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Below are pictures of some of our success adoptions to wonderful families.
Read some of our Success Stories!
Little Luna was born with a hip deformity. Unfortunately because she is a Manx her breed is prone to genetic deformities. She was living with dozens of other cats until our volunteers came to her rescue. She was taken to a veterinarian who determined that although she would have a permanent limp she was in no pain. Believe us when we tell you a little limp certainly doesn't slow her down a bit. Luna was fostered in a loving home by a volunteer family until she awaited a special person to adopt her. It didn't take long at all for that special someone to show up. At last report she was doing fantastic and adapting well to her wonderful new forever home.
Charlotte came to us as a tiny little kitten with a huge eye problem. You see she suffered from a terrible upper respiratory infection she caught from being abandoned in the cold and rain. Unfortunately, the infection took it's toll on her eye. After months of treatment with her eye not responding it was determined by the vet to have her eye removed. She flew through the surgery like a little trooper and was up playing about the day after surgery. You just can't keep a good kitty down! She stole everyone's heart but especially Amanda who adopted her after hearing her sad story. Of course, once she saw her it was love at first sight. We get regular updates from Amanda who reports having only one eye doesn't hinder Charlotte a bit. In fact, she is so lively and playful that Amanda recently adopted another kitten from us because her older cats couldn't keep up with her. At last report Charlotte (now Sasha) and her new buddy, Lena, are getting along wonderfully.
Charlie doesn't have a handicap like a lot of our cats featured in our "Success Stories" but his story is a success just the same. You see Charlie's elderly owner had to enter a nursing home which wouldn't allow her to bring him. Because she felt she had no alternative she asked her veterinarian to euthanize Charlie. Seeing that Charlie was a healthy 7 year old with lots of years ahead of him the veterinarian refused to put him down and contacted us to see if we could place in him a good home. Charlie is a huge cat with a personality to match and it didn't take him long to find a great home. In fact, his new family were dog lovers and never had a cat until they recently adopted another cat, Edgar, from us a few months ago. They were so happy with Edgar they contacted us to adopt a companion for him. It didn't take long to convert them to "Cat Lovers".
They were all set on a young kitten until they saw Charlie and fell in love with his personality and size. The husband had always wanted a big cat and Charlie certainly fit the bill. We get regular updates on this big guy and he is doing absolutely fantastic in his new forever home.
Clarise & Cassandra
Remember Clarise & Cassandra , our two sisters, who acquired eye conditions and patiently waited months to be adopted? When hope started to vanish that they would ever be adopted let alone together our prayers were answered. They caught the attention of a wonderful couple who were browsing Petfinder looking for a new kitty. One look at Clarise & Cassandra and it was love at first sight. As you can see from the update their new "dad" sent their former foster mom the girls have found a loving forever home. What a wonderful ending!!
We just wanted to give you an update on the kittens, although I guess they're over a year old now so technically not quite kittens anymore. They're doing great, we feel like they've been here for years. We can't imagine life without them, the house just wouldn't be the same. They get along wonderfully with the other cats , it's so much easier having only one male. We're on our second container of Lysine already, the first one ran out a few weeks ago, we do give it to all four of the cats.
Clarise is off of her eye meds and her vision has actually improved-she can see things she couldn't before. She's become very bonded to me, and vice versa, she'll run to the door and cry when she hears the garage door open at night when I get home from work and then purr at my feet until I pick her up. She'll also cry at the door if I'm in the garage working on something. She feels the need to be in the same room with me most of the time, oftentimes I'll wake up in the morning with her sleeping on me. She's still shy and gets a little stressed around strangers, hopefully that'll change as she gets older. She's still petite and thin but has gotten taller.
Cassie's vision doesn't seem to be affected at all anymore, she'll watch out the window as I do yardwork. She's very social and especially loves our big male Titus, we find them curled up together quite often, her and Clarise curl up even more. She's probably more bonded to me but is very bonded to Lisa too. She loves to snuggle and sleep by Lisa and I too, she's really just quite the snuggler overall. She's the happiest, friendliest cat we have and shows no fear of visitors. She loves to eat and is starting to get a cute little belly on her, we haven't weighed her in a while but I'm sure she's gained a few pounds.
Anyway we just wanted to give you an update, we'll send pictures when we take some more. I hope you've been able to help lots of other cats & kittens.