May 4, 2020 - Everyone is doing well!
We are so excited to share that all of our Brewary kitties are doing so well, and some are already looking at their forever homes!
We also have already had a preemptive application for 2 of the 3 little babies who are surprisingly going to be 10 weeks old this Thursday! HOW THE TIME FLIES!
They are still at the vets; it has taken them almost 4 weeks to purge all those worms from their tiny tummies, and build up their constitution to fight off the "Cold" (Upper respiratory infection) that have had all this time. The vet is very happy with their weight gain, and said they should be released SOON!
APRIL 15, 2020 - UPDATES AND NAMES!
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF INDOOR LIVING TO OUR NEW CREW
THE BREWARY CREW!!!!
We took some inspiration from the Corona virus and named this new group after Beer! MEET THE GROUP!
We didn't have to wait for them to settle into their foster home before we knew they had to be kept together. Our vet is practicing curb side pick up, so the boys were separated for barely 2 minutes; FireBan was loaded into his carrier and brought outside howling and crying. At first we thought it was fear of the unknown, poor guy had been through so much in the last week! Then, Fathom was brought out in his own carrier, and he was crying and howling as well!
When they were placed in the back seat of the car to be taken to their foster home, we put their doors together and they were instantly quite and curled into the door to be as close together as possible! We couldn't be happier to have connected with Carroll's to save these boys!
Our three little ones are still too little, and in recovery at the vets for us to get to know their personalities just yet. We estimate they are about 6 weeks, and with their current state, we are looking to keep them in foster care for a minimum of 4 weeks to build up their strength before they will be evaluated to see when they will be ready for adoption.
APRIL 11th, 2020 - WE ARE FLOORED!
WOW! Here we thought we were just going to share that our babies have all made it to day 3 of vet care, and are doing well on their treatment! Everyone is recovering and on the mend; now we have to wait a few more days to see if the little ones need a second round of deworming before heading into foster care!
This is not our biggest news!
THE BIG NEWS IS ALL OF YOU!!!
WOW, we woke up to amazing news this morning when we checked in on our donations; YOU ALL RAISED $1,145 IN ONLY 48 HOURS!!!
We had TEARS in our eyes at the overwhelming help from our community during such uncertain times! We have EXCEEDED our initial estimate of cost, and have some in reserve to help all these babies through their care until they are ready to go home!
APRIL 9, 2020 - Initial Vet Findings
We got a initial update from our vet and have a few reasons to smile today!
The pair of adults; we have come to hear back from the Finder, they were both strays that trusted the finder enough to come into their shop while they waited for help. It looks like the orange guy has an ear tip and may have been deemed "wild", but was such a sweetheart with us and during his vet appointment we think he is ready for a real home! The black is also a male and in pretty good health, besides being underweight; we will be looking for a foster home for them to go together so we can assess how bonded they are before we make the decision on how to adopt them out.
Little Buff man is a 4/5 month old little boy with a severe upper respiratory infection; as we feared. His eyes were really bad, so he will be staying at the vets for some time to get his medication and be monitored for secondary issues. He is very skinny as well, but the vet said such a love bug! He was purring and cuddling with the entire staff during his vet check.
Kitten Trio, born in a barn, were as bad as we feared; it took them a while to finally wash and brush all that dried poop from their bodies and clean up their private areas! They have been scrubbed clean, and we now know we have 2 little calico girls and a dashing tuxedo boy!
Their bellies are bursting with worms, so they have already begun their treatment to get rid of those nasty invaders! Its most likely the reason for their weight issues, so as the worms clear, we will be able to fatten them up!
Current Medical Estimate: $750
The above is just a current estimate on the medical intervention to date; we will update as we get more information, and as the invoices are issued.
APRIL 8, 2020
We had reached out to our friends in rescue to see how everyone is doing, and our friends at Carroll's Animal Sanctuary said they had 6 kitties desperately looking for someone to take them in yet Carroll's was full! How could we say no! We made a mad dash to prepare homes and travel to pick them up over 2 hours north of the city, and within 24 hours of hearing the need, Carroll's was able to secure all 6 cats safely and do a contact-less hand off to our MHS volunteers who rushed the group to our vet clinic!
Despite the Covid Crisis adding stress and difficulties to the idea of a rescue exchange, both rescues scrubbed and disinfected their carriers; we wiped down the carriers in between the hand off, they put the carriers at the front gate and walked away while our volunteers picked them up and got them into the car. We also switched the cats to different carriers to reduce contact transfer. We used kitchen gloves, had a stand-by of hand sanitizer, and cleaner wipes to keep our volunteers safe, and practiced our contact-less drop off at the front door of our vet clinic! Once it was organized, it was easy to keep everyone safe while saving these kitties!
They are not in good shape, and we are waiting for a promising diagnosis and hopeful treatment plan before we bestow names to this group. They are all skin and bones, so thin! They are all currently at the vets getting the medical interventions they need to get onto the road back to full health!
The smell coming off of the little babies was enough to make our volunteers gag! They are so skinny yet their stomachs are so distended they are like a balloon ready to burst! The little girl you see from and center is the worst, she is just bones with her balloon belly! Their fur is thin and wispy; signs they are missing valuable nutrients, most likely from all the worms!