"We love our sponsored kitties from the Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary! Natasha and Mike are our sisfur and brofur in spirit. Please visit www.blindcatrescue.com and learn how you can help these very special cats."
Nicknames: No nicknames for me. I'm far to0 dignified for that. Call me Catfish. That's all - just Catfish.
Birthday: September 23rd 2002
Coloration: Black and White
Likes: Having his beautiful fur coat brushed! He will even climb up on the cabinet where his brush is kept and try to work his paw into the drawer to drag out the brush. Catfish will sit forever as long as he's being groomed whether by me or his brothers.
Pet-Peeves: When his mama won't let him sleep out at night. When his nap is interrupted, Catfish looks very irritated. That is, unless the interruption is for cat food!
Favorite Toy: Catfish is too dignified for toys. He enjoys playing with our other cats, though.
Favorite Nap Spot: On our laps! He loves to climb on us when we're watching TV and fall asleep.
Favorite Food: Cat treats, mostly chicken flavored Pounce. He's not big on 'people food'.
Skills: Catfish is our protector. He has been known to get between me and a strange dog, growling in warning. He keeps an eye on our property, always knowing if someone's around who doesn't 'belong'.
indoors and outdoors
Arrival Story: Catfish just turned up in our backyard. He'd been living in the woods behind the house. There were signs around the neighborhood about a family missing a black and white cat. We were so excited that we'd found their cat! We called, and they rushed over - only to discover it wasn't their cat.
We gradually coaxed him out, but once he learned to trust us, he became our Protector, a job he takes extremely seriously. Catfish keeps an eye out on all his domain, taking offense to any other animal who strays onto his turf. He's a fighter, averaging a trip to the vet every couple of months. He never complains, though, as the vet treats his wounds. Guess he figures it's just part of his responsibility as our Protector. To his humans, our friends, and his brothers & sister, he's a very loving, affectionate cat.
Bio: Catfish's name comes from his broad face and long, long whiskers. He has beautiful, thick fur and just loves to be brushed. He's a tuxedo coloration but he's certainly not a formal kitty! Catfish is a real outdoorsman. No formal attire for him!
Blind Cat Rescue is a wonderful place in North Carolina, offering a safe haven for cats who otherwise would face almost certain death. Please visit their website to learn more, make a donation, or sponsor a wonderful blind cat.
Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary
Helping Blind Cats See a Future!
My Meowmy asked me to write a diary entry today for a very special cause!
I have two brofurs who are blind and one sisfur who is visually impaired. My angel sisfur, Scarlett, was blind while she was on Earth.
Did you know that even 'no-kill' shelters sometimes euthanize blind cats because they are considered 'unadoptable'?
Did you realize that a blind, black blind cat - like our Bones and Charcoal - stands virtually no hope of adoption?
That cats can become blind due to birth defects, trauma, untreated disease, and yes, even human cruelty?
Did you also know that blind cats love to climb??
That we love to play with cat toys??
That we run and jump and enjoy life JUST LIKE OTHER CATS?
Did you know that there's a very special place for blind cats? A place where they are treated with love, respect, and care? It's TRUE!
This heaven-on-earth for blind cats is Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary of North Carolina, featured in the June, 2010 issue of Cat Fancy. www.blindcatrescue.com
BCR is the dream and life's work of a very special woman, and the Sanctuary depends on the sponsorships of the cats and donations from caring people around the world.
But YOU can help BCR today and everyday in the Shelter Challenge at The Animal Rescue Site! It's FREE and EASY and it can truly make a difference.
Our Stevie, Bones, Scarlett, and Charcoal are some of the lucky ones. They found a loving, caring home, thanks to messages sent to my Meowmy from BCR! Other kitties need the resources only a Rescue can provide.
Won't you help by voting today and every day during the contest for Blind Cat Rescue of NC? (Don't forget to confirm your vote by identifying the animal photo shown after you vote!)
So many of you have supported Meowmy, Mama Terry and their friends' quest to find Justice for Eve, the sweet kitten who died shortly after being adopted from Okefenokee Humane Society in Waycross, GA. You can read all about Eve on her Catster page:
I asked Meowmy to update you on a positive development!! A man from the GA Department of Agriculture answered Meowmy's (third) email to that office! He asked for Eve's medical records, saying they were necessary for an inquiry to proceed. Of course, Meowmy sent them right away. So it looks like someone has noticed us!! PURRRRRR!!!
This may take time. (Has the government ever moved quickly??) We promise to keep you updated when we have news.
For all who care about Eve, please take a moment and sign her petition, if you haven't already. It's never to late to take a stand for all the animals still at Okefenokee HS. Thank you for caring so much!!!!
It snowed today but Meowmy says there are a few stars peeking through the clouds. She says if I make a wish, it might come true. I'm going to make TWO wishes! And YOU can help them come true!!!
Many of you have read the heartbreaking story of my sisfur Eve. I never got to meet Eve, due to the neglect she suffered at Okefenokee Humane Society in Waycross, GA (Ware Co.) Meowmy and Eve's to-be adoptive Mommy Terry, along with their friends, are asking everyone to write snail mails or emails to the folks on the list below. Be polite but ask for an investigation into the conditions at OHS. So far, we have had only one noncommittal reply. You can read my back diary entries for that actual letter. If enough of us write and express our concern for the animals still there, surely someone will listen to us. Please help us bring Justice for Eve!!
http://www.catster.com/cats/1086369 (Eve's Page)
http://blogs.catster.com/the-cats-meow-a-cat-a nd-kitten-blog/humane-society-it%e2%80%99s-not-always-a-paws ative-place-part-1/2010/02/16/(Part One of the Catster blog about Eve)
Eve's Petition: You can sign now!
People to Write for Justice for Eve: (Email is fine, but sometimes 'snail mail' gets more attention and is harder to ignore. We only have emails for some people.)
Jim Brown. email@example.com County Commissioner
Carlos Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org County Commissioner
Victor Aldridge email@example.com County Commissioner
Kathy Davis ( not animal friendly) firstname.lastname@example.org County Commissioner
Gene Dixon phone (912) 285-1319 County Commissioner
The mailing address for those listed above is:
Ware County Board of Commissioners
P.O. Box 1069
Waycross, GA 31502-1069
Gail Boyd email@example.com County Manager
No Address for the OHS Board Members but here are the emails:
Deen Strickland firstname.lastname@example.org O.H.S Board President
Dr. Jim Morton email@example.com O.H.S. Vice President
Sirena Cady firstname.lastname@example.org, OHS Treasurer
Susan Winge email@example.com OHS Board Secretary.
Dr. Wes Blount firstname.lastname@example.org
OHS Board Member Veterinarian ( Was doing weekly visits)
Darla Moumberg email@example.com OHS board Member
Millie Hopkins Millie@wayxcable.com Board Member past president
Heidi Flowers. firstname.lastname@example.org OHS Board Member
You can also snail mail Dr. Blount at this address.
Dr. KT Blount
Satilla Animal Hospital, Inc.
511 City Blvd.
Waycross, Ga. 31501
Dr. Blount is a vet serving on the OHS Board. He is the only person to respond to Meowmy's emails. His very short, very unhelpful response is in my previous diary entry.
GA State Commissioner of Agriculture
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
The man in charge of all shelters receiving public funds in GA.
Division of Animal Protection
Georgia Department of Agriculture
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
It is her responsibility to oversee all shelters in GA that receive public funds. Her office would be the one to conduct such an investigation of OHS.
Even these state officials, whom Meowmy supports with her taxes, will not respond to her emails or letters. Please join those who BeliEVE in Justice for Eve - and all animals who are abused or neglected!
Starlight, star bright, first star I see tonight...I wish I may...I wish I might...find justice for my friend Muppet and the FLOCK cats.
http://www.catster.com/cats/624959 - Muppet's page
Muppet is my furriend, and she's a survivor! She was at a huge cat 'rescue' called FLOCK. These cats were left to starve and several hundred did not make it. Muppet was critical but she was so strong and fought so hard to live! And she did! Best Friends Rescue took over and thanks to hard workers like Muppet's wonderful furever mommy and others, the surviving cats had a chance for happy, healthy lives.
Unfortunately, the case against the bad people who ran FLOCK was DISMISSED!!!! I'm going to quote now from Muppet's diary:
"...And on this note, and the main reason for my diary entry, we are asking all of our Catster friends to please write a letter to our District Attorney, Bob Beckett, letting him know how outraged every animal lover is that his office failed to properly see that there was justice for Flock. Although he has filed an appeal, we want Bob Beckett to know just how many eyes are upon him and how he better not let his office mess it up this time! Meomy was told that this case was ‘purposely hidden so the outcome would be a dismissal.’ And in today’s paper it states, “Beckett’s notice of appeal was filed yesterday. Gibson (General Council for FLOCK) said that surprised him because he and Beckett had struck a deal that the case would go no further.” Struck a deal? Humph!!
If everyone who cares about this case could please write a 'snail mail' letter to Bob Beckett, it could really help this case a lot. We need a flood of mail to come in. And thank you to everyone who already have sent letters! *grateful hugs*"
Mr. Robert Beckett
District Attorney, Nye County
1520 E Basin Ave
Pahrump, NV 89060
I'm just one cat, but I speak for so many when I beg you to write to DA Beckett and to those with authority over Okefenokee Humane Society. Sadly, neglect and abuse of helpless animals happens every day. Usually there isn't much we can do. Here is the chance for caring, truly HUMANE people like my Meowmy and Muppet's Mommy to join your voices together and take action! Write DA Beckett, please. Write or email those in Ware County who can help the poor animals still at OHS.
You CAN make a real difference! They may ignore a few of us, but they cannot ignore us ALL.
Bless you for caring! Thank you so very much, HQ, for giving us the opportunity to inform Catsters and Dogsters about these heartbreaking cases. We love Catster!!!