December 2018 Newsletter

Hi Friends,
Things have been pretty hectic between vet care and trying to raise funds for our cats. BUT, that is what it’s all about.
I am out of my boot for the broken ankle and have physical therapy twice a week, but I am healed enough now to do the finish work in the new cat building so we can move the cats in.

Tim and I went to visit Moses in Branson, Missouri from  4-7 November. He is doing well and responded immediately when he heard my voice. Can you believe he will be 13 in February? We also visit Tigger at Tiger Creek in Tyler, Texas quite often. Tigger turned 17 in July. Tiger Creek changed his name to Bagheera, but he is still Tigger and that is what we call him when we see him. I mean, seriously, after 17 years he isn’t going to respond to anything else. Lol! I’d love to get Moses over there for distance reasons, but it’s all good.

Mocha and Latte

I am currently fostering a mom, Mocha, and her baby, Latte (who may be a boy, but still a little too early to tell) that had been abandoned, which is totally illegal, on a porch in the freezing cold rain, at Port City Cat Rescue. Since our new building isn’t 100% complete to move our FIV+ cats into, I told them I would foster until the tiny baby, about 3 weeks old, was weaned and strong enough to be brought to the rescue. This way it’s much like quarantine for mom and baby. I’m just glad that we can be of service to a fellow cat rescue. Mom and baby are doing very well. They will have a follow-up soon with Dr. Squires.
The fab four kittens I was fostering for them have ALL been adopted! This is always a happy thing for us. I miss Yardley so much, since I found him as a little baby, in my yard. I am, however, happy to share the kitty wealth. Lol!

Sunny pre-surgery

One of our FIV+ cats, and one of Dr. Core’s patients that we took into the sanctuary, Sunny, was diagnosed with an eye condition called, Spastic Entropion. This caused his eyelids to roll inward and the eyelashes to scratch his corneas. He had ulcers and required eye drops and cleaning daily. It was painful and he was miserable. We found out there was a surgery that could be done to correct it, and on November 13th, Sunny had a successful surgery by Dr. Core at Airline Animal Health and Surgery Clinic. It was a little pricey, $815, but long term it isn’t. No more pain, no eye drops, no poor vision. He is acting more comfortable and plays like never before. We also let him come to the Santa Photo shoot fundraiser. Sunny is awesome!

Sunny free of the cone

Saturday, 15 December 2018, 11a.m.-3p.m. Christmas Bake Sale and Fundraiser, Petco, 6596 Youree Drive, Shreveport.
Thursday, 20 December 2018, 6 – 10 p.m., Gift Wrapping for Donations, Barnes & Noble, Youree Drive, Shreveport  (We can use volunteers)
Monday, 24 December 2018, 10a.m. – 6p.m., Gift Wrapping for Donations, Barnes & Noble, Youree Drive, Shreveport (We can use volunteers. We have a blast on this day.)
We do the gift wrapping sessions typically in two hour segments. We are required to have two people during the event. If you would like, and can, volunteer, please let me know what times you are available. Let me know ASAP, so I know what needs to be filled.
The vet bills have hit us hard recently, but we are working through it with help from our friends.
If you are here in our local area and can attend any of our functions, please do. We need your help more than you know.
Thanks all!

Jenny and the Yogie gang!

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