Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December Cat of the Month: Possum! name is Possum:
I just turned 6 years old.
I'm a beautiful Persian Mix: beige and brown.
I'm small in size, but big in love!
My owner was forced to move and
now I need a good home.
Do you have room in your heart & house for me?
 I'm fully vetted and healthy female kitty.
Please give me a 2nd chance at having
a safe, loving, forever home.
I'm waiting!

If you've fallen in love with Possum: CONTACT US

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

November Cat of the Month, Part Two!

Part Two!
Since Rosey was adopted, we thought we'd give another kitty
a second chance at having a safe and loving forever home.

My Name Is Lady...

I am a rescue from CCSPCA
and I'm a healthy, fully vetted
14 years young senior kitty.
I'm extremely lovable & like to cuddle!
My owner died and I'd really like to
find another home for the holidays.
If you're a senior too, maybe we could live together?
I'd like a quiet place to call home,
is that with you?
If you are interested in Lady:  Contact Us
Thank you.
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Monday, November 2, 2015

November Cat of the Month

My Name Is Rosey!

I'm a senior kitty, 15 years old.
I'm healthy and fully fetted by
FPRG Rescue Vet.
Unfortunately, my owner died 
and now I need a new home.
I'm a really great kitty...
what's not to love?!

Will you be my new friend?

 Rosey was adopted!
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Cat of the Month!

Meet Truckee...

I am a 3 year old male kitty
that is fully vetted & healthy.
I'm a very sweet kitty!
I like other cats and dogs.
I would appreciate a second chance
at having a safe and loving forever home.
Do you have room in your heart for me?

If you are interested in Truckee, please
Contact Us

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Thank You!

At our Adoption Event:

Thank You to Tractor Supply Co. in Clovis, CA for allowing us to participate in your Pet Appreciation Week, and for the "care-bags" you gave to each family that adopted one of our fabulous rescue kitties. You Rock!!

Also, we'd like to thank everybody who came out and spent some time with us learning about feral cats and how to help our community with this problem. We always enjoy meeting new friends!

And a Special Thank You to everybody who adopted a kitty. You'll never know how our hearts swell with love at the thought that a rescue kitty, that was saved from a high-kill shelter, now has a 2nd chance at having a safe and loving forever home. You Rock, too!!

Our next adoption event will be at Tractor Supply Co. on October 17th...come out and spend some time with us and see our wonderful kitties.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

September Cat of the Month

My Story:
Meet Victoria!

I am a 10 year old female kitty
that was rescued from Lancaster Shelter
My family surrendered me because they were moving.
I'm fully medically vetted and microchipped.
I'm also super sweet, but it would be best
if I was the only cat in your home.
I love people and children.

I want a second chance at having a safe and loving
forever home...please adopt me.
I'm waiting.

If you're interested in Victoria
please CONTACT US.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Volunteer With Us!

If you would like to become one of our volunteers
please Contact Us

Volunteer Information: CLICK HERE  

There are many different things to do at
Feral Paws Rescue Group

Senior-to-Senior Program

We have an awesome
Senior-to-Senior Program
Shelter photo on day of rescue!

HAPPY NEWS Precious has been approved to go into our senior home setting. With a senior lady (Mary) forever home. It was a perfect match today. Precious will need clearance from our rescue vet to move forward in her forever home. Precious will be seen by our rescue vet tomorrow morning for that clearance. Paws cross that Precious will be cleared to move forward in a forever home. The senior home setting staff have approved the adoption to move forward. Once our vet clears the adoption final process. Our rescue will be backing fully any related medical cost that maybe needed in the future for Precious while in our senior to senior program. As well someone from our rescue will be checking in on Precious once a month.

 Read More about this great program:  CLICK HERE  

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How You Can Help 

We're often asked about how people can help fund
Feral Paws Rescue Group.

With our new Fundraising webpage,
you can Pick. Click. Give.
as many different ways that appeal to you.

From online Searching, 
to online Shopping,
or Workplace Giving,
or buying or selling on Ebay Giving Works,
or simply walking your dog or cat via ResQwalk.

Take a look at the many different options,
and you can Pick. Click. Give.
And remember to use us as your charity cause!

Also, we have the option of a One-Time Donation,
or a Monthly Donation Subscription Option
where you choose what your budget allows.

We sincerely Thank You for your continued support of
Feral Paws Rescue Group.

...every dollar helps toward rescuing more kitties
and giving them a second chance at having 
a safe and loving forever home.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August Cat of the Month

My Story:
Meet Sabrina!

I'm a 5 year old, female kitty.
I was surrendered to the CCSPCA
due to the death of my caretaker.
I'm very clean and use a litter box.
I like to talk and be held, and I'm very sweet.
I'm fully vetted, and would love to have a new home.
But it would be best to place me in a cat only home.
I'm not very big in size, but I have a lot of love to share!

I'm waiting for you...

If you would like to talk to us about Sabrina

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Homer's Heroes for VW Kitties!

Homer's Heroes for WV Kitties!

49 cats and kittens in West Virginia are in need of immediate rescue!  Their human caregiver is elderly and going to a nursing home next week.  Without our help, these loving, well-socialized, and healthy cats will be euthanized by animal control.

The good news: We've found no-kill shelters in TN, PA, IL, GA, and NC to take at least half of them!  Now we need your help!  These no-kills won't be able to take the kitties without some help to offset vetting costs.  (It's kitten season, and these shelters are overwhelmed as it is.)

Homer's Heroes to the rescue!  Anything you can spare is desperately needed, and will help save a life.  I will personally collect all funds and distribute them to the shelters in proportion to the number of cats each is taking.  These are all organizations I've personally worked with in the past, and can personally vouch for.  :)

Most of us are the proud guardians of rescue cats--cats who wouldn' be alive to enrich our lives if not for the kindness of rescuers.  These 49 cats are just like our own kitties, except that they're still in need of help.  Be a Homer's Hero--donate and help save a life today!

UPDATE: Thank you so much to everybody who's donated! We now have places for all but 15 cats--and, thanks to your generosity, we're hopeful that we'll soon have places for those kitties too. Summer is an overwhelming time for most shelters (it's kitten season!), so the more we can do to help those shelters out with intake and care costs, the likelier it is that they'll be able to take the remaining cats. So keep the donations coming, keep helping us spread the word, and than you for being one of Homer's Heroes!

August 5th UPDATE:   Great news! We've found a no-kill shelter for the 15 remaining newborn kittens and cats in West Virginia who are in danger of being euthanized by the end of the week.

Now we just need a bit more to pay for transportation to New Jersey and to cover the shelter's initial vetting costs. Any help you can give us in getting the word out will help us save these final few kittens and cats.

You've all been so incredibly generous already. The original 49 ballooned up to 65 cats and kittens--and, THANKS TO YOU, all but these remaining 15 have been safely transported to no-kill shelters.

Anything at all you can spare to help us get these last 15 to safety will help us save their lives. Thank you for being ‪#‎HomersHeroes‬! From the bottom of my heart, I can't begin to thank you enough

August 12th UPDATE:  Even better news!
" Good news! The rescue effort was successful, and not one of the 65 cats (we started with 49, but it's kitten season!) with was left behind. :) This would not have been possible without your incredible generosity. On behalf of all these kitties--and from the bottom of my own heart--I thank you!

Volunteers worked in relay teams this past weekend to transport the cats from West Virginia to the no-kill shelters in 6 different states who were able to take them. Those shelters include:

Seer Farms in Jackson, NJ

Forever Home Feline Ranch in Springfield, IL

the Animal Service League in Rochester, NY

Good Mews in Atlanta, GA

And, last but not least, the rescue group who first alerted me to this situation and really spear-headed this drive:

Kitty's PURRsuit of Happiness in Spring Branch, TX

Overall, the cats were in worse shape than we'd hoped, but better shape than might have been expected. 4 of the newborns were simply too sick and malnourished to survive more than a few days after transport, which broke our hearts. But the other 12 survived, and I'm told that at least 3 pregnant mamas-to-be are due to have kittens any day now.

Mostly the cats were filthy and hungry, but with plenty of TLC from the rescues that took them, life is already MUCH better for them! Many are also being treated for minor URIs and are expected to be just fine.

I've heard from each of the shelters individually that all of these cats are incredibly sweet and loving--little purr machines who are just so grateful to finally be clean and well fed, and don't know how to thank their rescuers enough. :)

They should be ready for forever homes soon--I encourage you to check in with the shelters listed above if you're interested in adopting!

I've done a lot of fundraising and worked on many rescue efforts in the past, but I've never undertaken something quite like this. Most days, I tried to resign myself to the reality that we likely wouldn't be able to save all the cats, and that if we could save even half, that would still be important work accomplished.

That not a single cat was left behind is a testament to your incredible generosity. There's nothing I like better than being proved wrong once in a while!

I'll post a more complete update to my website ( in the next few days. Before signing off for now, though, I'd like to once again thank Shelley Blessing of Kitty's PURRsuit of Happiness. If not for her passion, compassion, and round-the-clock efforts for three solid weeks, none of this would have been possible.

I thank you all."

Thank You!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

This n' That Today...

 A few of our kitties watch out the front door
of our Adoption Center, seeing who walks by!

We are Thankful for the cat tree
donation gift from our local
Central California SPCA Fresno.
Our kitties love it!!!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Support on Ebay!

  • Buy and Sell on eBay for Feral Paws Rescue Group

  • You can support when you buy or sell on eBay, with the eBay Giving Works program. Here’s how:
  • Feral Paws Rescue Group is part of the eBay Giving Works External Link program. So, you can support our mission when you buy and sell on eBay. Here’s how:
  • Buy
    You can find whatever you're looking for on eBay – from baseball cards to new cars and more. When you do, shop for items that benefit us. You can get a great deal and support us at the same time!
  • Shop now to support Feral Paws Rescue Group
  • Go to our page: CLICK HERE
  • Sell
    You can also support when you sell on eBay. Just designate our organization to receive 10-100% of your final sale price the next time you list something great.
  • Did you know that charity listings often get more bids and higher prices than regular eBay listings? Boost your sales and support our critical work while you’re at it! Plus eBay gives back to you too, with a fee credit on your basic selling fees.
  • Sell now to support Feral Paws Rescue Group
  • Go to our page: CLICK HERE 

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

My Street Cats, by Raphaella Bilski

My Street Cats
By: Raphaella Bilski

Compassion Starts right outside your door.
One cat at a time.

"My Street Cats" offers a rare insight into the lives of a community of streets cats in Jerusalem, their personalities and social behavior, spanning over 14 years. We encounter, Fluffy: the courageous fur ball who overcame a terrible accident; Bear and Doll: two females who practiced joint-motherhood; Grayush the Pavarotti of cats: an ugly and sickly cat who sang his way into leadership of the cat colony; and many more. The book aims at raising global awareness for the 'invisible' cats living all around us, hoping to promote understanding and sympathy towards these amazing animals.

Buy A Book.  Read A Story. Save A Cat.
All Profits Go To The Care & TNR of Jerusalem's Cats!
Available at Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.

"From the very first page, I was hooked and couldn't wait to read more about each new feline that was introduced. Be warned - you won't want to put it down."  -- Cat World

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  I'm a political scientist, teacher, writer, & previous adviser to three of Israel's Prime Ministers: Yitzhak Rabin, Yitzhak Shamir, and Shimon Peres. But mostly I'm an animal lover, with a passion for street cats. I continue taking care of the cats in my neighborhood and I'm currently writing a second book on the subject.

My Street Cats flyer .pdf document:

Interview with Raphhaella Bilski: click here

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Max the Miracle Cat

Fundraiser for Max the Polydactyl Tuxedo Cat

Hi, this is Jennie, one of Paula & Feral Paws' supporters and an admin for our Facebook group.

On Thursday, July 2, our beloved polydactyl Tuxedo cat, Max, collapsed and became nearly unconscious. We raced him to our emergency animal clinic and he was so near death that he wasn't expected to survive the night. He had hypoglycemia from diabetes, renal failure, anemia, and a very enlarged kidney.

Miracle of miracles, Max survived and thrived and came home today!

We are left with a bill of $2,915 from the kitty ICU plus ongoing expenses and future appointments and testing. 

Two Facebook artist friends donated drawings of Max to put on t-shirts for fundraisers and about half the money raised goes toward paying off his bill. 

Please share this information if you cannot purchase one! We need to sell 10-12 of each in order for Booster to print. 

Thank you from the bottom of our paws!!!

UPDATE: If you do not want a t-shirt, but still want to donate: CLICK HERE 
This is YouCaring account + more pictures of Max.

Love Comes In All Shapes and Sizes!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Cat of the Month!

Meet Mickey!

I am a 5 year old, neutered, male kitty.
I'm healthy, fully vetted & micro-chipped.
Kinda small, domestic longhair mix, brown & white tabby.
Because my owner passed on, I was surrendered to CCSPCA.
I love to be held & I like other cats.
 Please consider giving me a second chance at having
a safe and loving furever home.

If you are interested in adopting Mickey:

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Kitties Are Back Home

All of our kitties that perished in the Felines First Rescue fire have now come back home to us. We had a cross made to honor their lives from here to across the rainbow bridge. We would like to thank Jesse at Felines First Rescue for taking the extra step in retuning their ashes to us. Godspeed on rebuilding your rescue holding area.

We appreciate your kindness through this very difficult time for both of us.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thank You Volunteers!

Today while at CCSPCA shelter in Fresno. I was asked to please come and see the kitties that were taken by Animal Control in a hoarder case. That the shelter didn't have space and all are going to be put down. 

While looking at the kitties. I was approached by one of the Animal Control Officers that checks on Rescue Groups that they are caring for the animals in a proper manner. This officer has been to our rescue in the past to check on the care of the cats in our rescue. To be approved as a partner in pulling cats from the shelter.

I was very proud to get a pat on the back and told by the officer. He has heard nothing but good and impressive things about our rescue. 

It takes a lot of team work and effort and long hours to do what we do in rescue.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

June Cat Adoption Event: 06/20/15

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Come out and visit with YoYo,
our Cat of the Month: Part Two!
More about YoYo: CLICK HERE

 Andy was Adopted!
 April was Adopted!
 Available for Adoption!
 Available for Adoption!
Winnie was Adopted!
 Available for Adoption!

 Once again You Helped Make Our
Cat Adoption Event A Success!

We Love Our Partnership With You.
Great Managers + Awesome Crew.
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Andy Update: Casts Removed!

This is Andy getting the cast off his front legs today. 
Happy Days! We're so excited for him.
Doc said don't let him jump around for a while,
That's hard because he wants to run and GO
Now that he realized he doesn't have the cast on his leg.
We'll keep a close eye on our little Andy
and eventually he'll be adopted and
have a chance at having a safe, loving forever home.


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Fire Update: June 11, 2015

Sadly Confirmed
All 7 kitties were lost in fire!

This is a post out of respect of our rescue kitties that died in Oregon on May 29, 2015.

Our rescue had transferred them to Oregon in March of 2015. When a fire occurred on May 29, 2015 lost in the fire were 7 of our California kitties waiting forever homes in Oregon.

It has been sadly confirmed with Karmen Price of Felines First Rescue in Oregon that all seven of our kitties, who were transported there in March to find their forever homes, perished in the fire on May 29th at Jesse Lockwood’s (CEO/Founder of Felines First Rescue) cat holding area on her property.

Our Rescue pulled these cats from high-kill shelters in California . They all came out of the shelter needing much medical care from our Rescue Veterinarian. Our Rescue put a lot of time and medical attention into each of them in order for them to find their forever homes. They became a big part of our Rescue, with our volunteers spending so many hours with each of them during their time here. We are absolutely heartbroken to lose them in this fire.

Their remains will be sent back to our Rescue after cremation, and will be in our display glass case at our Adoption Center . That will be their final resting place where they will remain with our Rescue forever. Their photos are being placed on a wall at our Adoption Center in remembrance of the lives lost in the fire.

Here is each one’s story:

Cali Delta
She was rescued from the CCSPCA in Fresno , a high-kill shelter. Cali Delta was an owner surrender and came to our Rescue very sick with URI and was medically treated by our Rescue Veterinarian. Then she was ready to find her forever home but wasn’t scheduled to be transported to Oregon . On the day of the transport, as we were loading the cats to leave, she went into a carrier and wouldn’t come out at that time. Karmen Price said to just leave her in the carrier and they’d take her to Oregon. Cali Delta was a very loving and sweet cat who loved other cats and animals. She was one year old at the time of her death.

Mazzey and Lady
Mazzey and Lady were bonded siblings rescued from the CCSPCA in Fresno . They were also owner surrenders and both very sick with URI when we pulled them. After being treated by our Rescue Veterinarian they were ready for their forever home. They slept together by wrapping themselves around each other. Mazzey and Lady were very sweet, loving girls. On the day of the transport in March, Karmen Price noticed them and asked if they could be added. They were loaded into carriers and taken to Oregon to find a forever home together. They were 8 months old at the time of their deaths.

Shilo was also an owner surrender to the CCSPCA and came to us like so many others, dealing with URI he got from the shelter. Shilo has a twin sibling who is still with our Rescue at our Adoption Center . Shilo wasn’t like his brother who is very outgoing, but rather shy and wanted to hide. I felt sending him to Oregon would be a wonderful chance for him to find a forever home and get that one-on-one attention I felt he so badly needed. The brothers weren’t really bonded together anyway. They look so much alike, however, that it is very difficult right now to see Shilo’s brother running around the Adoption Center... and I think back to Shilo, hiding in a cat tree. Shilo was three years old at the time of his death.

Sixteen year old Lester was also an owner surrender to the CCSPCA. Lester was very overweight but an absolute sweetheart. It was a difficult decision to send Lester to Oregon due to his age, however, while he was at the Adoption Center he was always alone laying on a cat tree or chair. I loved to spend time with him as he gave kisses and would talk to me. I felt in my heart Lester needed to move on to a forever home as he was shy around other cats but very friendly with humans. After Lester left for Oregon I always asked how he was doing, as something was very special about him. He took my heart while he was at our rescue and it was absolutely heartbreaking to hear he perished in the fire.

Chickadita was rescued from the Los Angeles County Animal Shelter in Lancaster, which is a high-kill shelter, when she was seven years old. Her owner had passed away and no family members wanted her. She was shy at the beginning and came to our Rescue with URI. After being treated by our Rescue Veterinarian, she went to a home through our Senior-to-Senior program here in Fresno . Sadly we got a phone call that her adopter had passed away and were asked to come pick her up. Now she was going on ten years old. She was amazingly beautiful and had now endured the death of two owners. When she returned to our Adoption Center she wasn’t doing well. She would hide and was having a hard time readjusting. We added her to the transport to Oregon with the hope she would find another home. Then on May 29th, her life ended in the fire. I can only pray she has been reunited with her past owners who loved her dearly.

Possum was an owner surrender to the shelter in Lancaster who we rescued in 2012. At the time he was six years old. He was a clown – always into something! We called him the “bad boy” of the Adoption Center as we’d never know what mischief he’d get into next. He loved every human and every cat he came in contact with. He was such a lover and joy to be around when he wasn’t getting himself into trouble, like tipping over the freshly filled water bowls. One of our Rescue Volunteers wanted to adopt Possum, but he started to exhibit jealousy when other cats would be around this Volunteer and wanted to mark her as “his”. So at that point we decided maybe it was best to let him find a forever home in Oregon. Just prior to the fire, this Volunteer had asked if I could possibly get him back as she missed him so much and despite his trouble-making, and she definitely wanted him. It was one of the hardest calls I have ever made to tell her he was missing after the fire. She still asked if he was found, for him to please be brought back to Fresno . Sadly today I had to make the call that it is confirmed our dear Possum also perished, making it confirmed that seven of ours died that fateful morning.

May God Bless all of their sweet souls in Heaven where we must believe they all are now, in His loving arms.

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