Welcome! We are a group of cat lovers that want to care for the feral and free roaming cats in Western, Iowa by trapping, neutering, vaccinating and returning outdoor cats. We are NOT a rescue or a shelter and cannot physically remove or take cats. Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can find us on facebook at Western Iowa Feral Cat Program.
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Today I share a picture of Simon guarding the entry to AVC. What a fantastic place for animals and people as well. The Doctors and staff (AKA AVCheryl) not only care for any and all animals that darken their door, they care about the people that bring in their pets, as well. I'm touched every time Cheryl tells me of the hurts or successes of clients that come to the clinic. She and I have made fast friends and I value her friendship like gold! Doctors Schultz and Hoffman care so much for the animals and their clients as well. They go over and beyond the call of duty to help. Today I thank God for AVC! And so, thought it would be fun to share this little prose.
When God Made Cats
When God made the world, He chose to put animals in it, and decided to give each whatever it wanted. All the animals formed a long line before His throne, and the cat quietly went to the end of the line. To the elephant and the bear He gave strength, to the rabbit and the deer, swiftness; to the owl, the ability to see at night, to the birds and the butterflies, great beauty; to the fox, cunning; to the monkey, intelligence; to the dog, loyalty; to the lion, courage; to the otter, playfulness. And all these were things the animals begged of God. At last he came to the end of the line, and there sat the little cat, waiting patiently. "What will YOU have?" God asked the cat.
The cat shrugged modestly. "Oh, whatever scraps you have left over. I don't mind."
"But I'm God. I have everything left over."
"Then I'll have a little of everything, please."
And God gave a great shout of laughter at the cleverness of this small animal, and gave the cat everything she asked for, adding grace and elegance and, only for her, a gentle purr that would always attract humans and assure her a warm and comfortable home.
But he took away her false modesty.
**Kathy's personal end note: "I happen to think that Doc S, Doc H and Cheryl were waiting in line with the kitty...they got it all and Mercy too!!"
Meet Motorhead! MO for short. This little girl was found beneath the hood of a pickup truck across the street from Kathy. Our helper, Amber called me right away and brought her over. She spent the night in the carrier and on to see Dr. Schultz at AVC first thing this morning.
Her exam was very normal. This baby is so frightened, but not feral. You can hold her and cuddle her, but she shakes with fear. She will take some socialization before she is ready for adoption. You can contact AVC for information of you would like to give her a furever home! Avoca Veterinary Clinic, Avoca, IA 712-343-2661
Donald is a special and sweet kitty that has been living on the streets of Avoca for over a year. He is fed by several residents, including the now retried Donna from AVC. We decided to grab him up and get him his spa treatment so he would'nt be carousing around and making little Donalds and Donnas to roam with him. He is a precious boy that now has our own Donna to care for him! Wifcap is so happy to be able to help these wonderful furry friends!