Angel has had his share of bad luck: first he was left in a carrier on a rooftop
and then, after he'd been adopted, the man who had taken him went into a
senior residence and had to bring him back. He took it hard and was -- well,
ornery -- for a long time.
But now he's being the sweet gentleman he must have been all along: he's fine
with the other animals, gentle and purry. He was in my lap as I began typing
Yes, he's a few years old -- but he'll make someone a wonderful pet.
Posted September 3, 2011. Updated December 2, 2012.
Scrambles was left behind when her people moved. The lady who took her
in couldn't hold on to her because she was asthmatic and allergic -- but she
kept her until a shelter could be found. Scrambles is a very friendly, gentle
cat. She had an old injury to her tail which left much of it nerveless and
dragging, so it was amputated when she was spayed.
She's been here long enough to make herself at home. She's playful,
energetic and very friendly -- good with people and other pets as well.
Posted January 4, 2013. Updated April 12.
Buddy used to hang out in front of my building, hoping for a handout. I never
got a good look at him because he would flee if I approached; I assumed he
was feral. But when I got him in my trap I was surprised that he was
perfectly handleable (though frightened) -- and also that his left foreleg was
twisted and atrophied and useless. When he was neutered the vet also
amputated his leg.
He's still frightened, but as gentle as ever. I think he'll shape to be a wonderful
Now he "talks" to me when I bring him his breakfast, makes eye contact and
begins to eat while I'm still watching. Big steps!
Posted January 4, 2013. Updated January 14 and February 18.
Washington jumped onto someone's windowsill and cried until she was
admitted. The compassionate person wasn't allowed to have pets and was
desperately looking for a safe place to bring the cat when she found me.
Washington was filthy and matted and scared when she arrived. She was
spayed, tested, given a bath and fully vaccinated.
Now that her coat has grown in, she's turned out to be a gorgeous
semi-longhair -- and she just loves to sit in a lap and be stroked.
Posted January 14, 2013. Updated April 19.
Cinnamon was caught during a TNR sweep and taken to my vet for
neutering. I checked her while she was waiting in the trap and she didn't
behave like a feral, so she came here instead of being put back outside.
This picture was taken right after she came in: still very frightened and
disoriented, but perfectly gentle when touched.
From her size she appears to be only five or six months old -- and she's a
Cinnamon is currently being fostered in an attempt to get her over her
fear. She's beginning to explore and has even purred when her head was
Posted February 5, 2013. Updated March 17.
Sam belonged to some people who'd had him for four years but never
gotten him neutered. Then they moved and gave him up.
He's tiny for an adult male, very quiet and sweet. All the veterinary work
has now, of course, been done and he's ready for a home where he can
Posted March 5, 2013. Adopted April 18.
Brenda is just the sweetest thing: gentle and affectionate.
She came in with a litter of kittens (all of whom have been placed).
She's been spayed now and is ready for her new home.
You can't really see it in this photo, but she has little gold streaks mixed
with the silver in her coat. Quite the beauty.
Posted March 5, 2013.
Rina was brought to me by the person who'd been feeding her outside.
The cat had never been spayed and was pregnant with her third litter!
I had her spayed immediately and she's now recovering, getting lots of
cage rest and eating as much as she wants.
This is an exceptionally gentle, responsive cat. She loves to be petted.
I can picture her ensconced in a lap, just purring...
Posted April 4, 2013.
Sunny Sky was abandoned as a young adult, probably because he had
begun to smell like a tomcat. The person in whose yard he was wailing took
pity on him, fed him, and began searching for a safe place to which to bring
He came in today, having been dropped off at my vet's office for all the
needed medical work. When I walked in to collect him they were all telling
me how nice he was.
Yes, he certainly is.
Posted April 23, 2013.
MamiCat was living behind a building when she had a litter of kittens.
The people living there were outraged and threatened to poison them all
until one woman took them in.
MamiCat is friendly, but frightened in her new shelter environment.
She's only been here a couple of days, so she'll have time to feel more
secure. You can see her putting her whiskers forward as I pet her...
Posted April 29, 2013.
And here are MamiCat's kittens: Gizmo, Champagne, Pebbles
All but Champagne are female -- and he's the only one with long
hair. The kittens were completely feral when they were brought
inside (they had to be trapped), but the woman who rescued them
did an excellent job of socializing them before they came here, so
they're easy to handle.
Posted April 29, 2013.
Champagne has been adopted. So has Rocksie.
Gizmo and Pebbles were spayed today and I asked the vet to look
for skin problems since Rocksie had developed a bald patch in her
adoptive home. He thinks they may have ringworm, so they are
under treatment. Updated May 21.
Faith and Juju were given up by their
caretakers because of serious allergies in
They are stunningly beautiful cats, fully
vetted and very sweet-tempered.
The only thing that could make them hard
to place is that both are mature cats, just
past middle age. But they have many
healthy years ahead of them.
They are a bonded pair and are, in fact,
currently sharing a cage. It would be a pity
to split them up, but of course we'll do it if
Posted May 15, 2013.