TOWNSEND — On Sunday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. the Townsend Veterinary Hospital at 354 Main St. will be hosting a Tiny Tigers Feline Adoption Day and fundraising event. There will be a bake/yard sale and kittens and cats up for adoption. Interested people can set up a table for $20. Proceeds will support Tiny Tigers Feline Rescue.
Tiny Tigers Rescue is a nonprofit organization dedicated to help and rescue stray feral cats and kittens. The group focuses on Townsend, Lunenburg and Groton.
“The Townsend Veterinary Hospital is so important to Tiny Tigers Feline Rescue. We couldn’t do it without their support. They have always been there to help us with sick cats and kittens that require medical help and offer exposure for those who need adoption,” said Libby Hanrahan, director of Tiny Tigers Feline Rescue.
Hanrahan lives in Lunenburg, where her two children, Gwen, 6, and Althea, 4, love to help care and give comfort to the rescued animals.
Tiny Tigers offers assistance through a Trap-Neuter-Release program, low-cost spay/neuter information, rehabilitation of sick and injured animals, home-placement through adoption of socialized cats and kittens and education regarding cat and kitten care.
Tiny Tigers’ mission is to try and make a difference in the lives of these unfortunate victims. Tiny Tigers rescues cats and kittens that have been abandoned. Often they are injured. They receive whatever veterinary care they need and are brought back to good health. No healthy cat or kitten is ever euthanized. There is no dedicated shelter, so the group relies on foster care. The foster care provides individualized attention in a home environment to socialize the cats and kittens.
Diane Beausoleil, office manager at Townsend Veterinary Hospital, spoke of how great it is to give exposure to some of the cats and kittens up for adoption at Tiny Tigers.
“Quite often, we do find homes and we want to try to help raise funds for Tiny Tigers to help keep it going. We made a promise to Madeline MacCallum, who along with Libby founded Tiny Tigers 7 years ago, that we would help keep it going. Sadly she passed away from cancer three years ago. She was a sweetheart and is missed.”
Beausoleil and the staff from the Veterinary Hospital will be there on the day of the event to offer support. There are two kittens, 12 weeks old, named Yolanda and Nadia, that are up for adoption at the hospital. They are very attached to one another and would need to go to a loving home together. Tiny Tigers is looking for someone who has room in their heart for these pretty girls.
There is also a 2-year-old cat named Paige at the clinic. Paige was found behind Sterilite in Townsend by an employee. She only weighed 3 pounds at the time and needed a blood transfusion. She is now healthy, weighs 10 pounds and is looking for a loving home. Another pair of cats up for adoption is Carmel and Beeswax.
“These are the most amazing cats and don’t have to be adopted together. They were abandoned and have FIV (Feline AIDs). They are hard to place because of their diagnosis. They are short-haired and neutered and can live perfectly healthy lives, they are just loves,” said Hanrahan.
For more information on the event or to sign up for a table, call Townsend Veterinary Hospital at 978-597-5828. For more information on Tiny Tigers Feline Rescue or to make a donation, visit www.tinytigers.org.
Tiny Tigers is also looking for cat supplies, cat food, postage stamps for their mailings, thank-you cards to send to people who have adopted an animal and towels. Any of these donations could be dropped off the day of the event.