Cat of the Week: Oscar

Oscar

Oscar is a sweet boy looking for his forever home. He can be a little shy at first but once he knows you’re his friend he loves to rub up against you and climb in your lap. He enjoys being petted and will roll over on his back for belly rubs and likes being picked up and held. He gets along well with other cats with a little time to adjust. Sometimes he can be found curled up to his current roommate. He would love to have a home where he can hang out all day and lounge around in the sun.

If you’re interested in Oscar, complete an application HERE.

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Cat of the Week: Alisha

Alisha

Take one look in Alisha’s cheerful, smiling eyes, and pet her as she oh-so-affectionately paws at your arm gently begging for more pets, and you’d have no idea that Alisha is a survivor of horrible neglect and abuse. She’s talkative, outgoing, and gets along well with other cats and any humans she has met.

For the first 2 years of her life, she suffered from severe malnutrition and neglect, stunting her growth. Alisha is the size of a kitten, although she is estimated to be between two and three years old. Because of malnutrition and starvation early in life, she will always be an itty-bitty-kitty.

Alisha 2In more recent months, Alisha and her furry companions were subjected to beatings by mean boys who don’t like cats. Sadly, some of her fur-siblings were killed. One of those meanies shot Alisha in the head with a BB gun, but she received surface wounds that healed up perfectly with treatment. Some kind folks stepped in and helped Alisha find a rescue group where she could safely heal up from her BB injuries, get good vet care, and get her belly fed with all of the nutritious food she can eat.

She looks like a kitten, and she’s playful like a kitten. Did we mention she is the most forgiving, lovable, little survivor we’ve ever met? If you want a kitty that loves people (despite everything) and really wants her own special human being to be her best friend, Alisha’s your girl.

Alisha is spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, and FIV and Feline Leukemia negative.

For more information about Alisha, please email adoptions@lasthoperescueia.org. An adoption application can be completed HERE. Adoption fee $40.

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Cat of the Week: Minnie

Minnie

Minnie is a sweet, curious kitten about 10 months old that loves attention and to explore around the house. Toys that make a lot of noise are her favorite! Minnie has lots of affection to give and gets along great with her brother, Gabe. If you’re looking for one cat or maybe a brother and sister to keep each other company, you have to meet Minnie (and/or Gabe)!

Minnie is FIV and Feline Leukemia negative, spayed, up to date on vaccinations, and she is microchipped. Indoor homes only. Adoption fee is $75.00.

Please contact adoptions@lasthoperescueia.org for more information. An adoption application can be completed HERE.

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Cat of the Week: Callie

Callie

Callie the calico is a sweet and easy-going special needs kitty.  She is about 7 years old. It’s hard not to fall in love with her. She purrs continuously, she likes to be near you, and loves being petted. Callie has a disability that she was born with. She has hip dysplasia, deformed kneecaps, and is bow legged so her back legs don’t hold her up very well. Despite her limitations, Callie gets around just fine and isn’t in any pain.  It’s easier for her to get around on carpet as wood or tile is slippery and harder for her to get traction. But she can scoot around on slick floors when necessary.  She cannot jump, so she would love it if you lift her up to the couch so she can hang out with you, and help her get down afterward.

Callie 2Callie loves cat toys, and gets along with mellow cats and dogs that won’t chase or bother her.  She needs a tender, loving owner that has time to give her attention. She uses a litterbox just fine, and likes having a kennel she can go in and out of as she pleases. She likes her kennel in her foster home, and retreats to it when she wants some quiet time.

Callie has so much love to give and really wants to be someone’s loving companion cat! Callie is spayed, FIV/FeLV negative, up to date on her vaccinations, and front declawed. Please contact adoptions@lasthoperescueia.org for more information about her. An adoption application can be completed HERE.

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Cat of the Week: Angel

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Angel 2Hi! My name is Angel. I’m about a year old and I’m really hoping I’ll find my forever home soon! Not that I mind my foster home but they have a big scary dog that I don’t really like. So if you don’t have a big scary dog I’d love to come home with you! (I don’t mind the little one, but the big guy likes to try to play with me and I’d rather not do that…) I do love my foster cat brother. It took a few days for me to decide that he was ok but once I figured out how cool he was we run and play all the time.  My favorite thing to do is to curl up on my foster mom’s lap at the end of the night. Even if she’s putting the baby to sleep, as long as there’s room I’ll be there! I love to sleep in her bed and cuddle with her too. I’ll even spend some time in the crib with my human foster sister at nap time! I really love to cuddle!

If you like to cuddle too would you consider meeting me? I’ve been told I’m a great cuddle buddy and I can’t wait to meet you! If you want to come meet me you can email my foster mom at cdmcguire88@gmail.com. You can also complete an application HERE.

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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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