|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.
|Posted by Joan on Monday, December 02, 2013|
Crocheting Catnip Mice
A small get together has been arranged to learn to crochet catnip mice for Cats Cradle Animal Rescue on December 9th at 5pm. Venue will be a volunteer's home in the Glandford area.
Places are limited (we have two left) so first come first served , but if there is a huge interest (we can hope!!) I will put a waiting list together .
If interested please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250 656-1169
|Posted by on Sunday, December 01, 2013|
*Molly* is Home!
Molly is home. Dirty, tired and very hungry, but HOME!
Thank you to everyone who posted her on their Facebook page, or tweeted about her. And a special thank you to Layla who offered to go door to door with leaflets letting people know she was missing.
Molly's family immediately took her to the vet to have her checked out, but to also have her 'micro-chipped'. If you have a cat who is either a successful or wannabe escape artist, you too may want to think about doing this with your feline.
|Posted by Joan on Tuesday, November 26, 2013|
Another Birthday Wish
This Birthday wish is for Cameron, who for his fifth Birthday donated half his toonies to Cat's Cradle.
Thanks so much Cameron, it will buy food for the little kittens you met yesterday.
|Posted by Joan on Friday, November 22, 2013|
A very Happy Belated Birthday wish for Kaya A. She donated her birthday money to Cat's Cradle on her 6th birthday.
Many thanks Kaya for helping the cats and kittens.
|Posted by Joan on Friday, November 15, 2013|
Just had an email from Royal Oak Vet Clinic to say they had received a grocery bag of catnip mice for Cat's Cradle. We would love to know who was the kind soul who made them?????
Would you call me please 250 656-1169.
|Posted by Beverly on Thursday, November 14, 2013|
Kitten Adoption Event
Sunday, November 17, 2013
If you are looking to adopt a kitten, CCAR is holding a Kitten Adoption Event at the Broadmead Village Vet Clinic, off Royal Oak Drive (the plaza with the Canadian Tire, Thrifty's and Pets West)on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH starting at 1pm and concluding at 4pm.
We will have a number of highly adoptable young felines with whom you will be able to interact. We will also have some experienced volunteers present who will be able to answer your questions and perhaps help you decide on the perfect kitten.
Don't miss this event, it is a great opportunity to meet a pile of lovely kittens all at one time.
If you need further information, please contact me at email@example.com