OUR CAT STATS since April 2006. Updated October 30, 2013.
Intake :1751 ~ Returned to colonies/barns:1103~ Adopted:634
Every day for the next 12 days we're sharing with you "The Twelve Saves of Christmas" - stories of kitties whose lives have been impacted by Paws Patrol. Your donation helps us make a difference for many more kitties in our community!
The Twelve Saves of Christmas
Day 5 - Mommy Cat - AKA Fluffy
It was during the blazing heat of summer when a new family moved into the cozy Santa Fe style house on the dead end street where I had been living. My old family had moved away and left me and my kittens behind. I decided to check out the new residents. A lady was sitting on the patio drinking a glass of tea, a man was working in the yard. As my babies romped and played in the thick green grass around the man’s feet, I walked up to the lady. She was very friendly but she seemed concerned about me. I was skinny, my hair was brittle and I had a bad mammary infection. She gave me and my babies some food and the man fixed a bed and shelter for us on the patio. A few days later the previous owners came back and took my kittens, but they left me behind. The nice lady was very worried about me so she called Paws Patrol. With the help of Paws Patrol, I was spayed and medicated for the infection. They put me on a nutritious diet and my scrawny body transformed into a healthy, somewhat plump figure with silky soft fur. The lady called me Mommy Cat.
I monopolized the couple’s patio lounge chair for nearly three years then I noticed more and more cats coming to the house. They fed them all and they all stayed and one of them even took over my lounge chair! It was on that day that I noticed Frank, a retired gentlemen who lived next door. I went over to visit him. He gave me a big bowl of food, played with me and called me “Fluffy”. I liked that new name, I liked Frank and I liked the food he gave me. I decided to stay and live with Frank. He seemed very happy to have me. I’ve lived with Frank for two years now. I still go and visit the family next door. They still pet me and give me treats, but I’ve adopted Frank and I’m very happy that I have a home where I am loved and cared for.
Paws Patrol was there for me, providing the veterinary care when I needed it most. I would not be the beautiful, healthy cat that I am today without you and your kind support. Thank you!
Day 4 - Bruiser
Hi, I’m Bruiser. It’s a rough world out there when you have to fight the other male cats in the neighborhood for a scrap of food. I noticed that a new family on the block was handing out free grub so I went to check it out. Unfortunately, I wasn’t the only one in the food line. There was a classy female, a couple teenagers and lone adult male. I didn’t like him and he didn’t like me. There was a small squabble - man, he was tough - so I backed off and let him eat first. Luckily there was lots of food so I filled my belly and laid down on the patio for a nap; I spent the night there and in the morning there was more food. I had hit paydirt!!! Unfortunately that other male was still hanging around. The lady of the house named all of us cats. The classy female was Ladybug, the teenagers were Junior and Tiger (they were real whimps, didn’t have to worry about them fighting anyone for food), that other male was named Lover Boy, because he sucked up to them and let them love all over him. Me, they named Bruiser. Everything was going fine for the first few days then Lover Boy started throwing his weight around
After a few nights of intense fighting between the two of us, and a severe wound to my leg, the lady of the house decided that one of us needed another home. Lover Boy, with his good looks and suck up personality was adopted by another family. Good riddance!! With the help of Paws Patrol, my war wounds, which required numerous stitches, finally healed. Paws Patrol also took the whole gang of us to the vet for spaying, neutering (ouch) and shots (more ouchies) but today I’m the king of LaVillita Road. I’ve retired from fighting and enjoy being “Grandpa” to various litters of feral kittens that make my property their home. Sometimes when the couple’s granddaughters come to visit, I slip into the living room and cuddle up on the couch beside them, listening as they read their favorite bedtime stories to me. I love it when they fed me “pretend” cookies, brush my thick fur and love on me. Sometimes I even get to spend the whole night sleeping on the bed beside them. When the granddaughters leave, I retreat outside, basking in the sun on the roof of their Mustang convertible with my woman, Ladybug, or I romp through the flower beds with the latest batch of kittens. Yep, life is good when you’re the king!
Your generous gifts to Paws Patrol enable them to be here, to provide emergency veterinary treatment to me and other injured animals. You made it possible for me to get the healing care I needed and to go onto a new life in a loving home. I and all of us here at Paws Patrol thank you!
Day 3 - Bear Kittens
You've heard of the three little bears, of course, but bet you never heard of three little bear KITTENS! We were born in April, 2012, and found in the Sun Bear enclosure at the Reid Park Zoo. Our mom disappeared and we were just three little scaredy cats. Sun Bears might not be as big as regular bears, but to three little kittens, they were huge!
The nice people at Paws Patrol agreed to take us in and foster us until some nice families would adopt us. We were very grateful because, while we're not sure just WHAT Sun Bears eat, we didn't want to hang around to find out. So we've been safe, happy and loved by these nice people who don't even make us deal with doggies! We know, doggies aren't as big as bears, but they are still scary to kitties like us.
Paws Patrol is a non-profit organization, receiving funding only through private donations and the sale of yearly calendars. Their primary goal is to trap, neuter and return feral cats to their colonies but they also provide foster homes for kittens and those cats deemed tame enough to be adoptable. Thanks to Paws Patrol we have all been adopted into wonderful, loving and safe homes.
Sugar Bear, Snuggles and Teddy Bear
Day 2 - Marty
I'm not sure why I was on my own but, being hungry, I stepped right into a trap some person had set up in the desert in the middle of the summer. By the time the nice people at Paws Patrol were notified that I was in an unidentified trap, I had struggled so to get out that there was a wound on the top of my head. I was dehydrated, hungry and, to say the least, upset.
The people at Paws Patrol took me to a vet who fixed my head wound and said after a while and with some TLC, I'd be good as new. Well, it took a while, with a few unfortunate adoption attempts, but I'm now settled and happy in what I know will be my forever home. I have people who love me and kitties to play with too.
Paws Patrol is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to trap, neuter and return feral cats to their colonies. They depend on your donations to keep in operation. They also have no central location so depend on foster families to take tame cats and kitten in until they can be adopted to loving homes.
Day 1- Highway
Cars were going fast and furious along the I-10 highway but I was determined to get across and find my way back home to my mommy and siblings. As I started to cross, a car hit me in the head; another car ran directly over me as I sat frozen in the middle of the road. I could see an open field and I ran towards it. Not far behind me, however, two teenage boys had spotted me and were running after me. One of them picked me up and held me close to his chest. They took me back to their car. My eye was bleeding and my face was swollen. I wasn’t feeling very good but the boy held me tight and stroked my back. I felt safe in his arms.
When the boys got home, they were very worried about me because I was hurt. They called Paws Patrol who came and got me and took me to the vet. I was terribly frightened and bruised, but there were no broken bones or serious injuries. The lady at Paws Patrol asked the boys if I had a name. The boys named me “Highway” because they rescued me from the highway. It’s an unusual name for a female cat but then we’re talking about teenage boys here……..
I went into a foster home where I quickly became the darling of the household. There were lots of other cats to play with and the foster parents were very good to me. It’s been over two years since I was rescued. I have grown into a beautiful tabby with interesting spots on my body and a clump of pink on my head. My foster parents became my “forever” parents. Once I was an injured, frightened little kitten rescued from the highway by two teenage boys, and now I am safe and comfortable and very much loved.
Paws Patrol was there for me - ready to provide shelter and veterinary care when I needed it most - thanks to you and your kind support. I hope you’ll consider making a tax-deductible gift to Paws Patrol today to help sustain their lifesaving work for animals like me. Any amount helps!
An easy way to help Paws Patrol this Holiday Season!
Our 2014 Paws Patrol Calendars - Ears, Tails & Paws are now available for purchase at these local businesses (see sidebar) - and always at a Paws Patrol event.
From Feral To Family is available through our website - or stop by the Green Valley Farmer's Market on Wednesday mornings.
|Get a free pet insurance quote from Healthy Paws and help a homeless pet today!
Where to Purchase 2014 Ears, Tails & Paws:
Valley Verde Veterinarians
The Animal League of Green Valley
Green Valley Farmers Market
Animal Care Center of Green Valley
The Dog House
Continental Self Storage
The Book Shop
Mazon Hair Studio
Valley Animal Hospital
Tubac Golf Resort & Spa
K. Newby Gallery
Crista's Total Fitness
San Cayetano Veterinary Hospital
DM Engineering & Excavating