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Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Hug Me Slug" Fundraiser

Local artist, Elizabeth Ruffing, has a little Hug Me Slug fundraiser going on here in her Etsy shop:  $5 from the sale of each of these 7-inch Hug Me Slugs will go to Alley Cats and Angels of NC rescue, to help cats and kittens in need.

Buy adorable cuddly Hug Me Slugs and help support the cats of Alley Cats and Angels. If you're thinking "slugs - cuddly? really?". Well, yes indeed they are. I received one for my birthday last year and love, love, love it!! They make great gifts. Elizabeth sold one to someone on Buckingham Palace Road in London earlier this week. So they are internationally known adorableness!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Smitten with Kittens Adoption Events Continue

Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Petsmart in Knightdale

Monday, July 4 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Petsmart in Raleigh (corner of Capital Boulevard and Millbrook Road).

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Great adoption weekend

What a fantastic adoption weekend.  Nine kittens were adopted.  I was hoping for an even dozen, but nine is super fantastic!  The following were adopted:
  • Rome and Milan together
  • Snoodles
  • Cadbury
  • London
  • Rody
  • Randy
  • Abby Cadabby
  • Berlin
Unfortunately, it's still a few more days until end of quarter at work and the need for proposals is really high so I still won't be able to catch up reading the various blogs until late in the weekend.  I really miss being able to check out the blogs I follow every day.  But being busy is great job security! 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Adoption Program News

End of quarter at the paying job so I'm so far behind with blogging...

Marshmallow, Beaker, and Snuffaluffagus were adopted last weekend.  YAY!!  

We did also have two cats returned that were adopted at the beginning of the year because of allergies.  The adopter was hoping she would acclimate to the cats with her allergies but that didn't happen.  We welcome Tex and Panthro back with open arms.  And thanks to the Rosatti's for fostering these two.

We had 15 kittens and one adult spayed/neutered and vetted this week.  Many more will be done next week (and every week thereafter for a while).

We plan on having a big "kitten palooza adoption event this weekend".  Kittens of all different colors and hair lengths.  Variety - "we has it"!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

More adoptions

Stella, out latest one-eyed princess, and Gilligan, an adorable orange tabby kitten were adopted on Sunday.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

More adoption program news

Gigi and Jelly Bean were also adopted today.  YAY!!

Sherbet was returned today.  He's a great cat and the family really liked him, but the younger children in the house (ages 2 and 4) didn't do so well with him and he took to hiding when the children were awake.  The family realized that was no way for the kitty to have to live so they contacted us yesterday about returning him.  We are glad they did the right thing for Sherbet and he is a wonderful boy and we are happy to have him back.  We make a lifetime committment to our rescues so for any reason at any time, they are always welcome back with open arms.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Zammie ADOPTED - Whoop, whoop, whoop!!!!

Zammie has been with us since January 2010.  He was dumped at a pet store with injuries to his neck.  They called us and we took him in.  At first it looked like he had a collar that had embedded into his skin and he looked like he had gastric bypass and had lost 50 pounds in a short time because of all this extra skin he had. He received medical treatment for his wounds, testing, vaxes, etc.  And we thought all was well. 

But after a short time, Zammie had to go to the vet and get stitches because the skin was split all the way through and we thought maybe the other foster in the house had hurt him and they were seperated.  But then it happened again.  The whole house was scrutinized to make sure there was nothing sharp that he could've caught himself on - and there wasn't.  But then it happened again and he went to a vet who specializes in the "unusual"!  After several examinations and consultants, Zammie was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) - which means his skin was extremely fragile and hyper-extensible (super stretchy). 

We tried to keep his claws clipped very short and filed, but if he scratched himself, he would split the skin through and need stitches again.  It was then determined that Zammie had to be four-paw declawed.  That was not a decision that was made lightly as we do not believe in declawing.  But with Zammie it was a medical necessity or he would spend the rest of his life going back and forth to the vet many times monthly getting stitches and wearing an e-collar and his quality of life would be horrible - that is not rescue.  We researched, the vet researched, and it came down to Zammie had to be 4-paw declawed or euthanized.  We went with the 4-paw declaw. Since his declawing in May 2010, he has done great.  No more stitches needed, no more constant visits to the vet and wearing an e-collar (which Zammie truly hated).  And at his exam this year, he was given a clean bill of health. 

Zammie could only be adopted to a family with no other pets.  And he could not be adopted to a house with rough surfaces such as a brick fireplace, etc.  His special needs status scared off most people. 

But early this week we received an application and they were interested in Zammie.  We called and talked with her about his condition and she met him Thursday at his foster mom's house and learned more about his condition.  The subject line of email we received after the meet and greet was "I love, love, love Zammie" and wanted to schedule the adoption as soon as possible.  Honestly, it was very hard not to fall in love with this boy!  He has the cutest little button tail - he is a rumpy manx - no cartilage in his tail, just a little cotton ball fluff of fur.  He had a double and triple chins due to his EDS and had a belly that hung to the ground.  Seriously - how could you not love all that?!?!

Zammie went to his forever home today.  Wooooooohooooo!!  He is going to be so spoiled rotten.  Thank you.  You have gotten a great cat and he has gotten a great family.