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Cynthia
Animals in Distress July 6, 2013 at 11:28 am
Cynthia now resides at the shelter, and has come out of her shell! From living under a truck, sheRead More has come a long way! Her foster really helped her overcome her fears. She is playful, loving, and will come up to you now for attention. She is just waiting for the right person to make her part of their family. The shelter is open every today and every Saturday between 1-4 pm 238 Danbury Rd Wilton CT Stop by and meet Cynthia :)
Kathleen R August 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm
Beautiful cats in these photos! Great job getting the word out and I hope they all find homes soon.Read More You guys are great.
Susan Schiavone August 20, 2012 at 08:58 pm
DAWS is a wonderful organization! I have adopted 3 adult black male cats from DAWS, and I can tellRead More you that they did a great job in finding me these "best friends." There are so many nice animals waiting for their forever home. Please have a heart and adopt. There is NO more rewarding experience, especially if you take an adult. I have had no problems, just tons of pouring out love!:)
Reality Bytes May 27, 2013 at 11:01 pm
Be cautious about suggesting that any cats rounded-up from outdoors be used for adoption or youRead More could be held criminally responsible. There's no way to know a wild-harvested cats' vaccination history, if any, nor their exposure to all the deadly diseases cats carry. If a cat has contracted rabies then a vaccination against it later will do no good. It's already too late. There's also no reliable known test for rabies while keeping the animal alive. They really need to be destroyed after they are trapped. It's the only sane and sensible solution. This is precisely why all wild-harvested animals in the world, of any type intended for the pet-trade, must undergo an extended quarantine period of AT LEAST 6 months, BY LAW, before transfer or sale of those animals to prevent just these things. Cats are no different than any other animal when harvested from the wild. You're just risking these following stories happening in every shelter across the land. Google for: rabid cat adopted wake county Google for: rabid kitten found jamestown exposure Adopting or approaching any unknown cat that's been outdoors is just playing Russian Roulette. The net is flooded with similar examples every week. THOUSANDS of people must endure, pay for (out of their own pocket) the painful and expensive (more than $3000) rabies shots if they get scratched or bitten by any stray, especially if that cat cannot be trapped again to destroy it and test for rabies. Stray-cat feeders are guaranteeing this, by training these cats to approach humans for food. The cats then lashing out by biting or scratching at any hands that try to touch them. Two recent cases of rabid cats in search of human-supplied foods: one entering an unlocked pet-door and another coming right through the family's ceiling. One attack so bad the family required hospitalization. Even vaccinating your cat against rabies won't prevent it from finding a rabid bat dying on the ground to rip it to shreds for its daily play-toy. Bringing back a mouthful or claws full of fresh rabies virus to you, your family, neighbors, other pets, or other animals.
goddessofo May 21, 2012 at 08:44 pm
Now if we could only get rid of the stick in the ground signs that litter every highway and streetRead More or the garage and tag sale notices that get stuck on poles and never get removed.