Friday, June 16, 2017

Kittens!!!

Lavender


 In April, we knew that a feral mother at one of 
our feeding stations had given birth, but we
couldn't find the kittens. It took us four weeks to find the mother cat's cache, but we were able to trap the six kittens and the mother and safely bring them inside.








Juniper





By doing this, we made sure that the kittens wouldn't grow up to be feral. They are now 7 weeks old, soon to be weaned and made available for adoption. Their mother will soon be spayed and returned to the colony, where we will continue to feed her. All six kittens are girls.


Peppercorn






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Baxter: Gold medal for most affectionate cat


Baxter was a kitten born of a feral mother. When he was old enough to be weaned, we caught him and brought him inside to socialize him, and he developed a great personality, super friendly with people as well as with other cats. When he was 6 months old, though, we noticed pus and inflammation in his left eye.  We learned from the eye doctor that he had a piece of skin growing inside in such a way that hair was brushing against the eye ball, causing irritation and infection. He needed surgery. The problem was that the eye clinic required $ 1,900 to remove the piece of skin, and that was well beyond any money we could raise. I took Baxter to my vet, Dr. Bryant, at the Parmer Lane Pet Hospital, and asked her if she could do the surgery at a more affordable cost. Dr. Bryant had not done this before, but she talked to a doctor at the eye clinic who explained the procedure. Confident that she could do it, she agreed to operate on Baxter and was able to remove the problem skin at a fourth of the eye clinic quoted price! Baxter had a full recovery and his eye is now functioning correctly. He was adopted two months later and his new family adores him for a reason: he deserves a gold medal for being the most affectionate cat on the planet. Thank you Dr. Bryant!



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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Rocky, the Siamese neighbors could not leave behind

 

Rocky was born to a feral mother, but he was too gorgeous to be left on the street. Several neighbors noticed him and worked together to give him a chance at a safe and hunger-free life. They trapped him and put him thru the Austin Humane Society feral cat program, then proceeded to tame him. At three years old Rocky had a long way to go, but the compassionate neighbors persevered. Although still shy with new people, he became very friendly once he got to know someone. He learned how to use the litter box, enjoyed being brushed and petted, got along well with other cats, and adjusted to living mostly indoors. With the help of Cats' Angels, Rocky has now been adopted and he is ever so thankful for his new, safe lifestyle.
Rocky will never be hungry again!

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Tail Tale: Conroe

Conroe was a normal kitten but he lived on a street where no one cared much. One day a child grabbed him by the tail causing severe nerve damage at the base of the tail. Someone picked up the injured kitten and took him to the Animal Shelter. The damage was such that the tail had to be amputated, but after the surgery the shelter staff observed that he had lost control of his urination and bowel movements. They considered him unadoptable and decided to euthanize him. At the very last minute, however, a Cats' Angels volunteer asked for and was granted custody of the kitten.