Snickerdoodle

Snickerdoodle, taken Feb. 28, 2019.

Male, domestic shorthair, classic brown tabby. Born early to mid August, 2018.

Snickerdoodle is ready for a home! (His sister Cini Mini is already adopted.)

This is Snickerdoodle. He is a rambunctious little classic (swirled) brown tabby who loves to play. It’s hard to believe this is the same kitten that only a month ago was emaciated and whose survival we questioned. He would do best in a home with another cat or kitten to play with, unless you are willing to frequently give him the attention he needs. He plays hard, then sleeps hard the rest of the time. He loves soft blankets and warm places (like next to the radiator.) He has learned since coming indoors that he likes getting pet most vigorously. He usually ends a petting session by trying to play with your hand.  Snicker will come to you when you call “kittens!” or else when you shake a treat bin. He has gotten used to being held and handled and while he seems to prefer being pet on the ground, he tolerates being picked up very well. His eye, which had been clouded by infection when he was found, has completely cleared up and looks normal now. He has also been around dogs, and has learned they are just fine. (Though he would still need to adjust to any potential new canine or feline companions.)

He will be neutered shortly and up to date on his vaccinations. He has been tested negative for feline leukemia, has been wormed, been treated with a flea/ear mite preventative, has a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites, and has had a medicated/antifungal bath.

If you are interested in adopting him, call the shelter at 507-644-3853, of else stop in at the shelter to meet him in the near future. No appointment is necessary. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to stop in and play with any of the critters at the shelter during open hours.

Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 17, 2019.

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Update Jan. 14, 2019: (From their foster mom.)

Cini and Snicker are back to health and have not had any symptoms now for two weeks. Since they were taken in as emaciated sickly kittens about a month ago, they have each put on about two pounds and look more like the five month old kittens that they are. Cini Mini’s abscess is totally cleared up and the fur has so grown back that you can hardly tell she was ever injured. The two cuddle hard and play hard and have normal, abundant kitten energy. As such, they have been returned to the shelter. (Insert tear here; I always miss my foster babies when I have to say goodbye, but can’t keep them all.)

Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.
Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.
Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.
Snickerdoodle at about 5 months old, taken Jan. 13, 2019.

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***Update Dec. 30, 2018 ***

Update on the three foster kittens that are recovering from bad URIs, from their foster mom:

Look who’s eye is clearing up! The scar tissue is almost gone now. Snicker is well on the way to 100%. He still gets a little snuffley from time to time and has a little clear drainage from his eyes, but he is getting close to beating that virus.

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***Update Dec. 20, 2018.***

About two weeks ago, three scrawny and very sick kittens were found. They were named Cini Mini, Snickerdoodle, and Bon Bon. The trio was taken into foster by one of the staff to recuperate, as it became apparent that it was going to be a long road to recovery for them to beat the severe upper respiratory infection that plagued each. They each were wormed and received antibiotics to combat secondary infections and take the load off of their immune systems, but ultimately the core illness is viral, which just takes times and supportive care to recover from. On top of that, Cini Mini also had her face torn open by a ‘possum, which was quite infected. Helping her recover from the resulting abscess has been an ordeal in itself. But all three are making great progress.

Snickerdoodle really turned around the bend in a good way today! He is feeling well enough to feel psycho and start tearing around the house, playing like only a kitten knows how, and mauling his sister. He is still a little wheezy, and his eyes a bit watery, but not too bad anymore, especially considering his survival was questionable when he was found. 
He didn’t want to move, and didn’t show interest in much of anything. Now he’s go go go! . He is well on the mend! Unfortunately, the virus that caused his upper respiratory infection got into his right eye, and despite treatment, he got a lot of scar tissue on that eye. I have seen some pretty scarred eyes heal, though. His left eye is perfect, and he gets around pretty well. He just doesn’t really have depth perception right now, so he does occasionally run into things. (Which doesn’t slow him down a bit!) He is friendly and rambunctious, and loves a good play session followed by a petting session. Then he finds a soft place to chill until he has another energy burst. It’s so wonderful to see him acting like a kitten again!

Snickerdoodle, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.
Snickerdoodle, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.
Snickerdoodle, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.
Snickerdoodle, Taken Dec. 20, 2018.

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Update Dec. 14, 2018

It became apparent that it was going to be a long road to recovery for Cini and Snicker, so they were taken home to foster by a staff member. There were still questions as to Snicker’s survival, so he especially needed the extra attention and tlc that a home environment can provide.
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Dec. 8, 2018

Cini Mini and Snickerdoodle were found the same day. Both were in very bad shape with severe upper respiratory infections and extreme emaciation. These kittens were about 4 months old, but at only 1 1/2 pounds apiece, they weighed less than your average 6 week old kitten. Cini Mini was the more perky, and was very appreciative of being pet. She enjoyed very much to be comforted. Snickerdoodle was just barely there. He was so lethargic as to mostly not care for his surroundings, except to eat and drink a little. He was so far gone we wondered if we’d be able to him back.

Cini Mini and Snickerdoodle the day they were found :):

Cini Mini the day she was found. Taken Dec. 8, 2018.
Snicker the day he was found. Taken Dec. 8, 2018.
Snicker the day he was found. Taken Dec. 8, 2018.

Lucinda

Lucinda

Lucinda. Female/spayed, domestic shorthair, blue and white.

Born appx. November 2011.

This round little cutie was once the pampered lap cat of an older lady. Sadly, that lady passed, and now Lucinda finds herself in need of a new warm lap and person to spoil her. Lucinda is used to being the only pet, and can be a little cautious of new cats and dogs. However, she hasn’t been overly worried with those she has met at the shelter. She is a bit wary of strangers, but once you start petting her, that back starts to arch, and next thing you know she is just loving all the petting she can get. She was very good about getting her nails trimmed.

Lucinda is spayed. She has also been updated on her vaccines, tested negative for feline leukemia, been dewormed, including preventatives for coccidia and giardia, been treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), and had a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites, all as a part of her adoption fee.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in and visit during open hours, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to come in to our cat rooms and play with the kitties. They love the attention and affection!

Lucinda


Frosty

Frosty
Frosty.  Male/neutered, front declawed, domestic shorthair, spotted orange tabby.  Was found in a snowbank with his ear tips frozen off.

Born late summer 2017.

Frosty needs a new home! He was originally found as a kitten back in 2017, sitting in a snowbank with his ear tips frozen off. He was taken in by a kind family, who took great care of him. However, the older cats in the household did not appreciate a playful young cat in the house. So now Frosty is looking for a new home with occupants that will better appreciate his kitten antics. He is a little cautious of new cats and dogs, but once he knows they’re okay, he will try to play with them. He loves dark hidey-holes. He is also really appreciative of grooming and pettings. He can be a little cautious of strangers, but he is a very nice kitty once he knows you!

Frosty is neutered and front declawed. He has also been updated on his vaccines, tested negative for feline leukemia, been dewormed, including preventatives for coccidia and giardia, been treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), and had a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites, all as a part of his adoption fee.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in and visit during open hours, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to come in to our cat rooms and play with the kitties. They love the attention and affection!

Frosty


***Found Cat*** Jemma

Jemma

Does anyone recognize this cat? Found in rural Wabasso, on the Vesta side. She is very friendly and front declawed, so is clearly someone’s pet. She is injured; she looks like she may have been clipped by a car or else fallen from a moving vehicle, though injuries do not look life threatening or even very serious. She will be seeing a vet shortly. Please call the shelter at 507-644-3853 if you know where she belongs.

Will go for adoption on March 23 if not claimed.

Tundra ***Currently available at PetSmart, Willmar***

Tundra.

Tundra needs a new home! Tundra is a stunning and large all white cat with lovely light ice yellow eyes. He is a true white pattern cat with no spots anywhere. He is fifteen pounds of friendly lap cat once he trusts you. He can be nervous of new people and situations, though that’s a lot of cats. He has so far been fine with three little dogs and two big puppies that he met. He wasn’t thrilled with them, but he wasn’t too worried about them either. He has been alright with the two cats he’s met so far as well. Same story, in that he wasn’t happy to see them, but he didn’t seem too worked up about their presence either. I think once he settles in more and gets to go into a public room, we will really see his personality blossom. Watch for updates as we get to know this handsome cat better!

Born Spring 2017.

Tundra is neutered. He has also been updated on his vaccines, tested negative for feline leukemia, been dewormed, including preventatives for coccidia and giardia, been treated topically with a flea/ear mite preventative (Revolution), had a negative fecal float to check for internal parasites, and had an antifungal bath, all as a part of his adoption fee.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or else stop in and visit during open hours, no appointment necessary, M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, feel free to come in to our cat rooms and play with the kitties. They love the attention and affection!

Tundra.

Honey Bun

Honey Bun

Honey Bun needs a new home! This little chihuahua mix is incredibly sweet and loving; she adores being held and cuddled, and wants to always be at the side of people she knows and trusts. She can be a little distrustful of strangers at first, especially men, but warms up pretty quickly once she realizes you’re not going to hurt her. She is the kind of sweetness that if she is scared of something, will go to the person she trusts and ask to be held and comforted. She is not at all nippy. She was abandoned by her last family, left behind when they moved out, but despite that just wants to love again and be a part of a family again. She would love to be someone’s little cuddle buddy and constant companion.

She gets along great with cats and other dogs. Despite being only 8 pounds, she is not afraid to tell the other dog who’s boss, even if the other dog is 3x her size, and he respects her for it. She has a fairly low-key demeanor; as in, she is not high energy. She is one of those dogs who really enjoys a soft bed and knows the art of chilling, though she does love a good walk when offered.

We estimate Honey Bun to be pretty young, around 2-3 years old. She weighs in at only 8 pounds and likely won’t get any larger.

Honey Bun will be spayed shortly and up to date on her vaccinations as a part of her adoption fee. He has also been dewormed and treated topically with a flea/tick preventative (Advantage.)

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853 or else stop in and meet him, no appointment necessary, during open hours: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, stop in anyway and play with the critters; they enjoy the socializing and exercise!

Honey Bun
Honey Bun
Honey Bun

Bruce

Bruce

Bruce needs a home! This fellow is a very happy, wiggly, energetic doggy who loves to play with people and get all the attention he can! As he was an unclaimed stray, we don’t know his history, but it seems that someone did some training with him at some point. Despite his energy, he is pretty controlled with it, and mostly doesn’t jump on people. He is very outgoing and friendly to everyone he meets. He is very athletic, so is going to need a home that will give him lots of exercise. He has a cleverness and eagerness to him, and seems like he would learn pretty quickly.

Bruce weighs in at 70 lbs.

Bruce will be neutered shortly and up to date on his vaccinations as a part of his adoption fee. He has also been dewormed and treated topically with a flea/tick preventative (Advantage.)

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853 or else stop in and meet him, no appointment necessary, during open hours: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, stop in anyway and play with the critters; they enjoy the socializing and exercise!

Bruce
Bruce
Bruce
Bruce

Marshall

Marshall

Marshall is a happy and wiggly white boxer with loads of exuberant energy. If you know the boxer breed, you understand what I mean. 🙂 He grew up with young children and is very good with them. He is also fully house trained and has been a well taken care of house pet. The only reason he is here is that he was too much puppy energy for an already busy household, and needed a home that can meet his high needs for play and exercise. Despite his energy, he is pretty controlled and well behaved. He doesn’t jump on people, and walks pretty decently on a leash. He had some good manners trained into him, as well as some basic obedience. He gives up toys easily and is not at all food aggressive. He used to live with another small dog, but mostly just ignores other dogs and cats.

Marshall weighs in at 60 lbs.

Marshall will be neutered shortly and up to date on his vaccinations as a part of his adoption fee. He has also been dewormed and treated topically with a flea/tick preventative (Advantage.)

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853 or else stop in and meet him, no appointment necessary, during open hours: M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon. Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, stop in anyway and play with the critters; they enjoy the socializing and exercise!

Marshall
Marshall
Marshall
Marshall
Marshall

***Adopted!*** Romeo

***Adopted!*** Romeo

Male, domestic longhair/ Maine Coon X. Classic brown tabby and white.

Born appx. Spring 2018.

Romeo

***Adopted!*** Valkyrie

***Adopted!*** Valkyrie

Female German shorthair pointer/ labrador retriever x.

Born appx. Sept. 1, 2018. (+/- about a week or two)

Weighs in at 45 pounds at 5 1/2 months old, and she still has a lot of growing to do.

Valkyrie is a friendly and sweet puppers! She is quite submissive, and can be a little shy of strangers, but warms up quite quickly. She has already shown herself friendly with other dogs. We were told that she is afraid of toddlers, so probably wouldn’t be a good fit for a home with young children. She is afraid of some men.

Valkyrie is quite smart. She has had a bit of training already at her young age! She knows: “Come”, “Go”, “Down”, “Sit”, “Off”, and “Stand Up” Considering her age and level of training, she performs her commands pretty consistently.

We were told by the person who surrendered her that she has some hunting potential; she has already showed an aptitude for tracking.

We were also told that she is house trained and crate trained.

Valkyrie will be spayed shortly. She will come up to date on her vaccinations, treated with a flea/tick preventative (Revolution), and wormed.

If you are interested in adopting, please call the shelter at 507-644-3853, or stop in during open hours. (M-F 3-7 and Sat 11-1 until March 1st; then switching to M-F 2-6 and Sat 10-Noon.) Even if you aren’t looking to adopt, stop in and play with the critters! They love the attention.

Valkyrie