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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

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Meet our feline Nemo!

HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!

There seems to be some weird thing that is happening from this human COVID thingy. Our partners at Community Concern For Cats (CC4C) are finding that more and more potential adopters are open to considering adult, even senior adult, cats for adoption!! True that—kitten season is almost upon us—but the adoption rate for adults is still on the upswing at CC4C!

So, I asked Mom L if she could find out if any of our Delta View Cats that live in the River View Park colony that we manage and feed might be friendly enough to bring inside for assessment for adoptability.

ENTER NEMO!!

And you may now ask “why name him Nemo—after the little Disney fish with one fin too small”? Well just check out our Nemo’s tail!!

Hey man! Is this where they keep the food??!!

Nemo was gone when Mom L first learned about this colony in 2017. He did not reappear until early 2019. Early this year, 2021, he appeared to have wound on his side so one of his feeders picked him up and plopped him into a carrier—yes he is that friendly with his feeders!! Mom L got him to our partner county animal services only to learn that the wound was already healed!! 

We got him into a foster home with a volunteer with our Delta View Cats non-profit. We are focused here in our city of Pittsburg, California. Nemo needed to get a medical check-up before he can go to adoptions through CC4C. So he ended up getting his FeLV (feline leukemia) test at the CC4C Kitchen Clinic I have posted about lots of times! Mom L so enjoys being able to volunteer with this clinic. This requires keeping him still while Dr. Josie puts a needle into a leg vein to draw just a teensy amount of blood for the “SNAP” test. 

Such a champ! No fussing!

We learned are the clinic that sweet, gentle Nemo is about eight years old and that he has a great need for a dental. His mouth is very bad and causes him such great pain. We are so relieved that he is negative for feline leukemia and that his health is otherwise very good for his age, as he has likely lived most of his life outside, lost and abandoned.

We will start fund raising for Nemo’s dental ASAP so that he can then go into the adoption path. Nemo so loves being pet and gives the strongest head bumps ever!!

Please do give Nemo your round of APAWS! for having come in from the streets!!

APAW APAWS NEMO!!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

PeeEss—if you  have any green papers just hanging out not doin’ much of nothin’—Nemo sure can use them! He is gonna likely loose most of his toofies. I am hoping some of my readers are able to send Nemo some help with donations to:

http://www.deltaviewcats.org

We can only  accept PayPal donations at this time. All other donations can be sent to our PO Box:

Project Delta View Cats

PO Box 768

Pittsburg, CA 94565

Ambassador Katie at work

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I am not sure if I have ever told you all what an ambassador our Katie is whenever we have a kitty guest in Mom L’s office. Katie is always the kitty to sleep on  the bedding Mom L leaves at her closed office door. Katie sends her pawsitive soothing energy to the kitty guest to help them adjust to our household noises and whatnot.

We have a new kitty guest, Gigi. She is in a six cat colony at a city equipment lot where there are lots of park equipment, trucks and such. Mom L and Dad P noticed she went missing a couple weeks ago and they found her at the area where they have our Delta View Cats food pantry. Anyways, they could tell that Gigi was injured. The photo is not great but you can see her furs are a mess on her neck.

Anyways, Gigi’s story will come to you later. The heart warming story I am sharing today is about Ambassador Katie. Gigi is living in a comfy cage in Mom L’s office. Recovering from her abscess treatment 10 days ago. So to help her on her journey to socialization and healing, I suggested they open Mom L’s door and let us kitties come visit. Of course TKS and KK were front and center!!

Katie shushed TKS when Sage started her low growl. Katie was totally focused on making Gigi feel welcome and safe. 

Mom L? Tell TKS to leave please. I need to comfort Gigi.

Gigi knew quickly that Katie was no threat. Gigi even showed Katie her tummy!! (hover cursor over photo to view comments)

After only three days in my castle, Gigi is starting to think she just might show off a teeny bit of her REAL SELF!

Unfortunately, Mom L discovered that one of  precious Gigi’s abscesses is back. She will have to go to emergency tomorrow. Purrs and POTP for our sweet kitty house guest Gigi.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Lending a paw

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I asked Mom L and Dad P to lend a helping paw, or two, to six abandoned community cats who were gonna go hungry over the two week holidays because their feeder was gonna be on vacation. When Miss Sally told Mom L that “I guess they will just starve while I am gone” that did it for Mom L and Dad P.

This is a small colony that my our Project Delta View Cats trapped out and returned the cats to this site back in 2018. There are six cats that come by to dine whenever there is food out. Two orange and white boys, but we only saw one that Mom L named “Alfie”. Then a medium long hair pretty gray girl named Princess but we never saw her. We always saw Baby, a stunning long hair dilute tortie girl and Gigi, a white girl with patches of tan, black and brown…and she has a twin sister that we named Betty. So all in all we saw four of the six in this little colony over the ten days we fed them.

This is Baby. Isn’t she stunning??!

And here is Gigi. She would come right to Mom L’s car to dine.

We only managed one photo of Alfie, one of the ginger mancats. But we could tell that he is younger and very shy around humans. We think the male workers at this site must chase off the cats. They were much more comfy with Mom L than Dad P.

Dad P and Mom L tossed the old dirty dishes that had never been washed and provided the feeder and the cats with two sets of new dishes that can be washed so’s the cats eat from more sanitary dishes. Oh, and we also left a water bowl because the feeder never left water. Sadly, we learned that her bosses do not like the cats and they  barely tolerate her continuing to feed them and they said there was no need to leave water. So, so sad for these cats. We hope to find a couple of fosters for Gigi and Baby and then try to trap them and learn if they are ready to come inside and get socialized. 

I’ll keep you posted on our progress in trying to help Gigi and Baby. Hope your 2021 is coming along great!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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