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We need your help!⁣

This past month has been quite a journey within our rescue, Feral to Family. For those that come to our café, you see the beautiful kittens and cats and their happy and healthy faces - but often don’t get to see the real story behind each animal, and sometimes what it takes to make sure they survive. ⁣⁣
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We are a rescue that tries our best never to say no; we take in the abandoned, sick, and abused, and work hard to do our best to give them a chance at a better life. ⁣⁣
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Since the start and opening of Catpurrccinos, we have found forever homes for nearly 400 cats and kittens, and have helped, rehabbed or TNR’d (trap-neutered-released) hundreds more.⁣⁣
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Without the help of our existing and newer volunteers, and the amazing Dr. Laurie Buscemi of the great Garden City Veterinary Care, we could not do what we do.⁣⁣
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At this current time, we have over 145 cats and kittens in our care - all within Catpurrccinos or loving foster homes. As you may have heard of 'kitten season' - that number easily continues to climb, sometimes to hard to manage numbers (this week alone we brought in a litter of 5, and two different little ones who needed urgent medical care).⁣⁣
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With each intake, comes a medical visit - and if severe, multiple visits - which quickly adds up to unimaginable numbers. These past few weeks we have seen more sick kittens in need than usual and need your help to have their health and spirits thrive! Just to get an idea, below you will find some of the few intakes we have encountered these past weeks. In addition to those, we have seen an outbreak of Limping Calici in many young kittens, resulting in many hospitalizations. We currently have 7 kittens at the hospital for days of care with 105+ fevers who are being treated around the clock!⁣⁣
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⁣All of this and much more, leaves our current balance at our emergency vets at $10,500.00 and climbing.⁣⁣
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We fund our rescue completely on our own through purchases at Catpurrccinos and some great donors. But we could really use your extra help more now than before to keep these innocent and fragile babies healthy and happy. Please consider donating to our rescue to help with our medical bills to allow us to keep our mission going strong. ⁣ Any monetary donation can be made directly through our rescue website, feraltofamily.com/donations. We are a 501c3 non-profit, and all donations are tax deductible. ⁣

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In April, we took in a feral, yet sweet, pregnant tortie who was hit by a car. When rushed to the hospital, it was determined she would have to have emergency surgery to remove one of her legs, and she lost her kittens, but is now safe at one of our fosters.⁣⁣

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A 5-week-old kitten was found in Garden City, at a Marine base auto shop crying. He has a severe URI and his eyes were pasted shut. He was immediately brought to our 24-hour emergency care veterinarians at West Hills Animals Hospital⁣.⁣

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Four 4-week-old black kittens left alone, mom was taken in a TNR sweep and has not returned. Now safe with a foster.⁣⁣

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Sunday in Brentwood, we got a call about a 5-week-old kitten whose eyes were so bad it was wondering around blind. Islip Animal control also came and suggested putting it down. We took this innocent and dependent baby and brought him to West Hills Animal hospital for treatment. Due to the severity, he will lose his eyes, but we will ensure he gets miles of extra love to make up for it.⁣⁣

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When we trapped Winter, a white feral cat for TNR it was found that, although healthy looking, that she had FELV. It was suggested by many to euthanize her, but instead we held her until we could find a beautiful FELV Sanctuary (at a cost to the rescue of $1000.00) where she could live out her life taken care of. ⁣⁣