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Monday, October 21, 2013

Adoption Update

Five adoptions this weekend! The following were adopted:

  • Miss Scarlett
  • Mrs. White
  • Tailspin
  • Launchpad and Longspur together

Congratulations to the kitties and their new families. 

63 more kitties need forever homes to make our goal of "Forever Homes for 75 Cats before 2014".

Congratulation 2013 Annual Cash Raffle Winners!

And the winners of Alley Cats and Angels' 2013 Annual Cash Raffle are.... (drum roll please....)
  • 1st Prize ($500): Jennifer Truluck 
  • 2nd Prize ($250): Gary Wallace 
  • 3rd Prize ($100): Dan Johnson 

Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to everyone that bought and sold tickets to help support the medical fund. 

The drawing was held this evening at Petsmart Knightdale, with one of the managers, Dana Stallard, drawing the winning tickets.

A very big thank you to our second prize winner for donating their winnings back to Alley Cats and Angels.  Thank you B. Wallace Design & Construction ( 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Weekend Adoption Events

 Weekend Adoption Events

Three places to meet/adopt the cats this weekend.  Plus, we’ll be selling raffle tickets at each event with the drawing on Sunday.  All proceeds from the raffle go to our medical fund.

   Pet Supplies Plus
    Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Pet Supplies Plus
    3074 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

Attending the Pet Supplies Plus event:  Cindy Lou Who, Sassafras, Sweet Bell, and Cheesesteak

Petsmart Knightdale
Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Petsmart Knightdale
220 Hinton Oaks Blvd., Knightdale, NC 

Attending the Petsmart Knightdale event: Miss Scarlet, Juniper, Gumbo, Myrtle, Nando, Devlin, Leela, Bowden, Longspur, Lark, Sushi, Amy Poehler, Wyatt Earp, Newbery, Tailspin, Launchpad, Tomfoolery, Milo, and maybe more.

Petsmart Morrisville
Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Petsmart Morrisville
3101 Market Center, Morrisville, NC 

Attending the Petsmart Morrisville event: Nermal, Paisley, Zoidberg, Princess Peach, Lapwing, and Nin.  Glinda and Mr. Fluffy Pants will be at the event on Saturday.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sometimes you HAVE to

Sometimes intake closed means when an emergency arises, you find a place to put a couple little kittens because the consequences of not doing so will result in pain and suffering – and maybe slow death – in a kitten. 

Approximately three weeks ago we just couldn't take in any more cats but some of the kittens in the one feral colony had severe eye issues (same colony as some of our other "eye kittens" this year, large TNR project is underway).  We couldn't take them in at the time but we were able to pay for a vet visit for the kittens.  A couple of them were doing better but Lisa sent me a picture of the kitten on Saturday and it was clear we had to take him/her in ASAP.  You could tell from the photo that the little (about 8-9 weeks) kitten's eye was about to rupture 

We took the kitten in last night and had an appointment scheduled for today.  When I went to bed at 3:30 last night, she was resting comfortable but when I woke up at 6:30, it was bleeding and was worse than last night.  Our little emergency intake kitten had surgery to have her eye removed today. The bad news is, it might not be possible to save the other eye, but Dr. Teresa will do everything possible (working with Animal Eye Care as needed).  This darling angel feels so much better with that bad eye out.  She has a good appetite and chowed down her canned food this evening. 

We did also take in her two siblings as we couldn't leave them.  One has an eye issue also and Dr. Teresa is speaking with Animal Eye Care. 

Last night's kittens are the "space kittens" - Supernova, Lunar, and Orbit.   The Space Kittens came from the same colony as Juniper, Leela, Zoidberg, and Hattie McDoogal came from - all of them had eye issues.  Juniper and Leela both had eyes removed, Hattie McDoogal made a full recovery and Zoidberg is doing well but has very limited vision and a "white" covering over one eye  but Animal Eye Care was able to save the eye.

We can't save them all, but we can often save the ones with medical issues that no one else wants.  And sometimes that erases some of the heartache of not being able to help them all.  

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Adoption Update

October 6/7
Three adoptions the weekend of October 6/7: Mrs. Peacock (first of the "Clue" kitties to be adopted), Doc Holliday, and Ink. Ink was adopted by a previous adopter (who just happened to adopt two kittens that had the same foster mom!).
October 11
Four adoptions on Saturday, October 11th.   but the really big new is that three of them are adults! The following were adopted: Ironwood, Athena, and Jinx and Torque together. Fingers crossed for Torque - she's a sensitive kitty who doesn't do well if another cat bullies her, but we're all really hoping it works out, she's a very sweet girl.

Thank you!!
Thank you so very much to our adopters. And congratulations to the adopters and the kitties.

Based on our goal of 75 cats adopted before January 1, 2014, we have 68 more kitty adoptions to go.

75 cats before 2014

Calling all Cat Lovers!!! Alley Cats and Angels want to place 75 cats in their forever homes by the end of 2013! We need your help spreading the word! If you are not looking for a cat yourself, please share the photo with your friends and encourage them to do the same.

We are full up with cats and kittens, like many rescues right now. As a foster-home based rescue we have limited space to take in cats in need. If we can reach our goal then we can get back to making a difference in the lives of the forgotten felines. You can see most of our available cats at your Kitten Alley facebook page or via our website.

Alley Cats and Angels will be at the PetSmart in Knightdale this weekend Saturday & Sunday from 1p-4p. Stop by and see us!