Sometimes intake closed means when an
emergency arises, you find a place to put a couple little kittens because the
consequences of not doing so will result in pain and suffering – and maybe slow
death – in a kitten.
Approximately three weeks ago we just
couldn't take in any more cats but some of the kittens in the one feral colony
had severe eye issues (same colony as some of our other "eye kittens"
this year, large TNR project is underway).
We couldn't take them in at the time but we were able to pay for a vet
visit for the kittens. A couple of them
were doing better but Lisa sent me a picture of the kitten on Saturday and it
was clear we had to take him/her in ASAP.
You could tell from the photo that the little (about 8-9 weeks) kitten's
eye was about to rupture
We took the kitten in last night and
had an appointment scheduled for today.
When I went to bed at 3:30 last night, she was resting comfortable but
when I woke up at 6:30, it was bleeding and was worse than last night. Our little emergency intake kitten had
surgery to have her eye removed today. The bad news is, it might not be
possible to save the other eye, but Dr. Teresa will do everything possible (working
with Animal Eye Care as needed). This
darling angel feels so much better with that bad eye out. She has a good appetite and chowed down her
canned food this evening.
We did also take in her two siblings
as we couldn't leave them. One has an
eye issue also and Dr. Teresa is speaking with Animal Eye Care.
Last night's kittens are the
"space kittens" - Supernova, Lunar, and Orbit. The Space Kittens came from the same colony
as Juniper, Leela, Zoidberg, and Hattie McDoogal came from - all of them had eye
issues. Juniper and Leela both had eyes
removed, Hattie McDoogal made a full recovery and Zoidberg is doing well but
has very limited vision and a "white" covering over one eye but Animal Eye Care was able to save the eye.
We can't save them all, but we can
often save the ones with medical issues that no one else wants. And sometimes that erases some of the
heartache of not being able to help them all.
adoptions the weekend of October 6/7: Mrs. Peacock (first of the
"Clue" kitties to be adopted), Doc Holliday, and Ink. Ink was adopted
by a previous adopter (who just happened to adopt two kittens that had the same
adoptions on Saturday, October 11th. but the really
big new is that three of them are adults! The following were adopted: Ironwood,
Athena, and Jinx and Torque together. Fingers crossed for Torque - she's a
sensitive kitty who doesn't do well if another cat bullies her, but we're all
really hoping it works out, she's a very sweet girl.
you so very much to our adopters. And congratulations to the adopters and the
Based on our goal of 75 cats adopted before
January 1, 2014, we have 68 more kitty adoptions to go.
Calling all Cat Lovers!!! Alley Cats and Angels want to place 75 cats in their forever homes by the end of 2013! We need your help spreading the word! If you are not looking for a cat yourself, please share the photo with your friends and encourage them to do the same.
We are full up with cats and kittens, like many rescues right now. As a foster-home based rescue we have limited space to take in cats in need. If we can reach our goal then we can get back to making a difference in the lives of the forgotten felines. You can see most of our available cats at your Kitten Alley facebook page or via our website. www.alleycatsandangels.org
Alley Cats and Angels will be at the PetSmart in Knightdale this weekend Saturday & Sunday from 1p-4p. Stop by and see us!