510-237-1190. We have thirteen!! Don't wait!!
And Yes, it IS true that we have the cutest kittens on the planet! You've heard right! Come meet them, and adopt! We are at 6073 Felix Ave., Richmond, 94805. They will go in pairs, one with mama, for lots of great reasons...(easier on you for one thing) and you'll get a 'starter kit' to take home wih your little treasures!! Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone:
510-237-1190. We have thirteen!! Don't wait!!
It's been awhile, and Theo wants to thank all of you for suppoting him. He was neutered yesterday...big day for him...haha. Bless his heart. I had my dear Doctor Han do surgery, as I knew that he would use as little sedation as possible. He used just one-third the usual amount of ketamine. We had put the surgery off, as , with his neurological damage, the risk was greater than usual. But he came through with flying colors, and was home as if nothing had happened.
What prompted me to go ahead was, during his visit to the chiropractor (A+ for Theo there) he became interested,very interested, in Gloria. She also has neuro damage, and we had not had her spayed for that reason. She had just come out of heat (NO chance of her getting pregnant, for various reasons) and may have had lingering attraction. But Theo was after her persistently...bless him. I felt that he might be moved to roam if not neutered, and there were other risks to him...so..it's done!
My rescue has the word "rescue" in it, so I'm usually the first one showing up in a search...mixed blessing haha.
So the call came in...and my response must have sounded like the limo driver in the Dave Chapelle Baby on the Corner routine: Hmmm, uh, huh, um hmmm...WHAT! WHAT??
Hold on, I'll be right there!
Actually, the young man brought the kittens to me, three very much alive and two not. With super-loud music playing...sweet and clueless. Poor things, all.
The caller had moved a car, and when she started to tow it, a cat jumped out. When she got the car home, she found the kittens in it.
So the agony: how to find the mother and re-unite the family. Her milk could get impacted, infected, and kill her, worst case. The emotional damage...well, just consider. How could she ever find her babies? How awful.
Now the good part. The babies were within a day or so the same age as the mother I had!! What are the odds!? I immediately put the babies in with Mother Marcella and her fat five...in the photo above. She was not fazed. They started to scramble for nipples...WOW!!!
But I didn't know how long the new three had been without food, so I weighed them, got the right amount of KMR (kitten milk replacer) into them via tube (accurate and fast) one by one, and put them back.
The caller has been looking for the mother in the place the car had been sitting...and has not seen her. A great trapper will be there today, and the family with the car will keep looking. Say a prayer!
Archie! Gorgeous, you can see...brave and long-suffering not as obvious. He was a neglected, starving "pet" belonging to someone at the apartment complex where I feed and do TNR (trap neuter return). A friend there took him in. A young couple then adopted him...but after they were evicted (they struggled so hard...) they bought an RV and took off. I asked to keep Archie till they got stabalized, but they said no. Yes, he escaped from the RV, but then a series of miracles brought him back to me.
He got loose near a colony, near my home. He found his way to that colony! The caretaker had a scanner! The chip worked; I was notified that he'd been found! He walked all the way from across the street into the drop trap (no longer willing to be handled)
He was injured, we'd known that, but only when we got him home did we see how badly. The ignorant folks had put a collar on him, not even a collar, let along a safety collar, but a cord with metal bits.
He had, of course, tried to get it off, and had gotten it under his arm. How many weeks or months had it been digging into his armpit is anyone's guess. He underwent two unsuccessful surgeries; that area is too delicate and hard to immobilize. He had lots of other therapies, including the hyperbaric oxygen chamber of Dr. Gary Richtenr, all to no avail. I have hopes that it will eventually heal completely, but it's been two years now. Getting better, I can say that. He's a trouper...they all are. We love our Archie!! Send him some love!
It's been an intense few months...coming up for air... two new ones in bad shape, and, major miracle: new advisor! She was recommended by a nutritionist friend of mine, and fills in gaps in my knowledge...and how! Truly an angel. She came at a time when one new rescue had stumped the experts. Little Georgio had what turned out to be toxoplasmosis, which had affected his nervous system, among other things. When he came to us, he could walk, tho was wobbly, then he got worse...and was so hypersensitive! Shaking all over, absolutely FREAKING over anything at all...in a bad, bad state! Biting whenever possible. All I knew for sure was that he had been fed nothing but sporadic table scraps. Bad nutrition can cause a world of problems... Poor dear baby! His mouth was also terribly ulcerated, making it impossible for him to eat. This angel prescribed a mix of honey, Goatein (goat milk powder concentrate) and Italian parsley juice (for appetite). Also for his ulcers, aloe juice. Those babies are intractable, but....!!! Gone! In about ten days! I'm still kind of in shock...want to tell the world! She also did T-Touch on him, and acupressure. He came alive for the first time! Bless you angel! We finally got him to a neurologist, who was lovely! He recommended another (blood) test for toxo, and lo and behold it came back positive! So now we Finally had a diagnosis! WHEW!
The founder of Bee Holistic, Cynthia Burke, has been caring for cats most of her life, volunteering with such groups as the wonderful Animal Balance, and Fix Our Ferals. In 2011 Bee Holistic Cat Rescue and Care became a registered non-profit.