With being a no-kill shelter, we specialize in helping cats that would typically get euthanized in other shelters. We are proud to help all of the cats that wouldn’t have a chance otherwise. Unfortunately, they tend to come with large vet bills or specific medical requirements to help them live happy lives in their foster homes for long periods of time.
Here are some of our long-term shelter cats!
(15-103) Mama Cat is a snuggly 10+ year old spayed female. Mama Cat was found outside and pregnant. After she had her babies, she was left behind by her “owner.” I can’t imagine why anyone would leave Mama Cat behind, because she is the sweetest girl you will ever meet! She loves to talk, snuggle and have her head rubbed. She loves laps to lay on and soaking up the sun!!!! If you are looking for a calm, sweet, cuddle bug… Mama the cat for you!!! Mama Cat is currently being cared for in a foster home.
William Fisher or Mr Fisher (18-175)
Mr. Fisher is a great 5-6 year old neutered male. He’s currently in foster care awaiting a complete dental and health work up. He is getting over tummy illness, but is otherwise in great shape. He is a very social boy who craves attention (and isn’t shy about vocalizing his demands!) Gentle Mr. Fisher is a fantastic lap cat and loves kisses on his little head.
Lester was adopted and returned 3 times for peeing in the house. He currently is enjoying life as an indoor/outdoor cat at a foster home. When it is nice out, he doesn’t want to come in. When it is freezing cold, he decides to come in and immediately pees on the floor! Other than his potty issues, Lester is an exceptionally sweet boy.
When he originally came to us, we believe that his had been hit by a car. He was missing teeth on the left side of his mouth and had to have surgery to have a pin put in his knee cap. We have tried everything to correct his potty issues, but anytime he is inside he backs up against the wall and sprays.
Since Lester is unadoptable, he will be safely cared for as an indoor/outdoor cat with Heavenly Paws
Sissy, “Teet teets”. Sissy is one of our senior long term residents, she is very sweet but likes to have her own space. We aren’t sure exactly what’s wrong but she walks in circles and only turns to the left, she also does not use a litter box. She has been to the vet multiple times for her issues and even the vet can’t figure it out. She’s very happy in her foster home.
We all hope and wish that nothing is wrong with every kitty that comes into our shelter. It breaks our hearts when they’re sick or injured. Most of the time, a little TLC and a safe, warm home is all that’s needed. Sometimes though, these kitties need more than we can afford to give them.
Snickerdoodle came to us at the beginning of December 2018. His horrible “family” threw him out and told the neighbors it was because he was peeing around the house. These same kind neighbors, brought him inside and kept him safe until he could be taken into our care. They didn’t have any issues with him peeing outside of the box.
When Snickerdoodle came under our care, we noticed that he had a horrible ear infection. It was oozing a thick yellow pus, that was pooling at the base of his ear and into his fur. It was no wonder he had been peeing around the house, he was sick and miserable and no one was taking care of him! We cleaned it up as best we could and started him on ear medication per the vets recommendation. We also had no issue with Snickerdoodle peeing outside of the box and he is as sweet as can be. He loves pets and brushing, rubbing up against your legs and running to greet you whenever you enter the room. After two rounds of medication, his ear still wasn’t better and we decided to go for a second opinion.
And now we know why Snickerdoodle was really thrown out. The new vet heard weird heart sounds and decided to take an x-ray. The tentative diagnosis is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is basically an enlarged heart. Snickerdoodle is young (about 2 years old) and this is something that he can live with, but will need to be diagnosed properly and he’ll need to get on the right treatment. He is scheduled for an ultrasound this Tuesday. Unfortunately, the ultrasound is expensive and he’s also going to need ear surgery to fix the original reason he was brought in. We’re asking for donations, to help get Snickerdoodle the treatment he needs.
Please know that every bit counts and helps us care for these special kitties. All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt in the mail.