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Tuesday, May 26, 2009


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This little kitty has had a very stressful night. His mother abandoned him in our yard last night and wasn't fed again until this afternoon. He is a very healthy little boy, with the cutest little face and blue eyes (kittens' eyes are blue when they first open until they fade into their natural color). I'm estimating that he's about two to three weeks old; he has NOT been weaned yet, but should be able to start eating soaked kitten food in the next week or so.

Should you accept this adorable little guy into your home, you're accepting full responsibility. Since he's a stray he hasn't seen a vet, and he will need shots and to be neutered at some point. Until he can defecate on his own you'll also have to stimulate that movement for him. You'll also be getting his little feed bottle and a container of feed mix so he can eat until he starts eating soaked kitten food.

This isn't a job for someone who isn't an extreme cat lover, but he's absolutely adorable and I'm positive he'll be a lovely pet. Though he is a stray kitten, he's young enough that he'll be very easy to acclimate to human interaction; he's already started recognizing and coming toward me, even, when he sees me.

He's a dark brown, very soft, and extremely sweet. I CAN'T KEEP HIM LONGER THAN TODAY. If you want him we must meet today and hand him over; if I can't find an owner for him he'll have to go to the pound and there's no guarantee that he'll live, since they aren't partial to unweaned kittens.

Please help this poor little guy out! If you're interested in taking him I'll take more photos of him; he finally fell asleep and I didn't want to wake him.

He woke up:

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Friday, December 26, 2008

5:34PM - Revamped Animal Welfare/Rescue/Resource/Pet Blog!

I run a blog called A Furry Friend. It's dedicated to highlighting animals in need and to keep people informed on general animals news, stories, and events! I have helped many dogs and other animals through my blog.
I invite anyone to please submit any animals, stories, or events they'd like me to feature. You can contact me with information at afurryfriend@gmail.com.
If you know an animal  that is in immediate need of a rescue, adoption, foster, transportation, etc., please contact me as well!

I also have links to several animal rescue/welfare resources I've compiled, including: 

These resources can be found by going to my blog and clicking on any of links under "A Furry Friend Resources" on the left-hand side.

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Friday, September 5, 2008

11:26AM - An awesome cat rescuer

I really wanted to pass along this story written by a girl who went through a lot to rescue several stray kittens in her neighborhood. When most people just forget about strays, I think it's wonderful that there are people like this who give up their time and money to help out. Please show your support by reading Diary of a Stray Cat Mommy.


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Saturday, June 21, 2008

3:27PM - UPDATE: Stubby's surgery scheduled for July 2nd!

Because of the overwhelmingly positive response and generosity of family and friends old and new, and the fact that we are thisclose to reaching our goal, I've scheduled Stubby's surgery for July 2nd!

So, the last day to donate via PayPal will be June 27th! Donations made directly to the vet's office can be made all the way through July 2nd.

If you've already donated, THANK YOU!!
Visit www.freewebs.com/surgeryforstubby

Current mood: thankful

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

10:20PM - UPDATE: Reaching out for support...

What a wonderful day today! Not only did Dr. Crocker's office agree to accept donations on Stubby's behalf (see my earlier posts for that info), we raised $250! Much of that $250 came from the support of the LJ communities, so from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!

Since the fundraising is going so well (we're only about $250 short of our goal!), I was able to go ahead and schedule Stubby's surgery for July 2nd. He's having his bloodwork done next week, and I'm hopeful that we'll have a reason for why his teeth are in such bad shape.

I'm very grateful for and encouraged by all the positive feedback I've gotten...even the negative feedback has helped me to improve the way I'm doing things, so that's awesome.

So, if you've already donated, THANK YOU!! And if you haven't, please consider it...if you're unable to, prayers and well-wishes are accepted, too :-)

♥ Ria
Visit www.freewebs.com/surgeryforstubby for more info!

Current mood: grateful

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11:35AM - UPDATE: Reaching out for support...

I recently posted a fund-raising request for donations to help cover the costs of extensive dental surgery for Stubby, a sweet little guy I'm fostering. Several folks suggested that they'd feel more comfortable donating directly to the vet's office than to me, which I understand completely. I thought that was a great idea, so I contacted my vet's office today, and they've graciously agreed to accept check and/or credit/debit card donations on Stubby's behalf.

Checks can be made payable to Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic. Please be sure to reference 'Account #30919' in the check's memo field.

Credit/debit card donations can be taken over the phone by calling (937) 435-3262. Again, please be sure to reference Account #30919. Their mailing address is:

Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic
5655 Bigger Rd.
Kettering, OH 45440

Thank you so much to those who have already donated!

Ria Kapluck

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Monday, June 16, 2008

5:04PM - A New Social Network For Pet Lovers!

Hey guys, I thought you all might be really interested in ZooToo.com which is a new social network for animal lovers (just like I said in the subject haha). I actually found my groomer with it using their pet services function. So if you're like me and have a dog AND a cat, this is a place where you can put them (and other kinds of pets/animals) up in your own zoo. there's also pet news, meet-up groups, product reviews by members, and tons of other stuff.

Anyway, just thought I'd share. I'm looking to gain friends on there! OH and i almost forgot to mention that they do good for the animal community by making over shelters and giving a portion of the ad rev gained by people being on the site to shelters. i think that the more you use the site/invite people/make friends, the more $$ goes to the shelter of your choice... hence my motivation to get friends!!!!

Add me!!!!

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

2:06PM - Reaching out for support...

My name is Ria, and I've created an LJ on behalf of a sweet little guy named Stubby. A friend asked me to provide a temporary home for Stubby, as well as try to find him a forever home, and I was happy to oblige. I knew that Stubby hadn't been to the vet in a few years, and would need to be caught up on his vaccinations and receive a clean bill of health before I could find a forever home for him.

However, when I took him in for his exam, the doctor determined that his oral health was deteriorated to such an extent that Stubby would need to undergo extensive surgery to extract all of his teeth and repair the damage to his gums and jawbones. As you can imagine, that kind of surgery is very, very expensive, and I if I had the means to pay for it on my own, I would do so in a heartbeat. That's where you come in...

I've created a website called www.freewebs.com/surgeryforstubby, where you can learn a little more about Stubby as well as make donations in any amount to help cover the cost of the surgery. For every $5 donated, you'll receive an entry in the Thank You Raffle for a chance at the Grand Prize of a $50 SuperCertificate to www.GiftCertificates.com

My fundraising goal is $1,200...any money raised that exceeds the goal amount will be donated to SICSA (The Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals, which is a wonderful no-kill shelter here in Kettering, Ohio.

I'm asking for your support as I try to improve Stubby's life. Several people have told me to "just put him down, it's not worth it"...as far as I'm concerned, this is not an option. He's only four years old, and with this surgery, will lead a long, happy life. Please consider donating...even $1 will help! Even if all you can do is share the website with your friends and fellow animal lovers, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for your time, and thank you for all the work you do to help our furry friends! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

I want to make it very clear that my one and only goal in creating the website and corresponding LJ is to raise the funds necessary to get Stubby on the road to health and happiness. I am not affiliated with any shelter or rescue group...I'm just one person trying to make a difference in one animal's life, in any way that I can.

Ria K.

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Current mood: hopeful

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

5:44PM - Any cat lovers in Georgia?

I have been alerted about 42 cats that are on the URGENT list at the Coweta County Animal Control. Some have been on the list for over a week and could be euthanized at any time. There are cats of all colors and ages. The largest group is the tiny kittens who won't even get a chance to live their lives. Adoptions must be made in person, unfortunately. We need people willing to adopt from Georgia and beyond. Transport can be arranged. We need people in the area that can pull these cats to get them off death row until foster, rescue, adoption, and transport can be arranged. I have a list of transport groups to transport to adopters further away.

Here are some of their pretty faces:

Go here to view all of the cats and kittens in urgent need & info on all pictured here:

Click here for more urgent cats: http://www.shelterrescue.org/id5.html

Click here for more urgent kittens: http://www.shelterrescue.org/id57.html

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

2:03PM - Cats in need of help!

I posted info about my animal welfare blog and many people were making a fuss over there being no reference to cats. I give you this:

The Tiger Ranch cat sanctuary located in Frazer, PA was raided recently, upon which PSPCA workers found around 600 cats on the property, including 200 dead ones in freezers. The majority of the living cats were infected with various parasites, respiratory diseases, mouth, nose, and eye infections, along with many other illnesses. Many had to be euthanized, as they were already dying from starvation or other disease due to lack of veterinary care. The owner is facing 593 counts of animal cruelty. The PSPCA is in need of donations for the continued care of these cats so they can find forever homes. Please click on the link to my blog to find out more information, how to help, and how to adopt one of the surviving cats.


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