Thursday, December 25, 2008
To: All the foster and shelter kitties
A home of your own
To: All the feral kitties
A warm box, and someone to spay or neuter you and feed you regularly
To: All the abandoned kitties who aren't really feral
A caring person to rescue you, and a warm place to go
To: All the foster parents
Infinite love and patience when every one of your too-many charges has URI and diarrhea, and Cathy is calling to place another found, rescued, or sick cat or kitten
To: All the shelter volunteers
Copious amounts of free time, millions of hugs and purrs from grateful charges, and a warehouse full of magic self-cleaning kennels and litterboxes
To: All of our generous donors
A special place in heaven
To: All of our adopters and potential adopters
The purrrfect companion to warm heart and hearth for time past and years to come
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I just wanted to send my wishes to you and yours for a happy holiday. I hope you have a peaceful Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
Nelson is doing great! He has become much better about not bothering the girls (i.e., the resident cats). I took your advice and when ever he tries to terrorize them he gets it with the squirt bottle. Once we became diligent and consistent he got the point that he should not continue the behavior.
We have had 2 mice in the house which the girls presented to us as Christmas gifts. Nelson does not quite know what to do with the real thing. Even though the girls had already killed the mice he was still afraid of them.
Typical male kitty, lets the girls do all the work! Ha!
Take Care Denise,
Monday, December 15, 2008
Click on the below image for more details!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Denise, Thank you for getting back to me. The problem started about 10/1 and we had to separate the kids from each other about 10/15 after a “fight to the death” episode. Mama (Juliette) diligently split her time between the kids for more than a month until we finally had a successful “re-introduction” last Friday. After a couple days of checking each other out, they are once again napping, grooming and playing together. We’re all a big, happy family again. Yeah!!!
Apparently, this is not an uncommon problem (re-directed aggression) in multiple cat homes. There was plenty of helpful info online that helped us to understand and then solve the problem. We were approaching the point where professional help may have been the next step – perhaps a kitty whisperer?
I’ll send a current photo of Mama and the kids soon.
Hi Denise, This photo was taken last week just three days after their re-introduction. Jack (formerly Jake) and Lily (formerly Judy) seem just as close to each other now than they were prior to their “spat.” And Mama is just happy to see her kids getting along again - and so are we.
K & K
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I got this note from the foster mom of these cats. I think the answer is obvious, but here is a second photo in case any of you weren't sure....
"So do you guys think that Perdy + Fannie Mae should stay together?!? : )"
Monday, December 8, 2008
Here's Sebastian (formerly Finn) discovering his first pumpkin
and playing with his new friend Mystic.
Notice that even as a kitten he had a desire to tangle with black kitties -- It was meant to be!
Thanks to Finn's adopter for the update! We LOVE to post updates.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Saturday, September 6th
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
Feline Rescue shelter
593 Fairview Ave., St. Paul
(2 blocks north of University and Fairview Ave.)
Thursday, December 4, 2008
This year's summer kittens are now adolescents, and we expect an enthusiastic turnout, many at their first (and we hope their last!) adoption event. If you live in the Twin Cities and have room in your home for one or two great little cats, come meet Andy and Barney, The Little Women kittens (Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, and Laurie, and yes, Laurie is the boy), the Vanalikalikes (Georgie, Pookie, Puddin and Pi) and cousin Shinichi Spud, Johnny, Matt and Damon, the Radcliffs (Perdita, Fanny Mae and Penelope), and... I know there are more, but I can't remember all of the names! Anyway, there will be lots of cats, so come on out. (You can look them up by name in our PetFinders listing.)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Here is what their new fostermom has to say:
This is the best picture I could get so far of Matt and Damon. They are sweethearts! They purr and purr and snuggle and PLAY. Penelope is so excited.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
It all started with Frankie and Johnny.
Frankie and Pookie at the beach.
Frankie and Seri -- bathtime.
Frankie and Spud and Pookie restin' in the treetop
Frankie and John form a perfect heart.
Frankie and Dolly: A fluffy friend on a chilly day.
Frankie and Sharae: Even she can't resist him.
Frankie surrounded by his adoring foster family.
And yes, Frankie and most of his friends are available for adoption!
Friday, November 28, 2008
I've attached a photo of Jelly and Georgie in one of their favorite spots, near me and the computer under a warm desk lamp. With the onset of cold weather, we're cuddling more than ever, but they always take plenty of time to play and chase each other as well. They are wonderful companions and we are all thriving. Thanks again for giving them such a good start.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
They are four months old now and ready for adoption. You can link to more photos and more information about them on Petfinder.com.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Then one beautiful October day she decided she would stop being cautious and become my friend. I was calling her name and putting out soft food for her like I did every day, and she ran right up and jumped on my lap. I brought her inside and she's been my best buddy ever since.
Jasmine is only about two years old and is a joy to have as a companion. She immediately starts purring as soon as she sees me and true to her Siamese roots she is quite a talker. Her meow is more like a "squawk" and it is really quite funny. She is a great bed buddy and loves to curl up next to me and purr.
If you're looking for a door greater, Jasmine is the cat for you. She would love nothing more than to share her home with a human or two that will attend to her every wish. She is quite the attention hound when she wants to be, and she loves to play. My cats aren't too thrilled to have her in the house, but I think she would be fine with another friendly cat, or she would be fine as an only cat as well. All she wants is attention and petting, and she will reward you with her lovely blue eyes and constant purring!
If you're interested in hearing more about Jasmine let us know!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
From top to bottom and left to right are Autumn, Perdita, Diego, Barney, Fannie Mae, Fluffy, Flower, Henry, Minnie Mite, Peanut, Penelope, Otis, Missy, Sadie, Tara, and Tippy.
Monday, November 10, 2008
A couple has a baby and the cat has trouble adjusting...
A new cat or dog joins the household and they don't get along...
The owner, due to age or financial problems, is no longer able to keep their pet...
Many shelters routinely euthanize senior cats and sometimes any cat over one year of age because of the difficulties of adopting them out. Cats over the age of six or seven may be considered "senior" when they are really still in the prime of their life since indoor cats generally live to age 15 or more.
There are benefits to adopting a senior cat. They are generally calmer and less likely to get into trouble. Their personalities are established so you can really find a good match for your household. They are far less demanding of attention and generally happy just to be in your company.
Feline Rescue promises a lifelong commitment to the cats we take into our care. If they don't get adopted, they stay with us, but living at a shelter is seldom the best life for a cat. We have several cats who are really looking for their own homes now to get away from the hustle and bustle of the shelter and we are reducing their adoption fee to try to help make that a reality.
Please click on the attached notices for more information.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Time: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Location: Chuck and Don's Pet Food Outlet,
1661 County Road C West,
Located in the north corner
of the Byerly's Shopping Center
on County Road C and Snelling Avenue.
Description: Feline Rescue, Inc. is offering FREE nail clippings for cats and kittens. Also, learn why cats scratch, tips on clipping your cat's nails and recommended cat scratching posts/surfaces.
All cats and kittens must be brought to Chuck and Don's in a carrier.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Feline Rescue received a call about a stray cat and her kittens that a family was caring for in their porch. I drove up to get them. They were shy, but with food to tempt them we were able to lure them into the carrier. I was surprised at how placid the mother was for the drive. It was like she knew she was getting help.
I named Lorelei and Rory for the mother/daughter characters on the TV show "The Gilmore Girls". They lived happily enough in my bathroom at first, but the other cats in my house made Lorelei very nervous. She was fiercely protective of Rory. We always wondered what her story was and what might have happened to the rest of her kittens.
She is in another foster home now with other cats and getting along fine now that she doesn't have Rory to protect, but she would dearly love a real forever home. She has all the beautiful colors of fall -- perhaps now is her time!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Gypsy Rose Lee
I have decided to perform a little song and dance routine in the hopes of finding a home for myself. “Do-re-meow” Uh oh! Maybe I had better speak instead. While I am most grateful for the food, shelter, health benefits, and volunteer company, what I really want is for my human(s) to bring me home. Although my spirit is young, my body is not: my days of singing and dancing are over. Oh, I will still jump up in the air to play with my toys, but I think it is about time I settle down forevermore. I am a gentle lady: my deep, throaty meow is left over from my burlesque days. I love to be petted and brushed. And most of my day is spent napping. So if you have a place in your heart and home for a senior companion, come take me away!
Yes, I am noble, but not beneath begging for my forever home. Life at the shelter is very difficult for me: there are so many cats here! I can’t help but Grrrr here, Grrr there, GRRRR everywhere. One or two cats I might be able to tolerate in time, but not 69! I want nothing more than mutual respect from a quiet gentle adult human or two. I would love to be able watch outdoor life through a window, or soak up warm rays of sunshine while
I nap. That is all for which I ask!
Yes, I know I am a cat, but cats make me anxious, and when I get anxious, well, ... I spray. To tell the truth: I am a loving lapsitter. You sit and I will jump on your lap. No, it is not necessary to pet me: I am fine without your hands rubbing my body. Okay, if you would like to pet me, how about gently brushing my forehead with your fingers? I will tell you when to stop. I am pretty quiet, except when I am upset about something; then, I complain. I am an intelligent adult who loves to play, either by myself or with humans. Hide-and-seek is one of my favorite games: stash some toys under a blankie and I will dig them out to entertain myself. Although I have been “in the system” since I was a kitten, I would rather not spend the rest of my life in a homeless shelter. Too many cats! And I seem to bring out the worst behavior of some of them. Remember when you were in grade school, the kid that was the target of the bullies? I am the feline equivalent of that child. Please, won’t you help me transition from underdog to meerkat?
For more pictures and information on these and other Feline Rescue cats, please visit our shelter or check out all our available cats at Petfinder.com.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
How sad and scary for them to leave their family and their home and be in a shelter for the first time with so many other cats! Roly Poly has been adopted into a new home, so now Little Sid is left without his lifelong friend.
He's not little any more, but he got his name because he resembled the cat of a friend called Sid. The original Sid has passed away now, so I guess Little Sid could drop the "Little" in this name, but he's kind of used to it by now.
Please consider stopping by the shelter to meet Little Sid and the other cats waiting for homes. They all have a sad story that's just waiting for a happy ending.