We’re taking a break this week from Pet of the Week (I mean, they’re all pretty much pets of the week, right?) because we’ve got some really exciting news. This year, we are participating our very first Race for the Rescues! If you don’t know what that is, it’s an annual fundraising event that benefits all sorts of rescue groups in the Los Angeles area. It benefits dogs, cats and even horses!
We have a very lofty goal of $25,000. With that money, we could help SO MANY shelter and stray animals (sorry – no horses). It would help cover the cost of medical care, spay/neuter surgeries and even a transport van to help with our TNR efforts.
If you’d like to donate something, we’d greatly appreciate. Just click the link below. Any amount, even $1, puts us one step closer to our goal.
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This week, our pets of the week are Dot and Cece. Why petS? Dot and Cece are sisters and we couldn’t choose one over the other! We’re not monsters over here…
Dot and Cece came into the shelter when they were just a couple of days old with another sister and a brother. Since bottle babies are a lot of work, they were split between two fosters and they’ve been together ever since. Because they’ve been with humans since they were so young, they’re very comfortable with people. In fact, they are EXTREMELY loving with their foster mom.
They have been in foster care for almost 5 months and we just can’t understand why. They’re the cutest little cow kitties around. And while our hope is to keep them together, we are willing to split them up if necessary. We just want them to find good homes.
They are both fully vaccinated, microchipped and spayed. Let us know if you’d like to meet them!
We decided that we’re going to highlight a new pet every week here. This week, it’s Larry!
Larry was found with his two sisters in a parking lot in Los Angeles. They. Were. A. Mess. They were all living in car engines which is, obviously, not good. The women who called us about them were frantically checking under hoods every morning to make sure that when the neighbors started their cars, there wasn’t a kitten in there. It wasn’t a good time for anyone involved. Eventually, they were all caught and put into foster care and their mom was spayed and returned.
Because they were about 8 weeks old when they were rescued, Larry and his sisters were extremely timid. They’d hiss and run if you approached them at all. The one thing that brought them out – food. So we were able to pet them while they ate which helps them associate petting (which they hated) with eating (which they loved). It was a slow process. Eventually, we decided to split them up because feral kittens do better when they’re on their own. If they stay together, they can hold each other back because they feed of each other’s fears.
Fast forward to today. Larry has made a complete turnaround. He’s still a little skittish of strangers, but he is the most loving cat. Ever. He just wants to be with his foster parents and snuggle. He even comes when you call him! He’s going to bond with his adopter like Jacob to Renesmee. 😉
He’s fully vaccinated, microchipped, flea treated and neutered. He’s ready to spread his wings and fly! He’s being fostered in Santa Monica, so let us know if you’d like to meet him. You won’t be disappointed.