Here’s the story of a lovely lady
We have a new baby in the house! Well, not actually a baby, but a new kitten, or cat, or somewhere in between. I’ve become a cat rescue foster mom – and now have become thoroughly familiar with how to give a cat Advantage Flea Control medication and a flea bath.
And the story goes like this …
My youngest daughter found a kitten on her doorstep who was hanging around her condo complex. Sometimes kitty would hang out at the pool area, or right in the middle of the parking lot. My daughter would feed the kitten, but as she already has a house cat almost one year old, and also has a dog, a Beagle puppy, until they get a house, that’s enough animals for her.
After returning from BJ’s Wholesale Club one evening with my daughter, I was designated as the one who was to take kitty to the Humane Society to be placed for adoption the next morning. When I got home and opened the front door, the Hubster thought I was lugging in groceries. Umm, no, said I. It’s a cat carrier.
Short story – I’ve always been a softie when it comes to cats and dogs. After posting a notice on Facebook and around my office looking for a good home for kitty – I chickened out, and decided to keep the cat. Actually, she purrs more than the Hubster does, so kitty stays, and is now named Mocha Latte (since I spend so much time at Dunkin Donuts!)
Of course, kitty needed to get checked out at the Vet and receive vaccinations for rabies, distemper, a feline leukemia test, de-worming, blood work, fleas …. Did I say fleas? Here’s the breakdown of the bill:
- Exam – Office Visit $50
- MW – Medical Waste Fee $2.50
- Fecal Ova and Parasites by Zin $19.00
- Drontal Feline/In House $11.70
- Rabies 1 Year $19.00
- FVRCP Series $25.00
- FeLV/FIV/HWT Test $60.00
- Capstar 2-25lb. Tablet/Each $7.75
And then there was the Advantage Flea Control Treatment that my Vet recommended that I buy and apply monthly.
How to Eliminate Fleas On Your Pet With a Flea Treatment Bath
We have an appointment to get Mocha spayed in October through the TEAM Mobile Feline Unit. TEAM is a project of Tait’s Every Animal Matters. Team enables you to have your kitty spayed or neutered and vaccinated for about only $77.oo The fee includes spay or neuter surgery, exam, vaccinations (which include rabies, distemper, upper /lower respiratory infection), nail trim & ear mite treatment if needed.
The van visits select locations and you drop kitty off about 9 am and pick up at about 3 pm in the afternoon.
It’s such a wonderful feeling to know that we’ve rescued an abandoned cat, and she’s reciprocating with so much luv and affection!
She even gets along with the grand-dogs and my 13 yr old cat – watch for another Guest Post from The Cat.
Have you ever rescued an animal?
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