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ONLINE MEMORIAL FOR SPARKLE THE DESIGNER CAT

TODAY (Friday, August 29) THROUGH MONDAY (September 1) is the online memorial for our dear friend, Sparkle the Designer Cat. Please click here, or on the badge at the top of our sidebar, to visit, and to be a part of the commentathon to celebrate her life, and to benefit Tabby's Place.

August 29, 2014

FURever Home Friday! :)


Can you believe the end of August is upon us?  It feels like this summer has absolutely flown by.  And when we looked back at our posts, we realized that it's been two months (YIKES!) since we last shared a PAWS adoption update.  So, without further delay, it's time for another edition of FURever Home Friday!

We're very excited to report that LOTS of PAWS kitties found forever homes in July and August.  The adoption rate for August has been one kitty per day!  And July wasn't far behind, in case you're wondering.  And even though summer is the height of "kitten season," there were also more than a few adult cat adoptions included the mix, including Mercury and Gizmo!


Here's the long, long list of graduates for July and August (in alphabetical order):

Alice
Anora
Baron Von Gutenkatze
Bastet
Berta and Theo (together)
Bullseye
Cheezit
Chino
Chip
Cleo
Czar and Khan
Dame Edna
Dani (from Foster)
Dorian and Jennifer (together)
Eva
Gizmo
Jax and Noggin (together)
Julia
Kanga and Winnie (from foster)
Kiddo and Squirt (together)
Lady Tubbington
Lentil
Leyla
Lilith
Lucille
Mercury
Merlot
Mr. Stubbs, Butterfly and Popcorn (together)
Nefertiti
Nemo
Oliver and Twist (together)
Opie
Princess
Quinn (from foster)
Quinoa and Amaranth (together)
Rotini
Stromboli
Sweetie Pie (from foster)
Twerk and Kiwi (together)
Weasley

And finally, here's a "happy tail" (with pictures!) from PAWS alum Jasper's mom.


"Jasper is doing great! He has been a perfect addition to our family and he has the most wonderful personality. The children adore him and he gets along well with our pets."


"He is very playful, sometimes tackling our other cat while she sleeps. He has lost his extra weight and looks great! No problems with the liter box or food. Thank you for everything!!! We love him!!"

Have a great weekend, everybody!

August 25, 2014

Tuxedo Tuesday (X2) - Opt to Adopt

Fresh from their foster home, handsome tuxedo brothers Aiden and Joshua are two of the newest PAWS residents. Their foster family reports that these little guys are friendly, sweet, and ready to be adopted together.


Aiden and Joshua were found living in an outdoor colony. After they were caught, it quickly became clear that they were WAY too friendly to live a short, uncertain life outside in a colony. Here's what their foster mom (who took the pictures that accompany this post) had to say about these cuties:

Pick them up and they start purring and making "air muffins." They love playing together, but are also happy to hang with you one-on-one. While they were with us, they enjoyed exploring all corners of our home and don't hide at all. They happily interacted with the resident cats (even when the resident cats didn't quite feel the same way). Aiden gives head butts, and when it’s nap time he can often be found under the covers with just his head peeking out. They both love all toys but feather and string toys are their purr-sonal favorites!


Aiden and Joshua are about four months old, neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and have received their first distemper shots. They have tested negative for FIV and FeLV.  In short ... they're ready to pack their toys and go home with you!  And just in case you need extra incentive to adopt this pair, how about lower adoption fees and a whole lot of goodies when you do (The PAWS Kitten Shower runs now through September 16)?

 

August 24, 2014

Easy Like Sunday - Elvira :)

Our sweet and adoptable buddy, Elvira, is spending most of her Sunday doing some serious relaxamicating. And in case you're wondering, she really IS this adorable in person!


Maybe you could use a new best friend to teach you the fine art of taking it easy? :)

Elvira is about 6 years old, spayed, micro-chipped, and up to date on all her vaccinations. She gets along with some other cats, and would do best in a quieter home.  She has tested negative for FIV and FeLV.

August 22, 2014

A Life Well Lived - Fly Free, Sparkle

Photo courtesy of Sparklecat.com
Yesterday, the cat blogging world lost one of its brightest stars, when Sparkle the Designer Cat passed away at age 11.  Her wit and wisdom - so richly evident in her books and through her amazing social media presence - were unmatched, and she was an inspiration and a true and supportive friend.  Sparkle's greatest legacy will most certainly be her compassionate and tireless efforts on behalf of shelters and rescues, and for feral and homeless cats all over the world - even at PAWS, where she and her human recently sponsored three cats (Patch, Sweet Pea and Oreo) who are waiting for their forever homes.

Fly free, Sparkle.  You are truly one in a million, dear friend, and we will love and miss you always.  Thank you for all you have been to those of us fortunate enough to have known you, and for all that you will continue to be for so many.

If you'd like to express condolences to Sparkle's family, please visit her blog here.

August 20, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Creamsicle

Our handsome, adoptable pal Creamsicle was the first to try out our new "Bird Catcher Pro" interactive cat toy.


We had a very spirited play session, and Creamsicle seemed excited to see something pretty close to 3-D Bird TV, right inside Cat Room 3!  As you can see from this collage, Creamsicle gives this toy an enthusiastic two paws up. :)

August 16, 2014

It's Raining Kittens!

It's been a mighty busy "kitten season" in our area.  As you might guess, that means PAWS is bursting at the seams with adorable babies waiting to find loving forever homes.  In hopes of helping these little ones find their happily ever afters as soon as possible (not to mention freeing up cage space so that we're able to take in more homeless cats), PAWS is holding a month-long Kitten Shower now through September 16.


The event features reduced adoption rates if you adopt a pair of kittens ($125 for both), or an even better rate if you adopt one kitten and one adult at ($100 for both).  There will also be a raffle, surprises, refreshments and free gifts for adopters.  Oh, and of course ... LOTS of sweet, silly and beautiful KITTENS of every size, shape and color. :)


The Kitten Shower kicks off this weekend.  Click here for all the details!

August 13, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Gracie and Zoe


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A little pre-dinner fun, compliments of our very own Gracie and Zoe.  In the video, Zoe's first out of the chute, but Gracie doesn't play games when it comes to her wet food. Be sure to turn up the sound for extra giggles, and enjoy the show. *



* If the video doesn't play for you here, you can also check it out on YouTube.

August 10, 2014

Easy LIke Sunday - Snickers :)

Our gentle, beautiful and adoptable friend Snickers has decided to spend her Sunday in this nice, snuggly kitty bed.


 If you look behind her, and to the right, there's still some room in that other bed.  So ... who wants to join in on some rest and relaxation? :)

Happy Sunday, everybody!

August 6, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday :)

Check out our spunky little pal, Noname (pron.: No-nah-may), totally owning this cat tree. :) 


This pretty girl was found as a stray, and is about 6 months old.


She's friendly, playful, and full of energy. Noname is spayed, micro-chipped, and up-to-date on all of her vaccinations. She has tested negative for FeLV and FIV. And she's even cuter in person (come see for yourself)! :)

August 3, 2014

Easy Like Sunday

We hope your Sunday is as relaxing as the one being enjoyed by the PAWS cats.  Here are three of them - Brian, Lt. Uhura and Roger - who have already staked claim to their favorite lounging spots...

Roger
Lt. Uhura
Brian
Happy Sunday, everyone! :)