BrightHaven Rescue - We're baaaack, and we have new kitties in need of medical care
I've been out of commission for awhile, recovering from knee replacement surgery and also catching my breath after a very busy fall and winter adoption season. But it's hard to sit on the sidelines when you receive so many emails about animals in need. So we're back, and busier than ever.
We have some new kids in foster care, a couple of whom need some medical help. So we do need to gather donations
to make sure that they are taken care of.
And we have some amazing cats ready for adoption, some new and a couple of stragglers who were not adopted before my surgery.
Read on, and I'll introduce everyone.
Let's start with pretty little Sylvia, recently arrived from the Kern County shelter in Bakersfield. Poor girl had been there since August 2016. She had been seized in a hoarding case.
Sylvia has entropian in both eyes. Her eye lids grow inward and her lashes rub against her eyes. This can be surgically corrected. She also has stomatitis and needs all of her teeth removed.
The estimate for Sylvia's surgery is $1500 and we have her scheduled for surgery on June 22nd. She really needs to get this done so she can have a normal life. (We've already done the presurgical blood work and she is in very good shape.)
Monte is only 6 weeks old. A woman brought him to one of our vets to be euthanized because of his eyes. Fortunately our vet doesn't do that sort of thing and he contacted us instead.
Right now we are looking at double eye enucleation surgery. One eye is definitely too far gone to save. But we have not given up on saving the other eye, although the vet thinks that's a long shot.
Monte is not strong enough for surgery just yet. He's being treated for an upper respiratory infection and putting on a little weight, and then we can schedule his surgery.
Looking for a very special home for this one. He's young, healthy, beautiful, a purebred wedgehead Siamese, and Mr. Personality.
Thomas recently arrived from Bakersfield. He was surrendered by his owner because her was overly exuberant in playing with her other cats. But in his foster home he's doing great with other cats. He does have some boundary issues. It never occurs to him that someone might not want to sniff noses or snuggle or that he may have his nose in someone else's tuna, but he's such a nice boy that the other cats don't seem to have a problem with him.
If you know anyone who is interested, please send them my way. (Email to [email protected]) Tell them that they need to make a really good pitch if they want this boy. His foster mom (me) is getting a little attached. | |
Sunshine (also known as Bratty Boo)
According to Dr. Chahal, Sunshine is really quite blind. She has some vision but not a lot. It's really amazing how easy it is to forget this. She's all over the house and furniture just like a sighted cat.
Sunshine is very people-oriented but doesn't much care for other cats. A lot of that is defensive. She just doesn't see that well and isn't sure who is safe. So she would be best as a spoiled only child..
Sunshine is about 2 or 3 years old, loads of personality and very snuggly. She came to us from the Sacramento shelter. She had been living on the streets as a stray.
Please network this girl. If you want me to email you a photo and bio separately just let me know.
Robin is from the Downey shelter, near Los Angeles. She's a perfectly healthy cat, maybe two years old.. She simply caught the eye of one of our board members. That's how she scored a BrightHaven foster home.
Robin is a little shy at first but very sweet. She does warm up quickly. It's like she is just not used to love and attention but, once you start petting her, she purrs.
She is amazing with other cats. Her claim to fame would be as a big sister to another young cat or kitten.
If anyone would like to know more about Robin, please send them my way.