Friday, March 14, 2014

Shooting at the Shelter Series


So I went back to the shelter last week to check on Gigi.  I brought my glucometer so I could test her so I could see how she was doing in that regard and make sure that I hadn't sent her back prematurely.  I was so sad to see she was STILL up for adoption.. but I was happy to see her blood sugar levels were very normal and I stopped worrying about her - well about her blood sugar level anyway..

This first kitty made me very sad.  She is an 'elderly' lady, and her fur on her chest and under her chin up to her ears were all matted.. I mean badly matted. I pointed it out to one of the shelter staff, and they said they were going to have to sedate her to get those off..

Elderly tabby cat with a mat under her chin

These two kitties are part of a feral clowder that was displaced. They generally roam around the grounds, but because of the weather and the fact that there was room at the inn if you will, they were indoors.. as you can see, they weren't too pleased with it.

two feral cats on a window ledge
long haired black kitty with gold eyes
long haired cat with gold eyes laying down
young tabby with white male kitty on a cat tree trying to get someone to play with him
Black and white kitty, my former foster Gigi
tabby kitty with cast on rear right leg

This last kitty is one they want me to foster but I can't.  He has high blood sugar levels at this time and has the most adorable cast on his leg. I'm not really sure what was wrong with his leg, but it was going to require regular vet visits and because the shelter is currently open only during the hours I work, I couldn't take him on. If I could leave him there and pick him up after work, that would be one thing, but right now that isn't possible.  Once he doesn't need regular vet visits, if there is still a need, I'd be happy to take him, he is sweet and likes being patted and I have no doubt he would like a place to stretch out..  They called him Chandler.. I think of him often.

The Shooting at the Shelter Series of posts are designed to highlight beautiful cats up for adoption. There are beautiful cats at your local shelter just waiting for a home.

13 comments:

  1. I am so sad for that elderly girl...

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  2. Glad Gigi is doing better and you can stop worrying about her. Chandler does have an adorable Tiger cast. Ahh, too bad there is no way something could be worked out. This is a great series ... my hat is off to you :)

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  3. Sad to hear Gigi hasn't found her forever home yet but at least her blood sugar is good,and Sad you could work some thing out with Chandler,love the photos,xx Rachel

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  4. Beautiful furry pals ! How can humans just leave them ? We hope they will find a loving forever home soon. Purrs

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  5. They all make me sad, especially the senior girl. Purrs from the boys to them all, and universal Light from me.

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  6. Oh Chandler, what a sweetie pie. I wish I could take them all home. . .

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  7. What a beautiful bunch of cats! Bless that senior lady, mats are awful. Chandler is just adorable. I hope that Gigi finds a home soon and how great you were able to get her levels regulated and they have stayed that way!

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  8. hopefully that older girl cat can get a haircut. and Chandler is a cutie - love his striped cast :)

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  9. Poor elderly girl. I've noticed that Skootch is very prone to developing mats in his elder years. The texture of his fur has changed. I just noticed a new one at the base of his ear. I've been trying to carefully comb it out, but he doesn't like it and runs away.

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  10. I'm so sad about the elderly girl. Well, I'm sad about them all. I'm glad Gigi is doing well and hope they all get loving homes. I totally, wholeheartedly agree that the shelter is the best place to get a pet. Thank you for what you do.

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  11. It's good to hear that Gigi is doing well. Chandler's cast is adorable. if a cat has to have a cast, it ought to match is coat!

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  12. You always take such gorgeous photos of the kitties at the Shelter, I feel sad for the two ferals and I send prayers for them to stay safe and for all the others to find loving forever homes. Glad Gigi is doing well.

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  13. Terrific photos, and I sure hope that senior lady gets some much needed help soon.

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