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Monthly Meow: September-October 2018

Monthly Meow: September-October 2018

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Why is Ninth Life Hosting a High Tea?

Why is Ninth Life Hosting a High Tea?
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Is caring too much a bad thing?

At Ninth Life Cat Rescue, we don’t think so although we do find our large hearts add significantly to our always increasing veterinary bills. At this time of year when our foster homes are bulging with pregnant felines producing litters which need proper vet care and vaccines, it would be so easy to say we only will accept the healthy and easy to adopt cats into our rescue.

But how can we turn a blind eye to those in real need? Like little Avery who was found outside and required extensive treatments for a severe infection in the uterus and chronic ear infections? Definitely this was an exceptional case but what about all the other little ones like Stella who required a full mouth extraction or Mitzy who had a lump on her belly and needed it removed during her spay. These sweet babies were made healthy so they could eventually find their forever homes.

Kittens found outside often need to be treated for flea infestations, severe upper respiratory diseases as well as serious eye infections. Cases like baby Athena are common to us. She was born at only 65g and had swollen eye filled with pus at only 2-3 days old. This had to be lanced and drained and then she was put on eye drops and oral meds. Sometimes complications arise and the eye has to be sacrificed. Athena was lucky that her foster mom got in to the vet in time to help her.

Besides helping those who arrive with health issues, we continue to support our long term fosters who need special care. Mr. Higgins is a diabetic whose blood sugar has to be tested several times a day and who has now developed a heart condition. As a rescue we need to continue to help him and support him in foster care. The same goes for beautiful Bergen who may require neurological testing as she has developed a self- mutilating condition over recent months. We can’t toss out these darlings because they are costing too much.

 

And for these reasons and so many more we are asking you to come to our fund raiser at Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre for High Tea on Sunday September 9 from 1-4 pm. Thanks for your support.

 

Article: Patti Altridge
Feature Photo: Grace Robertson
Avery Photo: Kendra J
Athena Photo: Steph PN
Mr. Higgins Photo: Agnes M
–Ninth Life Cat Rescue Volunteers

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Litter Box 101

Litter Box 101

Let’s face it the litter box has to be one of the least attractive aspects of our feline companion. Look at how much effort we put into trying to avoid the litter box. We hide it in the corner of the basement; we buy expensive self-cleaning models and even try to train our cats to use our toilet. However the fact remains that the condition, type, and placement of the box is very important to the well-being and happiness of our furry friend. One of the reasons Mr. Fluffball ends up at a rescue or shelter is inappropriate use of the litter box. Sadly it is not the cat’s fault but rather the owners’. You might find this article from Vet Street interesting: Five Reasons Cats Are Given Up For Adoption, and How to Avoid Them.

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High Tea at Joshua Creek

High Tea at Joshua Creek

Gentle ladies, men,and feline lovers, adorn yourselves with your favourite hat and prepare to enter the pastoral elegance of another era. Ninth Life Cat Rescue requests the pleasure of your company for high tea at the charming Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre in Oakville. Envision a Jane Austin country manor as you stroll through the lovely gardens or adventure into the labyrinth. Later partake in refreshments created specifically for this event by our special guest Tea Sommelier, Tracey Carr-Snyder, and amazing Chef Kimberly Ann Masko of Reds Restaurant. Delight your senses with fine food and delicious teas while surrounded by beautiful art and classical music.

Details:

When: Sunday September 9, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Where: Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, 1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd. East, Oakville

Tickets: $40 per person

Menu: Mouth-watering appetizers, fancy finger sandwiches, fresh fruits, and decadent desserts accompanied with specially flavoured waters for this event. Unique blended teas created by the Tea Sommelier.

Delightful Distractions to Entertain: Participate in our silent auction and raffles for lovely prizes.  Learn to pair teas with foods from our Tea Sommelier.

Each guest will have a small token of gratitude bestowed upon them for attending and supporting  the Ninth Life Cat Rescue.

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Can You Foster a Cat?

Can You Foster a Cat?

Right now we have two very friendly and very pregnant cats sitting in a shelter waiting to be rescued.Sadly, without more foster homes, they cannot be saved.

Can you help us?

FOSTER APPLICATION

 

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