Help Furry Tales Save 60 Lives
Furry Tales Rescue has been contacted with an urgent request for help, a LOT of help!!!
There are two cat colony's, one in L'Orignal and one in Alexandria with approximately 30 cats and kittens in each one. Many of the cats in both colony's are extremely sick with upper respiratory infections, at least one will need eye removal (enuculation), all are undernourished and have parasites (fleas, earmites and worms) and none are sterilized. There is a massive amount of suffering going on with no end in sight without our help. It will only get worse as winter wears on as many will not stand a chance against the cold in their weakened state. For many, this is literally their only chance, not to mention the umpteen kittens that will be born in springtime from any that survive.
As we all know, Christmas and the holiday season does not stop the anguish and suffering that these little ones go through and we won't let Christmas stop us from helping them either! We are literally sick with worry about how many lives will be lost if we are unable to help, even the misery that they are living through now is heartbreaking.
Furry Tales received 10 of the sickest cats Tuesday, 5 more are coming in today and 5 more will come in on Christmas Eve. The first 10 have seen a vet and are on medication and the one female who will need to have her eye removed is being evaluated at a second vet and we are waiting for a quotation for the surgery.
The next 10 will be evaluated at the vet as well upon arrival, which at this time of year is always more costly, but there is no option.
Once these 20 are settled we will be working on getting the remaining cats in the two colony's which must be done as quickly as possible with even colder weather to come. Once all the cats are healthy, we will then be doing sterilizations and vaccinations to prepare them for their new lives.
Furry Tales Rescue cannot begin to do this alone. We are desperately reaching out for donations to help us help as many of these poor souls as possible. This is way beyond our normal ability to fundraise and is, of course, in addition to all of the daily expenses that the 115 cats in our care require. We sincerely appreciate any and all financial help that anyone is able to offer and as a reminder, because we are a registered charity, any donations over $20 will be eligible for a tax receipt. No donation is too small. Please share this campaign to your contacts as well.
We will post updates here on our little survivors as they are available.
Wishing you all a happy holiday season.