Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Three Albany Cats to Portland

Hearing that KATA alone has 200 kittens plus more adult cats in foster right now made me want to yell "Nooooo!"

I told a Portland rescue friend about it, and when she expressed shock at such numbers, I asked if she had any room, if I found kitten ads on craigslist that owners would relinquish. At least then, they get fixed and vet check ups prior to adoption.  And they are out of the over run in cats Linn County.  So then maybe someone looking to adopt, will do so from a shelter or rescue.

She said "sure", that she could handle about 6.

I called or e-mailed about six ads.  Got responses from just two, which is about the norm.  The second response I got was a text telling me all their kittens had gone to homes and the mother of the kittens was getting fixed this Thursday, which made me happy!

 The first response was an enthusiastic "yes".  She needed help.   She has a dog with puppies, plus her own cat, and she'd taken in a cat from someone moving who couldn't take her.  Then she had two kittens from some barn, south of Albany, way out, she couldn't recall where.  She took those two girl kittens in because the barn owner was making threats about what would happen with them if they weren't gone a.s.a.p.  She has a soft heart.

But they couldn't handle the kittens, the cats, the dogs and the puppies.

So I picked up the lovely adult female, who is herself under a year.  And the two girl kittens.  They are so lovely and laid back and acted, last night in my bathroom, like they'd always lived there.  Adaptable cats!

This morning I met my rescue buddy at the Portland vet clinic she uses and handed the girls over.  They're lucky.   I call this "an assist", since the only cost to The Happy Cat Club was in the Advantage I applied last night to all three and the gas to drive them up to Portland.  But it does help out the cat situation in Albany a tiny bit and certainly helps out that family and the 3 cats involved.

Lola, the young adult Siamese girl.

Marly, a 10 to 12 week old female kitten, who is very lovely.  This picture doesn't do her justice.

Marly's sister, Stash!
Thank you again, my Portland friend.  I would name her but I'm not sure she wants that in public.  That rescue took 7 or 8 kittens I took up from Albany end of June, while their mothers were being fixed.  The mothers went back to their owners, but they didn't want the kittens.

Update:  the three girls tested negative, but were covered in fleas, dead by then, had worms and earmites.  All taken care of now.  So happy they got vet care immediately!

It was a short outing, got me out of the house and I felt productive for once.



11 comments :

  1. Please know that I find your efforts very productive. You're such an inspiration. Good job!

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    1. Why thank you, Darla. You are very kind in your words to me. I need that!

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    2. I'm always happy to provide a little boost to someone so admirable.

      PS I was a stinker and nominated you for a photo blog hop called Eight Photos of Happiness. You can find information here: http://darlamsands.blogspot.com/2015/08/eight-photos-of-happiness.html and I hope you'll join in the fun!

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  2. You are more than productive. You do amazing work. Thank you, on behalf of those who can't (the cats) or won't (some of the people) say the words.

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    1. thanks EC. Sometimes I do long for the old "round up" days but those days are gone. And besides, so are the low cost clinics I used to get the cats fixed.

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  3. You're doing a great job. So glad that the pieces fell into place for once.

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  4. You did well. There must be such a large problem with unwanted cats in your area....

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    1. We have a large problem with irresponsible people in our area, who don't fix their pets and leave pets behind when they move. that's for sure.

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  5. 3 beautiful cats specially Lola.Lucky cats.

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    1. Lola is gorgeous and waiting for a home in Portland!

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