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Additional TNR/Community Cat Blackout Date for Santa Cruz Vet Clinic

Upcoming Santa Cruz Vet Clinic BLACKOUT DATES

NO TNR (SO DO NOT TRAP) or Community Cat Medical Care will be available on the following dates:

NOV 19th

NOV 25th

DEC 24th

DEC 31st

If you have an URGENT medical need or EMERGENCY need for a community cat (feral, stray, etc.) during these times (or weekends) take them to Pima Pet Clinic at 4832 E Speedway Blvd, but call first at 520-327-5624 to let them know you’re coming and for what reason, they should at least stabilize the cat and turn them over to PACC for further veterinary care.  *If you are willing to foster the cat for recovery be firm but polite  in asking that they document this and include your contact info so that PACC will contact you for fostering. This will be least stressful for the cat if you are the cat’s caretaker and improve the cat’s chances of being treated ( assuming the cat is not euthanized at either place).  You will not be told what happens to the cat unfortunately (unless they call you to foster) but we may be able to help find out if the cat made it to PACC if you contact us:  tucsonferal@gmail.com

***PLEASE NOTE: Santa Cruz may have other blackout dates they post at the last minute so check their Facebook page if possible.

Santa Cruz Vet Clinic Upcoming BLACKOUT Dates

Upcoming Santa Cruz Vet Clinic BLACKOUT DATES

NO TNR (SO DO NOT TRAP) or Community Cat Medical Care will be available on the following dates:

NOV 19th

NOV 25th

DEC 24th

DEC 31st

If you have an URGENT medical need or EMERGENCY need for a community cat (feral, stray, etc.) during these times (or weekends) take them to Pima Pet Clinic at 4832 E Speedway Blvd, but call first at 520-327-5624 to let them know you’re coming and for what reason, they should at least stabilize the cat and turn them over to PACC for further veterinary care.  *If you are willing to foster the cat for recovery be firm but polite  in asking that they document this and include your contact info so that PACC will contact you for fostering. This will be least stressful for the cat if you are the cat’s caretaker and improve the cat’s chances of being treated ( assuming the cat is not euthanized at either place).  You will not be told what happens to the cat unfortunately (unless they call you to foster) but we may be able to help find out if the cat made it to PACC if you contact us:  tucsonferal@gmail.com

***PLEASE NOTE: Santa Cruz may have other blackout dates they post at the last minute so check their Facebook page if possible.

Sparkling Inga For Adoption

UPDATE: ADOPTED!!

One year old Inga is looking for a cuddle friendly permanent home.  She’s spayed, vaccinated, litterbox trained and has a clean bill of health.  She also luuuuvs humans.  Could this be your best friend forever? Contact us at tucsonferal@gmail.com if interested in adopting this super cutie.

And if you want to be part of a virtual snuggle session, watch here:

 

 

 

PACC Has Resumed Some Assisted TNR!

Pima Animal Care Center has resumed some assisted Trap Neuter Return services. Eligible zip codes for drop off of humane traps AND transportation assistance are 86705, 85706, 85711, 85713, 85716, 85746. Call 520-724-5983 or email Community Cats@pima.gov. *Virgin trap sites (no trapping has been done in area before) and colonies over 5 cats may be given preference.

Straw for Outdoor Cat Shelters & Bedding, Trap Covers Available Free

We have free bedding and trap covers available for TNR if you need them.  Please email us if interested at tucsonferal@gmail.com

We still have straw available for outdoor cat shelters, make sure you are checking yours regularly at the beginning of Winter and during to make sure the straw and other insulation materials aren’t full of pee or debris.  If intersted in more, email us at tucsonferal@gmail.com

 

Santa Cruz Vet Clinic Update

There should be no problems getting the majority of medical issues for community cats funded when they are taken to Santa Cruz Vet Clinic for care.  Funding is absolutely in place without the public paying for community cats to get care (for most issues).  If you encounter problems please call us.

Important reminder that Santa Cruz Vet Clinic will be closed : May be an image of drink and text that says 'WE WILL BE UNABLE TO ACCEPT FERAL CATS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES: FRIDAY, MARCH 5TH FRIDAY, MARCH 19TH MONDAY, MARCH 22ND THURSDAY, MARCH 25TH THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT!'

 

Max Needs Help, Soon

Max has such severe stomatitis that he requires daily steroid injections to keep inflammation down enough so that he continues to eat. We NEED to get his 2nd surgery scheduled so that his remaining teeth can be taken out, he can start to heal and eat on his own without so much medical management. DISCLAIMER: Do NOT try this!!!. Even with extensive experience with feral cats this can be dangerous. Administering an injection from in front of a frightened cat is not ideal but since he is in the kennel, in this position, I had no choice, but I know THIS cat and what his reactions will be. His nails were trimmed last time he was sedated and he’s hitting me, not trying to claw me, telling me clearly that he does not want to be touched. Unfortunately, for feral cats that need medical attention, getting handled by people when they are sick is necessary so we have to balance interventions with stress management. This cat is not in a shelter so already we have increased his chance of survival by providing a foster based, quiet environment for him to get treatment in and then recover.

We’re just under $200 short of the estimate for his 2nd stomatitis surgery. Won’t you please consider a small donation so we can schedule surgery and get this guy on the road to recovery? Paypal here www.paypal.me/AlecsS (if you don’t use this link, paypal takes out money because they think we are selling you something) or msg us to send a check or use Zelle, Venmo. Every dollar counts💕💕💕

You can read more about stomatitis here: https://resources.bestfriends.org/article/stomatitis-cats-feline-dental-disease

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