Friday, September 22, 2017

Friday Update!!

Lots going on with adoptions and arrivals!!  Gandolph went home where he will be the only pet in the house - with the exception of a parakeet.  (I might sleep with one eye open if I was that bird!) Chandler went home to a nice family and is gaining a Golden Doodle brother.  Figs and Goldie went to a home with another one of our cats, named Calvin, who was adopted from us from PetSmart in January of this year.  Some of you may remember Calvin.  The three will be sharing quarters in a home now!

Below are the six cats at the store right now.  Two others scheduled to go started with an upper respiratory infection so we need to wait for them to get better or choose others.

Rachel and Angel arrived last weekend.  Rachel is a playful little girl about five months old.  She arrived at the shelter in mid July at 10 weeks old.
Rachel
Angel is another little girl about five months old.  She was trapped among many others in a colony where the caretaker had allowed many cats to reproduce.  She was sick for quite a while at the Shelter and then went into a foster home.  She may seem a tad shy at first but she is a friendly girl who loves attention!
Angel
Daphne, Finn, Georgette and Luna are being brought to the store today - Friday.  Litter mates Daphne and Finn would do well if they stayed together however it is not required.  They were trapped in an area where unfixed cats are reproducing and a kind soul is trying to get things under control.  They, too, were very sick when they first arrived at the Shelter and spent quite a while in our iso room.  Daphne is the more outgoing of the two.  Finn is not very fond of being held,  however is a nice boy!  How do you tell them apart?  Finn, the boy, is the bigger of the two.  Daphne is a petite little lady!
Daphne (top) & Finn (bottom)
Georgette is a five year old torbi that is very sweet and very social.  She was surrendered to the Shelter in early August.  She needs a quiet home and will make a wonderful companion for the right person. Look at those eyes!
Georgette

Luna was left behind by tenants in an apartment when they moved out.  The property owner called animal control to come pick her up.  She is sweet and loves people!!
Luna
As always - please allow the new guys to take the time they need to acclimate to their new surroundings.  Do not force them to mingle with the others.  Let them decide on their terms when they are ready to socialize!

We are still in need of people for the Sunday adoption table.  If you would like to be trained on the paperwork please let me know.  Remember - the Shelter is open during the hours of the adoption table so if you have any questions you can always call us.

In a couple of weeks we will be saying good bye to Jim and Eileen and then in November to Deb and Warren as they head for warmer climates.  They will all be missed and welcomed back warmly in the spring!  Wednesday mornings will be filled by Toni however I will be asking for help on Sunday mornings.

Cindy D will no longer be able to pre-cut the brown paper for us.  She is finishing up one last roll and will drop it off at the store.  If you are able to take this responsibility over let me know.  We will start taking care of this at the Shelter and transport the paper down.  Thank you, Cindy, for years of diligently cutting our rolls of paper to size!!



Monday, September 11, 2017

New Arrivals!

Introducing Pasta, Holly and Gandolf!  Pasta went home on Saturday so you may have already missed your window to meet him.  When that little guy came into the Shelter he was so loud and so persistent in his need for attention!!   You could hear him all through the Shelter!  He is joining two other cats - both under a year old - and a young couple.  He will be happy - and hopefully quiet!!

Gandolph is so handsome!  He is about three years old.  He was dumped at the home of a local animal control officer. Look at that face! He is great with people but not so great with other cats.  He wants all the human attention.  He may not do so well with dogs either.  Be careful letting him out to play.  Give him one on one time.

Holly is a little cutie that was found at a local business.  She is one of the easy ones that will acclimate to a home with other cats, kids and dogs. 
Gandolph

Pasta

Holly
This weekend is the annual fall three day Adoption Event at PetSmart.  Volunteers from the Shelter will be bringing dogs down to the store during the adoption table hours on Saturday and Sunday and will be at the store on Friday as well.

Coverage is still needed for the adoption table on the below dates.  Let me know if you are available to help.

Sunday, September 17, 2-4pm
Wednesday, September 20, 6:30-8:00pm
Sunday, September 24, 2-4pm



Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Adoptions Continue!

Rocko and Mufasa are both going home today!  Rocko will be joining three humans, two dogs (German Shepherds) and three cats.  The family has adopted cats from us in the past.  Mufasa is joining two adults, a teenager and a dog (Labrador Retriever) who is mourning the passing of his feline buddy.  Seems like a good fit for him.

After receiving reports that Figs was experiencing some gastrointestinal distress he was brought back to the Shelter and observed by medical.  Whatever the issue appears to have been rectified so he was brought back.

Rockette arrived at PetSmart this morning.  She is a perfect cat!  She came into the Shelter initially as part of a managed colony of community cats.  After meeting her staff thought a better fit for her was as an inside pet!  She is about a year old and is going to make someone very happy!
Rockin' Rockette
The annual fall PetSmart Adoption Event is Friday, Saturday, Sunday (September 15-17).  Volunteers will be bringing dogs to the store on all three days.

Below are open dates in the September schedule. All are adoption table time slots.  If you are available please let me know.  The usual times are in parenthesis however it can be changed to fit your schedule:

Saturday, September 9 (2-4pm)
Sundays, September 17, 24 (2-4pm)
Wednesdays, September 20 and 27 (6:30-8:00pm)

Friday, September 01, 2017

Two More!

Two new guys arrived at Petsmart today - Mufasa and Goldie. 

Mufasa was trapped at the same location as Spencer and is just as nice!!  He is about four years old.  He will let you know when he has had enough of your petting - just like AJ - so watch how much attention you give him!  He would do best in a home with older kids and will be fine with other cats and dogs. 

Goldie is a cutie who has been with us since late May.  She was found all by herself at about six weeks old.  Her mom and any litter mates were never seen or located.  She loves to have a good time and plays rough! She will acclimate to a home with cats, kids and dogs.
Mufasa
Goldie
Bebob has an approved application and is leaving on Monday.  His new owner originally chose a cat at the Shelter however changed her mind when she met Bebop. 

Four new rolls of brown paper were placed at the store.  I have reached out to Cindy D to see if she can pick it up and cut the squares in advance. Until then I guess we are stuck cutting!  Sorry!!

Happy Labor Day weekend!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Catch Up Time!

August has been a great month for our cats at PetSmart!  A total of ten cats went home between August 2 and August 26. There are probably some cats that left that many of you did not even get an opportunity to meet. Let's see who you remember...  Happy tails to Loofah, Q-Tip, Barron, Gabel, Hershey & Reeses (YAY!!), Becca, Murphy, Spencer and Hamlet.  It was so nice to see Hershey and Reeses go home together where they will be the only pets.  Becca went home with a PetSmart employee! Good for her!

Below are the cats presently at the store.  Two more are scheduled to arrive by the end of the week.  

Figs (male) and Francine (female) are litter mates that came from a local rehabilitation center where the clients and residents feed outside cats.  A volunteer has been trapping there, spaying and neutering adults to bring back and removing adoptable kittens and cats.  They are about three months old and spent some time in one of our foster homes.  These two are nice little kittens that will adapt to any home! (We did just receive an application for them however it still needs to be reviewed.)
Figs

Francine
Rocko and Rori are two boys that appear to have been dumped at a local TNR colony.  All the adults at the colony were altered years ago so it is a mystery where they came from.  Sadly, this is a by product of managed colonies. They are about three months old and should adapt to any home environment.
Rori
Rocco
Cleo is a female about seven years old.  Her cage card says her adoption fee is $35.00 however it should be $20.00.  She is friendly girl that will acclimate to a home with other pets.  Someone brought her to the Shelter in late June claiming they found her.
Cleo
Bepop is a boy about five months old.  He came from an area with many unaltered outside cats.  We have been trying for some time to get the situation under control however it has been very difficult.  He is a nice little guy that will make a great house pet!  Look at that face!!
Bepop
So there you have it - the latest six residents.  Let's hope the adoptions keep up at this pace!  Usually things slow down a bit when school initially goes back in session.  We'll see what happens!

Welcome to four new volunteers - Liz, Viktoria & Melissa (mother/daughter team) and Paula!  They trained two weeks ago with Crystal from the Shelter.  It is always nice to have some extra help!  Liz will be filling the regular every other Monday time slot and the others will fill in as needed. 

TWO IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
1) Please do not over feed.  The cats only requires a half a cup of food twice a day.  Bowls should never be filled all the way to the top.  Volunteers go in twice a day so believe me a cat is not going to starve!  We do not want to be throwing food away and increasing the budget for Petsmart.
2) Any medical issue you observe PLEASE email the shelter and Judy directly - as well as note it in the book.  Email animal.shelter@cmcsheriff.net AND daviesdunhour@comcast.net

The September calendar looks great!!  There are only four openings and all are adoption tables.  The time for the Adoption Table is usually 2-4pm, however we can change the two hour time period to accommodate your schedule..  The open dates are:

Sundays, September 3, 17 and 24
Saturday, September 9



Friday, July 28, 2017

Finally Louie Gets To Go Home!

Hooray for Louie!!  After two not so good applications we finally received a great one!! Louie left Wednesday night with mom and dad and a very excited five year old boy!  Perfect!! Oh, and he will also be joining Spencer the hamster.  Watch it, Spence! 

Three new youngsters arrived today...Loofa, QTip and Pierre.

Loofa and QTip are bonded littermates just over three months old and it would be wonderful to see them go home together.  They came from a home where the occupants are not so good at controlling breeding. Fortunately a woman in the neighborhood is helping them.  Loofa, a girl,  is a little aloof and QTip, a boy,  is outgoing.  So often people leave the shy one behind.  We do not want to see that happen to our Loofa!  She needs to go home with her brother! 
Aloof Loofa

Cutie QTip
We suspect Pierre was dumped.  This four month old domestic kitten showing no signs of being feral simply shows up one day in the yard of a woman well known for caring for cats.  So where did he come from?  We will never know BUT he is a nice boy!!
Plucky Pierre

I do have a new volunteer who may be taking over every other Monday evening.  She has not been trained yet but should be soon.  At this point coverage is needed for Monday, July 31 in the evening.

The August schedule looks good.  Help is needed at the Adoption Table on Sundays.  I am waiting to hear from Judy M to see if she is available for the Saturdays.  In addition coverage is needed for the Adoption Table on Wednesday, August 23.

Stay high and dry through this storm!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Time To Catch Up!

Yoda went home on Saturday, July 8 and will have a lot of attention!  He is now with a young couple and their eight year old child.  He is the only pet in their house.

Stallone was showing some signs of stress so was brought back to the Shelter.  He is doing fine.  AJ is doing fine as well!   He was brought back to the Shelter and quarantined after biting due to what we think was over stimulation.  He has since been cleared and is up for adoption.

Poor Louie seems to be cursed with applications that leave something to be desired.  The first one we received was from a very young couple presently living in a seasonal campground who may or may no be moving to Ohio in two weeks.  The second application is from a man who adopted a cat from us and returned him three months later, adopted another cat and returned her ten months later, picked her back up after a few months only to return her AGAIN.  Hopefully we get a third application that is a good one!

Two cats were brought to the store on Friday - Bama and Barron. Bama already has an approved application and is leaving Wednesday night so some of you may never meet her.

Barron is a love!  He is about two and a half years old.  A local real estate agent was told that someone had moved and left a cat behind.  The agent went to that location and there was Barron - friendly and eartipped. He is about two and half years old.  He will acclimate to any household.  We are not sure if he was strictly outside or inside/outside.
Barron
Bama
The calendar looks good for the rest of July.  Dates that still need coverage are below.  Let me know if you are available to cover any of them:

Thursday, July 20, AM Cleaning
Sunday, July 30, Adoption Table
Monday, July 31, PM Cleaning