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.
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

Friday, June 23, 2017

Benny the Bum Begs His Way Home!

Benny and Jackal went home Wednesday night.  Benny will be living with two small dogs - a Chihuahua and a Papillion - an older cat, two adults and four children ages 15, 8, 4 and 3.  He certainly will not be lacking companionship or attention!  Jackal will be living with a single young man who was said he needed a new friend! 

Tye Dye was not doing so well at the store so we brought her back to the Shelter.  She was starting to swat at volunteers and showing signs of stress.  She will be fine at the Shelter with us!

Five cats arrived yesterday.  Special thanks to Jim and Eileen for having the cages all set up and ready to go as instructed!

Hershey and Reeses were placed in the big cage and need to stay together forever.  Their human mom owner passed away a couple months ago.  She had lost her husband a year or so before.  These seven year old littermates lived with an older couple who have adult children and grandchildren who would visit often.  They would sit outside on the porch with their mom and dad and not wander off.   They are lap cats that are accustomed to sleeping together in bed with their owner. They must be so sad.  Hopefully someone sees them soon and takes them home together.  A $20 adoption fee would cover both cats.
Handsome Hershey

Regal Reeses
Stallone was originally adopted from us in 2012. The owner's parents moved in with her and they are allergic to cats so out the door he went.   This 12 year old stud is good with older kids, dogs and other cats.   He is a purring machine that loves attention.  He does prefer not to be picked up.  He will come to you and hang out next to or with you and purr away.  He qualifies for our Senior For Senior Adoption Program.
Sexy Stallone
Louie is a young male under a year old looking for an active home.  His original owners were unable to care for him so they gave him to a friend.  That friend kept Louie for a couple of months however her son is allergic to cats so she could not keep him.  We are not sure how he would do with other cats or dogs however most likely it would not be a problem.  
Luscious Louie
Yoda came from a cat colony at a local marina that was growing in size.  He has a clipped ear because originally he was going to be returned however we decided he would do better as a house cat.   He is a year old.  He did spend time with other cats.  We do not know how he will react to dogs.
Yearning Yoda
As always - do not be quick to open the door between cages or to force these cats to immediately socialize with one another.  Give them time to settle in and relax.  Remember, they are dealing with the stress of close to 12 hours of customers, noise, dogs and a two different people daily arriving to take care of them.  It is a lot to handle.  Go slow.  

There are a couple of open days still in June that are listed below. 
Friday, June 23, Evening Cleaning (today)
Sunday, June 25, Adoption Table
Tuesday, June 27, Evening Cleaning 
Friday, June 30, Evening Cleaning

Please look to July and let me know if there are any open dates you can cover.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Welcome New Volunteers and New Cat!

New volunteers!!  Yay!! Jim and Eileen Jones have joined us at PetSmart.  They will be taking the morning cleaning on Wednesdays as well as helping out with the Adoption Table.  Come the end of October they will head back to Arizona where they winter and we shall miss them!  We are so thankful for the help!!  Welcome, Eileen and Jim!

Happy was the last adoption from the store and left on May 24.  She left in a pink rolling carrier - like a princess!  She will be sharing a home with a male cat and female human.  

There has been some moving around of the guys at the store.  Star was brought back to the Shelter when she bit a volunteer and required quarantine due to Health Department protocols.  She has been released and is available for adoption at the Shelter. We discovered that London has a bad tooth that was bothering him so he was brought back to the Shelter.  Kahn seemed to be suffering from stress at the store so we brought him back to the Shelter where he has always seemed happy.

So, that left Benny in the big cage, Jackal and Tye Dye.  Both applications on Jackal fell through and the applicant for Benny simply never returned any of our calls.  None of the adoptions were meant to be!

On Friday, AJ and Becca joined the three others.  AJ was surrendered to the Shelter by someone who had many, many cats and needed to lessen the numbers.  AJ was a bit of a bully with the other cats and causing some problems!  He can get a little hissy so please do not allow him to run free with the other cats.  He tends to bully the males, not the females. He is about six years old
Becca is a senior girl and qualifies as a Senior For Senior Adoption.  She is about twelve years old.  Sadly her owner had to surrender her along with two other cats and two dogs.  Even though she lived with other animals we feel should would do best as an only pet or in a home where she has her own space.
The June calendar looks great!!  Below are a few dates that still need to be covered.  Let me know if you are available:

Sunday, June 18, Adoption Table
Monday, June 19, PM Cleaning
Friday, June 23, PM Cleaning
Sunday, June 25, Adoption Table
Friday, June 30, PM Cleaning

Monday, May 15, 2017

Feisty Ally Goes Home!

Well, feisty little Ally left on Wednesday with her new mom and her human sister.  Apparently she did not go without a bit of a fight!  Mom had seen her through the glass and unbeknownst to us they had not met her yet.  Luckily they were undeterred by Ally's literal hissy fit.  Paws crossed she begins to behave herself!

Jack appears to have started an upper respiratory infection so was returned to the Shelter today.  We do have a couple of applications for him so hopefully he goes home soon. 

Benny the Bum moved into the big cage.  He came into the Shelter in late April of this year.  He was being fed outside for quite some time by a Good Samaritan but he kept insisting he was not an outside cat and kept trying to get in the house!  This nice tom convinced the feeder that it was time he became a house cat.  He is about four years old.  As you can see he is quite handsome!  Benny will acclimate to a house with other cats, kids and even dogs.
Benny the Bum
Below are the dates that still need coverage this month:
Wednesday, May 17, AM Cleaning
Wednesday, May 17, Adoption Table or PM Cleaning
Sunday, May 21, Adoption Table
Wednesday, May 24, AM Cleaning
Sunday, May 28, Adoption Table
Wednesday, May 31, AM Cleaning

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Homes For Raindrop and Adam!

Both Raindrop and Adam left Wednesday night.  Both will be the only cats in the house.  Adam will be living with a young couple and their bearded dragon.  They are very nice and understand that Adam will need time to acclimate to a real house - since he never has actually lived in one. He came from the outside as a kitten and has lived in a cage since.  Raindrop is going to live with a single mom and her fifteen year old daughter.  Both Adam and Raindrop will be getting a lot of attention.

Happy has a hold and we are working on the application.

Below are the two new guys that arrived at PetSmart on Friday:

Little Ally is about seven months old.  Her owner found her abandoned outside when she was just a few weeks old.  Sadly, now the owner has lost her home and can no longer take care of  Ally. Abandoned again!  Ally is a sweetheart and will acclimate to a home with other cats, kids and even dogs.
Jack is about two years old and doesn't have a tail!  He was surrendered last month along with two other cats because the family had eight cats and could not handle that many any more. He will do well with other pets as wells as kids.
A couple is interested in volunteering with us and they are available on Wednesday mornings!  Let's hope it works out!  I am beginning the process of getting them cleared to volunteer and then trained.

Below are the dates that need coverage this month. Let me know if you can cover any of them.
Monday, May 8, PM Cleaning
Wednesdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31 AM Cleanings
Wednesday, May 17:  Adoption Table or PM Cleaning
Sundays, May 14, 21, 28:  Adoption Table or PM Cleaning

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

GREAT News For Baby Boy and Otis!

Baby Boy and Otis were adopted together and will be the only two pets in the house.  How great that they get to stay together! They will be living with a young couple and a nine year old child. They were abandoned by their owner over six months ago and now get a second chance.  A true HAPPY TAIL!!

Pretty little Tulip was adopted this week, too.  She will be the only pet in her new home.  She will be getting all the attention from mom and dad, a twelve year old and a five year old.  That's a lot of attention!!  Good for her!  She went from being one of waaaaay too many cats to the one and only!

Below are the three cats that are arriving tomorrow - Wednesday.  They are all boys!

Jackal was part of a TNR colony that was not being well managed. A mommy cat just kept having litters. (We did finally trap her and no more litters any more!).  Fortunately we were able to get Jackal into the Shelter at a young age and start getting him ready to live in a house.  He went from outside to a cage so actually has never had a real home. He is about 10 months old and has been in the Shelter since the first week of October of last year.  Jackal will need a home where the adopter understands his past and knows he will need extra time to acclimate.  He likes other cats.  Dogs will probably scare him.  Kids will scare him, too.  He did have daily interaction with a nice couple of adults who fed him and his cohorts.
Kahn was picked up as a stray last September.  He looked terrible and the man who found him thought he needed to be euthanized.  He had a wound on his neck and his eyes were a mess.  Poor guy was really in some pain.  The wound healed and in March he underwent surgery to repair his entropian.  This is a condition where the eyelid folds inward causing the lashes to rub against the eyelid.  His eyes may look bad but he is fine.  However - heed this warning - he does NOT like other cats.  Make sure he is kept by himself in a cage.  He dislikes dogs very much, too.  All that being said - he LOVES the company of humans!!  You guys will love him, too!  He is about 8 or 9 years old.
Raindrop is a lovely big old fat cat that last weighed in at 16 pounds!  He was surrendered to the Shelter in early April along with another cat named Tiger Lily that is staying at the Shelter.  Tiger Lily is nervous and afraid and will do better at the Shelter.  Raindrop was surrendered when his family moved and decided they did not wants cats in the new house.  He lived with three kids - ages 5, 8 and 10 - and a little dog.  The family had him for four years and found him as a stray.  He is one of those cats that will basically be an instant pet.  He can live with other cats, dogs and kids. 
Deb and Warren are back so no more need to get Sunday mornings filled!  Yay!!  Coverage is still needed for the Adoption Table for this Sunday, April 30.

Below are the dates that need coverage in May:
Wednesday Mornings (May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
Wednesday Adoption Table OR Evening Cleaning (May 17)
Sunday Adoption Tables (May 7, 14, 21, 28)
Monday Evenings (May 8 and 22)
 Still one more week of waived adoption fees.  Our "Spring Me" promotion ends on April 30.