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Not on My Watch: Orange Mama + 6 in Dire Situation

Here we are that same, familiar place. Another Mama cat and her six newborn kittens are in DIRE NEED OF RESCUE by a GA LICENSED RESCUE ORGANIZATION---that needle in a haystack so difficult to find.

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Apparently, Mama isn't eating. She gave birth a few days ago and hasn't eaten since. As she grows weaker she is at high risk of getting SICK, then she will be put down, along with her innocent babies. This breaks my heart especially because being orange, they make me think of Bob and how much I'd like to rescue them in his honor.

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There are many obstacles-the big one is what is wrong with mama? If she is VERY SICK she may need to be put down. Can I make that choice? Can Bobby, who will have to pick her up, be in the room with her. What will that do to him? What about the kittens? Are they going to be sick, too? Will this be another year long many thousands of dollars vet bill? What if Maria has to bottle feed the babies? She can't! She has to work!

I'm hoping that by posting this, a GA Licensed Rescue group will see it and call Betsy Merchant or Gerri Yoder, who is the Director at Henry County Care & Control, and save this family TODAY! Contact info at end of post.

THIS IS DIRECTLY FROM BETSY-------------------------

This precious young little Mama is in dire shape. We cannot find anything she will eat. She is skin and bones and literally wasting away here while desperately trying to care for her 6 newborns.

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We have given her every type of canned and dry chow and she just will not eat any of it. I have boiled some chicken to take tomorrow and try but we are running out of time. She is so thin, and she cannot keep feeding her tiny tots.

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PLEASE spare them, we need rescues help NOW!

Mama+6 ID# 9/10-1913

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We are very rescue friendly and are more than happy to work with any rescue group as long as the group has a valid Georgia Department of Agriculture license! Any rescue group, whether in or out of state, that takes pets from Georgia shelters, is required, by Georgia law, to have a rescue license issued by the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Animal Protection Division. Having tax exempt status is not the same as a license. For more information on obtaining a license, please call (404) 656-4914.


Henry County Animal Care and Control

527 Hampton Street

McDonough, Georgia 30253

(770) 288-7401

Our Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9 am-4:30 pm

Saturday: 9 am-1 pm

Sunday: Closed

County Observed Holidays: Closed

The shelter is located at 527 Hampton Street in McDonough. We are located south of Atlanta off I-75. Take exit 218 and head east on 20/81 toward McDonough. Our address is 527 Hwy 20/81 East.

For all other information regarding ordinances, county codes, and other functions of Henry County Animal Care and Control please visit


let me know.

After losing the (once) big, beautiful (always) Bob Dole I find it hard to find the words I need - that we should have this influx of Marmalade felines!! Is Bob sending us these precious babies? Amazing, ALL orange!! So glad to know Mummy cat is now eating WELL. She was perhaps just stressed in the surrounds of the shelter, and just needed the warmth of her loving foster Mum. Wish I could have taken them for you, but I am at the other side of the world!!
(Australia) Am presently in bed (have chronic severe back pain) - but will try and send a small donation, with 7 cats to be prepared for adoption - you will be needing all the help you can muster. Come on all you animal lovers, alot of small donations add up to alot of help - and all rescue outfits never have enough $$$$$$$$$$. Will look forward to seeing later photoes of little Mumma cat - with tummy all filled out nicely, poor little mite, trying to feed 6 babies & only skin & bone herself. We had a beautiful black cat dumped on the door step of our shelter in an open carton with 4 tiny babies. I was asked to take her home to "fatten her up." After rehoming her babies to loving forever homes, we decided to keep her, sp adopted her. She is the most beautiful natured cat, waits for everyone else (5 others) to eat first, etc., she is quite unique in many ways. She generously sheds hair, and we discovered she is terrified of the vacuum cleaner, so we deduced that the vacuum cleaner was used to "groom" her. I couldn't stand the thought of anyone else traumatising her again so we kept her. She has the most beautiful, gentle nature, and needs a gentle, calm home - which she has with us. I so hope the little orange fluff balls continue to do well; it is dreadful when a tiny kitten is doing well then suddenly goes downhill for no obvious reason. (Another sad downside of being a foster Mum, but the good outcomes much outweigh the bad.) Kisses & cuddles to the little orange balls when big enough (& poor little Mummy cat, hopefully she will also go to a loving forever home, the dear little pet has obviously known some pretty callous treatment. Bless them all.

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