Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats

by Cat AdopTion Service Vetted since 2012

Hello Animal Lovers,

Although we are well past the new year, we wanted to let you know what an incredible year 2017 was for Cat AdopTion Service! As 2017 closed, our numbers were at record highs with 650 intakes and over 550 adoptions! It is hard to imagine we had a hand in saving so many cats and kittens, but it is all made possible by our amazing volunteers, foster families, and YOU- our wonderful donors! We are so appreciative of your continuing support. Without it, we wouldn't be able to reach so many sweet cats in need and help place them in loving homes. Although our high numbers make us happy about saving so many lives, there are still so many cats and kittens in foster care, with more kittens on the way. Help us continue our work, and also spread the word about the importance of spaying/neutering pets! Know a stray on your street? Call us or another animal rescue in your area for information and help. If the animal is too ferel, local groups can help to trap, neuter/spay and release it, or if it is friendly, it can be taken in and put up for adoption. If we all work together and do what we can to care for the animals around us, we can end the epidemic of homeless cats and dogs.

Thank you so much for all you do to help homeless cats!

Adorable family just rescued from Mexico.
Adorable family just rescued from Mexico.

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Hello and Happy Holidays!

We here at Cat AdopTion Service are wishing you well and hoping that you and yours are safe from the horrible fires. It is a difficult time for everyone in the region, humans and animals alike. We hope that during this season of giving, we can all stand together, perhaps reach a little deeper than usual into our pockets, and take care of each other and our animals. 

Here at CATS we have so many wonderful animals waiting to find their forever home. What a holiday gift it would be to any of them to go home with a caring, dedicated family! We have plenty of adorable kittens if you're looking for "stocking stuffers," and also many sweet adult cats, if you like to know what you're getting! As always, all of our cats come spayed/neutered, tested for FIV and FELV, thoroughly dewormed, and with up-to-date vaccines, flea treatment, and medical records. Batteries not included... or needed! Whether you are looking for a cat who is cuddly or playful, calm or a firecracker, we have the one for you! Since all of our cats spend significant time in foster care, we have a good idea what their personalities are like by the time they go up for adoption. 

If you are not able to add any more members to your family this holiday, please consider making a donation to help us cover the costs of continuing our rescue efforts throughout the region. Our adoption fees cover only a small portion of our expenses which include food, litter, kitten milk replacer, spay/neuter surgeries, flea meds, de-worming meds, vaccines, and extra medical treatments. Your monetary support is vital to our cause- without you we would not have the resources to keep our mission to end the homeless cat problem in San Diego and the surrounding region thriving. 

We are so grateful for your continuing support. From all of us here at San Diego Cat AdopTion Service, Happy Holidays! 

Mulan, rescued from hoarding case.
Mulan, rescued from hoarding case.

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This little guy was found in a wheel well!
This little guy was found in a wheel well!

Hello Cat AdopTion Service Supporters! 

I hope this fall season finds you and yours well. We at Cat AdopTion Service have had a busy and productive summer helping a wide array of kitties in need in our area. The list of situations we rescue our cats from ranges from certain shelters that have extremely high euthenasia rates, to the wheel well of someone's car, to Mexico! Sadly, the homeless kittens and cats just keep coming; a booming kitten season is continuing into September rather than slowing. As we all work to help as many cats as possible find loving homes, we depend on your support to help feed, vaccinate, provide medical care, and MOST importantly, spay and neuter our rescued cats and kittens. 

There is a very exciting opportunity coming up to make your gift go even further to help our cats. Thursday, October 6th is a Global Giving Bonus Day. Please consider making a donation on October 6th to help us earn a percentage of the $50,000 up for grabs. 

Thank you so much for everything you do to end the homeless animal crises. If everyone helps when they can, we can make such a huge difference in our world! Remember to always spay and neuter your pets, and make sure your neighbors, friends, and family do the same. 

Thank you for all your support. 

Bottle babies rescued from euthanasia list.
Bottle babies rescued from euthanasia list.

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Hello Wonderful Supporters,

I'm afraid that I have hard news to tell in this report. While Cat AdopTion Service (CATS) is doing all that it can, as always, to save the innocent cats and kittens of San Diego area, this spring has seen an explosion in the number of kittens. CATS and so many other rescue groups and shelters in the area are filled past capacity, while calls about stray kittens needing help are still coming in every day. Just recently, CATS agreed to take 8 more feral kittens to tame, treat, and prepare for adoption. We are struggling to find enough available foster parents to cuddle and care for these kittens along with so many already in foster homes. 

If you would like to become a foster parent, please contact Cat AdopTion Service or any local rescue group in your area! 

Most importantly, please help end the epidemic of homeless animals in the U.S. by spaying/neutering your pets, and making sure your family, friends, and neighbors do the same. If you know of strays living in your neighborhood, reach out to a group such as Feral Cat Coalition (FCC), who can give you the resources and info to trap, spay/neuter, and release those cats before they have countless more litters. Please consider that especially this time of year, stray mothers may already have kittens, so if you think this may be the case, ask CATS, FCC, or a local rescue group for advice on how to take care of mother and babies and when to spay the mother. Every year in the U.S., approximately 1.5 million companion animals are euthenized at shelters. 860,000 of them are cats. If we all practice responsibility for our own pets and also animals we see in our neighborhoods and around our places of work, together we can change this horrific statistic and end companion animal homelessness. 

Thank you for all you do to help the homeless cats of San Diego! Here are pictures of just a few of the 100 adorable kittens currently in rescue. 

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Welcome to 2017, animal lovers!

This time of year, we can all use a little extra TLC; at Cat AdopTion Service, the ones who need it in the most obivous ways are a whole new batch of tiny baby kittens! Our wonderful, devoted foster families are busy feeding, washing, cuddling and giving medical care to all of these precious charges. Of course, the care we give them is returned ten-fold in purrs, cuddles, and, when feeding time comes, a chorus of teensy meows. If you've ever had a kitten, or two, or ten, you recognize the joy that they bring into a house. 

While these helpless kittens are in clear need of care, they aren't the only ones. All of our animals need love, no matter their age. Many of our adult cats currently up for adoption have been with us awhile, patiently awaiting a forever home. So if you feel in need of some extra love in your life these days, remember one of the marvelous mysteries of being human is that the more we give tenderness and love, the more we are able to feel it for ourselves. Everything you do to help support our life-saving mission is a gift of love to the cats of San Diego County and to the world. As our newly-rescued kittens grow, they need vaccines, anti-worming medicines, flea and ear-mite prevention, litter, spay/neuter surgery, and a suprising amount of food! We rely on your generous donations to fund the purchase of these essentials so that our incredible foster parents can continue their vital role in our rescue operation. 

Thank you for all your support, and I hope you're off to a great start in the new year! 

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Cat AdopTion Service

Location: San Diego, CA - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.sdcats.org/​
Project Leader:
Rachel Loseke
San Diego, CA United States

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