Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Foster Cat Moppet Shines at Cat Show

An update on Moppet from her foster mom, Linda:
I have had Moppet for quite a while. She is now a little over a year old. As a small kitten she had some medical issues. She had been stepped on and we weren’t sure if she had any internal injuries. She was x-rayed and scanned and everything was negative. One of her blood tests kept coming back with off-the-chart results. She also drank a lot of water, but it was determined that her kidneys were fine. I continued to watch her and take her in for periodic blood tests. After several months the blood test came back normal.

Moppet is now ready to be adopted. She gets along fine with the other cats in the house. She is not aggressive, but she doesn’t let herself be bullied by the other cats. Another strange thing about Moppet is that she growls a lot when she is picked up. She doesn’t show any signs of anger when she does this. Moppet likes to sleep with people but she does not seek out laps. She really needs to be with at least one other cat – age doesn’t matter. I think she would also tolerate a dog. Moppet is very gentle and would be good with children. She is polydactyl (front and back).

Moppet recently went to a cat show for pure breed cats and was entered in the Household Pet category. There were a totol of 24 cats entered and they only award ribbons to the top 10 cats. Moppet took ribbons in two of the six rings – a 4th best and a 10th best. She was very calm in the strange, noisy surroundings and I was very proud of her.

Here is a picture of her with her ribbons.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New foster family

Meet Brea and her kittens, Gilligan, Kylie, Piper and Troy! This family was abandoned at the Feline Rescue shelter over the weekend.

Luckily a former foster caregiver agreed to get back in the game and took home the group. I got my first report from her today

Hi! Thought you'd like to see photos of my foster cat and her four kittens. I've had them only since Sunday and the kittens are about 5 weeks old. They can eat solid and wet food but still like to nurse once and awhile. All are healthy and active.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mayberry family

Update from a foster mom:
Missy was a pregnant stray that a kind lady took into her home to have her litter. Missy and her five kittens were brought to the shelter and are now living in a foster home. The kittens names are – Andy, Barney, Opie and Otis. Do you know what TV show this is from? The little girl of the bunch is named Tippy the tortie, because of a white tip on her tail. She just didn’t look like an Aunt Bea.

Autumn was an orphaned kitten that was brought to the shelter. Since Missy was such a good mom, we thought putting Autumn with her litter would be a good idea. And it was.

During Autumn’s first hour with the kittens, she walked around the edge of the room to watch them play and tumble on each other. She couldn’t figure out why they were biting each other and rolling around. She finally thought she might give it a go and reached out to touch Opie, the orange tabby. He reached back, she hissed, but soon they were tumbling on each other. Now she is the terror of the group and the first one to pounce.

Her next step was to figure out what this nursing business was about. She watched as all the kittens laid in a pile next to Mom. She finally got the nerve to lower her head and she went in. She made her way to Mom’s belly and liked it. Now she will nurse on her own while Missy licks her clean. You would never know she was not one of Missy’s kittens.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Viva update

Viva was a tiny crippled cat that was found outdoors. The vets helped her as much as they could, but she needed a very special home that would be willing to adapt as needed for Viva. She found the perfect home with Jann and has been getting along well there for a couple of years. I recently received this note and photo from another fostercaregiver. >I didn't meet Viva until recently but I've seen the photos when Feline Rescue was raising money for her medical care. I thought those who may have known Viva then would enjoy seeing a current photo of her. So attached is a photo of Viva obviously very contended and happy in her home with Jann.


Below is the poster from when Viva first came to Feline Rescue.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Adoption Event Sat. Sept. 20, 11-2 at Roseville Petco

The following cats and kittens are expected to attend the Feline Rescue foster cat and kitten adoption at the Roseville Petco on Saturday, September 20 from 11am - 2pm. Click on the names of the cats for more information about them.





Minnie Mite









Charlie Brown

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lucy, Linus & Charlie Brown

This amazing family is ready for adoption. Do you remember their story? Linus was turned in as a newborn kitten to a spay/neuter clinic at Red Lake Rosie's Rescue with no mother or siblings. Lucy was retrieved from a dump and turned out to be a lactating female without her kittens. The two were put together and Lucy immediately adopted Linus. She had so much milk, we weren't sure Linus would ever get his big belly off the ground to walk!

Weeks later, Feline Rescue got a call from a woman whose daughter brought home a kitten much too small to be away from its mother. We thought of Lucy again, but this kitten was barely three weeks old and by then Linus was five weeks old. Lucy hesitated about taking on another kitten, but Linus was thrilled to have a brother to play with and within a day Lucy was caring for Charlie Brown as her own, too. The most amazing thing to me is that Lucy was actually spayed at the Red Lake clinic before she took on either of these boys. What a great mom!

The boys are 3-4 months old now and they are actually a little hard to tell apart in size or appearance. They are beautiful energetic brown tabbies, but Linus has white feet like his gray tabby mom. These boys would love to find a home together. They both need another kitten with whom to burn off energy and why not each other! No adjustment time. Both love some lap time when they decide to take a break.

Lucy could certainly go to a home with her boys. I actually think she has been a little depressed since they don't need her any more. She isn't happy with the other cats in the foster home and would love to be the center of attention as an only cat, too. She absolutely adores petting and was the favorite of a young girl who visited and carried her all over the house and slept with her. She is a solid, powerful-looking female with the most expressive big green eyes you've ever seen. She deserves a fabulous home for as sweet as she is and for saving the lives of the boys.

Come meet the whole family at the Feline Rescue Foster Cat Adoption at Petco in Roseville this Saturday (9/20) from 11am to 2pm or call to meet them in their foster home. See them on Petfinder.com, too: Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Two sets of Triplets!

Look at these six cuties! Yes, there are six kittens here, three are all black and three are black and white. It's really hard to tell them apart when they are running around playing!

They were orphan kittens who were bottle fed until they were old enough to eat on their own. Now they're healthy, lovable, and playful kittens who will be ready for their homes soon. I have photographed hundreds of kittens before, but these were by far the hardest. They had a one thing on their mind on Monday night--PLAY! Getting their photos taken didn't interest them in the slightest. The video below should give you a good idea of their spunky personalities.

I couldn't resist sharing the photo below. I still can't figure out what in the heck this kitten is doing...!

If you're interested in adopting one or two or these sweet kittens, let us know!

Kittens, St. Paul, MN, Adoptable Kittens, Adoptable Cats, Cats in Pairs, Playful Kittens, Rescue, Bottle Babies, Black Kittens, Black & White Kittens, Available for Adoption

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


This precious little family has been Feline Rescue's foster system for about a month. Momma cat, Tara, gave birth to 6 kittens sometime in the middle of June but only 2 survived due to neglect. Tara and her kittens were not being provided food or litter in their home and by the time someone intervened the smaller of the 2 surviving kittens, Phoenix, was barely alive. Phoenix, suffering from severe malnutrition, was brought to Feline Rescue's shelter and then rushed to the hospital. After spending a couple days in an incubator, he was reunited with his mom and sister, Brigit, in their new foster home. Tara initially was unable to nurse her babies but after a few days of good food her milk came back and now Brigit and Phoenix are gaining weight easily. Everyone is thriving and both mom and kittens have become quite active and enjoy playing and cuddling with their foster caregivers.

Photos from top to bottom: Phoenix, Brigit, Tara, and all three of them sacked out together!

Adoptable cats, kittens, St. Paul, MN, Rescue, No-Kill, Cat Family, Cat Story, Cat Photos

Monday, September 8, 2008

Cat Claw Clipping Clinic, Sat. Sept. 13

Feline Rescue Cat Claw Clipping Clinic

Date: Saturday, 09-13-2008
Time: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Chuck and Don's Pet Food Outlet
1661 County Road C West
Roseville, MN
(Located in the north cornerof 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.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Gypsy Rose Lee

Every shelter has one. The resident office cat. The cat who loves people more than other cats. If allowed to roam she (or he) finds that the coziest spot is in the office, people central.

Gypsy Rose Lee is the Feline Rescue office cat, a gentle older lady who loves to purr, to be pet, and to play. We have not succeeded in teaching her phone etiquette or how to file, but seeing her lounging on a desk it's easy to imagine what a nice decorative touch she would make, say, on your couch?

Being an office cat is grand, but becoming a house cat would be a dream come true.

Twin Cities, MN, Adoptable Cat, Senior Cat, Rescue Group, St. Paul, MN, Feline Rescue, Gypsy Rose Lee, No-Kill, Minnepolis, MN

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Spud and the Vanalikalikes

Remember these babies?

A week after they arrived in foster care they were joined by a lonely only who had been named "Spud" at the vet's office, where he was relinquished with a big swelling and hole in front of his belly that turned out to be the home of a botfly. Well, that was taken care of in short order, and he was just the right size to join his new family of mostly white cousins.

Georgie, Pookie, Puddin, Pi and Spud have been busy eating and growing and are now eight weeks old. They weigh mostly around 2 lbs (Puddin is a little smaller), and have been exceedingly healthy, energetic and loving. In four weeks they will get their second disemper shots, be spayed and neutered, and will be looking for homes.

Now, who wants to sign up to take a couple of darlings?

Big purrs, loves to cuddle, and the cutest low-pitched voice.

Blue eyes, hears fine, but prefers not to listen when he is doing something naughty. Likes laps.

Sweetie sweetie pie. Loves snuggles. Usually found hanging out with her boyfriend Spud.

Long-haired, roly poly snuggly boy. Another lap lover.

Sweet as can be, but always ready to wrestle with the other little boys. He does have a crush on Puddin, though.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Cat Claw Clipping Clinic, Sat. Sept. 6

Feline Rescue Cat Claw Clipping Clinic

Date: Saturday, 09-06-2008
Time: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Chuck and Don's Pet Food Outlet
1661 County Road C West
Roseville, MN
(Located in the north cornerof 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.
Related Posts with Thumbnails