Moore Humane Society Celebrates 45 Years of Saving Moore Animals!
On August 18, 2011, Moore Humane Society will celebrate its 45th Anniversary. It is with the support of the community that we have come this far and we hope you will join us in celebrating this important milestone! Click here to learn about our history and see photos from years past.
Momma Cat Gives Birth to Six Kittens at Shelter
On July 5th, two days after arriving at our shelter, Frances presented us with six kittens: five males and one female. All are mixed color. We watched over the next weeks as slowly, one by one, they started to open their eyes and explore their environment! Today, they are devouring canned food and we are introducing them to dry cat food. They are very playful and energetic, and cute as can be!
Stop by the Shelter and say hello to Frances and her kittens (unnamed at this point)! You might just find your next Best Forever Friend!
Midnight Finds His "Fur-Ever" Home
Now here's a story to warm your heart! A Park Ranger found an older declawed male cat wandering around Weymouth Woods and brought him to the Shelter. A family from Southern Pines saw him at an Adoption Event at PetSmart and decided to make him a family member. Now Midnight, at age 12, has his "fur-ever" home! Thank you, from all of us, for giving this guy a chance!
Mother Cat and 3 Kittens Rescued from First Health Property
Another touch and go story with a happy ending! In June, several First Health Hospital employees reported seeing three kittens and their mother on the hospital grounds. Two Moore Humane Society Board members and two hospital employees located the kitties who were living under a small electrical shed behind the outpatient cancer center! Because hawks were seen circling for prey and had a nest in the area, it was critical to bring the kitties in to safety. When three Have-a-Heart traps were set, the mother (Summer) and two kittens (Zeus and Barnabus) were quickly rescued and taken to the Shelter. The third kitten proved more wily. The traps were reset the following evening, but the rescue operation was hampered by an incoming thunderstorm. Unable to reach the kitten, the rescuers' main concern was that he would drown as the water level rose. After the storm passed, a little meow was heard; the kitten had climbed up into the joists to escape the rising water. Food was left for him along with a dry towel as bedding.
When the trap was reset the following morning, the kitten ventured out, but could not be lured to the food. Later that day, the trap was reset, yet again, but with some fresh tuna (now really, what cat could resist fresh tuna!). As one of the rescuers explained, "When he smelled the tuna, the little stinker came right out and went for it!" (Seems this little kitten has a sophisticated palate!) Kitten #3 was named Stormy because of all he endured.
All in all, a successful rescue! Summer is being fostered by one of the hospital employees. The kittens are being fostered by Moore Humane Society Board Members, and we're happy to report that Stormy has been adopted! If you'd like to meet these resilient felines, please call the Shelter. (Photos: Zeus is black and white, Barnabus is gray and white.)
Successful Trap, Neuter and Release
Moore Humane Society recently trapped a mother cat and her four kittens at Providence Place Retirement Community in Aberdeen. The mother cat was spayed, vaccinated for rabies, and released. The kittens were successfully socialized and all but one of them have been adopted! Kineau, a handsome boy, is still waiting for his fur-ever home! Come meet this playful, photogenic kitten!