Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Good things come in small packages

Little Venus came to Feline Rescue after some volunteers discovered her living in a garage. This beautiful, friendly cat definitely belongs in your house instead!

Venus is a little bit shy at first but very sweet. She loves to be held and petted. Although Venus is quite young and still looks like a kitten, she’s actually already been a mom. She is very petite.

Adopting a shyer cat takes a little bit of patience but is very rewarding-- especially with a cat as lovely as Venus! So if you stop by the Adoption Center, be sure to take some time to meet Venus.

Venus’ daughter, Kith, is also looking for a home, and these two would do well together. Kith is a beautiful, fluffy, petite calico kitty. She’s very shy but also sweet.

To meet or hear more about Venus, stop by the Feline Rescue Adoption Center or call 651-642-5900, ext.3.

Monday, March 29, 2010

First kittens of spring!

This group of kittens should be ready to go to their new homes at the end of April, but if you'd like to meet them now to adopt in advance that would be fine ;-)

DUCHESS ROUNDI was surprised to get a pregnant mama cat in January, but when Duchess arrived there was no doubt about her condition. She is a lovely calm black cat with a very sleek shiny coat. She is rather tall and slender, but had a round, hard belly that looked ready to pop. She is polydactyl and the extra toe on each front foot gives her a cute mitten paw. Duchess has a small angular head with almond-shaped green eyes and LOVES attention.

DUCHESS SLEEKI watched and waited for two long weeks until, finally, on Sunday, January 24, the day of the big Vikings playoff game, she started to have her kittens. I thought I might miss the game, but she finished up before the kick-off. In honor of that auspicious beginning, the five kittens were named for Vikings players.

ADRIAN IS THE ONLY BLACK KITTENAdrian is a female and looks just like her mom: small with shiny black fur and extra toes. She is adventurous and full of spunk, but she'll slow down to cuddle. I think she might be her mom's favorite, so it would be nice if they found a home together. She got her name because she had trouble finding and hanging on to mom's nipple when she was newborn...

BRETT IS A TOMBOYBrett is the other female. Born as #4, she started out as one of the smaller kittens, but she is big now. She has fluffy thick gray fur with lots of narrow stripes.She is smart and a leader. She always wants to wrestle with the boys.

SIDNEY BEARS A BULLSEYESidney is a gray fluffy male, but instead of stripes, he has circular swirls in his fur -- a real bullseye on each side. He is also very adventurous, but loving. The gray kittens mix and match all the time for play pals.

JEROD IS A MELLOW FELLOWJerod as a newborn kitten grabbed onto a nipple and wouldn't let go. Probably explains why he has been the biggest and mellowest kitten ever since. No extra toes for him, just stripes on his round belly.

RYAN'S GOT MITTEN FEETRyan does have the extra toes on his front feet; I'm not sure that would help for kicking. He is fluffy gray with stripes and loves to play or cuddle depending on his mood.

SMACK-DOWNReady for some fun? A little football in the off-season? Call 651-230-3263, if you are interested in learning more about this family. They are in foster care, not at the shelter.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

More Black-and-white Cuties

Here are some more adorable, affectionate, black-and-white cats that are currently residing at the Feline Rescue Adoption Center and looking for their forever homes:

And little Austen

To learn more about these cats, visit the Feline Rescue Adoption Center or call 651-642-5900, ext.3.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sonnet - Homework Supervisor?

Sonnet patiently waited to find her own family once all of her kittens were adopted.  After being adopted in January, Sonnet is now thoroughly enjoying relaxing in her home.

Sonnet has bonded close enough with 8 year old Joey that she is allowed to hang out on his desk.  I'd guess it's the momma cat in her and she's trying to help supervise.

From her family:

Hi! I've got a few photos to share, of Sonnet, whom we brought home in late January.

The child is our son Joey, 8, who has agreed to share his desk with Sonnet. (She's the only family member who's allowed anything like that kind of access!)


Thank you for adding Sonnet as a member of your family!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

She's black-and-white

Opal regularly greets visitors at the Feline Rescue Adoption Center, sometimes by jumping into their laps. Opal likes to check everybody out, just in case one might be the right person for her.

Beautiful Opal has been hanging out at the Feline Rescue Adoption Center, awaiting a forever home, for a couple of years now. Sometimes Opal will give you a warm welcome. Other times, you might find her greeting a little gruff.

While Opal may seem complex, she’s not. Opal is simply a sweet and loving cat! But sometimes she has trouble acting her charming self with so many other cats around. Some of these young cats just don’t understand the concept of personal space, and they bring out Opal’s grumpier side. She needs you to bring her home, so she can show you the cat she really is: Opal, your loyal lap-cat.

Are you Opal’s person?

To learn more about Opal, visit the Feline Rescue Adoption Center or call 651-642-5900, ext 3.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Four lovely ladies in need of homes!

Our story is a sad one, but a common one. Our human mama recently died and we had no place to go. We were very sad and very scared, especially since we heard the rumor that we might be going to Animal Control. Gasp!

Luckily for us, at the last minute Feline Rescue learned of our unfortunate situation and they took us in and now we're waiting for the next chapter of our lives to start. We may be mature ladies but age is just a number ;)

We are currently living at the vet and although they're very nice here it sure isn't anything like our former home!We are looking for a permanent foster home and/or adoptive home.

Although we lived together we aren't exactly what you'd call friends. In fact some of us actually prefer to part ways. Having four intelligent and mature ladies under one roof can be challenging. So what we're saying is that we do not need to stay together and we would be happy if we each had a home all to ourselves.

If you're interested in fostering us, Feline Rescue will foot the bill for medical and other expenses, so all you'd need to provide is a loving home!

Onyx~ approximately 14 years old
Fiona~approximately 15 years old
Emma~approximately 4-5 years old
Little Girl~ approximately 12-16 years old
Help these ladies retire in style by opening your hearts and homes to them. If you're interested in fostering one or more of these sweet gals, please call Cathy at 651.230.3263.

Monday, March 22, 2010


After waiting patiently for that very special person, Danielle is finally home. Her new family is allowing her to adjust to her new home in her own time and they will certainly be rewarded for their patience.
Hi there, I adopted Danielle about a month ago, and I've heard that you guys like updates so I thought I'd email you! Danielle is doing great! She is eating normally, roaming around the house a lot, and often times actually purring. I haven't been able to get close enough to pet her yet (she's rather shy) so I took her to my vet to have some of the mats in her fur removed...she was incredibly well behaved! They also clipped her claws. She is a tad heavy at 15 1/2 pounds, so she will be going on a diet food.

But overall she is doing great, and adjusting to her new surroundings very quickly after being at the shelter for over 3 years. I love her very very much and look forward to being able to pet her soon and make her happy!

So that is the update!


Friday, March 19, 2010

Single Female Feline Seeking Lap

Pleasure to meet you. My name is Sydney, named for Charlie Chaplin's brother in honor of my perfect imitation of Charlie's unmistakable mustache. However, I should clarify that even though I have a mustache, I'm actually the sweetest young lady cat you'll ever meet. I don't even like canned cat food, so I promise I'll never be one of those inconsiderate and annoying cats who wakes you up at 6am and demands to be fed. In fact, I'm a proper young lady cat who never demands anything. I'll sit politely at your feet and silently ask permission to jump up on your lap. When you invite me up (how could you resist this cute face?), I'll curl up in my favorite place in the world. My foster mom often works on her computer for hours at a time while I rest calmly (and adorably) in her lap and both of us just enjoy the peaceful company.

I like it when things are peaceful. While I'm (finally) quite convinced that people are wonderful friends with comfortable laps, I have a confession to make -- I'm terrified of other cats. I think they're quite mean. I'm also not a fan of loud noises, so I'd be happiest in a home with calm and quiet people, people who would enjoy the company of a calm and quiet cat. Don't get me wrong - I do like to play, but usually only for a little while and then it'll be lap -- I mean, nap -- time again. You were planning on sitting down in that chair for me, right?

If you would like to learn more about Sydney, please call one of our foster adoption counselors, Cathy at 651-230-3263 or Joan at 651-705-6264.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spaghetti Dinner - April 25

Celebrate Feline Rescue and springtime by joining us for our 11th Annual Spaghetti Dinner! Fat Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant will again cater our meal. The Spaghetti Dinner will be held at St. Helena’s Catholic School in Minneapolis on Sunday, April 25, beginning at noon. The school has a stairway and is not handicap-accessible. We apologize if this causes an inconvenience.

There will be a $2 raffle with great prizes - including a handmade quilt just for cat lovers and cash prizes - along with a silent auction and *Pick of the Litter*. Join in the fun!

The cost is $12 for each adult and $5 for children 10 and under. Details on how to order tickets will be available online soon at www.felinerescue.org.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Two by Two

Adopting a pair of cats instead of just one is a great idea! Two cats can keep each other entertained and happy while you are at work or unable to give them the attention they deserve.

If you think you might like to have two cats, why not start out with two that are already good friends? At the Feline Rescue Adoption Center, we have lots of cats that would love to go home together.

Here are Willa and Rococo:

And Kit and Gin Gin:

To meet these cats or hear about some other great combinations, visit the Feline Rescue Adoption Center or call 651-642-5900. ext 3.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Lulu's Babies

Lulu gave birth a week ago and moved into her new foster home Monday evening.  Lulu's new foster caregiver has already taken some very sweet photos of this family.

Kitten season has only just begun and we will need more foster homes for stray pregnant cats.  If you are interested in volunteering with Feline Rescue as a foster caregiver, please call Cathy at 651-230-3263.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Good News from a Sweet Kitty!

Rosemary was rescued by Feline Rescue volunteers last winter; she had been living in a storm sewer with her four kittens. When we first brought Rosemary home to foster, we couldn’t get near her. But we knew that she was just scared. We didn’t give up on befriending Rosemary and are so glad that she never gave up on us either! Once this sweet girl learned to trust people again, she was adopted into a loving home a few months ago. We were thrilled to receive good news and photos recently from her patient new family:

Rosemary is getting so much more friendly! This weekend she actually came up and sat on my lap for a little while-- I was amazed. And every morning, when one of us gets out of bed, she hops up into the empty spot for pets from the person still in bed. It's really sweet.

She and [the other resident cat] will probably never be the best of friends, but they don't fight, and their chasing is playful. They can happily coexist on a sofa or bed, which is good enough for me...

The other cute thing she does: she comes when we call her... She's the sweetest kitty.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Vikings Kittens

These little fluff balls were born just before the NFC Championship game in January. After the playoff loss their foster mom, a Vikings fan, wasn't quite sure if they would still be named after some of the players, but time heals all wounds and here they are now at 6 weeks old.

Starting from lower left and moving clockwise:
Adrian (Peterson) - black female tiniest of the litter, polydactyl, most demanding, couldn't hang on to nipple
Sidney (Rice) aka Bullseye - male, only gray with swirl pattern, most mischievous
Brett (Favre) - gray female, also small
Jerod (Allen) - plump gray male, first to the nipple when born and wouldn't let go, mellow
Ryan (Longwell) - gray male (was Chester Taylor, but he left the Vikings)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Another Moustached Kitty Update

About a year ago two special guys, Groucho and Little Guy, found their forever home.  We received some more cute photos yesterday.

The first two photos their mom took look like not much has changed between the two since their first blog post, Be Mine.  Captions courtesy of their mom, Jodi.

Valentines Day!!
More Valentines Day magic…
Not exactly sure who Groucho is “hiding” from…..maybe to escape the “mess” he just made…
"Camping anyone?"  Ok since my mom won’t let me go outside we have to stay indoors…
Little Guy just chillin…
Groucho and Little Guy enjoying their Christmas present….lucky kitties!!
Thanks MOM!!
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