Calypso came to her foster mother malnourished and scared. It was apparent she just had kittens at only nine months old. She soon became a lovable and healthy cat who loves to be held and given belly rubs. She is an independent girl who likes to go to her room for awhile each day and sit in her box or cat carrier. She also likes to look out windows to watch the world go by. She is a big kitten at heart and loves to zoom around the house. When bedtime comes she will sleep by your side all night. She prefer to live in a one-cat home, but will tolerate other cats. Calypso doesn't do well on display at Petsmart but in other settings she is purry and sweet.If you are interested in adopting or learning more about Calypso, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tis the Season.......
Another reason to TNR .... there has never been a reported case of Rabies in a notch eared cat...
An Important Press Release from Humane Society of Tampa Bay
August 2 – Rabies case in a stray cat
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay was very concerned to learn of the recent case of rabies in a free-roaming cat. The effected stray cat was not part of our TNVR (Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return) program. Our database indicates that 51 cats have been sterilized, vaccinated and ear-tipped in that neighborhood since 2010. If the cat had been part of our TNVR program, it would have received a 3 year rabies vaccine, been ear-tipped and been protected from this deadly disease.
There are an estimated 200,000 stray or free roaming cats in Hillsborough County. 21,000 of those cats have been sterilized, vaccinated and ear-tipped through The Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s TNVR program. TNVR has proven to be the only effective way for communities to manage stray cat populations.
In addition to preventing the birth of more unwanted kittens, TNVR provides protection against deadly diseases thereby protecting the community. Also through the use of TNVR a cat colony is self-limiting in size, as cats are territorial and do not allow new cats to enter the area.
Calling all shoppers!!
Cat crusaders is now linked to Shop for Shelters!
15% of the net sales and 100% of all donations support Cat Crusaders. Click on Shop for Shelters in the menu on the left to see available items.
Special thanks to the staff at the Body Shop, and Carole and Pat, who joined Jeanine for the entire day selling the bake goods, and most importantly, everyone who baked!!! We raised close to $400, a huge amount for TNR!
The National Adoption Weekend was a huge sucess! But we have more sweet faces to find homes for. Click on the word "animals" above to see who is available. Check back often, the list changes every day.
And many more!!!!
Cat Crusaders is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit
Rescue organizations who support Trap-Neuter-Return:
We have so many cats that need homes, so come and see us at New Tampa Petsmart and bring home a new family member.
All cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, tested for FIV & FeLv, up to date on shots, wormed, microchipped and come with free food, free vet visit and coupons galore. They are all ready to go to their new homes!!!
If you'd like to make a donation to help us in our mission you can do so by credit card using the PayPal button on the top far right of this page.
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Get great bargains and help Tampa Bay Area Rescue Groups like Cat Crusaders. Our partner, Animal Based Charities operates a wonderful Thrift Shop at 4340 South Manhattan Ave in South Tampa, about seven blocks north of West Gandy Blvd. This is an all-volunteer staff with all profits going to support rescue groups. Please stop by Wed to Sat, 10 am to 5 pm, (4 pm on Sat.) Shop at the ABC Thrift Store to save your pocketbook and animals; what a deal. http://www.animalbasedcharities.org/