Homes for Paws: Loving homes for homeless cats

by Cat AdopTion Service
Lynwood
Lynwood

Hello dear supporters, and happy 2016 from all of us at San Diego Cat AdopTion Service (CATS)! 

It is hard to believe another year has passed. 2015 was a very productive year for CATS. All in all we took in 620 cats and found permanent, loving homes for 550 cats. Making the difference in the lives of that many wonderful animals takes a huge amount of time, care, and resources. As a supporter, your donation helped make it possible! We rely largely on monetary donations from supporters like you to make up our budget each year; your donation pays for food, litter, medical supplies, vaccines, vet care, and perhaps most importantly- spay/neuter surgeries. No one in our organization is paid- we rely soley on our huge team of amazing and dedicated volunteers! Whether they foster kittens or cats, work at our in-store adoption facilities, or participate in trap/neuter/release activities, all of our volunteers do what they do because they love cats and want to end the suffering of countless abandoned animals. We know you care about cats the same way, which is why you give. You can also contribute by talking to your neighbors, friends, and coworkers about spaying/neutering their pets! A world with no homeless animals is possible if everyone is responsible for "fixing" their pets, so please share what you know! 

One of the many precious lives we saved this year is Lynwood, a very sweet kitty who was dumped in an alley by his owners and started approaching strangers, begging for help. As a young and friendly kitten, he had no "street smarts," and surely would not have survived for long. However a compassionate stranger called CATS and we were able to send volunteers to rescue Lynwood. He is now vetted, and healing from a few scratches in a loving foster home. Soon he will find a forever family and start a new and wonderful life. 

Thank you again for making 2015 a successful year at San Diego Cat AdopTion Service! We appreciate your support and hope you will continue to consider us and the homeless cats of San Diego County in the new year! 

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Wendy
Wendy

Hello Wonderful Supporters,

Today I want to tell you a simple story about what we do everyday and how anyone can change a life! 

Wendy, the beautiful tabby, got her name from the place she was found- you got it, a Wendy's parking lot! Cat Adoption Service got a call about her from a woman who noticed her several times when she visited Wendy's on her way home from work. One of our volunteers set up a trap and after several days, we finally caught her. However, something was different- she looked much skinnier. The volunteer surmised that she might have been pregnant and had given birth. After a search of the bushes around the restaurant, the precious and healthy newborn litter was found! We took the whole family into rescue, where they are now thriving in a foster home! 

Mother cat Wendy is partially feral from a life on the street, so she will need a special home. Her kittens, however, are people-loving and will be up for adoption soon! 

If you've seen a cat you think may be stray, find out more about it and call a rescue! And remember, spay and neuter your pets and spread the word about the importance of spay/neuter and responsible pet ownership. Together, we can make a world where no animal is homeless!

Newborn litter
Newborn litter
The whole family
The whole family
Happy kitten
Happy kitten

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Mother Tararyen
Mother Tararyen

Summer is a busy kitten season which means rescue groups have to work double time to save as many lives as possible. It can feel overwhelming at times, but the stories of happy endings make it all worth it for us at Cat AdopTion Service! This beautiful family was pulled from a filthy, high-kill shelter in LA several months ago. The shelter is over-crowded and under-staffed and this family had untreated upper respiratory infections. Sadly, one of the babies was so sick with pneumonia that he died a few days after transport, and a second kitten, Stark, was critically ill and hospitalized. Our foster mom, Elizabeth, took excellent care of the family and eagerly awaited good news on baby Stark. It was up and down with his recovery for weeks. Finally, after a long hospital stay and excellent vet care, Stark was able to return to his mom and adorable brother. Fortunately, thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, his other siblings Dorthraki and Lanister have already been adopted. Tararyen, (the stunning Siamese mother), Stark, and his brother Baratheon are all looking for loving homes. Many of our rescue cats have sad beginnings, but thankfully with the help of our dedicated network of volunteers and fosters, we are able to give them happy endings. 

Please help spread awareness about the plight of stray animals and the importance of spay/neuter. And encourage everyone you know who is interested in a companion animal to adopt!

Thank you for all your support!

CATS

Brother Baratheon
Brother Baratheon
Baby Stark
Baby Stark
The family
The family

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Noey and Nia
Noey and Nia

Dear SD CATS supporter,

Spring is a time for kittens, lots of them! And while we here at Cat Adoption Service have our hands full with new kittens, we have also had some very special adolescents sent our way this spring.

Noey and his sister Nia (10 months) were thrown onto the street to fend for themselves when their owner moved away. In his time on the street, Noey suffered an injury to his leg, which was severely smashed, broken in three places. When we rescued him, the injury was approximately 4 weeks old and he needed major surgery to add a bone plate and stabilize the leg. This sweet loving boy deserved no less than a second chance at life so of course we paid to have the surgery done. The surgeon said the surgery appears sucessfull and with the right care and physical therapy, Noey should gain back good mobility in his leg and be ready for a new loving home and second chance at a good life. 

At San Diego Cat Adoption Service, we are constantly working to give second chances to as many cats as we can; cats that have been discarded by their owners, or ignored and left to multiply by unaware people. We know you care about ending homelessness for cats. Make sure you spay or neuter your pets, and educate your friends, neighbors, even strangers about the importance of spay/neuter for all pets! It's easy to make a difference. If you have questions about how to help stray cats you know of in your neighborhood, check out the information on our website about us and about other groups, such as the Feral Cat Coalition. 

In addition to helping through spreading the word, we really appreciate (and depend on) your donations! There is a great giving opportunity coming up! Global Giving has $75,000 available in matching funds for a bonus day, which will be May 13. On May 13th, between 6 am and 9 pm Pacific time, all donations up to $1000 will be matched at a percentage determined by how much money is raised that day. If you are a recurring donor, or a sometime donor, please mark your calendar for May 13th; giving then will mean your dollar goes further to help us and the kitties! 

Thank you again for all you do to help homeless cats! Have a beautiful spring!

On the mend
On the mend

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Barney
Barney

Hello dear supporters! Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and in honor of it, here is the story of two very sweet kitties who lived happily ever after! At San Diego Cat Adoption Service, many of our rescued cats come from area animal shelters, where they are running out of time to live. 

Several months ago, we received a request to rescue Fred from an area shelter. While planning his rescue, we discovered that he had a brother and made the decision to take both. Fred and Barney were pulled from the shelter on their last day to live. We soon discovered that the 8 month old pair were very bonded. Barney (short hair) is an outgoing and bossy explorer, while Fred is a laid-back lap kitty. They sleep together, follow each other everywhere and both seem to be lost if they get too far away from each other. We insisted this pair of brothers go home together, and after 4 months in rescue, they found a wonderful home in Carlsbad! These two sweeties deserve the wonderful life they will now have. Their new parents are thrilled to have them in their lives. 

Hope this story warmed your heart for Valentine's Day! We want to thank you for all you do to show your love for the homeless and helpless cats of the San Diego area. Without your generous support and donations, we could not do what we love to do- save cats from suffering and misery and offer them love, care and a happy, safe life! 

The Buddies
The Buddies
Fred
Fred

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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