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Monday, July 25, 2011

A Rescued Cat Called Nishi

Mark and I were walking to the restaurant when I heard a weird noise. It's like a crying bird. The street was still busy so I couldn't really tell where it's coming from. Mark didn't hear it so I thought I was nothing and proceeded to dinner.

After 2 hours, we headed back home taking the same street and I heard the same crying bird again. We tried to look for it, and there, we found this tiny calico kitten, about 2 weeks old, crying non-stop while laying in a small ditch at the middle of the walk way in Leviste St. Imagine, it was a busy evening, and yet nobody gave a shit to even pick up and put this little creature somewhere safe. Mark panicked and immediately picked up the kitten. She was very weak and filthy with street dirt. I didn't know what to do. I didn't want to touch the little kitten as it freaks me out. I never had a pet before. We both didn't know what to do with her because our building admin doesn't allow pets in the condo. But we couldn't just leave her like that. We took her to our building and was immediately stopped by the guards. We talked to them and promise to take her to a shelter the next day, and that we are just going to feed it.

Since Mark have experience with cats, he knew that cow's milk is not good for them so he just cleaned the little kitten, and then googled for a milk substitute just to get by through the night. Then we took the shade off our lamp and used it to warm the little kitten up. Everything improvised.

I was very stressed that evening because I was afraid the kitten might not make it through the night. I was also stressed that we don't know any shelter that would take in the cat. Plus, this kitten cries so much and so loud - I was stressed to be confronted by the guards again and get me pressured to get rid of the kitten.

The next day, we took her to the vet for check up. She was a strong kitten. She didn't even sip the improvised milk that Mark prepared for her, but she seemed to be OK. She was checked up, got her nails trimmed, and got kitten replacement milk for her. She also had been tested for worms etc.

And that's where it all started. Eventually, we decided to keep her, and kept her a secret :). I fell in love with Nishi. She have changed my life to something better. She's the reason why I help and rescue cats in need. She have opened my eyes, and she was an instrument to awaken my compassion for the stray cats/dogs population, and at the same time act on it. She's my inspiration.

I recently compiled all the video clips we have collected from the beginning we got her, how we nurtured her, and now that she's full grown. I hope this inspires everyone to care and give those stray cats a second chance in life.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Annie and Nikki

There were 3 kittens found in Greenbelt 5, roaming around at some posh restaurant, when a customer complained about their presence. The management immediately told the janitor to "get rid" of the kittens. Well, if you are from here, "getting rid" would mean throw them away. Luckily, the kind-hearted janitor took them to Bow and Wow employees instead, since he probably couldn't keep them. The pet store, however, doesn't shelter stray animals, but they are known to support animal welfare groups, so they took the kittens and hoped that their customers might have the heart to adopt them. One got adopted immediately, and two were left.

Mark went to Bow and Wow just in time before they close to get cat supplies and saw these two little babies in a box. The Bow and Wow vet explained where they came from and they would really need someone to take them in. Mark couldn't turn his back, but at the same time he couldn't carry these kittens because he didn't have a carrier and he went there on foot, he didn't bring our car. Then someone came. He said he can't take the kittens because he is full, but he can donate a carrier so Mark can safely bring them home.

We named these two kittens Annie and Nikki, after the two vets from Bow and Wow. They were very aloof and scared in the beginning. They hiss at us non-stop. But after two days, they began to be OK. The two are inseparable. They are about a month old and very playful. As much as we want to keep them, we have a very limited space, plus we already own four full grown cats. So we are sending them up for adoption, and currently looking for a loving and caring home for them. If you are interested, please shoot me a comment and I'll get back with you. It would be sad to separate them so we prefer to get them adopted together.

Annie and Nikkie posing.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Finding Haydi

Today, we found Haydi, a 3 month old, black, female cat, laying helpless along the PLDT building going to the walk way to Greenbelt. As always, there were hundreds of people walk pass her ignoring her existence and condition laying on that path. As normal, nobody gave a shit. It was similar to the rescue experience we had with Freddie, where the cat was just lying lifeless that we first thought was dead. Haydi hardly moved. Her eyes were filled with mucus, head balding from an infected wound. I offered her food but she wouldn't eat. We immediately put her in a re-usable shopping bag since we didn't have anything with us to carry her along. She was in a very weak state and didn't even try to object.

Mark brought her to the Animal House clinic. We found out that she's badly dehydrated, and she have a respiratory infection. The wound in the head was also pretty infected. She'll be confined in the Animal clinic for about 3 days, has been dewormed and cleaned. I'm glad we found her just in time. Soon we will be needing a loving home for her too.