400 Cats Spayed and Neutered in 2014

In 2014, we spayed and neutered nearly 400 cats through our two voucher programs and our trap and release program. This prevented thousands of homeless kittens from being born! We want to make 2015 our biggest year yet. Please consider donating to make this possible. We are an all volunteer organization with no paid employees and our programs are completely funded by donations. Whether you donate supplies through our Amazon Wish List or make a monetary donation, every bit helps us fix more cats in Kern County. Donate now!

The Story of Lily and Cyrus

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On March 3rd, we were contacted by a concerned family member of the people who owned Lily and Cyrus. We immediately put out a plea for help:

"CALLING ALL CAT LOVERS: Cyrus and Lily need our help! They are no longer allowed in their home must find new living arrangements immediately! Cyrus is blind and he depends on Lily to be his eyes, so they must stay together. They are not spayed/neutered, but we have volunteered to provide vouchers to have them fixed. This is a very time sensitive situation for these cats, and we are very worried about them. We are hoping to find foster care or a permanent home. They are located in Kern County, California. Please message us if you can help. Share to spread the word." -Faceboook post, March 3rd.

Nearly 100 people shared our post, and by the end of the day, we had volunteers for transport, foster care, and an offer from a Persian rescue to take them in. But, the next day, we received an update from the family member. We shared the bad news:

"The family who has Cyrus and Lily has suddenly had a change of heart. They are keeping the cats. They had put them outside and "hoped they would not come back," and actively tried to find a means of rehoming them, but that has all changed. They say they are going to start taking care of them and get them into see a vet. We are offering vouchers to help with cost of spay and neuter and to encourage them to follow through. (They have had three litters.) They have our contact information in case something changes again. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help and adopt these cats." -Facebook post, March 4th.

We did not give up. We continued to work with the family. We offered vouchers, which they did not accept, but we did encourage them to contact us if anything changed. We were kind, and patient. And finally, on March 19th, we successfully moved the cats from their home to Helping Persian Cats, a wonderful rescue down south. We updated our followers:

"Do you remember Cyrus and Lily? The blind cat and his partner who helps him get around? Well, we have some good news. We did not give up on working with the family. Patience pays off in these situations! They decided after a lot of discussion to relinquish the cats, and we picked them up today. They were transported down south to Helping Persian Cats where they are getting immediate vet care. A very special thank you to Margot and her son for staying up late and driving the cats down south. They are kitty heroes! And of course, thank you to HPC for graciously taking these kind souls into their rescue." -Facebook post, March 19th

Their story is proof that patience and kindness are so very important in the rescue world. 

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We did not give up. We continued to work with the family. We offered vouchers, which they did not accept, but we did encourage them to contact us if anything changed. We were kind, and patient. And finally, on March 19th, we successfully moved the cats from their home to Helping Persian Cats, a wonderful rescue down south. We updated our followers:

"Do you remember Cyrus and Lily? The blind cat and his partner who helps him get around? Well, we have some good news. We did not give up on working with the family. Patience pays off in these situations! They decided after a lot of discussion to relinquish the cats, and we picked them up today. They were transported down south to Helping Persian Cats where they are getting immediate vet care. A very special thank you to Margot and her son for staying up late and driving the cats down south. They are kitty heroes! And of course, thank you to HPC for graciously taking these kind souls into their rescue." -Facebook post, March 19th

Their story is proof that patience and kindness are so very important in the rescue world. 

Adopter Update

Another great adopter update! Charlotte adopted Simba and Snowball from us and they are best buds! Thank you for being a wonderful mom to these pretty kitties Charlotte. Be sure to email updates to us at courtneyc@thecatpeople.org. We love hearing from our adopters. 

Meet Mazu

Meet little Mazu. This sweet heart was found abandoned in a bucket of water. The water wasn't very deep, so luckily she survived long enough to be found. She is incredibly feisty, but we hope that you all will keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she adjusts to bottle feeding. We named her after the Chinese sea goddess Mazu who is said to watch over seafarers. Oh little Mazu, how we love you!

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Thank You Karen D!

Yum! Mr. Lake was licking his chops when he saw what Karen D. sent us! Wow! Karen, you are awesome. You are helping us keep foster kitties fed while they wait for their forever homes. Karen donated through our Amazon Wishlist, which is bringing in lots of amazing donations from great people.

Emergency - Temporary foster home needed

CALLING ALL CAT LOVERS: We need your help finding a temporary foster home for these two senior cats. Their owner must move into her mother's home in order to take care of her while she undergoes chemo. Unfortunately, her mother's system is shutting down, and her immune system is so weak that she is not allowed to have cats in the environment. While this very dedicated daughter tends to her mother her two beloved felines need a temporary foster home. They are completely vetted and their owner will pay for everything. Consider opening up your home to these kitties. Share to help us find a temporary home, and email us at BarbaraH@TheCatPeople.org if you are interested. 

Kitten Rescue!

These poor little babies were dumped on a porch in Kern County. They were hungry and in need of care, so we took them in. They are two weeks old, and they are being bottle fed in foster care. They are so incredibly sweet, and we are so glad they are safe. Please consider donating to their care and food costs! They will be up for adoption in 6 weeks. 

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December and Matthew

December was rescued late last month after she had been attacked by a dog. One of her eyes was ulcerated along with a couple other injuries. She received medical attention immediately, but she will always have a little cloudy spot on her eye. The attack hasn't stopped her ability to wrestle and play, nor has it altered her sweet and loving  personality. December is very happy in her foster home, and has become attached to Matthew. She lays on his bed and waits for him to come home from school. How sweet. If you would like to donate to help with December's medical bills, click on the button below. 

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