The little ex-feral is doing most excellent! Heard from Reilyn, who couriered Miss Callie:
A quick follow-up…I sent a note to Lori, the organizer, right after the donation; letting her know this was the leftovers from the Callie collections from the BalloonJuice community and therefore asking that she use the rest to either cover additional vet care for Tex or use to help other kittehz in need:
“Thank you! I will use extra money towards insulated outdoor shelters for the cats in Tex’s colony, and to help defray costs of TNR of the colony (and any friendly kittens we can adopt out)…
“I cannot thank you and the folks in your group enough for all of your incredible generosity for Tex!! My husband and I are pretty much speechless to receive such support from people we don’t know, for this wonderful little cat.
Tex loves to run and play. He purrs if we just look at him. I took him to our vet last week for his rabies vaccination and his first distemper vaccination. He’ll be neutered before he’s adopted out.
I have one couple that might adopt him, but if not, he’ll be on petfinder.com soon through the no-kill cat shelter I volunteer with, ewhiskers.com, here in Albany, NY.
Again, please thank everyone for me — Tex is such a happy little guy. That bad leg would have killed him with that bone infection … He is definitely worth keeping in this world for as long as possible! :) Lori”
I just heard from Lori that the Balloon Juice contribution for Tex’s GoFundMe—which brought her to and over goal — arrived. As a thank you, she’s sending a few pics of Tex for you and the Juicers.
Thanks so much; it means a lot to la Caterina and me, but far more to Lori and Tex.
We did good, guys.