November 21, 2016
New Mobile App and Online Scheduling
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Saturday October 10th was a busy day for us, we were alerted and asked to assist in a hoarder case in Granger, Iowa. Thirty cats were left to fend for themselves after their previous owner moved away. As you can imagine, thirty abandoned cats left to their own demise created less than desirable conditions in the house. None the less, we gathered our volunteers who specifically work hoarder cases, along with the proper tools and safety equipment to safely catch the animals. We pledged to take in twelve cats, and successfully caught seven adult cats via live trap. The seven cats caught were scheduled to see our contracted veterinarian for full health exams and spay or neuter surgeries on Tuesday October 13th. The good news, all seven cats tested negative for Feline Leukemia and FIV. However, multiple medical issues were found such as infestation of lice, fleas, and ear mites, we also discovered minor to severe dental disease along with minor issues such as chin acne. Chin acne is well-known to inhabit cats whom eat out of dirty dishes, all were treated and prepped for surgery. All the surgeries were successful, and the cats are on the road to recovery and finding a better life. However, they are not out of the woods yet. These guys will need multiple treatments to combat the multiple infestations each cat is battling. Meanwhile the cats are still searching for their forever homes. As we solely operate and function off donations, this is where it becomes difficult for us as treatment for one cat is expensive, let alone seven.
Without the love and support of our donors none of this would be possible. Even the smallest of donations helps and is immediately put towards the health of the animals. With the help of donations we have the ability to purchase the basic precautionary equipment needed to keep our hoarder case volunteers safe, food and nutrients for all animals regardless of age, appropriate set up for orphaned infant kittens, de-wormer, vaccines, antibiotics, the ability to cover surgery costs, treating underlying illnesses and allows us to continue forward with helping other animal cases while following our goal of off setting the over population of animals in Iowa.
For more information on how to donate, please visit the Donation Page on our website. www.goape.info/donations