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Update on Tiger

Tiger is recuperating. His tail is in the itchy phase of healing, his human said. She also said he is eating a lot. “More than his share,” she actually said, MOL. He’s playing with his family but skittish around strangers.

Who could blame Tiger for shying away from strangers???

Tiger did respond well to Amber, who went to visit him and his mom as soon as she read the newspaper and found out what happened to him. Amber is one of the biggest supporters of animal welfare in our town. She springs dogs from the shelters and fosters them until they find forever homes and works with ARF-Texas. She has a long history of service to animals, including work with animals after Hurricane Katrina.

Amber will help Tiger’s mom get continued care for his injuries, neutering and vaccinations. We can help by donating via PayPal to help pay for his care through ARF – Texas. The site has a spot for comments, so make sure to mention that you want to support Tiger’s care. (If ARF receives more than is necessary for Tiger’s care, the remainder will go into the organization’s general medical fund.)

Only one person has made a donation specifically for Tiger’s care, so far.  I hope more of us will be able to help out.

I also have heard from a friend with connections in the prosecuting attorney’s office that the guys suspected of hurting Tiger will be prosecuted to the fullest extent.

Tiger’s mom says a big THANK YOU to everyone who is praying for Tiger or sending purrs. She wants us all to know that Tiger and his little boy are playing together a lot and having a really good time.

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Kitten season

Robin and Upstairs Human helped their friend find help for a litter of kittens yesterday. These five tiny babies hadn’t even opened their eyes yet. Their mama had left them in a garage, thinking they were safe and she’d get back to them, I imagine. The weather has been awful, and really, you never know what might happen when a cat goes out to hunt. Anyway, they were mewing way up in the garage and that helped Robin’s friend find them up there. She was worried about the babies because they were cold, so she put them on a towel on a heating pad and gradually warmed them.

Robin had some kitten milk that she bought for me when I was really sick (I wouldn’t even sniff the stuff), so she hopped in the car to take it to her friend for the babies. Meanwhile, she called her friend who knows EVERYTHING about the animal community in our town. She made a stop by the pet shop, where supporters of getting a dog park were getting signatures on their petition and met a woman who rescues lots of animals. They got the name of someone in town who does lots of kitty rescuing and the idea to take the babies to PetSmart in San Marcos. The rescue groups are always there on Saturday and would probably be able to help.

By the time Robin got there with the kitten milk, the babies were feeling warm again and sleeping or moving around. Robin and her friend didn’t know how to teach the babies to drink from an eyedropper, and they decided that the quicker they got the babies to a knowlegeable human, the better chance they would have.

At Pet Smart, Robin’s friend found a nice human who has nursed kitten babies before, and those kittens stayed with her.

I don’t have pictures of the kittens because all the humans were too afraid to get attached to them. I do have a message for the humans who take care of us companion animals: spay and neuter your cats.

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