Carrot update

Carrot, was very upset being here, (just joking) didn’t want to be in a cage or stuck in a room.  He ate some food, used the litter box already.  Here he is on the bed with me.  Oh he ate some turkey from my plate. Loving beautiful cat, so glad we adopted him.   I know he is part of the family already.He’s napping now, SO CUTE.They both got new toys, so no one is left out they will be playing and sleeping together before we know it. Thank you for spending so much time with us, it was much appreciated. Best Regards and much thanks, Kathy and Rich. p.s. the thunder is LOUD, BUT Carrot has no intention of getting up off my feet and leaving the bed while I read.

Calvin Update

We recently adopted Calvin from your shelter around 6/23/13. We just wanted to let you know that he is doing great, loves his new home and has been mixing in well with our two other cats.  Here are a few pics our boys took.   Thank you,  John and Karen Schulz  

Story about Rescuing 10 kittens and 2 mother cats!!

Bob and Gail Davis borrowed traps from POA to rescue a bunch of kittens and mom cats in their area.  They successfully trapped them, fixed them and placed the kittens. Here is an update and a beautiful picture!! To the POA Staff: Here are the kittens we rescued…6 with the traps and 4 by hand.  We also trapped two mother cats – One Calico, with her kitten, Delilah, in the same trap and One Orange.  The mother cats were spayed and returned to our back yard, where they’ve spent all of their lives so far.  They were too feral to foster.  We are continuing to feed them as is our neighbor two houses down.  Our son, daughter-in-law and our two grandchildren (Christopher 15 yrs. and Rachel 12 yrs.) are fostering them.Jack is the kitten our son and family kept.  He was rescued from our crawl space in the cellar.  Because they had to put their two year old cat down due to kidney failure, they decided to keep Jack.  Patronus was the first kitten adopted.  We pulled him from under the garage door. His eyes were all pasted shut so he couldn’t see.  We brought him to our Vet.  The Dr. cleaned his eyes.  When he was brought back out to us, his eyes were beautiful. They gave him a clean bill of health.  We had him a day and a half before he was adopted by a family.  Both Bob and I got choked up & I cried when Melissa came to get him. That’s when they caught two of the kittens by hand.  Minnie was the next kitten to be adopted.  Milo and Donnie were adopted this morning (Sat. 6/29/2013).  Delilah will be going to another home sometime this week.Boo and Mikey are also spoken for.  Midnight and Leo are still very skittish and will continue to be fostered by Brett and Melissa until they are comfortable with the human touch.  We were very happy and Blessed to have been able to rescue the 10 Kittens and two mothers.  Delilah, the Calico, looks just like her mother.  The orange kittens look just like their mother.  I am convinced we had help from God as we wouldn’t have had such success otherwise.  The kittens are adorable and all healthy.  I believe it was due to our neighbor and us feeding the mothers when they were pregnant.  Melissa was telling me that she had 5 of the kittens on her.  They were licking her ear and face and purring.  When they opened the porch door (right off their kitchen), to feed them, the kittens took off into the house.  They had to chase them to get them back onto the porch.  Jack tried to get on the porch.  When they are being fed, Brett and/or Melissa or our grandchildren have to be careful where they walk because they are all over their feet.  We are so grateful to Brett, Melissa, Christopher and Rachel. It would have been much harder if we didn’t have them and their love for the kittens.  This is our success story.  We love animals and feel those who are irresponsible pet owners should be fined for allowing their pets to run loose without being spayed or neutered.  We have 5 adult cats – all spayed: Penny, Pepper, Kahli (the mom who had kittens), Belle and Sammy – all females.  We keep them indoors as we live near a busy street.  One of the cats we have was let loose by her previous owner and had kittens in our neighbor’s garage.  Fortunately, she was friendly and we were able to adopt her after her kittens were old enough to be adopted.  Thank you all for all you do for abandoned cats and kittens. Thank you for the use of the traps.  Bob and Gail Davis  The kittens names from left to right:  Top – Donny (Ninja Turtle), Midnight,  Delilah (Calico), Mikey, and Jack.   Middle –   Boo, Milo (another Ninja Turtle), Minnie, and Patronus (named after a character in Lord of the Rings).  Bottom:- Leo (another Ninja Turtle).   Of course the names will be changed as they are adopted.  Originally, we named Patronus – Moses.

Desi – Forever in our Heart!

We recently lost a member of our family – our shelter cat Desi.  Desi came to us around age 4 and got adopted out to a nice older gentleman who loved her very much.  When he passed away 4 years later she came back to us and she’s been there ever since.  She was 14 years old and recently began suffering from kidney failure and seizures.  Below is a poem written by one of our volunteers – Leah Raymond – about Desi’s life at the shelter. DESI with those big green eyes, watching as the feet go by. Laying there she gets a pet, some are old, some new just met. Daily walk to playroom back, moving those old bones to crack. Strong, courageous, loving, brave, POA her life they gave. Other cats dare not cross her line. they knew she was not fine. Respect for that ole’ girl they said.  Let her be peaceful in her bed. DESI, DESI with those big green eyes, now look down from the big blue sky. No more feet does she see, she looks from above and sees you and me. Thank-you, thank-you for all you do, all the kitties up here, want me to tell you!!!                                                                                                                                          LOVE,                                                                                                                                           DESI     

Louise Update!

I brought home Louise on Monday and she’s a wonderful little lovebug! 

Elizabeth Update!

Elizabeth’s New mom shared some pictures of her in her new home!! Miss Elizabeth the girls saying goodbye to Elizabeth before going to school holding hands with my new best friend

Quincy & Kataroo Update!

Quincy ( we kept the name) is a love!  He follows everyone around, is very playful and a very gregarious and happy cat.Kataroo now Iris  is a bit more camera shy than her male companion Quincy but coming out of her shell little by little.

Little Bear aka Ziggy Tom Update!!!

  “Little Bear” has been re-named “Ziggy Tom” (my daughter came up with Ziggy and my 5 year old son also wanted some part of the naming process thus the middle name Tom). He has been a great addition to our family and has provided much love and humor so far. As far as eating,he has no problem in this area as he has a hearty appetite. The whole family just loves him and we are so happy to have found him on your website.  Everyone was very helpful and friendly at the shelter. Overall, our adoption was a wonderful experience. We included some pictures so you can see how well he has adjusted to our family and his new kitty friend “Pippa”. Thank you again, The Duursema Family 

Bella update!

Hi, Just wanted to let you know that Bella is adjusting fine. She hid for the weekend but then quickly became playful and outgoing. Our other cat is a bit wary but warming up. Attached are some pix of them together, and a few of Bella playing and checking out the birds through the window. We’re happy to have her in our family! Best regards,Celine  

Lucy aka Kayla Update!!

Hello,Please share these photos of Lucy, AKA Kayla, with her foster Mom.Thank you for giving me a great kitty! Kristy