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Discussion in 'Caring for Strays and Ferals' started by surya, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. surya

    surya Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    The city of Houston and the shelters kill them every day. It is not a felony if they do it. I am familiar with those organizations and they have not been able to help.
     
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  2. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    Cats are far and away the most popular and beloved companion animals, with millions more in US homes than dogs. TCS is a good place to find help and dialogue with fellow cat people, but in order to advocate for cats, it helps to do it on more generalized social media. I do so every day on facebook and twitter. You just set up accounts on those sites and then you can share for cats from any ACC, humane society, rescue or sanctuary, plus cats in private care. You do have to be somewhat careful because they'll flag you or even shut you down temporarily if their bots detect you and think you are "spamming". I've fought with them over this for years, but I'm still crossposting, as are many, many others. On facebook there are so many of us we're called the facebook underground army. I URGE everyone to do this. It saves many lives. Please feel free to cut and paste and share this post.
     

  3. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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  4. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    @Jcatbird see my post just now.
     
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  5. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    You can also visit lacroixtees.com where you will be able to select your location from a dropdown menu and find listings of local shelters. I don't know how helpful that will be, but it's another option. Also don't know if kittico cat rescue operates in houston -- I know they do in the dallas area.

    You searched for Texas Houston - AnimalRescueDirectory.NET

    Click on the above link for rescue groups in Houston. And @surya, This link may be very helpful:
    Texas Special Needs Pets

    They are active and seem to specialize in feral and special needs cats.

    And:

    Kitten House Rescue

    Also:

    https://www.houstonpetsalive.org/
     
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  6. surya

    surya Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Yes, I called them. It seems like these groups that help poor people are very slow getting you in touch with lawyers, like weeks or months and then it will be too late. But I am still trying everything I can find. I'm just so frustrated and depressed. And I have to wait till Monday to make more calls, because of office hours. But thank you. :)
     
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  7. surya

    surya Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Shelters aren't the best option for semi-tame kitties. They need more socialization in order to be adoptable, so what they need is a foster or adopter. Or just a safe space to live where they have someone to feed them.

    I'm pretty worried about being homeless myself right now.
     
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  8. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    What about the law clinics towards the bottom of the page - maybe there's something there?
     

  9. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird TCS Member Top Cat

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    Thank you!!!! I do see. Cat lovers United are the only way. Networking is so important! Personally, I am at the point of wanting to start a sanctuary. I dealt with over 100 myself and although I got 3/4 into safe homes..... it isn’t over yet. Surya faces worse.
    A Surya sanctuary! A safe place for a colony, something. Adoptions fast!
    Surya, don’t be depressed! You have others behind you. You are not alone in this. Follow the suggestions and you know how to find me. You are getting info from the best! We just have to spread the word of this desperate situation to more cat lovers. They are out there!
     

  10. surya

    surya Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    There is a few on that list that might help. I'm waiting on call backs.
     
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  11. surya

    surya Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Thanks Jcatbird, but I feel very alone and afraid.
     

  12. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom Cat Fan especially Black Cats Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Try some chamomile tea, try some music - it works. Don't let this get on top of you.
     

  13. surya

    surya Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Thank you, I haven't been sleeping well. And there is too much to do, I can't handle it all. But I have to destress in order to deal with this. I'm not good with stress. I need some help, like a miracle. I feel like I'm sinking in quick sand. The harder I try, the more I sink. Thank you Furballsmom. :)
     
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  14. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird TCS Member Top Cat

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    You are not alone :alright:and do not be afraid. You have backup! :heartshape: It may seem daunting but we just keep working on it. Kitten steps.
     
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  15. surya

    surya Thread Starter TCS Member Top Cat

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    Thank you, panicking does not help. I feel a little calmer today. :)
     
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  16. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    I get into bad places, too, as we all do from time to time. Looking back on these times, I always realize: 1. I'm still here! and 2. I'm still able to help/do something/be effective/fight the battles! I think these are important things to reflect on while something bad is going on, too. I've been in places I was sure I couldn't survive. And here I am. :vibes::vibes::vibes::hugs:
     
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  17. Jcatbird

    Jcatbird TCS Member Top Cat

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    The above is true of us all. We have great struggles and the fear takes hold but have faith. It will pass. I’m glad things are a little calmer today! :heartshape:
     
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  18. tarasgirl06

    tarasgirl06 TCS Member Top Cat

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    @surya Here's a facebook page that also has links to a lot of other TX cat rescue groups:

    Texas Urgent Cat Rescue Network
     
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  19. ZepMom

    ZepMom TCS Member Young Cat

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    @surya
    Sending positive thoughts that some of the rescue groups will often you the assistance you so desperately need. Have you asked if they have any information/contacts concerning your legal assistance need? Seems they would have a network to help those in this kind of situation.

    I know this is very stressful, but please do not give up. Have you considered contacting the media? A small write up could lead to someone with a solution.

    What about the vet that provides their care? Do they have any contacts with a rescue that could assist? Would "your" vet's office know of clients wanting a barn cat? Perhaps they could put you in contact with other vet offices in rural areas that would have clients wanting a cat.

    The effort you have put into these beautiful kitties needs to be recognized by an organization that can assist you with getting them into a safe environment.

    I know you've contacted so many asking for help, but please do not give up. Please mention this thread so they can see the profiles you have done. Those are amazing! Definite proof you are doing all you can on your own, but deserve their help.

    Prayers being sent for you & your kitties.
     
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  20. ZepMom

    ZepMom TCS Member Young Cat

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    Okay, what can we do to help these kitties? How do these rescues decide who to help? If they recieved more calls about Surya's kitties would that make a difference?

    I mean look at the profiles she has done here! Those should get someone's attention!
     
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