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06 Feb 2016

Operation Feral Cat Rescue!  0

Some of you may have been following Operation Feral Cat Rescue on the Awwdorable Pets FB page

 

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URGENT! HOUSTON!
I’ve been organizing a response to an feral cat crisis that has been developing in my neighborhood for years. It came to a breaking point last Friday when several neighbors ganged up on the feral cat neighbor and took it to Channel 13 who ran a story about it.

The neighbor with the feral cats shut the garage door and abandoned the cats who are now without food, water and shelter. Over the past few days I’ve been drumming up resources to capture the kitties and take them to safety.
BARC has agreed to lend me several live traps. Texas Litter Control will take the cats and spay/neuter them and them release them at their cat sanctuary.
I am writing to you to ask if there is anyone who has a truck, large SUV or van to help me pick up the live traps today at BARC. Please contact me: info@awwdorablepets.com

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So I get home after going to BARC to pick up the live traps and Telemundo had just arrived and were there to interview one of the neighbors who had ganged up on the feral cat neighbor.
I stated that I was reluctant to get on camera and I shared the story with the reporter about the neighborhood dispute and the 10-15 cats.

My neighbor who lives next door to the feral cat neighbor exaggerated about the number of cats and stated there were many more to create a more sensational story. This is inaccurate and misleading. One issue here is that the feral cat neighbor does not spay the cats and so the cycle continues for years. But it was far from being a serious news story. People who I talked to in the rescue community seemed surprised that the story aired.

The inability of people to communicate with each other to find a solution has led to this crisis and the welfare of the cats are sacrificed over the dispute. And no one had the cats best interest in mind. At this point, I got involved to find compassionate and humane solutions to assist the cats and defuse the escalating dispute between neighbors.

I contacted a rescue and sanctuary group, TexasLitterControl.org to guide me on the feral cats removal to then be placed at the cat sanctuary.

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The rescue and transport this morning photos!
Getting a closer look at them, it’s clear that at minimum, two of them are in pretty poor health. I’m appreciating more the idea that anyone who subscribes to just feeding cats but not providing any other type of care like medical care is doing a dis-service to the cats. Without neutering/spaying, without vaccinations and proper medical care, the lives of these cats are compromised.

I’m touched by the lack of real care these cats have gotten and wish that they had had a better life. I hope that they all can be saved!

We’ll learn later on today their condition and what are the recommended actions for each of these precious felines!
Please support Texas Litter Control! The are taking in these kitties and will need help with donations to buy food, etc. Please click on this link to donate funds – Donate to Texas Litter Control
Designate in the notes for the E. Laureldale (Channel 13/Telemundo stories) kitties!

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19 Dec 2015

Pondering the pain of losing a pet  0

Today was a day for enjoying the beauty of the natural world as I walked with my husband and dog around a small park in Houston.

There, we met a woman who volunteered with a group in maintaining the grounds. She asked me about our dog and not long afterwards she shared that her dog was diagnosed with cancer and didn’t have long to live, in fact, somewhere between 9-45 days. All I could do was offer her an open heart to listen to her words of grief. Through her efforts to keep from crying, she stated that she is a strong person and couldn’t cry. Yet, her story of how the dog chose her several years ago out in the country and how she grew to absolutely love this dog and this dog’s devotion to her was very touching. I knew that her love for her dog was undeniable. Her grief will be expressed in some way when the time is right. Clearly, a brave front for strangers and a shared story was a start to realizing that her beloved dog will soon no longer follow her around or steadfastly be her protector. We shared that we knew how she felt. It’s so hard to acknowledge or accept that our furry children leave way too early, way before we are ready. If we are ever ready at all.

We lost Leo, our orange tabby, in a similar way. He had come into our lives bellowing his presence as a skinny fellow one day a few years ago. We fed him and he left immediately upon finishing his meal. He was around for a few days and then disappeared for a few weeks. One day, he made his presence known again with the same type of bellowing voice from before. This time when he ate, he stayed. We noticed that the tip of his ear was clipped. After a visit to the vet with additional tests, vaccinations and advice, we made a space in our home and in our hearts. He was my husband and dog’s companion. I called them “Los Tres”. They were never far from each other.

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LEO

Losing Leo was incredibly painful. This vibrant, big handsome fellow faded quickly. In about 3 to 4 weeks he went from an large charming cat to a frail ghost of a cat. Heartbreaking. We took him to the Rainbow Bridge under the careful and loving care of our Vet. My husband and I cried terribly. Our grief seemed too much. Before the visit, I felt like I would be able to hold it together. Silly really. I couldn’t keep with that surface level bravado. My tears were not to be stopped as I kissed Leo goodbye.

Our volunteer acquaintance brought back these painful memories. Losing a pet is always a difficult passage of life and death. Their short lives fills us with immense infallible love. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m glad he came into our lives and filled our home with his gentle giant presence for as long as he did.

11 Dec 2015

Customer Testimonial  0

 

 

 

We highly recommend Awwdorable Pets for in home dog sitting! We could tell that both of our dogs were happy campers from the photo updates that Julia sent throughout our vacation. We were able to enjoy ourselves knowing they were well taken care of and having a blast to boot! Thank you!

S.P.

Greta
Greta

 

27 Nov 2015

Bask in the Sun!  0

Maxine
Maxine basking in the sun!

Maxine paid her Awwdorable Pet bill and is now basking in the sun! It’s not too late!

Invoices due tomorrow

Go ahead and pay your invoice and then grab some lemonade and relax! #AwwdorablePet #Maxine

20 Nov 2015

Dining with your dog?  0

Dining with your dog?  Paint the town with your pooch! Pack a suitcase for your and your furry friend this vacation!

Does your restaurant or business accommodate people with pets?

This is the season to sit out on a patio and enjoy tasty food with your favorite pooch! Hit the campground with your four-legged companion!

Reply and let us know about your business!

20 Nov 2015

Protect your pet, your family and others!  0

Be sure to vaccinate your pets. Especially the rabies vaccine. It is required in many states, It is the law in Texas. And why wouldn’t you want to protect your pet and others?

We require it in the best interest of our Awwdorable Pet family.

Rabies Vaccination – Texas Department of State Health Services

If you’re keen on legal writings and laws, click here to access information on HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE TITLE 10. HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ANIMALS CHAPTER 826. RABIES