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.
This is one of the babies from last night’s birth
Tika is an 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier x Chihuahua who originally started out on the streets of California. She has had a rough life that found her way to a loving home for several years until her owner could no longer keep her.
In September 2013 Tika’s physical revealed poor dental that at some point would need attending to. Here is Tika’s fundraising page http://igg.me/p/679340/x/5566332 I am on Disability and I do not have the funds for the surgery she needs. I know people often say don’t have a pet if you can’t pay for it. But I do help in the Rescue Community and Volunteer often. Tika has become a vital part of my family and we have learned that her previous owner has passed on. I made a promise to her that Tika’s well being would always be taken care of.
- Tika needs about $1,200 to cover the high side of her surgery costs. It is expected she will have more than one extraction. Being a senior dog, she may take longer in recovery.
- If the her goal is not reached, what portion is reached will go towards her bill.
Giving Tika this surgery will help her to be free of pain and discomfort . Your donations will make a substantial difference to her quality of life.
- Our fundraising is valuable as I want to share how seniors are valuable members of our society, regardless of how they come to be in your care. Rescue, Adoption and Donating is so very important.
- Tika’s fur friend had a similar fundraiser with wonderful success. http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/let…
If you can’t contribute, all I ask is you
- share Tika’s campaign and keep on sharing!
We thank each and every one of you for your support and donations!
Meh Mummy has been volunteering with @Safe at Last Dog Rescue Society and has been helping with fundraising for a gorgeous (ok so he is, but not as cute as moi, Blaze *giggle*) Golden Labrador named ZEUS. We want to share a message from ZEUS and His Team:
From everyone on the ZEUS TEAM and ZEUS’ foster family, we wanted to wish you all a Pawsitively Wonderful safe and happy Pawlidays
We have set up phase 2 of ZEUS’ fundraising now and donations have started to appear. Just a quick side note, on the
the site doesn’t allow for a second fundraiser for the same cause, so the $2,500 raised is from the first fundraiser. The $3,000 is the total needed for the second one that we have begun. The cartrophen injections are higher in cost than before, and ZEUS needs 4 of them at $50.00 a round, it all adds up.
As well we are looking for blankets, bedding, and all things safe and warm for those in need. If you have anything you want to donate please contact @Marion a Safe At Last Dog Rescue Society
oh and moi, Blaze! I got to see Santa too!!
I have been finding other ways to help the rescue community after my recent set back with an organization who I once trusted, only to learn they abused their privileges in ways that make good rescues struggle to keep their good name.
I’ve been hosting fundraising events for a couple of animals. One is a Yellow Lab named Zeus; the other is Ella a cat.
This is ZEUS a 2 year old, Yellow Labrador
ZEUS is set for surgery tomorrow for what is called a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) for Treatment of Ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligament – See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-zeus-run-again/96905#sthash.aRLe2nwV.dpuf
I decided I wanted to help this sweet boy and put together a Facebook page for him called “Zeus the Yellow Lab” https://www.facebook.com/pages/ZEUS-the-Yellow-Lab/563807007002189?ref=hl and he has a YouCaring Page, where people can donate to. At present we are very very close to reaching his goal of $2,500. We need about $400 and his surgery is for Monday, November 18, 2013!
People commend me, say very nice things to me but I just feel that all animals deserve a chance and that is quite simply why I do what I have been doing.
Miss Ella is a very sweet 2 year old Birman/Ragdoll cross cat. She is very petite in size and stature. She is my cat and her veterinary costs in a very quick period of time have come close to $950.00. We have managed to raise $604 and have about $340ish to go. The illness they have thought she had/has is either she passed a kidney stone/crystal (her kidney enzymes were very high), her white blood cell count has been very high, indicating an infection and she ended up staying 3 nights with our veterinarian’s office. Feline Leukemia and AIDS have been spoken about, but they have not done the testing for that at this point, they have wanted to attack her infection and go from there.
To read more on Ella you can go to her FB page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-things-Princess-Ella-A-cats-life/180768685448702 and if you wish to donate to her veterinary expenses you can do so at http://www.gofundme.com/558d3o
Ella, like ZEUS are both rescues, both have had hard starts in life, but both are resilient with determination and spunk, these furry babies really do know what it takes to be determined to have a good life. 🙂
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
This is me, Cinder
Ella and Daddy, Nov. 8, 2013
We know we have been posting dis lots and we are sorry for spamming your walls. We know there are lots of sick and injured fur friends out there and we wish we could win lots of monies to help everyone.
But because we don’t have that kind of money, we have to continue our request for donations for ZEUS. We don’t ask for us, we as for our fur brother because he deserves to be as happy as we are.
Thank you Rita the Naked Pit Bull (whose Facebook page has over 9,000 followers, with her sister Poof) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rita-the-Naked-Pit-Bull/359167900823272 for donating $20.00!
Thank you to auntie Helen Martin for your donation and for your generous donation of crocheting slippers by Crochet Slippers by Helene https://www.facebook.com/CrochetSlippersByHelene?fref=ts for ANYONE who donates $50.00 towards ZEUS. You choose the colors and sizing, shipping is free.
Please be sure to include your email address where you can be reached.
As a final comment, we would like to say thank you to everyone who has shared and liked the page, we wouldn’t be able to do this without the community support.
Safe At Last Dog Rescue Society’s family and friends are uniting to raise money to help ZEUS and his battle against ACL and HD. Please show your support! You can read more about Safe At Last Dog Rescue Society here —–> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Safe-At-Last-Dog-Rescue-Society/511017928962692?fref=ts
Click on ZEUS’ link and do your part. http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-zeus-run-again/96905