Community Concern for Cats provides medical assistance to homeless and abandoned cats that members encounter in their community.
Once a cat is found and rescued by a CC4C member, the cat is then leukemiasee FeLVFeline Leukemia Virus, FeLV, is a retrovirus transmitted between infected cats when the transfer of saliva or nasal secretions is involved, for example when sharing a feeding dish. The infection is responsible for more deaths among cats than any other infectious disease. There are three main types of the virus and FeLV-positive cats can be infected with one, two, or all three types including: FeLV-A causes severe immunosuppression or a weakened immune system. FeLV-B causes neoplastic disease (tumors and other abnormal tissue trowths). FeLV-C is the most rare and causes severe anemia. The virus replicates in the body once infected, then spreads via the bloodstream to other parts of the body, namely the lymph nodes, bone marrow, and intestinal tissues. – Feline Leukemia Virus tested, spayed/neutered, deflead, dewormed, vaccinated, and provided veterinary care if needed. Only healthy and medically rehabilitated cats are put up for adoption. You can rest assured that if you choose to adopt a cat from CC4C, it will be healthy and ready to become part of your family.
Recently, one member took home an abandoned cat who had been fed at her work for several years with other abandoned cats. The feeder noticed that the cat, Boots, was not eating much and crying when she did try to eat. The CC4C member took her to a vet and discovered that she needed dental work. Once the dental work was completed, the now-happy Boots was able to find a permanent home with a loving family.
Another member was tipped off by a hotline call about a homeless cat falling down and sick off the Iron Horse Trail. The member started feeding in the area, and days later, the calico appeared very hungry. After feeding her for a week, the member was able to pick her up and take her to a vet. The calico, now named Gigi, had a severe bladder infection, severe swelling around the bladder lining due to a prolonged infection, and was starving. Now Gigi is happy, healthy, and looking for her forever home.