopted
together. We placed the two together.
Cedar could not believe his eyes! A friend
just for him! He wrapped his paws around
Miguel’s neck and snuggled down for a nap.
When Cedar awoke, he observed Miguel
lapping her bowl of wet cat food. When we
fed the two, (they receive five meals a day)
we placed a bowl in front of both kittens.
Cedar lapped all by himself. A friend is a
wonderful blessing. Cedar is now content
and a purrrfect gentleman!

Granny Kat, Norma

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/10/friends Sun, 05 Oct 2014 15:55:50 GMT
Isabella http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/9/isabella  
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The very first thing we at Kitten Rescue would like to say is Thank You. Isabella's surgery was successfully funded through the "Cricket Fund"  by your generous donations. We are grateful. There was even enough raised to help pay for another kitten who required a tail amputation.
 
Isabella is now a healthy, happy, 3 legged kitten. She no longer drags around a cumbersome 4th leg that just was never again going to function properly. She is not quite as fast as her friend Chipper, but the two of them play together, running through the house, like any two normal kittens would.
 
Issy will now set forth the task of finding her forever home. She is currently in foster care, but available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting this lovely girl, please call the shelter so we can make arrangements for you to meet her. 
 
Once again, thank you all for your donations.
 
P.S. Issy's friend Chipper is ready for adoption too.
 
The "Cricket Fund" is an ongoing fund dedicated to kittens and cats in need of medical care outside of our normal limits. We will continue to bring you stories of the recipients. 
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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/9/isabella Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:53:20 GMT
Isabella needs your help! http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/8/isabella-needs-your-help Isabella female)Isabella female)

Isabella needs your help!
It has been five weeks since Issy saw Doc Gary. The hope was, that the nerves in her leg would heal, she would recover and not have to have her leg amputated. She has had some success. The upper part of her leg has healed and she now runs freely on the leg she used to simply drag behind her. However, the lower part of the leg is bent under and she has no feeling in it. The problem here is that it always has a sore, which is prone to infection. The likelihood of other complications is also great.
 
So... Isabella is scheduled for amputation this coming Wednesday.  It's sad, it's expensive , but it will ultimately improve her quality of life.   
 
The  "Cricket Fund" was created to pay medical expenses to save the eye of a kitten named Cricket. The generous donations made to this fund did just that. His eye was saved and he now lives a normal life. Isabella is now the recipient of "The Cricket Fund" If you would like to help Isabella and donate to the Cricket Fund, you can donate here
Or you can send a check to

Kitten Rescue of Mason County

420 SE State Route 3,  Shelton, WA  98584

Designate to Cricket Fund in the "memo" section of the check.

 

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olegranee@comcast.net (Kitten Rescue of Mason County) http://www.kittenresq.net/blog/2014/8/isabella-needs-your-help Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:10:18 GMT