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Facts about Rasta
- Breed: Domestic Shorthair
- Color: Brown Tabby
- Age: Kitten
- Sex: Female
- ID#: 031213C
- Hair: Short
I am already spayed, up to date with shots, and good with cats.
3/21/13 ~ Adopted to her rescue family
RASTA...gentle and sweet tempered...wants a furrever family...petite jewel who is blossoming into an affectionate kitty.
The siblings do not need to be adopted together...just give Catisfaction a call at 256-319-7341 to arrange a meet with any of the four.
Link to the rescue: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150957818125520.473414.30825120519&type=1
The Jamaican Siblings Story as told by their rescuers Mike & Sue...
"We went to Montego Bay, Jamaica in late April, 2012 for a family wedding. While at the hotel that we were staying at, we noticed a young adult mother cat with a kitten, which turned out to be 5 kittens, on the beach every day. The kittens were about 4 weeks old. They were living in some bushes near the edge of the beach. Our first concern was that they had enough fresh water and food. It was obvious that the hotel management saw them as pests. After discussions with the hotel, it was clear that they had a less than promising future and were probably going to be removed in a harmful way.
After we returned to the US, I contacted several animal rescue operations in Jamaica to see if anything could be done for them. One, The Animal House of Jamaica, was very responsive and went to the Iberostar Hotel, with the JSPCA, to try and recover the mother and babies.
They were not allowed on the property. This started several days of heated emails and phone calls between me and the highest hotel management to arrange access. And time was not on our side; the hotel could have taken action during this time or the cats might have wandered away and not be located. But finally the JSPCA was allowed onsite but all they managed to do was recover the easily caught kittens. The mother got away.
I’ll never know how she arranged this but Maureen Sheridan of Animal House of Jamaica managed to contact a guest staying at the hotel and talk the guest into attempting to recover the mother. The guest did manage to talk the mom into trusting her and the guest was able to bring the mom into her room. I have a picture of the mother lying on a sofa in the guest’s room and there is a picture of mom with three of her rescuers. If the hotel management had known about this, they would have gone thru the roof.
The next day the mother was smuggled out of the hotel by the kind lady and into Maureen’s custody. Maureen also took custody of the 5 kittens from the JSPCA. She then processed all medical paper work, acquired carriers, helped schedule a flight and got the 6 cats to the airport for the trip to Atlanta. She deserves much credit for making this all happen. She did so much.
They had to spend the night in Atlanta and Delta has a special pet holding area just for that purpose, which Maureen also arranged. The next day, Friday May 11, 2012, they arrived in Huntsville. I went to Delta Cargo to get them around 11 AM but there was something wrong with their paperwork out of Atlanta and Delta would not release them to me. The cats were obviously uncomfortable in their carriers and I was upset. I went to the Customs office with a Delta rep and found a reasonable Customs agent who listened to the story and made the correct decision to let them into the country.
I got them to the house and settled them in for the night. The next day I took them all to Madison Vet and it was then that we found out that 4 of the 5 kittens and the mother were FIV positive. Obviously, this was a setback. I talked to Maureen in Jamaica and she convinced me that although this is an added complication, it is not the end. FIV means additional vigilance of the feline’s state of health. There is no reason why an FIV cat cannot live a healthy, full life. Many, many do. FIV means the cat needs to be strictly indoors.
We had decided that if we could get them out of Jamaica that we were going to bring the mother into our home, feeling that the babies would be easy to place in good homes. Being FIV hasn’t changed that. We had already named her when we were in Jamaica. Her name is “Jamaica” and we love her dearly. She is a beautiful little girl with a strong personality and is in great health, gaining weight since she got her. She has been spayed and has had all her shots.
The one non-FIV kitten, a little girl named ”Marley”, was adopted out of Catisfaction and has a loving home. There are two males, two females at Catisfaction. Dr Gandy has attended to all their shots, spaying/neutering and they are well cared for there. They are all in good health. In keeping with their Jamaican heritage, the boys are named “Kingston” (largest one, very regal looking) and “Reggae (lots of white on chest and feet)” and the girls are named “Elise (darker of the two females) and “Rasta (lighter of the two females)”. They are all very sweet.
There are pictures of their rescue and preparation to come to the US on Facebook’s Animal House of Jamaica page. Search for “Jamaica and her Babies”. And they are on Catisfaction’s Facebook page as well.
For additional information on the kittens, please contact Catisfaction Clinic at 256-319-7341 or 256-319-7342.
Dr. Gandy is a wonderful veterinarian who can guide you through any concerns you have regarding FIV; Mike and Sue are offering to cover any shipping costs for the cats if there is anyone interested outside the area...and 1 year of veterinary care.