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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Remember Sam? I have an update!!


I posted on July 29th the tail tale of Sam aka Samantha aka Sammy’s capture to be able to treat a severe injury. We thought Sammy was a girl, then a boy, then a girl and finally once we got “him” to our county animal services, they confirmed “IT’S A BOY”!!!

Well Sam was released from Contra Costa County Animal Services (CCAS) to Miss Jane’s care in early August. CCAS staff and medical docs treated him like the elegant young mancat he is. We are proud that CCAS is one of our key partners for my latest Paw It Forward Project, Project Delta View Cats (PDVC).

We also have the great good fortune to have a wonderful working relation with Furry Friends Pet Relief as they are the rescue that found a very reasonably priced veterinarian, Central Boulevard Vet Hospital, who knows how to manage feral kitties, to do Sam’s much needed dental. Sam was boarding on stomatitis so we weren’t sure what would happen and how many toofies he might need extracted.


Good news!! Sam had NO extractions!! And one of our wonderful volunteers, Miss Kandi, donated the cost of his dental. So after that, Sam went to have a very nice relaxing recovery at Miss Jane’s home.

Check out the amazing set up Sam had thanks to Miss Jane and her hubby Mr Bob. Sam was catered to and cared for and we believe he is ready to be released back to our park colony this next week.

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I know that Sam will always remember Miss Jane, his protector and care giver. He will be looking for her to serve up his meals once released at PDVC’s park colony.

So tell me all about any successful recovery stories you have when you helped out an injured or ill community cat?


PeeEss—Mom L is having her first cataract surgery this week so I won’t be back until next Monday. Paw hugs, Savvy

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13 thoughts on “Remember Sam? I have an update!!

  1. meowmeowmans on said:

    What wonderful news about Sam! We are so grateful for all the humans who made it possible, and purr that his release goes well, too. 🙂

    We’re sending POTP for Mom Linda’s cataract surgery!


  2. What an awesome result all round, and all-round kindness and love and generosity.
    What a great result.
    Purrs for a great result on your surgery, too!

  3. This is a wonderful story and thanks so much for sharing it with us. We especially like the set up he had and Dad took note if we ever do that kind of foster again. We are sending Sam lots of purrs of success

  4. That’s great news about Sam! And we’re sending lots of purrs to Mom L and hope all goes well with her surgery.

  5. catladymac on said:

    Hurrah for Sam – and for all the wonderful people who helped !

  6. I have a cataract surgery coming up, too, just not yet. But the ophthalmologist has already detected the first traces of a cataract in my eyes. All the best for you, Linda! It is a routine surgery so you should be ok.

  7. Ra Husquiberian on said:

    That’s really good news! Thanks for sharing:)


  8. We are sure glad that Sam got the care he needed. Good luck to Mom L., the Dad has his done earlier this year with zero problems.

  9. Healing purrs for your Mom and that’s great news about Sam. Our friend Tammy cares for the cats at her workplace (that is where Yin and Yang came from) and she has done TNR several times. One of the cats (a cute little calico now named Buttercup) got so gentle during her recovery period Tammy took her home to live.

  10. Edie Chase on said:

    That’s great news about Sam. His set-up is really clever. Sending POTP to Mom L for her surgery. 😺

  11. That is furry good news about Sam.
    And good luck to your Mom L. with her cataract surgery.

  12. That is great news about Sam!

  13. that is so great to read such good things about Sam ;o) and we wish your mom L. all the good luck and we send lots of POTP for her appointment

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