Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Arrivals....

Both Fendi and Gucci seem to have an allergy to something we are using at PetSmart - maybe the litter. Both were doing well at the Shelter and after arriving at PetSmart they appeared to have eye irritations and sneezing. We brought both back to the Shelter and it is clearing up.

Poor old man Archie. We brought him back today to see our vet who comes in every Thursday. We did a geriatric blood work up and will know more when that comes back. The vet feels he is an old cat - 14 or 15 - and suffering from aging and arthritis. He is comfortable with us so please do not worry. We know he is special!

So, we had a lot of open cages to fill. Clementine arrived and is a very pretty young calico. She is good with other cats, dogs and kids. She loves to be brushed and is affectionate. Belle is a black and white female and is really really friendly! Her last owner surrendered her to the Shelter along with another cat because they could no longer care for them. Belle is eight years old and is de-clawed.

Two kittens came also...sisters named Anya and Willow. I'll add their pictures tomorrow. They are young - three months old. Anya is a tiger cat and playful but a tad aloof. Willow is a blue cream torti and is the more affectionate of the two. Of course they are sharing a cage.

Representatives from the Shelter are at two events this weekend... The Woodbine Chamber of Commerce Family Festival on Saturday and the Jaws Youth Fund Fitness Festival in Stone Harbor on Sunday.

Only three time slots still open in July. Please look ahead and if you can cover any of them let me know:

Monday, July 12, PM

Monday, July 19, PM

Saturday, July 10, AM

Friday, June 18, 2010

Little Peter Went Home!

Little Peter went home today! His new family also adopted a female kitten that is about the same age. A very happy little girl left the Shelter with Peter and his girlfriend.

One of the last arrivals, Gucci (orange tabby), developed an irritation in one of her eyes. We suspect she may be allergic to the litter we use there as this condition did not appear here at the Shelter. We brought her back and will see if it clears up.

Streetz arrived today. She is about a year and a half old. She was brought to us in September because the owner was pregnant and did not want her any longer. She is very nice and fine with other cats. Right now she is petrified and was panting when she arrived at the store. Remember she has spent about half of her life here in a cage so this change is pretty traumatic. She is in the Open Your Heart and Home program so her adoption fee is $10.

I had a cancellation for Saturday, June 26 in the morning. Let me know if you can cover it.

I was mistaken on the last blog entry - tomorrow volunteers will be at Skimmer Weekend in Sea Isle City along with Cora, the dog, and a litter of kittens.

Animal Outreach will be helping us by bringing our kittens to PetSmart every other weekend all summer beginning tomorrow. Thanks, AO!!

We had some great news here at the Shelter... Almost two years ago a previous manager put us on the waiting list for a cat sanctuary located in Flemingon, NJ called Tabby's Place. Well, they called and it was our turn! We drove five adult cats up there today! Check them out at

We got some great coverage in the Atlantic City Press yesterday. I put the link to the article on the right under Shelter In the News.

The July schedule is just about complete. Please check it out and let me know if you can cover any of the open dates.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Diana Goes Home, Patch comes Back!

Yes, our boy Patch is back. You may remember him from a short while back. He is very very sweet and will walk out of the cage and hug you! In case you don't remember him or never met him here he is:

Diana left last night. When Ruth arrived to open the adoption table the family was waiting! She is going to have a good life now. If you remember...she was found under a house in Rio Grande and was skin and bones. She had a severely injured front paw and spent quite a bit of time in sick bay when she first arrived.

Peter is doing well! Someone did come in to meet him at the Shelter after first seeing him at PetSmart. Maybe he is allergic to the litter or it just makes him sick. We'll continue to watch him for a few more days.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Vick & Vito Go Home Together!

Vick and Vito went home last night together! A family of five met them on Sunday and the two gray boys became dad's birthday present. Everyone in the house is excited! They are going to get a lot of attention and be a part of a great family.

Cute little Peter has been sick so we brought him back to the Shelter today. Poor guy has been vomiting for a few days now. He has two sisters at the Shelter so we will let him hang out with them and maybe bring them all to the store when he feels better.

We looked at Archie today as we have had reports of a lump on his neck which may be itching him and possibly ear issues. His ears were a little waxy but fine. The little lump is nothing to worry about. Archie is an old man and requires a little extra TLC. He suffers from arthritis and possibly has some old healed fractures. He is a good boy that just needs to go home where he can live out his golden years in comfort.

Two sisters arrived today - Fendi and Gucci. Fendi is a calico and Gucci is an orange tiger. Gucci is a BIG girl! Both cats are about a year and a half old and are very friendly. They were brought to the Shelter together and reportedly strays. Upon arrival they had already been spayed and had obviously been well cared for. We suspect they were abandoned. Based on the fact that we did not have to pay for the spay surgery we can offer both cats IF TAKEN TOGETHER for the price of one - $35. Needless to say they are sharing two cages. Here they are...

I took one of the little cubbies into the back room and scrubbed it today. A wire brush and hot water made that nasty purple colored stain come right off! I plan to get in there and do them all very soon.

Just a reminder...when you feel that a cat has an issue requiring medical attention please contact the Shelter either by phone or e-mail. The e-mail address is Do not just e-mail me. The medical staff will get your e-mail first thing in the morning and can plan on going to the store. Put something like "PetSmart - Attn Medical" in the subject and Cc me as well. The phone is answered Monday through Saturday from 8am-4pm and on Sunday 9am-4pm.

Thanks to Joyce, Ron and Charlotte we will have an informational table at the Skimmer Weekend Festival in Sea Isle City this Saturday from 9a-4pm. If you are in the area stop by and say hi.

The June schedule is complete! Thanks to those who jumped in on the last few. Please look ahead to July and let me know what you can do.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Roxanne Goes Home!!

Yes, it's true! Our Foxy Roxie finally went home last night. Her new owner is so excited! She came into the Shelter on Wednesday and completed the application. She picked up Roxanne last night after shopping for TONS of new cat accessories. I just double checked and Roxanne was first introduced on January 1. Wow!!

George went home last night also and will be joining Karen and Cheyenne who are doing really well in their new home.

In the next couple of days new cats will be brought to the store. I'll let everyone know when that happens.

Please look at the June schedule - there is still several open dates.