A Letter from Beau & Pumpkin’s caretaker
Being a worker at the shelter for the past two years I have come to learn about the different types of behavior seen from cats at the shelter. You get your very happy, laid back cats. You have your typical playful & lovable cats. You get ones that kind of stick to themselves and ones who want nothing to do with anyone and are just plain scared. The hard part about understanding these behaviors is figuring out if this is the personality of the cat or if this is a Shelter Anxiety causing them to act this way.
Beau has spent most of his life at the shelter. Coming in as a kitten he found himself in a very strange place. He would scurry the minute anyone strange would come to his door. He watched his roommates come and go, yet he lived in one room almost his entire life. Nowhere to go, nowhere to hide from the strange two legged creatures. Beau was having shelter Anxiety. Myself along with the other workers at the shelter could see his potential only if he had a home to call his own. That’s when I decided to take Beau home. Already having two other cats and a dog home I knew it would be a challenge, but this poor little guy needed a chance that I could give him. When I came to take Beau home I realized that taking Beau I would be leaving Pumpkin by himself in a room, which would of meant he would be placed in another room with all these strange animals. Seeing how well both Beau and Pumpkin got along I took them home. It was a pretty bump road at first. Pumpkin was playing too rough with my other cats, Beau was hiding. Then one day I noticed the magic happening. Beau was chasing my other cats (playfully) letting my two children touch him. Running up for attention as soon as I would come home from work, even some mid night snuggles from him. About a month ago, I added another member to my crazy household a 6 month old retriever who loves to play with all the kitties (tag being his favorite game). This Set Beau back for a few days but now he is better than ever. He begs for more attention from me and moves freely with the big guy roaming around the house. Beau has done a complete 360 since moving into a home. With Pumpkin I didn’t notice the shelter Anxiety until I got him home. He seemed to be perfectly normal at the shelter and I got him home, I realized this cat isn’t just great, he is perfect. Adjusting well to all of the animals in the house almost immediately. Loving my children and I came so easy to him. Lying on my chest and cuddling into my neck, I knew this guy wouldn’t have any trouble finding a home.
So now I have had these fur babies in my care for over two months. I know it’s time to let them go. As much as I love these guys I cannot keep them. I want to be able to help more animals like Beau & Pumpkin, In order to do that I need the space in my heart and home to do so. HELP PUMPKIN & BEAU FIND THEIR HOME.
Bow: Neutered male, arrived @ the shelter on July 10th/18 at 1 yr of age.
Bow has had a lot of change in his young life, and it is time for him to find a home where he can settle down and enjoy the rest of his years. Bow was a kitten originally from the shelter, who lived here for just a few short weeks until he found his home. Unfortunately due to no fault of his own, Bow had to return to us. He was very confused and stressed upon re entering the shelter, however he has adjusted to us well. Unfortunately, Bow does not do well with other cats, therefore we haven’t been able to integrate him into our common cat rooms. In his previous home, Bow lived with dogs, so a home with a cat savvy dog would be fine. A home without other cats is a must. Bow really hopes that his time here will be short lived, and that he can soon settle down somewhere nice. If you are interested in Bow, please visit the shelter any day from 12-2 or fill out an application online.
Ollie: Male, arrived @ the shelter on July 21st/18 at 12 weeks of age.
Ollie arrived at the shelter with his brother Marshall, picked up as strays. However we determined that both Ollie & Marshall most definitely were already well socialized with people. Ollie is a laid back sweet little kitten, who has a flair of energy. He loves to play, and would fit it well in any environment. Ollie is in a room with other adult male cats, and they get along just fine. If you are looking for an energetic, loveable kitten to add to your family, please consider giving Ollie a home.
Marshall: Male, arrived @ shelter on July 21st/18 at 12 weeks of age.
Marshall arrived at the shelter with his brother Ollie, picked up as strays. However we determined that both Marshall & Ollie most definitely were already well socialized with people. Marshall is a vocal little love bug! He is the first to meow when you walk in the room, followed by instantaneous purring. Marshall is in a room with other adult male cats, and they get along fine. He is full of energy, followed by vigorous naps. If you are looking for an energetic, loveable kitten to add to your family, please consider giving Marshall a home.
Long term residents: We have reduced the adoption fee for long term residents to $75, in hopes of finding these beautiful cats their forever homes.
Our long term residents are desperately hoping to find new homes.
These cats have been waiting for a forever home for what seems like forever. All of these cats are spayed or neutered. Many have grown from kittens to adults at our shelter and will need time to adjust to home life. To promote speedy adoptions we are reducing their adoption fees to $75 per cat. We are also considering trial adoptions for successful applicants. If you are interested in adopting, or learning more information about these cats, please contact the shelter @ 891-8000.
Hi! My name is Jenny, I’m a mom to 4 beautiful little kittens. I had 3 little boys, Blaize, Apollo & Matt, as well as one little girl, Cassie!
Since being here at the shelter, other kittens have come & gone, but no one has been interested in us. Us & our mom were rescued from outside, so we are still a little nervous, however we really have come a long ways. We now climb the doors when our caretakers are bringing us food. We used to run & hide when they came into the room, now we just watch closely for a minute, and then make our way up into their laps. We really would love to find homes of our own, & our mom Jenny really wants a place to settle down and have a home to call our own. We have heard that some people think black cats are bad luck, we beg to differ! We think someone would be very lucky to call us their own.We hope that soon we can have homes of our own, and live out the rest of our lives with people who will love us very much.
Please consider taking a kitten that may seem nervous, but has so much to offer.
Signed with lots of love, snuggles & purrs,
Jenny, Matt, Apollo, Blaize & Cassie.
Kali: Female, Arrived @ the shelter on June 28/18 at 4 months of age. Kali is a little ball of energy. She fits the stereotype of a typical little kitten. She loves toys, cuddles, and is so very docile. If you have the time to give to raising a kitten, and are looking for another family member to love, drop by and visit Kali.
Mya: Female, Spayed, Arrived June 2nd/2018 @ 1 yr of age. Mya is a petite, friendly little cat. She is the first one in Room 3 to jump up into your lap and make herself comfortable. She gets along well with all of her roommates, and loves human attention too. Mya is unique, her meow is so tiny that you would think she was just a kitten. Mya needs a home where there are plenty comfortable places to sleep, however she would probably just choose your lap as a bed. If you have a home that have lots of love and attention to give, Mya may be the perfect cat for you.
Mikey: Neutered, Male, Arrived @ the shelter on June 26th/18 at 14 months of age. Meet Mikey! This boy is as beautiful as they come, and charming. If you are looking for a well rounded, sweet boy, Mikey is your man. He was a little scared when he first came into our care, but within a day we knew he was beginning to trust us. Some of his favorite things are playing, head scratches and napping. If you are able to provide Mikey with his favorite things, and some love, you may be the person for him.
Margo: Arrived at the shelter on June 10th/18 @ 1 yr of age.
Margo is one of the most beautiful long haired calico cats. She arrived at the shelter and we instantly fell in love with her. Upon her arrival, Margo was nearing her due date with some beautiful little kittens. Margo knew from the very beginning that we were here to help, and opened up to us. To this day, Margo loves all the attention she can get. Her sweet purrs & snuggles show us that she will fit into a home just beautifully. Margo is now ready to begin a life of her own, and she hopes someone out there is able to give her the life and the love she deserves.
Margo has tested negative for FIV/FELV.