Thursday, March 26, 2015

Farm to Family

Recently, our volunteers were contacted to help on a property in the Twin Cities area where a farmer passed away, leaving many cats in danger and with no one to care for them. Some of the surviving kittens, who were skinny and sick with colds, went to Feline Rescue foster homes. Volunteers spent several weeks tracking and capturing the very last mom-cat, a beautiful, fluffy tortoiseshell named Diamond. Altogether, 29 cats were rescued from the property. The cats have all been spayed and neutered. Some of the adults have already found new homes. Others, like Diamond and her mate Jerry, are still looking for homes.

For barn cats, this group is quite social, just shy at first. Most are adjusting well to life in the city. This fluffy tabby, called Dr. Phineas Philbert Phluffernutter McKracken (or Phluffy for short) was scared stiff at first in his foster home. Progress has been slow but steady. After a month, Phluffy is starting to request snuggles, and he purrs like a diesel engine. He gets braver every day, is getting used to people and their noises, and doesn't always hide for visitors anymore. He gets along well with the other cat in his foster home too.

Larry Lobster Paws settled in quickly in his new home and is getting along well with his new friend too.

Larry and friend
Bubbles, a sweet black kitten with extra toes and one of the last to be caught, was so sick with a cold that he probably wouldn't have survived on his own much longer.  Last week he was adopted and is settling into his new home. And his sister Dandelion went to Woody's Pet Food Deli, where she got adopted this week too!

Thanks to all the volunteers who've helped on this rescue effort— whether through trapping, fostering, cleaning cages, administering medicine and syringe-feeding, playing and socializing, buying food, or adopting. It all helps! Diamond, Jerry, and a few more sweet, black kitties still need homes or foster homes. If you can help, contact Molly at 651-295-3758 or email

Fluffy Farmer

Access to low-cost or free spay/neuter is very important so we don't run into more situations like this and to help reduce the population of homeless cats in our neighborhoods and at shelters. You can get outdoor cats fixed and vaccinated for free. Cats are humanely trapped, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and returned to their outdoor homes. This helps prevent unwanted kittens to reduce the population of homeless cats. Noise and odor associated with unaltered, outside cats is minimized, and cats are healthier. Contact us for more information on how you can help cats in your neighborhood:

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