Cat uses some of 9 lives….

Yet, with a team effort including 13th St Cats and Dr Rusher’s Rescue Services,  Adrian is alive.  Adrian, a 13th St Cats kitten adopted last year (so just over 1year old now), “left” his home and ended up in an emergency vet a month later, close to death, 2 pounds lighter, a broken tail, 3/4 of which was missing, degloved on his back with hundreds of maggots in the wound,  and a broken leg.  Dr. Rusher and the fosters working closely, were key to saving Adrian.  Those first days were critical.  And then Dr. Rusher and her team donated their services as much as possible, reducing 13th St Cats cost significantly, but still there are expenses including the leg surgery which required a specialist.
You can help fund Adrian’s expenses by donating to 13th St Cats; his webpage has a sponsorship link or just donate to our general efforts at and mention Adrian as your motivation!   Rescues can’t happen without donations, and these are so appreciated, including the Vet’s support.
Adrian at intake
Adiran wound at intake
Adrian after tail amputation
Adrian after tail amputation
Adrian today!
Adrian today

Happy-go-lucky Max needs your help now!

 Max was from a SJACS trapping job we were asked to help on in June.
13th St Cat Rescue adopted him out and he got returned to 13th St Cats in August because he started having seizures.  At the time, he was only 5.5 months old.
After exams and blood work, vets revealed nothing, Max needed to have a MRI brain scan done; it was determined he did have a fluid pocket on his cerebellum, which does not appear to be progressive, and the seizures are now being controlled by medicines.
All the workup on Max has been expensive, particularly the brain scan and neurologist consult was expensive ($2200) and he will require $65 in medicine monthly, so we are reaching out to kind-hearted people to help with these costs.  He is posted on the 13th St Cats website for sponsorship as well, as the meds are going to be an on-going need.
13th St Cats would appreciate any donations possible to help out our costs with Max.  Donations can be sent via mail to 13th St. Cat Rescue, PO Box 8255, San Jose, CA 95155 or done on our website by Paypal which is right there on the homepage If possible, please note that the donation is for Max, so it is clear.  And if you can network out to others, please do so.
He is still a happy-go-lucky cat, and easy to give the medicines to, so we are looking for a forever home for him once his meds are stabilized.  He’s an outgoing playful guy who doesn’t know that he has this odd situation!  He loves other cats and dogs and people too!
For more information on Max, contact

Kittens saved from ticks invasion in their ears!!

Rescuers recently saved life of 3 kittens; they were found to have 35 ticks in their ears.  While the rescuers got out 8, the rest required forceps removal by Dr Rusher’s Rescue Clinic while under anesthesia, as the smaller ticks were so far into their ear canals.   Though a rare occurrence, the ticks illustrate another good reason kittens shouldn’t be outside.  And how lucky rescuers are to be able to use Dr Rusher’s rescue clinic for affordable medical treatment.

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These are the adorable friendlies – the two Abyssinian kittens Amigo and Compadre are still looking for homes, while the Siamese did find a home this weekend.

In the vial are some of the ticks the Dr Rusher removed.

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Save A Kitten 2012

Save A Kitten 2012

In early summer, San Jose Animal Advocates (SJAA) launched its “Save a Kitten 2012” program aimed at saving more local young shelter kittens during high kitten season when euthanasia is highest. Partnering with the Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV), which has an extensive foster program, SJAA provided an outreach to the community focused on fostering to insure that everyone who can foster a kitten has the knowledge and opportunity to foster. SJAA developed a new web page that eases the fostering application process and provides an informative Facebook page dedicated to the program. Links to these are located at the end of this article.

Kitten fostering consists of providing a temporary home and care until the kitten is old enough (approximately 8 weeks old) and developed enough (2 pounds) to undergo spay or neuter surgery. Once that occurs, the kitten can be adopted out to a permanent home.

HSSV helps other shelters such as SJACS, when they can, with the overflow of kittens in high season. With 15 new foster homes this year in their foster system, HSSV was able to save 59 more kittens from their partners than in prior years. Those kittens have HSSV and SJAA to thank for their little lives!

Good work, SJAA, for your first year of “Save a Kitten”. Here’s to saving even more in 2013!

Website: http://www.sjanimaladvocates. org/save-a-kitten.html 

Facebook: SaveaKitten2012

PAWS for SJACS raising money for “Cat Dens”

Cat DenSpring and summer brings warm weather and with it an influx of cats and kittens to SJACC. Many of these animals are quite nervous about their temporary home and, for the sake of their sanity, SJACC provides “cat dens” which are reuseable, closable boxes that the animals can sleep and hide into be more comfortable in their cages, and for moving the cats around the facility when needed. Through the years the number of the available dens has decreased (parts break, they get chewed, etc) and SJACC just didn’t have enough for the busy season this year. SJACC, having no funding for replacements, brought this to PAWS’s attention. PAWS for SJACS jumped into action and is proud to have helped the cats and kittens at SJACC by purchasing 30 new dens. The old manufacturer has stopped making them so it’s a new vendorthat is being tried and if they work well PAWS would like to get more for SJACC, as they really help the felines be more relaxed. These dens cost about $65 each.

If you would like to help with our fund drive to raise more money, you can donate to the cause – just specify for “cat dens” with your donation.

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Thank you!