I have met most of the cats enrolled in this program and have them to be as sweet as can be.
I also believe that some of them do get along with other cats (I’ve seen it in action) and that they just are tired of dormitory living.
Every cat blossoms when they brought into their loving forever home and the same would be true of these cats.
With some of the, they get over excited or over stimulated and that is when they act up a little. Once you get to know them, (as with any cat), you will learn their “signals” and prevent their little mishaps.
Anyone who has worked in cat rescue knows that many cats bond to another cat, sometimes more than one. They form close friendships to one another that can last for many years if they are allowed to stay together.
They will be seen playing together, sleeping together and grooming each other.
Such is the case with Sultan and Quinn. But their relationship has an extra special facet because Sultan is vision impaired and Quinn looks out for him.
To what extent Sultan can see, we don’t know since you can’t really give a cat an eye test. His right eye is cloudy and while his left eye is clear, it doesn’t seem as if he can see clearly out of it.
You need to approach him slowly so you don’t startle him, and he tilts his head a bit to get a better sense of you. Once he realizes you are there to pet him, he relaxes and enjoys the pets or brushing – or baby food or treats!
Sultan’s feline friend, Quinn used to hide a lot. Especially under the table, crouching down behind the big pillow beds on the floor. Gradually, he became less afraid and joined Sultan on top of the table by the window. They now spend their days side by side, trying out the various cat beds.
Quinn seems to sense that Sultan has a bit of a disadvantage and he nuzzles him frequently to let him know everything is okay. When anyone goes up to them, both welcome pets and rub each other and the petting hands.
The power of Quinn’s friendship has given Sultan more confidence and courage. He ventures out to both the front and back areas of the yurt to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.
And I don’t believe it has been a one way street. Sultan’s friendship and his reliance on Quinn have given Quinn more confidence and courage.
Their friendship is mutually beneficial and we are hoping that they can be adopted together so that they can continue their wonderful friendship.
Do you have room in your home and heart for these two handsome boys, or do you know someone who would love to give them their forever home?
It is with great pleasure that I introduce my feline friend Sterling. As you can see from his photos, Sterling is an extremely handsome grey and white domestic short haired fellow.
I have known Sterling for almost two years now and have been constantly delighted by his intelligence and charming personality.
Things were not always so good for Sterling. He is a survivor of the Great Kitty Rescue and so has been through a horrible ordeal. He hasn’t let that get him down though.
When I first met Sterling up at Rescue Village, he took it upon himself to be the official greeter at The Kit Kat Club and would stand in the outer airlock waiting to rub whoever came in. Of course he expected pets in return!
Sterling comes to you when you call his name. He likes to play and is inquisitive. Right now he is a little tired of living with so many cats in a feline dormitory and can be a little jealous if you pay attention to another cat while visiting with him.
Here is one story I would like to tell about Sterling: I had been volunteering one week each month throughout 2008 and so got to know Sterling very well. As happens sometimes, life interfered and I had missed a few months of visiting the cats. In the meantime, Sterling had been moved to a new residence. But, despite the time I had been gone and Sterling’s new situation, when I opened the door to his dorm and called his name, he came running! We had a grand reunion and he was as sweet as ever.
Another interruption and I didn’t see him for 6 months! Again when I went to his dorm, he welcomed me like a long lost friend (see the photo of him head butting me!). Since then I have resumed my monthly visits and am always so happy to see Sterling.
But, what would make me happier is to see him join a family of his very own. As I said, he is tired of this feline dormitory living and he is a bit discouraged because he doesn’t feel as if many people see him and get to find out what a wonderful cat he is.
If you are interested in adopting Sterling or have any questions, please let us know by using the Contact Us form.
Like every shelter and adoption center, Cat Depot had a full house and a waiting list of cats to get in when they heard about 10th Life Sanctuary cats in need of rescue.
At the 10th Life Sanctuary, the owner, Maury Swee, claimed that he gave unwanted cats life-long care in a stress free environment. Instead, he conducted scientific research on them and housed them in deplorable conditions uncared for without basic necessities for a healthy life. On November 25, 2009 Swee was forced to surrender the cats to authorities.
Knowing that it takes everyone giving a little to get a whole lot done, Cat Depot decided to take 10 cats. Once they arrived and saw the cats and the horrific conditions, they ended up taking 12 cats back to their facility. On Friday, December 4th, they went back for 12 more.
They report that these kitties could not be more loving. The minute anyone walks into their room they jump up and run to the front of their cages and reach through the bars, talk and purr!
If we can find these wonderful orphans permanent or foster homes, Cat Depot can help even more cats.
You can help by adopting or fostering, (we will help with arranging transportation), having your rescue group take in even one or two of the cats, and by spreading the word so we can all help as many of these cats as we can.
You can see photos of the first group of cats at Cat Depot.