I know you can’t wait to meet sweet Pumpkin, but you have to hear her story first. She is 15 years old, and was taken to the veterinarian to be euthanized because she had some diarrhea. Dr. Treese at Affordable Care Veterinary Clinic would have none of that, but the owner protested, she wanted the cat to be euthanized. Dr. Treese won that discussion and Pumpkin was given an antibiotic and Fortiflora at the clinic and she’s fine.
Not only is she physically fine, she’s a total lovebug, loves her pets and lots of attention and laps—when she can get them at the clinic—and she’s a little bit of a talker, making “old lady noises”. She might be a little hard of hearing, but she has lots of love left to give to another human who will appreciate her.
Don’t go thinking 15 is too old, and worry that she’s going to die soon and you’ll be hurt. Fifteen years is how old Peaches was when I took her in, and she looked pretty much like this when she came here. Peaches not only filled out and cleaned up, but she lived five years, to 20 years old, and gave me some of the best art and photos I have in my portfolio, while I was able to provide her with a safe and comfortable home with a feline family who adored her. Pumpkin can fill your life too.
If you can’t wait to adopt Pumpkin, contact Affordable Care Veterinary Clinic!
Can’t adopt? Foster! Can’t foster? Donate or volunteer.
There are so many ways you can help cats who need homes and care. You may not have room to adopt another cat, but can foster a cat or kitten for a few weeks. If not that, you can volunteer at a shelter or with a rescue, or donate. You do this because you love your cat, and by doing so you help all cats. No matter which of these actions you take, you help to save a life, and make life better for all cats.
- Adopt one of the cats I’ve posted here, or from any shelter or rescue near you, or from Petfinder, to open up a space for another cat to be rescued and fostered.
- Offer to foster cats or kittens for a shelter or rescue near you.
- Volunteer at a shelter or rescue.
- Find a group of volunteers who work with homeless cats and help them with their efforts.
- Donate to a shelter or rescue near you.
If you can foster kittens or adults cats to help prepare them for a forever home, please run to your nearest shelter and find a cat who needs you! Anyone can help with this effort at any level, even if all you do is donate to a shelter or rescue so they can help to pay for the food or medications needed for their foster, or the spay/neuter/veterinary care during a clinic.
Need to know more? Read Fostering for Your Shelter and Fostering Saves Lives
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Great Rescues Day Book:
Portraits, Rescue Stories, Holidays and Events, Essential Feline Information, All in One Book
Each month features one of my commissioned portraits of a feline or felines and their rescue story along with a kitty quote on the left page, and on the right page the month name with enough lines for all possible dates, with standard holidays and animal-themed observances and events. Great Rescues also includes a mini cat-care book illustrated with my drawings including information on finding strays or orphaned kittens, adopting for the first time or caring for a geriatric cat, a list of household toxins and toxic plants, or helping stray and feral cats and beginning with TNR.
Each book includes also 10 sheets of my “22 Cats” decorative notepaper with a collage of all the portraits in black and white so you can make your own notes or write special notes to friends.
The portraits in this book, collected as a series, won both a Certificate of Excellence and a Muse Medallion in the 2011 Cat Writers’ Association Annual Communication Contest, as well as the 22 Cats Notepaper mentioned below.
All images and text used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission, although links to your site are more than welcome and are shared. Please ask if you are interested in using and image or story in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of an image or a product including it, check my animal and nature website Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.
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Weekly schedule of features:
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Thursday: New Merchandise
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!