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The Animal Awareness Day was founded in 2014 by the team at Gutter Kitties Cat Rescue
Many, if not most, of the cats around here are wild. They live wherever they can find shelter. The white one with the blue eyes has been here as long as I have. Recently it had two kittens. One died at birth. They are very people shy, living mostly off of garbage (and they really know how to tear into a garbage bag). The first 40 seconds of this video are wasted waiting for them to come out of the gutter and head for the milk. But is it kinda interesting if you watch.
A good citizen found Clark Kent (formerly known as CeCe — he turned out to be a neutered boy) yesterday in a gutter near Clark Park. The cat was half-dead, too weak to do much when brought inside. City Kitties responded to the request for help and rushed the cat to , where his temperature was just 90 (102 is normal for felines) and his PCV, or percentage of red blood cells, was just 8 (normal is 24-45).
Heavenly Creatures Cat Rescue shared Gutter Kitties's post.
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Last night, the plight of a sickly cat found in a Philadelphia gutter spread via the power of social networking when City Kitties posted a photo with an appeal to their Facebook page. Though CeCe – now Clark Kent – was one of thousands of cats in need of help every day, his picture and story resonated with all who encountered it. Clark Kent’s people had put him outside when he became sick instead of taking him to the vet. The cold and rain took their toll, and the cat was unable to lift his head or pull himself up when a good hearted person picked him up and saved him. For more on that initial story, see Danielle from Gutter Kitties raise awareness about the animals in the streets, saying that some people need to be vigilant about those poor creatures. If only someone had taken a chance to rescue this poor cat days before now, it would have made a huge difference. Even if you’re not religious, please pray for Shrek to pull through, and survive.Megan described Shrek as a live ball of dreadlocks with big eyes. He was crying when she found him, and it made her cry, too. Megan quickly took Shrek and contacted the local animal rescue group, Gutter Kitties, to assist her. The cat was taken to the Orewa Veterinary Center, where vet Brett Finlayson carefully shaved his fur. The process took three hours. Although Shrek looks much better now, he still has a battle waiting for him. The battle of survival.Now onto our topic, and one that is near and dear to our hearts: Adopting Special Needs Cats! As many of you know, we are very personally involved in rescuing animals. Over the last few years, we have been involved in Trap-Neuter-Return, helped maintain feral colonies, fostered dogs, saved a cat who had been hit and left to die on the side of the road, caught and cared for cats from the gutter outside our home, raised 2 kittens from a feral mom and successfully moved a feral cat from one location to another. We live and breathe rescue. You would think all of that would be the hard part but it’s not. To us, the hardest part is adopting out those animals, most specifically, the cats. Dogs are easy but as any shelter or rescue will tell you, cats are just hard to adopt out. And I don’t know the reason. Maybe there are less cat people than dog people out there. But more specifically for us, we tend to end up with what could be considered “special needs” kitties. And I would like to take away some of the stigma from them so that wonderful cats like ours can find their loving forever homes faster.