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Neal Janzen Free

My wife and I foster cats/kittens. The organization is "Cause4cats" found at cause4cats.org. So many needy cats..so many irresponsible people.

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  1. 11 days ago on Ten Cats

    Update on the “burn babies”!Pleased to announce they have healed completely with no side effects that I can find! They will be transported today to an Oregon rescue that is in need of kittens! So a very happy ending for them. The only damage is some parts of ears missing. scars on nose’s and toes. Otherwise they are fit and healthy. We gave them their shots and they are good to go for the trip. Thank you all for your concern and good thoughts.

    Tuffy ( I forgot which one of you named him for us) is doing better. He has a serious vision problem and there is not much they can do for him. He is virtually blind, but does not seem to mind, He plays but you have to get close to him and then he can see “something” and becomes a kitten. He will be a special needs baby..all his fur has grown back and he has put on weight. Another happy ending. He very likely will stay here. I am not sure yet. Thank you all..enjoy your summer!

  2. 26 days ago on Ten Cats

    It’s a very good sign! It can only get better.

  3. about 1 month ago on Ten Cats

    We have a new rescue! Small black kitten (13 ounces) found in a patch of weeds and barbed wire. His eyes glued shut due to infection and his tail is gone. I mean there is not even a stub! It was a long day but we got his eyes open, soaking with warm water then ointment. I thing he has sight, not real sure yet. He reacts to sound and has a HUGE voice! The person who found him posted him on facebook. I don’t know why people who find kittens in this day and age give them dairy milk??? I think it is due to cartoons or old information. I fear a diarrhea, but he is on antibiotics and the proper milk laced with baby food. I think he will make it, just not sure what we have yet. No name..can’t think of one and I don’t like Stubby or Stumpy. He is sleeping now safe in his own crate with a fuzzy buddy and a warming disc. He is home.

  4. about 1 month ago on Ten Cats

    UPDATE ON THE BURNED KITTENS!They are all doing well. Fur has grown back, but the whiskers as I understand it, will eventually fall out and be replaced. It will take time. We had one fairly serious infection that was fixed cured with antibiotics. Kittens get such tiny amounts that they are easy to medicate. They play and run in their crate. Each having a favorite toy or fuzzy buddy to play with when they tire of each other. They eat well and are putting on weight. They are at the “cute” stage where their ears look too big for their heads!

    Thanks to all for your kind words. I really did not want to foster any more as I am on the wrong side of 75, but then my heart doctor said “but, you are on the right side of 80!”. They will find forever homes, in due time. In the mean time they will get all the love and care they can stand! Be well everyone.

  5. about 2 months ago on Ten Cats

    We had to take in 3 more kittens even though we “tried” to stop fostering kittens. These little guys are special. They were rescued from a old “sump” where someone of questionable origin decided it would be fun to set fire to a mom and her 4 babies (about 4 weeks old). The mom did what most feral moms do, they will save one, usually the strongest and abandon the rest. A nearby resident saw this incident and called police and fire. The culprit had poured a ring of gas around them and set it off. The neighbor got the babies and brought them to us. They are missing some whiskers..fur is burned in some areas and tiny noses and ears are burned. We put them all on a course of antibiotics and have them in a large crate, with fuzzy buddies’ beds water and food. They would not eat at first so had to syringed with cat milk mixed with baby food. This was about two weeks ago and they all are eating well and now playing and rolling around their cage. Best of all they are healing. So lets welcome “Maxie, Brick and Peewee” to their new world. They should re home easily as they are cute. Their burns will heal, but they will have scars. I am hoping there is a special hell for the person or persons responsible for trying to burn a beautiful group of kittens. Who knows, maybe they would have not made it as a feral..now they have a chance. Have a great weekend everyone.

  6. about 2 months ago on Ten Cats

    Most insurance companies no longer require estimates (at least the majors) so it may be easier than you think. Good luck!

  7. about 2 months ago on Ten Cats

    Your pain is felt by all of us. It will pass and then you can think of her and smile.

  8. 3 months ago on Ten Cats

    Glad to see everyone is still around. My wife and I continue to rescue, trap, neuter and release and do the best we can with feral colonies located all over our town. It’s and endless and thankless task. Just yesterday someone left a small box, all taped up with 4 kittens inside. Malnourished and with the worse flea infestation one can imagine. A foster has them, got them bathed and fed. They are very weak..hope they make it. Got to be a special place in hell for people who abuse cats/kittens. I would like to do more, but a heart condition is keeping me down some. Glad to see everyone…been awhile.

  9. 3 months ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    I have Hemochromatosis !! It is NOT fatal. I have had it all of my 76 years but was only discovered about 10 years ago. It is controlled by having blood drawn every once in awhile. At first they took a pint a week, but now it’s once or twice a year. What is odd, doctors do not test for it routinely? I do not know why. Simple blood test. I am a carrier so all my kids had to be tested. They do not have it. My iron levels are now normal, but some damage was done to my liver and kidneys. Life goes on..but fatal not from that disease.

  10. 7 months ago on Navigation Changes: Everything You Need To Know About The New Nav

    This sucks