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Picking up Saved Dogs Today :)

Today is one of my favorite things to do; I go and pick up saved dogs from high kill shelters and transport them to the organization who has screened homes waiting for them!

As much as it can be frustrating, as it is today, due to mechanical issues with the van and weather (fog) this morning, all of which push back the arrival time, I know I will always feel the same feeling of happiness when I see them.

Rescue organizations are always looking for people who are wanting to foster animals to a suitable home can be found; if that is you, give a call to your one closest to you!

So, yes, as much as I want to watch the Super Bowl with my husband, we are going to record it and watch it together.

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Please Spay and Neuter!

For the last 36 hours I have been online watching a young female cat (maybe a year old), be in pre-labor for a total of 4 days. Last night at about 5:30 pm she delivered the first kitten. She had a lot of problems with her first and it was touch and go for awhile.  Momma (named Dorothy) has had 6 and there is question if there is a 7 or 8th; it can take up to 24 hours sometimes for the last to be born.

Dorothy was simply exhausted from her days of pre-labor that by the time her babies were being born, it took all of her strength to simply push through each contraction. Thankfully her foster mom is experienced in cats birthing and all seemed to go as well as expected. Clearly, this is Dorothy’s first litter as she had no clue what do as each kitten was born. Her foster mom tried to stay out of assisting Dorothy too much, but it became clear that she was going to have to wipe the babies faces of the placenta.

Imagine if she had been in the wild? A young cat dumped and found in a very bad state. She had been full of tape worms, the worst they had ever seen and very skinny. The outcome most likely wouldn’t be what it is today; 6 healthy kittens. It should be noted that there are 2 that are tiny and one has a cleft, just waiting to hear if it is a partial or full. Cleft palettes can be repaired through surgery. It seems the baby is finding its way to nurse as it gained 10 grams overnight.

I can’t stress enough the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. The reason I am able to watch online is that there is a fed on livestream that the foster set up so that children can see and people can see the results of not spaying and neutering.

If you are wanting to watch the kittens and stay up to date you can watch http://new.livestream.com/tinykittens/oz

If you are wanting to donate you can do so here https://www.facebook.com/LAPSlangley?fref=ts

Tiny Kittens which is the organization fostering momma and her kittens have their own webpage http://www.tinykittens.com/

Please remember, female cats can go into heat at 4 months of age; which is why we have such an overpopulated cat situation.

There are currently cats waiting for adoption at LAPS (Langley Animal Protection Society) now and I’m sure waiting for you to take them home.

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This is one of the babies from last night’s birth

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A Good Reminder

A good reminder for all of us with fur babies! The roaring thunder of fireworks can cause animals to panic, putting both pets and people in danger.

Here are some tips from us at the BC SPCA:

  • Keep your pets indoors and make sure to close the windows and draw the curtains. In case they do try to run away, make sure your pet is wearing identification.

AND

  • Finally, if you are joining the crowds to enjoy the festivities, leave your pets at home.

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How do you help a bonded mate?

Its Caturday and usually I spend it with my fur family and my humans. Today is very different. Hi, my name is Cinder, the brother to Ella, who has been away somewhere for what seems like forever! Mommy says she is at a special place because she hasn’t been well. But that is too hard for me to understand.

I keep calling for her, but she doesn’t answer. I miss sleeping with her and her cleaning my fur. I miss playing with her, she is such a good paw hitter!

So what do I do, how do I stop missing my sister? My older brother Jingles is here and sometimes we play, but he’s not Ella. I know mommy and daddy feel really bad for me, they don’t like to see me so sad.

So mommy made a Facebook page for Ella and to share about the importance of rescuing and adopting cats from good places. Remember there are bad rescues and people out there!

In the mean time Here is the FB page for Ella and rescuing cats

Could you go and like it and share it for me.

Also if you haven’t done so already, could you please go and read up on Ella’s story and donate for her veterinary expenses please. Her link is  http://www.gofundme.com/558d3o

Whisker kisses and nose nibbles

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This is me, Cinder

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Ella and Daddy, Nov. 8, 2013

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An Update on my baby girl Ella

This is my 2 year old Birman cat named Ella. Ella is a beautiful spirit, kind, loving and chatty (oh and let’s not forget a princess lol) Ella has been very sick and in the hospital since Wednesday Night due to a very bad infection, that is suspected to be kidney infection. I’ve been to see her a few times now and she is showing improvement with the re-hydration however Ella still needs everyone’s help. She is still not eating for them. Until she does, and until her lab work for her lymphocytes comes back, she is not able to come home.

I am reaching out to my friends, family and most importantly my community. I can’t do this alone, my baby, who I consider my own child, needs help. I am humbled by the support given thus far, and I truly appreciate all the shares that everyone has done. But I need donations, those funds will all go towards Ella and her care.

I have spoken to @Langley Animal Clinic and unfortunately you can’t donate to them over the phone, you have to go into their office with 3 pieces of information only I can give you. IF you are local and want to walk into their location to give a donation, please PM and I will give you those 3 pieces of information. You will only get a receipt if you pay by debit or credit, however, if you pay by cash, they aren’t able to provide you a receipt as it is under my name. I would be more than happy to scan and privately email you your copy of the invoice to reflect your payment.

I will continue with updates and photos so everyone can see how she is doing. Thank you for sharing, caring and donating ~

http://www.gofundme.com/558d3o

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Hoarding

What does this mean to you? Do you feel that the more dogs rescued, but are put into situations that are questionable, is helping or hindering what is truly in their best interest?

Some things to think about are:

1. What happens if your bylaw officers in your community, catches word of the numerous dogs are in the possession of a location, not a business?

2. When do you draw the line on how many dogs to have at one time, when fosters are maxed out as to how many dogs are able to be cared for without compromising their own homes?

3.  What is the purpose of housing more animals than you have foster families?

4. Does hoarding animals, in this case, dogs, represent that an organization is not non profit and actually a business of brokering for profit?

These are thoughts we have wondered for awhile and would really like some feed back.