Monthly Archives: November 2016
Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Since the late days of September, the Star Rescuer of AMOR, Jeanette Johnstone, got a report about a stray cat and her kittens in Guiones Beach. One of the kittens was taken by a kind foster parent, but two kittens where locked up in a bodega for 3 days, and they became violent and distrusting (feral). At the time, Jeanette took it upon herself to keep them secure and to give them love, so that they would regain their confidence.
After a couple of days, the cats were already responding to the caring attention of Jeanette, and some progress could be seen. Here is a video of the early progress:
On October the 27th, a kind family decided to care for the cats, even if they were not completely recovered from their feral habits and fears. They named one Bat and the other Cristal. They spent their first week hiding together behind the washing machine.
Tammy, the kind foster mother, kept the cats contained so that they could feel safe. Little by little, the cats started to peer out of their hiding spot when someone came to give them food or water. They even started showing some curiosity when someone just came by to check on their tiny faces. They still showed fear towards people, but they would run away slower and slower every time.
Some progress was observed, so Tammy decided to leave the bodega door open. The kittens started exploring the house. Eventually, a third kitten was added to the family, as Tammy found a stray kitten and decided to keep it.
“The two cats started to hide separately and in different hiding spots and moving a little slower to the new spots.”, Tammy, the owner, describing her experience to our correspondent, “With the new baby kitten that we picked up to foster and have decided to keep, the kittens all found a way to start to engage in play. We gave the three of them two marbles to chase around. They loved it, and the baby kitten encouraged their playing. Slowly but surely we started to take time to hold the little kittens separately, to get them adjusted to being held long enough for their heart rate to slow and then releasing them so that they could return to hiding. Today, the 13th of November, 17 days after we received them, the two black kittens have range of the house. All doors are left open, but they only venture between the bodega, the bathroom and the bedroom. However, they venture and play around the room with us in it and only hide from us when we move too suddenly. The smaller one, Bat, now purrs when held and doesn’t run away. The larger one, Crystal, seems able to relax, but hasn’t engaged her purring as of yet. Bat is far more sociable at this point, but Crystal isn’t far behind. In my opinion, Bat would be ready to be fostered by a family that could be patient with her and could take their time with engaging touch. Crystal still needs some time to adjust and although Bat would be fine to be without Crystal, I am not sure the same can be said of Crystal.”
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Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This Friday 11th of November, 2016, Del Mar Academy, a bilingual Montessori school in Nosara, will be hosting the Ecological Blue Flag Ceremony.
The Ecological Blue Flag (Bandera Azul Ecológica) is a prize granted annually to efforts and volunteer work directed towards conservation and development of natural resources, the implementation of actions to confront climate change, the search for better sanitary conditions and the improvement of the public health in Costarican communities.
You can read more about the Ecological Blue Flag here: http://banderaazulecologica.org/
The event will host children from 63 schools from Hojancha, Nandayure and Nicoya, as well as environmental organizations from Nosara. The attendance is expected to be of around 200 people. Each school represented will be receiving an Ecological Blue Flag, and the ceremony will include as well as dances, a play by 6th grade students, among other activities.
AMOR Animales will have a stand were we will be selling our book, Love your pet, which is a way for the organization to get funding and support from the community.
We are thrilled to be a part of this ever-ending success.
Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The Vicepresident and Operations Manager of AMOR Animales de Nosara, Jeanette Johnstone, presented this report of the first year of the organization. Operations started on May, 2016.
Total adoptions: 14
Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The President of AMOR, Marcia Wallace, received a call around 5pm on Thursday November 3rd, about an extremely manourished dog in Garza. A man, named Bhajan, was extremely concerned and wanted help in assisting the dog.
Fortunately, he decided to call AMOR.
Marcia told him to take the dog to NosaraVet. The dog was diagnosed with extreme malnutrition, an ear infection and ehrlichia. Bahjan purchased high nutrient food, as well as flea, tick and worm medication, which was administered by Marcia’s kind touch.
The dog is a female, and she is so sweet and kind that Bhajan decided to call her Sweet Pea. She spent two nights with him. Now she is enjoying her new foster home.
Sweet pea will lighten the heart of her new owners with her kindness and joy.