Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Here's the latest news from PuRR Project, a non-profit, no-kill feline shelter located just north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal of adopting them out to loving homes sterilized, vaccinated and disease free.
EVA AND THE OCELOT
Brought in to the clinic, the ocelot was examined and determined to be a male of about 3 years, weighting 12 kg. He was in bad shape but fortunately had no broken bones. In addition to being struck by a vehicle, he had been shot in the side, had injuries to his legs and his chin, lesions on the tongue, a broken tooth, bite marks and many ticks... this little boy had led a rough life!
After a month of treatment (at Eva's home!) we are happy to report that "Coqueto" recovered and was released by Eva and the proper authorities back into the wild in the mountains of Nayarit where their know territory is. The film of the release shows a very FAST young cat bounding up the trail and his calls could be heard in the distance. MEOW?
ROSA'S RESCUE AND HER MIRACLE BABIES
The next day, after a complaint to the resort manager, the story changed and they said the kittens had not been killed, just "moved down by the rocks near the beach!" After THREE DAYS of searching by a whole group of resort guests who had heard the story, the babies were located and rushed to the PuRR shelter. Mama Rosa took a few moments to figure out what was happening, then quickly folded the kittens in her furry arms and they started nursing. We were amazed when all five survived and seem to be thriving!
SHELTER UPDATE: NURSERY
It's been very busy days at the shelter with 42 cats & kittens taken in over the last three months! Many are very young kittens who were rescued with their mother or were just tossed over the shelter fence. So Dra. Eva's limited time is full with testing, deworming, bathing, vaccinating and spaying or neutering - plus record keeping! In that same period we had 21 adoptions - 14 at PetCo, 4 at Daiquiri Dick's, and 3 through volunteers. We are hoping that as local people become more aware that there are cats (and dogs) at PetCo EVERY WEEKEND the adoption rate will continue to rise.
KITTY BINGO: It's hard to believe, but we only have two Kitty BINGO dates left this season! (March 13 & 27) So come on down to Nacho Daddy on Basilio Badillo in Old Town and join us for a fun hour and help raise money for the PuRR felines. It's only $100 pesos to play and cards go on sale at 3:30 with games beginning at 4:00 pm.
GARAGE SALE APRIL 6: Our second annual Spring Garage Sale is set for Saturday, April 6th in the Marina. This is a huge event and helps fund the shelter through the long summer. We've already got lots of good stuff, but we still need YOUR good stuff! So get busy doing that Spring cleaning you've been putting off and gather up your gently used clothing, appliances, kitchenware, bedding, electronics, office supplies, tools and games, Just about anything you no longer use or need will be welcome. Contact Marilyn Khan for information about drop-off location or pick-up scheduling: exkhan(at)usfamily.net.
For more Kitty News, please visit PurrProject.com.
PuRR Project is a Non-Profit shelter in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal to adopt them out to loving homes. All of our residents have been sterilized, vaccinated and are disease free. We accomplish this through our own efforts as well as collaboratively with other animal welfare organizations. Both monetary donations as well as donations of dry cat food are most welcome – and much appreciated. Donations 501(c)(3) tax-deductible in the U.S. For more information, visit PuRRProject.com or send an email to info(at)PurrProject.com.