Operation Hood would like to thank Lovable Whiskers Animal Rescue and Sanctuary for rescuing and taking into their care five cats and kittens from Operation Hood!!!
The other day at Operation Hood we went to take more pictures. While looking around we discovered a kitten. K went to grab it and she heard rustling. There was a blue barrel filled with cans and garbage. Inside were two more kittens. They are about 4 to 6 weeks old. They only weigh about a pound, they are infested with fleas, and they have eye infections. They were hissing and spitting at us, in hopes we would leave them be.
We were not prepared to find these guys. There are so many hiding places, it makes it very difficult to find kittens or get to them. We made the best of the situation at hand and just went with it. If we had left these guys, they probably would have become very sick or they would have been even harder to catch.
There is one female and two males. The flea infestation is bad and they are a little anemic. Katie gave them a bath both days and picked fleas off for almost an hour before giving in and trying capstar on them. The capstar seems to have helped and they are doing well. They are eating on their own and warming up to us already. We are working on treating the eye infections and setting them up get all of their medical needs addressed.
Operation Hood volunteers had a very special moment this morning. We began to pack up the male cats to be released within the fence that was built for the Operation Hood cats. When we got to the first orange tabby pictured here, he began to meow loudly. Immediately we knew this was not the cry of a feral cat. We began petting his head and before we knew it he was sitting in our lap and soon after that was laying over our shoulder. He was getting lots of kisses and he would stretch his neck because he wanted more and more. He was holding on quite tightly, as to say, dont let me go!
Then another volunteer went over to his sibling's cage and began petting him as well and before we knew it, he too was sitting in the volunteer's lap. He is the second orange tabby pictured!
In speaking with one of our feeders at Operation Hood, the two orange tabbies showed up about a month ago. It is now obvious that someone abandoned them. This is extremely disheartening, but what is more disgusting is these cats received love and affection at one point in their lives and then thrown out like a piece of garbage!
Yesterday Katie from Lovable Whiskers Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, based in Chantilly, contacted us about the cats in our care. She came down today to visit them at Loving Touch Animal Hospital and also at the colony location.
We are so incredibly happy to say that Katie took these two sweet boys back with her. They will be fostered until they are fully adjusted to indoor life again and then will be placed up for adoption through Lovable Whiskers as a pair.
Thanks to Katie and Lovable Whiskers, the boys will never experience abandonment, fear, or loneliness again. Lovable Whiskers is very thorough with their adoption process and the boys will only go to the best of homes!