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