Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rescue Cats Diagnosed with Cancer:

Out of the 89 cats and kittens that we have rescued and then adopted or placed in a cat colony only two cats were diagnosed with cancer and had to be euthanized last week.   Both cats were my housecats;  one was a rescue from an abandonment and the other was a socialized feral cat. Needless to say my heart is broken.

My rescue cat Gracie: photo captured six months before she got Cancer.
Her form of cancer came on quickly and she needed to be put down.
The attending veternarian told me that 99% of cats today develop some form of cancer and he also noted that a feral cats life expectancy is two years, an indoor /outdoor cat seven years and a housecat was 17 years.  I guess he was trying to say that my two cats were lucky to have been rescued by me, but it did not make me feel better.

For the last several years I have been feeding all cats holistic food with no soy, corn or grains and giving them bottle water.  I kept my cats indoors to prevent them being exposed to pesticides, but everything that I did was vain because in the end my two cats had cancer.  I keep asking the same question over and over again: Why did these cats get cancer?  
Two Cats Diagnosed with Cancer: Wondering Why? - Bubblews

Cat Sponsor Is Upholding Vaccine - Booster Shots Aggreement

My husband and I rescue many cats and kittens that are abandoned in the woods by our home and most of the time we pay for their care out of our pockets or from my online earnings.  Occasionally we get civic minded sponsors who help our with the veternarian costs or food.  A few months ago my husband and I found new born kittens that were put in a bag and thrown out like trash.  We rescued them by taking them into our home and cared for them, bottle fed them and helped them to go to the bathroom. Keeping them safe from harm or human abuse.

Rescued kittens

I shared the kitten story with neighbors and was delighted when two told me that they would sponsor a set of two kittens each.  Well the  one sponsor did not understand what their responsibility was because when it came time to fulfill their obligation they changed their mind.

Like any animal rescuer it was a huge let down, but there was a change of events and I am happy to share the good news and you can read all about it here :

Cat Sponsor Reconsiders Agreement: Will Pay for Vaccines - Bubblews