We need your help with stray cats in Chelsea! Urgent need!

We need volunteers who can carry, trap, and transport cats to our spay/neuter clinics.  We need people who are strong, energetic and can drive cats to clinics and then bring them back to return them.

We are also looking for people who can hold the cats before and after the clinics for a few days(maybe longer if we are looking for a transfer group).

Check out this great video by Hannah Shaw, aka The Kitten Lady, and you can learn all that there is to trapping.

Please email hubcatschelsea@gmail.com if you can help us!   

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What does it mean to be a Tiny Tiger

What does it mean to be a “Tiny Tiger”. Here are some photos of a group of kittens that came in to Broken Tail Rescue at about 3.5 months of age needing socialization. Some call is deferalizing and I call it “fluff and fold”. You will see that with attentive foster care you can make a difference in the lives of these kittens by teaching them to play, trust and love! The first photo is when they first came in and then the last is before being ready for adoption. You can see the difference. Please consider becoming a foster home today and share this post with your friends.

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One Painful Paw

One of HubCats recently trapped Chelsea cats needed one of her deformed toes amputated. She had an awful ingrown claw. The ingrown toenail was the size and shape of a medium sized button. The Vet told us that she had to be in a lot of pain and should feel much better once the amputation heals. She fortunately was trapped by a volunteer and is now spayed, vaccinated, and should be adopted in the future, since she turned out to be friendly, like many of the stray cats in Chelsea. She also had kittens while living in the streets, but sadly since mom was so malnourished and underweight and the kittens were so riddled with fleas and ear-mites, unfortunately not all of them survived. We were able to trap the two surviving kittens, who are feral, and now being socialized and fostered at another volunteer’s home. She is just one example of the many problems cats can have living on their own in the streets. A lot of the time it is much worse than this case. She is one of the lucky ones to be rescued before it was too late for her and the rest of her kittens.

A Successful Trip To North Grafton Tufts Feral Cat Clinic

Sunday, 9.11.16 turned out to be a long but very productive day. Volunteers drove twelve homeless stray and feral cats and kittens from Chelsea that were trapped by volunteers Carole and Sufra all the way to North Grafton Tufts clinic to get them spayed/neutered/vaccinated & flea treated and it was a success because they took in and vetted all twelve cats and kittens without any question or hesitation even though we had appointment for ten. The need in Chelsea is so great that we wish we could get appointment for at least 20 and could fit 20 in the vehicle but we are happy to have twelve less cats reproducing adding to the cat overpopulation and homelessness.
Special thanks to volunteer Carole P. for doing the hard work of trapping most of the cats/kittens and recovering them plus also thanks to volunteer Michael C. for the use of his new SUV and driving the cats back and forth to/from the clinic.

Update on Gus a Chelsea Cat in foster care

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It has been a challenging week for sweet little Gus. He was at the vet for two days and nights because he got 6 teeth pulled – and he was neutered! Gus is currently on Clavimox (an antibiotic), lysine and forti-flora (probiotics), and his pain medication. He is a trooper!
Once Gus recovers from surgery, his mouth should feel much better. Blood work confirmed that Gus is felv+ and I am uncertain if it presented any new findings. Brit (from MRFRS/Salisbury, MA) might have more current medical info on Gus.
It is clear to me that our little boy is very sweet – and also hurt, scared and lacking confidence.
We are working to fatten him up with the best food possible. He loves Fancy Feast broths because his mouth still hurts.

 

Fix your cat for $20!

Attention Chelsea, Lynn and East Boston cat owners!

Need to fix your cat? The Catmobile is offering $20 spay/neuter packages through AUGUST & SEPTEMBER!

Our mobile surgical van makes it so convenient and affordable to spay or neuter your cat. In addition to the surgery, all appointments include a brief exam by our vet, rabies vaccine, FVRCP vaccine, and nail trim.
Appointments are available now and this offer is valid through 9/30/16 at any of our locations! Check our calendar to see when we’ll be in your area next at catmobile.org. Contact us today to reserve your spot, or for more information. Call 978-465-1940 or make a reservation online by clicking here.