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In Foster: Sassy

Sassy is a senior gal who came to the shelter when her former owner could no longer care for her. She’s 15 years young and still has tons of spunk!

Sassy had some difficulty acclimating to the busy shelter environment and was a bit scared – so we’ve connected her with a foster home to care for her while we work to recruit a forever home! Here’s her foster’s latest update:

Sassy loves to be around people. At night, she likes to sleep at the bottom of the bed, and if you find yourself in the living room watching TV for an extended period of time, Sassy is going to come and join you! While not a lap cat, she just enjoys the company. If your mornings are quiet, Sassy will make sure to add some conversation in the mix. She can be a talker, and is content with just a few pets.

Sassy will be a phenomenal family member in a quiet home where she can relax and cuddle with you on her own terms. If you’re interested in meeting this sassy puss – contact our foster team at foster@anticruelty.org.

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Meet Ms. Markiza!

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Markiza, aka “Markie,” has been in my foster care for about 2 weeks and she is such a delight. She settled in nicely to my home. Her favorite spot is sleeping on my bed, but she likes to explore. She enjoys looking out the window and will come sit with me for petting and snuggling.

She will come out and sit at her spot when it is time to eat. She stares at me until I give her the wet food. Markie has a little wet food twice a day but mostly eats the grain free dry food.

I have 2 cats and a dog, and she occasionally wants to play with my female cat, although that is only one sided.

Markie is very playful for a 10 year old cat. She will run across the room in bursts of energy. She likes to play with the string and also my laser light.

She would make a wonderful companion for anyone.

If you’d be interested in learning more about Markie, or potentially meeting her in person, please contact our foster team at foster@anticruelty.org

Meet Mr. Wiggles

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Mr. Wiggles is quite the charmer! This adorable Beagle Pug Mix is big boned and a sweetie to the core. He’s currently in our Adoption Ambassador program where his foster works alongside staff to recruit him his adopter. The program allows for adoptable cats and dogs to enjoy the luxuries of a home while they await adoption. As you can see in the photos below, Mr. Wiggles is really living it up!

If you’d like to learn more about him, click here. To learn more about the Adoption Ambassadors program, visit our website.

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Day one in her “foster” home, with a healthy snack of kale and blueberries.

I have been contemplating adding another bird to my flock for a long time, but by telling myself “you can’t force these things, when the right bird comes along you’ll know it” I’ve been able to successfully delay a new addition for the last eighteen months.

And then, I saw Sunny listed in the volunteer newsletter. After giving Lydia approximately thirty seconds’ notice, I zoomed down to the shelter and picked her up, ostensibly to foster. I took her to my avian vet, Dr Jenny, at the excellent Animal House a couple days after bringing her home, and with a clean bill of health I introduced her to Bean, Wilson, and Birdy.

Birds are a lot like people (and not just because they walk upright, have a rich social structure, and can solve complex problems); sometimes it’s love at first sight, and sometimes it can take awhile for them to warm up to each other. We’re still in the warming up phase with Sunny and Birdy (my green cheek conure), but as Sunny gets more comfortable with her surroundings she gets better at enforcing her boundaries (because Birdy can be rather overwhelming in her forthright conure-ness). And Sunny is at a bit of a disadvantage because she has wonky arthritic feet and weak flight muscles, so she’s not as maneuverable as the other birds.

But in the two weeks I’ve had Sunny in the house, she’s gotten a new cage with wonky foot-friendly perches, has tripled her flight distance, and will actively seek out head scritches whenever she’s near me. We hit a big milestone the other day when she flew all the way across the room to land [somewhat ungracefully] on my shoulder.

So I’m happy to announce that Sunny is officially a foster failure, because sometimes birds and people fall in love at first sight, too. ūüôā

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Sure, I don’t get much work done with the constant demand for head scritches, but who can resist that face?

 

 

Last night volunteer Anne V. came in to volunteer in Dog Adopts for a couple of hours…..and went home with a foster kitten!

Pegasus is this little cutie’s official name, but her foster mom calls her Peggy Sue. And boy, is she¬†a TALKER!¬†She has a lot¬†to say for such a little girl (see below), and to say that she is quick on her feet is putting it mildly. Until she falls asleep and we can get her in focus, here are some [slightly blurry] pics of her in action:

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And since Peggy Sue has soooo much to say, here are some words¬†straight from the kitten’s mouth (so to speak):

Hi there! My name is Peggy Sue and I am the latest and ONLY foster kitty currently residing at the Shore. In less than 24 hrs I‚Äôve taken a ‚Äėwalk‚Äô from the shelter to Michigan Avenue, rode on the 147 bus, met lots of new people, explored my new ‚Äėhome‚Äô, couldn‚Äôt get out of the tub, slept like a baby thru the night, had a ‚Äėdip‚Äô in the tub this morning and am playing with all my brand new toys! I even like my foster mom, probably because she helped me get out of the tub & gave me lots of hugs.¬†I¬†rewarded her with lots of purring‚Ķ.she¬†likes¬†that!

Peggy Sue’s stats¬†unnamed-4are as follows: She’s 2 mos old and¬†weighs¬†1 lb 14 oz.¬†She’s being fostered because she’s¬†too young & ¬†small for adoption right now. If all goes well (and it will), this darling little girl should be¬†available for adoption around 08/26 or so.

Stay tuned Рmore pictures to follow…

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I can’t believe I ate that whole bag of Temptations.

You know how they say the internet is run on cute kitten pictures? Well, here’s your proof right here.

Pre-game noshing:

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Post-nosh napping:

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Is it time for the Kitten Bowl?

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Hurry, we’re going to miss the half-time show!

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Touchdown! Wooooo!

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If you’re interested in adopting one of these little all-stars, contact us at foster@anticruelty.org.