When cats are rescued, many of them need additional care and healing before they are ready to find their forever home. This is where nursing homes come into play. In the homes of cat lovers with a special healing gift, kittens get better from diseases, heal injuries, and learn to be part of families.
Have you ever thought about caring for a cat or kitten?
If so, there are so many reasons to help cats find their homes forever, even if that home isn’t your own. With 3 million cats entering shelters each year and only half that number finding homes, cats need all the help they can get. Caring for cats who might have succumbed to the circumstances will have the chance of long and healthy lives with people they love.
Let’s meet a few cats and kittens who have proven that caring can save lives and provide second chances.
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Cat grooming saves lives
Hawk, one of the many lucky kittens cared for by the youngest old cat lady, had what foster mother Ashley called a bad twin. He was born with a kidney that just didn’t work and swelled so big that it’s a surprise the thing didn’t burst. But the adorable kitten made it through surgery with flying colors. Recently he was able to play with the other kittens again and soon he will be ready for adoption. Check out his before and after photo to see the difference!
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Ash was taken into the care of Alley Cat Rescue after his jaw fractured during a domestic disturbance situation. Through one of her affiliated foster families, this cute gray cat was given the chance to heal herself from surgery and a wired jaw in comfort and love. Now Ash is looking for a forever home that will make him the sucker he was always meant to be!
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Meet Pierre! This cute kitten and her littermates are grooming with Bay Area Baby Cats. Pierre and some of his siblings were suffering from serious eye infections at the time of their rescue. Eventually Pierre’s eye burst and had to be removed. But now he’s on his way to being a healthy kitten looking for his eternal family.
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Keep scrolling to find more cats saved through care!
Say hello to King Arthur from Music City Kitties! This noble boy came into the foster family with an eye infection and even though he wasn’t feeling well he was still a Lovebug who made cookies with the best. As a 10 year old older cat, Arthur found it harder to find his home forever as many people look for kittens first. Thanks to his devoted foster family, this king of cats has been adopted!
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Vincent was a wild boy who showed up with open wounds and missing fur covered in mange. Super thin, he needed food and grooming, but luckily for this tough black cat, Catman Chris Poole knew how to get him strong and on his paws again. Now Vincent has a forever home and a family that loves him! That doesn’t sound unfortunate at all!
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Would you like to help save cats and kittens through grooming? Contact your local animal shelters and cat rescue groups to learn how you can get involved. Every kitten is important and deserves a happy home!
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