Savannah and Natasha update

Our 2 kittens we adopted from you last Saturday, June 8 are doing wonderful and Bridgette our 9 year old girl is doing great!! They love looking out all the safe, open windows from perches or in window.  They spend the night in the bath room and if we are all out.  During the day they have the run of the house, playing with all their toys, looking out the front low storm door or back french door. Our Grandson Hunter 6 playing with his trains running on battery with kittens watching and keeping him company!!  Hunter loves to set up all kinds of layouts with all the tracks he has, even out and down the hall!  Black and white baby is now Savannah and tiger is now Natasha!!  They visit our vet Friday! I wanted to let you know how they are doing!

Chardonnay Update

Hi,  Chardonnay’s new name is Dora. She’s doing very well. She loves playing string and has a little bed next to my computer and she keeps me company as I work. We love her. Here are a few pictures.   Brian   

Jumper update

Hi Sushama, Attached are some pics of Jumper now named Molly; she adapted very well to our home and our other kitten Misia and is loved her very much. Please share with everyone at your center. Thank you George and Don

Simba update

Hi Sushama,I’ve attached a pic of Simba and Holly.  He’s so loving and patient with the kids. If we can get Sophie-Belle (aka Adora) to sit still long enough, we’ll take a pic of the two of them together and send it over.  They love to play and chase each other around the house.  She sure is a ball of energy! Thank you for everything!Jody and Jeremy

Update Sandy

Hi Sushama !!! Thank you for such a beautiful girl!!! Cindy

Roxie update

Writing with a great update on Roxie, same named but nicknamed Roo-Roo.  She had some struggles getting settled in but is now happy and very much at home.  I have never had a cat that values security over adventure so much – she really just wants to be safe and is not very curious, doesn’t even watch the birds right outside her window much!  She is loving and sweet and ADORES treats and wet food – she chirps for it, and if you try to pet her before producing it, she will duck your hand, run to her food bowl, and give an expectant look with her huge green eyes.  When she gets ear rubs she thumps her kind leg like a bunny – it is very cute. She and my resident tortie do not get along at all so I have kept them separated, but she has done well with a friend’s kitten. Thank you so much for bringing us together. -Elizabeth

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