Thursday, June 18, 2020

New Arrivals!

Here are some of the latest newcomers to The Little Cats' Rescue...



Zeke
Riley
Riley and Zeke just turned three months old. They are the sweetest and funniest kittens around! They were bottle babies, found at just a few days old. They are now ready for their forever home, and since they are such bonded BFF's, they'd really love to stay together.











Quinn
Sweet little Quinn was rescued from a neighborhood in Port Richey that is overrun with strays. Her mom has been spayed and TNR'd so she won't continue to have more kittens. Quinn is now up to 13 oz. and doing really well, eating on her own (that's food all over her face!), and using the litter box already. She sometimes hangs out with Zacheriah, until he gets bored with her. Quinn is not yet ready for adoption, but we wanted to show you this little cutie-pie in hopes of getting some pre-adoption applications for her. Click here for an adoption form.






Brody
Brody, a handsome tabby kitten, came from the same street as Quinn. All of them were loaded with fleas and parasites, and both babies had a mild upper respiratory infection. They're all safe now at our rescue, where they're receiving medical treatment and lots of TLC.

These new residents have been given the "luxury suite" - the front screened porch - which serves as a calm, comfortable transition from their outdoor life as strays struggling for survival out on the streets, to what will now be their much safer new life as happy indoor cats in a loving adoptive home.


We will be assisting their rescuer in cleaning up that neighborhood in Port Richey. We've already spotted many unneutered males, two females, and a ton of kittens. All donations from this post will be used for this project. Please click here to make a donation through PayPal


Thank you for caring!




Jamie
Another recent arrival, Jamie, is such a sweet and gentle lap cat. She is very curious and brave. Jamie was brought to us as a stray - we thought she was pregnant, but thankfully she was not. She spent the first few weeks hiding under the bed, but liked to sit on our laps. Jamie is slowly getting comfortable with all the other cats and our 68 lb. cat-loving doggie. We would love to find the purrfect forever home for this sweet girl. 

If you are interested in adopting Jamie or any of our other cats and kittens, please click here for an adoption application form.

Indiana Jones

This beautiful girl is Indiana Jones - so named because at four weeks old, she was dodging traffic in our neighborhood like she was THE Indiana Jones! We call her Indy for short. She's so sweet. A large, cuddly girl, who turned eight years old in April. She's STILL waiting for her own home. She's happy - but would love to be among less cats. If you would like to open your heart and your home to Indy, please click here for an adoption application


Sunday, June 7, 2020

Little Zacheriah

Little Zacheriah on Day 1, weighing only 8 ounces.
Little Zacheriah gaining strength at 1 pound 4 ounces!
Little Zacheriah arrived here at The Little Cats' Rescue after being found outside all alone in a thunderstorm. He was in very bad shape, weighing only 8 ounces at 4 weeks old, and he had an upper respiratory infection. Both eyes were severely infected as well, requiring immediate vet care. Dr. Elliott at Best Care Animal Hospital is such a nice man, and a wonderful vet. After examining and treating poor Little Zacheriah, he concluded that the left eye is too far gone and can't be saved. The right eye seems to be in better condition and is now healing. We are still unsure if he will be partially blind or totally blind. The vet prescribed different antibiotics and will eventually have to do surgery to remove the left eye. If you would like to make a donation for Little Zacheriah's care, you can click here to make a donation through PayPal, or mail a check to The Little Cats' Rescue, 4229 Abaco Court, New Port Richey, FL 34653. Thank you so much for caring about these precious beings!

Little Zacheriah is now up to 1 pound 10 ounces!
By the end of May, Little Zacheriah weighed 1.3 lbs. Slow and steady, he's getting there. He should weigh 2-1/2 lbs., but he has overcome a lot. Just a couple weeks later, he weighed in at 1 lb. 10 ounces! This is a fantastic development. His eyes, however, are still not great. We're pretty sure he can see out of the right eye. We thought the left eye was being absorbed and wouldn't need enucleation, but it's taken a turn for the worse. He needs to gain some more weight before we can send him for surgery. 

Zacheriah and I thank you so much for your donations for his care. We anticipate his next bill to be a large one - as we are taking him to Eye Care For Animals 'cause that's all they do! No donation amount is too small to help. Once again, you can click here to make a donation through PayPal, or if you'd prefer, our mailing address is 4229 Abaco Court, New Port Richey, FL 34653. We'll continue to keep you updated on Little Zacheriah's progress over the coming weeks. 



1.8 lbs. and growing!
UPDATE 6/15/20
Good news...Zacheriah definitely CAN see from his right eye! He chased the laser dot all around the room! And, he weighed in at 1.8 pounds last night! Way to go, Zacheriah!!! 





Now 2.2 lbs.












UPDATE 6/21/20
Zacheriah weighed in at 2.2 lbs. today! He is scheduled for enucleation of his left eye and neuter at The Humane Society of Tampa Bay on July 16th. He's turned into quite a feisty little guy! 

Thank you all for caring about this little ragamuffin. >^..^<

Ella -- Que Bella!

Ella came >this close< to being adopted yesterday, but Marshmellow was chosen instead. Ella needs a home with no other cats, lots of love, catnip, and her special food.  Ella had been tossed around before arriving at TLC Rescue. She was adopted from Tampa Animal Services, but was returned through no fault of her own. Ella's life was again in danger at Animal Services. She was only two years old. We are so happy we were able to save her.

Ella has learned to tolerate the other cats here at the rescue, but she would prefer to be the only cat on her human's lap. She enjoys the company of her foster mom's 70 lb. dog. Ella loves to have her belly rubbed, and will lay in front of you on her back, talking and rolling around to get you to oblige.

Ella is also learning to STAY INSIDE. She's getting better at it but occasionally lapses into the "I want to go out" mode. Extreme caution must be taken with her and the great outdoors. She will need a vigilant family, who will never let her out the door. It's just not safe out there for kitties.

Ella has the most gorgeous green eyes, encircled with white, the cutest pink nose and a beautiful coat pattern of swirls. She is very sweet. If her story has touched your heart, but you cannot adopt her, perhaps you could sponsor Ella. E-mail us at thelittlecats@gmail.com for more information or click here for an adoption form.