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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Elcee's story

Elcee. pronounced  L C  ( for Lucky Cat ) has a story about life so far and  for her is weeks old but for us,  only one and a half days.

Yesterday,  Bob put the dogs out for potty time and back in for breakfast  then back out for a second round of potty  etc.   Dave,  our foster who is still recouperating from Knee surgery  is separated in the Dog run which goes from the house to the garage enclosed by a chain link fence.   In the run,   the water is in a raised bowl and on the other side in the large dog enclosure,  it is on the ground.   

Dave kept barking at something unseen under the porch.  Bob decided that the frogs had returned for the year.  He came in and told me then decided the rag that Dyna had and was running with was too dirty for her to have and went to get it.  The poor kitten Dyna had was dead.  The kitten had gone through the chain link fence to get to the water on the ground.

We put all dogs back in in their crates and Bob decided to take the skirting off the front of the porch to see what was under there and there was the thinnest kitten about the size of a 3 to 4 week old kitten.   I brought her in and weighed her  and she weighed in at 9 oz.     Her teeth though, look like she is 8 to 10 weeks old so I knew she was starving.     I carried her right to the cat food dish with the kibble type food and she starting eating so fast  I had to remove her from the food.   Quick temp litter box and canned food and the bathroom set up for a kitten to get better.    
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Since yesterday we have litterally been watching her grow and her personality blossom.
She started playing but mostly slept yesterday.  She was fed every 2 hours yesterday is smaller amounts and today I have stretched it to every 3 hours.    Today she is so much more like a 6 week old kitten.   I just weighed her.   Elcee weighs 1 pound 4 oz now.  No longer dehydrated nor starving.   I think for a week or so she will keep up the unusual growth rate then it will level out.   Of course BT,  our bob tail cat is taking her into his care as he does all the foster pups  so she is getting feline attention also.   She is being introduced to the safe dogs and protected from  Dyna and Tigg.  

This is close enough to Moses Lake and yet farm country that many cats are dumped here.   The mother of these kittens is feral and you cannot get near her but for the last week before we found the kitten,  the shop had a litter box full and empty food dishes every morning so mom is well fed and the kittens had learned about our brand of Cat food.     The thought of the rest of the litter starving or being a meal for one of the coyotes hurts but we only can do what we can.  

Both videos were taken yesterday when Elcee was so small and thin,  Picture her twice that size plus a little. 
Sweet,  loving and playful.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Someone Is Trying To Scam Rescues !!!!!!!!

Talk about abuse and a scam.   This person is not registered in her home state or any other state as a business.   She is not registered by the BBB.   She is sending out the below to legitimate rescues to get their information that is not public information on Petfinder & or Adopt a pet.   She then threatens them to give bad reports unless they contact her and fill out a report on their rescue  giving information that is not required by petfinder,      Of course there is a fee and   sales @  animalrescuereport.com   is the e-mail address ( without spaces ) that this letter is sent from.   Others in rescue in our area have replied and been told that if they leave any question unanswered it will be listed as "refused to answer"    Not unknown.    When the buisness that tracks checks in Seattle started up,  if someone had nothing negative on their record for checking,  that was the report,  nothing negative,  they did not contact all people with checking accounts and insist they give them personal info.       If they send a report to someone as  we have no information on this rescue,  OK  but if they say anything negative and do not have proof of that,  it would be defamation of character.   
Do not fall into this trap,  do not reply and please,  do report to this to your local police and FBI if you receive such a letter..
They are trying to get rescues to pay them fees for a good report when rescues need all their funds to save animals.   Most rescues like ours usually get enough donations to cover the medical expenses.  All other expenses come out of the foster parent's pocket.
Pat




Dear Rescue Organizations & Operations,
Note: For those of you that have already submitted your questionnaire or requested an extension, please disregard this message. All others please read on.

We are writing to announce Animal Rescue Report,™ a new service providing background history reports on animal rescue operations throughout the United States. Our hope and aim are to make potential adopters feel more secure in their transactions with rescue organizations and with this confidence to increase the potential adoption rate of pets in need.  

For persons wishing to donate to rescue organizations our reports provide invaluable information. We believe our customers should have the right to know who they are supporting and where their money is going.

Our database will house reports on over 25,000 rescue operations. Yours will be included. With that said, we have included a questionnaire that needs to be filled out so we can supply the most up-to-date information on your organization. The questionnaire can be accessed by clicking on the link provided below or by copying and pasting it into your browser. Please complete and submit this form no later than May 18, 2011. If for some reason you are unable to complete your form before this deadline please contact us at reports@animalrescuereport.com.

Failure to submit the form by the above noted deadline without prior contact will result in a failure to report notation on your official record. This service is to benefit reputable rescue organizations and to bring to light operations that may be operating in less than favorable conditions. With that said, we need your input. 

Our reports reflect your organizations needs. In our questionnaire we have asked a series of questions relating to your operations. These questions are designed to show the areas in which your organization is most in need and the amount of help needed. These reports also reflect any public information we have gathered about your organization and incident reports that have been supplied to us from consumers or others who have dealt with your organization. A sample report can be viewed on our home page at animalrescuereport.com. Simply click on the report and follow the tabs located at the top of the page.

 Please answer all questions as accurately as possible as these answers will become part of your record. Failure to answer any of the required questions will result in a “refusal to answer” notation on your official report. As you know there are far too many pets without homes and far too many being bred into the system on an annual basis. It is our mission to collect and interpret data to help our customers to make good decisions when it comes to the purchase or adoption of a new animal. 

Animal Rescue Report collects data from rescue organizations, consumers, state departments of agriculture, judicial systems, humane organizations, and other governing agencies. 

It is our ultimate goal to provide glowing reports on all rescue organizations as it is our belief that doing so will benefit your organization and the animals in need. We hope one day to achieve that goal.

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Animal Rescue Report wants to support your efforts by giving back. Twice per year Animal Rescue Report will be donating a percentage of proceeds back into the rescue industry. These monies will be disbursed amongst rescues that have maintained a good rating in our database.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you and hope that with our combined efforts fewer pets will be in need of a home. Reports will be uploaded to our database and available for viewing as they are received. We urge you to take part in our mission and meet our deadline of May 18, 2011. Please feel free to contact us if you need help completing the questionnaire.

Best regards,
Animal Rescue Report
Customer Service