Monday, January 16, 2017

Feed a Cat for Christmas! KRISTEN K.!!!!!

Thank you Kristen K.!  Thank you for helping me to help them.  This Feed a Cat Campaign was very successful in that it brought in donations for a whole month.  Donations were made in many ways - whether it was food, money, tarps, batteries for my headlamps, gift cards, it was very appreciative.  Thankfully I am able to vet some of these sick cats I rescue, namely Bacardi, and Baylee, who will be going in to the vet this week to figure out what their issues are.  Thank you Kristen for doing your part in helping.  Not only that, but Kristen is the adoptive mom to two very special girls that I rescued from Pennsylvania and Second Street in 2015.

Iris and Pixie!
She adopted them together so they wouldn't have to separate, and are they loving life now!

Regarding my sadness on Friday in seeing this very sick cat on Niagara Street, I saw it each day since.  Saturday morning, and Sunday morning, two futile attempts were made to get this poor little thing.  The smell alone was enough to make you gag.  This morning, I opened up the shelter door, back crawled inside to see if I could see kitty in one of the huts, and and saw this little one inside the beautiful hut that Debbie's husband Jim crafted from wood and shingles, with a cat face cut out.  I immediately saw green stuff in gobs coming from its mouth, and my heart was just broken.  I had to figure out something.  I asked Kings to get the carrier, staying there so kitty wouldn't get out of the hut, and I then manueuvered the carrier just outside the entrance to the hut, placing the water bottle on the other side so there was no way kitty could get out except to go into the carrier.  We then began the laborious task of removing all the wood and stuff to get the top of the hut exposed to remove it.  Luckily, kitty began moving and went right into the carrier.  I breathed a sigh of relief.

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I have been thinking about this poor angel night and day for a week now.  Kitty is at the emergency clinic as we speak.  I will take responsibility for kitty, in comparison to most times that I have had to bring a cat here in the early morning hours, knowing I could not afford the extensive treatments the sick and injured animals would have to endure, and having had to have them euthanized - under the Good Samaritan thing.  I will ask if kitty can be saved.  I don't want it to suffer.  I am sure they will take a leukemia test first, and then figure out whats wrong.  Kitty is not feral as it had its face pushed up against the carrier door confused and scared.  I am naming kitty HOPE for now.  Please say a prayer!

UPDATE: Poor little baby ... Hope has a large mass on her tongue, and vet believes it’s a secondary mass from somewhere else. She is in very bad shape. I don’t want her to suffer any longer, and vet agrees. She also tested positive for leukemia. Hope could infect others in the colony. Say a prayer as she passes on to heaven…

Have a good day.

“Heavenly Father, you created all things for your glory and made us stewards of this creature If it is your will, restore it to health and strength. Blessed are you, Lord God, and holy is your name for ever and ever. Amen”


  1. So very sorry about Hope. Thank you for making the effort to either make her well again or to relieve her suffering. Heartbreaking how these little ones have to suffer because some damn human either did not spay or neuter as well as having the temerity to abandon one of God's creatures. Thank you, again, for all that you do. RIP Hope. Fly free.

  2. I'm so sorry about Hope. I've been praying that you would be able to grab her and end her suffering. Thank you for helping her and giving her some comfort at the end of her life. She's at peace now and free from pain. Hugs to you!

  3. God rest Hope's soul. I pray she is happy and at peace. I am so sad that she didn't know the love , safety and warmth of a loving home. It breaks my heart. But I am eternally grateful that she had a full belly each morning because of you and that she did not suffer endlessly. Bless you both.