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Help rescued cats get medical care or find a home

August 9, 2012 6:15 am by


By Rachel Elves

I have been involved in a lot of cat rescue in the Union Hill/Church Hill area, and I was hoping some of my neighbors might open their hearts and homes to the lovely animals I’m currently fostering.

You can help by adopting a cat, donating money for medical care, offering to provide transportation to medical clinics for cats, or by spreading the word! I have set up a donation fund through Church Hill Animal Hospital (322 N 25th St.), where you can drop off a check for help of future animals, or pay for the current animals’ medical tab through cash/credit/debit. Just tell them Rachel Elves sent you. For more info contact Rachel at elvesr@VCU.edu

Fostered cats that need a home

Tigger is up to date on all vaccinations and flea and worm meds, is about 3 years old and has been neutered. This orange tabby is a little shy at first, but warms up to people quickly and is quite affectionate and playful. Tigger’s past owners abandoned him when they moved, and he’s had to fend for himself the past few years – he’s looking for a loving family & would probably do best in a single cat, no dog home as an indoor-only cat. I’m asking for $30 to help with vet bills.

Cupcake grew up outside, surrounded by neighborhood kids, cats and dogs. She is very outgoing, loves to be picked up and pet, and will follow you around the house. This brown tabby enjoys being close to people and will sit on the desk to help you with your work, or next to you on the couch to keep you company. Cupcake is a 3 year old “talking cat”, and is also litter trained. She has been neutered, has had her rabies and distemper vaccinations, and has received de-worming and flea medication. I’m asking for $30 to help cover vet bills. Take this sweet girl home today!

Guy Fawkes is an orange and white shorthair, about 5 years old, who was abandoned by his owners in Union Hill. We found him with a shoulder wound and took him to Church Hill vet. After some sutures and antibiotics he’s good as new! He is one of the friendliest cats I’ve ever met, and will make friends with other cats and people. He loves to be pet and snuggled, and also to talk to you! He is neutered, has his rabies and distemper vaccinations, and has received de-worming and flea medication. He is litter trained and very sweet. I’m asking for $30 to help cover the cost of vet bills.

Four Squinty Kittens – These three-month-old kittens were born with a birth defect, and will require some extra personal and medical care. I am currently getting an estimate for optometry treatments that these kittens will need – some will need more procedures than others. They will all need to receive eye drops 2x a day for the rest of their lives, but are otherwise very healthy. These kittens were originally rescued from an abandoned house in Union Hill, and have since received the best in medical care and love. All kittens are neutered, have their rabies and distemper vaccinations, and have received de-worming and flea medication. They are all litter trained. I would prefer to adopt them in pairs if possible, since they get along so well together. I’m asking for $30 each, or a pair for $50 to cover some of the costs of vet care.

Ash – This black kitty is shy at first. He is very sweet, adventurous and playful and will warm up to you in no time.

Embry – This brown tabby will greet you at the door purring! He is extremely loving to cats and people, wants lots of attention and likes to be held.

Spark – Originally the runt of the litter, this brown tabby has quickly caught up to his brothers. He is very friendly and will enjoy playing with you and with other cats.

Flash – This spunky brown tabby likes to be the center of attention. He enjoys being pet and held and is very friendly and playful.


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