Lebanon, Ore. -- A cat testing positive for pandemic H1N1 influenza died, according to the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association.
"Veterinarians should urge pet owners to cover their coughs and sneezes and thoroughly wash their hands when handling sick pets or when they're sick, Bess says. Owners of ferrets and cats -- species infected by pet owners so far -- should watch for coughing, sneezing, and yellow or green discharge from animals' nose and eyes, and take affected animals to their veterinarian. "
Our concern: secondary infection like pneumonia could end your cat's life. Keep pets away from people who are sick with H1N1. Assume nothing. Be careful, be safe during this flu season!!!!
Altered Feral State needs more volunteers to help clean, love on and play with the cats and kittens at PetSmart in Bethlehem/Winder, Georgia.
PetSmart in Bethlehem/Winder has asked us to keep some of our cats and kittens in house (at the store) so we can do 7 day a week adoptions. This has been a great partnership with PetSmart as our kids are finding their forever homes every day of the week.
If you would like to volunteer a couple hours a week to clean and play with the kids please contact us at email@example.com
put in the subject line Volunteer/PetSmart.
We also need volunteers in the Walton, Newton and Rockdale areas to assist with mass trapping projects. If you would like to work with us in a slightly different type of “rescue”,
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org !
It's ALWAYS KITTEN SEASON - COME TO PETSMART!!!...
Come meet the kids at PetSmart in Bethlehem/Winder, GA 7 days a week. Our cats are located in the Cat care isle in their own secure room. We're sure you'll find just the right one to be your very best friend.
Ways You Can Help Us
Help support Altered Feral State every time you search the Internet or shop online!
Your tax deductible donations help us with the cost of TNR of the adult cats and the on-going care of the kittens we vet for adoptions. Every $35 you donate, enables us to spay or neuter and vaccinate an adult feral cat. Please donate today
With funding from YOUR tax-deductible donations, we can assist caregivers through TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) and find the wonderful homes for the adoptable cats and kittens we remove from the colonies. TNR is the only non-lethal, proven and effective method to reduce the feral cat population through sterilization and vaccination.
Feral cat colonies can get out of hand very quickly if the cats are not spayed or neutered. We have to do our rescue efforts BEFORE the cats are taken to an animal control shelter. Once they’re at a shelter, there isn’t anything that can be done to help. Adult feral cats are simply not adoptable, and there are no resources to relocate them. The result is that virtually 100% of feral cats taken to animal control will be euthanized.
Who We Are
Altered Feral State is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization made up of volunteers dedicated to reducing the feral cat population through the only non-lethal method that is proven to work. That method is known as TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return).
What is a feral cat? A feral cat is an unsocialized cat who avoids human contact. Either it was born outside and never lived with a human family, or it is a pet cat that has strayed from home, and over time, has thrown off the effects of domestication and reverted to a wild state. When pet cats are forced to fend for themselves because they are abandoned or accidentally lost, huge numbers die from exposure, starvation or accidents. The survivors often turn feral and, if they are not sterilized, give birth to feral kittens. The cycle continues.
Feral is not another word for “stray”. A stray is a cat who has been abandoned or who has strayed from home and become lost. Stray cats can usually be re-socialized and adopted. Adult feral cats usually can't be socialized and won’t adjust to living indoors or with a human family. Stray cats will often take up with feral cats in an effort to survive. Maybe you’ve seen them behind restaurants or in an alley or park. Quite possibly you’ve seen them in your own backyard. Feral (wild) cats live everywhere, forming colonies wherever they find scraps of food and a bit of shelter, be it in dumpsters, in the woods near business and residents, or in a park.. Tens of millions of feral cats now live in the U.S.
Need Our Help???
If you are feeding cats and need our help to TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) your colony, please contact us for our Caregiver-TNR Application to schedule your TNR project.
We are also at the PetSmart in Bethlehem, GA Their address is 916 Loganville HWY. Bethlehem, GA. 30620 for those of
you who use gps mapping.
You can download our adoption application and email it to us at email@example.com The application does not commit you to adopting, but helps us insure that you and your new cat will be a great match. Once your application is received, we will call you to schedule an appointment for you to meet the cat(s) you are interested in bringing into your home. We do reserve the right to select the home that will best meet the needs for each cat we place. We may also suggest that you might like to meet a different cat.
Our adoption fee is $100.00. Since most of our cats have siblings they have been with all their lives, we offer a discounted adoption fee of $150 for two (2) cats adopted at the same time. Often this makes for a much shorter adjustment period when you bring a new cat home.
All of our cats are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. They are also tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV. All of our cats are vaccinated for rabies and distemper and treated for all parasites (fleas, worms, ear mites)