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Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingFriday, September 22nd, 2017 at 11:58am
Our friend Christie is an amazing rescuer who does TNR in Brooklyn and has rescued countless cats. A few days ago, she posted about a huge, friendly orange cat who had been dumped in Coney Island. Christie took him to the vet, where she discovered that he was neutered, about 3 years old, negative for FIV and feline leukemia. not microchipped, weighed 16 lbs., and had a rip-roaring infestation of ear mites, which was treated at once. Then she posted him, knowing that we would see him.

Our partiality for orange cats is known to all our friends. Of course we immediately offered to take him! Then we insisted that she rename him Randolph, just because we like imposing, distinctive names and we thought it suited him.

It took a few days to arrange transport, but thanks to the Mayor's Alliance Wheels of Hope program, Randolph is arriving tomorrow.

Isn't he gorgeous? Randolph will be up for adoption in a few days. If you are interested in adopting Randolph, please email magnificatrescue@gmail.com
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingTuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 11:46am
The Attila Report

It is astonishing how Kris's cats have accepted Attila and how, brain damaged though he is, he has found his routine and his place in the household. The other cats treat him with tenderness, as if they know that Attila is handicapped and needs special care. First it was Enzo grooming him. Now it is Henri, the FIV positive Mr. Sociable, who watches over Attila.

In the morning, Attila has his breakfast and then moves slowly to a patch of sunlight and stays there for hours, napping or staring into the distance. He does not move much, but when he does, it is to move closer to Henri. At night, Attila used to sleep alone, but now Henri keeps him company in the cat bed. It is as if he realizes that Attila needs his presence to feel safe.

Here they are, Attila at the top of the bed and his guardian, Henri.
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingMonday, September 18th, 2017 at 7:32am
Our boy Nick is having painful post surgical problems after his full-mouth extraction.

His foster, Jane Masterson, took him to City Vet today. He had eaten fine the first three days after he came home, but for the past two days, he seemed uninterested in food and just not himself.

Dr. Merinder wasn't there today, but Dr. Romero examined him. Poor Nick has a mouth infection. There was pus in a few areas, and he must have been in considerable pain. Nick got his mouth flushed out, a shot of long-lasting buprenex that will provide pain relief for 72 hours, a shot of cerenia for the nausea he must have been feeling, and was sent home on clavamox for the infection.

There is always a greater risk of surgical complications with FIV cats, but we did not have a choice, Poor Nick was in excruciating agony from the stomatitis - he HAD to have the surgery. Nick got and is getting great care at City Vet, so we are hopeful he will improve rapidly.

We'd like to pay tribute here to Jane, who has been extraordinary. She has lavished love on Nick, who has stayed far longer than he was supposed to in what was an emergency and very temporary foster home. At considerable inconvenience to herself, she has taken wonderful care of Nick. We are beyond grateful and want to acknowledge that publicly.

And no, before anybody suggests that she adopt him, it cannot be. Jane has other, much loved cats, and Nick hates other cats as much as he loves humans. He has to be an only cat in a home of his own.

Please send good thoughts for Nick's recovery.
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingMonday, September 18th, 2017 at 4:31am
Very interesting study.

We are not a kitten rescue, but on those occasions when we take in kittens or a nursing family, we make it a point to keep the kittens with their mother until they are at least 12 weeks old.

https://phys.org/news/2017-09-weaning-behavioural-problems-cats.html
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingSunday, September 17th, 2017 at 6:46am
Please share!

Delightful, very bonded feline pair looking for a home

Cotton Ball and his much younger housemate Nick ended up at the New York City ACC. We pulled them on the day they were going to be euthanized, thanks to an offer to foster from Lisa of Dutchie and Renee Senior Cat Rescue.

Cotton Ball has astonishing, sparkling blue eyes and is the happiest, most affectionate cat ever, always willing to play. Nick, gentle and equally affectionate, loves Cotton Ball and follows his lead everywhere. They are tightly bonded and MUST stay together.

There is mass confusion over their ages. The ACC put Cotton Ball down as 13, because that is what the person surrendering him said, but noted on his paperwork that he seemed much younger. He looks and acts like a five-year-old cat. We think a fair assessment of his age is somewhere between 7-10 years . Nick is supposedly four years old, but he, too, seems younger. The age difference does not seem to matter to them at all, for they adore each other. They are being fostered in New Jersey.

They are a truly wonderful pair.

Both are neutered, vaccinated, tested (negative for FIV and FeLV) and microchipped. Interested in adopting Cotton Ball and Nick? Please email magnificatrescue@gmail.com
Magnificat Cat Rescue and Rehoming
Magnificat Cat Rescue and RehomingThursday, September 14th, 2017 at 11:32am
The Attila Report

Attila's severe frontal lobe damage has left him unable to groom himself. Kris, his foster mother, does what she can with a wet washcloth, but even so, Attila's lack of personal hygiene seems to drive the other cats crazy, particularly Enzo, Kris's big gray cat who long ago appointed himself as Official Welcomer to Other Cats.

This week, Enzo had had enough. He pulled Attila over and proceeded to lick him clean. Attila took it very calmly. Poor cat, it probably felt good to have a feline friend grooming him.
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