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** OLIVER HAS BEEN ADOPTED! His foster family decided they couldn’t let him go and the adoption was made official in September!
** IMMEDIATE FOSTER NEEDED FOR OLIVER ** We found Oliver unexpectedly and were already at capacity. We can provide a crate, food and supplies to a reliable, local foster who can transport him to weekend adoption events in Redondo Beach. If you can’t make it home from work for a potty break, we’d be happy to help with free walks. We would love to help with training, and continue his playdates/outings with Bruce. All he needs is a place to stay and someone to hang out with while he waits for his forever home. If you are interested in fostering Oliver, please contact Lisa@veganpetsitter.com.
Oliver is an adorable 8-month-old Dachshund/chihuahua mix. He was found running down Anza in Torrance, and the family he was registered to didn’t want him anymore because they were moving. He was already neutered, microchipped and dewormed, and is now caught up on vaccines. His date of birth is 12-12-12.
Oliver can be shy at first, but loves people and is very sweet and affectionate. He loves to run in the backyard and go for walks, then he’ll come inside and cuddle on the couch. He makes friends quickly with female dogs, and takes a little time to warm up to new males. He is also a great passenger and loves to ride in the car – especially to go to the park or the pet store!
Because we want Oliver’s new home to be a forever home, interested parties should fill out an application and agree to a home check. The required application and more information about the adoption process can be found at www.lovejoyfoundation.net.
If you would like to meet Oliver, he will be at adoption events with The Lovejoy Foundation on Saturdays & Sundays from 10am – 6pm. Adoptions are held at Global Pet Food Outlet Express, 401 S Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. We plan to have him there every weekend, but feel free to contact us in advance to make sure he will be there when you plan on attending. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
** TEGAN & SARA HAVE BEEN ADOPTED! Sara lives with her mom and dad and loves to play with her kitty brother, Oreo. Tegan (now Shelly) was adopted by a great family with a human brother and sister. Both are doing great in their forever homes!
Tegan & Sara are two beautiful medium-hair Siamese mix kitties. They were found in an alley in Torrance at only 6 weeks old, and were taken into a wonderful foster home. They are now spayed, vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, and ready to be adopted. They are also current on flea control and tested FIV/FeLV negative. We estimate their date of birth to be around 5/9/13.
Tegan & Sara are both mellow, affectionate kittens, Sara being the more outgoing of the two. They can be shy at first, but melt in your arms and will get comfy in your lap until they fall asleep. They have healthy appetites and eat both wet and dry food. They love to perch on their cat tree or in a windowsill and check things out. They can be adopted as a pair, or individually to a home with another cat or kitten. For their safety, they must be kept indoors.
Because we want Tegan & Sara’s new home to be a forever home, interested parties should fill out an application and agree to a home check. The required application and more information about the adoption process can be found here: http://www.purrfectpartners4cats.com/adoption.html
If you would like to meet Tegan & Sara, they will be at adoption events with Purrfect Partners on Saturdays & Sundays from 12-4. Adoptions are held at Centinela Feed, 413 N Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. We plan to have them there every weekend, but feel free to contact us in advance to make sure they will be there when you plan on attending. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
On Friday, April 26 & Sunday, April 28, Joseph and I took part in Big Fix Friday – a friendly competition between Stray Cat Alliance and Best Friends Animal Society to see who would be the first to trap, neuter and release 50 feral cats.
Trap-neuter-return is the humane trapping of feral cats in order to spay or neuter them, and return them to where they came from. Although all feral cats did originate from lost or abandoned tame cats at some point, they have reverted back to a “wild” state. Because they haven’t been socialized, they aren’t good candidates for adoption or living indoors, and the best chance they have is to stay where they are. The only effective method of population control is trap-neuter-release, which prevents future generations from having to live the difficult life of a street cat.
We helped the Stray Cat Alliance team and were assigned a colony in South Los Angeles. We used 9 traps and were able to catch 7 cats in about 4 hours, helping SCA reach a total of 58 cats trapped on the first night. By the end of the second night, volunteers had trapped 111 cats!
Of our colony, one of the cats we trapped turned out to not be feral after all, and was actually extremely friendly. He is about 1-2 years old and was not neutered, had no identification, and the man who feeds and looks after the colony assumed he was feral because he was never able to get near him – but he might have just been fearful in an outdoor environment. We called him Alex, and once he was inside he became very social and affectionate. After his surgery, he went into a foster home and is now available for adoption!
All of our surgeries went well and we were able to return the other 6 cats to their caregiver, a man who lives in his van near the colony and provides them with food and fresh water every day. Although he said the cats never let him near them, he said he cares about them very much and knows they appreciate him too. When we told him about Alex and asked if he would be okay with him finding a home, he did seem a little sad but didn’t hesitate to say yes.
Although the weekend was primarily about the cats, I was just as moved by their caregiver. On the first night we offered to share some snacks we had, which he declined, and asked if he needed anything else. All he wanted was a flashlight, which I brought him on return day with a couple sets of batteries, and he looked like he was going to tear up as he thanked me. It was only a small gesture, and what we did for his colony only took a small effort, but seeing his kindness toward the cats inspired me to want to do more.
To learn more about TNR and Stray Cat Alliance, visit StrayCatAlliance.org.