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Friday’s Child

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

“Friday’s child is loving and giving.” Children born on a Friday are thought to be affable, loving, and generous. I think this can also mean that any abandoned kitten that is trapped on Friday is also loving and giving, don’t ya think that outta be right too?

You see, my our nonprofit that Mom L and Dad P manage, Delta View Cats, has incredible volunteers. We do lots of things to try and help humanely manage our city of Pittsburg’s overpopulation of abandoned community cats. We feed about fifty kitties all around our marina and waterfront park. Now this park had a colon of cats numbering about thirty-five in 2017. We have worked to get friendly kitties adopted and now the colony stabilized in 2019 to twelve adult cats. Since 2017 to Spring 2021, no cats nor kittens were abandoned at this park. It was a common dumping ground for over ten years, since about 2005.

Unfortunately, from Spring of 2021 to now, October, 2022, Delta View Cats volunteer colony caretakers/feeders have found forty dumped kittens at this park!!

We feed once a day at this park and our Friday colony caretakers went early before feeding time, intent on trapping this little kitten that was sighted about eight days before. They found she was sleeping in one of our shelters and plotted to catch her on her exit in the early morning using a fishing net!! SUCCESS!!!! Miss Elaine and Mr. Bobby feed on Friday’s so they named this little three pound two ounce girl “Friday”!!

She was skinny and her long furrs were matted and dirty. And boy was she hissy at first. She tried to climb outta her cage and she huddled in a corner.

She met a buddy at station three feeder, Hercules, and he must’a showed her how to survive in this park with raccoons, owls and unkind loose dogs. Miss Elaine and Mr Bobby volunteered to foster little Friday, whom they named after the day of the week that they always feed and it is also the day they were finally successful in snagging her!! YAY FOR FRIDAY!!

She got over being hissy really quickly and Mom L just had to go visit and hold her.

You can see her furrs are not groomed and she has had a weepy eye so she is getting treated with eye drops our retired DVM pal Doc Josie ordered. And she loves to be brushed and groomed and takes her eye med just fine. She is getting dewormed and will soon be weighing in at four pounds!!! WOO HOO!!!

Isn’t she just gorgeous!! Did you notice her incredible white LONG whiskers!

Friday will soon be ready for adoption so please will all my pals share her story on your own social media, ESPECIALLY if you have family and friends living in the San Francisco bay area. If anyone is interested, you can contact Mom L at this email address: infopdvc at gmail dot com.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Keepin’ chilled with TKS

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I don’t know what the weather persons have been doin’ to your temps but they have sure cranked ours up to super hot, hot, hot!! But that doesn’t seem to bother TKS as long as she can keep on makin’ her air biscuits!!

She isn’t quite this chill’axed right now seein’ as how we have yet another hissy kitten in Mom L’s office. Her name is Licorice and Mom L and Dad P took her from her first foster who had her hands full with Licorice’s siblings, Mikki, Baby and Doodle Bug. They are all coming along nicely and love going to their foster to get pets and attention. But Licorice, now called “Reesee” was trapped at an older age and she wasn’t doing anything but hissing and spitting.

Long story short—Mom L and Dad P asked a cat trapper pal to come over and assess Reesee and Miss Lisa put a towel on her and just started to pet and rub her. And Reesee LOVED IT!! She still hisses every time a human walks into the office, but now she just melts when a hand touches her. She has never bitten nor swatted  nor used her claws. She reaches up now to give Mom L noise kisses!!

I’ll keep you informed about her progress to move from hissy face to kissy face so’s she can find a forever home!!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Monday Meowsie News

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My Meowsie News is all about the kindness and generosity of humans who truly care about helping deliver humane management and care to our abandoned community cats. This is about Cookie.

My our Delta View Cats nonprofit may be small, but we can sure pull off some darn good fundraising to help an adult abandoned community cat get his mouth back so’s he can eat without crying!!!

Mom L received a call from a lady we have helped before, Miss Melissa. She has been feeding an adult cat she named Cookie for a few years and saw that he was drooling a lot and could not eat the food. We loaned her a trap and then transported Cookie to our county’s  animal services medical team. They assessed Cookie and learned he needed excessive dental care which they do not provide.

Oh my!!! My Our little nonprofit doesn’t have a very well funded emergency medical fund. But we were determined to make sure that Cookie got his chompers back to being comfy!!!

We posted on our Facebook page all about Cookie. And within couple of days we raised enough funds ($2,000 USD) to pay for Cookie’s Chompers!!! Please, if you follow my blog, please, please follow my our nonprofit’s Facebook page! We have such generous and loyal followers and we really need about a kabillion more followers!!

Cookie is doing very well being inside and loved. In fact, Cookie has decided that he may just really like being an inside kitty forever!! Who knew!! This darling boy has been head butting his caretaker, Miss Melissa and even her three year old son. Cookie is finally able to show off his REAL SELF!!!

That’s my Monday Meowsie News. Hope you loved it!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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