May 31, 2014

Mommy Cat Mushka's Photo Shoot

Pretty and petite mommy cat Mushka is new at PAWS, but she's already shown herself to be gentle, loving and sweet.

Her kittens have all been adopted, and now she's waiting to find her very own happily-ever-after (and getting lots of love and attention from the shelter volunteers and staff in the meantime). :)

Mushka is about three years old, micro-chipped and spayed (as you can see by her shaved belly).  She is up-to-date on her vaccinations.  She has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

 Come meet Mushka today!

May 28, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Jeter

Adorable Jeter is a total lovebug. He loves a good snuggle and (as you can see) enjoys a nice belly rub. :)

Jeter is about three years old, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on his vaccinations. He's tested negative for FIV and FeLV. And he's looking for his new forever best friend. Could that be you?

May 23, 2014

FURever Home Friday!

Hooray!  It's FURever Home Friday!  And we have some HUGE adoption news to report!

Do you remember our recent post about beautiful, shy and sweet house panther Mercedes, who had been at the shelter for more than five years?  Well, guess what?  She's been adopted!  But wait ... there's more.  Mercedes was adopted together with Cameron, another sweet adult black cat! :)

Mercedes has been adopted, together with Cameron!

In other really big adoption news, pretty Patches (she's the calico kitty with her eyes closed in our blog header) also found her own happily ever after!


And handsome, snuggly Dexter found a new family, too!


Here's the full list of all of the most recent PAWS graduates:

Madison and Magic (together)
Mango and Marley (together)
Mercedes and Cameron (together)
Two Do and Breezy (together)

To all of the adoptees: Have a great life, dear friends.  We will love you always, and are so happy for you and your new families!


And to close out the post, here's a happy tail (tale) about our pal Kipper, from his mom:

Kipper is doing great and we love him! He adapted very quickly and had a pretty seamless transition. He eats very well and always uses his litterbox, so we haven't had any issues at all. He's a wonderful addition and a wonderful cat, and has made himself right at home. Now that the weather is nice and the windows are open, he finds himself sunbathing in the windowsill for hours on end - I snapped a pic of him this afternoon - see below!  Please be in touch with any other questions, and I'll try to send some more pictures of him lounging like a true gentleman! - Sarah

Yay for Kipper!
 Have a great weekend, everybody! :)

May 21, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

As gray and white tuxedo Sparky looks on, Freddie makes a hostile takeover bid for the coveted window hammock being occupied by (Sparky's brother) Shadow.

Shadow says, "No!"

We're happy to report this little tiff didn't escalate any further, and happiness was once again restored to the PAWS volunteer kitchen. :)

Happy Wednesday, everybody!

May 18, 2014

Easy Like Sunday - Telepathy Style

They say great minds think alike. Adoptable kitties Snickers and Khal may live in different rooms at PAWS... 

...but it looks like they've got the same idea about how to spend their respective Sundays.

 Here's hoping YOUR Sunday is easy as the one being enjoyed by these two cuties! :)

May 14, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Tammikuu

Found as a stray, our super handsome friend Tammikuu (his name is Finnish, for "January") is thankful to be waiting safely at PAWS for a new forever home.

As you can see, he's a patient and wonderful model. 

He's also sweet, gentle and playful.

Tammikuu is about four years old, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all his vaccinations. He has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

He's available for adoption, and waiting to meet you :)

May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day! :)

"Motherhood: All love begins and ends there." - Robert Browning

To Mom Tracey, and all moms everywhere ... Happy Mother's Day!

(Pictured, clockwise from upper left: Angel Bitsy, Zoe, Moosey, Gracie, Angel Maggie, Angel Graphite, Angel Sammy and Angel Lady Madonna)

May 9, 2014

Adorable and Adoptable Andrew

Just look at that smile.

This is our friend Andrew (also known as "Hobo," since he was found as a stray).  In case you're wondering if he's as sweet, snuggly and friendly as he looks, the answer is an unequivocal YES.  This gentle and easygoing mancat loves people and cats alike (not to mention HUGS), and he's quickly become a favorite of the shelter volunteers. :)

Andrew is about 4 years old, neutered, and up to date on all his vaccinations.  He has tested positive for the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), but is currently asymptomatic.  It's very important to keep in mind that, "...FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration, (although) they do take special care in terms of monitoring them for signs of infection and they do have a tendency to have bad dental disease." (source: Best Friends Animal Society)

Andrew is waiting to dazzle you with his sparkling personality, and his smile (which is even cuter in person).  Come meet him today, and fall in love! :)

To see more pictures of Andrew, be sure to visit our friend and fellow volunteer Maggie's awesome blog, Sundays at the Shelter.

May 5, 2014

Happy Cinco de Mayo! :)

Happy Cinco de Mayo (or maybe we should say Cinco de MEOW-YO) from Moosey, Gracie and Zoe, and all of us here at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life!  Catnip Meow-garitas, anyone?

May 2, 2014

Sweet Mercedes

Beautiful Mercedes has been at PAWS for five years, making her one of the shelter's longest-term residents.

She's sweet and gentle, and loves other kitties, catnip and sunpuddles.


Now all this gorgeous house panther needs is a nice, quiet forever home, with a person to call her very own.

Mercedes is about 6 1/2 years old, spayed, up to date on all of her vaccinations, and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.