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Samaria!

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in The PACK | 0 comments

Samaria!

Meet Samaria, one of kitties from the cat colony in Bailey! Sammie is another sweetheart with Manx Syndrome. She is a very tiny two year old. Sam was relinquished to the shelter by her family, probably due to incontinence, the primary symptom of Manx Syndrome with megacolon.

Sweet Sammie was only hours from euthanasia when the adoption coordinator remembered that we have cats at CCAS with this problem. In less than a week she was vetted, spayed and hitched a ride with a friend of the shelter from Texas to Colorado.

Sam is very scared. She stays hidden under furniture and blankets, only coming out with coercion. She loves to have her head rubbed, so she comes out for that when she feels safe.

Christian takes care of the Manx cats each morning and at bedtime. He lies on the floor with her each day while feeding her to build trust. She now allows us to express her without being completely traumatized each time, but she is still terrified of being held or picked up.

Sammie may be available for adoption with the right person . Managing her condition requires patience, structure and skill. If you are interested, call LuAnn at 303.910.2425 for details.

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Betsy

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in The PACK | 0 comments

Betsy

Hellooo Betsy – welcome to Colorado! Betsy is a sweet, sweet girl of about 9 years. She is probably a lab mix, but look at those ears…maybe shepherd? She is very small, though also underweight. We hope to get her back to a normal weight when she gets settled. And – she looks suspiciously like Bailey. They are from the same area, so who knows???

Betsy will be in foster care with our most skilled foster family. She was in a shelter and boarding facility for several months after being relinquished to the shelter when her mom died. She has been traumatized by the experience, but also fortunate to have a team of caring volunteers who took a special interest in her. They literally kept her alive by moving her to a boarding facility until an appropriate home could be found.

Betsy has some special needs, which is how we met her. She will be getting help for those before she is available for adoption. Among other issues, she is heart worm positive. Betsy is on the slow kill method thanks to her wonderful volunteer family and guardian angels. They will remain involved in Betsy’s care from a distance – and we welcome them and Betsy to the family!

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