HELP WANTED – FOSTERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY

Stevie came to us one sick little fellow.  He smelled terrible and quite honestly we didn’t think he was going to make it. We cannot show the graphic photos of the poor kitten as we have too much of a family friendly audience but, needless to say, his little back side had his insides on the outside.  We were not sure he would even make it through the surgery.

This is Stevie right after surgery.

This is Stevie right after surgery.

He was still a bit fuzzy but the surgery was a major success.

He was still a bit fuzzy but the surgery was a major success.

As he was becoming aware of what had happened to him.

As he was becoming aware of what had happened to him.

Stevie needs a nice quiet foster or forever home.  He can't be stressed out and needs to probably be the only animal in the house at least for awhile.

Stevie needs a good foster or forever home.

Right now all Stevie wants is to be close to someone and purr.  Stevie needs a nice quiet foster or forever home. He can’t be stressed out and needs to probably be the only animal in the house at least for a while.

If you think you can help Stevie, please contact Suzanne, the director of Cats Are Us, at (931) 503-0053.  All Stevie needs is a good person to step up and help him start a new life.  Please help.

Rest In Peace Miz Astorbilt

Today Miz Astorbilt, passed away from fatty liver disease.  She had turned yellow.  Oak Grove Animal Clinic took care of her.  Miz Astorbilt was syringe fed but nothing would stay down.  There was discussion from our Director and her Foster Mom, Ms. Lori Barker, on having a tube put down into her stomach to feed her that way but it was decided it was more humane to end her life in peace with some dignity.  Today Miz Astorbilt was put to sleep.  Our prayers are with you Ms. Lori in your time of sorrow and loss.  We will miss her greatly.  We will meet you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Miz Astorbilt with her foster Mom

 

Miz Astorbilt had some comfort time with a nice lady at Pet Smart.

Miz Astorbilt had some comfort time with a nice lady at Pet Smart.

Oak Grove’s bill for our dearly departed lady cat was $700 and must be paid by April 25th. Her foster Mom paid some on the bill but we could use your help to let Miz Astorbilt be sent to rest in peace. Please if you can, donate by clicking on the button below or by sending a check to Oak Grove Animal Clinic designated towards Cats Are Us Account for Miz Astorbilt or send a check payable to Cats Are Us, 119 New Providence Blvd., Clarksville, TN 37042. Donations

Welcome to The Cats on Commerce!

The Cats on Commerce will be hosting an adoption event this Saturday (March 22, 2014) between 10h00 & 16h00 for Cats Are Us. The photographers from Cobalt Swirl Studio (http://www.cobaltswirlstudio.squarespace.com/) will also be there taking pictures. Stop by for a tour of their facility and to see if you’d like to offer a forever home to a deserving kitty.

Cats on Commerce Stellar

Meet Stellar who will be one of those adorable kitties looking for a forever home.

Meet Stellar who will be one of those adorable kitties needing a home.

Cats on Commerce is all about:  

  1. At The Cats on Commerce, our desire to provide the highest quality of care for your cat was born out of a love for these unique creatures and their special needs.  
  2. We firmly believe in the absolute need for a gentle touch and fundamental understanding of their unique body language, medical, and behavioral problems.
  3. Our goal is to assist cat owners* in providing an excellent, affordable quality of life for their feline companions, through education, medical services, financing and pet health insurance options.
  4. At the Mews Inn and Spa, our exclusive, custom-designed and built-for-felines boarding facility, we offer daily and long-term accommodations.
  5. We are located across the road from the Clarksville Police Station, immediately adjacent to the pedestrian walking bridge that crosses Commerce Street.  Parking is available on the left (east) side of the building.

*Although our focus is nearly 100 % feline patients, we will will also see the following small exotic animals: Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and ferrets.  These pets, like cats, also require a quiet, stress-free environment.  Note:  The above about section is taken directly from Cats on Commerce webpage.

You can follow them on Twitter   or Like them on Facebook or visit their webpage Cats on Commerce to find out what they are all about.

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HELP STITCH PAY FOR HER STITCHES PLEASE

Stitch needs help paying for her stitches!

Stitch after life-saving surgery to remove a deceased kitten from her.

Stitch after life-saving surgery to remove a deceased kitten from inside her womb.

I am sure we have all heard the old saying a stitch in time saves nine.  Well, a stitch in time saved eight lives for this Stitch from death.  Poor baby was found very sick and did not understand there was still a baby kitten that had passed away still inside her when Cats Are Us stepped in.   She kept getting more sick and more sick and no one knew why.  Then an x-ray (photo available upon request as it is graphic) was performed and low and behold there was a still-born baby inside.  Emergency surgery was performed by All God’s Creatures Veterinary Clinic where Doctor Ramey fixed Stitch right up.  No more babies for her and only one of her nine lives gone in the process.

Stitch is going to make it but this left Cats Are Us with a steadily climbing veterinary bill for Stitch.  Please find it within your hearts to make a donation to Cats Are Us to pay for Stitch’s medical bills.  Unfortunately there is no Obamacare for kitties … just a few hopeful folks who try to save as many lives as they can.

You can make a donation online securely through Paypal on the website: http://catsareus.wordpress.com/ways-to-help-us/ or at  http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TN285.html or just click on the button below.

Donations

You can also mail in donations or give in person at 119 Providence Boulevard, Clarksville, TN 37042 during adoption hours (Monday – Saturday 8 am to 11:30 am) or send a check to All God’s Creatures 114 Kraft St, Clarksville, TN 37040 requesting the check amount be paid towards Cats Are Us account.

Valentine’s Day Photo Contest Winner

Mara and Bradley Posing for their winning Valentine's Day Contest Photo Shoot

Mara and Bradley Posing for their winning Valentine’s Day Contest Photo Shoot

Mara and Bradley's Mom receiving the Valentine's Day Photo Contest prize of an overnight stay at Riverview Inn with a complementary Champagne breakfast.  Bradley didn't have any of the champagne.

Mara and Bradley’s Mom receiving the Valentine’s Day Photo Contest prize of an overnight stay at Riverview Inn with a complementary Champagne breakfast from great volunteer, Lori Baggett. Bradley didn’t have any of the champagne.

Be thinking about the wearing of the GREEN for next month’s photo contest to be announced soon.  Congratulations to this times winners, Mara, Bradley and Marisa!

Atlas has NO weight on his shoulders

Meet Atlas with his huge paws and sweet demeanor. You can’t help but love this guy.

Atlas comes to us from Riverside Drive where his previous owners could no longer afford to care for him.  He also comes with some pretty serious issues. He is an old fella … 10-12 years old. We believe he is part Maine Coon and at one time must have been about a 20 pound cat. You can see from his back this is no longer true.  He is a sweetheart and mostly all he wants to do is use those big feet of his to make biscuits wherever he finds a place to make them.

Atlas is FIV positive and has other issues as well. The vets aren’t sure yet all that is wrong with him. Whatever his ailments, they are making him not eat. One of our volunteers is trying to force feed him to see if we can get him up to par just enough to hang on for future treatments for his other issues.  He has a long way to go to make it.

Poor fella needs some serious love and care.

Poor fella needs some serious love and care.

Atlas may have held the world on his shoulders in Greek mythology but our boy, Atlas, has a long healing process in front of him and is going to take many trips to the vet and lots of money. If you can find it in your heart to help him by donating for his vet care, he will greatly appreciate it and so will we at Cats Are Us.

Click on the following button to make a donation to Atlas’s care via PayPal.

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