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Every Cat Deserves a Happy Tale - Two are Better Than One! 


Dobby & Winky are a bonded pair looking for a home together 

Tabby Tales has rescued over 100 cats so far in 2018! We are also thrilled that many of them were adopted in pairs. Many times while in foster care, kittens will create a close bond with either a littermate or another cat of similar age and our goal is to keep them with their buddy. There are many benefits to adopting a bonded pair. Kittens are very active and social and having a best friend to play, wrestle, and snuggle with will help them adjust to a new home. Despite what one might think, adopting a single kitten can can actually be quite a bit more work than adopting a pair. Kittens need a lot of play and attention, and their pal will help occupy them while you go about your day. If they don’t have the distraction of a friend, they may develop destructive behavior, such as using their human’s hands/feet as their wrestling buddy or damaging furniture. This can make for a stressful environment for both kitty and human. A pair of bonded kitties will help each other entertained and keep their claws out of your skin and curtains! When in doubt, take two! 

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Featured Felines:  Olivia & Fisher

Olivia and Fisher are long term fosters who are hoping for their forever home. In keeping with our bonded pair theme they are looking for a home together. These sweet cats are approximately 3 years old. They were rescued from a local cat colony where their lives were in danger and they have adjusted very well to the good life of cozy beds, full bowls of food, and snuggles. Fisher is a shy gentleman at first but once he warms up he will melt your heart. Olivia is a more outgoing lady who wins everyone over with her fun personality. They would make the best companion cats in a quiet home. These two have lots of love to give!    
                            

Learn More About Olivia & Fisher

Keep Kitty Safe From Holiday Hazards

The holidays are an exciting time of year, but all of the food, festivities, and decorations can present problems for our feline friends. The ASPCA website has some tips for keeping pets safe during the holiday season:
 Be Careful with Seasonal Plants and Decorations
  • Oh, Christmas Tree: Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn't tip and fall, causing possible injury to your pet.
  • Avoid Mistletoe & Holly: Holly, when ingested, can cause pets to suffer nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal upset and cardiovascular problems. And many varieties of lilies can cause kidney failure in cats if ingested. Opt for just-as-jolly artificial plants made from silk or plastic, or choose a pet-safe bouquet.
  • Tinsel-less Town: Kitties love this sparkly, light-catching "toy" that's easy to bat around and carry in their mouths. But a nibble can lead to a swallow, which can lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting, dehydration and possible surgery. 
  • That Holiday Glow: Don't leave lighted candles unattended. Pets may burn themselves or cause a fire if they knock candles over. 
  • Wired Up: Keep wires, batteries and glass or plastic ornaments out of paws' reach. A wire can deliver a potentially lethal electrical shock and a punctured battery can cause burns to the mouth and esophagus, while shards of breakable ornaments can damage your pet's mouth and digestive tract.

Avoid Holiday Food Dangers

  • Skip the Sweets: By now you know not to feed your pets chocolate and anything sweetened with xylitol, but do you know the lengths to which an enterprising pet will go to chomp on something yummy? Make sure to keep your pets away from the table and unattended plates of food, and be sure to secure the lids on garbage cans.
  • Leave the Leftovers: Fatty, spicy and no-no human foods, as well as bones, should not be fed to your furry friends. Pets can join the festivities in other fun ways that won't lead to costly medical bills.
  • Careful with Cocktails: If your celebration includes adult holiday beverages, be sure to place your unattended alcoholic drinks where pets cannot get to them. If ingested, your pet could become weak, ill and may even go into a coma, possibly resulting in death from respiratory failure.
  • Selecting Special Treats: Looking to stuff your pet's stockings? Stick with chew toys that are basically indestructible, Kongs that can be stuffed with healthy foods or chew treats that are designed to be safely digestible. Long, stringy things are a feline's dream, but the most risky toys for cats involve ribbon, yarn and loose little parts that can get stuck in the intestines, often necessitating surgery. Surprise kitty with a new ball that's too big to swallow, a stuffed catnip toy or the interactive cat dancer.
A safe, cuddly holiday season to you and your furballs from Tabby Tales!

 
Upcoming Events
EVENTS

CATurdays at Petsmart 
11/10 - National Adoption Day! ~ 11am-3pm

12/8, 15th, 22nd ~ 12pm - 2pm

Tabby Tales Thursdays at Bentley’s Pet Stuff
11/1 & 12/6 ~ 5-7 pm
4717 US-80 E, Whitemarsh Island

Tabby Tales at Wilmington Island Farmers Market
11/3 ~ 9am-1pm
170 Whitemarsh Island Rd
wifarmersmarket.org

Cats on Mats - Yoga with Kitties!
11/4 ~ 1pm 
2132 E Victory Dr.
savannahyogabarre.com

Kendra Gives Back
12/9 ~ 2-5pm
20% of sales are donated to Tabby Tales!
311 W Broughton St
kendrascott.com 
Recent Success Stories

Apple was found orphaned and raised by Tabby Tales since she was just a couple of days old. We are so grateful to have a few bottle feeding foster parents who are willing to lose a good deal of sleep to help save little lives. Apple is now healthy enough that she is making friends with her foster siblings and starting to show her personality! How could you not fall in love with those blue eyes??
Thank You's
Petfinder Foundation 
Provided an Emergency Medical Grant to help Mahi, a kitten who needed a MRI.

Special Thanks!
To our supporters, volunteers and veterinary team who make this rescue possible. We couldn't do it without you!
    Tabby Tales 2018 Calendars are here! Visit us during one of our adoption events or send us an email at meow@tabbytalesrescue.org to purchase one. $15 each
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How Can You Help?

  • Shop through Smile.Amazon (choose Tabby Tales as your charity) 
  • Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards (and choosing Tabby Tales as your charity).
  • Purchase your pet's prescriptions online at PetRx and choose Tabby Tales as beneficiary 
  • Donate Paw Points through Fresh Step and help us earn free litter! www.freshstep.com
  • SHARE our Facebook posts to spread the word about our adoptable cats and events
  • Volunteer, Foster or Donate
About Tabby Tales Rescue, Inc.

Tabby Tales Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue licensed in the state of GA. We exist for the sole purpose of saving homeless cats in Savannah, GA. Our focus is on rescuing cats in area kill shelters and placing them into loving forever families.

We also endeavor to help prevent surrenders to kill shelters whenever possible by providing resources and referrals for behavior modification, low cost spay and neuter, and emergency veterinary care.  

Tabby Tales Rescue is an all volunteer organization that does not operate a facility. All of our cats are residing in area foster homes.
Copyright © *2018, Tabby Tales Rescue, Inc. All rights reserved.
www.tabbytalesrescue.org

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