Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats

by Cat AdopTion Service
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats
Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats

To Our Wonderful CATS supporters,

As we enter the holiday season during what most of us would consider an incredibly trying year, we here at CATS still have a lot to be thankful for.

We continue to see daily examples of humanity when it comes to our rescue kitties and that is what we will choose to focus on.  For each act of ‘bad” that we witness through rescue, we witness equally, if not more, acts of “good”.  A perfect example of this is the story of our abandoned mom and the subsequent adoption of all of her kittens.

Back in September a mom and her kittens were trapped in downtown Escondido.  Sadly, the momma cat had been abandoned by her previous owner.  He was a restaurant owner who lost his business during the COVID shutdowns and had to move away.  The fate of so many animals recently come from situations just like this during this difficult time---where people simply do not believe they can care for their pet any longer and discard them.  Luckily for CATS, we learned about this situation and sprang into action.  The kittens were all socialized and vetted and were put up for adoption. 

The first two females, Broadway and Valerie, were adopted by a retired teacher and will have a loving home together forever.  The third kitten, a boy named Smarty, went to a lovely family all his own.  Finally, the fourth kitten, Grand, went home with a couple that drove all the way from Las Vegas to San Diego to adopt him after falling in love with his picture online.

The momma cat is still in rescue learning to trust people and will be up for adoption soon.  Even though it is a sad reality that animals can be so easily discarded it is refreshing to know that out of this one bad act we witnessed 4 good acts proving that the good will always outweigh the bad.

So, as we close out this year we choose to end on a positive note.  Thankful for all the good out there in the world. The people who volunteer their time for CATS.  The wonderful adopters who see the potential in previously discarded animals.  The people who drive 5 hours to bring home their new family member.   Most of all, we are so thankful for all of you who donate to us and allow us to keep this rescue going each year so that we can continue to spread stories of good for all to hear. 

Happy Holidays from CATS,

Lauren Click and Elizabeth Tracey

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Hello to all of our wonderful CATS supporters.

We hope this update finds you all safe and in good health.

Covid-19 has made 2020 a very difficult rescue year for CATS Adoption Service.  However, despite all of the restrictions and shut downs we have still managed to rescue and rehome many cats in need.

This group of kittens is one example of our recent successes.  These 5 little guys were born to a feral mom in a wherehouse.  CATS was able to trap and fix mom and release her as well as socialize and vet all of her litter.  We are happy to report that all of the kittens have found their loving home!

Even though we are unable to do a lot of things we once did in an effort to get our cats adopted we have found new ways to make sure our CATS find their ways into loving homes.  We are happy that cats and kittens adopted during this time certainly brought a little bit of light into the lives of their new family during this time of darkness.

As always, we depend on wonderful donors such as you to keep our organization up and running.  Your generosity does not go unnoticed.  We appreciate your continued support and send each one of you our sincerest gratitude.

With Gratitude,


Elizabeth Tracey and Lauren Landini Click


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Hello to all of our CATS supporters,

I hope this email finds all of you and your families happy and healthy during this uncertain time.  I have decided to share a wonderful rescue story for everyone in the spirit of spreading positivity at a time we all could use some.

At the end of January, 3 black cats were found in a crate on the side of the road, discarded next to a field.  Luckily, they were spotted by a good samaritan on their way to work.  This same good samaritan agreed to foster this threesome while waiting for space to open up at our rescue organization.  During their time in foster they were provided all vaccinations, spayed and neutered and given clean bills of health.  

I am happy to report that once space opened up in rescue we were able to find all three of them a home...TOGETHER!  They only had to spend a month at our Escondido Petco facility before their forever family found them.  Their adoptive family had just bought a house and wanted to fill it with kitty love so the time for this trio was perfect.  Finding an adopter to take in one kitty is a challenge, two is rare and three is next to impossible!  We were thrilled that these three kitties, so easily discarded on the side of the road have found a great home and will live great lives.  They truly got the happy ending they deserved!

With gratitude,

Lauren Landini Click and Elizabeth Tracey


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Happy Holidays to all of our wonderful CATS supporters.


Another year has flown by and our rescue has been able to do some wonderful things! So far this year we have been able to rescue 550 cats and kittens, and find homes for 440 of them!  This is an incredible number for a private rescue that relies solely on the generosity of people like you.


Two of those lucky cats saved were Wiggy and Walter.  Wiggy and Walter are a bonded pair of adult cats that were surrendered to a high kill shelter by the owner's family when the owner had to go into a hospice care facility.  They were quickly rescued by us, vetted and put up for adoption.  We are happy to report that we were able to find a wonderful home for these two cats, together!  They will surely be enjoying the holidays this season with lots of love from their new family.


Although Wiggy and Walter have found their forever home we have many other cats still looking for their forever home.  There are even more cats waiting in shelters and out on the streets that still need rescuing.  Your continued donations allow us and our selfless volunteers the ability to save these wonderful creatures.  For that we sincerely thank you and wish all a very happy holiday!


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Dear CATS Supporters,

It has been a difficult few months for CATS rescue. We have been hit with several cases of Feline panleukopenia, also refered to as panleuk. Panleuk is a highly contagious viral disease of cats caused by the feline parvovirus. Kittens are most severely affected by the virus Because the FP virus is everywhere in the environment, virtually all kittens and cats are exposed to the virus at some point in their lives. While cats of any age may be infected with the feline parvovirus that causes FP, young kittens, sick cats, and unvaccinated cats are most susceptible.

We have had 3 rescued families this year affected by Panleuk. The most recent family, a mom and her four kittens, were pulled from a high-kill shelter in San Bernadino at the end of May. A short time after arriving in San Diego the first kitten was diagnosed with Panleuk. We unfortunatly lost two of the kittens. However, the mom and the remaining two kittens fought to survive in the hospital for weeks. Three weeks and some massive medical bills to the tune of $8,800 later, we are happy to report that they have survived! Not only have they survived but they were adopted into wonderful loving homes, the two kittens by their foster family and mom by another family. All are thriving.

CATS rescue prides themselves on never turning away a cat in need of help. Many rescues would never have taken on cases such as these as the expenses are too great. We put everything we possibly can into each cat or kitten we rescue and often times we are rewarded with little miracles which makes it all worthwhile.

Thank you for your continued support. We could not do what we do without every one of you who continues to donate.


With Gratitude,


CATS Adopt Service


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Cat AdopTion Service

Location: Escondido, CA - USA
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Rachel Loseke
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