Cat Help

Discussion in 'Pets and Animals' started by 2bohemians, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. 2bohemians

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    Hmmm... none of the vets we spoke with mentioned these folks ... we will have to check into this .... thanks for the tip ...
     
  2. 2bohemians

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    yes .... there are many of us who pay out of our pockets to feed the cats ... those of us who can don't mind at all ... others do it even though they can't really afford it .... we appreciate your generosity and kindness ... perhaps we can work on organizing some kind cat fund ... maybe a local vet would like to help ... what do you think? they could take donations of food and money ... a cat fund ... folks could give to this fund .... then when issues arise, they use the money that has been building in the fund towards the medical care of the cats .... in our opinion, there seems to be plenty of food for the cats but when one of them gets hurt or injured or doesn't appear well, the employees in Seaside just can't afford to take them to a vet .....
     
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    Just an update .... the gal at B&A's has been taking great care of the cat ... along with other employees at the shops .... he has been receiving antibiotics daily ... and even though his injury still looks nasty ... in our opinion, it does look a little better and he seems like he may feel a little better ...
     
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    Thanks so much for the update and info!! I want to help too. I wasn't aware an organization wasn't feeding the cats anymore. I can bring food on my trips there if I know where to leave it. I would also donate to a vet fund. Those abscesses can look nasty but with antibiotics they will heal just fine. If a local vet would be in charge of taking donations and keeping it in an account, then the cats could have medical care if needed. Thanks to the shop employees for all they do!!!
     
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    If you're organizing to take care of the cats, it really would help to get in touch with Feline Friends (Petsmart should also have contact info there since they work together on adoptions). They've done all the paperwork to become a 503(c)(3) corporation, and if you could set up some sort of chapter or umbrella partnership with them, it helps at donation times.

    I gave moeny to Whisker's Friends in the past, and one of the things that got them in trouble a few years back was that they weren't a 503(c)(3), so donors couldn't write donations off come tax time. It's also reassuring to donors to know that there is an accounting plan in place to make sure their donations are being properly handled.
     
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    I have been feeding the nieghbors cat. They dont let their cats in the house which drives me insane. i have a ragdoll and a himmy. So after feeding the one outside... I now have 4 cats, 2 raccoons and a possum... everynight...without fail. I dont know if I am helping or hurting, But I feel like they will starve, they aren't wild. They are all very well groomed cats. (the raccoon is cute too... but the possum?.. <shiver>
     
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    Jake Rules!!!! Jake is the big grey. For years we had a Calico named Levi. What's Bud & Alley's without an alley cat? Thanks to Gretchen & 2bohemians for looking out for the Seaside Kitties.
     
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    Update: The cat seems to have improved greatly. On Wednesday morning, there was a note from the Whiskers people saying not to feed the cats on Wed. & Thursday. They said they would be setting traps and taking them in for [SIZE=-1]vaccinations. Haven't been over since Thursday but hopefully they were successful in getting their check-ups. Thank you Whiskers. And yes Dave, we agree, Jake is awesome too -- thank you too for all that you do :clap: [/SIZE]
     
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    A great trick to keep the cats from destroying catnip plants is to place a wire hanging basket, minus the liner over the plant. Use some stakes to secure it in a few spots. The plant grows thru the cage allowing kitty to munch while the base of the plant stays safe.
     
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    on my way wednesday with big bunches of dried catnip for all of the seaside kitties. i will hand it over to you all to dole out as needed. later this spring i will pot up some for you to grow, and will do it with hte "cage" setup as described - should work!
     
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    Jake does rule! (See my avatar) I have visited him for years and always bring him special treats. Bud and Alley's is definitely his territory. Thanks to you all who watch after him! Tell him I'll see him soon!
     
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    :clap: You are so sweet Beach Angel, we can't wait to meet you and give the kitties there grown-with-love treats!
     
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    i'll stop by on thursday - see you then!
     
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    Thank you Beach Angel for your generous bag of kitty weed. All of the cats are now sufficiently stoned and lovin' every minute of it .... we passed it out to as many of them as we could find ... and admittedly saved a small stash for our neighbors cats ... we just got a call from her and she said they have gone bonkers .... thanks for the entertainment and the delicious strawberry lovecakes .. we enjoyed them immensely! Happy Valentine's Day!

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    How cool! People can be really sweet. :wub:

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    glad the cats enjoyed their treat. and glad you enjoyed yours, too! we were so happy to meet you today, and plan to return later this spring with your planted catnip pot (no pun intended!). take care - :wave:
     
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    It was great to meet the both of you too. We can't wait ... or should we say the cats can't wait to get their spring time harvest. If we don't see you again before you leave, please have a safe trip back home.
     
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    i have the catnip planter all ready, and will get it to you before i leave. if you are closed, i will leave it right outside the front desk area so you can find it easily, and i will email you to let you know.
     
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    the catnip was dropped off tonight - it is on the little table in front of the front desk of perspicacity. we had treats for the 4 cats who hang out with you - and also gave them some fresh 'nip. they were VERY content when we left them!!
     

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