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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to All

Alley Cats and Angels wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas. We hope your hearts and lives are filled with joy this holiday season. Thank you all for sharing in our love of cats and our devotion to the ferals.

To all, we wish you special gifts this holiday season – love, peace, and happiness.

"Meowy Christmas" adoption event (December 24)

What a wonderful day yesterday. Five lucky kitties found their forever home in time for Christmas. Adopted today were Chai, Fry and Bender together, Echo, and Peppercorn.

And Cabernet's adoption by his foster family was finalized (so really that makes six).

Sunday, December 18, 2011

What an awesome adoption week!!

What an awesome adoption week. 14 cats total were adopted this week.

Minou was adopted this week. He was returned months ago after he keep trying to kill the adopter's very expensive bird (very naughty kitty - no one wants you to try to kill the $20 bird, but it's even more of an issue if it's a $650 bird!!), but we knew the right home was out there. Someone has been doing a foster to adopt on him to see if he and their cat would get along and it worked out and they adopted him this week.

Saturday's adoptions: Nutmeg, KA-CHUNK!, Cinders, Courtney, and Irene and Isidro together.

Sunday's adoptions: KA-BOOM! and KER-PLUNK! together, Vinca, Theodore, Anne Shirley, and (wait for it...) Merlot and Shiraz together!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Godspeed Beautiful Admiral

Our deep condolensces to a fellow cat lover and blogger (, Carole, on the loss of her beautiful tortie, Admiral - quite possibly the most beautiful tortie ever. 

Poem For Cats

And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.

Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.

Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.

Author Unknown

Monday, December 12, 2011

URGENT - foster home needed

Urgent foster home needed for a 15-year old cat. Owner has health issues and can no longer care for the cat. Owner has to go live with family and family will not let her keep the cat. This is time sensitive, we have less than a week to find a foster home so we can keep this cat from ending up at the shelter where it will most likely be euthanized because of its age. Unfortunately we don't have any available foster homes right now but we really want to help this cat.

The cat is a male, DMH black cat who is front declawed and in good health - had a complete blood panel not long ago.  Does have a flea allergy but we will provide monthly fleat treatment. Gets along well with other cats. 

Please email if you can foster this cat.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Adoption Update

A great adoption weekend. Nine kitties were adopted - including two who had written Santa. :-)

Weekend adoptions (there are a few familiar names because of returns): Pippi Longstocking (one of the Siler City neglect kitties), Iddy (who was returned after adoption the first time because of a cat aggressive dog), Vivian (who was adopted immediately after being returned due to allergies), Simon, KER-PLOP!, and Alvin. Today, Alvin's adopters came back and adopted Light Willow.

And drumroll please....Charcoal and Casanova were also adopted! YAY!!! Casanova was adopted by the parents of Teal'c adopter from earlier in the fall. They were not at all put off by the fact that he has only one eye, is very very shy (may have even hissed!), and will hide for a while after adoption - they are willing to give him time to blossom. Thank you to all of our adopters. You adopted some great kitties!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cinders' letter to Santa

Cinders has but one Christmas wish - a home of her own.

Holiday Adoption Promotion

In the spirit of the holidays, we have some wonderful cats and older kittens with a special adoption fee to help these purrfect kitties find their purrfect partners!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Diva has a special letter for Santa this year

Adoption Update (and more)

Slow adoption weekend but we only had an event on Saturday because of the volunteer appreciation party on Sunday.  There were two adoptions but one of them was Sabrina!  Sabrina has been with us since she was found in a ditch after a storm and was only 6 weeks old.  Poor Sabrina suffered from terrible digestive issues.  After 5 months of lots of vet visits and lots of meds, she was finally adopted at 7 months old.  And her adopter is not scared off by "lots of testing and there is nothing wrong, but sometimes she has stomach issues".  The other kitten adopted was Vivian.

The volunteer appreciation party was a great success.  Almost 50 people attended (spouses of volunteers were more than welcome at the party).  It was great company, great food (Jill, one of our board members is quite the chef) and created a spread that had at least two people ask her if she would consider catering their daughter/grand daughter/their wedding!  We decorated her house Friday and Saturday before the party complete with a tree for the "thieving santa / pink elephant" gift exchange.  Everyone had fun and it was a great turnout.  Unfortunately we were too busy hostessing and forgot to take pictures.  *big frown*. 

We love our volunteers very much - they are the reason we are able to help so many cats.