We are moving the '10 Abandoned Cats TNR Work in Puerto Rico' wish into this on-going TNR wish. Our goal is to adopt out any of the cats we can with your help!
Both donations, wishlist items, shares and homes can make that happen. Here is a little re-cap of the last few updates on the 10 cats wish we will close in a day or so! Thank you all!
All of the cats who were rescued have now been adopted into families. The rescuer returned to the spot where the other 3 should have been found a few times now, but there was no sign of other kitties. However, there were signs that someone had been feeding them and so we are beginning to suspect that someone else rescued the remaining three cats. We will continue to go back to the spot periodically to see if we can rescue any more.
April 16, 2018
SHY SHY saved as a TNR and now for adoption in Maine! This is what your donations and shares for our TNR cats make possible!! Thank you all!
March 28, 2018
Just a quick update - this work continues but the lead TNR volunteer is now SCOOBY's care giver so a slight lull in activities. That said, Defensa will help anyone TNR so should we get a new request to help a street cat we will post it in this wish! Thank you all for your shares and donations helping us TNR more cats in Puerto Rico
March 24, 2018
7 kitties happy update ... from volunteer at RPC
I just came from RPC working with one of their special needs dogs and I had the pleasure of visiting with your 3 CUTE kitties who are doing amazingly well!! Prince is SUPER friendly and you can pick him up and he purrs the whole time!! Shakira is also very friendly now and loves to play and Shy Shy is still a bit shy, but she is coming along and no longer timid or fearful and is friendly to some of the RPC staff members. It really is a miracle to see the change in them now that they are becoming acclimated to their new situation.
March 13, 2018
Just an update that Miss Thing (now Jett) is thriving in her new home in Maine!
March 03, 2018
Miss Thing made her way to Maine where she is now known as Jett. She is making herself at home, playing with toys, and soaking up all the love her new mom can give. Meanwhile, her siblings, Shakira and Prince, are also up in Maine along with their friend Shyshy waiting to find their forever homes like Jett. They are receiving wonderful care with our friends at RPC (Responsible Pet Care) in South Paris, ME while they wait.
February 27, 2018
Today, Miss Thing is flying to Boston where she will be driven to her forever home in Maine. Soon, I will begin to trap more cats now that these 5 have all moved on to the next chapter in their lives.
February 23, 2018
They made it to Maine :)
February 18, 2018
3 More Saved ..... Please donate and share so we can rescue more .... From their rescuer .....
Today was a day I feared may not come: Shyshy, Shakira, and Prince departed for Boston where they will be met by Pat Ingersoll and driven to RPC (Responsible Pet Care) a wonderful no kill shelter in Maine where they will be available for adoption. Getting them into crates this morning was like, well, herding cats, but they eventually were rounded up and things couldn't have gone more smoothly from there. There are at least 3 other cats (possibly 5!) out there that need rescuing and vetting and more money is needed to rescue them.
February 17, 2018
From their rescuer ... and your donations and shares are still needed please. There were a lot of CATS!!!
Do you know what makes me happy? Kitties eating their diarrhea meds! For some reason, the meds are bubblegum flavored. All cats love bubblegum, right? Well, no. I mixed it with tuna, but they still wouldn't eat it. Finally, I put a larger pile of tuna on each plate and they all began to eat it. I'm hoping it helps them to feel better quickly!
February 15, 2018
SHAKIRA, SHYSHY & MISS THING are finished with their deworming meds and will hopefully be healthy and clear to fly soon.
Unfortunately the litter box has been getting a workout with 2 of the cats having diarrhea the past week and we need them to be healthy before heading off to Maine.
Donations have stopped coming in for these cats and we don't kow why.
PLEASE consider donating any amount you can.
Even the most basic need like litter here on the island is expensive (and we are going through a ton).
February 14, 2018
From their rescuer yesterday
This morning, two of the kitties are still having diarrhea post deworming. I have taken fecal samples and will bring them to the vet today to try to figure out what is going on. Shyshy, while still shy, has been a bit bolder since he rejoined our group. He lets me get within a foot of him, even when he is eating. I wonder how much of his catitude problem has to do with how his tummy feels with all of the diarrhea. Hopefully, we can get it under control so he can start feeling better soon. Deworming and vet visits and kitty litter are all adding up! I'm hoping people will continue to support these kitties and not give up on them. They have so much potential.
February 10, 2018
From their rescuer yesterday ....
Miss Thing continues to demonstrate for Shakira how to get your way with people. Every time I come around, she purrs and loves. You can see Shakira watching her with curiosity. It has now become standard that when I finish petting Miss Thing, Shakira lets me pet her a little bit. At one time, I was concerned if she could be someone's pet but I see enormous potential now. Prince is still scared but he is also calming down a bit. Instead of always growling at me and hissing, he now squawks at me. When I walk away, he peers his head around the corner to watch me. In two more days, he will be able to join the girls and I think he will be a lot happier.
February 05, 2018
This beautiful TNR .. is turning into a TNAdopt :) ... Thank you all for making this possible with your shares and donations! From rescuers ...
It's official! Shyshy is now a foster fail at the new foster home. His new mom has plenty of experience with Siamese cats and has loads of patience with him. Shyshy is in the perfect spot!
February 02, 2018
We hope you are keeping up with the updates! This TNR has turned into TNAdopt thanks to your donations, shares, adopters and rescuers!!! THANK YOU FOR THE wishlist items too .... Kitties love the food!!!
February 02, 2018
From their rescuer yesterday :)
Somebody is mad at me! Prince was neutered today and is back home resting. At yesterday's vet visit, we discovered ear mites, hookworm, and cat lice so he has to remain separated from the other animals for a few more days until he is better. Meanwhile, Miss Thing's sores are looking better today and Shakira is allowing me to pet her though she is reluctant.
February 01, 2018
Meet Prince! When we got a chance to look at him, it was clear we did not have Princess Leia in custody. Prince is sweet and gentle like his sister, Miss Thing, but is very scared right now. He was found to have lice, ear mites, and worms so he is staying in a wire dog cage for the time being to keep the other animals safe during his treatment. The cage is large enough to fit a small litter box and food and water dishes as well as a cat carrier with a blanket so he is a little snug but has everything he needs for now. He will be neutered tomorrow morning.
January 30, 2018
Shakira is out of hiding and into the window now. She spends a lot of time watching the birds outside but is still uncomfortable around me. Miss Thing continues to thrive and loves to lounge on her cat perch, napping and purring. Shyshy is, well, shy. He watches me and observes me from behind his perch. A few times he has seemed less nervous and has allowed me closer, but he and Shakira will require a lot of patience, I think.
January 28, 2018
From their rescuer / traper / volunteer / HERO!!!
Miss Thing, Shyshy, and Shakira continue to heal from their surgeries. Miss Thing has completed deworming and Shakira and Shyshy have one day left. Shakira and Shyshy are still a bit nervous but they are eating and drinking. Miss Thing continues to be pleased with the situation and purrs constantly. She is sweet to the other kitties and to people. Her sores are healing slowly, but they don't seem to bother her much. Monday night, I will go back to try to trap one or two more.
January 27, 2018
Graybird and Thing 1 were vaccinated and spayed/neutered yesterday and are healing well as they begin deworming treatment. We now know a little more about them. Graybird is a 9 month old male who is very social and affectionate with people and other cats. He purrs a lot and talks a lot and really would make a great family cat. Thing 1 is a 3 1/2 month old female. She is sweet and affectionate with cats and people and she loves to play with toys. This kitten would also be highly adoptable. The bad news is that the landlord does not want me to feed the cats there anymore, just trap them. (He took their bowls and sleep boxes away.) That means that I really need to try to find homes for these kitties before releasing them back to where they aren't wanted and on a busy street. The good news is that Graybird has just been adopted today! I will go back to try to trap a couple more tonight.
January 24, 2018
I just got word that things are going great and he is in his forever home where he will eat homemade cat food each day
January 24, 2018
First of many vet visits for the TNR (now 10) cats
Graybird and Thing 1 were vaccinated and spayed/neutered yesterday and are healing well as they begin deworming treatment. We now know a little more about them. Graybird is a 9 month old male who is very social and affectionate with people and other cats. He purrs a lot and talks a lot and what's even better is he FOUND A FOREVER HOME TODAY. He did a test run with the family dog and as you can see by the picture they are best buds already.
Thing 1 is a 3 1/2 month old female. She is sweet and affectionate with cats and people and she loves to play with toys. This kitten would also be highly adoptable. The bad news is that the landlord does not want me to feed the cats there anymore, just trap them. (He took their bowls and sleep boxes away.) That means we desperately need to find foster homes!!
The trapping and vet visit will continue. Please continue to donate to what may be a very high vet bill when all is said and done
January 24, 2018
January 24, 2018
Progress! Thanks to your donations, shares and rescuer/trapper/cat wrangler Ellen!!! From Ellen just now ...
Thing 1 and Graybird were caught today. Graybird allowed me to pet him and I was able to get him then without the trap. We are at the vet now waiting for vaccination and neuter.
January 23, 2018
The work continues to help these SEVEN ABANDONED cats!
If you follow us on Facebook you will see lots of activity with these cats. Vet visits in the works and volunteers + potential adopters coming to help socialize! Our goal is to TN .. but make the R an Adoption!!! (smile).
This work really is ONLY possible with your support in the form of donation and shares! Thank you all! Team Defensa!
January 21, 2018
And than there were EIGHT!!!
We are committed to vetting these cats and attempting to adopt out! Please continue to share and donate!
Enjoy this video of 'Shakira' in her box!! https://youtu.be/AVlln3G4K0o
January 21, 2018
And now SEVEN....
From volunteer this morning
This morning, I went back to feed the kittens. There are now SEVEN kitties to be fed, watered, spayed/neutered, and vaccinated! Please donate to help if you can!
April 18, 2018