This week has been a bag of mixed rescues: cats, kittens, bunnies, ducks and dogs.
Kitten rescue: In the short video clip on the right we have a kitten seemingly abandoned in a complex when the owners moved out, crying at the window to get back in.
No-one claimed the kitten. Another resident in the meanwhile fed him outside the unit but after a couple of days of no-one coming forward to claim him the shelter, Friends of Ferals, were contacted. As we had no team members close by we asked the resident who was feeding the kitten to take him to a local Vet where he was safe until one of the team could fetch him. This was done and the Vet put out a plea to find the owners but as no-one stepped forward the shelter fetched him and he is now safely with us.
The video is heart wrenching, how can people do this! It seems to be very common practice in complexes where the original owners think the kitten/cat can just fend for itself or that another resident will take pity on it. He’s now safe and will be up for adoption.
Kitten left behind
Jack Russell bitten by a snake: This Jack Russell in the photo above was rescued by us some 10 years ago as a puppy. Unfortunately he was bitten by a snake last week. He is still not off the critical list.
Bunny release – local sanctuary
Bunnies and duck: See short video on the left. This week we had a sick bunny at the Vet who I collected from the Vet yesterday and she has now been put into our small private sanctuary together with our Mallard duck who cannot fly and one of the other bunnies who has medical issues. Being in a smaller environment makes it easier for us to catch them to administer meds etc.
Cats at feed station: We have several colonies that we feed ourselves but in many cases where we do TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) we encourage the people who have called us in to continue feeding the cats and set up housing for them thus keeping the rodent situation under control.
This photo below was taken of 4 out of 8 of one of our colonies where due to COVID lockdown we have had to resort to feeding them outside the locked premises. We have been feeding them for over 2 years now.
All have been sterilized and vaccinated and have clips/notches in their ears showing they have been sterilized and are being cared for. Two of these 4 have now been socialised and homed leaving now only 6 at the feed station. It was obvious that the 2 now homed were originally either domestic strays or dumped.
ADOPTIONS: Approved adoption applications and home-checks apply.
Our adoption fee of R850 covers 1st vacs and boosters as well as 1st rabies, deworming, deflea, and sterilization when done by one of our nominated Vets.
Financial Donations to:
J David Cats Galore
Branch code: 051001
Cheque a/c no. 002982846
Beneficiary Ref: “CG + Cell number”
Or to the shelter direct:
Friends of Ferals
Cheque a/c: 627 5435 9852
Branch: 250 655
Beneficiary Ref: “CG + Cell number”.
Proof of payments to either: Judy 083 611 1333 or firstname.lastname@example.org