Cat of the Week: Jasper

Jasper

Poor Jasper waits patiently for his forever home. He currently lives in a foster home with several resident cats, and an endless stream of kittens that come and go, and a big, slobbery, yellow lab. Jasper watches potential adopters come and admire the kittens, but no one notices him. He is still playful like a kitten; doesn’t that count?

Jasper 2Jasper gets along fabulously with people, cat-savvy dogs and other cats. There isn’t a mean bone in his body. He loves playing rowdy with his foster brother and sister kittens, but he’s also content to hang out quietly with the older cats if given the opportunity. He is quiet, kind, and a real mellow fellow. At Christmas, he happily hung out in a room full of boisterous family, chaos, and people (the other cats hid in the basement). After months and months of being in a cage at a shelter, he was just so happy to be included in the festivities!

Jasper is prone to urinary crystals, which is a common bladder issue many male cats are prone to. This is an easily manageable condition with proper diet. The special food he needs is more expensive than what they sell at the grocery store (but it is much cheaper than a vet bill!) A $60 bag of special diet food should last him 3 months. Jasper’s former family abandoned him at a local shelter after their vet refused their request to euthanize him. Jasper’s bladder issues were easily treated and in the last 8 months he lived at the shelter and in a foster home, he has not had ANY litter box troubles. None.

Jasper is still very young at heart, and exhibits playful, kitten-like behavior. He chirrups when his foster humans get home, rubs against their legs, and will drape himself over a chair to watch them while they do their chores. The humans don’t understand why this guy is still homeless!

Jasper 3He is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, and is front-declawed.

Jasper is a little sensitive about having his back end touched. We think he’s experienced being hit or having his tail pulled. Poor guy. He would do best in a quiet home without small children, and should not live with dogs that are aggressive or will chase him.

Jasper will be your forever loyal companion. Can you be his?

If you are interested in Jasper, please complete an application HERE.

Julia Black

Cat of the Week: Goldie

We have kitties! We feel bad that we’ve been neglecting them on the blog, so we’re starting our Cat of the Week feature to occur on Thursdays. Our first bachelor is Goldie…

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Goldie 2Goldie, an adult male Tabby, is a loving, gentle cat who has been recuperating from physical abuse at the hands of his former owner. Luckily, Goldie was rescued and placed into a loving foster home to recover from his injuries. Goldie is all healed up now and ready for adoption by a loving home.

Goldie is an amazing cat. He’s a lover but also has his moments when he wants to be left alone. He would be better in a single pet home as he hasn’t gotten along with other animals well since he was abused. He loves to play with string and toys, but would be even happier with a hair-tie.

If you are interested in Goldie, please contact adoptions@lasthoperescueia.org. Or complete an adoption application HERE.

Julia Black

 

Cat of the Week: Stitch

This week we’re giving the dogs some time off and featuring a cat of the week. I’m pleased to introduce you to Stitch…

Stitch

Stitch definitely has a crazy play mode! When he’s ready to go, he can be a little tornado. The rest of the time I barely know he’s here. Stitch 3If you’re looking for a playful companion, you have found him! Pull out the toys and he will entertain himself, and you, for an hour or two before settling down for a little loving and a cat nap.

He loves all the other animals in his foster home, from the cats and dogs to the rabbit. Stitch has a unique feature that catches your eye when you meet him. He is polydactyl, meaning he has an extra toe on each foot. It makes his paws look big! The vet says he’s going to be a big boy when he grows up; perhaps around 15 pounds!

If you are interested in meeting this sweet, fun little boy, email Crystal at cdmcguire88@gmail.com. You can fill out an application HERE.

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10 Reasons to Adopt a Cat

Adopting a cat is not only a great way to support Last Hope Animal Rescue, it’s also an excellent way to bring some cuddly into your life. Here are the top ten reasons why adopting a cat is the right move:

Hampton10. They’re Independent – cats are naturally independent creatures that require little supervision. This makes them the perfect pet for workaholics, city dwellers, people living in apartments, and the just generally mellow. While you can feel free to walk your cat, it isn’t necessary to their lifestyle.

9. They’re Cuddly – they may be able to take care of themselves, but cats still love a good cuddle. And unlike those 100-pound pooches that think they belong on your lap, a cat actually fits there quite nicely. Plus, they are warm and fuzzy, so purr-fectly suited for snuggling.Boomer

8. They Bathe Themselves – and it’s a good thing, too. Have you ever tried to get a cat into water? Not fun if you prefer your skin scratch-free. So they bathe themselves and leave you with one less chore – it’s a win-win situation for all involved.

7. You Won’t Need to Housebreak Them – in addition to bathing themselves, cats come into your life pretty much potty trained. You set up a litter box and, with very little instruction, they figure out how to use it almost naturally. Adopting a cat means never having to worry about getting home late and realizing you still need to go out into the cold, cold darkness.

6. They’re Avid Hunters – not a big fan of bugs? Adopt a cat! Cats are skilled hunters that will help keep down the bug population in your home. Not to mention those pesky red laser pointers!

5. They’re Great Entertainers – cats are more than capable of entertaining themselves with toys, boxes, drawers, and the like. Give a cat a window and a window sill to perch on and she’ll spend hours watching the goings-on in the great outdoors as she plots taking over the world and generally enjoys making the peons on the other side jealous of her glorious coat and pretty whiskers.

Griff4. Perfect Couch Potato Companion – think about it. Cats spend about 15 hours a day sleeping. This means they will never make you feel guilty when you laze about on the couch eating a tub of ice cream and watching TV all day. In fact, a cat would love to just veg out with you. It’s a built in excuse to be lazy.

3. You’re Saving a Life – according to the Humane Society of the United States, somewhere between six and eight million cats and dogs are taken in by shelters each year in the United States, and three to four million of those cats and dogs are eventually euthanized (Last Hope does not euthanize!). By adopting a cat today, you could be single-handedly saving a life. That’s a pretty big deal.

2. They’re Saving Your Life – as if saving a life wasn’t a good enough reason to adopt a cat, keep in mind that your potential new cat could save your life, too. Having a pet has been attributed to significantly lowering blood pressure, as well as lowering the risk of heart disease. Plus, the mere act of stroking a cat for a few minutes has been shown to release “feel good” endorphins in the brain.

1. They’re Awesome – you can’t argue with the facts. A cat is pretty much the most popular pet in the world (there are statistically more cats in U.S. households than dogs). They’re adorable, loving, easy companions that make you super happy (and healthy). So what are you waiting for?

Last Hope Cats

And now you can adopt a cat from Last Hope even more easily! From July 9th through July 17th* you can adopt a cat for $9 and a kitten for $19. What a bargain for such a great pet!  *Your adoption application must be received by July 17th. If you’re interested in adopting a cat or kitten, please contact Crystal at cdmcguire88@gmail.com or complete an adoption application HERE.

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Cat of the Week: Julia

This week, instead of showcasing a dog, we’re showcasing one of our beautiful cats. And with a name like “Julia,” she’s bound to be great!

Julia

Meet Julia! I am only about 6 months old and a lovable, brave little girl! I am very playful, talkative, and enjoy to follow you around. My curiosity Julia 2gets the best of me and am always eager to play with other cats and friendly dogs. Even though I am young, I do not use my claws when being held. I am looking for my furever home with a family or someone who can give me lots of attention and/or has other companions at home for me to play with.

I am spayed, litter box trained, and up to date on my shots.Julia 3 For more information about Julia, please contact fay.nihart@cardinalhealth.com. The adoption application can be completed HERE.

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Cat of the Week: Charlie

We’re taking a little break from Dog of the Week to bring you our Cat of the Week, Charlie. She is an adult black and white long hair cat.

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Charlie is an extremely personable and loving cat. She gets along with other animals very well and seems to have no problem approaching other cats or humans to play and interact. She is very sociable and loves any attention she can get. Most times people will grow weary of petting her before she Charliewill grow tired of being petted. So if you are looking for a very sweet, loving, and outgoing pet, Charlie may be the perfect fit!

Charlie has been spayed and is up to date on shots. Available for indoor homes only. For more information contact fay.nihart@cardinalhealth.com. You can also complete the adoption application HERE.

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Cat of the Month – Hampton

You read it right, Last Hope Animal Rescue takes in cats as well as dogs!  To help get the word out, we are going to start posting an adoptable cat every month, as long as we have one up for adoption.  If you are interested in adpoting one of our featured cats, please click here to fill out an application for adoption. 

Our first lucky cat to be featured is Hampton.

We will let Hampton tell you a little about himself…

Hello there! My name is Hampton. I recently had surgery on my back leg but I’m tough and am getting around just fine.  I put more weight on it each day but am quite quick despite my injury. I am definitely a people person and love to be petted. I can be shy at first, but once I get to know you I like to be wherever you are. Sometimes I’ll even snuggle up to you at bedtime, or I’ll be quiet on the floor next to you. I don’t need to be entertained much as sometimes I like my “me” time.

I get along with other cats unless they pick on me. I’m not usually the starter, but won’t let them get away with it after awhile. I usually take the high road and stay to my own corner around others as to not start a fight or make them angry. I’m a lover, not a fighter J I like to play with strings or things that are hanging in front of me. I have claws still, but won’t ruin any of your nice things. I can become quite energetic at times and like to roll around on the floor.

I am really relaxed in car rides although they aren’t my favorite. I also am good at doing my business in liter boxes. I’m not really picky when it comes to food either. I like all kinds.

In a nutshell I am a cuddly cat who loves to be loved and am looking for a home that’s right for the both of us.