Aspergers man creates Cuddle Cat Rescue and fulfills his dream

Hannibal, Mo. — Zach Atteberry, 25, has a long association with PoC. Years ago he contributed in comments and articles. He is a genuinely nice guy and an animal lover. He has Asperger syndrome. He admittedly had a tough childhood. He became depressed but found his calling with working with animals. He has a God-given gift in communicating with animals.

Lily, the owner's best friend and cat.

Lily, the owner’s best friend and cat.

The Herald-Whig online newspaper report that Zachariah had a ten percent chance of survival as a child in his mother’s womb because she had thyroid cancer when pregnant.

Through endeavour and commitment he became a vet tech and a certified cat behaviourist. And now he has opened a genuine, nonprofit, licensed cat rescue organisation in the basement of his home. How cool is that? Some time ago he wrote a book: Animal Shelter Care Manual. He is an achiever.

I have got to say that I am very impressed. He has named it Cuddle Cat Rescue. It was founded in November last year and licensed in April 2018. Cuddle Cat Rescue has taken in 30 cats. The nearest alternative rescue is in Missouri near St. Louis according to Zachariah.

One reason why Zach rescues cats is because he says that dogs get more publicity than cats. I agree. Most of the cats coming to Cuddle Cat Rescue are pulled from the Northeast Missouri Humane Society (NMHS). Some of the cats at Zach’s rescue are brought in by individuals.

NMHS welcome the help from Cuddle Cat Rescue (CCR) during the kitten season as it helps clear the kennels. CCR are always looking for foster carers. There are not enough people willing to foster the rescue cats, Zach said.

Click this link to visit the website of Cuddle Cat Rescue. Zach is great guy. Please help him if you can with fostering, money donations or litter and food donations.

Click this link to see search results for Zach Atteberry on this site.

I hope Zach picks up this post and comments as it would be great to hear from him.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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3 Responses

  1. Hello Michael. Hope to leave a big update soon via an article. Sent you an email today!

  1. May 15, 2021

    […] two books up to this point which are highly successful. I have a high sense of accomplishment as I also run a cat rescue. I am hoping that this site will have me back even though I have not been around very much. The new […]

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