Today’s featured cat: ICICLE!

Icicle

Icicle

Icicle is one of the kitties that arrived in September 2012, when we took in 21 cats and kittens from one location. There are only 4 of those cats/kittens, like Icicle, still looking for forever homes!

Icicle was born about 9/7/12, is affectionate and playful, and should do well in pretty much any sort of home, from indoor-only with one human, to indoor-outdoor with a 15-member family. If you are hoping for a pair of kitties, her sister Irmagard is also still available – instant family!

See Icicle’s full listing here.

 

Featured cats: our leftover kittens!

Engelbert

We have four kittens, born 9/3 (Engelbert) and 9/7 (the three “I” sisters), who have watched pretty much all the other kittens head out to their new homes… these four are still waiting, but we know there are great homes out there for each of them!

Engelbert is a medium-haired boy; Icicle, Iliana, and Irmagard are shorthaired girls.

You can see their full listings on our Cats page – just click on their photos to bring up the listings.

Kittens love to go home in pairs, but can also go alone. Adoption fee is $58 for one kitten, $98 for a pair; these kittens have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated with their 3 kitten vaccines, microchipped and wormed. They will need rabies vaccination between 4-6 months of age.

New adoptable cats and kittens 10-4-12

(TOP): Galahad, Harmonica, Gawain
(BOTTOM): Calandra, Harlequin, Hamlet, CaraCara

(TOP): Galahad, Harmonica, Gawain(BOTTOM): Calandra, Harlequin, Hamlet, CaraCara

Forget Me Not recently took in 5 mama kitties with a total of 16 babies, all from one location. Two of the mamas and one baby have already been spoken for, but we are now beginning to list the rest of the adoptable kitties.

In today’s post we are introducing two of the mamas – Calandra and CaraCara – along with two of the distinct litters. Our “G” litter has two adorable black and white boys: Galahad and Gawain, born 8/5/12. Our “H” litter, born 8/19/12, has two girls: Harmonica and Harlequin, plus their brother Hamlet.

All these cats and kittens will be ready for release on or before 10/27/12 – see their full listings on our website’s cat page.

 

End of summer Black Cat Blowout!

Black cat blowout

(TOP): Starling, Amazon, Babbler, Siskin(BOTTOM): Avocet, Dana, Aracari, Auk

As usually happens around this time of year, the shelter is full of black and black/white cats and juveniles; these are the kittens that are last to be adopted from their litters, the “leftovers” after everyone has taken home the “pretty” kittens. They are the cats that visitors don’t notice, because they are black and are sitting back in the corner watching the visitors play with the “colorful” cats. Every one of these cats and kittens will make a fantastic companion, if they are given the chance!

For the month of September, we are having our Black Cat Blowout event; adopt any black or black/white cat or kitten included in the Black Cat Blowout promotion, and pay NO adoption fee! We are placing these fantastic felines on an optional donation basis . . . → Read More: End of summer Black Cat Blowout!

 

Another adoptable kitten: ERMINE!

Ermine

Ermine

Ermine and his 4 siblings were born about 5/25/12, to a stray mama kitty (Cacique, who will also be available for adoption). These kittens came into the adoption program on 7/14, and are being well socialized in a foster home; we expect they will be great indoor or indoor-outdoor kitties (though they should be kept inside until they are a bit older). As of 8/7/12, Ermine is the last available kitten from this litter; those cute, fluffy, NON-BLACK kittens go SO fast sometimes! You need to scoop up this cutie fast, before someone else finds him – he’s just adorable!

 

See his full listing HERE

 

Today’s featured kittens: Babbler and Blackbird!

Babbler and Blackbird

(TOP) Babbler and (BOTTOM) Blackbird

Babbler and Blackbird were born on 5/11/12, and came to the shelter as a Stop the Cycle litter; we have spayed the mama kitty, and are now looking for homes for these adorable babies. Mama kitty was pretty young, we think this was her first litter, and the kittens are a little small for their age; they are very healthy and happy, though, and were well socialized with children, cats, and dogs before coming to the shelter. Now they are in a foster home together, and are having lots of fun learning all about the world, practicing their playing skills, and receiving lots of hugs and cuddles.

These two had another brother and sister, but they were Siamese mix kittens and illustrate perfectly how much faster non-black kittens get adopted; some lucky people are going . . . → Read More: Today’s featured kittens: Babbler and Blackbird!

 

Today’s featured cats: SISKEL and EBERT

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Siskel

Siskel (orange) and Ebert (black) were born 3/7/12, and were surrendered to the shelter as a Stop the Cycle litter; the mama kitty has been spayed (thanks to her sponsor who paid for her spay!), and now it’s time to find homes for these 2 cuties.

These kittens are being socialized in a foster home, and should make great pets in pretty much any home. They are doing great with their litterbox training, and are learning all about play-time; they are starting to be less cautious around strangers, too! That little bit of caution will serve them well should they become indoor-outdoor kitties, but they would also do well as indoor-only cats.

Visit our Cats Page to see their full listings, including a super-cute video!

Ebert

 

Look who went home today! Dulanzi, Dumbria, and Denia

Dulanzi, Dumbria, and Denia - ADOPTED

Dulanzi, Dumbria, and Denia – ADOPTED

The first three of the kittens that were abandoned outside the shelter in a box have gone to their new homes today.

Dulanzi and Dumbria were adopted as a pair, and will have a wonderful life in a home filled with love, with birds and dogs and children and another older pair of kitties.

Denia is heading home to be a companion and playmate for Mr. Pickles, who was originally the Forget Me Not kitten named Filbert! We love it when our adopters come back for more, and are so happy that Denia and Mr. Pickles will get to be best buddies now.

 

New adoptable kittens: Suzuki and Bellavista

Suzuki and Bellavista

Suzuki and Bellavista

Suzuki and his sister Bellavista were born 8/18/11, and arrived at the shelter along with their mama-kitty Thea when the kittens were just 3 weeks old. They and mama-kitty are in foster care together, and the kittens have begun the weaning process (at just over 7 weeks old). They will all be spayed/neutered and ready for release any time after October 22. Suzuki is the CUTEST fluffy boy, with some Siamese in his mix giving him beautiful blue eyes, and lovely stripey markings that will probably darken a bit with age.

The kittens are doing well, growing big and strong, under the care of their attentive mama kitty; they will all be together until it’s time for the kittens to go to their new homes. These kittens will be fantastic family pets, and will do best in . . . → Read More: New adoptable kittens: Suzuki and Bellavista

 

New adoptable kittens: The “C” Group

Canaria, Ciudad, Cordoba, Catalonia, Cristobal

(top row) Canaria, Ciudad (bottom row) Cordoba, Catalonia, Cristobal

Introducing the newest litter of cuties looking for their new homes. They were born 8/18/11, and arrived at the shelter along with their mama-kitty Miso when the kittens were just 3 weeks old. They and mama-kitty are in foster care together, and the kittens have begun the weaning process (at just over 7 weeks old). They will all be spayed/neutered and ready for release any time after October 27.

The kittens are doing well, growing big and strong, under the care of their attentive mama kitty; they will all be together until it’s time for the kittens to go to their new homes. These kittens will be fantastic family pets, and will do best in indoor-only homes, as they have never been outside. They can be adopted as pairs (at a . . . → Read More: New adoptable kittens: The “C” Group

 

New adoptable cats: Molly’s Kittens!

Molly's Kittens: Saraburi, Sagwa, Singha, MingMiao(ADOPTED), Pecan, Almond, Hickory

Molly's Kittens: Saraburi, Sagwa, Singha, MingMiao(ADOPTED), Pecan, Almond, Hickory

These kittens were born 6/24/11, and were surrendered to the shelter along with their mom Molly when the kittens were just 2 weeks old. We’ve had them fostering with our wonderful Foster Mama Charlene, and as a result, the kittens are all wonderfully socialized, very easy to handle, affectionate, curious, and playful – they will all be great in any type of family.

These kittens, who will be ready to go home August 27, have never been outside, and will do best as indoor-only kitties (though they may adapt well to supervised outdoor visits, either with harness/leash or in a safe, enclosed area with their person).

See their individual listings, with lots of photos and a video link, on our Cats Page.

 

New adoptable pets: Phoebe and the Kittens!

Phoebe and Kittens

Phoebe and Kittens

Here we have Phoebe and her five practically identical little boy kittens! They were surrendered to the shelter by someone who was no longer able to care for them, and now all are up for adoption.

The kittens were born 5/17/11. They are wonderfully socialized, very easy to handle, affectionate, curious, and playful – they will all be great in any type of family.

These kittens spent a little time outside prior to being surrendered, so they could probably do ok as indoor-outdoor cats, though would do best as indoor-only cats, at least until they are older. They are all very happy, healthy, and playful – all are litterbox trained and will be ready to go home at the end of July.

Mama Phoebe, like all her babies, has a white spot on her throat, and the . . . → Read More: New adoptable pets: Phoebe and the Kittens!

 

New adoptable kittens listed 7/15/11

Kittens listed 7-15-11

(top row) Durango, Donastia, Delgado, DonBenito (bottom row) Pattani, Rocket, Lampang

…and it begins again, the latest summer kitten caboodle! In the past 2 weeks, the shelter has taken in 32 cats and kittens (plus one temporary resident mom-cat who will go home after her kittens are weaned and mom has been spayed). We are starting off today with 7 of our new arrivals.

The 4 “shades of grey” kittens in the top row were all born 4/7/11. They arrived from a feral colony – at first, we thought they were all going to have to go back as part of the Trap-Neuter-Return process because they were a bit too old, but the property owner did a great job socializing them and they are now able to go out as pets. These 4 have already been spayed/neutered and can go . . . → Read More: New adoptable kittens listed 7/15/11

 

New Adoptable Pets: our “A” Kittens!

A kittens

"A" kittens

For everyone who is sad because Poppie’s kittens are gone… don’t worry! Over the next few days we will have many more fun and fabulous kittens for you to meet! Today, we are introducing our “A” kittens.*

This quartet has three black and white brothers, plus a calico sister, all of whom will be ready to go home by the last week of June. They were born 4/27/11, and have been at the shelter since they were 2 weeks old.

They are (clockwise from upper left):

ALISAR

ALCAZAR

ALEGRIA

AGUILAR

If you visit our main Cats page you can click on each kitten’s photo to see all the pictures of that kitten, plus a video of the kittens playing.

*It’s hard to constantly come up with new names… to help us keep the litters straight, so we . . . → Read More: New Adoptable Pets: our “A” Kittens!

 

Look who went home on 5/31!

Sylvie and Mystic, adopted 5/31/11

Sylvie and Mystic, adopted 5/31/11

Lucky Sylvie the Great Pyrenees/Malamute mix, and Mystic (formerly Patch Tuesday), one of Poppie’s kittens, went home with Republic area families on 5/31. We’ve included one of Mystic’s baby photos above – amazing how much they change in just a couple of months. YAY for happy endings!

 

Bringing Home Your New Cat

Happy at home

Welcome home

One key to making successful shelter cat placements is managing the expectations of their new people. Here is some information, gleaned from various websites and the personal experiences of our adopters and volunteers, which we like to share with each cat adopter before the day they bring their new family member home. Have other ideas to help make the transition easier? Send us a comment below! You can never have too much good advice.

Welcome home!

Finding the cat of your dreams may have been easy, but fitting a new feline friend into your household usually requires a little patience and time.

To make your cat’s transition as comfortable as possible, we recommend placing her in a quiet, closed-in area such as a bedroom or a small room away from the main foot traffic and other pets, . . . → Read More: Bringing Home Your New Cat

 

Adoptable kitten: SHERLOCK

Sherlock

Sherlock

Today we are featuring SHERLOCK, the third boy in Poppie’s kittens. He looks like he is going to be a long-haired cat (or at least medium-haired), love his soft fluffiness!

These kittens turned 6 weeks old on 5/2, and all will be ready to go to their new homes by 6/1.

See more photos of Sherlock, and the most recent kitten video, on his listing.

 

Adoptable Kitten: MELVIN

0427Melvin

Melvin

Poppie’s featured adoptable kitten for today is Melvin. We think he will probably be a short haired adult cat; he has the cutest markings! As a black and white kitten, he is statistically likely to be the last of the litter adopted, but whomever finally chooses Melvin is in for a fun, frisky time. Melvin and his siblings turned 5 weeks old on 4/26. You can see more photos, the latest video, and get adoption information on his full listing.

 

Adoptable kitten: SILVERLIGHT

Silverlight

Silverlight, 5 weeks old

Poppie’s kittens turned 5 weeks old on 4/26, and they all now have individual listings.

Today we are featuring SILVERLIGHT. He is a very handsome grey and white boy, who looks like he will have medium-length fur when he’s full grown. You can see more photos, the latest video, and get adoption information on his full listing.

 

Single Kitten Syndrome – yoo haz it?

Kiki-Ko

Crazy Kitteh

Kittens are like hyper-wound balls of energy, and work off their energy best when having another animal to play with. Two kittens around the same age do well together because they are both at the same stage of development, and both want to POUNCE and TUSSLE and ROLL and RACE AROUND.

In the absence of a second kitten, one kitten will turn their attentions either to another animal in the house – and hopefully that animal will enjoy the activity – OR in the absence of a responsive animal, will turn their attentions to their people and surroundings.

When I was 8 I begged and begged my parents for this one fabulous kitten… they relented, and I had my first Maine Coon, wow! He was an awesome cat and lived for 24 years, BUT his kittenhood in a . . . → Read More: Single Kitten Syndrome – yoo haz it?