A Message from our Shelter Manager
A rumor about TARPS has been brought to our attention recently. As Shelter Manager, I’d like to address it personally.
The rumor states that there is a mysterious cat illness going through the shelter and all our cats are now stricken with it.
The facts are: a couple of our new litters of kittens have come down with fevers. Once discovered, the ill kittens were immediately brought to our vet. The cause is unknown. They are now responding well to antibiotics and all are recovering.
At the moment, we are quarantining the remaining healthy kittens and monitoring them closely.
Please note, none of the mother cats, or ANY of our other animals, has shown to be ill.
It is our policy to adopt out only animals that have reached 8 weeks of age, passed a vet’s full inspection and get the approval of the shelter manager. Based on policy, the ill litters will remain at the veterinary hospital or here until nursed to full health.
Additionally, we hold that as long as we exist, all TARPS’ animals remain TARPS’ animals. If a new adoptive family finds their new pet has taken ill once home, or if any adoptive family can no longer care for their animal whatever reason, we will accept it back into our shelter.
If you hear or read something, have questions or concerns about what is happening at the shelter we are happy to address them. If we don’t know something we will find out and get back to you with an answer. Feel free to e-mail, mail or call us during the day or come in during our hours of operation with your concerns.
Here is our contact information:
The Animal Rescue and Protection Society, Inc.
1758 Route 103 South
Chester, Vermont 05143
Hours of Operation: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5
For up-to-date information on the kittens’ health, give us a call. Until they are well, they cannot go home with anyone, but we are accepting deposits, if you are interested in one of the 8+ week-old litters.