Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cat of the Week: Carmen Miranda

Carmen Miranda was a stray who was raising kittens outside in a woodpile. Her kittens have all found good homes, and now Carmen is looking for just the right place to settle down.

Carmen loves other cats! She would not like to be an only cat but would make a great companion for another cat. She has sweet, motherly instincts. Carmen also gets along well with dogs. And she loves people too!

Carmen is young and very petite. She's playful and gets along well with everyone here at Feline Rescue's Adoption Center. If you and your cat are looking for a friend, you really should come meet Carmen Miranda.

Stop by the Adoption Center or call 651-642-5900, ext.3.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

February 28th is National Spay Day

In honor of the 18th Annual National Spay Day, Minnesota Spay Neuter
Assistance Program (MN SNAP)
has organized its 2nd annual Spay-a-thon. The MN SNAP mobile surgical van will be at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (MACC) to perform surgeries for at least 150 animals. And area veterinarians will volunteer their time and services to perform spay/neuters at their offices on animals from the MN SNAP waiting list.

MN SNAP estimates that in Minnesota alone, over 90,000 companion animals a year are euthanized due primarily to overpopulation issues. The Spay-a-thon will help bring needed attention to this issue, facilitate the spay/neuter of many animals on MN SNAP’s waiting list, and help MN SNAP to continue doing the important work that they do every day. MN SNAP’s mission is “to end the suffering and death of homeless animals due to pet overpopulation by providing high-quality, affordable, and accessible spay and neuter services to Minnesota shelters, rescue organizations, and the companion animals of the low-income community.”

MN SNAP clinics will also be held at Feline Rescue this week on February 26th and March 2nd. Feline Rescue supports and greatly appreciates the good work of the folks at MN SNAP and is happy to provide a location for MN SNAP’s St. Paul clinics on a regular basis.

Help us prevent unwanted litters and ease the suffering of homeless pets. Spay and Neuter.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cat of the Week: Emmett

Beautiful. Elegant. Sleek. Choosey. These are adjectives that describe Emmett, a young cat at the Feline Rescue Adoption Center.

Emmett really is beautiful. He has a lean, lithe body with exceptionally shiny fur. His legs are long, his tail is elegantly thin and expressive, his gray/green eyes are intelligent, and his face is unique.

Emmett loves to play with his toys. He likes eating and drinking out of ceramic bowls: no ordinary stainless steel for him. He loves sitting on his perches and window ledges to observe the antics of the cats in the adjoining room.

Although Emmett has tried sharing a room with other cat companions, he really doesn’t care to have his peace of mind disrupted. He thinks, perhaps it might be nice to hang out with one other nice kitty, but not lots.

Now Emmett has his own room here at the adoption center where he likes to entertain human visitors in style. He enjoys attention from most adults, but you will know when Emmett has picked you to be his special friend! He will rub against you. He will clamber into your lap, curl up, and drift off with his head in your hand. He has even been known to drape himself around the shoulders of volunteers he really, really favors as they clean his room.

Emmett knows his own mind. Emmett is definitely one of those cats who will choose the person with which he wants to go home. So far, he hasn’t found precisely the right person to love. Emmett’s standards are high, but he remains hopeful. Won’t you come see if you are the one?

To meet Emmett, stop by the Feline Rescue Adoption Center or call 651-642-5900, ext.3.

Sibling Rivalry? Not with These Two!

Life isn't so scary when you have someone who's looking out for you, someone who makes sure the coast is clear, someone who defends you against scary noises, someone who is warm, comfy, and makes a great pillow. Life can be scary when you're only 8 inches high but not so scary when you have your brother by your side.

Loveable Samson plays bodyguard to his little sister Freckles. In this photo, you can't really tell who is who, where one cat ends and the other cat begins. This brother and sister truly enjoy each other's company.

Little Freckles can be a bit shy. She sends her brother out to check out the situation and when Samson gives the "all clear" signal, Freckles follows. She feels more comfortable once her brother has analyzed the surroundings for her. In fact, now that most of the scary unknown paths have been scouted out for her, she is getting more adventurous. She has a penchant for mischief, kitten mischief.

Brother and sister love to play. They're little purr machines, once their engines get revved up. And after a hard day of playing, they like to fall asleep together with their arms around each other.

For more information about Freckles and Samson, please call Joan at 651-705-6264. The two would love to meet their forever home right away!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kittens Available for Adoption

We've taken in a number of orphaned/homeless kittens in the past couple months and some of them are are now ready to find their forever homes.

There's Freckles and Samson, Sophie and Stella, BabyCakes and Noel, and Bianca and Jerry.  They are all about 3-4 months old and of course very cute, sweet and playful.

BabyCakes and Noel
Samson and Freckles
Stella and Sophie

If you would like to learn more about our available kittens, please call 651-705-6264.

Please spay and neuter your pets to prevent unwanted litters.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Goldy's Home

Goldy was dumped at our shelter with a broken leg last fall. He spent time recovering in his foster home.

Following is the most recent update from his foster home shortly before he found his forever home:

He still walks and runs kind of wobbly sometimes (and looks like a slinky when he comes down the stairs, with his back legs getting ahead or coming around him!), but the people at [the clinic] say he will probably never really walk or run like a normal cat. But he seems happy and healthy otherwise!

And the update from his new family indicates he certainly is doing just fine and is very happy in his home.

Here is the news on Goldy:

We all love him! He is so tolerant with the kids, which is refreshing because our other kitty, Opal, is the opposite. No fights with Opal. A couple hisses the first day but other than that they have warmed up to each other nicely already. Not exactly snuggling together yet, but it seems like they are on their way to being best friends. In the picture where the two cats are pretty close they had been playing together and Goldy was purring the whole time. Yeah! Thanks again for caring for him, we really appreciate all of the time and energy you put into fostering.

Thank you to Goldy's foster caregivers and his new family for taking care of this special guy!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Puck Teaches Saski to Roll Over

Former Feline Rescue foster kitten Puck, fka Muffin, and his canine friend Saski are great friends who keep their people well entertained.

From their family:

Here's the update on Puck: he's doing awesome. Possibly the sweetest and best natured cat we've ever owned. Very personable and cuddly, even with strangers, always wanting to be in on any action going on. Absolutely loves Saski. I want you to see them playing together. I posted a short clip on Youtube entitled "Cat teaches dog to roll over". They are a riot.


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Neville - Toasty Warm in His New Home

Neville, fka Tigerhead, joined former Feline Rescue foster kitty Xander, fka Benjamin, in his home. He's obviously having fun with his new family.

We adopted Neville (f.k.a. Tigerhead) late last October, and I realized I haven't updated anyone on him! He is fitting in very well with our other kitties, and he is fantastically relaxed. He doesn't even care when my girlfriend puts her knitted goods on him. He likes to walk around with the scarf trailing behind him.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tommy Tom and Butch Cassidy Update

Brothers Tommy Tom and Butch Cassidy are living the good life in their new home.  Their family sent some photos to share.

I've attached some pic of them. I think Cassidy really enjoys eating and he needs to be on a diet. They were a little shy when they arrived home, but now they are doing well.


Monday, February 6, 2012

George Clooney Needs a Foster Home

This very handsome, blue-eyed guy who we've affectionately named George Clooney is in need of a foster home to recover in after his recent eye surgery.

George was rescued from an animal control facility.  It certainly appears that he's had a rough life recently but he is still a wonderful, sweet, loving guy.  When visiting George the big guy immediately comes right to the front of his kennel so that he can lean into you for hugs, and it doesn't take much to get him purring away.

If you have an extra room and an extra lap for cuddling, please contact Cathy our volunteer foster coordinator at 651-230-3263.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cats of the Week: Patrick and Connor

Patrick and Connor. Connor and Patrick. Yes, these two boys are a team, and they are very best friends. You can tell this as they brush against each other in passing, as they spend time playing together in their room, as they are simply so comfortable with each other.

Brothers Patrick and Connor were left on the shelter’s doorstep as little ones several years ago. They experienced life together before the shelter, continue to share experiences now, and would like to stay together to remain happy.

Patrick and Connor would prefer to live in a home without small children. They prefer to approach their people for affection, rather than the other way around. Both are mellow, gentle, and quiet fellows . Patrick loves showing off his big tummy while lying on a rug or blanket on the floor: one of his favorite things to do. A scratch on the head is sheer heaven for Patrick.

Connor also enjoys slipping up close to someone he likes, desiring that wonderful scratch on his head. He also loves a friendly glance when he’s curled up in a favorite bed: just something to let him know he is cherished. These guys also love to chase a wand toy or fuzzy mouse.

Although both are handsome, the boys certainly don’t look alike. Whereas Patrick sports substantial girth and is an orange tabby with attractive white patches, Connor has a sleeker, more athletic physique and his coloring is a soft gray with very faint dilute stripes. They do have similar white stripes on their noses, white bibs, and white markings on their feet and back legs.

Patrick and Connor are used to living with other cats and are very accommodating to other personalities. Connor, especially, is known as a peacemaker at the adoption center. They both make friends easily so would do well either living with other cats or just the two of them.

If you are seeking feline companions who don’t require great amounts of play and stimulation, who would be content snoozing together and exploring their environment in a gentlemanly manner, these two fellows could be a perfect match for you. In turn, they would appreciate someone who is willing to allow them time to settle into their new home in their own quiet way. The result: two lovely boys who would add grace, dignity, and excitement to your home.

To meet Connor and Patrick, stop by the Feline Rescue Adoption Center or call 651-642-5900, ext.3 for more information.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Clara Cuddled Into Her New Home

Clara, now named Shelby, moved into a home about a month ago where there was already a resident kitty. Introducing two adult cats to each other can take time and fortunately Shelby's family is letting the two kitties make that adjustment slowly. In the meantime Shelby, from her most recent update and photo, is obviously enjoying her new family.

She is slowly getting settled in. The two cats are getting used to each other and making progress - some days are tough - but moving forward finally. Still some hissing and such - but doing better around each other and can be in the same room together - just not super close to each other yet. But it is getting better. Just trying to give them both lots of love and give them each some time apart too.

Tonight I came home and everyone else was in bed so I was trying to find Shelby before I went to bed to make sure she was doing okay - took me forever to find her - because she was snuggled into the stuffed animals on Ginger's bed- too cute! (attached photo) She loves hanging out in Ginger's room and sleeping on her bed - which Ginger loves.

Anyway - just thought you would love the photo and that we are still working on getting adjusted but slowly getting settled.
Thanks -Kelly

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Figgy Found His Home

Great Figgy, now named Moscato, update from his new family!


Just wanted to give you an update on Figgy. I adopted him in early December, and the second he got in the door I think he knew it was his new home. He immediately found his spot on the couch and has never really left. He is truly a joy to have around and I cannot imagine what I would do without him in my life. I just wanted to thank you for taking such great care of him at your rescue and helping make sure that he was the right cat for me. Figgy's new name is now Moscato, and he has adapted well to that now too, and has even learned a few tricks such as sit and sit pretty. He is such a joy and I am so appreciative for everything you do! Thanks again!
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