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Critter Update

Folks, It's been a while since we have had time to post here.  We have been busy finding a new home for Jackson the little terrier mix as his  family moved into a place that was large enough for them, but refused to allow pets.  He found a great new home with an older couple and they spoil him rotten.  
We have been dealing with the URI (upper respiratory infection ) which our kitties caught from a kitty we had boarded here temporarily.  It seems to be almost over then another kitty will begin to get ill.  Even though they had previously been done with it.  Very frustrating.
We are doing spring cleaning and repairs that we had waited to do until better weather. 
We love the gifts we have received from our Amazon wishlist and the critters are very thankful that folks are thinking of them. 
We are getting ready to do a Costco run for major cat litter purchasing.  It is amazing how much cat litter we actually use here with all the kitties.  Well, putting this trip off won't make it happen so we should close for now so we can get the litter trip over with.
We will try to post again soon.

A Quick Update on our critters

We are so thankful to all who have sent items from our Amazon Wishlist.  It has helped out so much.  Our outside ferals really appreciated getting the Whiskas cat food.  The Big Boy loved his beautiful crate pad which helped keep him warm when he is sleeping in his crate.  He loves his crate, his own private den.  The kitties all loved their new beds,  They now all have beds o no more fighting over them.  Well. the huge kitties still try to fight over the gray bed as there is only one.  We also have already used the ramp for the Big Dog and just received the case for it as well. Yay, easier o store that way.  We have received a few more wonderful gifts and apologize for not mentioning everything here.  
 
We just finished all the cat box cleaning and added new litter, got behind schedule as our washing machine is on the fritz so had to schlep all of the bedding to be cleaned to the local laundry mat.  What an ordeal.
 
Well, it is quite late and the critters will be expecting their breakfast by six in the morning.  They have a schedule and expect their food on time.
 
A quick thank you to everyone who has helped with  Fatman and his veterinary needs by donating or sharing.  Also thank you to all who are helping to network Moochie he needs a new home so badly. 
Will post again when we have a spare second.

Happy 2014 here's a quick update

Folks, we made it through the Holidays and things have gotten a bit less hectic around here.  We are making our greeting cards for Valentine's Day now.  Please be sure to order soon so we can be sure to get yours finished and mailed in time.
 
The outside feral kitties are laying low during the cold nights and enjoying the sunny days.  Fortunately the really cold spell has ended for now.
That should give our heating bills a chance to go down some. 
 
We have received some wonderful gifts from our Wishlist on Amazon and we have thanked everyone right next to the items they were kind enough to purchase for our critters.  It is so helpful to have help with some of the items we need.
 
Hope everyone is having a blessed New Year so far. 
 

Holiday Fast Approaching Way Too Fast

Folks, we are trying to finish and mail our final Christmas card orders and should have them all mailed by tomorrow.  We were ahead of things until the Disgruntled Donor issue and the ensuing haters with their constant disruptive posts and hateful comments on our Facebook page.  We are still having to address this issue and to remove and or block the trolls. This coupled with our trying to follow up on our paperwork for our 501(c)3 has taken a huge amount of our time.  Our State has finally gotten our information  added to their website apparently.  Sure took them a while.
We still have all the related everyday tasks to address and then we  are also trying to add photos and such to our two websites to keep them current and to include more photos as we can find, copy, and scan  them.  It is all a bit daunting right now. 
So, hope you all are well and getting ready for your Christmas Holiday.  We will keep you updated.
 
 

December is here Christmas Is coming

We are still dealing with the Upper Respiratory Infection being passed around.  However, kitties are on the mend.  Big Boy is eating rice with boiled chicken breast without skin until his upset tummy is better.  He is doing better and we are adding dry kibble to this for him.  Our one Disgruntled Donor is still able to cause us some grief by using dormant or false Facebook profiles to write negative reviews.  Thereby causing our star rating on our Facebook page to be lower.  Love cyber bullies who  use the internet to bully you anonymously. Which surprisingly many people believe.  Our loyal fans and supporters are still giving us plenty of support and we are so grateful  for that .  We are able to help lots of smaller rescues by cross  posting their posts on our Facebook page where we reach many people they may not be able to.  My sis has been helping us try to keep our site updated and she is trying to find time to help us scan some of the many actual photos we have into digital format so they can be posted on our website.  It is a full time job to keep that current sometimes.  We are behind on that as our focus is always the animals.  So, we all survived Thanksgiving and are working on Christmas now.  Must go tend to critters but will try to post again soon.

Why did I choose rescue ??? :Love the critters, but...

Well, today is one of those trial days when you question your sanity for deciding you wanted to rescue.  Our kitties had finally gotten over the Upper Respiratory Infection they had been passing around for months.  Seemed like forever when we were fighting it. We took in two little kitties one a  bottle baby.  We discovered that Bella had a URI and she passed it onto our Senior kitties who in turn shared it with the other cats.  So, we got the two babies adopted both Dixie and Bella after they got well and a bit older.  Now Maggie is sick and because she already has cancer her resistance to any illness is non existent.  So, the kitties are all sneezing, coughing and occasionally throwing up hairballs.  Oh, joy more laundry. 
Then, the big dog got sick.  He has a very sensitive stomach and as we have not had rain for a while and there is apparently a bit of thunder he decided that was enough for him to become very upset.  Yes, he is sometimes a bit neurotic.  So, he threw up then had an accident in the house.  More laundry with diarrhea from him everywhere.  Usually he is real good about letting us know when he wants out, but when upset he can't seem to help himself.   That was just the start of the day.  Then we wash the floor and change the puppy pad that Kissee Kat our blind kitty uses.  Then clean out ten cat litter boxes and wash all the food and water bowls.  Now, back to the several loads of laundry to be done.  In the meantime we are filling up clean water bowls and food bowls for everyone.  I love them all, but sometimes they sure do provide a full time job around here. 

Finally a little time to post

We finally have a few seconds to add a short post here. Not sure if anyone reads these.  We are still dealing with the Upper Respiratory Infection.  Seems like we just about get all the kitties healthy and one of them starts to get it again.  After cleaning six cat boxes, washing lots of pet bedding, cleaning ten water bowls, and fifteen food bowls we are pretty caught up for the past week.  Garbage goes out tonight too.  Seems like one is always feeding or cleaning something.  We are getting set up to start getting our card orders ready for the upcoming Holidays  and hope to get many orders this year,  Last year was a bit slow, but we have great hopes for this year.
Well, there is meowing going on so must run see what is up with that.  Will try to find a second to post soon.

Taking a minute to update you

We have been very busy.  The kitties have been fighting and passing
around an Upper Respiratory Infection almost all summer.  They are still fighting it.  It is hardest on Maggie who has Cancer and Kissee Kat who is diabetic and blind.  She refuses to use a cat litter box so we have gotten her to use puppy pads.  She does pretty well with this except for missing to paper a bit sometimes as she can't see it.  The puppy pads are a bit costly but it saves the carpet.  Our big dog is having his usual sensitive tummy issues so he is on a very limited specialized diet.  Anything else and he is sick for days.  Merlin has not found us anymore baby birds.  It is time for all the kitties to get their shots for the coming year. 
One of our Seniors has a kitty who is epileptic, he has been to the veterinarian quite a lot lately and we have  been helping her with those expenses.  We are praying he gets better as she is very attached to him. 
We are also trying to get ready for our upcoming Christmas and Holiday cards sales.  We are hoping this year is better then last year as sales are pretty slow because of the economy.
 
Well, it is time to clean bedding, cat boxes, dogs, food bowls, and floors.  Then time  for feeding them all again.
 
No days off here in rescue.
 

Critter Updates

Folks, just a quick post to say hello.  We are still seeking donations to help care for all of our many critters.  As most of our long term residents are special needs for various reasons; medical, age, temperament, or behavioral they also come with special costs.  Our blind kitty who is diabetic refuses to use the litter box, but after many different trials of different ways to solve her problem we have finally taught her to use puppy pads for her litter box.  Expensive, but way better then the carpets or floor.  Maggie is our kitty with cancer, her information is here on our website, she is on meds and blood tests etc. but holding her own.   Our big dog has serious dietary issues so needs a very specialized diet so he will stay healthy and keep his food down and digested.  Any deviation from this and he gets almost instantly sick.  Our other big dog is very old so she eats mostly wet food and just a tiny bit of moistened kibble.  Our Merlin also gets a special diet to manage his weight and still allow him to eat as much as he should.  so, we spend a lot of time and considerable expense making sure each one of our long term residents gets exactly what they need.  They have a forever home here where we make all the accommodations necessary to be sue they have a fantastic life for as long as they have.  Well, kitties are thinking they need to be feed in the middle of the night so must close for now.  Soon another day will begin full of many chores. 

Update on the Critters and our Seniors

We are still trying to come up with the funds needed to pay our May and now June veterinary bills.  Due to the continued bad economy our donations are way down.  We have however received some very helpful and unusual donations. One was a gift card to be used in a drawing to help promote more donations for us.  Another was a gift of advertising for our Facebook page also in hopes of helping us receive more exposure and donations.  These were very creative gifts which were really innovative and much appreciated.   We also have received several checks in lieu of Pay Pal donations which we deposited in our Last Chance Critter Rescue bank account to help with the veterinary bills. Maggie our kitty with cancer, more about her on our website; is doing ok.  Kissee Kat her baby and our diabetic kitty gets her meds daily and she is doing well.  Currently we have Nine resident kitties and three feral kitties we care for daily.  Then we have two big dogs who also reside here.  One elderly who requires a special diet. 
 
Our seniors now consist of one gentleman with a dog named Bear,
a senior lady with a kitty that has seizures so requires medical care, a senior lady with three ten plus year old kitties she rescued, and a senior lady with a little dog she takes everywhere .  We are still committed to helping these Seniors with their pets so they can continue to keep them.
 
Well, duty calls in the form of feeding, meds, cat boxes and laundry to clean bedding and such.  Will check back later.