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Review for Saving Shasta Cats, Inc., Dunsmuir, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Saving Shasta Cats is all about the big heart and hard work Nicole Dwork does for abandoned or unwanted cats. Nicole can not stand to see a cat abused. In our small town of Weed, she recently trapped and took to the veterinarian a little cat that was running the streets in obvious physical distress. She named the cat, Polar Bear. According to the veterinarian, Polar Bear had been shot by someone with a BB Gun and was very much under weight. Nicole payed the bill for the hospital stay and found him a good home. Recently, she had a person who was evicted from their home who had been hoarding cats. She cared for each one of the unwanted cats. Nicole has cat food or medication delivered to families that can not afford it. She has sent me flea medication for my cats, Robbie and Bodie. She has set up feeding stations for the cats and made sure that each one of the feral cats were spayed or neutered. She provides cold weather shelter for many of the cats who do not have homes. There was once a Mountain Lion in an area around her house where she provides a home for feral cats. Nicole sat up all night outside so none of them would be eaten by the predator. She is always educating people she provides resources to. Nicole starts every day with the cats of Siskiyou County first and foremost on her mind. If it was't for the unselfish dedication of Nicole Dwork, there would be many more undercared for and feral cats in the area. By the loving kindness she gives to all, I have seen people changed. My friend was helped by Nicole many, many times. My friend lived alone with his companion cat, Daisey. Daisey was all he really had. Daisey was overweight and diabetic, in pain with bad teeth. Nicole educated my friend about cat care, provided the right food, took Daisey to the doctor, had her teeth pulled, helped provide pain medication and reinforced all the orders given by the vetarinarian by educating on diabetes, correct food and pain control. Nicole also helped my friend with Daisey's passing away by providing friendship. My friend was was so overwhelmed by her quiet, kind and nonjudgemental way Nicole demonstrated consistantly with animals and people, he did a very uncharacteristic thing : He opened his wallet and gave his money to Saving Shasta Cats and took in some feral cats. He started asking, "How can I help?" With Nicole Dwork's big heart and love of animals, Saving Shasta Cats has changed our little community for the better and I thank her for that.

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