Tuesday, July 26, 2016

patriot kittens

Last Thursday mom stopped at the adoption center to get some things and saw a pair of cuties that needed to go into foster. Since the boys were going for surgery on Friday and the girls were planned to go this week, mom said she would take the little ones. A lady had found them and said she would foster them for the rescue, but called back after 24 hours and requested that she be able to bring them in to the rescue. They tested negative and have had their first shots. They are a little jumpy and hissy but we suspect they will get over that pretty quick.

Mom set up the tower in the living room and that is where the new girls are staying. The lady who found them named them Liberty (brown tabby) and Freedom (brown and white tabby). Mom couldn't come up with a good hashtag for instagram and facebook, so she asked other bloggers for suggestions and Miss Jenny from As the World Purrs suggested the patriot kittens.
Daiquiri isn't too sure about the newcomers

Freedom

check out Daiquiri in the gingerbread house
she thinks no one sees her in there

Liberty and Freedom

For now they are going to stay in the tower. They are pretty little and they don't like being caught, so this gives mom a better chance to get her hands on them.

However, with Cedar being adopted and Sumac and Hemlock staying at the adoption center after being spayed yesterday, mom is thinking maybe rolling the tower into the foster room.

Oh and speaking of the foster room, mom checked the camera a few times yesterday and didn't see any kittens. She knows Alder can get OVER the doors (yep - up, onto a shelf, onto a chair and then out). She didn't think Birch or Juniper could do it, but apparently everyone has made a break for freedom. Ugh....
    **edit - as of this morning, if you check the webcam, the door to the foster room is actually propped open. The patriot kittens are still in the tower, but as mom was leaving for work Juniper got stuck on the top of the doors and Birch was howling and it just seemed an easier (and safer) solution to leave the doors open. Keep an eye out - you may catch a permanent resident on camera. MOL

Monday, July 25, 2016

weekend report

Junior was keeping an eye on things this weekend. Alder has discovered he can climb OVER the doors and get out of the foster space - he lands on some shelves then jumps on the chair. So far he is the only one and he does seem to stay in there overnight, but mom suspects unless he goes to the adoption center soon, she is going to be sleeping with an orange kitten some night.

Saturday was an event sponsored by NBC/Telemundo called Clear the Shelters. There were 35 adoptions from Colony Cats (our rescue) and there were 5 local rescues participating and 190 adoptions total in central Ohio from those 5 rescues. The last report we heard was 45,060 total adoptions nationwide.

The thing is, adoption fees were requested to be lowered - but the fees were not subsidized like they are for some events. Which means that rescues involved in this event, even if they did lots of adoptions, took a beating on adoption fees and lost money. If ever you have considered donating, now would be a good time.

There were some concerns that mom saw online about people coming out just for the reduced fees. And while mom did hear some people say that, the adoption process for our rescue doesn't change...we still check people out and still will say no. A good number of people knew the event was coming and had filled out applications in advance so they came in pre-approved and just had to finalize adoptions.

Cedar was adopted along with another kitten from the rescue (Link was a short hair orange and white tabby). The family has a 1 year old female cat at home (we bet SHE was surprised) and 3 kids. He turned on the charm and the mom of the family couldn't resist him.

Alder and Birch came back home with mom after the event and then went to another one on Sunday at the store where mom cleans for our remote adoption kitties.

Otherwise, it was HOT and HUMID here....yuck. Fortunately we have a/c and that kept it cool inside.

Sumac and Hemlock were dropped off this morning for their spay surgeries. Juniper was acting kind of snotty, so she will be sticking around for a few days.

Have a great week....drink lots of water, stay out of the heat as much as you can, leave water out for the animals, and please check on your neighbors.