Thursday, August 28, 2008

BlueBell Goes Home - Finally!!

Great news - Bluebell went home last night! How nice is that?!! Freddie and Donald are scheduled to go home Saturday. Yes, they will be going home together. They are such nice big guys and will have a great time together frolicking in a house. For now they are sharing the big cage with Purrty. When the two boys leave Penn will be returning from the Shelter.

Golda seems to have really relaxed. Today she actually walked around the floor with several others and did not growl at all. I sat on the bench and she immediately climbed into my lap and purred away. She's a nice little cat!

PetSmart is having an adoption event the weekend of September 12-14. I am working with the Shelter manager to have more cats brought down for the weekend like we did in the spring. PetSmart would like to have the adoption table open additional hours during the event. Right now it is covered both Saturday and Sunday from 2-4PM. I would like to see us there from noon until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The adoption table is not open normally on Fridays so if you can do a few hours on that Friday afternoon it would be great. Let me know if there is anything you can do.

Dog adoptions have been going really well at the Shelter. If there are any dogs available for adoption arrangements will be made for them to make an appearance on Saturday and Sunday. Right now I believe almost every adoptable dog at the Shelter has a hold with an application pending. Cat adoptions have been going well at the Shelter as well.

The calendar looks good for September. Thanks for covering Judy M so quickly. Please look ahead to October.

I brought three new cats to PetSmart today. Matthew is a young black and white male. He is really cute and very sweet. He has a little black goatee! He is probably the shyest of the new guys. Crescent is white, gray and black. He has a crescent shaped mark in white on his back - hence the name. He is very friendly and jumped right out of his cage and walked around and introduced himself to the others. Hannah is a calico and she is very friendly also. She did not jump out of the cage but she did stand to the front of the cage front and watch what was going on. Here they are....

Have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Little Jake Goes Home - Little Crisco Takes His Place

Jake went home Wednesday night. Rascal was scheduled to leave but his pick up was rescheduled for Saturday afternoon. I was kinda happy as I got to see him again tonight!

I brought two new guys to PetSmart today. I don't have a picture of Crisco and you are in for a real treat when you meet him! He is young, three months or so, and is buff and white in color. He is a tiny energetic little guy! He had already been adopted from the Shelter and was brought back for litter box issues. The Shelter was told he was urinating outside of his box. I did notice today that he did just fine with the pine litter. Let me know if he appears to have any issues. I suspect he will be adopted quickly.

The other cat is Purrty. She is a little over a year old and is very sweet and loves to be held. She is black with a white spot on her chest. She is a sweetheart.

So, at this point we have a full house - ten cats. They are Freddie, Donald, Bluebell, Anna, Carmen, Rascal, Golda, Pollyanna and now Purrty and Crisco. It is a nice group! Some of the girls aren't so crazy about other cats but after a hiss or growl everyone is fine.
Henshaw and Peggy are doing well! Henshaw hid for a day but is now showing himself. He and Peggy are close as ever and there is evidence that during the night they have little parties! Joann has woken up to cat toys scattered about!

The schedule for August and September is full. Thanks for filling up Fridays so quickly.
Here's Purrty... You're gonna have to go to PetSmart to see Crisco!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Peggy and Henshaw Home Forever AND Together!!

Best news ever - one of our very own volunteers adopted Peggy and Henshaw! Thank you, Joann, for having such a big heart! The two best friends left Sunday morning. I will definitely keep you updated on how they do. I know everyone was worried about these two and will be so happy to hear this news!

Two new cats were brought to PetSmart on Sunday. Remember Golda? She is a pretty little torti that was adopted from us a while back. She was brought back to the Shelter as she was not exactly bonding with a young girl in the house. The family subsequently adopted another cat from the Shelter. Golda is two years old and is sweet but a tad shy. She settled right in. Also brought on Sunday was Pollyanna. Pollyanna is a brown tabby who is a petite little thing who is quite friendly and nice. She also is two years old but looks younger than that. She, too, settled right in.

Penn was brought back to the Shelter because he was sneezing specks of blood. At this point we are leaving his cage open and ready for his return. Hopefully he will quickly get a clean bill of health and be back.

Rascal got a hold on Sunday and his application was approved today. He is being picked up on Wednesday night. What a great cat! One of our volunteers knows his new family and assures he is going to a great home where they just LOVE kitty cats. I am so happy for Rascal!

Cute little Jake has a hold but at this point the applicant has not contacted the Shelter with the mandatory paperwork. I will have to keep you posted on this one. He is absolutely adorable so if this one does not work out I am sure someone else will fall in love with him.

Friday mornings need to be filled indefinitely starting this week, August 15. Please let me know ASAP if you are available to do any.

Remember our girl Glory?? She left the Shelter on Sunday for her forever home! How awesome is that?!!

The Animal Alliance of Cape May County is a non-profit animal welfare organization that operates a low cost spay/neuter clinic next door to the Shelter. (To the right under links is their website.) The Alliance is building an educational courtyard between the clinic and the Shelter. They are having a pre-grand opening event for the courtyard on Saturday, September 20, 1:00-3:00pm. There will be animals from the shelter there along with tables for refreshments, educational materials, and children's activities. The Alliance is in need of volunteers for this event to include someone to push around a stroller with cats from the Shelter in it. If you can help please e-mail Barb Allison at for more information.

Here is Golda and teeny Pollyanna

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

New Cats Came Today!

I brought three new cats to PetSmart today - Carmen, Penn and Jake. All three settled right in and will do fine. Carmen is a sweet little black two year old female. Jake is adorable! He is a buff colored youngster about five months old. Penn is a black and white older male - about seven. Penn was stressed out during the ride to PetSmart but was fine once he arrived. All three are on the lower level of cages. As always, for now keep their doors closed and gradually introduce them to the other cats.

Not to be a party pooper but....please refrain from putting the big stuffed toys in the cages. The cages are becoming too crowded and the cats have limited room to begin with. These toys are big and are taking up precious room. The cages need to look neat and clean. I think the blankets, cat nip pillows and a few small toys are plenty. Also, as I have said in the past, odor needs to be kept at a minimum. The toys will start to absorb the odors and also start to look hairy and soiled.

Peggy and Henshaw have both been put into the Open Your Heart And Home program. Their adoption fee is now $10. On Saturday they will be returning to the Shelter. I would love for them to stay with us, however it is time to showcase some others. I have been assured they will be well taken care of and will be placed in cages next to each other.

Today was the first time I met Rascal. He is the best!! He walks right out of the cage and into your arms!

Donald, Bluebell and Freddy are all together in the big cage and seem to be doing fine. Donald is pretty shy so try to give him a little one-on-one time to help him become more friendly. Filled to the top, the big food and water bowls are plenty for the three of them. They are big bowls so you don't need to add any more.

Adoptions have been doing well lately. Let's hope it keeps up! Below is Penn, Carmen and Jake.