Sunday we ring in a New Year. Although the animals below didn’t find homes prior to Christmas, it would be nice to seem them snuggled in their warm beds in a new home early in 2012. Today’s post is a little more cat heavy than usual. Five years ago this week, our two cats were rescued from an animal control just before their time ran out. We adopted them in February of 2007. I’d like to pass their good cat Karma on this new years in hopes that more cats and dogs find a happy, forever home.
We’ll start with the dynamic duos and finish off with some splendid singles.
Heartland Animal Shelter
Dove and Cheyenne were adopted together as kittens five years ago and are still best buddies. Dove is a beautiful all white kitty that loves sitting on laps and having her belly and ears rubbed. Cheyenne is a brown tabby whose favorite pastimes include playing with a dangling feather on a stick, chasing a laser light, and playing with dripping water in the sink. They used to call her Arlington because she’d run around the house like a racetrack horse! Both cats lived with a dog and were fine with that. They had been in a very nice loving home when it was discovered that the family’s new daughter was allergic to cats. They are now back at Heartland hoping to find a more permanent situation together.
Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control
Dakota came into the rescue from Chicago Animal Control with a kitten. When the kitten passed away suddenly, the vet that fostered her introduced her to Robin, a four-week-old orphan. The two girls bonded instantly and remain very close. Dakota is around a year old and Robin is still a kitten. They are playful, curious, acrobatic, snugly, talkative and socialized. They’ve done fine with other cats and haven’t met any dogs as of yet. FCACC would love to place this loving pair together.
Animal Education & Rescue
Felix and Oscar are two outgoing, charming black cats that have been waiting far too long to find a home through AEAR. Although it would be great if they were adopted together, the rescue says that they may be adopted as single cats. Felix loves to play and he’s smart and curious. He also enjoys a little lap time now and again. He loves people (adults and kids), is good with other cats and is leash trained. Oscar is also very friendly and loving and is a bit more of a lap cat than Felix. However, he would do better in an adult only home. He likes other cats and is also leash trained. Check out their video to the left.
Chicago Animal Care and Control
Amy is a very gentle and sweet 5-year-old full-figured girl who has been waiting for a family far too long at CACC. She is always passed over for the kittens and people are missing out on a very sweet cat. CACC would love to see her adopted into a new home, but since it’s taken her awhile, they’d love for a rescue or another shelter to step up and take her in to help her find a new home.
Bug was adopted with his sister seven-years-ago and brought back to Felines, Inc recently. His adopter claimed that both cats were feral, untouchable and stayed under the bed, wetting and defecating on themselves. Bug’s sister supposedly died according to the adopter. What was discovered after Bug came to Felines is that he was the most tender, neglected kitty that just wanted someone to touch him gently. He was horribly matted and sat still and purred while the he was shaved. He sat calmly while having his nails trimmed and really loves attention. Bug uses the litter box religiously and is just a very scarred kitty that misses his sister dearly. He loves cats, dogs and people.
Ozzie didn’t have the easiest start in life. He had a difficult journey of homelessness before he was rescued and came in as an emaciated stray. Since that time, he’s not only put on 20 pounds, but he’s acclimated beautifully to his foster home. He loves people and other dogs and really does well at the dog park. He is not only great on a leash, he loves to jog or run with the his family when they bike, ignoring other dogs and squirrels on the way. He’s housebroken and is very well behaved and quiet in a home and loves to snuggle and hang out with his foster family. He’d do best with a very active family in a home where he’s not left alone all day (he doesn’t do well crated) and he should either have a fenced in yard or live near a park where he could get lots of exercise. Ozzie loves children, but, because of his large size and playfulness, he would probably do best in a home with kids who are at least pre-school-aged.
Lady is another large active dog who loves to socialize and hang with people. She’s a one-year-old Australian Cattle Dog who lost her home when her owner no longer had time for her. She’s curious, active, playful and needs a little more training on the right way to show her enthusiasm and affection. She also likes other dogs once she warms up to them and would need an introduction before she could be adopted into a home with another dog. An active, capable adopter would be best for her.
Does your organization have a Dynamic Duo, Super Senior, Spendid Special Needs Pet or a cat or dog that has just waited way to long to find a home? Send me their information or link at email@example.com and I’ll feature them. After the holidays, I’ll be doing longer features during the week about animals that need extra attention to find a home and then on Saturdays, I’ll have a weekly round up like I do now.
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