PAWSitively CATS

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking on behalf of PAWSitively CATS.  The event was held at Clues Unlimited Bookstore in Tucson (a wonderful name for a bookstore specializing in mysteries).  It was a great afternoon celebrating books, cats and this great organization.  They are the largest no-kill shelter in Tucson.  Their mission is to provide “compassionate care for homeless cats.”  Many are special needs cats including those with diabetes, Feline Leukemia, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus or have conditions like blindness or being paraplegic.  The organization relies entirely on donations for support. 

This is Harriet who is one of the permanent residents.  Her back legs are non-functional owing to a dog attack shortly after she gave birth.  Following her picture is a link where you can learn more about PAWSitively CATS.  Thanks to all who came to the talk.  I hope you enjoyed it and my book.  Thanks as well to the volunteers and donors who make it possible to provide compassionate care for cats in Tucson!

Here’s a link to a wonderful video clip about the cats at PAWSitively CATS.  Enjoy!

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.