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In Foster: Spices!

Meet Spices! His foster mom, Deborah had some very nice things to say about Spices’ stay.

“Overall, I think he is doing pretty well.  He is in my second bedroom and whenever I go into the room he may hide for a second but then comes right out and walks around the room.  He typically walks right near me but then may run back a little bit.  If I put the back of my hand out he head or side butts my hand and lets me pet his back 4 or 5 times and then he steps away again or he swats very delicately at me (without claws).  Yesterday, I had my adult niece come in the room with me and he walked around the room the whole time and let me pet him and he even sniffed her hand.

I sleep in the room with him at night and he typically sleeps on the floor about 3 or 4 feet away from me.  This morning he flopped on his side right beneath the couch I slept on and kind of rolled over a bit and exposed his stomach to me.

In terms of eating, he really didn’t eat anything Monday night or during the day Tuesday but then I brought him some turkey and he sat right next to me and ate the turkey from the dish.  He had some turkey yesterday too.  If I put it in my hand, he comes and sniffs it but doesn’t eat it out of my hand.  This morning he finally ate some cat food (dry Science diet)!  He is also drinking a lot of water and using the litter box.

Spices has started to play a little too.

He still can be skittish and a little unpredictable but I think he is just learning how to be a cat!”

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If you would like to know more about Spices, please email us at foster@anticruelty.org.

Marshmallow Fluff

Marshmallow Fluff is quite the handsome boy! This beautiful 7 month old Siamese Mix was sent to foster for socialization and is now ready to come back to find his forever home! Here’s what his foster mom had to say about this little looker:

Powder Puff (aka Marshmallow Fluff) has to be one of the sweetest kitties you will ever meet.  One look at his beautiful blue (slightly crossed) eyes, and your heart will absolutely melt!

Powder’s favorite past times are definitely eating and playing . . . and more eating and playing!  Dry food, wet food, treats, boiled chicken – you bring something edible out, and he’ll gobble it right up!  And mouse toys, mylar balls, teaser wands, balled up pieces of paper and aluminum foil – he sees something playable, and he is pouncing on it!

Marshamallow Fluff (1)Powder Puff is super sweet and affectionate.  He loves to be pet (especially being scratched behind his ears and having his very round tummy rubbed), but he unfortunately still does not enjoy being picked up and held.  (We’ve tried working with him on it, but it appears that he is really afraid of heights.)  Powder is a bit on the shy and timid side, but he will absolutely love you wholeheartedly and unconditionally with just a bit of kindness and patience.

Powder Puff has two foster brothers whom he absolutely adores, and it is clear that he thrives on the companionship of other kitties.  He would really love to find a forever home where he would have a feline brother or sister.  That, and a small, quiet place where he can tuck himself away occasionally (he really likes on or under the bed), and he will be set for life!

We are incredibly sad to be saying goodbye to this wonderful baby, but he is very excited that he will be going to a forever home soon!  Please adopt Powder Puff today!!

Visit the adoption page of our website to watch for Marshmallow Fluff’s (aka Powder Puff’s) adoption debut at our main location at 510 N. LaSalle Avenue.

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Say hello to Snap, Crackle, and Pop! They are the cutest little triplets ever & they are getting ready for our Home for the Holidays event! If you are interested in any of these guys, be sure to see them at 510 N. LaSalle Street on Friday, December 12th from 12-7pm and Saturday, December 13th from 12-5pm. These playful kittens are ready to go into their forever home!

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If you would like to learn more about Snap, Crackle, or Pop, please contact us at foster@anticruelty.org

We’re gearing up for our special Home for the Holidays adoption event, which is taking place on Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th. We’ll be waiving the adoption fees for any and all animals who have been with The Anti-Cruelty Society for 60 days or more.

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In addition to the Home for the Holidays event we’ll also be hosting a mini event both mornings from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. called Meet the Fosters. Currently adoptable foster animals will be on-site for adopter meet and greets, including Tobias and Queen. If you’ve been looking to meet these animals in person be sure to join us early each morning!

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Here’s to giving all shelter animals the best gift of all this holiday season – a forever family!

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Adopted! Queen

20141202_073046Queen is one special dog who has stolen the hearts of staff and volunteers alike here at The Anti-Cruelty Society!

A member of our Foster to Forever program, she is currently available for adoption while enjoying life out on the town with her foster family.

Queen is a special needs dog as she has grade 3/4 luxating patella on both hind legs – which is something her adopter should keep in mind before making her a part of their family. Learn more about Queen on her official adoption profile here.

We recently received a wonderful update on Queen’s progress in her foster home – here’s what her current caretaker had to share:

“I began fostering Queen November 17 and what a delight she has been.

She was nervous at first but Rooster, my other dog, helped calm her down.  She has been great with Rooster and my cats (they show a passing interest in her but not much).

With encouragement and tasty snacks, Queen has settled well into routine, including walking with myself and my dog walker. Despite her initial hesitancy, she now goes up and down the stairs quite well. Her luxating patella does not slow her down.  She is housebroken, so the first thing she does when she gets outside is go to the bathroom. Then she has time to sniff around. We go farther each time we walk.  She follows Rooster’s lead, and even likes to run a little bit. She lets me know she wants to run because she stretches her legs and then begins to walk similar to a trotting horse. Then she will do a short burst run and then stop.  Rooster and I join her.She wags her tail when other people walk by. She is interested in other dogs she sees and remains calm, even if they bark at her.

Rooster and QueenShe also likes hanging out with the animals and people inside the house. She enjoys watching the activity, being petted, or chewing on her bone. She also plays tug of war with one of many stuffed animals I have.

I know that she will be a wonderful addition to whomever adopts her. She has a sweet personality, is playful, and gets along well with other people and animals. She shows zero aggression. I hope she finds her forever home soon.” – Rosemary (foster mom)

If you’d be interested in meeting this sweet special pup in person, contact our foster team at foster@anticruelty.org

Former Foster: Binks!

Foster kitten, Binks just returned this week from foster care with Janelle Carson. She did a wonderful job getting that tiny kitten to reach his goal weight and some and worked on socializing him. She had some sweet parting words for us as well.

“Here are some pics of Binks (or as I affectionately called him, Binksy Boo). This little dude was with me for five weeks and I miss his little eyes and all his spunk. He is pending adopts and I’m sure he’ll snapped right up! I’m hoping to be there and meet his adopters, but if I miss them, can someone tell me about his new home. Somebody is going to be very, very lucky. He’s a charmer!”

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If you would like to know more about Binks, please email us at foster@anticruelty.org. He won’t last long on the adoption floor! So if you would like to adopt him, act fast! ;)

Adopted! Queen

We are happy to report that foster mom, Rosemary, is treating Queen according to her name! :) Our nervous girl is still adjusting to her new environment but has already claimed a portion of the foster home (the kitchen) as her own.

Queen has also been friendly enough to her foster siblings, showing curiosity of the cats and having no negative interactions with the other dog.

Rosemary has been working with Queen on going up and down the stairs of her building. She does still need some confidence building that will require a little work when she gets into her new forever-home, but with the right owner she will make a wonderful companion.

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