Dear Friends of Paws & Claws,
Paws & Claws Feline Rescue will soon be showing our cats and kittens at the new PetSmart in Statesville. Hopefully we will be able to adopt more cats and kittens so we can save more lives! Please stop in to see us - the grand opening will be the first week of August. The beautiful new PetSmart is located on Rt. 21 (take I77 North to I40 West - it's the first exit (Wal-Mart, Cracker Barrel, etc.) on the right between Ruby Tuesdays and Home Depot.
2012 has been a tough year so far for Paws & Claws - we have only had twenty-eight adoptions in six months, which is our worst ever!! We have over thirty cats and kittens in the program to feed and vet. Hopefully, with a new venue, we will do much better the second half of the year. Don't forget, we also have our cats in Cole's Cat & Dog Rescue in downtown Statesville (120 Broad Street). There is a great new gift shop in the front which has beautiful things!
One of our problems is that we have unadoptable cats which we need to find homes for to open space for adoptable ones. If anyone knows someone who has a farm, or would take indoor/outdoor cats, please let us know. They do need to feed and care for them, however.
Paws & Claws unfortunately took in young kittens last spring who were very sick. The vet thinks they had Calici virus which is very contagious with a 65% mortality rate. Of eleven kittens, we lost five and still have two who are special need kittens - Tara, who has an eye problem, and Tango who is not thriving (see the photos below). Our vet bills were very high trying to save the kittens and we have been able to adopt only four of them.
We want to thank everyone who has generously donated to Paws & Claws Feline Rescue and hope you can send us another donation this year to help us save more of the hundreds of cats and kittens out there who are sick and dying. Your donation is tax deductible and you can use Paypal right over there on the right sidebar, or send to P. O. Box 5221, Statesville, NC 28687. Please visit us on Facebook also.
Thank you again for your continued support and we hope to see you at the new PetSmart in Statesville.
All the Cats & Kittens
Paws & Claws Feline Rescue