Saturday, December 13, 2014

December Cat Adoption Update

Greetings!  We've been so fortunate to have so many beautiful kitties available for adoption, and it's been an extremely busy time for us. As we're sure you know, being in the mad holiday rush yourselves. However, we wanted to show you some of our kitties:

Meet Bob! 

Meet Lucy...has been adopted!
Meet Marla!
Meet Spark!
Meet Tom!

Meet Whiskers!
There are many more rescue kitties that want a second chance at having a safe, loving, forever home...for the holidays.  If you see a kitty you would like to share your home and life with, please contact us.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Gizmo Update...

In just one day, my whole world changed!

Paula, at Feral Paws Rescue Group told me that my picture was posted at social media (since I'm a cat, I don't know what that means, but I think it is something special). Anyway, a few hours later a very important lady talked to Paula about viewing me. An appointment was made and next thing I know, I'm adopted. 

It seems this lady is a doctor who works with abused children, and was looking for a therapy cat to help the children feel more secure during sessions with the doctor. I love kids! Perfect fit for all of us. And although my previous owner didn't want me, I can now help children my special kind kitty-love. I guess life works out in mysterious ways. One day I had a home, next I didn't, then I was set up at a shelter who took me to a pet store for an adoption event (where it seems nobody wanted me), then I went back to the shelter (who labeled me un-adoptable because nobody picked me at the shelter adoption event). I'm a good kitty, and it wasn't my fault people chose to pass me by. But then fate stepped in and the shelter contacted Paula at Feral Paws Rescue Group and I was made December Cat of the Month. Next thing I know is that Paula brings a lady to see me at FPRG Adoption Center, and I'm adopted! Now I'll have a very important role in helping kids feel secure and me. 

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

December 2014: Cat of the Month!

 My Story:
Meet Gizmo!
I am a large kitty, approximately 14 lbs.
I am a male, short-haired kitty.
I am a shelter kitty: owner surrender,
no reason given :-(
Everybody who meets me
loves the way I snuggle,
and I love it when I hear them say
"He's so beautiful"
"He's such a sweetheart"
Will you consider giving me a 
safe and loving forever home?

If you are interested in Gizmo,

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Animal Shelter Behavioral Differences

Applied Animal Behaviour Science Home

Behavioral differences between owner surrender and stray domestic cats after entering an animal shelter:

ABSTRACT: Animals entering a shelter environment may behave differently upon arrival depending upon their previous experiences and life history. To examine this, 86 domestic cats were scored using a seven-level behavioral measure for the first 3 days upon entering an animal shelter. Data were then grouped according to cats surrendered by their owner (OS) or found stray (S). Results indicate that OS cats showed the greatest behavioral measures of stress and arousal compared to S cats. Of the cats that were euthanized due to illness or disease, the mean behavioral stress rating was significantly higher in the OS group versus the S group. Examining archival data from 260 shelter cats that developed an upper respiratory infection (URI), the OS cats became ill significantly sooner than the S cats. These findings suggest that OS cats experience greater behavioral stress after entering a shelter environment, which may subsequently influence their health and well being.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

November 2014: Cat of the Month!

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My Story:
Meet Sassy!

I am a one-year-old spayed, female kitty.
I'm super friendly and
I love human attention and like other cats.
I have also been around dogs, and like them, too.
I will do well with other animals, or by myself.
I'm quiet and casual in temperament.
I've a small body type, with beautiful blue eyes.
I've been vetted by FPRG rescue Vet:
chipped + up-to-date with shots.
I was rescued from Lancaster Shelter in So. CA.
It would be my Thanksgiving wish to be
part of a loving, safe home.
Truly... a home for the holidays!

Contact Us:  click here

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

October 2014: Cat of the Month!

My Story:
Meet Sasha!

I am a rescue kitty from CCSPCA
I'm 3 years old and healthy.
My owner surrendered me because
she was moving and couldn't take me with her.
I am very sweet and get along with other cats.
Will you adopt me and give me a forever home?
I will love you forever! I promise!!

Contact Us:  click here

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Monday, September 22, 2014


Hello, my name is Gracie.
I'm 8 years old,
and I am a rescue kitty
from Fresno Animal Control.
I'm looking for a new home.
I'm a good, sweet kitty.

If you're interested in adopting Gracie,
please, contact us

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So True!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

After Transport

These are a few of the kitties in their new home with Felines First in Oregon:

Looks like they're settling in well and looking forward to new forever homes. We sincerely thank Felines First for all their help.

We got adopted!!!!
Yes you read that right...
Rescue rocks

Adopted: Deisel. William, Korie, and Zebra

Tulip was adopted, too!

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Cat Transport!

Today Paula and Sha have transported approximately 20
of our rescue cats up to Oregon, where they will find forever homes.
We would like to thank 
 for re-homing these beautiful cats!

Here are a few of the cats we transported:

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There are few things in life more heartwarming
than to be welcomed by a cat. 
~Tay Hohoff

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

September 2014: Cat of the Month!

My Story:
Meet Mendy!

I am a rescue kitty from Lancaster Shelter in So. California.
I am 8 months old, super sweet,
and love to be held.
I am available for adoption,
will you be my new forever home?
Contact Us

UPDATE:  Mendy was adopted at
our Autumn Cat Adoption Event!
We love happy endings :-)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thank You...

We would like to say
Thank You
to Jan Reeseman for this wonderful donation: 
gravity flow waterer for cats

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Friday, August 8, 2014

August 2014: Cat of the Month!

My Story:
Meet Polly...

I am a rescue kitty from Lancaster Shelter in Southern California.
I am one year old, and have been spayed.
I'm also up to date on all my shots, and I am micro chipped.
I would like to have a forever home, where I can be
safe and loved ~ will you adopt me?  

Polly has been adopted to a new loving forever home!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Joyce Bicknell

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We are extremely sad to announce the passing of our dear friend Joyce Bicknell, who has been a leading fixture in the genesis of Feral Paws Rescue Group.

Joyce was our spokesperson when were were just starting out on this long and loving journey of advocacy for cats. She was also involved with many other worthwhile animal advocacy groups: Chaffee Zoo (docent and volunteer in the Education Department), Zoological Society (first female President), founder of Fresno Wildlife and Rehabilitation, and served as an adviser to other animal groups. Her leadership and compassion is the foundation we will continue to build upon. She will be missed, greatly, but we will always hear her words of wisdom.  With deep respect, thank you, Joyce.

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