Saturday, June 30, 2012

This Little Piggy

There are lots of great cats awaiting adoption at Feline Rescue’s Adoption CenterPiglett is one of them!

Piglett is a beautiful young cat with a boisterous personality.  This guy is funny and full of energy.  Piglett loves to play, and he plays hard.  Not all of the other cats appreciate Piglett’s energy, but he has lots of fans in the volunteers. One of them even wrote a Piglett poem:

I’m gray and I’m white with a cute pink nose
I’m young and I’m handsome as everyone knows
Quick and clever and smart as can be
None of the kitties here can keep up with me
A big imagination and a bigger heart
 I just need the chance to be part
Of a family.

Piglett is hoping to find his family soon.  This little Piggy is ready to go "wee, wee, wee" all the way home! To meet him, stop by the Adoption Center or call 651-642-5900, Ext.3.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Kitten Season: How You Can Help

Kitten season is here and the pressure is high to help all the little ones out there.    Feline Rescue is inundated with calls for help every day, and we need your help:

  • Adopt an older shelter cat (or two!) to make room to get more cats off the streets.
  • Help get community stray cats spayed and neutered.
  • Take in and care for a stray cat or kitten until you can find it a home or a spot with a rescue.
  • Volunteer to socialize feral kittens- it's fun and rewarding!
  • Donate to Feline Rescue.

For more information on how YOU can help the cats and kittens in your neighborhood, call the Spay-Neuter Outreach line at Feline Rescue at 651-642-5900 ext. 4 or email us.

Matty and Morty are two kittens who were recently helped through our spay-neuter-outreach program.  Their mom, a feral cat, was spayed and released back outside.  The kittens were taken in by a volunteer to be socialized and recently found a great forever home.  You can help make more happy endings like this one!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

In Need of Sponsorship!

Little Ginny is used to being a little different. She's the only orange sibling in a litter of black long-haired fluff balls. They play together; she plays by herself. They pile together onto the top level of a one level kitty condo; she sleeps in a nearby cat bed. But now her siblings are fairly healthy while poor little Ginny is hospitalized. She has a fever of 105 (normal cat temperature is 100-102). She coughs. Her lungs sound crackly. She also has giardia and roundworm. The vet has ruled out distemper and pneumonia but is a little confused about what's causing Ginny's fever.

Little Ginny would like to return to her foster home, where she gets kissed on the nose and brushed (and there are lots and lots of bent-up pipe cleaners to play with) but she cannot leave the vet until her fever breaks and she begins to feel better. In the meantime, she needs help with her vet bills. You can sponsor Ginny and the rest of her litter (brothers Louie and Moe and sister Millie) by donating to Feline Rescue. After clicking on the "Donate" button, enter "Ginny, Louie, Millie, and Moe" in the "Dedicate my donation to someone" box (which will appear if you click on the "dedicate" link on the form).

Saturday, June 23, 2012


Stretch out and relax if you can. It's Caturday!

Foster Kittens: Elizabeth, Malia Ann, MoonPie and Tucker

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rest in Peace, Skittles

I am so sad to report that within twelve hours of the filming of this video, my little foster kitten, Skittles, became ill and despite three days of vet visits for fluids and medicine and syringe-feedings, she faded away and died last night.

Today she would have been eight weeks old. It is very possible that she had internal deformities (as well as her twisted legs and tail) that were taking a toll as she got older.

I take comfort that she had all the fun and love she did in her short life. Her mother Candy was with her every step of the way. I think she knew it was coming.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Candy & Skittles: Sunday playtime

Candy and Skittles will be available for adoption soon. If you are interested in learning more about this very sweet pair, please contact Joan at 651-705-6264.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Sponsor Cuteness

The cutest kittens ever often come to us as orphans. Others are born in foster care to homeless moms. Every litter needs veterinary care, food, vaccinations, and more. Feline Rescue has plenty of love. However, kittens also need the stuff that money can buy.

Join us as a Friend of Kittens and sponsor a litter. As we say, "every litter bit helps!"

Friends of Flicka has offered to match, dollar for dollar, the first $2,000 in sponsorships! Choose your litter quickly - and become a Matched Sponsor. (Friends of Flicka is a Minnesota non-profit foundation dedicated to animals.)

For $100, become a Friend of Kittens and select a litter of cuties to sponsor and receive weekly photos for up to 8 weeks from their foster family and watch them grow toward cathood.

For $200, become a Special Friend of Kittens and select your furry team, receive weekly photos for up to  8 weeks and one visit at the foster family's convenience to ooh and awww and cuddle the little dears.

For $250, become a Special Friend of Homeless Moms and select, when posted, a pregnant mom in foster care. You'll receive 8 weeks of photos, including the newborns, one cuddle visit, and the chance to name the babies. (Mom cat would name them, but she'll be busy nursing.) Feline Rescue reserves the right to approve the names.

View our current litters available for sponsorship.  Each litter may have as many sponsors as possible. Everyone welcome. Once you've chosen a family and selected your Sponsorship level, click the "Donate" button on our Razoo page. Then, check the box "Dedicate My Donation To Someone", and write in the chosen family's name. We need to know to send you their pictures!

Team sponsorships: Can't quite do $100, $200, or $250? Get a friend to join you and each of you put in $50 to get one sponsorship - or 3 friends with each of you putting up $25. Team sponsorships must be purchased at the $100 minimum, but you may call yourself "Team Betty's Kids" or such, and provide all of your email addresses to receive the pictures.

All Friends of Kittens, Special Friends of Kittens, and Special Friends of Homeless Moms will be recognized on Feline Rescue's web page and/or in The Scoop unless you ask to remain anonymous.

Sponsorship does not include any preference for adoption of the sponsored kittens or other Feline Rescue cats. All sponsors seeking to adopt must follow the regular foster screening and approval processes.

For additional information or if you have any questions, please contact Feline Rescue at

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ashley, A True Companion

There are many deserving older cats looking for a second chance at having a happy home.  When you adopt an adult cat, you make room for more cats and kittens to come in off the streets.   Another benefit to adopting a mature cat over a kitten is that you know exactly what you are getting.

If you are looking for a lap cat and a follow-you-everywhere kind of friend, Ashley is your girl!  Ashley had a home for many years.  But when her person’s life changed direction, Ashley no longer fit into the plans.  So she returned to Feline Rescue, scared and confused.

Ashley is an affectionate cat who forms strong bonds with the people she trusts, so losing her person was difficult.  But it took Ashley just a week to bond with her foster caregiver.  She follows him everywhere.  Her favorite thing to do is to cuddle in his lap.  Now Ashley is ready to find a forever home.

Ashley has quite a few years under her belt.  But she’s very healthy and active.  If you have an empty lap and are looking for a true companion, please consider adopting Ashley.  This old girl deserves a loving home and lots of attention.

For more information about Ashley, call 651-295-3758.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Nelson & Sister Chipmunk Alvie

Hi, Foster Mom--

I wanted to send you an update on Nelson. I hope you and all of your furry friends are well!

Today is June 1st and it is the birthday of your foster cat Nelson, aka “Chip”. Nelson is 5 years old today and he has a happy tale to tell you.

CHIP/NELSONThis past spring I started visiting a neighborhood pet food store called Calhoun Pet Supply. I noticed that they had a store cat who is a beautiful tabby. Since I have a special place in my heart for the tabbies I spent each visit getting to know this cat. I quickly found out that her name is Alvie and asked the usual questions of the store employee about her.

I asked where they got her and how they got the name Alvie since I remembered that one of Nelson’s siblings was named Alvie. All of Neslon’s siblings were named after Alvin and the Chipmunks and I found this to be very curious.

CHIP/NELSONWhen I adopted Nelson I was also asked if I wanted to adopt Alvie but because I already had 2 cats I declined. Nelson and Alvie were close as litter-mates. I always felt a bit sad knowing that I could not adopt her and she had to be left to be adopted by someone else.

What I found out about this little tabby is pretty amazing to me. Alvie was indeed adopted through Feline Rescue from her foster home which she shared with Nelson. She was adopted to a good home but due to some family changes ended up happily re-homed to Calhoun Pet Supply.

ALVIEAfter 5 years I have found Nelson’s sister Alvie and lucky for me no one ever changed her name. Now I have a permanent new friend and another part of my family I can visit anytime I wish. This is wonderful, Alvie has a good loving place to live and I visit her regularly to talk to her about her brother Nelson. She has so many of Nelson’s characteristics and she has been a joy to find and meet. Another wonderful Feline Rescue story!!

ALVIEI’m attaching a few photos of Nelson and Alvie for you to see. Thanks again for being such a wonderful foster mom to Nelson and Alvie. Thanks to Feline Rescue my life has been enhanced and touched by both of these magnificent kitties.


Monday, June 11, 2012

Ruby and Rocky Together Forever

Mother and son, Rumble and Ahri fka Ruby and Rocky, have found their forever home together. We are always so happy so see momma cat find a home with one of her kittens.

We absolutely love them! They are so adorable and full of energy. There is hardly a time where they are not cuddling or playing together. Rumble is a little trouble maker, and gets into everything (hence the name.. :)), but he makes up for it by being so cute and talkative! Ahri is very well-behaved and calm, and likes to cuddle. But when Rumble sees that she is cuddling he always wants to be where she is, so if you have one kitty, you have two!

Thank you for these two! We are so excited to be their forever home.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Andy!

Another very happy Andy update from his family.

Just thought I would send you a quick update on Andy. He's doing great! We made our move and he LOVES it here. Lots of windows and there's always something exciting to watch--cars, people, rabbits, birds. It's kitty TV all the time!

He and I are definitely developing a best buddies relationship and boy, has his personality blossomed now that he's sure that he's king of the castle! His favorite toys by far are little fuzzy mice and while he's stopped "bowling" with his food dishes (whew!) he has recently started door surfing.

He was pretty scared of people other than me for awhile but is coming around to be petted by strangers now. Still not a lap cat which is fine--but he will nearly do somersaults to put his head in my hand if I'm not petting him. He sings for his supper (and breakfast) but is pretty quiet otherwise (except to scold me when I return home--whether from a day of work or from a quick run to take out the trash). A total sprawler (you were right!) he LOVES his half of the King-sized bed. LOL. It's pretty funny that a cat can take up that much room!

Anyway, thank you so much for helping me find him. He's the best thing that happened to me this year. And like the magnet I bought at the pet store said, "Who rescued who?" It's very true.

Rachel, Andy's Mom

Monday, June 4, 2012

Kiwi's Sweet Gray Babies

Mama cat Kiwi was rescued from animal control along with her sweet babies Peach, Mango, Banana, and Papaya.

These cuties will "ripen" (be ready for adoption) the beginning of summer. For more information, please contact Feline Rescue's volunteer foster adoption coordinator at 651-705-6264.
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