People often ask me some of the rescue stories I have done.
I never know what the next phone call will bring and these are just a tiny glimpse of the heartbreaking situations I am dealing with on a daily basis.
Another roof rescue! I was planning on trapping at the site on Monday but with the heat and wind predicted for tomorrow, ended up getting the kittens and trapped mama. Mama will be spayed, ear tipped and returned to the site after the kittens are weaned.
There was a kitten stuck on a roof from Thursday through Monday when I got the call and she is now looking for her furever home!
Bathtub rescue! I was getting ready to take 8 ferals to the vet and I get a call that someone just bought a house in Reseda and this handsome boy was abandoned by the previous homeowner and was in their bathtub. I got there and saw that he was just scared (as you can tell from my pictures) so I was able to scruff him and get him in a carrier and he went to the vet too. They guessed him to be about 3 years old, not fixed and got all of his vetting done. He is a HUGE sweetheart and one handsome boy
I was set to start trapping at a commercial location with three 10 week olds, two 8 month olds and the mama of both litters. But one of the kittens ended up falling into the wash. The feeder and another gentleman in the building next door got an extension ladder and both guys went into the wash with one of my traps and got the kitten! The three kittens are at a foster’s and up for adoption!
100th Adoptions! Not only were all three adopted together but they are the 100th Adoptions!
Both adult sisters were dumped at a feed site and the daughter/niece was born at the site.
Sometimes cats that have already been fixed (TNR) still need to be brought in for medical issues. This poor kitty was already ear tipped but something was going on with the right side of his face and his paws were bleeding. He went into the vet today and they removed two probable squamous cell carcinomas from around his eye and his paws were infected. This guy is an older cat that they guesstimated his age at least 8 years old. It’s a very tough life on the streets for the cats and kittens. He had not hissed or growled at me at all and I was trying to place him in a furever home. I just could not put him back on the street with this going on. A month after being rescued from the street, he found his furever indoor only home who he shares with other furry brothers and sisters!
These three cats were dumped on a deserted road in the Palmdale desert today! All are super, super sweet and went into the vet and got spayed/neutered and had all of their vetting done. They are 2 years old and looking for the loving homes they deserve
Adopted❣ Ruffles - this approximately 7 year old sweetheart who was dumped at a feed site that I have been trapping at for 6 years, crying in the middle of the street at 11:30 at night, matted and filthy was up for adoption and found his furever home getting all of the attention and love he deserves ❤
I got 2 calls for kittens in car engines in a two week period! This sweetheart was adopted by the person who's car he was in ❤
I got a call that a kitty had lumps all over it! When I got there, sure enough, she let me take her picture! She was already ear tipped (spayed/TNR) so I trapped her, brought her to the vet the next day and they were fluid filled cysts! They drained and sutured them and she recovered with me while her hair grew back. She was released back to where she was at a commercial site, feeling a heck of a lot better and looking beautiful again!
These cuties were dumped in a box at night in the Target parking lot on Fallbrook. One sister went to live with a big brother dog and the other three siblings were adopted together!
This lovebug was dumped after having kittens and had very swollen mammaries. She is now getting much deserved love in her new home!
This adorable bunch was left in a box at a feed site by a gardener when they were about 4 weeks old. Luckily, the feeder saw him leaving the box and was told that the homeowner said,
“to dispose of them”
These four beautiful sisters were rescued out of the back of a work truck (all under 1 pound). I also trapped their mama, spayed and released her.
6/2015 – 8/2015
This was a very sad site that I found out about in Oxnard. The old landmark, Wagon Wheel along the 101 Freeway was being torn down. There was 64 acres behind Wagon Wheel with mobile homes and they kicked the senior citizens out and most left their cats. This was in April before I got there and there were tons of cats that had to be moved off of the site because of apartment buildings being constructed. The bulldozers came and bulldozed over mamas and babies inside of the structures. It was a heartbreaking situation. I would drive out to Oxnard on Saturdays and Sundays and spend all night there trapping cats to bring to the Camarillo Shelter. These cats were going into their barnyard cat program for industrial types of areas. Not the best situation but they needed to be saved from this construction site. It took the developer another two years to start the project. Why they had to rush and kill so many cats in the beginning before rescues could come in and trap the cats still haunts me. It was a very dangerous site with drug deals going on and one of the first weekends I was there, a guy came up to my car with a gun and wanted my SUV while myself and another rescuer were sitting inside. Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to be done with that site. In the month and a half that I drove out there, I trapped 26 cats and got them off of the site and into the Camarillo Shelter. Normally we do not bring ferals to the Shelters as they will be destroyed. However, the Camarillo Shelter knew what was going on at Wagon Wheel and was putting these specific cats into the barnyard cat program.