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 Lucy...has been adopted!
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.
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 loved...by me.
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
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
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.