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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Here is each one’s story:
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 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
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
Chickadita 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
May God Bless all of their sweet souls in Heaven where we must believe they all are now, in His loving arms.
I am a neutered male, 8 years old, white angora/mix, deaf kitty.
I was rescued from Lancaster Shelter in So. CA
My previous owner didn't treat me very well,
and told the rescue he wanted me to die. I am a loving, healthy cat...I just can't hear anything.
It would probably be best,
if I was in a household without other cats/animals.
I really am a loving cat, and I'd appreciate having a safe and lovingforeverhome.
If you are interested in adopting YoYo: Contact Us
We had YoYo at our June Cat Adoption Event and he was adopted, but it didn't work out (one day, then returned to us!). As with all cats, and especially so with a deaf kitty, it takes time and patience for both adopter and cat to get used to each other. Sadly, this was not the case for YoYo. We are hoping that somebody special will take the time and effort to care for YoYo, and that he can have a safe and loving forever home. Is that you?
YoYo Has Been Adopted! We had to make sure that his home environment was conducive to his
special needs as a totally deaf kitty. Because of our successful
Senior-to-Senior Program, a very loving and patient person fell in love
and has given him a forever loving home! Click Here