#cat rescue
catsbeaversandducks · 12 months ago
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“You're scaring the birds away! Geez! I know what I'm doing, Carl!”
Photos by Canopy Cat Rescue
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elle-has-cats · 3 months ago
Snorlax says hello!
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khatacademycourses · 3 months ago
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Khat Academy Courses - Our Noha
Photo Karina Zerillo Cazzaro
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timemachineyeah · a year ago
Don’t talk to me or my five sons ever again.
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thenatsdorf · a year ago
Kitten rescue.
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icarusignited · 2 months ago
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Happy Tuesday from Fenriz and the gang! 🐾💕
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feral-friends · 7 months ago
Dragon and Viva have learned how to use the cat door.
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radiojamming · 3 months ago
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This man was feral once
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hashtagveganproblems · 3 months ago
Hi hello! One of my best friends has just started a GoFundMe for a cat he’s recently rescued which you can donate to here , sharing this post/ link would also be greatly appreciated!!! This is a message from my friend:
Hi everyone, so Frigga’s not doing too well. I adopted her from an animal shelter on May 4th and quickly realized she wasn’t eating or having bowel movements. I took her to the vet, who diagnosed her with obstipation. The vet believes this could be a chronic condition that she could need to be continuously treated for. He also said this medical condition is likely the reason she was surrendered to the shelter in the first place.
She is an absolute sweetheart and after having to put down a beloved cat a couple of weeks ago, it’s been so hard adopting a cat who immediately has this serious medical problem.
As explained by my vet, the options were to have her euthanized, or for her to undergo an expensive treatment (potentially thousands of dollars) to have the blockage removed from her colon.
I can’t express how strongly I want to help her and not have to have another cat euthanized so soon. I love her and I’m devastated. After having spent $1300 already on my cat who just passed with colon cancer 2 weeks ago, I do not have the funds to pay for Frigga’s veterinary costs.
This is why I’ve turned to crowdfunding to try to raise the money for Frigga’s treatment. I would be so grateful beyond words if you are able to donate a little bit, or to share this post to reach a wider audience. Thank you so much for reading this.
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whatnext2020 · 21 days ago
I do not need another cat.
I do not need another cat.
I DO NOT need another cat.
I do not need another cat.
The shelter is full. Overflowing actually. SO MANY kittens. I wish people would spay/neuter their cats!
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storybycorey · 11 months ago
So, we had an interesting night at our house last night.
My husband, who is a realtor for a new homes builder, was walking through a home that is still under construction when he heard meows. Upon searching for the source of the meows, he determined they were coming from INSIDE THE WALL. The builders had put up drywall while there was a cat hiding somewhere inside.
They proceeded to cut a hole through the wall where he reached inside and pulled out this pretty cat. They gave her food and water, which she consumed desperately. We don't know how long she'd been in there.
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I met him at the vet so we could see if the cat was microchipped, and upon further inspection of the cat, we realized she clearly had been recently nursing kittens! So back he went to the construction site only to find four tiny kittens in the wall as well.
We brought the kittens home, expecting a wonderful reunion, but Mama didn't interact with the kitties for quite a while. I think she wasn't producing any milk. She ate more though, and eventually laid down and allowed them to nurse. Thankfully, everyone seemed to do well, and they're all so happy now.
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And so now we have a cat family in our master bathroom while we decide how to handle the situation! We'll try to see if she belongs to anyone where he found her, though there aren't a lot of occupied houses around, and she's really young to be a mama, so I suspect she's probably a stray. We have other pets, so we don't want them to interact until they are vaccinated, etc., so we've got a lot of figuring out to do!
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But it's super fun, and they're all as sweet as can be, Mama included. This is such a sweet story, I just wanted to share!
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elle-has-cats · 3 months ago
Very Virgin and Christ Child pose here
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graphicabyss · 3 months ago
Borodianka, an urban-type settlement in Bucha Raion of Kyiv Oblast
A team of volunteers and rescuers join forces to rescue one cat. The cat, who turned out to be a 15-year old female, was stuck on the 7th floor of a residential house ruined by Russian shelling for nearly 2 months.
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timemachineyeah · 7 months ago
wait I lied I'm not done ranting about the weird hate that Trap Neuter Release gets in certain animal welfare/environmentalist circles
Okay. So. Here's the deal.
Cats are REALLY BAD for the environment. They are invasive species basically everywhere and the number one killer of wild species.
Like when you hear "humans have made x many species extinct" - sure some of that is climate change and encroaching on the environment and pollution and the other things we think of when we think of human-caused extinction events.
But actually the largest portion of that is cats. Humans bring cats with them wherever they go and cats are absurdly good hunters. And they love to hunt. It's fun for them.
So we take a look at this problem and it's crystal fucking clear the best thing we can do to protect native wildlife is get the cats gone.
But then you get to the problem of how.
In New Zealand, and to a slightly lesser extent Australia, they both have an extremely unique ecosystem in even more need of protection from invasive species, and, because of their uniqueness, uniquely able to pull off a mass culling.
See, there's this poison called 1080 that fucking sucks for mammals. Kill you within 15 minutes sucks. But it's harmless to everything else.
So if you're New Zealand, with no native mammals, or Australia, with far more invasive mammal species than native ones... you can just mass drop poison mixed into something appetizing for your target species.
Is it horrible? Yeah. Is it ultimately for the greater good? Also yes.
That is not the debate I'm having. Because everywhere else in the world does not have that option. And also, everywhere else in the world is more likely to have native species that are just as catlike as housecats, making cats not quite as disruptive to the environment.
So. Okay. Nowhere else can do that. If anywhere else did that, they'd wipe out just as many native species as they would invasive ones. New Zealand and Australia are unique cases.
So then we're left with what to do.
And the answer becomes - well, we have to target individual populations with a scalpel and try to control them.
So how do we control them?
Well, regardless of your plan, step one is going to have to be the same.
You have to trap them.
If you plan to cull the population, you have to trap and mass euthanize. If you plan to rehome you have to trap to move them. If you plan to TNR you have to trap them to neuter them.
It is true that trapping and mass euthanasia would be the fastest possible outcome with the least use of resources. Theoretically.
1. When you remove stray cats from an area, it leaves that territory open, and the cats you failed to trap nearby are more likely to thrive and grow to fill that space. Cats were there because cats could thrive there. Unless you get Every Single Cat, the progress you make is going to reverse over time.
(And this is where detractors point out the same is true for TNR, which it is! Studies of TNR show a temporary reduction of cat population that over time just goes back to previous levels as fertile cats move in to fill spaces the infertile cats are failing to replace population for. BUT, the difference is the window in which you have to continue to try to address the local and neighboring populations. It takes LONGER for new cats to move into a place where previous cats still roam, whereas if prime real estate is just suddenly abandoned, the spread to replace that population happens much more quickly. This means with TNR you have more time to try to trap and neutralize nearby populations because growth is slowed for a time.)
2. Trapping without the immediate intent to euthanize allows more cats to be rehomed if possible. Not all strays are feral. You can trap a cat, realize it's friendly and adoptable, and give it a home.
3. You have to get people on your side. This one is so big and people who are not active in their community, with boots on the ground, do not understand it. Sure, if you're looking at wildlife data on a spreadsheet, it's easy to go "We have to do this as mercilessly as possible" except people don't work that way. So. Much. Of the rescue work I did was with families who had reached out through official channels about their community cats and found out that through official channels their beloved community members would be killed, and went "Nope. No. Not doing that." You have to give people options they will actually take. If you want the community to help you find and trap these cats, and let's be clear, you will not be able to do it without them, you need to at least have the option to reassure them that you are not going to hurt them. Or they will not reach out. They will find any other way.
If you are already proposing the kind of mass action we need, the kind of mass resources we need, to Trap Every Cat, which we do really need to do, you will never get people to vote for a mass euthanasia program. Even if you get the votes, you will not get the cooperation you need to execute it.
The Audubon Society in a suburb near where we rescued tried to ban TNR. The result? They had more strays. So much more. Because people stopped calling animal control. We did illegal TNR there just to try to stem the tide and help some poor overwhelmed families. The town eventually realized their plan backfired and they removed the ban. The population reduction as rescues swooped in to TNR was almost instant.
But rescues and animal protection nonprofits bicker with each other over the right way to do things because they are the only ones doing anything. The truth is that as long as this is left to underpaid or unpaid citizenry and volunteers, we're never gonna succeed anyway. Whether you want a mass cull, mass relocation, or mass TNR, it needs to be swift and coordinated and massively funded.
And if you're already exerting those kind of huge coordinated expensive resources to do that kind of massive program that is so much needed, is it really that hard to add a couple fucking sanctuaries to the budget? Is it really that much more work to do environmental assessments and try to determine whether certain areas wouldn't benefit in the long term by letting some populations remain in the short term to buy time to round up the rest? In Australia trying to mass trap and rescue in one form or another would take a relatively inexpensive plan that doesn't require community cooperation (just drop a bunch of poisoned sausages from helicopters) and makes it into a massive expensive and slower logistical ordeal. It doesn't make sense. In the US? It's going to be a massive, expensive, slow logistical ordeal. There's no escaping that. And it's going to require community cooperation. There's no escaping that either. So adding some humane treatment for the cats actually doesn't add much to the expense of the taxpayers or the wildlife you're trying to preserve. And makes people feel more cooperative with the program.
It's obviously not the only solution. But that's because there can't be one simple solution to a much much more nuanced and complex problem. But it is one vital and effective tool in the belt and dismissing it out of some kind moral absolutism helps no one.
I think people having to rightly defend actions taken in New Zealand and Australia and getting sick of fighting with people who have been blinded to the practicalities of those situations by their feelings has ironically blinded people to the practicalities of the situation elsewhere. Mass culling is not actually the most efficient or effective measure in places where you can't just drop a poison and call it done. The instant you add in the logistics involved in identifying and trapping individual populations, you change the math and you change what is feasible, effective, and ethical. And yes, you have to take community response into account when determining what is effective, no matter how "wrong" you think that community response is.
I know I've written a rant much like this before but the blanket "TNR IS BAD" takes I run into on here drive me up a fucking wall. TNR is not the solution in most of Australia and New Zealand. It absolutely IS one powerful and useful piece of the much more complicated and nuanced puzzle everywhere else.
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bugg06 · a month ago
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meet coco 💕💕
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icarusignited · 2 months ago
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They’re getting so big so quickly! 😢
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etraytin · 10 months ago
Looking for Photoshop Help!
Hello Tumblr friends! I come to you today not with kitten pictures, as is my usual, but in search of pictures! Three weeks or so from now (which will be Nov 7, 2021), I will be attending NekoCon with my cat rescue group as a featured charity. The synergy, you've gotta love it! We'll be doing a booth all three days to try and get donations for our work and attention for our adoptable cats. The Global Situation being What It Is, it's going to be a smaller con with many COVID restrictions, but it's still a valuable opportunity to drum up some funds in a year where we're packed to the gills and hurting for money even more than usual.
The biggest issue for us, and anybody else who tables at a con, is how do we get people to pay attention to us? We're not going to be bringing any live cats (being on display is super stressful!) so we can't draw attention that way, and the truth is that most of us middle-aged cat ladies don't know much about anime. Someone suggested that we could do "cat cosplay" photos for our adoptable cats and let people vote on the ones they liked best, something interactive and fun to bring people to the booth. I loved the idea, and I tried making one:
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You may notice that I am... not exactly an artist. Poor Charlotte, if she didn't already have a home, I probably wouldn't increase her chances anyhow with my terrible MS Paint work. But you get the idea of what I'm trying to do, right? I just need help from people who can actually do it. That's where I am hoping the internet can come to my rescue.
Photos of our cats currently up for adoption are here! If you have skills and love cats, maybe you could take a few minutes to give one of them a little cosplay makeover? You can attach the picture to this post or email it to me at [email protected] I can't offer money, and although I'll definitely credit I can't even promise much exposure, just a way to help some really sweet cats find their forever homes. Thank you so much for reading and passing this along to anybody who might be interested!
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