Friday, February 21, 2020

Become a Donor, a Sponsor, or a Tooth Fairy!

In the past two months, we've spent $4,238 in vet bills, not including spay/neuter costs of new admissions or monthly flea prevention. While we are legally allowed to house 50 cats, we've placed a moratorium on new admissions. With a Sanctuary of (currently) 44 cats, many of whom are special needs/senior, the vet bills don't get less; they increase. Giving Tuesday brought in $1,075. Many of you are regular donors, and that's what keeps us going. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 


In June, one of our vets came to the Sanctuary to administer mandatory rabies vaccines to everyone ($1,700). Upon examination, he recommended dental procedures/oral surgery for 20 of our cats. It's hard to know exactly the cost for each cat, as a thorough mouth exam can only be done under sedation. The best case scenario would be an average of $700 per cat, if we are lucky. Dentals are important to help prevent other serious issues as well as eliminating painful mouths.


Some of these cats have had failed adoptions (some multiple failed adoptions), some have simply never been adopted. When we admit a cat, it is with the promise of a forever home FOR LIFE. When we lost our adoption center six years ago, adoptions became harder to come by. (We lost the adoption center because, after ten successful years, a new manager told us we had to either stop doing vet references and home visits and allow their associates to approve adoptions, or lose the center.) 

It's been suggested to euthanize the cats that cannot find homes. That is not an option for The Little Cats' Rescue. It is not an ethical choice. If there is a "lifer" that you would like to sponsor, please contact us at TheLittleCats@gmail.com. If you can make a donation in any amount, we and they would be so grateful. Click here to make a donation by PayPal or debit/credit card.  We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and your donations are tax-deductable.

Here is the list of cats in need of sponsors for dental procedures and other medical issues...


Cleopatra, age 16
Carly, age 9
Bubba, age 11 (stomatitis, chronic URI)
Toby, age 12
Jupiter, age 12
Feather, age 12
Cameron, age 11 (high blood pressure, intestinal issues)
Texas, age 16
Radar, age 6
Scooter, age 2
Bruce, age 2.5
Tommy, age 15
Andy, age 11
Rosie, age 3
Trooper, age 6
Neely, age 12
Miranda, age 15 (hyperthyroid)
Gladys, age 11 (chronic keratonitis, under eye specialist care)



We greatly appreciate any support your can give. We realize there are many worthy causes to which you can give. Thank you for allowing The Little Cats' Rescue to be among them. 

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