|Posted by Joan on Thursday, April 24, 2014|
HELP, I have been swamped with emails for adoption, mainly because we have a couple of kittens on the web site but also as we have few cats available right now. I have many requests to meet the cats and kittens so till they are sorted out I will shut the waitlist.
Right now I have about 40 applications to wade through and as it is only me it is slow going. It’s only fair I process them before taking new ones.
I will post something when these applications are done and we’re ready to go again, shouldn't be too long.
Sorry for having to make you wait but there will be more cats and kittens available in the near future.
|Posted by on Friday, March 14, 2014|
Meet the Gang
For people who frequently visit the CCAR website, you are familiar with the sections that feature our "Special Needs" cats and kittens. Another group who don't get featured as often as they should are the felines who will more than likely never be adopted. They have problems ranging from complex medical issues, to emotional damage that will likely never be overcome.
They are the lifers at Cat's Cradle and are loved every bit as much as everyone else. We are in the process of pulling together new photos and bio information for them.
We hope that from time to time you will visit their page. They can be found under the Main Menu Tab named "You Can Help" - Pets in Need. We also hope you will consider sending a donation to help with their care. As these felines are going to be with us for their entire lives, the cost to care for them will be come considerable. Thank you for reading.
|Posted by on Tuesday, February 18, 2014|
Broadmead Veterinary Clinic Extends Hours
Now Open Weekends
If like many people you find it awkward to take your furry friend to the vet on weekdays, fret no more. Broadmead Veterinary Clinic has extended their hours and are now also open on Saturday and Sunday.
Broadmead Village Veterinary Clinic (2001) Ltd.
Suite 240 – 777 Royal Oak Drive, Victoria, BC V8X 4V1
|Posted by on Tuesday, January 14, 2014|
Update for Darby & Grey
Just a quick note to let everyone know that Darby and Grey have now been adopted… together!
We couldn't be happier as these two old boys have been together all their lives, so to have possibly seen them split up would have been heart-wrenching. A huge thank you goes out to the adopters who were willing to see past their age and fell in love with their personalities.
Darby and Grey were rescued from the Humane Society in Calgary approximately 12 years ago. They moved to Victoria with their owners 5 years ago and planned on staying with them for life. However, circumstances have changed and these two beautiful boys now need a new home.
Please see our Adult Cats page for more information.
|Posted by Joan on Wednesday, December 18, 2013|
Many thanks to those people who wish to donate and remain anonymous. Cat's Cradle receives many generous gifts from those who don't want any acknowledgement.
If you are one of those please accept this as a very large THANK YOU for what you have done. It is truly appreciated by all.
|Posted by on Saturday, December 14, 2013|
Honk If You Love Cats
On any cold night, but particularly in the winter, many cats seek refuge inside cars to protect themselves from the cold and rain. From sleeping on top of the tires, to climbing up in the engines they are simply trying to stay warm. Depending on where the cat has climbed up to, by the time you start your engine it is too late for them to escape. Please give your horn a quick HONK before starting your engine this winter… your neighbours might think you are nuts, but you might save the life of a kitty.
|Posted by Beverly on Tuesday, December 03, 2013|
Can you spare some time
to walk two small dogs?
A good friend and supporter of CCAR has asked if we could post a request to see if someone who lives in the Colwood area is able to take two small dogs for a daily afternoon walk while their owner is at work. Of course, she is willing to pay for this service. She is concerned as the dogs have to be left on their own for up to ten hours and she would like to get something in place for their sake. If you would like to find out more about this, please contact Debbie at 656-7231 between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
|Posted by Beverly on Monday, December 02, 2013|
I have a dire situation with a cat
and hope that someone out there can help this cat
We have a cat named Gee Gee (aka Olive) who is a large grey female cat who I think came from the CRD Pound close to a year ago. From day one, this girl disliked me intensely and I think it was, amongst other things perhaps, largely due to the fact that she doesn't care for other cats and guess what, I smell of a lot of cats I am sure. Gee Gee went to a foster home with Emma and she did well there but Emma moved on and then Gee Gee went to a foster home with Judy and she did well there for a time but then developed interstitial cystitis which is painful and uncomfortable but can be controlled easily by medication. For a number of reasons, Judy was unable to keep her and she ended up back at my house. I have her in a room with no other cats that has been cleaned carefully but I have no doubt she is aware of the cats around although she has not been reacting too badly. Unfortunately, Gee Gee still hates me and I can't get near her to give her medication. She was eating well for a couple of days, the last two days, she hasn't eaten and I can't force feed her or medicate her. She is doubtless in pain and this is why she is not eating.
If anyone out there has a laundry room or somewhere similar that we can put Gee Gee in for a short term until we get her cystitis under control, please, please let me know. Ideally, you won't have any cats or maybe just one or two at the most. I am hoping that in this kind of environment, Gee Gee will be able to be medicated (it is a drug you rub onto her ear so easy to do) and we can get her comfortable and hopefully she will eat. If she doesn't eat in the next few days, she will go into Hepatic Lipidosis and there is nothing we can do for her short of a feeding tube which is not an option for her at this point since she won't let me near her. BTW, I had two volunteers try and interact with her yesterday and still no luck. I think it is just the environment here.
If we can't come up with something short term for Gee Gee in the next day or two, we will have to euthanize this poor girl. She is in pain, but will not allow me to do anything about that (when she hisses at me, I do shoot pain meds into her mouth but this is not treating the cystitis, just making her more comfortable). I don't want to end her life because of this, but as Dr. Wilson says, if we can't medicate her and she is in constant pain, then it is not fair to her. I want to give her a chance and am pleading with anyone who is reading this who thinks they may be able to help Gee Gee, to let me know. Please call me at 250-655-6451 if you can help her.