Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Patiently Waiting a VERY Long Time to be Adopted!

Standing in the grocery store's check out line that's 10 people deep. Sitting in rush hour traffic, having not moved an inch in the last 5 minutes. And waiting months on end to be adopted. These are things that are all very frustrating. Time moves so slowly in these moments.

These fluffy faces have been waiting for a long time to have someone fall madly in love with them. These kittens are sweet, funny, playful, and loving. The one thing that connects them is how long they've been up for adoption. Are you that special person who will give them a forever home? Here are the kittens that would love to meet you (and are patiently waiting by the phone for your call):

Dusty and Bindi
Bindi is a beautiful cow kitty, her black and white spots muddled like a Holstein. She's a bit shy but incredibly sweet. She wins the dubious honor of being the kitten waiting the longest for an adoption, having been posted for adoption for an entire year. Her siblings were all adopted months and months ago and poor Bindi awaits her forever home. She would love to be adopted while she's still technically a kitten (which is 18 months old). Bindi is very affectionate once she's bonded. She likes to snuggle with her friend Dusty and other cats. She's got a funny habit of "nursing" on her foster caregiver's shirt while being petted.

Bindi would like to be adopted with her friend Dusty. Dusty has been waiting a good 6 months for his adopter to find him (and his friend Bindi). He likes being carried around or laying on his people for a nap. Dusty loves looking out the window at birds. He's a very vigorous player and bulldozes in to anyone to get a moving toy.

Coriander is another kitten that is the last in his litter to be adopted. Coriander has been waiting for about 3 months. He is an outgoing and playful kitten filled with spirit.  After playing hard, he likes to curl up for a nap somewhere, preferably on a lap.

Lady M
Carrot, Lady Marmalade, and Cheddar are three orange tabbies that are just coming out of their shells. Cheddar loves to play with just about any toy but her favorites are the Cat Dancer and laser pointer. When not playing she likes to get brushed and petted. Carrot loves to be brushed and scratched on the head. He likes toys that dangle down so that he can bat at them. He also likes to burrow under rugs and sleep or play there. Lady loves to lounge by the window but gets all excited for the laser pointer or her favorite toy, the cat dancer! She also enjoys a good brushing.

Zotz watched her siblings get adopted and is patiently waiting to be adopted herself. She would love to be adopted with her surrogate mother Khaleesi. The pair make excellent playmates. If you need someone help configure your computer's firewall, Zotz is your gal. She's a computer expert. She's learned how to download music, create her own playlist, partion another user login to her foster care giver's laptop, and record her own high score on a game (not to mention actually reaching that high score). Khaleesi is the sweetest mother ever. She loves to have her nose kissed and adores being petted.

Jon Snow
Jon Snow is a kitten filled with gumption and confidence. He's zany but loveable. He loves to sleep on the top of his cat tower with his head dangling over the edge. He walks on the wild side... when he's napping. He adores other cats.

Pedro, Checkers, Mittens, along with their loving mother Edna all have the unfortunate distinction of being FIV+. FIV is nothing to fear. Pedro is a shy, quiet, mustachioed young guy.  He is sweet and playful and VERY good at taking naps.  But watch out for your socks - Pedro has an obsession! He has been known to steal socks right out of the laundry basket. Mittens is very loving - and she especially loves kids.  And watch out when her purrbox gets going!  Her purrs will shake your rafters! Checkers is very playful and curious.  She loves to explore the world around her and is very entertaining to watch.  In fact, with Checkers and a laser pointer, you may never need any other form of entertainment ever again! Edna loves to be petted and scratched under the chin. She loves all the attention from humans that she can get - she can’t wait to be in a home of her own! If you want to read more about FIV, here are some good sites:

All of these kittens and momma cats have been waiting far too long for their turn at the adoption table. Is their forever home your home? Call Joan today at 651-705-6264.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Meet your Match

If you missed the adoption day on Saturday at Woody's Pet Food Deli, you haven't missed your chance to meet these great cats and kittens.

Sweet Bee and Baby Bee mostly slept through the adoption event, but they woke up for petting and playing later in the afternoon. Since Sweet Bee is outgoing and Baby Bee is more shy (but still bery sweet), they would make a perfect pair. They are super soft and beautiful.

Brother and sister Peapod and Pickle are outgoing and affectionate and always manage to engage store visitors for playtime and petting.

Chelsea stole the show on Saturday, soaking up attention from everyone she met. She is a gorgeous mom-cat looking for a home with her equally charismatic tortie kitten Charlotte.

Olive and her brother Roger were nervous about their first big adventure out of the house. But meet these kids in their foster home and you can see how beautiful and social they really are.  Roger or Olive would make a great companion for another young cat.

The three brothers started out scared but warmed up by the end of the day. These young guys are shy but would also all make great companions for another young cat. Or adopt them all together for an instant family. These boys are looking for a foster or forever home.

You can stop by Woody's in St. Paul to meet the Bees, Peapod and Pickle, Parsley and Pepper. Call Molly to meet the brothers, Chelsea and Charlotte, or Olive, Roger, and sister Jewel in their foster homes. 651-295-3758 or email outreach@felinerescue.org.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Nadya's Update

The world is a strange, strange place. Mysteries and odd phenomenons pop up all the time. The Loch Ness monster. Bigfoot. Crop circles. Socks that disappear in the dryer. And phantom FIV.

Phantom FIV? Never heard of it? Neither had we. Until Nadya.

Okay, so phantom FIV isn't a real thing and it doesn't really describe what Nadya went through. But let's make one thing perfectly clear: Nadya does not have FIV. Say what? That's right. Nadya does not have FIV.

For those that have been following Nadya and the cookie and candy kittens on her web cam, you are very well aware that Nadya was diagnosed with FIV back in early May. For those who are new to the story, Nadya kept having mysterious bouts of extremely high fevers - 105+ (normal cat temp range is 100.4-102.5). She would stop eating (but would continue to nurse her kittens). She was hospitalized twice for several days, hooked up to IVs and pumped full of antibiotics. Her fevers would break; she would be fine for a few weeks and then the fever would return.

She's had several FIV tests. The standard one is called the Elisa and Nadya had that test performed three times. All came back negative. She had the Western Blot test, which is a more comprehensive test than the Elisa snap test. It came back negative. Finally, she had the PCR test performed. The PCR test is the mother of all blood work tests. It is the definitive test, the most comprehensive. It came back positive. It was assumed that the reason the other tests came back negative was because the FIV antibodies were still fighting the virus, that she was newly infected with FIV.

When Nadya had her spay surgery, the Elisa snap test was performed again. It's standard procedure for FR at the time of spay/neuter surgeries. It came back negative. Wait. Hold the phone. This test was performed after the PCR test. It should have returned a positive result, too, right?

Our vet called the University of Minnesota to discuss this odd phenomenon. Six FIV tests, five of which came back negative. Only one came back positive. Sure, it was the most comprehensive of all the tests but why did the most recent one come back negative? The University was intrigued. They decided to do a case study on Nadya. More blood tests for Nadya.

After three weeks of anxiously waiting for the results, the news was startling. That one test that came back positive was re-done. This time, it came back negative. Nadya does not have FIV.

So why did that test come back positive? There are many theories running amuck. Perhaps the test was not done properly or somehow got tainted. Perhaps Nadya was stressed and threw a false positive. Perhaps other cats who were jealous of Nadya's celebrity conspired with the lab and paid them to falsify the report. Perhaps. But not likely. Maybe even Bigfoot played a role in this whole thing. The only thing that matters is that Nadya is not FIV+. As her foster caregiver, I can wipe away a few tears and sigh with relief. My beautiful girl will live a long, healthy life. Now she just needs to find a forever home to live her long life in.

If you would like to adopt the Mother - and Patient - of the Year, please call Joan at  651-705-6264.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Meet Creators of An Engineer's Guide to Cats!

Feline Rescue is hosting Paul and TJ (of An Engineer's Guide to Cats fame) tonight at our booth at the Walker Art Center International Cat Film Festival. Stop by the booth for photos and autographs.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sunfire All Settled in Her New Home

Ruby fka Sunfire, one of Belle Santee's babies, is still the sweet, loving kitten in her home as she was in her foster home.  We received another glowing update from her family.

I just wanted to give you an update on Sunfire (Ruby) since it's been a little over a month since we adopted her. She is doing so well in her new home. She is the sweetest, most cuddly kitten I've ever met. She also has endless energy of course and is beyond hilarious. She is even getting along with our older cat, Kitty. We sure love our Ruby. Thanks for all you guys do at Feline Rescue.

Thanks again,

Friday, August 8, 2014

Help spay and neuter to save more lives

At the most recent MN SNAP (MN Spay Neuter Assistance Program) clinic held at Feline Rescue last Sunday, the MN SNAP team spayed and neutered 55 cats! These were cats of low income owners, feral cats, and cats rescued through Feline Rescue's network of outreach volunteers.

Sal was a stray cat taken in by a kind independent rescuer. Now that he's neutered, this MALE calico will soon be looking for a great home. He is quite a character!

Feral kittens Tic, Tac, and Toe were rescued from animal control by Pet Project Rescue. They will be placed together on a farm, where they will be carefully introduced to their new indoor/outdoor environment.

Several free-roaming cats were trapped by caring neighbors and brought to the clinic to be spayed/neutered as well. Spaying and neutering community cats improves their lives and helps reduce the number of homeless cats on the streets or that are killed at animal control facilities.

If you are seeing or feeding a stray cat, please help make sure it gets spayed or neutered. Low-cost clinics include MN SNAP and Kindest Cut. Or contact our outreach volunteers for more information or assistance: outreach@felinerescue.org.

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped save so many lives and especially to the MN SNAP team for all the great work they do!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cecil and Smidge: Foster Friends for Adoption

Cecil and Smidge are not litter mates but are kittens about the same age. They were both strays who ended up in foster care together and became fast friends. Smidge is as outgoing and bubbly as kittens come. Cecil is a shy little buddy but is coming out of his shell under Smidge's tutelage.

Smidge is a pretty tabby with unique yellow fur. Cecil is white with a gray cap and has one blue eye and one green eye. These kittens are beautiful and sweet too.

Cecil and Smidge want to find their forever home together. These two have too much fun together to ever part ways. Plus Cecil will adjust better to a new home with his best friend there to support him and show him the way.

If you are looking for a pair of youngsters to entertain you with their cuddles and playfulness, call Molly to hear more about Cecil and Smidge: 651-295-3758.

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