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Find-a-Friend Friday: Garak (Also: This weekend’s Adopt-a-Thon & June is for Cats!)

June 17th, 2011 5:00 pm by Kelly


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Garak, an orange tiger/oriental mixed-breed cat with soft, lustrous fur, naps in the sun.
Photos courtesy of True Treasures Rescue.


 

Hey lovely people! Did y’all know that June is Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month? Neither did I, which is why I spent the last two Fridays featuring ferrets and rabbits instead of kittens and cats. Ignorance, I plead it! Anyway, for the rest of the month – i.e., the next two weeks – we’re all about the felines. Be cool and spread the word – or better yet, adopt a feline friend, mkay? Please and thank you!

This week’s Friend is Garak, a timid but sweet little guy who’s currently staying with a foster person from True Treasures Rescue in Belton, MO:

 

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Garak
Tiger/Oriental Short Hair Mix: An adoptable cat in Belton, MO
Medium • Adult • Male

Garak is a very special boy who finds the world a very scarey place. He is very timid and nervous with people he does not know and has been known to hide for long periods of time when in new places or around people he does not know. Having said that, Garak is also one of the sweetest cats I’ve ever known. He is extremely gentle and good natured. He loves lap time, being comed, and having his cheeks rubbed. Garak is blessed with very soft, fine bunny-fur. Anyone interested in Garak will need to understand that this is a cat that will never adjust to a busy, noisy household. He will not come out to meet you if you want to visit him until you have been in his foster home many times, and even then he will be very nervous. I’ve known Garak since he was an 8 week old kitten trapped in a feral (wild cat) colony. He was thin and frightened but also wililng to learn to trust. I did not understand at that time that he was bonding and that it will take a very special person with a lot of patience to help him make new bonds with a new person. Garak would like to find his own person so that he can always be the center of attention and never have to share lap time or cuddle time. If Garak never finds that special person, he will stay with his foster mom for his natural life. Please CLICK HERE to fill out an adoption application. One of our volunteers will get back to you within 24 hours.

More about Garak
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: dogs, young children • Special Needs • Primary color: Tabby – Orange or Red • Coat length: Short

 

Also, you should totes know that Wayside Waifs is holding an Adopt-a-Thon today through Sunday. Stop by for half-priced “pets” and go home with a new BFF. They’ll have over 300 animals available for adoption, some of them rescued from the storm stricken areas of Joplin, MO, Reading, KS and Caruthersville, MO.

Still unconvinced? Perhaps this super-sentimental montage will change your mind!

 

Find-a-Friend Friday: Five Kittens, One Wet Cat & Miss Prissy

May 20th, 2011 12:37 pm by Kelly


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Five tiny little kittens – brothers and sisters – need your help!
Spring these innocents from jail, won’t you please?
Photo courtesy of the City of Osawatomie Animal Control.

OMD, I couldn’t stop myself this week! I think I need help! Cuteness intervention, stat! Instead of the customary one or two animals in need, today I’m writing about seven. SEVEN! Someone adopt these cuties before I’m forced to DOUBLE the size of my household! I will hold you all personally responsible. (Note to Shane: I’m totally joking. Mostly.)

First up is a litter of five kittens (pictured above) who have the unfortunate luck of beginning their lives at the City of Osawatomie Animal Control. Not that Osawatomie isn’t a lovely place, but the pound is no place for youngsters now, is it? (Or adults for that matter, but still. KITTENS! They’re just BABIES!) And as Osawatomie AC points out, “I’m in a fight for my life. This pound serves several towns so the space is always a pressing concern.” Nope, no way to spend your childhood AT ALL.

Litter of 5
Domestic Long Hair: An adoptable cat in Osawatomie, KS
Medium • Baby • Female

We don’t know the sexes of all of these kittens, but the three torties are most surely female. These are just babies and need new homes right away! I’m in fight for my life. This pound serves several towns so the space is always a pressing concern.

More about Litter of 5
House trained • Primary colors: Black, Orange or Red • Coat length: Medium

Also staying at the Osawatomie pound is one Wet Cat, so charmingly named because she will run through any obstacle – no matter how unpleasant – for a little TLC:

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Wet Cat
Domestic Medium Hair-Black: An adoptable cat in Osawatomie, KS
Medium • Baby • Female

This cat is so friendly she walked through her water bowl because it was the closest route to where we were standing! She needs rescue ASAP! I’m in fight for my life. This pound serves several towns so the space is always a pressing concern.

More about Wet Cat
Primary color: Black • Coat length: Medium

Osawatomie isn’t that far a drive from KC, people! Just an hour south of KCMO! Half an hour if you’re already in Olathe! You would do anything for love, yes? Well then!

Last but not least is a listing a friend asked me to pass around. Prissy is a deaf cat located in Murray, Kentucky. Before you let this girl’s “special needs” scare you off, go talk to Deb of Invisible Voices (“a friend” of the previous sentence), who herself is a guardian to a deaf cat, Jake. While it’s true that living with a deaf nonhuman requires special considerations, including nonverbal means of communication, deaf cats are every bit as deserving and capable of forming loving relationships with others!

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Prissy-DEAF
Domestic Medium Hair-White: An adopted cat in Murray, KY
Small • Young • Female

This cat was found and kept for awhile by the person who found her. She is scared and is DEAF. She is mostly white with a smudge on top of her head. She needs some TLC. Update: Prissy has been with us for 2 weeks as of 4-14-11 and is doing much better. Her coat is sparkling white now, she is much more people-friendly and her personality is showing well. She would prefer a home without other cats, but may be okay with a very careful introduction. She would do best in a home without smaller children because she startles easily due to her deafness and can get overstimulated. She is a playful cat. Indoor only home due to her deafness and being white.

More about Prissy-DEAF
Pet ID: 11-0264 • House trained • Prefers a home without: young children • Special Needs

Prissy is currently staying at the Murray/Calloway County Animal Shelter in Murray, KY.

Even if you’re unable to adopt any of the lovely felines featured here, please spread the word! Forward their listings to friends in the area, share them on Twitter, and “like” them on Facebook. You get the idea! A little bit of networking may be the difference between life and death for these cats. Please help however you can!

Saturday Garbage Plate: By the Power of Pizza!

May 14th, 2011 1:37 pm by Kelly


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Puffy Pizza Power!
CC image via flickr user theamarand.

So yeah, I’ve been kind of lax in posting these link roundups lately. By which I mean I skipped two weeks straight ’cause I had other stuff to do. (Like make pizza, duh!) In my defense, it’s Saturday! You can hardly blame a girl. I promise to be better, or at least try. And for breaking vegan and/or pizza-related news, you can always follow us on twitter @theppp! (Do it!)

Contests and giveaways! So Delicious is still going strong with its 100 Days of Change Giveaway. Today’s prize? A sterling silver Kate Spade picture frame – perfect for showing off that kickass pie you made last week. Enter to win on their FB page. Elsewhere on the interwebs – and in honor of World Fair Trade Day (that’s today!) – Luna & Larry’s is giving away one Coconut Bliss gift basket.

Spay & Neuter Kansas City is having a rough week, y’all. First Jackson County decided to cut the org’s funding, and then several air conditioning units were stolen right off the roof of the shelter! If you can, please consider donating your time, money or goods. Also download and share its Spring 2011 newsletter “The Scoop” to help spread the word about all the great work SNKC’s doing!

This week at Animal Haven: Baxter’s Boutique is open for business; read about young volunteer Beth Gasser, who donated a gift basket to the shelter as part of her Bat Mitzvah celebration; and meet (read: adopt!) Shilo and Achilles!

Get high – on life, on carbs, whatever – and watch this video. It’s weird and scary and I die a little inside every time I see it, and yet I cannot turn away.

Find-a-Friend Friday: Cast & Stone

May 6th, 2011 11:25 am by Kelly


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Cast (top) and Stone (bottom), napping in a wicker kitty tower.
Images via Kitty City Kansas Rescue.


 
An older pair of feline siblings, Cast and Stone are among the most recent victims of the economic downturn. Once upon a time, the two lived in a cement mixing plant. Not a very hospitable place for two young kittens on the go, huh? Luckily, they were found and rescued by some caring souls who worked in a nearby office building. No one individual was able to take them home, so the employees adopted collectively: Cast and Stone were welcomed into the office building, where they lived for the next twelve years. Unfortunately, the business was recently sold, leaving the cats homeless once again! The two are currently staying with Kitty City Kansas Rescue in Shawnee, KS, but would very much like to find their forever home – together.
 

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Cast
Tabby/Bengal Mix: An adoptable cat in Shawnee, KS
Medium • Senior • Male

Cast gas been living in a local business for 12 years along with his sister Stone. They were rescued from a cement mixing plant behind the business. The business is being sold and employees already have mulitiple cats.

Cast is a gorgeous Bengal mix with tabby and black spots and swirls. Cast loves to spend the day sleeping on a pillow on top of a desk near a window. He greets new people when they come in to visit. When another kitten was brought in to the business, Cast greeted the kitten and was very ‘motherly.’ When his sister wants the window seat, he moves away so she can have spot. He visits other employees through out he day to be petted. He does not like to be held and currently does not sit on anyone’s laps, but you wonder what he would do in a home when somone is not sitting at a desk! Ideally, it would be wonderful to adopt Cast and Stone together. We’re hoping they can find a home to live the last of their remaining years well loved and spoiled!

Special arrangements can be made to visit with Cast. His adoption fee is $50.00.

You can download an application to get pre-approved by going to our website at www.kittycityks.com. Click on the ‘contact us’ link. Kitty City Kansas Rescue is an all volunteer non profit organization.
We update our website daily.

You can visit our adoptable cats and kittens on Saturdays from noon-five at our adoption Center located at Mariposa Veterinary Center. Mariposa Vet Clinic is located at 13900 Santa Fe Trail Drive in Lenexa. Not every animal attends every adoption so always call or e-mail ahead to confirm that a particular animal will be present. All of our cats and kittens stay in licensed foster homes during the week (except for Saturday). For more information e-mail KittyCityKS@aol.com or call 913-422-1911.

 

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Stone
Tabby: An adoptable cat in Shawnee, KS
Medium • Senior • Female

Stone has been living all of her life in a local business, after being rescued from a cement factory behind the store. The business is being sold and employees already have multiple cats.

Stone and her brother, Cast, have had the run of the building for 12 years. Stone loves to sleep in her basket behind the computer on one of the employee’s desk. She will nudge her brother off the pillow near the window when ready for a different view! She is a beautiful brown tabby with gold eyes. She spends most of her time in one office will come out to visit others around her. She loves attention but currently does not sit on your lap. You wonder what she would be like if someone was sitting on a couch and not behind a desk!

Adopting an older cat takes a very special person who is willing to spoil and love them knowing they are a senior cat. Ideally, it would be wonderful for Stone and Cast to live together in a home or even in another business.

Special arrangements can be made to visit with Stone. Her adoption fee is $50.00. She is up to date on all of her shots.

 
To adopt these two lovely seniors, get in touch with Kitty City Kansas Rescue asap!

Rally to Save MO’s Prop B in Jefferson City this Wednesday!

April 18th, 2011 8:48 pm by Kelly


Just a quick note to let our local readers know that there’s a rally planned in support of Proposition B (otherwise known as the “Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act”) planned in Jefferson City this Wednesday, April 20th. While Prop B passed with 51.6 percent of the vote, Missouri state legislators have since approved a “rewrite” of the bill, which will significant weaken the already-anemic protections afforded to dogs bred and sold in the state. Prop B proponents are now asking Governor Nixon to veto the bill.

Here are the rally deets, via Missourians for the Protection of Dogs:

Last week the Missouri House of Representatives passed its repeal legislation, and now the fate of Prop B, and of Missouri’s many suffering dogs, rests with Governor Jay Nixon.

We’re planning a rally Wednesday to get our voice out and to ask him to veto SB 113:

Rally to Save Prop B
Wednesday, April 20 at 4 p.m.
100 Madison St
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Buses provided from St. Louis and Kansas City
Click here to RSVP.

Gov. Nixon needs to know that we will not sit idly by while some career politicians and their special interests try to overturn the will of the people and authorize cruel and inhumane treatment of thousands of dogs and puppies. Your attendance at this rally is critical — please RSVP.

All that is required of you is your presence. We’ll have signs and t-shirts with special messages that the Governor can’t ignore. If you’re in St. Louis or Kansas City, you can jump on the free Humane Train: buses will depart at 12:30 from St. Louis and Kansas City. Please RSVP so we keep a spot for you on the bus.

If Governor Nixon signs this legislation — defying the will of the people and turning the clock back on the humane treatment of Missouri puppies and dogs — we will not back down. We will also be prepared to file a referendum to bring this issue back to Missouri voters and allow the people to have the final say. But we hope it won’t come to that — Governor Nixon can veto this bill, and come out on the side of the humane treatment of animals and the will of Missouri voters.

Please RSVP and join us on Wednesday!

Please visit missourifordogs.com for more information and email updates.

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