"We seized 50-60 cats from Angel Wings yesterday. Briefly, we
found 10 dead cats in varying stages of decay. Got 35 or so cats
vetted. 3 were FeLV+ and 6 were FIV. We want to get pictures of these
guys up quick. Please call me if you need to. We do not really have
space and resources, fosters etc. If we find an owner, that would be
"It was worse than I thought,
guess worse than anyone thought. I alternated between crying and
Three FeLV cats so far. All the cats look like
crap, including these. Think there were 4, but one was in horrible
shape and was euthanized. I am sure they photographed it though. I
was still onsite catching cats and dogs. The fleas were amazing. I
will have to flea bomb my car now. I know I have fleas crawling all
over me now. Eek!
Oh then there were the dogs, many feral, lots of
mange, lots of fleas. Some looked OK, can't figure why someone cares
for some, and not the others. This is such a crazy situation. Guess
crazy people are like that.
These poor guys look so bad, thin, little hair
because of fleas, etc, not sure anyone will recognize them. Pitiful."
So far, FOUR FELV+ cats were
recovered, one was so sick that they humanely euthanised him. Three are
in decent shape and need to be rescued. There are still almost 30 cats
that have not yet been vetted, so the numbers may rise. Now, we need to
figure out how to get them from Tennessee to Tad in Vermont. I'm
working on it. Pictures of all cats should be available soon, so we can
attempt to find pervious owners. That is the first step, return as many
cats as possible to their original owners if they will take them back.
We still have NO HOME for the FIV+ cats. The FIV+ cats are in immediate
danger of being euthanised if no foster homes come forward. Kara said
she could cope with 2 or 3, but she's already overwhelmed with the
numbers so far.
Of the three cats removed, from what I recall her telling me
over the phone:
One is white and has very nasty damaged curled up and crusty
ears with open sores and scabs (possibly cancer, they are considering
One is black and white
One is a dilute gray tortoise shell calico
All three cats are missing hair and extremely thin and in poor
shape, so matching them to photos is very difficult. I have advised
them NOT to euthanise ANY of them unless they are in obvious pain and
are suffering, and have advised blood transfusions for any severe
anemia, though cost (and donors) is a factor. All have severe flea
infestations, and I have also advised them NOT to use revolution on the
sick and weak cats (which means almost every cat removed).
I will keep updating as more info