Sep 14, 2013

Transport Day: 7 Cats With Homes in 5 Different States! #7catcaravan

Hurray for transport day! This weekend we're heading up the entire east coast and dropping a whole bunch of kitties off all along the way!

Let's meet each one of them and get to know them, shall we?


Fiona was rescued from Broward Animal Control with her babies. They were all very sick, and unfortunately her babies did not make it, despite tons of care from their foster mom, Cutehead Rita A. Fiona, however, she came through like a champ. There were a couple times where Rita thought Fiona might not make it, but both of them are fighters, and she pulled through!

Now she is a gorgeous girl who got her lucky break thanks to a connection between fellow Cutehead Robin O. of Covered in Cat Hair and her friend Birgit F. in Jacksonville, FL. Birgit had messaged her about adopting a kitty and Robin pointed her our way... and the rest is history. Fiona is a lucky girl!

Fabulous Fiona! 

Charlie was dumped at a vet's office in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He tested positive for both FIV and Feline Leukemia, and the person requested he be put down. But Charlie is such a sweet cat that the vet just didn't have the heart to do it. So when Cutehead Maribel M. walked in to the office and the vet led her back to meet "someone special"... she of course immediately fell in love with him, and agreed with the vet's decision.

Enter Rikki's Refuge, a wonderful place in Virginia. They agreed to take Charlie in and hopefully find him a home. And if not, they will love him for life. He is a special boy!

Cute and sweet Charlie.
Pepper was originally rescued with his sister, Cocoa, from Broward Animal Control a few months ago. Poor Cocoa got sick and did not make it, but Pepper grew big and strong -- and super sweet! Pepper's foster mom says he is one of the sweetest cats she's ever fostered!

He was supposed to head up on a previous transport last month, but was a little sick, so we held him back to be safe. Today he is ready to hit the road with the rest of the herd and go to his new mom, Cutehead Lin F. in Virginia!

Snuggly Pepper!

Batgirl was dumped at my dad's office building parking lot. There was a cat there that he'd been feeding for years, and we think someone just thought it would be "okay" to put a kitten there also. As if this baby would be fine because the other cat was. Not true!

My fabulous dad jumped into action, got a trap and got the little black baby safe. One look at her and we knew her name was Batgirl. Look at the size of those ears! She has been in foster with a coworker of his, Cutehead Ashlea M., and now she gets to head up to her new mom, Meredith D. in New Jersey!

Batgirl, complete with batcave (it's going with her on the transport!).

Freeda was rescued from Hillsborough County Animal Services in Tampa, FL. Her time was just about up, and she was saved at the very last minute! She is a gorgeous sweetheart, who got the gift of a second chance at life just in the nick of time!

Cuteheads Maribel M. and Kd P. worked together to pull this one off, and her new mom, Patty P. in New Hampshire is the amazing person who made it all happen! Freeda truly had no time left, and now she has all the time in the world!

Pretty Freeda.
Frita and Sweet Pea

Frita was part of the Ginger Nuggets that we transported to HART of Maine a while back. She was a little sick then, and not ready to travel yet, so we held her back until the next transport.

While she was getting healthy, she happened to become best friends with another kitty who was sick at the time (Sweet Pea nearly died and was forcefed for two weeks till she got better), and the two of them got healthy together -- and got to be BFF 4 Ever! And so when it came time for Frita to head up to HART, we just couldn't let her go without Sweet Pea... so Sweet Pea is hitching a ride too and the two of them are going together!

Frita and Sweet Pea, BFF.
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Tremendous Thank You!
Huge thanks to all our Cutehead drivers! YOU all make this possible. Maribel M., Kd P., Vicki O., Patti B., Shirley G., Melanie M., Angelic L., Desiree B., Andrea D., Keely F., Linda G., Karen D., Carol K., Barbara D., Patricia G., Lori F., Jane J., and Hannah D.! And super huge thanks to Cutehead Desiree B. for hosting the sleepover Saturday night!

Enormous thanks to our fosters: Jenet E., Colleen M., Maraly and Bob W., Ashlea M., Kyle S., Kd P., Rita A. and Stacey C. of Good Karma!

Thanks to our partner in rescue, Good Karma Pet Rescue, for making sure all the kitties are ready to go and vetted. Big thanks to our amazing and kind vet, Dr. Simon at Dr. Simon's Pet Clinic.

And the biggest thanks of all to the new moms and rescues: Birgit F. for adopting Fiona, Rikki's Refuge for taking in Charlie, Meredith D. for adopting Batgirl, Lin F. for adopting Pepper, Patty P. for adopting Freeda and HART of Maine for helping Frita and Sweet Pea!

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  1. Thank you so much, Margaret! The more drivers we have available, the more kitties we can help!

  2. One look at little Pepper's eyes and I immediately thought of my own rescue kitty Twinkle. Those stunning copper eyes are a hallmark of feline portosystemic shunt, which she has. Please look it up. It is not a death sentence but it presents with some weird symptoms of feline hepatic encephalopathy. The shnt should be revealed by ultrasound. If this is the case there is a rather dangerous operation for this but he can also be medicated for it as my Twinkle is. If he is small in stature as well that is another sign. I've included a photo of all black Twinkle with a bit of yummy yogurt on her nose in her own bay cave! Thanks.

  3. Mommy was part of the transport team with the other adorable Ginger Nuggets. It is so sad when one has to be left behind. She is so excited that Frita is now well enough to make her freedom ride. Have a safe trip efurrybuddy and best of luck in your new homes. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  4. I love how you keep two BFFs together ~ it must be such an extra comfort to those sweet babies. You all do such fantastic work for these precious furballs!

  5. hey.... it's going to be a great day!!!! safe travels and blessings to you all for taking the time to care.

  6. wow - another great day full of great saves!!! cheering from Ohio. :)

  7. Way to go!!! All these wonderful kitties heading for loving homes. God bless everyone involved in the rescues, transport, caring and loving these precious furbabies!
    Safe travels!!!!! <3

  8. Awww. I didn't realize that was Pepper. I was suppose to be on her last transport but military life has a way of "getting in the way" of personal time. We're glad to be a part!

  9. Yes! You get to meet Pepper after all, Angelic! :)

  10. Yay! We're so happy she finally gets to go too... and that she can bring a friend! ;)

  11. Thank you sooo much! I hope it's not the case but always good to know. UCDavis and I think either UTenn or UKY (im sorry to be so vague on #2) are two excellent shunt resources for surgery. It's extremely rare and many vets can't recognize it and don't know how to treat it but since many do, these little guys can be monitored and cared for. Check out the excellent for information as well as Google for info and photos.

  12. Again, marvelous work by all you cuteheads. Thanks for saving them and transporting to new homes. Love them all. Kudos to all.

  13. What wonderful work you do! Thanks to all for saving these precious furballs!

  14. Oh, whoops, forgot something: these little guys with a liver shunt can frequently be cared for with a very low protein diet and medication (antibiotics to kill the gut buggies and lactulose to make that poo scoot thru the body to keep that awful buildup of ammonia from creating the hepatic encephalopathy in the first place!). At any rate, Twinkle and I hope that Pepper just has beautiful eyes and no liver shunt. What an enormous cutie patootie!


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