June 15, 2023 – Seal Beach, CA – Orange boys are the best! Known for their easygoing, happy temperament, Legolas here is no exception.

Sometimes I think we should rename our organization the One Eyed Kitty Rescue!

We have been just hemorrhaging money paying for all sorts of conditions, surgeries, and special needs, from limb surgeries to eye surgeries to FIP medications as well as battling the usual afflictions of upper respiratory infections, intestinal parasites, and bacteria.

But remember – these are the cats and kittens who need to be rescued! The ones who are sick, or underage, not yet old enough, big enough or healthy enough for shelters to get adopted, the ones with the bad eyes, the shattered limbs, the sneezing, the ones with, yes, diarrhea, (we can’t get through a day without talking about that!). These are the ones who are at risk of never getting a chance for a home, or to even grow up. Those are the ones who need extra special care, the kind only an experienced foster team can provide.

These are the ones that cost money, one veterinary bill after another. But these are the ones who need us, who need you.

Meet Legolas! He is a happy, playful, good natured little orange boy with a very bad eye that needs to come out, it is constantly becoming infected and threatens his overall health. His surgery is just one of many we have upcoming.

I’m not going to sugarcoat it, this has been a tough year in many ways. More cats than ever it seems, sick kittens, kittens and cats on the dreaded shelter lists. Please help us with these special cats, please help us get them as whole and healthy as possible so they can live the best lives they can. They will go on to make someone very happy. We always remember it is not just about the cats we save, it is also about the people whose lives are transformed by the love and companionship of these once discarded, forgotten little cats.

We appreciate you standing with us to save the ones we can.

About Helen Sanders CatPAWS
Founded in 2010 to continue the legacy of Helen Sanders, who practiced and advocated trap-neuter-return (TNR) for feral community cats ever since the 1990s. CatPAWS rescues at risk cats from public shelters, finds adoptive homes, provides support to the community with education, low or no-cost spay/neuter vouchers, traveling kitten therapy program, and the DIY kitten care project. Visit www.helensanderscatpaws.com, CatPAWS Facebook page, or call 562-280-4450 to learn more or get involved.