Little Mila, (short for Milagra), is VERY THANKFUL to her kitty heroes Ishmael and Tonni, for saving her life in time for Thanksgiving!
On Monday we got a call from Town of Mead Colorado Animal Control Officer Ishmael Aldana asking if we could help him remove a cat whose head was stuck in the drainage hole of a dumpster at a local business, and get her medical help. He had been contacted by the business who believed she had been stuck in the hole for at least 48 hours! Tonni and Ishmael found a twelve week old kitten who must have gotten stuck trying to get into the dumpster to eat when they arrived at the site. Our kitty savior Tonni has this to say of Mila's rescue!
"She was worn out by the time we started working, but Ismael sedated her, greased her neck, and then we were able to work on both sides (inside and out) easing her head through. What a very compassionate and skilled ACO Ishmael is. He came up with a wonderful plan to get the kitty out of the hole and into my carrier."
Ishmael nicknamed the little kitty "Catillac". Thank You so much Ishmael for your compassion and for all that you did for the little Miracle kitty.
We are Thankful to the LHS clinic and Dr Depauw for working little Mila into their schedule. Dr DePauw checked her over, and the clinic staff cleaned off the grease and took very good care of her.
She is at Tonni's house now, and is super hungry and tired, but doing very well.
We will try and tame her to help her find a human home adoption. Otherwise, we will find her a barn home when she is a bit older.
Thank You to EVERYONE who came out last weekend to build shelters for the kitties! We had a great time, and we now have lots of shelters ready to give to all of our kitty friends who are feeding and caring for homeless cats this winter. Extra Thanks to Esther for hostessing the shelter build! Thanks also to Donna at Einstein's Bagels for the yummy bagels. Sue, Tab, and Odile, kitty kisses for the treats you brought.
During the flood of 2013 Blue's colony was hit the hardest of all of our colonies, and seven cats disappeared. We canvassed the surrounding neighborhoods after the flood, but haven't seen any of our missing kitty friends since. This week we received an email from Jim who lives in a neighborhood close to Blue's site. He has been feeding a cat in his garage for the past three months, and he also volunteers at LHS. He mentioned to someone at LHS that the cat he feeds has a tipped ear, and learned that he must be from a local colony. Jim checked our webpage and found pictures of the kitties who disappeared during the flood. He recognized his garage kitty Sweetie, one of Blue's missing kitties, in the photos! Sweetie you look fantastic! Thank You so much Jim for caring for Sweetie and letting us know he is fine! You've given us hope that Sweetie's missing friends could be safe too!
The Cat Who Came In From the Cold is written by British writer Deric Longden.
It is the story of a white kitten who was seen sitting out in the rain by the author and taken in. Thus begins the exploits of "Thermal"s life. This story will have you chewing your nails in one instance, despairing in another and laughing out loud the next. Written in a decidedly humorous style, it still conveys the pathos of a young kitten just learning about life, and about the adventures that befall him and his owners. There is something about animal stories from the UK that always appeals to me. I found this book used on Amazon. Look there or in used books stores, possibly Kindle. A delightful peep at life in an English village, I believe it is in Yorkshire, and into the lives of Deric, his legally blind wife who is, herself, an author, and, of course, Thermal. There is also a lovely lady cat named Tigger, who has much to teach Thermal. And Thermal and Tigger have much to teach their humans. Guaranteed an afternoon's enjoyment, maybe even two.
Get it here from Amazon
LFFAC adventures, stories and maybe even a cute cat video every now & then.