Monday, August 24, 2015

Lithia Springs GA: Bad news update RE: disabled vet desperate for help with her 7 cats!

On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 4:11 PM, c pq <> wrote:
Please send this out to anyone who might help! This disabled vet is now asking for someone to contact animal control on her behalf, to come and get the cats.  She is in so much pain -- attends a methadone clinic for the pain management -- and just can't care for them anymore. She is planning to move back in with her mother in Germany so she can be taken care of herself.

It seems like we see feel-good stories about organizations and people helping veterans everywhere. But so far, none of the organizations I've contacted have even answered me, and no one else has contacted her offering to help.

Time is up for these beautiful babies.  By the end of next week, they will be in animal control, and very likely, at least some will be euthanized.
6/22/15 POST 

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From: c pq <>
Date: Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 2:50 PM
Subject: Lithia Springs, GA disabled vet desperate for help with her cats!
To: "C. Pq" <>

Naime, the disabled vet who was trying to get help for her cats, is begging once again with greatly increased urgency. The Veteran's Administration has admitted her to a daily methadone clinic due to the fact that she must have opiates for her excruciating back pain. That is all they are willing to do for her at this point. She is in such pain she says that she thinks about killing herself. Naime has called our local animal control to ask about surrendering her precious babies, but they under quarantine right now, and are not taking any cats. And animal control is not the place where these poor cats need to be.
This is a veteran who desperately needs help.
   cell 404-213-3472
     Please read Naime's story:    
Naime is originally from Turkey (raised in Germany) and always wanted to come to America.  She was able to realize her dream in the early 80s when she settled in FL and joined the Army. Unfortunately, the dream did not last. During her first parachute jump 17 years ago at the Ft. Benning Airborne School, she fell wrong and severely injured her spine. As a result and over the years, the injury led to her now being 100% disabled
In addition to this, she suffers from PTSD, panic attacks, social isolation, and borderline agoraphobia, resulting from a traumatic event that occurred while she was enlisted. Her  beloved kitties have helped her cope with her condition. They are "wonderful, loving sweethearts" who love to talk and love to go to bed and snuggle with her.
But she has gotten to the point where she really cannot take care of herself anymore -- physically or financially. She struggles to afford the food and the monthly flea medicine, and lives in fear of needing vet care for any of them. But more importantly, she just can't physically do it anymore. Naime has been alone since losing her fiancĂ© last April when his car overheated and he was struck and killed by a truck when he was pulled over on the side of the road.
To illustrate how isolated she has become, while she was talking to me, someone rang her door bell and she had to go. When she called back, she told me that it was employees from the local gas/convenience station come to check on her because they had not seen her in several days. She had not left her home in days because of the panic attacks brought on by her last visit to the Veteran's Administration. Going out is a real ordeal for her.
Please help her if you can!
See pictures and descriptions  below: photo 83bda525-fc42-4127-ac82-09bd2e097087_zpsd14b0fac.jpg
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Naime's descriptions of her 7 kitties:
Angelina and Kara are 6 yrs old,  spayed, and vaccinated. Both girls lived by the big garbage dumpster at the apartment where I lived. The kids in that place were unsupervised monsters who would abuse the cats to no end and Kara has never recovered from it. Both are very sweet but Angelina is more outgoing.

Maxine (Max) is 6 yrs old, spayed and vaccinated. She was found in the woods screaming hear head off from hunger and trauma. I was only to keep her one week but the man I was keeping her for believed cats belonged in cages at least for 20 days in an new environment. Max would not have it. After her paws were bloodied and her nails all broken from trying to get out of the cage, I took her out. She was so grateful, slept with me all night and would not leave my sight. When the man came back he got angry at me and we got into it. I kicked him out and kept Max. She is what I call a "Moxie". She is very vocal. She will tell you right away if she does not like something!

Baby is five years old, neutered and vaccinated. He was abandoned as a kitten in the shrubbery in front of my Ex's house and would have died from the heat and dehydration if he had not been found because it was August and 105 degrees outside, with no one in sight, and not even noon yet.  He should be named ",gentle giant" because that is what he is with his 12lbs. When I come back from anywhere he will report to me and I listen and tell him what a good job he did and pet him and he loves it.

Next are Morris and Sari (Sari means Gold in Turkish), both 2 yrs old, fixed and vaccinated. I got them as tiny kittens after they were found next to the body of their dead mother. The people who found them were feeding them Carnation milk and were not wiling to buy them kitten replacement. So I ended up with them. They are both wonderful. Morris is a menace while Sari is quiet. Sari likes to find a nice corner and sleep but Morris is always into something but when he gets tired, he  to me and literally sleeps in my arms.

Last but not least: Penny (for her copper highlights) is 1 yr old  and fixed. My fiancĂ©e was at home while I was out and the subdivision children had found her during winter when we had really bad, cold weather. He told me that she was hungry, shivering and scared and he kept her. She is adorable, goofy, can play 24/7. She is terrorizing everybody, including me. She bounces off the walls and tries to play with all her siblings and tries to get treats from me by acting all innocent.
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