Wow--major catch up is needed! First, our vacation was wonderful! While I always miss the volunteers, cats and the dogs and the cam friends, it's pure joy to be with my family for such a vacation in a beautiful spot of nature. We all had so much fun together.
A super big thanks to my volunteers. They are truly the best in the world. Without them, a vacation for me would be impossible. I trust them 100%. They are experienced, full of compassion and know what they are doing.
Where do we start to catch up?!
Saturday, the 9th, we had three adoptions
Viola was adopted. She has a daddy now. He picked her out a bit ago and sure does love her. Viola has a new brother named Rain.
Danu was adopted. She is the first of the litter of 5 to be adoptedHer new name is Phoebe. She is going into a home where she is the only pet. That means lots of TLC will be lavished on her!
Elton was adopted. This one I kept hush about, until today. The reason is that he was adopted by the parents of a young man for his birthday. He watches the cam a lot so we didn't want to spoil the surprise. I've already heard back and it's a mutual love between the two!
Since we have been back, we have taken on a few new cats.
First was Cupid. This cat has made quite a stir in our community. The police asked FFRC to take on this cat. I was still 2 1/2 hrs. out returning home from vacation. Connie D went and got this cat. Beth and Donna were here and helped with the intake until I got home. This cat was purposely shot with an arrow. The entry was right below the right eye and exited out the back of left side of neck. Miraculously, the arrow was removed without hemorrhaging or without the leakage of tissue from the brain. Cupid is doing better each day. Been on antibiotics, soreness meds, lots of TLC. Still appears to be somewhat "sleepy acting" even though soreness meds have been reduced. Time will tell where Cupid stands medically.
We want the person who did this awful deed. The Reward is now at $2,800 for firm information as to who is responsible. Cupid was found at Spring Meadows Mobile Home Park here in Defiance, on Greenbriar Lane. This cat could not have traveled too far from that area with a 28" arrow in the head. Please call Jacci at 419-769-1010 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian arrived on 10/6. He's a grey tiger/ white boy that is 14 weeks old, birthday is 7/1/21. He had his tail degloved clear up to the base of the tail. Plus, he had a large laceration on his hip. We feel that this all was caused by his tail being ran over by a tire. Ian had his repair surgery on 10/7, the day after arrival. Dr. Darcy and Dr. P did a superb job of fixing this boy up. He's up, playing, running and will be in the main area soon.
Killian arrived 10/8. She was found at a medical building here in Defiance. She is black and white with a cute black dot on the chin and the nose. She is only 6 1/2 weeks old. Her birthday is 8/24/21. She arrived with a major flea and earmite infestations. Fleas are gone and we're still working on the earmites. Those are tough bugs!
Courage arrived today, 10/11. She is a beautiful long hair gold and white kitten. She is 13 weeks old with a birthday of 7/12/21. She was in a position where she could no longer stay where she was at and needed help. Such a beauty. I have a feeling she will find Killian and Ian as her friends.
We had a Flash Sale on Tuesday, 10/5. This brought in $1120. Super big thanks as we have many medical/monthly bills to get paid. These Flash Sales take a huge group effort to be successful--you all are wonderful!
We had a HumaneOhio spay/neuter day on 10/7. At that time, our numbers had been cut back due to HO being short on veterinarians. But..........good news! They have raised us back up to 45! We are so happy about this. On this past Thursday, we sent up 34 which was 20 females and 14 males. A great day.
We have had some major rains in the last few weeks.........but, let it rain! We remain dry and snug from our new roof!
A few updates:
Rascasse is about 95% feeling better. The second week that I was gone, he became very ill. I called Dr. Darcy and she wanted him up to the office the next day. Connie took the little guy. It turns out he had probably developed a secondary infection in his lungs. This was probably from the original site of infection from the outside of his ear and side of his face--a very nasty infection. A third antibiotic was added and soon he was feeling better. He will end up with a crumpled ear but it just adds to his cuteness! What a sweetheart of a kitten. He has us all wrapped around his little tail!
Tycho is also doing great now. No more bowed legs. He runs straight and true and strong. Tycho has lots of energy and is full of love for everyone.
We have moved Veronica's kittens and mama to Paddy's Place. They are doing great. Growing and so playful. Yesterday they had about an hour of having their slider door opened to go in the Main Area to play.
Popcorn--you may already know that she came up with a sore on her front shoulder. Looks like, in playing, she might've been nipped. Those kittens play like little lions! It's healing and is now done with her antibiotics for this. Nothing keeps her down--a ball of fun and energy!
Shamballie was showing some urinary concerns. So, he too went for a day at the vet's office. His lab work came back pretty good. His urine culture was negative so this leads us to feel his urinary concerns are stress induced interstitial cystitis. He and I had a talk---I asked him about his stress level. He said no real stress, but always thinking about his next meal gets him anxious at times. Yep, that sounds like our Shamballie!
And then........Bushie. Saturday night, she took a tumble off the top level of a Kuranda Tower in the Kabana Room. The mods were right on it and called me. It was obvious that something serious happened to her femur--a probable fracture. She was put on "bed/pen rest" and given pain meds. A call to Dr. Darcy on Sunday resulted in her going to the vets office today. The xray verified that she had a midshaft fracture of the femur. A pin was needed to put the bones in alignment. Beth took her to the clinic and then brought her home. She is now resting in the top condo in the back Thumper's Pen. She is on antibiotics and soreness meds. She looks pretty content and I'm sure it won't take her long to recoup. She's an awesome cat and will be back up for adoption after a complete healing.
We are now involved with our October Fun-Raiser. It ends at 9:00 am on Weds. We will have BOXES at 1:00, followed by the drawing, followed by the consolation prizes. I was hoping to have this Fun-Raiser to help us with our monthly regular bills but we now have major vet bills that we need to get paid. Check out the 8 items in the sale on our facebook pages! Thanks!
Yesterday was a spa day for all the cats in the Main Area. They had their nails trimmed, weights taken and ears cleaned! All in all, everything went fine and the cats and kittens look good. Next, we start on the Porchies!
Tomorrow, at the fun-raiser we will open boxes. Because of how hectic things have been, we have opened boxes in PawMart. I send out a personal gratitude note to each person, by email. But.....sometimes the boxes or packages are not identified--are anonymous. To those folks........please know how so very grateful we are for ALL things sent to FFRC. Boxes make a huge difference to us.
Thank you to everyone. This FFRC would not be possible without the total involvement of everyone---from the volunteers, to the donators, the supporters, the lurkers, chatters, mods, admins, vets, our community, adopters, to everyone who gives good thoughts and prayers for FFRC--there truly are so many levels of our friends. It truly does take a huge village to keep this rescue center going. And for that, we here at FFRC, are so grateful.
Have a wonderful day!