Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Too many kittens, not enough foster homes

If you've ever considered fostering, now's the time. Feline Rescue has been receiving many requests to take in orphaned and abandoned kittens and today a Siamese mix momma cat and two four week old kittens were left at our shelter. We hate to turn kittens away but our foster homes are currently maxed out. If you have a spare room and an interest in fostering, please contact Cathy, Feline Rescue foster coordinator, at 651-230-3263.

Current and former foster kittens:

Adoption Event this Saturday, May 2

The following kitties will be meeting and greeting prospective adopters at the Roseville Petco this Saturday, May 2 from 11-2: Annabelle, Diego, Macbeth, Sonnet, Angel, Lacy, Pumpkin, and Ophelia
We hope you stop by to meet some of our cats and kittens!

Of course, if you see one of our available cats that you are interested in before then, please contact the person listed on their profile.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Panda's Home!

Dear Rescuers,
I am the lucky "Fishstick" that got adopted a week ago!  My new mom changed my name to Panda!  I guess I resemble one because I'm white and black!
My new home is very big with stairs to run up and down.  I have plenty of places to play hide and seek and more places to rest or sleep!   My mom is very happy too!  We get along so well!  
I'm being very sweet, well-behaved and funny!  I can make my mom laugh!  My mom throws me toys and I can retrieve them for her to continue our game!
I have a little gym which is near a window, so I can exercise and listen to the birds at the same time!  
The food is great too, but I don't like to be brushed!
Sending lots of purrs and tiny mews!

Thank you for rescuing "Fishstick"  (aka Panda Baer).  I can't believe she waited for me to choose her before someone else did!  She's my perfect kitty!
M. Baer

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bottle Feeding Baby Kitties

You would normally think that kittens would only have to be bottle fed if they are orphaned but this litter of five needed some supplemental feeding due to momma cat, Kanga, only have three milk producing nipples.

Pooh, Roo, Piglet Jr., Winnie, and Tigger will be available for adoption in two months.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Best Buds in their New Home

Little Guy and Groucho (see Be Mine, Best Friends, Mr. Mom, Mr. Mom Strikes Again, The Magic Bed,) are enjoying their own home. They found their special person and traveled home end of February in the middle of a snow storm. They are still adjusting to their two new housemates, Silk and Suede, two gorgeous eleven year olds who are wondering where these two young guys came from. And their human mom Jodi has been patiently assisting with the transition. A good example that it sometimes takes many months to integrate new kitties into a household that already has cats.

After a couple days:
They seem to be adapting very well. They are no longer “hiding” when I enter the bedroom – I usually find Little Guy on the very top of the cat tree and Groucho has been lounging in the blue bed that you brought over with them.

Two weeks:
I cannot believe how much Groucho has “come alive” since he has been with me…he is quick to play with any of the toys, he really loves the “cat dancer” that I have. I’m amazed at how high he can jump while playing, he really is strong! I occasionally hear Groucho and Little Guy playing and wrestling at night.

One month:
You will be happy to hear that both Little Guy and Silk slept with me most of the night last night. At one point they were both down at the foot of the bed together – ok so they each had their own corner. Neither of them hissed or batted at the other which is a huge improvement. Groucho decided to sleep on the ottoman opposite of the bed. I did not see Suede last night so I assume that she spent the night upstairs on the sofa or the chair – either way she was probably facing the back of the furniture with her back out as if to say “leave me alone!”

I do find that the hissing and occasional batting at each other lessens the longer that they are together. So the weekends have been much calmer. But, the weeknights can be hit and miss. Some nights they are ok and others are a bit tense. Last weekend went so smoothly that I was tempted to leave them together Monday before my flight but I decided not to risk it even for a few hours. But, last night they were ok for about an hour or so until treat time – then we had a few disagreements. After about 15 or 20 minutes of keeping an eye on them to ensure we didn’t have any fur flying they were ok again.

Six weeks:
I can’t believe that it has been almost six weeks since the boys came home, where has the time gone! As you know the last six weeks have been filled with many highs and lows. Slowly but surely things have been getting better. The boys have adjusted very well to their new home; I am still separating them from Silk and Suede when I am out of the house since Suede is really having a difficult time adjusting to her new siblings.

Silk seems to be adjusting much better than Suede. He very rarely hisses at the boys, unless of course Groucho “pounces” on him to play. Groucho usually does this while Silk is sleeping or has his back turned to him which will send Silk flying into the air and “meowing” very loudly and irritated.
I usually have both Silk and Little Guy sleeping with me at night. Not always at the same time….but they are the two that I will find cuddled up with me. Little Guy refuses to use the stairs to get up on my bed. I’m not quite sure why that is. When the stairs were at the foot of the bed, he would to climb up by the head of the bed, which is where Silk usually sleeps. This of course would scare Silk and he would go flying off the bed. So, I moved the stairs to the head of the bed to make it easier for everyone (myself included), but now Little Guy is climbing up by the foot of the bed. I can’t seem to win!

Two months:
I just wanted to give you an update on the boys. They are both doing very well and adjusting to their new home. I am still keeping them in their bedroom when I am not home. I have occasionally left them out if I had a quick errand to run or was outside in the yard.

Here are a few recent photos…

Groucho checking out Silk napping in his favorite box

Groucho chillin’ on the sofa (he loves to sleep in these odd positions – gotta love it!)

My favorite photo of Little Guy……finally he isn’t moving as I try to take the photo or get an odd reflection/color in his eyes.

Suede “hiding” from the boys – she keeps hoping they won’t find her here.

Lucas fka Thundarr Content in His New Home

An update from Lucas's, fka Thundarr, new family. He is obviously enjoying the comforts of his home.

Here is a picture of Thundar now called Lucas adjusting to his new home. He loves to help cook and is getting along very well with his two new sisters. He is a joy to be with and is very sociable. If I could only get him to stop begging for table scraps he would be the perfect kitty. Thanks so much for rescuing him. He is a great addition to the household here.

Monday, April 20, 2009

FREE Cat Claw Clipping Clinic, Sat. Apr.25

Feline Rescue, Inc. FREE Cat Claw Clipping Clinic

Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: 11 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Location: Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet
1661 County Road C West
Roseville, MN
(Located in north corner of Byerly's Shopping Center)

-FREE nail clippings for cats and kittens
-Learn why cats scratch
-Tips on clipping your cat's nails
-Recommendations on cat scratching posts/surfaces.

****All cats and kittens must be in carriers****

Friday, April 17, 2009

Cat Claw Clipping Clinic, Sunday, April 19

Date: Sunday, April 19, 2009
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
Location: Chuck and Don's Pet Food Outlet, 1661 County Road C West, Roseville - Located in the north corner of the Byerly's Shopping Center on County Road C and Snelling Avenue .

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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Taylor's Purrrrfect New Home

We recently received the following purrrrfect adoption update from Taylor's (now Brinna) new family.

Hello everyone, Just wanted to send an update on Brinna AKA:Taylor. She's doing great, settled right in quickly. She loves the bay window and playing with her new buddy "Tigger".

They chase each other down the hall playing. She talks all day long and adores the cat brush. Thank you so much for all you do down there.

And thank you for the purrrrfect kitty to add to our home:)!

Enjoy the pics

The Quast family

Monday, April 13, 2009

FREE Cat Claw Clipping Clinic, Sun. Apr.19

Feline Rescue, Inc. FREE Cat Claw Clipping Clinic

Date: Sunday, April 19
Time: 1 P.M. - 3 P.M.
Location: Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet
1661 County Road C West
Roseville, MN
(Located in north corner of Byerly's Shopping Center)

-FREE nail clippings for cats and kittens
-Learn why cats scratch
-Tips on clipping your cat's nails
-Recommendations on cat scratching posts/surfaces.

****All cats and kittens must be carriers****

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Yin Yang fka Hope

After being found in south east Minnesota thin, sick (FIV+), and strayed, Hope is no longer hoping for a safe, loving home. Renamed Yin Yang, she has found her people and has settled into her home. The following is an update from her family.

My wife and I adopted Hope (now called Yin Yang) in mid-February and thought you might appreciate an update. She is doing very well!

She loves having a whole house to herself and two people to adore her. She enjoys sitting in the sun (or in front of a heating vent), attacking her scratching post, waking us up when it's time to be fed, watching us make dinner, and playing with an empty roll of tape or any other found object.

Paul and Wendy

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rikki at home

Rikki was a shy foster cat and the other cats in my house always wanted to pick on her. Now she has her own home and I received a report from her new mom:
Rikki is doing well. She went to the vet a while ago and wasn't too excited about it. Everything checked out ok, she just needs to lose some weight. I have attached some pictures of her!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Eat at Signature Cafe TODAY to benefit animals

Anyone thinking of getting out of the house Tuesday evening will have an opportunity to help animals while getting a fantastic meal.

Signature Cafe and Catering is a small, neighborhood restaurant which features an outstanding menu of cuisine with a wonderfully European influence. Owned and operated by Tony and Natalie, two strong animal supporters who have created cozy, warm and friendly environment where people can get gourmet food for remarkably low prices.

Tucked away in a small residential neighborhood on the boarder between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Signature Cafe is easy to find and parking is a breeze.

On Tuesday, April 7, Signature Cafe will be donating proceeds from meals to no kill groups in Minnesota, as well as to the ASPCA. Last year, Signature Cafe did something similar, and raised money for Animal Ark and Feline Rescue.

Please consider showing your support of no kill in Minnesota by attending this wonderful event. If you cannot make it on Tuesday, stop by another time and thank them for being such a wonderful resource for our community!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy Beginnings for Winnie and Henry

FOSTER MOM REPORTS:B sent me pictures of Henry and Winnie, now known as Bev and Jade, in their new home.She says that they are spoiled rotten (as any cat should be!) and she loves them to pieces.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Oliver, Petunia, and their Reptilian and Canine Friends

Oliver and Petunia were rescued by Feline Rescue last July along with their four litter mates. They were bottle fed and became very healthy. Happily, the two were adopted together and went home with a wonderful family in Eagan.This family has all kinds of critters under their roof including their resident dog, foster puppies, and a turtle.Oliver (tuxedo) has decided he wants to help raise the foster puppies.All of the animals get along quite well!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Kitten Season

Unfortunately each year around this time Feline Rescue and other animal rescue organizations are busy caring for pregnant stray cats. Fortunately Kanga was brought to Feline Rescue just days before delivering five sweet, healthy babies.

Kanga had been living outside underneath a trailer home for at least a year and had already raised two litters of kittens outside on her own.

This litter will now be her last, and Kanga and her kittens will find safe, permanent homes.

Please spay and neuter your pets to prevent unwanted litters.
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