Eliza Update


Eliza is back from Eye Care for Animals in Tampa, and Dr. Mohoric has given us some hope! While he agrees "she is a mess," he believes she does have some vision in her right eye, but at this time he doesn't think she has vision in her left eye. He feels the cause is either feline herpes or congenital glaucoma. He advises against surgery until she is four months old, however she may not even need surgery. Time will tell. Eliza will return to Dr. Mohoric in two weeks. In the meantime, we will continue medicating, feeding, and giving her lots of love. 

Right now, she is in her playpen actually playing with a ball that makes noise! This little kitten has stolen our hearts. She's a good-natured little angel. Thank you for your support and encouragement! You can click here to make a tax-deductible donation towards Eliza's ongoing veterinary care. Thank You!!!

 

Meet the Littlest Members of The Little Cats' Rescue


Our newest arrivals! These two precious babies drank from the "miracle nipple" like they hadn't eaten in a week. They weigh just five ounces. The man who found them said he's heard them outside for two weeks, that there were four, and that he's never seen a mother. I don't see how they could have survived that long, and I don't see how they can be over two weeks old. They are all warmed up now, sleeping on a heating pad. He's looking for the other two and the mom. Gonna be a long night. But that's okay. That's why I'm here.

UPDATE: Day 2

Day two - from 5 ounces to 6-1/2 ounces! Eyes just opened, ears halfway open. Never found the rest of the family. They look like little snow leopards. They are putting me through my paces, that's for sure. Anyone in the New Port Richey area who would like to come take a shift or two bottle feeding them, or taking care of the others while I feed them, please e-mail me at TheLittleCats@gmail.com. And if you're unable to help out in purr-son, you can help us care for these kittens by sponsoring them with a tax-deductible donation through PayPal. Click here to become a sponsor.

Don't worry, I'm spending plenty of time with the Pokemon crew and Zacheriah and his cohorts. Zeke and Riley are being taken to their new and forever home tomorrow by Dorian Saber Canalizo. I'm so grateful for you, Dory. And ALL of you sports fans out there who lend a hand, send a buck, send encouragement...I love you ALL!!!!! 

UPDATE: 2-1/2 Weeks Old And Growing!

We are all tuckered out from our yummy bottle and our warm bath and blow dry. We are the little Snow Leopards, a boy and a girl, now weighing 8-1/2 ounces each. We are about two and a half weeks old. Don't worry, mamma RaeAnna, we will wake up in two-three hours, and you can feed us again!

As you can hear on this video, they certainly have strong lungs!

 


UPDATE: 6 weeks and growing!
 
 
Yep, these are the same two "bottle babies" growing up fast! Sanjay and Asha love each other so much. They're not quite ready to be "speutered" but they will be soon. No matter who they are playing with all day in the kitten room, they always end up in each other's arms.

Little Zacheriah

Little Zacheriah on Day 1, weighing only 8 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. Thank you so much for caring about these precious beings!

Little Zacheriah gaining strength at 1 pound 4 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. 

Little Zacheriah is now up to 1 pound 10 ounces!

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. We'll continue to keep you updated on Little Zacheriah's progress over the coming weeks. 


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!!! 

1.8 lbs. and growing!

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! 
Now 2.2 lbs.


UPDATE 8/7/20
Little Zacheriah had his eye surgery a few weeks ago, and he handled it like a champ! Such a miracle, he is. Together, we saved his life and one eye! Zacheriah weighs just under four pounds today. It's hard to believe the transformation... remember when he was only 8 ounces, and it took SO long to get him up over one pound?


Here's Zacheriah today, relaxing with his friend Blaize a.k.a. Ms. Flame.

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

Brody Is Looking For Her Fur-Ever Home


My name is Brody, and I was saved from the same street as little Quinn. I love to play. My purr is very, very loud! 

If you would like to schedule a play date to meet any of our kitties, please click here to fill out an adoption form.