When Love Isn't Enough

Tiny Rocky was found in a plastic bag in an alley during the first severe cold snap of the winter. He was a little fighter, but couldn't overcome the neurological damage he suffered.

Tiny Rocky was found in a plastic bag in an alley during the first severe cold snap of the winter. He was a little fighter, but couldn't overcome the neurological damage he suffered.

Regina Cat Rescue (RCR) is fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers who care for our rescued cats and kittens - from the tame kitties placed into foster care to the community cats who are happiest living on the streets with the support of our Community Cat Team. 

We do the best we can for each and every rescue, but sometimes no amount of love or veterinary care is enough to save fragile lives. 

We experienced our share of heartbreak in 2017, including the loss of several kittens to one of the nastiest cat viruses out there, panleukopenia. We also had to let go of a precious young kitten named Rocky due to neurological damage from unknown causes and one kitten who simply failed to thrive.

Whether it was a vulnerable young kitten who succumbed to a killer virus or an elderly feral cat who became overwhelmed with health problems, each and every cat knew love from dedicated caregivers and the benefit of the best veterinary care that we could provide. We are grateful to generous donors and an extraordinary fundraising team for enabling us to provide that veterinary care.

Kayley was a pretty young kitten who simply failed to thrive and passed away in foster care.

Kayley was a pretty young kitten who simply failed to thrive and passed away in foster care.

Tiny Hulk couldn't overcome the severe symptoms that affected him and his siblings shortly after rescue. We had to say goodbye to Hulk, but are grateful his siblings survived.

Tiny Hulk couldn't overcome the severe symptoms that affected him and his siblings shortly after rescue. We had to say goodbye to Hulk, but are grateful his siblings survived.

Lanni was a spunky kitten that loved life to the fullest before succumbing to panleukopenia.

Lanni was a spunky kitten that loved life to the fullest before succumbing to panleukopenia.

Tiny Eloise was found scared and frozen in early November when the really cold winter weather set in. We had high hopes for a bright future for Eloise, but instead we were forced to witness her give in to panleukopenia after a valiant effort to survive the disease.

Tiny Eloise was found scared and frozen in early November when the really cold winter weather set in. We had high hopes for a bright future for Eloise, but instead we were forced to witness her give in to panleukopenia after a valiant effort to survive the disease.

This beautiful baby, Torie, fought as hard as she could and we thought she would beat the horrible panleukopenia virus, but sadly it overcame her after four days of fighting.

This beautiful baby, Torie, fought as hard as she could and we thought she would beat the horrible panleukopenia virus, but sadly it overcame her after four days of fighting.

Little Harry and his mom and sister survived the challenging conditions of living stray at an industrial complex with only some wood pallets for protection as winter set in. Sadly, he passed away due to suspected panleukopenia shortly after rescue. 

Little Harry and his mom and sister survived the challenging conditions of living stray at an industrial complex with only some wood pallets for protection as winter set in. Sadly, he passed away due to suspected panleukopenia shortly after rescue. 

We are also grateful to the caregivers who accept these cats into their hearts and homes, and to the Community Cat Team that spend countless hours with our colony cats. It isn't always easy, but it is always appreciated by the cats and RCR.

Long-time community cat Juliette suffered a lot in her short life, from a leg injury that required amputation, to dental disease to a tumour which ultimately forced us to say goodbye.

Long-time community cat Juliette suffered a lot in her short life, from a leg injury that required amputation, to dental disease to a tumour which ultimately forced us to say goodbye.

Yoda was TNR'ed in 2014 and died at his colony in February 2017 where he was safe, warm, fed and loved.

Yoda was TNR'ed in 2014 and died at his colony in February 2017 where he was safe, warm, fed and loved.

Harley was TNR'ed in 2013 and passed away en route to the vet in May 2017 after volunteers noticed his behaviour was off.

Harley was TNR'ed in 2013 and passed away en route to the vet in May 2017 after volunteers noticed his behaviour was off.

Audrey also passed away in 2017.

Audrey also passed away in 2017.

Libby was TNR'ed in 2014 and sadly passed away in 2017.

Libby was TNR'ed in 2014 and sadly passed away in 2017.

RIP to the sweet felines who crossed the rainbow bridge in 2017. We're proud to say they left the world knowing love.

-Alanna, Regina Cat Rescue