Monday, November 9, 2015

NW Houston TX: SAD UPDATE after RESCUE- Spartacus-Stray Blind Orange Tabby Cat RIP

Spartacus RIP

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From: Gayla Geist <>
Date: Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 11:07 AM
Subject: SAD UPDATE after RESCUE: HOU, TX! Ray Charles-Stray Blind Orange Tabby Cat Needs Rescue - NW Houston TX]

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From: "Melinda Kessel" <>
Date: Nov 9, 2015 12:14 PM
Subject: FW: HOU, TX! Ray Charles-Stray Blind Orange Tabby Cat Needs Rescue - NW Houston TX]

Hi Gayla.  Just FYI.  Brenda took the orange kitty, she renamed him Spartacus, to the vet after trapping him.  He had a very high temperature, 106, and tested positive for FIV and feline leukemia.  He did fine during the exam, but when they checked on him later, he had died. 

Very sad news, but I'm so thankful to all involved in trying to help him.  If not for their help, he would have died in the elements in someone's flower bed.  Also, it's good to know what all was going with him, so I can alert neighbors.  The stray cat population is out of control in this area.

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From: Melinda Kessel []
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2015 8:01 PM
Subject: Ray Charles-Cat

Hey.  He's the picture of, "Ray Charles."  He is a homeless, unneutered, orange tabby cat. He appears to be partially blind. I don't know where he came from, but I do remember seeing him (he didn't see me) in the neighborhood last winter. He disappeared for some time and is back now.  Don't know if someone that was feeding the strays quit feeding them or what, but he's around here often. The "Three Stooges" (Three TNR that I feed)don't seem to mind him, but he's one of two that are on the trapping list.  The other is a black, unneutered cat. I'll try to get a picture of him too.  If you know of anyone that might be interested in helping him, please let me know.