28.3.10

22 Abandoned Himalayan Cats & Kittens Need Help!

Micha, one of Goma's friend e-mail us today about this abandoned beautiful Himalayan cats and kittens. When I read the e-mail, I just couldn't stop crying because they are just so beautiful, and they are all resembles Goma... Please read on what they are going through and how you can help.
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A breeder with dementia could no longer care for her large group of Himalayan cats and kittens. We're not talking three or four. We're talkingsadlymore than twenty cats and kittens. The woman's family wanted them out of the house as soon as possible.

All needed to be seen by a veterinarian and the breeder's family was unable to help with their removal, vetting, or care. The cats and kittens were picked up on Friday, March 19.
Sadly an update as of today several of the newborn kittens died before we were able to get them out of this home, and a few have died after removal.
Some of the mother cats have been bred every 4 months, so most likely were not strong enough herself to support the kittens as needed.
Persian Purrbaby Rescue and Hal's Haven are partnering with another rescue group in order to handle so many cats and kittens. All are very small and strictly volunteer organizations.

They do not have the funds to handle this situation. But they could not stand by and allow these beautiful purebred kittens and cats to be dumped in a pound, or worse.
All cats and kittens needed physicals, testing, vaccinations, flea and worm treatments, spay or neuter, and grooming. Many are in need of socialization. Carriers had to be purchased and a van rented just to move the cats to safety. The costs have and will continue to add up quickly but the rescue groups needed to act quickly.

The original count was 22. There were three new born kittens, two of which died before the cats could be picked up and one cat, originally forgotten about, was added.
Upon arrival all were very dirty, most were matted and several were sick. Those old enough and healthy enough have already been spayed or neutered. All have tested negative for leukemia with the adults also negative for FIV and Heartworms. All have been vaccinated, de wormed, treated with Revolution and micro chipped.

One of the adults (Sabrina) has had over 100 kittens, had kittens in January and is 11 years old. Sabrina had blood work before surgery. While she was being spayed she also had a dental and three teeth, including a canine, were pulled. Sabrina did not handle the anesthesia well and had to be watched closely for 24 hours until she was alert.

Another adult (Ruby) we believe has been breed every four months for at least the last two years. Ruby had kittens in December 2008, July 2009, November 2009 and March 2010. This we know from their registrations and we believe she also had kittens in March 2009. One of her kittens born in November may have to have surgery to repair his rectum. We are unsure if there was an injury or birth defect and have had to wait for the swelling to go down with treatment to find out.

If you would like to see the pictures of the cats and the environment they came from you can see them HERE.

Any donation you can make, large or small, will be so much appreciated and used for the care of these kittens and cats.
Hal's Haven has generously agreed to collect donations and start the vetting through their organization.

If you can help you can send your tax deductible donation to HAL'S HAVEN, INC., 2108 Wells Landing Road, Danville, Kentucky, 40422 or donate through
PayPal which is already specified for this rescue. Or you can donate to PERSIAN PUREBRED & PURRBABY RESCUE, P.O. Box 12395, Columbus, Ohio, 43212. Thank you so very much for your concern and generosity. A huge purr is being sent your way.

Here is another way to help, if you have FB, twitter, blog or any kind of social networking device, please warite about this Himalayans to spead the word. More people know about this the better! Thank you so much!


CLICK HERE HELP THOSE HIMALAYAN KITTYS THROUGH PAYPAL.

22 comments:

Tess and boys =( said...

Heartbroken....

Angel and Kirby said...

That is so sad. It is terrible for the kitties to have to endure that kind of treatment.

Lady Leigh said...

what a terrible thing to have happened! I've posted a plea for help & the link as my fb status to try and help spread the word! Felix & Calie have donated they're toy money and I have too!

Lauren said...

Is it set up where you can adopt them?

T said...

money donated. will post to I HAVE CAT.

pook555 said...

Such a sad sad story and situation! Thank you for posting this, I hope this story has a happy ending!

jmuhj said...

Need to get them on the railroad to sanctuary. Start by contacting http://www.BestFriends.org and they have references; should be able to hook you up with some local rescues or fosterers. GOOD LUCK and our purrs and prayers are going out for all of these sweet, precious cats and kittens.

jmuhj said...

POSTED to my social networking pages, Sachie-san. ((((((((^^)))))))) ALL OF THE CATS

Jan's Funny Farm said...

How terribly sad!

Christopher said...

I just put it out on Twitter via your blog link.

I am ChrisGroove1 on Twitter

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Kasey V L said...

So sad and unnecessary. I will donate!

chiichick said...

This is so sad!
I gave a small donation but I wish I could help them more :(

Norconian Sphynx said...

God bless you taking in the kitty's, we hope to be able give more.

Sweet Praline said...

This is so very sad! Such beautiful kitties in such terrible conditions.

another_angel said...

I donated a little $$, wish it was more but I can't really help any other way. In my heart, I would take one in, but with four in my home already, we are crowded. :) I wish all the kitties and the people caring for them much love, hope, and happiness. Will post this on my FB and blog.

Patty Skypants said...

Oh, mai hart is breaking fur these beautiful kittehs! Mai mom and I are purraying that they finds good homes with 'beans who love them. xxoo Bhu

Jennie said...

very sad post :( Poor kitties. I posted some money in honor of Mr. Goma.

jmuhj said...

Sachie-san and Goma-chan:

Is there a live link available to where we can donate online via PayPal and, if so, would you be able to post it on the site, pls? Domo arigato and we are purring and praying for these sweet cats!!!<3

laura=D said...

I post it on my blog, but i don't have a lot of viewers. :(

Rob.Thrasher.Me said...

This breaks my heart. I immediately wanted one of the tortie babies, but I assume since nobody contacted me back that they were some of the casualties. The tortie with the slightly gray color looks almost exactly like our Himmy Nancy. There is a special place in hell for people who mistreat Gods helpless creatures. Not that this lady did, looks like maybe, but in general. - Rob :(

Diya said...

OMG they all beautiful...it's so sad, all they think about is money when they breed this poor cat. That lady must be a backyard breeder. That is why I don't support kitten mills...I have 1 pure breed himalayan and 1 persians and 1 norwegian forest cat and they all from a rescue shelter. You can have pure breed without supporting kitten mills or puppy mills. Because breeders only think the cat/dog as a money machines!

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