DOB: May 21, 2019
Now available for adoption.
DOB: May 21, 2019
Now available for adoption.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARTHA!!
She is 5 years old today – April 10, 2017
She should have died years ago.
Why didn’t she??
The vets have no idea why she is still thriving and enjoying every day. We think she heard what they said about her prognosis and decided to prove them ALL wrong.
Martha has a significant heart murmur and expected to live only 6 months. We continue to count our blessings and enjoy her shenanigans each and every day.
Occasionally we might have a kitten or two, but this time of year there aren’t many around.
Kitten season is the time of year when cats give birth, flooding animal shelters and rescue groups across the nation with homeless litters. Kitten season is really three seasons in one, starting in spring, peaking in late spring or early summer, and ending in fall.
Why does kitten season occur? Because too many kittens are born when cats who are not spayed and neutered mate.
The easiest way to help reduce the overwhelming numbers of unwanted cats is to spay and neuter your own cat and encourage others to do the same. Unaltered cats are driven by their hormones and tend to sneak outdoors primarily in search of a mate. Mating just once can start a domino effect that can result in dozens, even hundreds or thousands of unwanted animals.
Above information is taken from the Humane Society.
UPDATE: Claus visited the veterinary ophthalmologist last week for a consultation. Claus very patiently allowed his foster Mom to hold him while the doctor examined his eye and Claus received numbing drops to reduce his discomfort. The examination was over quickly and the vet said that there was a non-functional small eye left inside. He couldn’t tell whether it was from trauma or an infection, but Claus is okay now and the best course of treatment is to remove the eye and seal the lid within the next few months to prevent any infection. The current plan is to wait for evaluation for his heart next month by ultrasound and if Claus is able to undergo anesthesia, remove the eye and perform his alteration through his regular veterinarian.
Inside our Summer 2015 newsletter: - Meet Donna Cone - she takes on the tiniest to foster. Read about how she does it – it’s exhausting work. You will find an article about cats in Folklore and Superstition. Also a list of recent adoptions and a picture of our very own Martha on her 3rd birthday.
One of our volunteers was married recently and included her best fur-friend in some of her wedding photos. Read about some easy tips to keep your kitty healthy – from nail trimming hints to flea control and more. Also Martha turned 2 this past April. Her fans can read an update from her.
Click on the above link to read a story about the dedication of our foster homes. It’s not always fun and games with cute little kittens. Sometimes it ends up being a lifetime commitment to a foster kitty that never finds their own “fur-ever home”.
Can you name some famous people who LOVE their feline friends?
Also, a short note from Martha.
Kate Sullivan ( President and founder of PAN) was with Channel 8′s Chelsea Pompeani LIVE Tuesday morning (11-26-2013) Click the link below to check it out!!
Ever look out your window on a cold winter day and see one, two, or more little kitty faces looking for someplace to get warm?? Do you say to yourself “What can I do?” Well here is something you can do to ease the suffering of feral cats and kittens. It’s an easy project to do:
DOB: April 10, 2012
Martha is generously sponsored by:
Mary Ellen Lansing
Ineligible for Adoption
Martha came to us when she was about two weeks of age. We later discovered that she has a significant heart murmur. According to the cardiologist, she is a worst case as these heart conditions go. She has been given between 6 mos. and 1 year to enjoy her days on earth. Her foster mom has been taking her on vacations and camping trips so she can “see the world”. She is really an enjoyable kitty, just as playful and entertaining as any other teenager. She is doing well, and you would never know that she is facing a shortened existence. Let’s hope the Dr.s are mistaken, and she will prove them wrong!!
Martha is being generously sponsored by Mary Ellen Lansing
Martha was found outside, barely old enough to walk, alone at 1 am. She was bottle fed by her foster Mom and has become a loving, affectionate kitten. She has been diagnosed with a significant heart murmur. After seeing a specialist it was determined that she has 6 months to a year+ to enjoy her days on earth. We know that there is no possibility of adoption but are keeping her picture here temporarily for anyone who might like to be kept updated. This is a very special kitten.
Martha has grown into a sleek, shiny beautiful teenager. This picture was taken August 15th. She is still as active as any other kitten.
Martha LOVES her foster sister Jenny. Jenny is getting up there in years, yet she tolerates being loved by this unusual little kitty. Their favorite time of day is nap time. Any time Jenny curls up to snooze, so does Martha.
I haven’t given you an update is a while so I thought I would take this opportunity to say “Hi!”. I saw my doctor today. All she could do was shake her head in disbelief. She just doesn’t know how I can still be walking on all fours and be looking so good. All the experts said I would be lucky to see one year. Well here is it exactly 1.5 years later and I am still here. Woo Hoo!! LIFE IS GOOD!! I live every day as if it will be my last – and let me tell you I make the best of it. I tear around the house, jump over Jenny, chase Peanut and wrestle with her (when she lets me). My appetite is terrific and the Dr. said to just keep on doing whatever I like to do. She turned my paw over, looked at it and said “I don’t see an expiration stamp on here so go have fun”. So that’s what I am going to do.
Thanks for all your inquiries about me.