What It's Really Like Running a Cat Rescue

Aug 1, 2020
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Welcome to episode one of Catology: Kitten Lady & Friends, a brand new interview series all about staying curious about cats! I'm teaming up with Royal Canin to bring you conversations with some of the most fascinating people in feline welfare about everything from cat behavior to veterinary care to nutrition to rescue. This week my guests are Chris Gutierrez and Shelly Casey from The Catcade, and we're talking all about what it's really like to run a cat rescue. We cover topics like the unexpected paperwork, the messy parts you don't usually see in photos, and the heartwarming transformations that make it all 100% worth it.
Learn more at: www.royalcanin.com/cathealth
Support the Catcade at: www.thecatcade.org

  • that was a nice video good information I like watching some of your videos to learn on how to take care of my pets more al though this info wont be useful for a fish anyways have a great day or night bc I don't really know where you are and keep doing what you do best keep smiling it looks great on you

    T.K.CT.K.CDay ago
  • hi kitten lady i love kittens

    James StraneyJames Straney3 days ago
  • Love your videos you are such a lovely kind person for what you do for these cats and kittens. I have followed you for a year since we got our first kitten Marvel a black cat we now have another black kitten that was going to be dumped called Simba. However, after keeping them apart and introducing slowly. Marvel.still growls and hisses and bats Simba away do you have any advice or tips? Thank you

    Princess EmmzPrincess Emmz5 days ago
  • I think some one Stole my cats kittens

    AFG queen 132 CUTE cat 132AFG queen 132 CUTE cat 1327 days ago
  • Pls help me

    AFG queen 132 CUTE cat 132AFG queen 132 CUTE cat 1327 days ago
  • I love you so much

    Gabriella De SwardtGabriella De Swardt8 days ago
  • I'm a fan of your rescue but not how you dimisnh ppl for wanting kids.

    Fenrir SaibotFenrir Saibot11 days ago
  • I want to foster but the only problem is that the shelter near me dose not acsept pepole to foster righ now what shuld i do pls help me

    Paola LopezPaola Lopez14 days ago
  • I love your video 📹 ❤ 💕

    Angelie SmithAngelie Smith16 days ago
  • Hi please please do a video about Inflammatory Bowel Disease in cats..My cat and me is suffering..

    Ashley's VlogAshley's Vlog17 days ago
  • Someone tell me what to do ok so I am stating at a hotel and there is this cat it looks like it has worms and starving it has been here for about 2 days my mom feed it some food today we found out that it was a kitten about 6 months old we can't keep it because we have 2 dogs one will chase it and bite it and the other one would bark at it and play bite

    Doggie LoverDoggie Lover18 days ago
  • Do you have any food recommendations? Is there such thing as a “healthy” dry food for cats? What is the best quality from popular pet stores? From what I see most bagged foods have grains and vegetables. Which cats don’t even need...

    Stephen BaileyStephen Bailey20 days ago
  • What do I feed my two month old kitten I’m getting her maybe next week or on thursday

    Sena ElchafeiSena Elchafei20 days ago
  • Can't stay around any longer but wanted to Thank you for the good you have done, which is lots and lots etc. . .

    El Gato, The CatsEyeEl Gato, The CatsEye23 days ago
  • I got my cat when this was made

    Alex BAlex B23 days ago
  • This was so helpful. There are a lot of times that rescues look like it is so easy on social media! I would love to be someone who supports someone else's rescue for sure now. Not as easy as get kittens make em healthy and cute and adopt out.

    nadine angleseynadine anglesey24 days ago
  • please help i don't know what to do for my cat, he hasn't eat or drink in the past 3 days, hes breathing heavily.. hes an old cat and i can't take him to the vet because of corona 😭

    LittyKittyGirlLittyKittyGirl26 days ago
    • hes gone.. fly high Winston😭💔

      LittyKittyGirlLittyKittyGirl25 days ago
  • I LOVE the Cat Cade I love reading the status updates on Facebook.. Hilarious and amazing!

    mNqHOgjJsYmNqHOgjJsY29 days ago
  • What is the best milk for the new born kitten

    cecilia ballesteroscecilia ballesterosMonth ago
    • I try many times, but there are going to sick..

      cecilia ballesteroscecilia ballesterosMonth ago
  • Please please please reach out to Joey Graceffa. He rescued a pregnant stray. He could use your advice. Thank you so much!! I'll email you too so you can see this. Love everything you do. I also have questions myself.

    RheannaBananaRheannaBananaMonth ago
  • I have 1 cat and 5 kittens,the oldest used to have 2 other siblings but we were not able to save them,the first lasted 2 to 3 days and the second lasted like probably almost a month due to how long they haven't been feed.the third which we manage to save and are fully grown by now were found on the floor cold and slightly skinny but now he is a 1 or 2 years old healthy cat and his name is mocha😊

    samantha starsamantha starMonth ago
    • Oh and the 4 kittens currently 4 month now were left on my uncle old car which he never used,luckily they were okay and when they turn 3 month we decided to take care of them because well turns out the mother took 2 of the kittens and put them on a hole at the back of our house and fortunately,the first kitten is okay but the second had a broken arm and we took her to the vet.the first is garfield the second is coco the third is vanilla and the fourth is vanilla sundae because I don't have any ideas for a new name and my new kitten that were found by my brother while he was working out,she just suddenly rub herself on his feet obviously he was suprise and my baby brother called me to go outside and suprise suprise I saw a cute kitten age probably 2 months or 3 but her other eye is blind don't know how that happened🤔 and her name is bambam 😁

      samantha starsamantha starMonth ago
  • Can you start dog rescue as well.....coz i think they too deserve someone like you......😃

    Geetika b nairGeetika b nairMonth ago
  • I love my two rescue cats!

    Kathleen KleinKathleen KleinMonth ago
  • Awwwwwww

    Chitwood AnimationsChitwood AnimationsMonth ago
  • The microphone SUCKS!! Why are you using an outside microphone??! Your sound engineer got their degree from a gum ball machine!!!

    Dimitri BoroznyDimitri BoroznyMonth ago
  • i wanna and my own cat/ kitten rescue

    Daphne PaigeDaphne PaigeMonth ago
  • you miss hanna are da best wov you you are really enspireing me to learn about cats and kittens

    Daphne PaigeDaphne PaigeMonth ago
  • Thank you so much because now I take for almost more than 20 cats It is my feature dream to be a vet doctor 😂

    salma karrasalma karraMonth ago
  • Can

    Angela BellamyAngela BellamyMonth ago

    Samantha LewisSamantha LewisMonth ago
  • You’ve gave me so much advice on how to take care of cats I had a few sick cats and with your advice they are all better I just wanna say thank you :)

    Brooklynn imagination landBrooklynn imagination landMonth ago
  • Could you take my kitten please I can’t keep him and he needs a good family

    Infinity Wolf packInfinity Wolf packMonth ago
  • You had me up until the point that you started virtue signaling for other charities.

    TeddyBearismsTeddyBearismsMonth ago
  • $15!! to get in cat cafe'? I live in uk so maybe that's cheaper than I'm guesstimating . Plus, if the games are free to play, then maybe that is fair but still sounds a high fee. If 3 of you turn up that's $45! it just seems a lot. I'd love to go nonetheless🐈 😸😻🐱🕹🎮🎞📼📺

    Bexy BooBexy BooMonth ago
  • Wow I like your cat

    Danial haziq ramadhan bin mohd zakariah MZDanial haziq ramadhan bin mohd zakariah MZMonth ago
  • I have a cat Her name is Bella 1 years old in like your cat

    Danial haziq ramadhan bin mohd zakariah MZDanial haziq ramadhan bin mohd zakariah MZMonth ago
  • Hey I need help with ny kitten so the kitten's back legs like they are like there on ice its front legs are fine its just its back legs she can still move them but she can't walk on them so I was wondering what I should do

    Megan EzellMegan EzellMonth ago
  • I'm trying to work my way into cat fostering, and I'm finding it's not that easy to get a foot in the door, especially under COVID-19 restrictions. My underpinning principle is we need to achieve a favorable outcome for as many cats as possible while remembering that each cat's favorable outcome will be different. Balance is key: Should we spend thousands saving one very needy cat when those thousands could have saved dozens of less needy cats? That's a tough call to have to make, but a cat rescuer has to make it. Every would-be entrepreneur, in whatever field, should watch this video. Most people who want to start a business, of whatever kind, have no idea how complex it is to begin and sustain a business and how much of that effort is far removed from the thing they're passionate about.

    Ranger SmithRanger SmithMonth ago
  • I finally found episode 1 of catology!

    KyraKyraMonth ago
  • It's LIRRITEY 5 am for me and I have school

    GigiOliviadavidmia IamSanna it’s funnhGigiOliviadavidmia IamSanna it’s funnhMonth ago
  • I just recused a kitten , I’m not sure what breed it is or how old 😔 I guessing 16 weeks..

    Laidback VibesLaidback VibesMonth ago
  • I want a.old man kitty so badly 😭

    Alex DesmaraisAlex DesmaraisMonth ago
  • Useful stuff starts around 25 minutes in.

    Brenda ReedBrenda ReedMonth ago
  • hi l loveeeeeee cats

    nevaeh stringernevaeh stringerMonth ago
  • Your cats are adorable

    Db DbDb DbMonth ago
  • Hello, I recently found a kitten whose leg is twisted, any advice?

    Sunshine CoxSunshine CoxMonth ago
    • Thanks, we want to keep him but his little leg is all wonky and unusable... but he’s not starving or dehydrated now so that’s good.

      Sunshine CoxSunshine CoxMonth ago
    • I have no idea how to help with that, I’m really sorry... I couldn’t ignore this. I’m sending you and the kitten the most loving vibes!

      gwenoutof10gwenoutof10Month ago
  • You might not respond but I have two kittens in my negihbors backyard and they sometimes come in our yard. And there is another cat but it’s feral. The one kitten gained some weight not a lot I don’t know if the other gray kitten is too skinny since she is scared of everyone but what should I do

    Lia ChangeLia ChangeMonth ago
  • I live in Chicago and I've been here, its super awesome! Great people and kitties!

    AstropossumAstropossumMonth ago
  • oh i didn't realize until she said chicago - i actually went there in february when i was in town!! super fun place with cute cats

    Sarah MechemSarah MechemMonth ago
  • Your videos were my guide when I recently adopted a stray kitten. I wanna be like you 💗

    ReeReeMonth ago
  • OMG, this couple is as cute as the kittens on the cat cam. They are just adorable!! I hope they are together forever!

    Kathie AllenKathie AllenMonth ago
  • Hello. I am a cat rescue from Bangkok, Thailand. Love your work and I learn a lot from you 😻 Please give us more info about how to take care of kittens. Thank you ♥️

    Dena in The Cat LandDena in The Cat LandMonth ago
  • I fell asleep watching this and had a dream I went into a building called kitten land where in small areas there were kittens walking around. Rules were no picking up the kitten, no stealing them, and something else I forgot. Lol

    Garroth OkhasisGarroth OkhasisMonth ago
  • I realy want to be a vet but i didn't know running a cat resue is so helpfull and fun

    eriko martinezeriko martinez2 months ago
  • Is there a market for kitten fostering in the uk? I’ve never heard of anyone finding stray kittens here?

    Emily BirchallEmily Birchall2 months ago
  • Who wants some kittens

    Mazie ColeMazie Cole2 months ago
  • Kitten lady I need your help I just got six newborn kittens but I can't afford to keep them all what should I do I can't put them up for adoption

    Mazie ColeMazie Cole2 months ago
  • Wow, this guy really has a problem with sharing the spotlight, doesn't he? Hannah tried really hard to shift focus to the lady at one point.

    Kasia MleczarskaKasia Mleczarska2 months ago
  • So cool thanks Hanna

    Les MorrisLes Morris2 months ago
  • Your interview with catcade really resonated with me. I now WANT to start a catcade where I live in Venice Beach. I’ve fostered for years and this seems like the next natural step. 😻😻 **Edit**Okay, I watched more. Never mind! I’ll stick to fostering. 😹😹

    Stacy TStacy T2 months ago
  • Over a thousand cats in 3 years? Brings new meaning to the term "Cat-er-day."

    Laura OtermatLaura Otermat2 months ago
  • Just had a question, I know nobody will probably respond, but has anyone had to deal with a bout of coccidia in a litter of kittens? We had a litter become infected and we only have 1 of 5 left alive :( He has special food and meds from the vet but I was wondering about anything else we should potentially know... I just don't want to loose this last one...

    Xander ConstanteXander Constante2 months ago
  • You are amazing, thank you for all you do!

    Ellen CoxEllen Cox2 months ago
  • Coco - I am the star of this show!

    zelliehtruezelliehtrue2 months ago
  • Great video and information

    Youngest Old Cat LadyYoungest Old Cat Lady2 months ago
  • We are trying to rescue a little orange cat that lives in our backwoods. So far we have been feeding it, playing with it, and giving it love. We are gonna take it to the vet soon.

    Blakeley StormfeatherBlakeley Stormfeather2 months ago
  • My kitty is from the Catcade! Hes a one eyed tabby boy. it was love at first sight, he didn't want any one else petting him, but I got headrubs, he's spoiled rotten now

    RadCatRadCat2 months ago
  • I just got a couple of kittens and they’re very small (116g and 126g) they’re now losing weight and I have no access to a vet. I feed them kitten formula mixed with water and they lay on a heating pad. They don’t move much and only meow when I pick them up. They’re also really bad eaters. It’s very hard to feed them with a syringe or a bottle. I need advice

    Lana BananaLana Banana2 months ago
  • So many things to love about this video. The Host, the fabulous guests, one guests gorgeous hair, kittens on kitty bunk beds, all that information, beautiful guest kitties. So looking forward to the next one.

    Michelle van der bylMichelle van der byl2 months ago
  • Loved this, watch It all!!!!

    Rosie BravoRosie Bravo2 months ago
  • Foster mom Neonatal kitten kitten kindergarten

    JetBrujahJetBrujah2 months ago
  • * Me seeing how long this vid is, and when I have to leave * Hello darkness my old friend...

    scarlett nevisscarlett nevis2 months ago
  • Kitten lady should start a podcast

    Team JasTeam Jas2 months ago
  • Disgusting person who did this there is no excuse for that , sick of hearing sob stories of being evil

    Griffith WilliamsGriffith Williams2 months ago
  • I love the kitty bunk bed

    Marcella HilfertyMarcella Hilferty2 months ago
  • So glad you had Catcade on. I follow them on IG and Chris is great with the posts and love all of their posts. Lots of ❤ to all of you. This was such great information, and ppl underestimate the work involved with a nonprofit. So great for the "real" of all of that. Thank you!

    Lori HunterLori Hunter2 months ago
  • Mancano i sottotitoli in italiano, vi prego, metteteli!!!

    Lina FiorelloLina Fiorello2 months ago
  • Has there ever been a female orange cat?

    Hailie BruhnHailie Bruhn2 months ago
    • @Pusheen Obsessed okay, tysm! I'm getting a kitty and the breeder has 2 orange males and my uncle has 2 male orange kittys

      Hailie BruhnHailie Bruhn2 months ago
    • Hailie Bruhn yes many times there is one right now with USworldsr Sarah donner

      Pusheen ObsessedPusheen Obsessed2 months ago
  • The people who disliked are Australians likeing this

    Harry WazolodHarry Wazolod2 months ago
    • lol lol lol good one ;o)

      Alberte NaiaAlberte NaiaMonth ago
    • @Friendly Person Oh lol that's me then! Thanks :D

      Adelaide an eggAdelaide an egg2 months ago
    • Adelaide an egg He's pretty much saying the dislikes are from Australians(because the are like at the bottom of the world so the do a see things upside down).

      Friendly PersonFriendly Person2 months ago
    • @Friendly Person I know, I just don't know what it means, so I can't understand what they are telling us.

      Adelaide an eggAdelaide an egg2 months ago
    • Adelaide an egg They made like one small mistake, it's not a big deal.

      Friendly PersonFriendly Person2 months ago
  • _aww so cute 🤗🤗🐕❤️🐈_

    Lifestyle Around the WorldLifestyle Around the World2 months ago
  • The down votes on these vids always mystify me. Like who doesn't like animal rescue? Good info, as always.

    Stephanie PhouotridesStephanie Phouotrides2 months ago
  • Well today I just save two kittens lives my dad work friend wanted to put her brand new kittens in a shelter but I took them in my home and I switched they’re life

    nour ghattasnour ghattas2 months ago
  • @kitten lady can you help me catch a kitten at my house

    Dylan GibbanyDylan Gibbany2 months ago
  • Royal canin is expensive af (and not worth it) At that price point, you could just feed your cat meat (which is the healthiest food for cats to eat)

    Bigfartz69420Bigfartz694202 months ago
    • berppppp so you can’t watch it?

      Pusheen ObsessedPusheen Obsessed2 months ago
  • Can someone tell me what the skin condition was called. I keep replaying it but can't seem to hear what they called it.

    Kristy MeagherKristy Meagher2 months ago
  • all happy til the day cat realyse who castrated them ,,, happy carma 😄

    Jan HansenJan Hansen2 months ago
  • Where are you located??

    Deborah W.Deborah W.2 months ago
  • Is it possible for the public to adopt one of your 8 week old kittens?

    Carson ZubaCarson Zuba2 months ago
  • hey hannah! i have a 8 year old cat sense i have had sense she was around 6 months old. she has never been abused and she is very loved and we always feed and have a clean litter box for her but for some reason she is just super scared of everyone in the house. she does not like toys, they always scare her. she is always hiding under my parents bed or under the table. i would love to help her be less scared and i just want her to get used to me so i can play and love on her. could you make a video or do you have any tips of helping my adult cat get more socialized?

    Courtney PageCourtney Page2 months ago
  • I love the Catcade. Any time I'm around other people when I see their posts, I read them aloud to everyone, since they're so funny.

    Unicorn Hunter BooksUnicorn Hunter Books2 months ago
  • OMG the kitten-cam 😻

    Jennifer HJennifer H2 months ago
  • Ive been having difficulty letting them go.. now i have around 30 cats and kittens

    Blue CuteBlue Cute2 months ago
  • Hannah, you are an amazing person, i love watching those beautiful cats, they feel so loved around you.

    Sonia castellanos macalSonia castellanos macal2 months ago

    Descendant of Lord OwODescendant of Lord OwO2 months ago
    • Being cute with Spinach in a loving home.

      57 Year Old James Bond57 Year Old James Bond2 months ago
  • This was a very inspirational and helpful video! Looking forward to tuning in these next 7 weeks 😸

    Lynn NLynn N2 months ago
  • Could you do a segment on FIV and FeLV

    Miriam Alvarez PerezMiriam Alvarez Perez2 months ago
  • This was fun! More please, Thank you.

  • How to tame a newly adopted 2 month old kitten.

    Kathleen Anne SoroanKathleen Anne Soroan2 months ago
  • 😃

    Jenn GlowJenn Glow2 months ago
  • “cat advocate” Me: CATVOCATE

    Thinking Out LoudThinking Out Loud2 months ago