Thursday, September 29, 2011
Feline Rescue's own Fonzie is still having fun at Woody's Pet Food Deli in St. Paul.
He's learning to tolerate dogs... and even to share his toys with them sometimes!
Fonzie is still looking for his forever home. Maybe you have a dog at home that he could boss around?
To visit Fonzie, stop by Woody's at 647 S. Snelling Ave. in St. Paul.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Jovi and Chai were found last week in the parking lot, also in a box. Fortunately this brother/sister pair were much healthier and are very busy playing and exploring in their foster home. Their first time foster caregiver is really enjoying these cuties.
Monday, September 26, 2011
We've been referring to a recent group of rescued kittens as the Box of Nine even though only seven were actually found crammed in that small, unventilated box. One of the nine was found crying next to the box and the ninth kitten was found the next day on the other side of the Feline Rescue shelter parking lot. They were all very sick and thin and spent most of a week at the vet clinic. They're doing much better and gaining weight and have all moved to foster homes.
Following is an update for one group who are in foster together.
Monkey is the little scamp with a bit of tabby but a white chest and a white wish-bone shape above his nose. He LOVES being petted and will climb all over you for attention! He is also very curious and wants to see what is outside the world of the den!
Joey is the grey tabby - he is so playful and loves to cuddle, especially with his sister! He just started warming up and now loves to be petted. He can often be found just chilling out, sitting on the footstool or in the hidey-bed.
Spectra is the lovely calico - she is a little more reserved but she also started letting us pet her. She likes to sleep in the carier on her little pink blankey but she also will come out to get attention and play with her brothers!
They're all little purr machines! They are eating very well (wet food is their favorite!).
A big thanks to the volunteers who stepped forward to provide foster homes for these kittens!
Friday, September 23, 2011
$1000 will go a long way in enabling us to continue rescuing kitties like the three cuties below who are currently in foster care.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
We’re Lucy and Desi. We once had a family, but one day they moved away and left us behind. For days we waited for someone to return. By the time someone found us, we were starving. Lucy had gotten her leg caught in her collar, and had a large, infected wound. We were discovered just in time.
Despite all that happened, we still want to love and trust people. That’s just our nature. We’re really sweet, friendly cats! We’re looking for people who will love us, and feed us, and hug us, and play with us… and never leave us behind. We promise not to let you down either.
Lucy and Desi are healthy now, in foster care, and will soon be available for adoption. For information, please call Joan at 651-705-6264.
Monday, September 19, 2011
September 29. Her foster mom, Carolyn, has generously offered to match each $200 in donations made to Feline Rescue specifically for Tippie's surgery with a bag of kitty toys. To donate on-line go to Network for Good or for more information about donating see our Donate page. Make sure that you write "Tippie's Surgery" in the memo of your check or in the Designation field on the on-line form.
I am pleased to tell everyone what an amazing cat Tippie is growing into both physically and emotionally. She has gone from a very tiny, scared, somewhat unpredictable little girl to a long, lean, loving and trusting cat. Did I mention playful? She is a bundle of energy, constantly exploring and attempting new tricks for me to catch on camera. In her down time she loves to snuggle on my lap, or right beside me on the couch. One of her favorite past times is watching the world go by outside, no doubt grateful she is safe and sound in a place full of snuggles, kisses, warm beds, good food, and baskets of toys!
Tippie was brought under the shelter’s care blind in one eye. A recent visit to the specialist confirmed the cause due to trauma, likely a claw puncturing her cornea (cat fight). She seems to do great despite half of her vision gone. Unfortunately there is more swelling of the eye, redness, and drainage as time goes by. It has been recommended her eye be removed and permanently closed. Tippie also has feline herpes virus in the other eye which will require minor treatment from time to time for the remainder of her life. I don’t think either eye is causing her to be unhappy, but I have no doubt once the surgery is through, she will feel like a new kitty…even more full of life!
Tippie’s surgery is scheduled for 9/29/2011. In an effort to raise funds for both the surgery and medical costs (2 weeks at the vet when first brought to Feline Rescue, checkups, specialist, medication, surgery, any follow up care). I would like to offer something in return to keep the cycle of giving going round. For every $200 raised SPECIFICALLY for Tippie’s care in the next 30 days, I will buy a bag full of toys for all the kitties at the Feline Rescue shelter. Don’t worry, it will be big and full of GOOD stuff (catnip pillows, wands, cubes, mice, balls, trackers, etc).
To follow Tippie’s Adventures while finding her forever home, you can find weekly updates, photos, and video on her facebook page:
On behalf of Tippie, Thank you for following her story and considering a donation for her care.
Thank you Carolyn!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Ahlers is an affectionate, middle-aged, black cat with one white foot. He's a plain old good guy. Cats just don't get any better than this!
Lefty is young and athletic. He's outgoing and a real character!
Ms. Black is small and sweet.
Button is cute as a button.
Can't choose just one? These little girls get along well. And with Button's distinctive white-on-black whiskers, you'll always be able to tell them apart.
To meet these beautiful black cats, stop by the Feline Rescue Adoption Center or call 651-642-5900, ext.3 for more information.
Friday, September 16, 2011
In the past couple days Feline Rescue has had quite a few emergency intakes at a time when the foster program was already stretched to its limits.
We currently have 10 kittens that we need to find foster homes for. Eight 2 month old kittens found by a volunteer outside the shelter crammed into a small, unventilated box Wednesday afternoon (we have a foster home for two of the eight), this 7 week old kitten brought to the shelter injured after being found on the side of the road yesterday morning, a 4 month old kitten and a 6 month old kitten found starving and injured in an empty apartment, and a 6 to 8 week old kitten found in the parking lot of the shelter last night.
If you can help by fostering kittens, please contact Joan at 651-705-6264.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Thank you for checking in with us. Miss Izabelle, or Izzy, and I are doing GREAT! She is soooo sweet and she adapted to my home within hours of her arriving there. She loves to gnaw on stuff (including metal) however, which makes me nervous, so I’m covering everything up with towels and I’m sure she will grow out of that stage. She has made every sink in my home her bed and it cracks me up. I’ve bought her soft cushy beds and she would rather lay in the cool sinks.
I love her, and we are so lucky that we found each other. Thank you and the entire Feline Rescue volunteers for keeping her safe and happy until I was able to take her home.
Izzy thanks you too!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Foxy and Friendly make a perfect pair. They’ve got looks and personality! Mr. Friendly is Mr. Personality. He’s outgoing, affectionate, and a great lap cat.
A little timid at first, Foxy is a sweet and gorgeous cat. Pick her up and check out that cute, fluffy, brown tummy. And how about that poofy tail!
Poor Friendly was found abandoned in a park. In his foster home, he met little Foxy, and they really hit it off. They like to snuggle and especially to wrestle and play. Now this young pair is at the Feline Rescue Adoption Center and looking for the perfect home! What more could you want than this perfect pair?
Visit Mr. Friendly and Foxy at the Feline Rescue Adoption Center or call 651-642-5900, ext 3.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
They are 6 weeks old and were recently pulled from an impound facility. Based on the slightly blurry photo their foster mom sent, they're probably pretty busy exploring, racing around and climbing after being kenneled in impound.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Hello Feline Rescue,
This is just a quick update on Minerva, fka Allegra. She is happy and healthy in her forever home, and is loved and spoiled by everyone.
Thank you so much, Feline Rescue, for giving my mother and I another opportunity to adopt a wonderful cat (we have three others, all from you). Keep up the good work!
Thank you Beth and Judy!