It's like adoption, but we hold on to your cat for you!
It may be that for the moment, you are unable to take in a cat, but you may still want to have an animal in your life! There are many cats who can benefit from the caring and generousity of their sponsors. For less than 75 cents a day, just $22.00 a month, you can sponsor your very own cat. We will send you your cat's story and picture, and will update you periodically on her progress. Below, you will find listed some of our longer term residents who are in most need of sponsorship. However, you may choose to sponsor any of our cats if you have fallen helplessly in love with her (him).. :)
A BIG THANKS to our wonderful sponsors, present and past, without whom none of this work would be possible:
- Samaa Ali
- Eleanor Anstruthers
- Cristina Coteanu
- Susan Freedman
- Marie Alberga Galati
- Bernie Green
- Lauren Morley
- Sue Nuess
- Eileen and Sarah Powell
- Heather Rose
- Shanna Ruetz
Annabelle (Female, Born - September 2008): Annabelle is a gorgeous long and lean tabby girl who is still very much a kitten. She is very sociable and always chooses to be around people - she enjoys being part of the family. Annabelle loves to drink from a running tap and she seems to be teaching some of the other cats to do as well! She loves to have a fuss made of her and is happy to be endlessly scratched. She gets on with other cats and so is very likely to be good choice to go to home to fit with another cat.
Annabelle is sponsored by Lauren Morley. Thanks Lauren!
Bear (Male, Born - May 1, 2007): Bear is a handsome big boy, yet he is very gentle with the other cats. He's happy to just hang out and watch the goings on. He enjoys attention and being scratched. Slowly, slowly, cats like Bear become more confident and friendly but there are always other cats who rush up to potential adopters people who get adopted first.
Bear is sponsored by Dale Lipson. Thanks Dale!
A message from Dale:
"Happy to help. I have 7 cats at home so I can't take in any new ones, but I can sponsor, and send my love and thanks!"
Bonnie (Female, Born - April 2009): Bonnie and Clyde came to our shelter as a adults and together. They get on well together but don't always choose to spend time together as a closely bonded pair - they don't necessarily choose to sleep together. Bonnie is a beautiful looking cat but she doesn't readily come to people. She will let you stroke her, and she appears to quite enjoy it, but she still is scared of any more invasive contact - you couldn't pick her up, for example. She is a quiet cat who just hangs out, seemingly quite content. She gets on with the other cats. Life is very traumatic for cats like Bonnie when drastic changes are made in their lives. Sometimes they surprise us and become more used to people and more friendly. In the meantime she is waiting for a home where she is allowed to simply hang out and is not be expected to do lap sitting duties!
Bougie (Female, Born - 2007): Bougie is another of our quiet and friendly cats who just hang out in our shelter - warm and well fed and without stress. Bougie is happy with attention but doesn't seek it. She does love to be with Polly - they are such devoted friends who love to snuggle together. It is very gratifying and heart warming to see them together. We hope one day someone will see how lovely these two cats are and adopt them but until then, they are living happily in our shelter and with your help can continue to do so.
Bougie is sponsored by Lauren. Thanks Lauren!
Cinder (Female, Born - April 26, 2010): Cinder is a gorgeous black cat with most striking eyes. She's a friendly soul who will roll over for you to scratch but then she decides she has had enough. She is a dominant cat with a mind of her own who needs to be an only cat in a home. We hope she finds a home as she is a spunky cat but she wants all your attention - no sharing you with others cats! For this reason, finding her a suitable home is slow but we're sure someone will fall in love with her eventually.
Cinder is sponsored by Bernie Green. Thanks Bernie!
Cornelli (Female, Born - February 2011): This pretty dilute calico cat is very friendly and is a great purring machine! She has a lovely nature and would make a good companion for another cat or would be happy to have your sole attention and love.
DUKE & GUS
Duke and Guss (Males, Born - Aug 2009): Handsome with their gleaming, silky black fur but always hiding like this, they are brothers who love each other's company but have never been able lose their fear of people. Guss (or it might be Duke) has just started to come towards people but still chooses to stay just out of reach. Progress is there, but it's slow.
Esso, DOB May, 2010. Esso has been hanging out in out shelter for quite some time. He was so named as he was found homeless in an Esso gas station – not a very safe or happy place for a lone cat to be. We presume he must have had a home once as he has lost an eye and had obviously been treated by a vet. Esso is happy in the shelter and he gets on well with the other cats but doesn't seek human attention. However, gradually Esso has become used to us and will now allow himself to be stroked. He is an agreeable cat who does not ever demand anything other safety, warmth and food. Perhaps one day he will find a home where he is allowed to slowly get to know his forever people.
Inky (Female, Born - 2009): Inky is a very sweet black cat with beautiful orange eyes. She has a lovely nature but has been held back from being adopted by persistent digestive problems. She spent many months at the vet's while they tried to work out a diet that she could tolerate but we never found one and she is left with a chronic digestive problem. At this point she is really not adoptable. Strangely enough, she seems to remain a happy cat and gets to visit with her buddy, Noir, who is always by her side.
Jack (Male, Born - September 08, 2008): Jack has been in the shelter for quite sometime. He is a very sociable cat and loves to wander the shelter.
Lily (Female, Born - 2007) At five years old, Lily is one of our eldest cats at the moment. She has been with us for a long time. She's a pretty cat with cute little points on her ears and a lovely face. She has a nice nature but doesn't ever approach people, so she has never been in any prospective adopter's sight.
Lily is sponsored by Lisa Shanta. Thanks Lisa!
Mandy (Female, Born - June 2008): Mandy came in pregnant and gave birth to 5 kittens who have long since been adopted. She is very pretty, immaculate with her black and white colouring. She is content to watch everything that goes on from her resting place. She never quarrels with the other cats. She will let you stroke her but really is still not able to relax and enjoy a good under the chin scratch.
Mouse (Male, Born - October 14, 2010) Mouse is a young cat who was born in the shelter. He is a very nice cat who is always around, especially if there is food in smelling distance - he loves to eat, but is lovely and slim. He's a very busy cat. Mouse is waiting for his forever home but it has to be just the right one with the company of other cats as it seems he feels lonely and misses other cats.
Mouse is sponsored by Eileen and Sarah Powell. Thanks Eileen and Sarah!
Noir (Male, Born - 2004): Noir is Inky's friend and has never been adopted as he pined for Inky when they were apart. Noir has always chosen to be with Inky if he could, despite having to spend time caged with her - this is strange as they are not siblings. Noir is friendly but tends to always remain in the background, only coming out when the hustle and bustle of human activity lessens and that nasty noisy vacuum cleaner goes away!
PC (Male, Born - Apr, 2006): What a strikingly handsome fellow PC is. You would expect PC to be a big brave and confident cat but he's not. We have never been able to get near enough to start petting him, as he still chooses to run away. He will however come and get treats if they are not too close to you. Maybe one day, he'll realise that he need not be scared - there is more profit in being friendly when you're a cat. Until then, he will enjoy the safety of our shelter.
PC is sponsored by Christina Coteanu. Thanks Diane!
A message for PC from his sponsor Christina: "I had a lovely "daughter" kitty named PC and it's not a common name, so I choose you so that her legacy can live on! You are so handsome too - lot's of xoxoxo's C&P"
Pepper: (Female, Born - January 2007) You will see Pepper on our adoption page. She came in with her kittens three years ago. She has a warm and friendly demeanor, is very sociable and interested in what is going on but, alas for her, she has never pushed her way to the front with a 'take me' attitude. She 'enjoys' food and has become rather 'portly!'
Pepper is sponsored by Shanna Ruetz. Thanks Shana!
Polly (Female, Born - 2005): Polly is a very prettily marked, small cat. She is an amazingly agreeable cat; She plays quietly with the other cats, waits her turn to eat and is never quarrelsome or grouchy. She is a patient, friendly soul and she loves it when someone takes notice of her. Polly has had a rough start to her young life. She was rescued after having had kittens whom she hid in an old sofa for safety. We'd love for her to find a home - something she's waited a long time for as she is not one to push herself to the front of the line when visitors come. Polly has a BF ('best friend') Bougie. Polly and Bougie adore each other and would like to be BFF's ('best friends forever'). She is a sweetheart and we hope she finds a home with Bougie. Until such time, please consider sponsoring Polly to help us continue to provide her with a home in our shelter.
Rascal (Male, Born - March 2008): We often wonder why some cats are chosen to be adopted and some remain with us. Rascal is one of those cats - he has been with us for quite some time and he's a nice boy. He is a handsome, long haired ginger and white cat. He was named Rascal as he is a bit of a rascal. For a long while he really didn't like to be stroked. He would let you approach him only to run away at the last moment. He has now learned to enjoy being stroked, but still needs to be approached slowly. One of Rascal's favourite spots is in the kitchen, on top of the refrigerator, where he is able to survey everything that's going on.
Rascal is sponsored by Lisa Shantz. Thanks Lisa!
A message from Lisa: "Bless all these little kitties!!!"
Robbie and Jack are siblings, they are so alike that they could be twins. Robbie is very sociable cat who likes to around people. He is affectionate and playful. He gets on well with all the other cats. Unfortunately, Robbie sprays to mark his territory. He may do this as a response to the competition from the many other cats who roam free in our shelter. In a home, without other cats or perhaps even with his brother, hopefully, he may not feel the need to mark his territory but we will never know unless some kind person is willing to take him home and give him a chance. It is a shame as Robbie is a very sweet natured young cat.
Shiloh (Male, Born - April 15, 2009): You won't find this elegant grey cat on our 'for adoption' page as he is still very shy and stays in hiding until he thinks the coast is clear. Considering he came to us as a kitten, this is very unusual and happily we are at last beginning to see him coming out more often and not running to hide so quickly. Maybe one day he will start to really trust us, but until then he remains one of our 'long term' residents.
Shiloh is sponsored by Samaa Ali. Thanks Samaa!
Smokey (Male, Born - May 2007): Smokey is the brother of Bear who is on our adoption web page. Smokey is a very handsome cat as you can see but only comes out when the place is very quiet.
Smokey is sponsored by Bernie Green. Thanks Bernie!
Socks is a very pretty, and an amiable, nice natured cat with a very loud purr. She has amazing long white whiskers and, yes - white socks. She is a gentle, quiet cat who has not enjoyed the best of health. She tests positive for FeLV (the Feline leukemia virus.) Recently, she has had to have some teeth removed and treatments for sore gums but they have healed nicely and she is eating well and has put on some weight. She is obviously feeling a whole lot better and gets quite anxious when wet food appears and looks for her turn to eat. She likes people and is a very friendly easy cat. She likes to be stroked and will come up to you and brush against your leg asking for attention. She gets on well with all the other cats. She would so enjoy a home where she is loved.
Sophie (Female, Born - Sept 2006): This is another sweetheart who won't come out of her hiding place. She will allow you to stroke her, never bites or scratches but just moves out of your way as soon as possible.
Sophie is sponsored by Susan Freedman. Sophie's sponsorship is Susan's Bat-Mitzva gift. Thanks Susan!
Tisha (Female, Born - December 2004): Affectionately known as Granny. She loves one of our volunteers and will sit on her lap and purr and purr. She likes others and allows you to stroke her but may suddenly get frightened and wop you with her paw.
Tisha is sponsored by Sue Nuess. Thanks Sue!
Willow (Female, Born - April 2011): Willow is the sweet sister of Jackson. They look very similar both having soft white fur and a few patches of grey. Willow is a very affectionate cat who she loves attention. She is happy to sit on your lap but usually does not stay long, something will attract her attention that needs investigating. She is a happy soul – content just to hang our where she is loved. Unfortunately, like Jackson, she has persistent loose stools. All stool tests have been negative for infection and we presume that this is inherited problem. She is always clean and always uses the litter box. As for Jackson, we feel if she is kept on a digestive comfort food, her problem may resolve somewhat. She is such a nice cat – it seems a shame that this problem has stopped her finding a home. We would love her to find a home where if her loose stools do persist she is still accepted.
Winnie (Female, Born - 2006): Winnie used to be very shy but is much more confident now. She is always to be found watching what is going on but she doesn't join in. She is strikingly marked with pristine black and white fur, but those eyes! Who wouldn't fall in love with those eyes? Despite that and the fact that she is a nice quiet cat, she still awaits a forever home. Your sponsorship give Winnie the time to find the "just right" home for her!
Winnie is now sponsored - our thanks to her sponsor!
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