Happy Tails

Happy Tail Friday!

March, 2023: One of the programs we help is Keeping Cats in Home at Cat Adoption Team. So far this year they have helped 14 cats stay in the homes they know and love. Here is one such story: “Treble had what appeared to be a minor eye infection, but instead it became a painful, chronic issue. His owner Karen had spent over $1,000 on his medical care when she learned Treble needed to have his eye completely removed. There was cartilage out of place, necrotic tissue, and an ocular ulcer too! But the cost of surgery simply wasn’t in Karen’s budget. Afraid she wouldn’t be able to keep Treble and give him the care he needed, Karen reached to Cat Adoption Team (CAT) for advice. Instead of taking Treble in, fixing him up, and then trying to find him a new home, CAT was able to provide the surgery at no cost to Karen through their Keeping Cats in Homes fund! Generous donors like Jamie Brianna’s Legacy Fund make this program possible, and that means keeping more pets and people together! Today, Treble is now healed up at home with the person he knows and loves best. We are so happy for Karen and Treble to have this happily ever after!” This is a double happy tail, because being a black cat (and with one eye), Treble would have had an extra hard time finding a new home.

Another from Saving Grace

August, 2022: “Tuxie was adopted from us after months of being treated for ringworm. When she came in initially, she was examined and the doctor found no issues other than the ringworm. By the time she went home 4 months later, she had developed a bad case of stomatitis and needed a full mouth extraction. Her new family could not afford the surgery, and we were not set up to do it at the shelter, so we contacted a local vet who was able to do it for roughly 1/4 of the cost. The shelter paid $500 from the fund to get Tuxie taken care of and back home to her new mom.”

Happy Tail Tuesday

August, 2022: We have another fantastic story, this time from Saving Grace Pet Adoption: “Your donation to Holly’s hospice recently helped Gretel go to Callahan Village, a retirement home where she spent the past 6 months living her best life. We were able to convince management to take her by providing all the food, medical care and supplies.” This is why we do what we do!

Another happy tail from Cat Adoption Team!

August, 2022: Alex and his wife moved to the Portland metro area from the Ukraine along with their young cat Lucky. But earlier this summer, Lucky was diagnosed with a right eye entropion and the cost of surgery to correct the issue was out of reach for Lucky’s family. Worried about being able to provide the care they knew Lucky needed, Alex contacted Cat Adoption Team (CAT) to see if we could take Lucky in. Lucky for Lucky, CAT’s Keeping Cats in Homes program exists so that kitties like him can get the care they need and stay with the family they know and love! Donations from partners like Jamie Brianna’s Legacy Fundy help fund the program so that CAT could provide Lucky’s surgery for a much lower cost. Now Lucky is healed and happy at home!