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How You Can Support Cats About Town Society

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Please donate during our annual Big Day of Giving fundraiser. Use one of the links below to DONATE NOW.

on May 3, via Big Day Of Giving

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anytime, any day, via PayPal

Our no-kill animal rescue group is 100% volunteer run and all donations go directly to support the animals in our care. Last year, we provided surgeries and medical care for several special needs animals. Here are re-caps of our Facebook posts of these special cases… by the way, they all found wonderful, loving permanent homes!

 

 

Published by Andrea KutlerOctober 18, 2017

Friends, we have a confession to make… we have a soft spot for the pathetic medical cases. If our entire rescue could consist of three legged, one eyed, deaf animals with awkward social skills, we probably would. Unfortunately, we would bankrupt the rescue and be useless to everyone. We try to balance the medical cases with plenty of healthy cats/dogs for adoption in order to help fund the expensive medical care. At this point, we have three cats requiring far more than the $60-$90 adoption fee would ever cover.

Blink was a tiny kitten with a nasty eye infection that was treated too late. The vet determined that the only course of treatment would be to remove it. At the tender age of 7 weeks old, she underwent a life-changing surgery for any cat, let alone a little squirt like her. Several weeks later, she is adjusting just fine and is back to being her bubbly, kitten self!

Freddy is a new dude that we are taking into our care first thing in the morning. His paws are raw, oozing, painful and can’t seem to heal. We haven’t laid eyes on him yet but it would appear that he may need to be anesthetized and have his wounds cleaned and wrapped.

Finally, Polly was returned to us 6 years after she was adopted. We thought she had an ear infection that just wouldn’t go away. Instead, the vet determined that she has a polyp buried as far down into her ear canal as it can get. Her blood work was already done and now we are working towards getting her X-rays before we go through the expensive and risky surgery to relieve her pain and restore her quality of life.

We know that these cases are quite the undertaking when all at the same time, but we don’t care. We are doing it because we can. Because we know that we have a fabulous network of supporters that help us to continue to help the helpless. Sure, we would much rather post endless “happy endings” with cute, cuddly kittens finding homes. The truth is, we do have those. Lots of those. Sometimes it’s easier to focus on those happy stories than to think about those that are homeless and suffering. We believe that a balance keeps our hearts realistic and encouraged to keep going. If you are able to help us with our journey to get these three the care that they need, you can donate via our PayPal at http://catsabouttown.org/category/featured/. If you cannot donate, you can share their story and, if nothing else, help them find their forever homes once they are medically cleared. Please send these three your prayers, especially Freddy who is finally going to get the care that he has needed for months tomorrow morning.

Published by Andrea KutlerOctober 19, 2017

For those following Freddy’s journey. Here are the results of his surgery! Thank you all so much for your generous donations. What we have gathered so far will all be put towards the almost $1500 in vet bills that we have incurred from these three medical cases!

For those wondering about Freddy’s history, here’s what Detective Andrea uncovered today…

Freddy’s original name was Maximillian. In 2014, he was rescued in Sacramento by a Good Samaritan when he was six months old and neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and tested for FeLV/FIV. It was discovered that he was FIV+. The Good Sam found a home with a nursing student who lived down the street.

A few years later, Maximillian, renamed Kimchee, went missing. He was found and reunited with the Good Sam due to the microchip registration. Against the Good Sam’s better judgment, she returned Max/Kimchee to the adopter.

Towards the beginning of this year, he showed up at an apartment complex and was fed by residents as this boy appeared to be a stray. We figured out that the adopter lives in this complex but wasn’t taking care of him. Neighbors noticed in May that he had developed a wound on his paw that wasn’t healing. This wound worsened and, eventually, the other paw started to look the same way. After months of pain, we were contacted last night to help this dude and we couldn’t say no. The timing was perfect as we were already heading up to Animal Outreach this morning and Max/Kimchee, now Freddy is able to keep his paws and get his wounds treated.

The best part of the whole story? One of the residents who had been caring for Freddy will be adopting him once his stitches are out and, most importantly, KEEP HIM INSIDE AND SAFE!!!

Cinco de Meow Fundraiser

JOIN US FOR CINCO DE MEOW!

Our biggest fundraising event of the year is just around the corner. Come join us on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm for our Cinco de Meow event!

If you are interested in attending the event, please text 916-224-1999 or email suna@catsabouttown.org and let us know. We can take credit card orders over the phone and have your tickets waiting at Will-Call.

For just $20, you get access to our all-you-can-eat homemade tamales and open bar (beer & wine), fun-filled event. We will have amazing prizes in our Raffle and Silent Auction.





 

C.A.T.S. Needs Your Help!

Calling all Friends of Cats About Town Society…WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Both our van and our retired ambulance have bit the dust and are no longer running. The cost to get either vehicle working, outweighs the value at this point.

Do you know of anyone who has a vehicle they would be willing to donate to C.A.T.S.? If so, please get in contact with Suna at 916-224-1999 or suna@CatsAboutTown.org as soon as possible! Here is the ideal vehicle donation:

  • Van or large SUV
  • 8 years old or less
  • Working air conditioning and heater for front and cargo areas
  • Decent working condition

And here is what we can work with:

  • Any vehicle with a large capacity for transporting 10-20 pet carriers
  • Can be non-operational (if our mechanic is able to do the repairs, we can use it)

Here are the benefits to all involved:

  • Tax deductible donation. C.A.T.S. is a 501(c)3 organization.
  • A vehicle donation will enable CATS to continue our affordable medical services (dental surgeries and spay/neuter surgeries). We rely on our volunteers and a working vehicle to transport animals to the vet hospitals that we work with. Without a reliable vehicle, we will no longer be able to offer these services.

If you don’t know of a vehicle donation, would you be willing to donate to the cause of buying or repairing a used vehicle?  We will likely have to either do some major repairs on a donated vehicle or purchase a used vehicle. Any amount will help! Please and thank you!!!

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C.A.T.S. and D.O.G.S.

C.A.T.S. is Going to the D.O.G.S.!

Cats About Town Society (C.A.T.S.) has a new division – Dogs Of Greater Sacramento (D.O.G.S.)! Yep, we are now fostering a few dogs and finding homes for some cute canines. Check us out at the Natomas Petsmart on Truxel and Hwy 80 – every weekend.