Likes: Being with his Mommy, Playing Fetch with Toy Furry Mice, Playing Chase Games with Dagon, and stealing Dagon's crunch
Pet-Peeves: Dagon being in my lap, being on the wrong side of a door, loud noises
Favorite Toy: Furry Toy Mice, playing chase with his Mommsie, playing peek-a-boo around a corner
Favorite Nap Spot: In Mommy's lap, next to Mommy's belly in bed, in a cat bed near a sunshiny window, on the cat tree
Favorite Food: Crunch, Crunch and more Crunch. Phoenix loves hard food but he only gets a small amount here and there because he would eat it until he threw up.
Skills: Loving his Mommy, Being Sweet and Adorable, Looking at you and melting your heart
Arrival Story: Phoenix was adopted from a breeder. We had been emailed some pictures of another kitten and went to see that kitten but ended up with Phoenix instead.
Bio: We had Phoenix three weeks and then he became suddenly ill. He was throwing up, unable to keep anything down. This happened on a Saturday, we took him to the Emergency Vet Hospital. They couldn't see anything wrong with him so they gave him an I.V. of fluids and some medicine to keep him from throwing up and also more fluid under his skin. We took him home. The next day same thing, he couldn't eat or drink, he became dehydrated, he was looking weak and like he was dying. We rushed him back to Emergency on Sunday, they said he was dehydrated and gave him a big ball of fluid under his skin. The next day we took him to our regular vet. They did several tests, a barium (I think it is called) and X-rays and discovered he had an intusseption of the intestine. This is where the intestine collapses into itself and it starts to die off. He actually passed a piece of his own intestine. He was scheduled for surgery on Wednesday and since he had to be observed and kept hydrated he couldn't be left overnight at the vet so we had to take him back to Emergency on Monday and Tuesday night. Wednesday he had surgery and again we had to pick him up and take him to Emergency for after hours care. Our poor little baby was so skinny from not being able to eat (he was only three and 1/2 months old at the time) and he was so scared and in pain. We looked at him inside the carrier when the vet's office handed him to us to take to Emergency and his eyes were almost black he was so scared and hurting, it was so awful and heartbreaking. We didn't know if he would make it. When he was at the vet after his surgery and it was still touch and go if he would pull out of it, every night we were crying about Phoenix. When the phone rang, on Saturday morning we were afraid to answer it. But it was the vet's office telling us he was doing better and we could come and see him. The vet had to remove 6 inches of his intestine but said he should be fine and he has been ever since. He is the sweetest little baby. He is loved very much.
Well it's been over a year since I've been on Catster. Dagon and I along with our Mommsie have gone through some serious changes. Mommsie is going through a divorce and moved out a year ago yesterday. It was hard on Dagon and I the first couple of weeks to a month getting used to our new digs...but Mommsie had a harder time of it.
Mommsie couldn't stand to even look at Aslan's or Beeber's pages cuz it was too sad. So she hopes that other Catster friends will understand why she deleted their pages today since they don't live with us anymore.
Mommsie thought that maybe since it was only Dagon and I that I would learn to accept Dagon more and be a loveable brother towards him...uh...not! I don't mind a good chase now and then but I still don't like sharing the lap pillow Mommsie uses for the both of us. I hate sharing Mommsie with Dagon! She always has to put us back to back on the pillow on her lap so I won't give him a bite. I can't help it....I'm six now ya know and I just don't think I'm going to change my ways and start being all lovey dovey t0 that Dagon brother of mine.
Well hopefully Mom will let me play on Catster a little more now...she is still going through some changes but does miss her Catster friends like I do.
Their mandatory/spay neuter laws and other existing ordinances make it next to impossible to be an animal rescuer....let's see you have to obtain a permit from county animal control and shall meet all requirements for a kennel/cattery license...if you want to be a rescuer you have to have land... If you are rescuing or maintainting eleven (11) or more dogs/cats, a Class II Kennel/Cattery license is required, and the minimum land requirement shall be one acre.
If you want to help save animals from being euthanized you have to have some extra money.....A permitted rescuer obtaining animals from a shelter facility pursuant to Section 6.08.110(G) shall not be subject to the payment of impound fees and charges specified in Section 6.08.110(A), but shall be subject to the spay/neuter deposit specified in Section 6.08.120(A).
The rescuer is also required this: All rescued dogs and rescued cats older than four months must be spayed/neutered prior to releasing to an adopting party. In any event, the animal must be altered within thirty (30) days of receipt by the rescuer. So if the rescuer doesn't get the animal adopted out within 30 days (another next to impossible) they will have to pay to have the animal spayed/neutered or ask for that fee from an adoptee. If woudn't be cost effective to allow a low income or excellent adoptable family to take the animal for free from a rescuer when you have so many fees to pay yourself.
Also, you have to treat your rescue of animals from death as a business: Accurate and complete records of all animals shall be maintained by the animal rescuer on forms which will be made available to county animal control for inspection upon request.
How many people are going to be rescuing animals out of shelters in Riverside County now? How will this type of law and ordinace effect other rescuers of animals about to be euthanized throughout the state?
Wait there is more:
If you are the type of good hearted person that tries to help feral/stray cats by trap and neuter check this out:
It is unlawful for any person to set or maintain an operating trap for a cat unless a sign is posted on the property stating that such a trap is in use on the property. The sign shall be clearly visible from the road serving the property on which the trap is set or maintained and shall remain posted and visible at all times while the trap is in use. Trapping shall not continue for more than ten (10) days in a thirty (30) day period. (See Resolution No. 89-148.).
A crime to feed (harbor) an unspayed or unaltered cat in Riverside!
It shall be unlawful for any person who owns, harbors, or keeps any unspayed or unaltered cat four (4) months of age or older within the unincorporated area of Riverside County to allow or permit such unspayed or unaltered cat to be or remain outdoors in such unincorporated areas.
And don't even think about advertising in the local paper to get an animal a home either in Riverside County without following all of these rules...(a brief excerpt).
A. Any person who within the unincorporated area of Riverside County, or any business entity or other organization located in or doing business in the unincorporated area of Riverside County which, advertises or offers in any manner, puppies or dogs for sale, trade, barter or to be given away for free, must display in such advertisements, announcement or flyer the following information:
1. The license number and name of the licensing agency of each of the mother animals any of whose offspring are so offered (in the case of puppies under four months of age);
2. The license number and name of licensing agency of each of the dogs (in the case of animals four months or more of age);
3. The kennel and/or rescue permit number and name of the permitting agency of the owner of each of the mother animals any of whose offspring are so offered (in the case of puppies under four months of age); and/or
4. The kennel permit and/or rescue number and name of the permitting agency of the owner of each of the dogs so offered (in the case of animals four months or more of age).
Also don't try to go out in public and help get an animal a home:
Prohibition of sales or the giving away of dogs and cats on public property.
No person shall, in the unincorporated area of Riverside County, offer for sale or sell or give away or transfer for adoption any cat, kitten, dog or puppy on any public street, public sidewalk or public park.
Don't you think this makes it harder for the average citizen to help animals get homes?
Look at this Riverside County document. Here you can see that if you are rescuing dogs or cats and if you maintain more than 11 dogs or cats you MUST GET A CLASS II KENNEL/CATTERY LICENSE! If any of the animals are not spayed/nuetered you must pay the annual fee of $280 plus be on one acre of land. I'm not even talking about a breeder here I am talking about animal rescuers! In addition this Riverside document specifies that the cats/dogs must be maintained in a building outside of your home! You are not allowed to bring the cat or dog into your home to live where humans reside. How are rescuers AND responsible breeders suppose to socialize kittens and cats when they can't live with them?
Please read ALL of the rules and laws in Riverside County...it's coming to a town/city/county near you if AB 1634 passes: