Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Barn Cat

So I'm getting a new barn cat in a few weeks' time (we've agreed on the week of June 8th). Here's a picture ...

Someone posted her on Craigslist for free. I figured that since I have space, I'd take her. I asked the person to have her spayed and vaccinated and asked that I be given copies of all the paperwork for proof so I can take this info to my vet. He agreed. He is paying for it all (nice guy, eh?). I had offered to pay but he was insistent. Why can't they all be like that??

Anyway, he thinks she's a Maine Coon mix of some sort and he tells me that she's semi-feral. Apparently she's not his cat but he's taking care of the necessities anyway since she showed up on his "doorstep". Not sure if she really semi-feral or if she's just frightened. I'll post more about her after I pick her up.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Featured Rescue - Eva the Calico has a broken leg!

Today's Featured Rescue is Eva. See below for more info about Eva ... courtesy of

Alliston & District Humane Society faces huge challenges when it comes to covering the medical expenses of animals in their care. Even the cost of spaying and vaccinating a healthy animal far exceeds the adoption fee we collect for each animal.

A case in point is little Eva, a friendly, healthy one year old calico female cat who was being fed as part of a stray and feral colony of cats by a resident of Tosorontio township. She was brought into our care on a cold weekend in February 2010. She had a broken leg, which probably occurred when she sought shelter under the hood of a warm vehicle and caught her leg in a fan belt. Since ADHS is a no-kill humane society, we authorized a critical surgery to correct a spiral fracture of her left femur. She will need lots of time and tender care to recover; by the time she is ready for adoption, her medical bills will exceed one thousand dollars!

If you'd like to help us with the cost of Eva's surgery and rehabilitation, donations can be made by clicking on the "Chip In" menu button. All donations will be given to Alliston & District Humane Society and will be directed towards veterinary bills.

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