Thursday, January 31, 2013

Save the date to speak up for Minnesota cats and dogs

FEB. 19, 2013 TUES. 3-4pm
Minnesota currently has no State law to license, inspect or regulate dog and cat breeders. Protect dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in commercial breeding facilities.
Help pass the MN Dog and Cat Breeder Regulation Bill

To sign up for the rally, go to:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fine chocolates, fine felines

Cadbury and Lindt came to Feline Rescue from the same home when their people could no longer care for them. Lindt arrived earlier so has already made himself right at home. 

Cadbury is still nervous about his new environment. But having his old buddy Lindt around should make him feel better. Cadbury received a welcoming groom from Lindt the other day. 


Wouldn't you just love to take both these handsome boys home? These furry fellows will provide more pleasure than a whole box of chocolates.

To meet Cadbury and Lindt, stop by Feline Rescue's Adoption Center or call 651-642-5900, ext.3.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Buzz at home

When I came to Feline Rescue, Inc., I had to get surgery on my eye lids and surgery for a herniated diaphragm. You might remember me as the Feline Rescue poster child last year. The vet said I was a miracle boy because I was very lucky to survive.

I was adopted from Feline Rescue in September 2012. I had my work cut out for me in my new home. Dogs, a cat, birds, humans... so many minions to train! Now they are all under my paw. I have trained my new Siamese brother, George, to clean me.

Life is very good here in my new home. I have everything a big, cross eyed, orange guy could ever want - food, affection, food, toys, food, servants, food, many nap spots, and food! My family loves me very much and we are all thankful to Feline Rescue volunteers & supporters for my second chance.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Cuties - Carson and Carter

Carter and Carson came into foster late last fall as bottle babies from an animal control facility. They received the best of care with a volunteer foster caregiver who cares for kittens, including bottle babies, that need special care. Once they were older they moved to a second foster home and being extra cuddly little boys they were adopted quickly.

A wonderful update from their mom:
I just wanted to drop you a line about the kittens that I adopted from you (Carter & Carson). They are doing very well and I feel very lucky to have been able to adopt them. I also would like to thank you for being such a good foster mom to them, and Feline Rescue in general, including the person who bottle-fed them when they were too young to eat. I have renamed them (Carson is now Alfie, and Carter is now Basil [bazz-l].

They have plenty of space to have fun and explore, and they also have two trees -- one on the main floor at a window in the front of the house, and one in the basement at the window in the back of the house.

I took them to Southview Animal Hospital a couple of weeks ago just to check in/introduce them, discuss food, etc. Basil (Carter) weighed 4.2 Lbs. and Alfie (Carson) 3.4 Lbs., but they seem to have grown quite a bit even since then. They are eating Wellness canned food, and now also have some Wellness dry as backup.

Getting much bigger, most recent photo of the boys

They are the most beautiful, loving, lovable little creatures. Thanks again for all you did, and also for all the info you gave me when I was there. I'm sure I would have had questions later if you hadn't covered everything so well.

Best regards,

Friday, January 25, 2013

Heated floors preferred

These six kittens are looking for forever homes. They just discovered the heated floor in the bathroom at their foster home and they like it very much!

Call Joan at 651-705-6264 to get more information about mama Ella and her kittens (four boys and two girls).
This photo was taken just before they first came to Feline Rescue!
This photo was taken today!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Patrick and Connor at Home

Brothers Patrick and Connor were adopted just before Christmas after almost eight years at our adoption center.  Here's the update for which we've all been waiting!

On December 21st, we adopted Patrick, Connor, and Tippy (now called Alfie).  When we first brought the three boys home, Patrick and Connor disappeared into the basement for a few days.  We put food and water down there but never saw them (although we did hear them exploring at night after the first day).

When they finally appeared upstairs on Christmas, they quickly found spots to settle in.  (In addition to the regular cat beds, we also put out a few boxes with their blankets from the shelter.)  Alfie was kept in a room by himself, but he wanted out after one day.

All three new boys, while shy, quickly bonded with each other.  We have two other boys and one girl, and the old-timers have been very stand-offish.  They still are; but there have been no fights except a little hissing and boxing (Patrick is quite the boxer).

While Alfie wolfs down anything you put in front of him (always demanding more), we were a little concerned about Patrick and Connor.  However, Connor is now eating heartily, always moving on to Patrick’s plate when he’s done, so we have to watch them.  Patrick is still addicted to dry food, but he only gets a little to start him off.  He eats very slowly and thoughtfully when it’s not dry food.

Patrick seems to be a restless soul, often wandering around the house.  He can be pretty chatty when he’s strolling – in addition to meal times, when he lets out his mighty “peep” while waiting for his plate.  So far, Patrick is still the shyest around us and will usually run away when we approach.  However, he follows us whenever we go upstairs (he likes the stairs).  He also likes to play chase with Alfie, and he loves his catnip.

Patrick likes the “tunnel.”

Connor has accepted the fact that getting lots of pets from us humans is a good thing.  And once we start, he doesn’t want us to stop.  He often follows us around asking for pets – which we love to give, of course.  He’s a real sweetheart!  Of course, Patrick and Connor are still very much brothers, and if Connor gets up, so does Patrick.  But Patrick only allows an occasional scritch on the head or a quick body pet.

Connor contemplating.

Alfie loves being pet, too, but he still cowers when we approach.  We try picking him up and holding him a little bit every day.  He also gets plenty of rub-downs from us.  Alfie seems to miss his brother (who was adopted without him), because he’s always trying to snuggle up to any cat that will have him when he’s ready to nap.  My old-time cats won’t tolerate that, so he lies down an inch away from them.

In a daring move, Alfie snuggles up to Katarina, who is fast asleep and doesn’t notice.

When all the cats are milling about, such as when I’m preparing their dinner, the three new boys walk around bumping heads with every cat in sight (still the favorite thing that Patrick and Connor do with each other).  The old-timers try to ignore them, but it’s only a matter of time before they, too, will join in.

The three new boys have come a long way in just a month.  We are so happy to have them, because they bring us so much joy.  Every day, they come out of their shells a tiny bit more.  There’s something about them that makes our hearts melt.

And now all our hearts are melting too.  Thank you for giving the boys such a wonderful home!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

M&M - Michael and Molly

Michael and Molly are two little sweethearts who have such patient souls. They have been waiting a long time for their forever home. They've been in foster care for three years!

Michael and Molly were found outside, scrounging for food in a dumpster. They were dirty and very hungry. Now, they're sweet, affectionate, and beautiful cats ready to make your home their new forever home.

Michael likes to be the attention grabber, always asking for an extra cuddle. He likes to play fetch with crinkle balls. He also likes to cuddle up to other cats and and groom them. If you have a habit of balling up paper, throwing it across the room, and then suddenly realizing that you need that paper ball back, Michael would be happy to fetch it for you. He's just that helpful.

Molly is very shy but when she wants human attention, she knows how to get it.  Her foster family calls her "The Snuggler" because she is very affectionate... once she gets to know someone. Molly loves to sunbathe. If your home is full of sunlight and your heart full of sunshine, you'd be a perfect match for Molly.

Michael and Molly are biological siblings. They've been together for three years! They'd like to go home together. Check out their profiles:

And then call Joan at 651-705-6264 to meet the pair in their foster home!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Help needed to keep these kitties safe and warm

**Note, these are not Feline Rescue cats, but we're posting this as a courtesy to their rescuer because we want them to find great homes! 

Grayson and Bashful desperately need a temporary or permanent home so they can get in out of the cold.  These kitties are about six months old.  (They look bigger in the pictures because of their fluffy outdoor coats.)  

Please let us know if you can help care for these sweet kitties and/or their friendly little momma, Precious.  Call 651-295-3758 or email

Monday, January 21, 2013

Take care of those outdoor kitties

With these frigid temperatures, don't forget about those outdoor kitties in your life.  Be sure to provide food, a heated water dish, and somewhere for the cats to take shelter. Here's a helpful video on caring for community cats from Best Friends Animal Society:

If possible, and if the cats are adoptable, consider bringing them in to help find homes for them. Matilda spent part of last winter (and possibly a couple winters before that) outside. Today she's happily enjoying a warm bed in her foster home.  Matilda enjoys living with people and other cats.  She's put her hard times behind her, and now Matilda lives to play! Visit her Petfinder page.

For more information on caring for outdoor cats or to volunteer to help care for a cat that needs to be rescued from the cold, contact our outreach volunteers.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ellie and Nala- The Video

Momma cat Ellie is very proud of her babies and wants to show them off to the world so they can get adopted. Ellie and Nala are a bonded pair and would like to go home together. Nala turns to her mother for comfort; momma Ellie likes to wash Nala's face. They curl up together for naps. They're a couple of sweet gals, a little shy, but very loving. Nala loves belly rubs. Ellie loves sitting on laps. If you have a bird feeder and a big picture window, the two will be entertained for hours. It's the simple things that make them happy. Both have a little goofy in them and a lot of heart.

For more information on momma cat Ellie and her daughter Nala, please check out their profiles:

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Update from Shelby and Bambi

Although Shelby and Bambi didn't arrive together at Feline Rescue's Adoption Center, they left together when they were both adopted by the same family. Shelby, being a little on the shy side, took a little while to warm up to his new home. The outgoing and adventuresome Bambi helped ease the transition for him. Here is an update from their family:

This afternoon, our cats, Mozyr (née Shelby) and Pequenita (née Bambi), adopted last November from your facility, were both stretched out in the sunshine beaming through the deck-doors to our bedroom.
They sometimes tussle like many siblings do, but just as quickly settle down together and sometimes we catch them bathing each other. I'm still not sure they have established who is in charge, between the two of them, but they are coexisting well, and slowly accomplishing their control over our care of them, convincing us to dote on them and give in to their pleas for affection.
They are a great fit for us!
John & Cyndie

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Baxter & Willi growing up

Baxter (brown tabby boy) and Willi (black and white girl) were lonely only orphans who came together at Feline Rescue as bottle babies. Willi will be ready for adoption soon, but little Baxter is a special needs kitty due to a heart murmur so he will be staying in foster care for now. Following is a report from their current foster home:

Both kittens are doing well.
Willi will be going to the V.E.T. soon for her (operation, shhh). She is ready to kick the dirt of our home off her paws and move on. She will be a wonderful addition to anyone’s home, she is loving, and funny. She still gives kisses. When you pucker up and make kissy noises she puts her nose up to get kisses. How sweet is that?
Willi is a PICKY eater. She likes her tiny cat royal canin, and when I yell “kitty bits!!!” at the top of my lungs both she and Bax come running to eat. She will eat the tiny cat kibble, too, and paw licken’ chicken but that’s about it.
Willi is dainty and jumpy and has tons of energy. We will miss her, but there is too much noise and confusion and it makes her a bit nervous. You can see from the pictures that she is getting big, and she is just as pretty as can be. She LOVES to snuggle, but flails like crazy when we pick her up unless we quickly wrap her up in arms. I will have to show her adopters how to do that so she doesn’t scratch the heck out of them. 
Baxter, oh that boy. I put in the picture of the croc for size comparison. I have never had a cat that tiny have free range in the home. He has grown legs and a tail, and he is all skinny-cat energy. He moves constantly until he is exhausted and falls asleep where he is. He eats anything; this week’s offerings include pizza crust, green salsa and soy milk. He LOVES to eat, and still gets distracted so he has to eat with supervision.
Baxter loves us all, husband, son, dog, cats, everyone. He greets me at the door every day when I get home along with Sophie (my dog) and Boris the Incorrigible (the orange tabby). Baxter is underfoot ALL THE TIME. I can’t tell you how many times he has almost been stepped on, and he always scoots out of the way. He is tiny, but fast.
His special friend is Uncle Boris who he cuddles with whenever possible.
The black Kitty is Choco-Latte Leaf, (my son’s cat) and they are also very good friends.
Baxter and Willi still fight and play and fight and play. Baxter gets covered when he eats, and Willi or one of the big kitties cleans him off. “tastes like chicken!”
They both sleep with us everynight like the entitled little monsters that they are.
One last hilarity- I tried to get a picture but the only time Baxter is still now is when he is eating or tired. When he is playing he gets up on his back paws and spreads his front paws like he is an anteater. I can almost hear him saying “I am Baxter the Mighty!!! Fear my wrath!” he is a fearless little man.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Teddy and Angela

Last fall we received a large donation of food through an animal rescue group in Iowa. It took four separate trips to transport all of the food to our shelter. Two little kittens, Teddy and Angela, traveled six hours from Iowa to St. Paul on one of the trips.  We assumed they were brother and sister (although Teddy was quite smaller then Angela at first) so we were hoping to keep them together.  This very sweet pair went home together last Friday.

Teddy and Angela settled in their home

The kitties are doing fantastic! Kelly (my sig other) said that he has never seen such calm cats, or cats that settle in faster to a new place, and neither have I! They talked a bunch initially and spent a while snooping around everywhere, but quickly were eating and using the litter box perfectly, so much so that I've now put it down the basement where I want it...

Another amazing thing - I have kept the carriers out since I brought them home, and a few times now I've found either one or both curled up in there, hanging out or sleeping. I might just get my wish for cats that don't hate their carriers or being transported in a car. So great!

Thanks for everything!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I Love Lucille!

Shhh... don't tell the other cats. Lucille is my paws-down favorite right now! This little kitty is full of love and tons of fun. And... she's looking for a home!

Lucille is a little put off by all the other cats at the shelter and can sometimes act annoyed. But she belongs in a home and not a shelter. Once she gets home, she will show you what a sweet, little girl she is. She likes to snuggle in a lap and even to be held. She loves to play!

If you are looking for just one little kitty with loads of personality, come meet Lucille at Feline Rescue's Adoption Center. Or call 651-642-5900, ext. 3 to hear more about her.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Huckleberry and Primrose!

Huckleberry and Primrose are still waiting for their forever home! Their foster family says they are some of the sweetest and cuddliest kittens they have ever fostered once they feel safe in their suroundings. 
For more information on these sweet kittens, please check out their profiles:
Huckle trying to get some cat nip!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Purrfect Pair Available for Adoption

Brother and sister, Penny and Coley were living outside when they were taken in by a kind family. Penny and Coley are about two years old now and sweet, social cats. Penny will jump into your chair to snuggle and be brushed, and Coley enjoys being picked up and cuddled.  They are quiet, well-behaved but playful cats.

Penny and Coleys' foster family will be travelling out of state, so these two are desperately seeking a forever home. They are used to living with different cats and people, and they always adjust fine. It will take them a few weeks to completely warm up to a new home, but they are worth the wait.

These guys love to bird watch and to play with wand toys. They play wrestle to keep each other entertained when their people are busy.  If you're looking for a bonded pair of young cats, please contact us to hear more about this beautiful, well-loved pair.

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