Tag Archive for adoption

Black Cats Need Your Help

Handsome house panther, George
Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  • 10
  • 2
  • 1
  •  
  •  
    14
    Shares

August 17, Black Cat Appreciation Day, is just one of several days designated to bring awareness to the plight of black cats and I am grateful for all of them. Black cats are often overlooked in shelters and rescues and many more of them are euthenized than other colors.

There are some theories about why this is:

  • People think they are unlucky
  • They are hard to photograph
  • They are not as flashy
  • They disappear into the background

The truth is, black cats are awesome. I can’t say with any certainty that it has anything to do with color but, in a group of cats of many colors, it is quite often the black ones who are the most outgoing and affectionate. I’ve only had one black cat in recent times and I can say with certainty that he was very special.

Black cats need your help - my black cat Topper

My Topper

 

As a foster for many years and now as a pet sitter, I have met many black cats. Here are two of my current favorites.

 

This is George. He is handsome and smart. I love the way he sits in the kitchen by the treat drawer when he thinks it is time for me to give him some.

My favorite panther.

A photo posted by Savvy Pet Care (@savvypetcare) on

 

How You Can Help Black Cats

You can help black cats everywhere by sharing them every day. Share this post, and all other positive posts you see about black cats, on social media. Share your own black cat stories to tell people how awesome they are. Find creative ways to help local shelters and rescues promote their black kitties. Adopt a black cat!

Remember, though, the only way to really solve the pet over-population problem is to promote spay/neuter!

BP_Wordless_wed_Hop_Logo_2014


Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  • 10
  • 2
  • 1
  •  
  •  
    14
    Shares

Tabby Cats to be Celebrated on National Tabby Day

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  • 3
  • 13
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
    17
    Shares

When I heard about the first ever National Tabby Day, I knew I had to participate. A few years ago, I wrote a post called The Glorious Tabby Cat. That post continues to be my most popular post of all time so I know there are lots of people out there who love tabby cats.

National Tabby Day celebrating tabby cats - April 30th is the first National Tabby Day, a day designated to celebrate tabby cats. It was motivated by a book release and adoption event in Manhattan.

As you probably know, tabby cats are not a breed. Tabby is a coat pattern and comes in several variations. Tabbies originated from the African wild cat which has similar markings that are excellent camouflage. You can read the above post to learn more about tabby patterns, personality and myths.

Famous tabbies include Morris the Cat, spokescat for 9Lives; Garfield; Lil Bub; and Thomas O’ Malley, the tabby in the Disney movie The Aristocats. Maybe Buffy the Cat will join this list!

April 30th this year has been designated to celebrate these much-loved cats. The event was motivated by the release of the book Making the Most of all Nine Lives: The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat. Buffy, of course, is a tabby cat. The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, Bideawee, and Triumph Books will celebrate the day with a cat adoption event and book signing by author, Sandy Robins, at Bideawee Animal Shelter in Manhattan.

National-Tabby-Day celebrating tabby cats

Today is also National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day so it is a perfect day for the festivities. I hope they have a very successful event and lots of kitties find their forever homes.

Do you have a tabby cat? I have one tabby and two others with some tabby markings. Will you be celebrating National Tabby Day? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

#NationalTabbyDay

Affiliate link banner


Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  • 3
  • 13
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
    17
    Shares

Wordless Wednesday: Think Adoption First!

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Think Adoption First!


Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Adopt a Pet

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

adoptapetmonth_blogpaws_1013


Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Adopt AJ

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Adopt AJ

He has such a wise and soulful look on his face.

This update on AJ is long overdue but things have been hectic here. AJ is an absolutely wonderful kitty and if I didn’t already have too many foster failures I would keep him myself. 

Once he realized he was safe here, his personality started to blossom. He is a calm, confident kitty. He loves to be a lap cat and sleeps with me every night. When my lap isn’t available, you can find him in his favorite spot. You can pick him up, hold and hug him, and he never tries to get away. He gets along with all the other kitties in the house, especially the girls. He hasn’t shown much interest in playing, but at his age, I’m sure he doesn’t find it very dignified. He comes when you call him, and not just when you have food! 

AJ at foster home

Speaking of food, I mentioned in another post that he is a finicky eater. He lost a pound or two when he first came here. Not only was he scared and hiding, but apparently he didn’t like what I had on the menu. I tried so many things to get him to eat including baby food and tuna. I feed raw food and he definitely wasn’t interested in that. Once he started eating, he would just lick the juice off. After much trial and error, I found the only thing he ate right down was Friskies — and not just any Friskies — only the prime filets or bits. Oh, and of course, he loves cooked chicken and pretty much any meat off of my plate. I don’t usually feed table scraps to any pets but I did some experimenting with him to see what he likes.

Friskies "shreds" are OK but not his favorite!

Friskies “shreds” are OK but not his favorite!

 

If you set a dish down, be sure it is empty. Any people food is preferred over cat food.

If you set a dish down, be sure it is empty. Any people food is preferred over cat food – even pasta sauce.

He is a very, very slow eater. I feed him first while I get food ready for the rest of the cats. When they finish, he is still barely half done. I have to watch to make sure he gets his full meal but he is getting better about not leaving it if other cats approach.

AJ is a large kitty. He is on the lean side at 14 pounds. He is half again the size of any of my other full grown cats, length and height wise. His size reminds me of my Topper who got me into all this fostering business. Topper could stand up and put is front paws on the kitchen counter. AJ is almost that big.

When my lap isn't available, you can find him in his favorite spot.

When my lap isn’t available, you can find him in his favorite spot.

I don’t have a dog but I do occasional sleepovers for clients’ dogs. When one is here, he is not afraid and shows definite interest in checking it out. I think he Adopt AJwould be a good companion for a friendly dog.

How to Adopt AJ

AJ has had a traumatic past few months. After being dumped by his owner at the age of 10 and one adoption situation not working out, we are looking for a special someone or family who will love AJ for the rest of his life. If you can provide him that forever, loving home and want to adopt AJ, visit the MeoowzResQ website and download the adoption application. You can email it back or fax it to 213-270-9322. Contact MeoowzResQ at 714-997-0868 or email meoowzresq@aol.com. 

049

AJ loves to be a lap kitty!

Oh, and his teddy bear is still here but he shows no interest in it. It will remain here to comfort other scared kitties after AJ is adopted.


Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Remember Me Thursday

Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Remember Me ThursdayHave you heard about the Remember Me Thursday Pet Adoption Awareness Campaign? This is the first annual event created by Mike Arms, President and CEO of the Helen Woodward Animal Center. 

Click on the links to the Remember Me Thursday website below to learn more and see how you can participate.

Remember Me Thursday – Pet Adoption Awareness Campaign

Millions of shelter pets lose their lives each and every year. Join the awareness campaign – be a light for pets by promoting awareness about pet adoption. By remembering those we have lost, we can shine a light on the ones we can save.

About the Pet Candle Lighting Ceremony

Be a Part of the Awareness Movement

Did you know?

Only 30% of pets in US households come from rescue facilities.

(Source: The Humane Society of the United States 2013)
Each year, over 3.4 million orphan shelter pets lose their lives without finding their forever home.

(Source: The Humane Society of the United States 2013)

Animal-lovers and animal welfare organizations across the globe will unite on Highlighted Facebook Announcement_DOGThursday, September 26, 2013 (the fourth Thursday of September, annually) with a Remember Me Thursday pet candle-lighting ceremony. The candles, which will be lit on the exact same day across the world, will honor the millions of pets who lost their lives without the benefit of a loving home and shine a light on the millions of healthy pets who are still awaiting adoption. The Remember Me Thursday global awareness campaign encourages individuals to light a candle this day (literally or virtually) and to opt to adopt, reducing the millions of orphan pets euthanized each year.

Light a Candle For a Pet

If you can’t attend a pet candle lighting ceremony, light a virtual candle at our Memorial Candle Gallery and spread the word about Remember Me Thursday on Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels. Be sure to use #LIGHTFORPETS!


Spread the love
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
%d bloggers like this: