October 17, 2018

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Happy Wednesday greetings, from our own sweet Gracie. As you can see, our adorable little senior housepanther is planning to dress up as a bunny rabbit for Halloween. And she's bringing along a little friend!

Thank you to our wonderful friend, Ann, at Zoolatry for making Gracie's Halloween wish come true. For the month of October, Zoolatry has been transformed into BOOalatry. Be sure to visit to see which other anipals Ann is making costumes for this month! :)

Gracie already has a loving forever home here with us, but there are still plenty of awesome PAWS cats waiting patiently for their very own happily ever afters. Like our awesome, adoptable pal Suzette!

Suzette is about 9 years old. She is a complete sweetheart who loves hanging out with her human friends, and being pet and brushed. Suzette would do best in a quieter home. She is fine with other nice cats, but would also do well as your one and only. She's spayed, microchipped, current on her vaccinations, negative for FIV and FeLV, and ready to find her new best friend. Is it you?
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October 14, 2018

Titus on Selfie Sunday

Meet our handsome and snuggly new friend, Titus! If you're thinking he looks like a big ol' sweetheart of a mancat, you're absolutely right. Even though he's a little hesitant at first, once Titus knows you, he's total lapcat who's quickly become a favorite among the PAWS volunteers and staff. And it's clear he's had some practice at this selfie thing. He's got some serious selfie skills! 😸

Titus is about 6 years old. He's neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations. He gets along well with other nice cats, but would also do well as an only kitty. Titus has tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus), but that does not mean he can't live a long and happy life. According to Best Friends Animal Society, "FIV-positive cats can live normal lives, both in quality and duration. They just need to be monitored for infections and dental issues. But if they’re well cared for, they can be healthy, happy, wonderful pets." With autumn upon us, and temperatures dropping, wouldn't it be nice to have a snuggle buddy of your very own? Come meet Titus today!

We're hopping along in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop (hosted by our awesome buddies at the Cat on My Head). Be sure to check out their blog to join in the fun!

October 10, 2018

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Gerdy

This is our gentle and beautiful friend, Gerdy.

Those of you who have been following our blog for a long time might remember this sweetheart, who was originally adopted from PAWS in March of 2010. 

Sadly, Gerdy's human recently had to move into a nursing home, and was not able to take her sweet kitty with her. So Gerdy finds herself back at the shelter, in search of a new forever home. These situations always break our hearts, but we are glad that PAWS always takes in former residents when their people can no longer care for them. 

It's clear to us that Gerdy was loved and well-cared for all these years. She is as beautiful as ever, and still possesses the same sweet disposition. She loves attention and being pet. She gets along with other nice cats, but would also be fine as your one and only. Gerdy is so ready to find her new happily ever after. Is it with you?
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October 7, 2018

Selfies by Elizabeth

This is our new friend, Elizabeth. Isn't she adorable?

This friendly and outgoing ladycat, who is just over one year old, came to PAWS as a stray, with her (then) tiny babies.

Elizabeth is more than happy to leave life on the streets behind, and ready to find her forever family. She is playful, and enjoys being petted and hanging out with her human buddies. She seems interested in getting along with other nice kitties, but would also be fine as an only cat. 

Elizabeth is spayed, microchipped, current on her vaccinations and negative for FIV and FeLV. She's waiting patiently to meet her new best friend. Is it you?

We're hopping along in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop (hosted by our awesome buddies at the Cat on My Head). Be sure to check out their blog to join in the fun!

October 3, 2018

(Almost) Wordless Contest of Cute

PAWS roommates Zulu and Jeffie are both straight up adorable. While Tracey and I were hanging out with these big kittens on Sunday afternoon, they had a contest to see who could strike the cutest pose. This is Jeffie. He went first.

And here's his pose

Well done, Jeffie. That pose earned a purrfect cute score from the judges. Would Zulu be able to compete? Zulu looked at us like this.

And then, this happened

Another purrfect score!

The contest ended in a tie. 😸

Our adorable buddies Jeffie and Zulu are both waiting at PAWS to find their forever homes. Come meet them soon!
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September 29, 2018

Lizzie's Sunday Selfie

Our sweet friend Lizzie is still getting used to things at the shelter, but when we asked for volunteers for this week's Sunday selfie, look who raised her paw! Isn't she beautiful? 😸

Sadly, this lovable, bright-eyed senior finds herself at PAWS after her human had to go into a nursing home. During her short time here, Lizzie has rarely ventured out of her cage during "out time," instead preferring to stay within the security of its walls. But today, she showed us that things are going to be just fine. While we were spending time with her, this ladycat jumped out of her open cage, walked over to where I was sitting on the floor, rubbed against my knee, and laid down for an extended session of pets, scritches and purring. Happiness all around! 💖

Lizzie is about 14 years old, which means she qualifies for the PAWS Senior Pension Plan. Whoever is lucky enough to adopt her will get an amazing kitty with no adoption fee, and a free annual wellness exam, vaccinations and blood work analysis for the rest of her life. She's spayed, micro-chipped, current on her vaccinations, negative for FIV and FeLV and ready to find her happily ever after. Lizzie gets along well with other nice cats, but would be just as happy as your one and only. Looking for love? You've found it, and her name is Lizzie!

 We’re taking part in the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop, hosted by our pawsome buddies at The Cat on My Head. Be sure to visit their blog to see who else is hopping, and/or to join in on the fun!

September 26, 2018

A Home for Every Cat #RememberMeThursday

Thursday, September 27, is Remember Me Thursday, a special international event that shines a light on orphan pets, and the beauty and life-saving importance of pet adoption. To mark this special awareness day, we're sharing about something wonderful that happened on Sunday.

Patch, in February 2016
We like to think there's the right home for every cat that comes through the doors of PAWS. Sometimes, it takes a long time to find that home, but we all believe it's out there, somewhere. 

Some shelter cats get adopted quickly. These are most often the young, friendly and outgoing cats who deal well with being in new and unfamiliar places. But there are also cats who are older, or ones who are shy, scared and/or less outgoing with strangers. They may be wonderful, and love the humans with whom they are familiar (shelter staff and volunteers), but these kitties often don't show well and tend to get passed over time and again by potential adopters.

Young Patch, in early 2011
One such cat was volunteer favorite Patch, who first came to PAWS on May 28, 2010, when his human mom passed away. At that time, we wrote that, "The woman’s widower said, “…he didn’t want Patch and his mother around ‘because they were a reminder of his late wife.’" And if that wasn’t bad enough, whoever put Patch into the carrier to be brought to PAWS did so with such force that his back claws were torn. It’s no wonder that Patch was terrified of people when we first met him." (You can read one of our first posts about Patch here.)
Patch, from December 2015
With love and patient persistence from his volunteer friends, Patch learned that some humans were sources of good things. But after 8 1/3 years of watching other cats come and go, would he ever find his happily ever after? We're happy to report that the answer is YES. This past Sunday, Patch was adopted! And there wasn't a dry eye in the house. He is going to a home with experienced cat parents, who have promised to send us lots of photos and updates. He will be joining a senior gal kitty in the home as a companion. We know Patch will flourish with his mom and dad's love and a regular routine.

Patch and his new family, on September 23, 2018
 We are over the moon that Patch and his new parents made that special forever love connection. He's certainly one of the lucky ones. But every day, thousands of cats and dogs aren’t so fortunate. Through no fault of their own, they end up in shelters that are not able to give them the time they need to adjust, and many die while waiting for their forever homes. Please consider rescuing your next pet instead of shopping for one. You'll be saving that pet's life - and the life of the next one that can now be taken in by the shelter!

We're taking part in the special Remember Me Thursday Blog Hop, co-hosted by our pals at Lola the Rescued Cat, and Three Chatty Cats. Be sure to visit their blogs to see who else is hopping (or to join in)!