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Burr is eating. Tolerating the wet and dry bandages to help clear dead skin on abscess. Burr is only 8 months old. He is a feral baby living in better conditions because Patty took responsibility for the feral cats in her neighborhood. Help offset $950 weekly vet care cost -- Donations may be made to Cats In Tow Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. via – Re: BURR CARE FUND or call Stanton Vet Hospital 714-828-5891 to apply donation directly to his vet bill. Network/Share ********************************************************************* BURR is an 8-month old feral cat who trusts his feeder Patty who turned around his over-crowed kitty neighborhood in the last 7 months through TNR – trap-neuter-release. Burr was born into a neighborhood with fighting male cats and kitten producing females like his mom. No one took responsibility for changing the conditions. Instead neighbors passively listened to the chaos night-after-night. Patty sought outside help from Animal Assistance League of Orange County. Mid-January two experienced trappers, Lorraine and Katherine, contacted her and trapping began.

“First trapping 2-kitties (White Ears and Burr), then 1 (BK), and another 1 (Baby/BB), and 1-more (Runty), all being spayed/neutered. In the meantime, the Momma looked pregnant. I tried to shoo her away. One day cleaning outside, I heard a meow. Following the little sounds, I found Momma with a set of new kittens in a box, later counted 5. My new beautiful friends, Lorraine and Kathy, helped a few weeks later to trap 2-males, then the Momma, and arranged the 5-kittens to be fostered. Rarely do we see the 2-males, cat-fighting has stopped,” shares Patty.

TODAY—“Unfortunately March 9th I noticed one kitty with a sore. By now, the cats did not stray as much. I had named them. This one had bright eyes; I named him Burr. From the start, a November kitty, Burr was friendly, and allowed me to touch him. However, he seemed to be distant since having that sore. I finally caught Burr, but when the trappers were trying to transfer him, he escaped and ran to the empty corner house. I suppose that's what happens with stray or abandoned kitties, the unsureness. He returned, perhaps hungry, yet purring near my feet. Being determined, and using the trappers' equipment, he was caught, and took him to Stanton Pet on March 21st. The sore looked bad. Stanton Pet determined an abscess. Thus, the difficulty began as Burr was not in good shape. Thanks to so many big-hearted people, Burr received donations. Then it was realized Burr had too much dead skin. Now with the after-care, Burr is in hospital for treatment, and scheduled to stay for at least a week. I asked Stanton Pet what is its survival; they couldn't answer. I contacted Lorraine and Kathy, who debated about the one-week of after-care. They discussed further help with funding.” Patty retired to care for her husband with advanced Parkinson’s disease. She has Crohn's. They cannot have indoor pets. Caring for the backyard kitties and getting control of the cat population has been her focus

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