WE NEED YOUR HELP.
PANLEUKOPENIA. When you take in lots of kittens for the shelter, you're bound to come across this dreaded contagious viral disease. Panleuk came into Rescues Rock's foster house when a kitten was recently returned from a foster over July 4th. We have isolated any kittens that were exposed. We are working with our vets. Brought in a cleaning crew and are tossing everything in the kitten room and beyond, for safe measure. We have faced panleuk in the past and fared rather well, saving 9 of 14 last year. Supportive care gets expensive, as does replacing an entire kitten room.
SUBLUXATION OF THE SPINE. We rescued another medical kitten this week from East Valley. Faye, a beautiful and good natured Lynx Point snow shoe, was showing neuro symptoms. Our vet and radiologist believe that trauma (possible attacked by another animal, small puncture wound was found inside her thigh) caused spinal subulaxation. Faye is medicated and on crate rest and will require MRI/CT with neuro next week. This makes 3 upcoming MRI/CTs with specialists in the next couple of weeks for our medical cases.
... and now the basic Rescues Rock story:
Rescues Rock stepped up as a partner for LA Animal Services this spring to when it was announced the City's shelters would be closed to the public.
Rescues Rock launched Operation: Kitten Critical to address the Kitten Crazy this Covid Kitten Season.
Rescues Rock's Operation: Kitten Critical has taken in hundreds of kittens through a partnership with East Valley Shelter in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.
Kittens as young as a few hours. Medical kittens (URIs, parasites, mange, ringworm, scabies and poisoned are among the many medical issues to date). Special needs cats and kittens (CH, Pectus Excavatum, Sacrocaudal Dysgenesis, Diabetes... some still pending diagnosis!) Mamas and litters... you get the idea.
Many of the kittens in Rescues Rock's Kitten Critical program are out to fosters. Many are in the ISO and medical nursery at Rescues Rock's HQ in Laurel Canyon
With so many kittens coming through the rescue, mobile spay/ neuter and vaccine clinics have been scheduled at Rescues Rock HQ.
Rescues Rock has been very fortunate and received operations grants that have helped us ramp up and care for all these little creatures, with more applications presently out to numerous animal welfare foundations... a strong, steady community of donors makes it much easier to receive the larger grants, so we are actively trying to build this monthly base.
Kitten Season is in full swing, the phones are ringing off the hook with requests for assistance. So, we're asking for the community to help with this fundraiser.
Your 20.00 monthly donations will help us save more kittens this year. The shelters are not opening any time soon, schools will be closed this fall and this rescue is going to be busier than ever... with your help.