Friday, May 16, 2014

New pictures of Popeye and Olive Oyl

Popeye and Olive Oyl are enjoying their indoor lifestyle in their foster home while they look for a forever home together.

Popeye and Olive met on the streets, where they managed to get by thanks to the kindness of neighbors who kept them well fed. Olive raised plenty of kittens out there until Feline Rescue volunteers learned of her colony and helped get them all trapped and to the vet to be spayed and neutered last fall. Popeye evaded capture until the winter. Once inside, he was warm and happy and decided he wanted to stay. So we rounded up Olive, and this devoted pair headed for a foster home together.

Popeye and Olive's foster family was patient. At first, the cats hid under the bed mostly. But over the next few weeks, Popeye and then Olive started to feel more comfortable moving around the house and have become quite social. Popeye will come out to greet visitors. And when the toys come out, Olive is right there with him. She just loves to play. If there are no wand toys around, Popeye's tail is fun to chase too.

Popeye and Olive are looking for a forever home together. To meet this sweet pair in their foster home call Molly at 651-295-3758 or email

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Nadya's Vet Bills

Nadya is ready to be inducted into the Feline Momma Hall of Fame. Two days after giving birth to her kittens, Nadya was introduced to two one week old orphan kittens in need of a mother. Without hesitation, Nadya accepted them into her heart. She knew something was up when her foster caregiver walked into her room with a carrier. And as soon as she heard one of the kittens cry a second later, she ran over and began licking him all over. She gathered up the two kittens and began nursing them.

Now that all of the kittens are older and more mobile, Nadya keeps them on a tight leash. She can make a kitten stop dead in his tracks simply with a look. And should that kitten dare to raise a paw, Nadya will chatter up a storm. The kitten understands. Momma says "Stop!" With a different cry, she can call all of her kittens to her. She is constantly talking to her kittens. She's incredibly attentive.

Not only are Nadya's kittens very well behaved, they're also the cleanest kittens ever. The kittens need to learn: run by momma and she'll grab ya and bathe ya. (Or perhaps they have learned this and like being bathed ALL. THE. TIME.) Nadya loves to chatter at her kittens and clean them all up.

Nadya isn't all serious all the time. She's teaching her kittens how to wrestle. Nadya loves to play and now that her kittens have reached that fun stage, she's enjoying motherhood so much more. Seven little ones to wrestle and play tag with. Momma's got some moves that Hulk Hogan might be interested in!

Yes, Nadya is a wonderful mother. She adores her kittens and takes wonderful care of them. She even takes wonderful care of them while in a kennel at the vet during overnight stays, hooked up to an IV and getting plenty of medications pumped into her. She nurses her kittens and cleans up after them even when her temperature is 106.

Nadya has had several trips to the vet, with many nights spent at the vet. She's had X-Rays, blood work, IVs, and lots of medications. Why? Nadya has FIV.

The virus and the stress of motherhood are teaming up inside Nadya, waging a war that causes her to have alarmingly high fevers, which lead to exhaustion and dehydration. And vet bills. Lots and lots of vet bills. Nadya is quickly working her way into the Feline Rescue Foster record books for vet bills.

Most FIV cats have few issues. Hopefully, once Nadya overcomes this first stage of FIV, she, too, will have no more issues. Unfortunately, we need to get this dear momma cat over that hump and on to the road of wellness. To do that, we need your help. Nadya has considered training her kittens to be the Nadya 7, a feline version of the Jackson 5. Most of the kittens are quite good at singing and dancing, except Zotz, who would rather be playing and Fudgie, who is so small she keeps getting lost in the background. And poor Zagnut has two giant left feet.... Biscoff keeps missing practice sessions because he's off napping. Double Stuff keeps wandering away in search of food. Stroopy scared himself with his reflection on the shiny stage floor. Which leaves little Shortbread... who can't really sing (but is quite good at screaming). Nadya needs help.

To contribute to Nadya's vet bills, you can donate via either the "Network for Good" or "Pay Pal." Please make sure to enter "Nadya's vet bills" in the Designation field (otherwise it won't get earmarked for Nadya). Any amount will be thoroughly appreciated.

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Make sure to enter "Nadya's Vet Bills" in the Designation field!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sunshine and Her Kittens Are Ready for Visitors!

Sunshine gave birth on March 10th to six sweet babies: two girls Maple and Misty and four boys Orion, Bamboo, Felix and Dante.  Sunshine's kittens are now old enough for visitors to meet them and put them on hold for adoption. They will then be ready to go home once they have had their spay/neuter surgery at about three months of age.








If you are interested in learning more about Sunshine and her kittens, please contact Joan our volunteer foster adoption coordinator at 651-705-6264.

Thank you to KrisKreativ Pet Photography for the fabulous photos!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Lenny and Squiggy's First Week

Lenny and Squiggy, momma cat Surely's little boys, had a busy first week doubling their weight, starting to crawl and getting their first cuddles.

Momma Surely couldn't be any prouder.  Surely was rescued from an animal control facility two and a half weeks before giving birth.  She had a severe upper respiratory infection and spent 3 days at the animal hospital giving her foster caregivers quite a scare. Fortunately she recovered and has two sweet baby boys.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

No-Kill Walk for the Animals Today!

First sunny day is quite awhile, perfect day to join us at the No-Kill Walk for Animals and support Feline Rescue.

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