About Patches:

This is a chronicle of the rescue of an injured cat and how he became a part of our family.

While the Patches story will have a happy ending, it nearly didn't, considering how hurt he was and that the county would have put him down due to stray cat over-population if we had left him with them.

We took a risk bringing a hurt cat into our home, which is not something that I recommend that everyone do. A stray can be a health risk to your own animals and bringing home too many, animal hoarding, means that you can't properly care for any of them. However, I do hope that everyone does what they can -- even if you can't take in an animal yourself, you can volunteer at a rescue organization, donate to shelters, and make sure that your own pets aren't out adding to the injury and over-population problem.

Thanks for visiting the Patches Blog!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

4th August 2010

     Over the last few weeks, Patches is settling in as the King of the Kitchen, while Jack retains reign over the rest of the apartment.  Jack is still very territorial and stalks Patches for venturing out.  Feeding them together is starting to help.  It's just hard to give Patches affection and free range without shutting Jack in the bathroom or otherwise restraining him from going after Patches.

     Patches is starting to put on weight and his wounds are healing.  He even has fur regrowth in some spots.  I'll try to post some pictures later.

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