by other cats who then nursed on the lactating mothers. As you can imagine, a truly desperate and shocking situation.
Many of the cats were very anti-social and had to be euthanized by the City of Lasalle. PetitsPawz were able to take in 4 (with 2 in foster homes and 1 at the vet). There are several cats remaining in the Lasalle home that need foster homes, urgently.
PetitsPawz is asking for at least 12 foster families. If you can open your home temporarily, please call Susan at: 438-764-9447. (If you get voicemail, leave a message and she will promptly call you back!)
They will also need donations to cover the veterinary cost of treating these animals and getting them ready for adoption. The cost for treatment, food, sterilization and vaccines will be about $2400 total.
Currently, PetitsPaws is caring for 27 kittens. YES, 27.
9 of them are from 4 to 6 months old. They were taken nearly-starved from an owner who failed to have them wormed (worms were essentially eating them alive). They are costing the rescue $1800.
1 of 9 kittens rescued with worms
The remaining 18 kittens are between 3 to 4 months. They are extremely healthy and were born to a colony that Susan is doing catch and release for. They would have otherwise been euthanized. They are costing the rescue $3600.If you can make a donation, click here.
One of the catch & release adults (who is not tameable) has an extremely bad injury to his leg and has been living with it for over a year. They managed to trap him yesterday. His leg will be amputated, and he will be released. Veterinarian Dr. Plasse said that he will be better than ever on 3 legs. The surrounding neighbours have gotten together to pay for the amputation. If he hadn’t been trapped by PetitsPawz, he would likely have only lived about one year with his injury.