These two sweet sisters are looking for a new home. They are littermates that have spent their whole lives together and are quite fond of each other.
The two are a little bewildered after losing their home of 6 years, but we are eager to see their personalities emerge as they get used to being here.
Smokey Girl is described as easygoing and mellow and generally very friendly. She enjoys playing with toys, being pet, being groomed, and playing with bubbles. She will play with her sister. She is also very good about not using her front claws. She can be shy of strangers at first, but is very nice once she warms up.
Fireball is described as easygoing and mellow as well as cuddly and affectionate, and generally very friendly. She loves laps and being held and pet. She also likes tummy rubs. She enjoys playing with toys and being groomed. She will play with her sister. She is also good at not using her front claws.
They were born in 2013.
They are spayed and will be shortly updated on their vaccines. They have also received dewormings, been treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), tested negative for feline leukemia, had a negative fecal float to test for internal parasites, and have had a medicated/antifungal bath.
If you are interested in adopting either, or preferably both, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in during open hours, no appointment necessary, and meet them: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, you are welcome to come play with the kitties and help socialize them!
Sometimes a cat comes in too physically broken to be fixed, no matter how sweet she is, and how much effort the vet pours into her. I know full well that Diane of Fairfax Vet did all she could for Ivy, but in the end, there was no fixing her. She had been losing weight and having digestive troubles, and after several vet visits and almost losing her twice, the reason was found to be that her body was riddled with tumors. All that was left for us was to say goodbye to one of the sweetest cats you’ll ever meet. She had the most adorable old lady meow that she greeted everyone with, in hopes that she would get some more petting. She loved attention! And those eyes! She had the biggest, roundest eyes that no one could say no to. In the few weeks she was here, she worked her way into the hearts of all the staff, and I’m sure many a volunteer. At least in her last weeks here, she was surrounded by love and pettings, with soft beds and blankets to lay on, and all the food she was able to eat. We will never forget Ivy. A soul this sweet leaves a permanent impression on one’s heart.
This has been a hard week at the shelter, with the loss of Ivy, and now with the loss of another dear, sweet feline friend; Sox. Sox was a sweet old soul that had become a staff favorite in her time at the shelter. She loved everyone around her, and made it her personal mission to let them know it. She would sit on the desk when you were working on paperwork, or on the back of the plush leather chair, or right alongside you. Anywhere near her people was fine by her. She had her favorite cubby in the bathroom cupboard. Initially, we tried to keep her out, but she had figured out how to undo the latch and get in anyway. So we just gave in, moved the toilet paper, and gave her a bed there instead. She was quick to leave her spot, though, if she saw the opportunity to go get some attention from someone. We will likely never know the cause, but one day last week her liver suddenly shut down on her. She was healthy one day, and weak and jaundiced the next. Diane at Fairfax Vet did everything she could to help reverse the organ failure, but it wasn’t to be. Her whole body just shut down on her, and we lost her after several days of Diane doing her best to send her back to us. Like Ivy, this cat is far too sweet to not leave a permanent impression on the hearts of all those she knew. We miss her greatly.
Due to technical difficulties the shelter was not able to complete our 2014 Christmas news letter. Unfortunately this is one of our regular fundraiser events. Any and all donations would be appreciated and can be sent to the shelter at the address shown on our website or dropped off in person during regular shelter hours. Thank you to everyone that donated money or supplies throughout the year. A big thanks also goes out to all the wonderful volunteers that have supported the shelter this past year.
Happy New Year and Thank You from the RAAS Board and Management
2014 is going out with a bang at the shelter. We have had quite a few of our fury friends find their forever homes this week.
Today was a special day as one of our long time residents (Pickle) and his friend Oreo were adopted by a person that has had a long time connection with a very special cat. David Frankham, who provided the voice of Sergeant Tibbs the cat in Walt Disney’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians. We wish David and friend the best with their new family members.