Friday, September 30, 2011

Busy Week!!

What a week!! Just as we suspected the new guys did not last long! Kodiak had two holds by Sunday afternoon. The first hold was a great home and the applicant anxious so we picked him up, brought him back to the shelter and he went home on Tuesday. His new mom is so excited. The second hold was also approved and that applicant came to the shelter and adopted an older male cat named Heathcliff. (Always take the second hold!!)

One of our volunteers met Othello who worked his magic and home he went!! Othello left on Wednesday night. He will be an easy one to keep track of - thank you, Shannon!!

We received an application on Milo last Saturday from a great family who already have several cats. They do not live here year round so they can not pick him up until next weekend. Milo was brought back to the shelter to await his pick up and journey home.

So, this opened three cages. The new cats arrived yesterday. Coco is a lovely young female that was totally socialized to kids, other cats and dogs in one of our premiere foster homes. She is about six months old and VERY friendly. She and her siblings were brought into the Shelter at the end of May.

Rex is a big old nice male cat about nine years old. He was neutered already when he came in at the end of August. He has one of the older "V" notches in his ear indicating he was part of a managed cat colony. We were very surprised to learn he had also been declawed. Due to his size and to increase his comfort he has two cages!

Beau is an orange and white male tiger that is eight months old. He is an energetic guy who likes to explore and run around like a typical youngster!

Like the last group, these guys should settle right in. Rex and Beau have single cages and Coco has two.

October still has some holes in the schedule. Please let me know if you can cover any of these:
Tuesday, October 11, AM Cleaning
Thursday, October 13, AM Cleaning
Friday, October 14, AM Cleaning
Sunday, October 16, AM Cleaning
Sunday, October 16, Adoption Table
Friday, October 21, AM Cleaning
Sunday, October 23, AM Cleaning

Just a reminder...dogs are brought to the store the first Saturday of each month - let customers know should they ask about dogs available for adoption.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

New Arrivals!!

Gemini, Leo and Gabbano have settled in at the Shelter. Please do not worry about them - they are in the best of hands! Once they all get a clean bill of heath they can return to PetSmart or hopefully quickly get adopted from the Shelter.

Three cats were brought to the store on Friday - Miro, Mystic and Petunia.

Petunia is a tiny little calico that is very sweet. She loves to be held and purrs away. She is about seven months old and is a delicate little thing. She came into the Shelter as a stray.

One day in June of this year an animal attendant at the Shelter discovered a very thin, flea infested cat hiding in the rear of the building near the dog kennels. We brought him inside, named him Miro and started putting some meat on his bones! After spending some time in sick bay he gained strength and went up for adoption. We have no idea how Miro ended up back there but he has been so thankful ever since! He is a sweet cat and loves attention. We estimate him to be four to five years old. He is a buff colored medium haired guy.

Finally...there is the lovely Mystic! Despite a lot of tough times and a series of bad turns in her life Mystic remains a sweet, gentle cat. She first came to the Shelter in October of 2006. In August of 2007 she was finally adopted and went to live in a home with two other cats and a dog. Life was good for a long time but it didn’t last. In July of 2011 her loving family lost their home and had to give her up along with their two other cats and a dog. What a tragic thing to happen! After five years Mystic found herself right back at the Shelter. The other two cats have since been adopted. Mystic is a pretty torti with a very distinct blaze going right down her nose. She will walk out of the cage and right into your arms.

For now all three cats have their own living quarters. We know Mystic likes other cats as at the Shelter she lived with her two housemates while awaiting adoption. However, as you all well know, new environments present a source of stress to cats so let her settle in by herself initially. Be patient with the other two as well and if it seems they have settled in and will work then they can be introduced to our community living.

The October schedule is shaping up but still has some holes in it. Below are the dates that need to be covered. Please take a look and let me know if there is anything you can cover.
Tuesday, October 4, AM cleaning
Tuesday, October 11, AM cleaning
Sunday, October 16, AM cleaning
Sunday, October 16, Adoption Table
Friday, October 21, AM cleaning
Sunday, October 23, AM cleaning
Friday, October 28, AM cleaning
Sunday, October 30, AM cleaning

Let's hope now that school has been back in session for a few weeks that everyone is settled into their routine and adoptions go on the rise!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lots of Cats Going Back & Forth!!

Our chubby girl Della was adopted right after being brought back to the Shelter. She will be the only pet in the house and will will have a wonderful life! Little Aries lasted about 24 hours at PetSmart! She went home on Saturday and will be a little sister to an older cat. Her new parents are so happy to have her!!

Unfortunately the last two litters of kittens we have brought to the store and put together in the big cage have gotten sick and needed to be brought back to the Shelter. Poor little guys are now in our sick bay. Hopefully they will be back in a few weeks. However...some real characters were brought today to take their place.

Kodiak is so handsome!! His is an all white male with blue eyes and is just as friendly as he is handsome. He is about three years old. Often times white cats with blue eyes are deaf - but not this one! Just wait til you see how cool he is!

Kodiak's bunk mate is Othello. He is about a year old and is very friendly, too. He came into the shelter after someone saw that he was injured. It appeared he had a run in with another animal and had a wound on his neck. He was nursed back to health and is as good as can be now. He loves Kodiak and is excited to join him in the big cage! The two look great together!

And then there is poor Misty. She is a petite little sweetheart that someone left behind in a hotel room in Wildwood. She even came in with a little collar on. She is a couple years old and is a nice girl. She was given her own space on the lower level. This picture is a little deceiving. Misty is not short haired...more like medium haired.

These three should have very little trouble settling in however, as always, do not force them to socialize. Watch them all for a few days and see how they are doing - especially Misty.

The adoption event went very well! Thanks to everyone who helped out. It was nice to get the dogs there! Dog handlers, please let me know if you are available for the first Saturday of the month for the rest of the year...October 6, November 3 and December 1.

Remember Toby and Tony were adopted together? Well, Tony was brought back which broke our hearts. During the adoption event Animal Outreach helped us by showcasing our kittens for the weekend and Tony was adopted on Saturday! Thank you, AO!!

I never did introduce Aries, Gemini and Leo. They were a litter brought in as strays at eight weeks old in mid-June. Nice bunch!! We suspect they spent some time inside a house and were given to animal control once they could eat on their own.

There is a couple of open spots on this month's calendar. Please let me know if you are available to cover. I would prefer to have the adoption table open on the below Wednesday night but will be happy with a cleaning as well.

Wednesday, September 21, Adoption Table or PM Cleaning
Friday, September 23, AM Cleaning
Sunday, September 25, AM Cleaning

Now that summer is over and school is back in session let's hope adoptions pick up!!