Fall/Winter 2020 Issue No. 54
Most cats answer to many names, and our Dom was no exception, but I think she responded more to a look and a pleasant voice saying “hey”!
The call came in on a nice early Spring day, 2019. “My name is Scott, and I have this most amazing cat”. No one could take her, so Scott found his way to us. He had been “working” with this stray cat (probably owned as she was spayed) for many months and she finally flipped the corner to allow rubs and pets. She was black and white, but hard to see the white as dust baths were her thing.
Scott couldn’t take her into his already full cattery household so was reaching out. Dom came to live with us and engaged our hearts and minds. She was sweet and vocal, with a voracious appetite for food and love, but a bit disdainful of most of our forever felines in the Shelter. She wanted to be an only cat!
One of our volunteers suggested we should test her for hyperthyroid (thanks Paula)! Her number was the highest our volunteer vet had seen. Meds were prescribed, which she took easily, and we were told that she was a candidate for Radiocat therapy. Still a youngster, it was determined that she would respond well.
She continued to enthrall us with her antics, too numerous to mention. We had her with us for a long time, it seemed her forever person/people hadn’t yet met her. Therapy ensued, and her numbers didn’t come down as much as expected. We knew another round of therapy was in her future, then COVID hit. She had been advertised off and on for many months and then at last an inquiry was made. Meet and greet went well and she went to her new home. Bittersweet for us, but great for her! She has gone on to have her next therapy and as of press time was just declared to have a normally functioning thyroid. We were thrilled to get this news!
Caveat #1: Her rescuer, Scott, became a CASAS volunteer. He brought us 2 fer- al kittens this spring. We socialized them and they were adopted out togeth- er and are now doing great! We worked together to get their Mama spayed and she’s enjoying life with Scott’s mom.
Caveat #2: Dom’s adopter, who is a local Chef, held a fundraiser for CASAS at the restaurant where she creates amazing meals.
CASAS FUNDRAISING EVENT
Bethany Gregory and her Gwen adopted our sweet Dominique in the spring. After visiting the Shelter and speaking with our volunteers, Bethany realized all of our fundraising events for the year so far had been cancelled and our events on the horizon did not seem promising. As Chef at The Club in Provincetown, she decided she would do an online fundraiser with the winner and a guest to enjoy dinner on the deck of The Club prepared by her. Michael Coffin was the winner, but he had to decline. The runner up was Desiree Jones and she and her guest dined on:
House made pickle plate
Heirloom tomato, parsley and bacon burrata
Pan seared halibut with hollandaise and wilted arugula
Lemon tart and avocado chocolate mousse
In her words, “it was delicious”!
CASAS would like to thank Bethany and The Club, as well as all of the people who participated in the raffle.
Eat. Creep around the house
in search of a mouse.
Meow. Pounce. Show-off. Bounce
like a silly fool-- aren't cats cool?