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2017 - Handsome Master Pallas is living the dream with Nancy Petersen. All the best guys!
Here's an update from Nancy in Jan 2018 (the first photos are of him at their home!):
"Showing off adopted Master who had made another giant progress leap. He sat on the foot stool of my chair last night. Still no touching yet.
Playing with his catnip toy & sooo tired after playtime. I luv this guy."
2017 - Kara and Teddy Junior have found the loving environment they so deserved thanks to Margo Campainha Cassidy in the USA. Happy everything kitties!
Teddy Junior LOST HIS OLDER BROTHER TEDDY TO A DOG ATTACK. HE waS JUST A BABY, A FRAGILE LITTLE SENSITIVE SOUL, VERY FRIENDLY AND USED TO SHARING AND LIVING HAPPILY WITH OTHER CATS AS HE LIVED WITH HIS EXTENDED FAMILY.
SOMEONE BROUGHT LITTLE KARA TO THE CLINIC IN A BOX WHEN HIS EYES WERE STILL CLOSED. THIS SUPER FRIENDLY BOY was FOSTERED IN TURKEY AND we're so happy he's found HIS FOREVER FAMILY!
Gorgeous "TINY", now Hemingway and no longer so tiny!
Adopted as a therapy cat in Boston and adored by his mum and grandma
Is it any surprise?
Our cats can charm their way and mend broken hearts. Open your heart to our lovely strays. They so deserve a chance.
MALE - EST. DOB 04/2017 - VERY FRIENDLY - FIV/FELV NEGATIVE
POOR, SWEET TINY WAS THROWN OUT OF A MOVING CAR BY A RESTAURANT WHOSE MANAGER IS KNOWN TO KILL INNOCENT ANIMALS. HE IS AN EXQUISITE, PLAYFUL AND LOVING LITTLE BOY
2017 - Gee and Spicer are now living happily in California!
Very friendly, affectionate, trusting, Gee is a very sweet little boy whose devoted mum has decided he is old enough to fend for himself.
He has been found wandering right in the middle of the town centre, close to cars, crowds and danger, oblivious to it all.
He has been snatched from the jaws of death as he would soon have been history if he had remained there.
A YOUNG, INNOCENT KITTEN FOUND BY OUR RESCUER, LOOKING LOST, FORLORN AND CONFUSED OUTSIDE A HUGE SUPERMARKET, SPICER WAS DUMPED BY SOME KIDS WHO LEFT HIM AND RAN AWAY SMILING AND GIGGLING TO HIS FATE... NO DOUBT HE HAD SERVED HIS PURPOSE AS A TOY, A FATE TOO OFTEN SEEN OUT THERE FOR LITTLE KITTENS. SPICER IS VERY SOCIABLE TO OTHER CATS AS YOU CAN SEE! HE PURRED NON STOP AS HE WAS CARRIED TO SAFETY BY OUR VOLUNTEER.
To see a slideshow of photos of Gee and his sweet friend Spicer, click here !
December 20, 2017 -
Report from Megan re our 2 stars who travelled to Boston on Sunday.
Caramel loves to lie on top of the wardrobe and survey the scenery, I made room for her up there. She grabs me with her paw when I stop petting her and head butts me, she is just a total love bug and little Lynsey (aka Tessie) is coming along nicely and out and about exploring things. I went to woof meow and got wet kitten food for her, really good stuff. They are well settled in.
Caramel and the other strays of her street were almost poisoned by a horrible restaurant owner and when rescued purred in gratitude wall the way to the clinic!
The super cool Bill and Ted travelled to the US in April 2017 and are now happy in Nantucket!
These sweeties were born in scrub land in a ditch near the mosque and adjacent to a garbage dump. They used to be very inquisitive and always wander out from the safety of their scrub and wander on the main road near the dumpster. Had they not been rescued, they would have certainly been history as that area was flooded and a lot of animals
2017 - Migros and Ava - ADOPTED BY SUSAN
You can guess why he is named Migros. He was picked up from a trashy alley near the Migros supermarket where vans, cars, delivery trucks hurtle with never a thought for a wee kitten. He was all alone, terrified and had no mum. Migros is friendly, FIV FELV negative. Change the life of a little stray cat. ADOPT!
AVA WAS RESCUED WITH HER SISTERS AND HER MUM, KAHYA, WHO IS NOW HAPPILY ADOPTED IN NANTUCKET. THEY WERE LIVING IN A HOTEL BY THE HIGHWAY THAT WAS GOING TO CLOSE FOR THE WINTER, LEAVING THEM IN AN EMPTY WASTELAND. HER SISTER WAS FOUND TRAPPED, STARVING, IN THE BOILER ROOM, AND ONE OF THE SISTERS ALSO HAD A LEG INJURY, SO THEY WERE HAPPY TO BE RESCUED, BY ALL ACCOUNTS!
August 17: Thanks to the help of the lovely Michelle Lachlan, in her own words, "Hercules is adopted and in a wonderful home❤️❤️❤️😻😻😻 with a lovely young woman. He has a friend cat called Baby who is about the same age as him."
Our blind Herc' the Turk has a lovely home!
Wishing him a long, happy life.
August 17: "Great news - Moo has found the perfect forever family - busy household, 3 kids, 2 dogs - she can be the manager of them all❤️❤️❤️❤️ "
Says the lovely Michelle Lachlan, Moo's foster mum, who waited months to find the perfect home for our lovely Moo.
Have a great time running the show with your loving family, sweet Moo!
July 17: Maggie is now an adopted pet, for good this time! She looks forward to a lovely life in San Francisco.
She once "belonged" to a Russian woman who decided to leave without making any plans whatsoever for her poor cat and just abandoned her. Sadly, this is typical behaviour with many people. We wish this beautiful calico girl a happy life in sunny California!
July 17: Biscuit and White Girl are lucky enough to become New Yorkers, living with Penelope Smith!
We had released dear Biscuit after catching him to neuter and release him in November 16 - we released him with great reluctance as he was so friendly and did not wish to leave the safety of his crate. Thankfully he was brought in on Christmas day - the best gift he could have had!
White Girl was brought to one of the local hotels last summer and abandoned once the remorseless tourists then left her behind. We're so glad to see her life have the happily ever after she deserves!
July 17: superfast adoption for Spencer, aka Springer!
Here is what his kind foster mum, Margo, has to say about it:
"Truly an amazing day. For starters Spencer thought it was his Celebration of Life jaunt/flight through the vineyard this morning at 6 am. I couldn't believe how he flew not ran through the vines. He literally had no feet on the ground only soaring in and out of the vineyard rows. Chase couldn't keep up with him and I literally only could spy him soaring like Superman. Cats scattering as he came flying through. He literally ran and landed in my flower bed then leaping in my arms when I finally cut him off. I think he knew it was his BonVoyage Day to his forever home. What a funny hyped boy who found a forever family that loves his breed. Couldn't have asked for a better match for him. I'm going to miss this spirited boy!"
May 17: Betty and Dot are home!
This is the happiest tale ever. Our famous kebab kittens, Betty and Dot, finally have a home of their own together.Great thanks to Margo Campainha Cassidy for her patience and dedication to them. From Turkey, to the East coast and then the West and finally home. We wish them the happiest of lives!
Here is what Margo shared with us:
"My Mom has always called me a dreamer and I've been told often I wear rose colored glasses. Which is all good I've grown in my heart quite cozy with both of those descriptions. Even though as a youngster I didn't feel sometimes they were used in an uplifting way.
Well today I'm viewing the world with those magical glasses.
A wonderful lady came in to meet Betty and Dot. They have been with us for just over a year. Originally from Turkey living on the streets at a Kabab shop like princesses. What smart girls to loiter at a butcher shop. The sisters didn't realize that it would only last for so long till they found themselves struggling to survive. Until some kind, nice rescuers scooped them up then gave them refuge at the veterinary office where there is a cattery for boarding.
Then arriving in Napa via help and fundraising by their rescuers wanting a better life for them. Not knowing they would wait a year for their forever home to come.
If you foster for Whiskers, Tails and Ferals you know how often I have reassured and explained to volunteers that their fosters time is coming. Even when I've been asked that Betty and Dot should be separated on several occasions. With my reply being no I made a promise to them and the people who rescued them.
I feel that each kitty already has a life plan. It's just having patience and waiting for that family to come adopt them.
Well Betty and Dot's day came today. As soon as I picked up the phone to answer some of Polly's questions and ask my questions I knew she was that magical person. (Goosebumps)
They will be starting their new lives with this wonderful lady tomorrow.
How more moving can that be?! Well it even gets better than that I'm headed to the airport to pick up three more world travelers from Turkey. How magical is that??!
Two beginning their lives and leaving us to finally go home and three more coming to join us all the way from their origin, Turkey.
I'm truly amazed by this magical happenstance of how life works. Purely in aww. ❤️ "
July 17: Little Juanita, now renamed June, has really come out of her shell since she travelled to the USA last month to be looked after by a loving foster lady who fell in love with her and adopted her.
June was the daughter of the brave cat mum with cancer, Lily, and the sister of Adam, who sadly did not live to see happiness. This shy family were going to be poisoned for the crime of living in the disused, filthy basement of a local building, and were rescued in extremis, but both of the kittens were quite feral as they were used to humans being a hostile element, not helpful friends. June's life has completely changed for the better and her brother and mother would no doubt be happy June is getting a chance at happiness. The first photo below is June when she first arrived at the vet clinic, panicked, and the two following photos are of her now, in her happy home.
July 17: Click here to see dear Solomon, once a timid, grumpy FIV+ boy, who left Turkey last year to live a happy life at the wonderful Kattenopvang Bastet sanctuary in the Netherlands. Under the loving care of Wendie and her team, he has turned into a total cuddly bear! It took him a very long time to trust people but it was worth it...
May 17: Mr. Pallas, one of our dear FIV+ proteges, was successfully adopted by a loving family after being fostered by the kind people at HART of Maine and featured on "Fetch Me A Home" on US television - you can see the video here.
Feb. 16: The lovely little Jackie Sparrow was adopted after less than a month in her foster family in the Netherlands. And guess what - another (senior) cat from her foster home was adopted with her! Congratulations are in order for this very sweet little girl with only one eye! We will post photos of her in her new home as we receive them.
Dec. 2015: Peach & Pilgrim, brother and sister, were born by a kebab shop on a busy street in Avsallar, along with Betty and Dot, their sisters, who are already living happily with Denise in the US. Their mother, Destiny, was adopted in the Netherlands with her best friend. It's now Peach & Pilgrim's turn to rejoice as they can now look forward to a happy life with Ann Werchan in the USA.
Dec. 2015: Caramel and Bruiser, two inseparable little cute bandits who were born in a very hostile area and travelled to the UK earlier this year, have moved to a wonderful forever home in Kent with Andy the builder and his beloved Bentley the huge British Short Hair (and all the beautiful fishes that also live with them). We look forward to posting updates!
Dec. 15: Mina used to live by a park where animals have previously been poisoned en masse... When she was caught and taken to safety, she was heavily pregnant and starving. She was adopted by a relative of one of our volunteers in the UK and Mina and her new human companion are now inseparable.
Sept. 15: Finn photographed on his way across the Rocky Mountains, as he was travelling to Cecilia's, whose life he will now share. Have a great time with your family dear blue-eyed boy!
May 2015: Andrea DelDin, the kind adopter of ex-Avsallar Tristan (we used to call him "Sad
Eyes", as he was a lonely, scared little homeless boy, but his eyes look much more serene now!), often shares photos of her dear boy. He joined Andrea in her wonderful home in March 2014.
How sweet and happy does he look? Oh and guess what: Tristan has his own Facebook page! Follow it
Remember you can be another pet's forever family...Click here to see our urgent candidates for adoption!
May 2nd, 2015: Little Tommy is enjoying life in his new home with a cute black and white companion! He was adopted in Germany by friends of our dear supporter Beate von Nemitz.
May 2015: Kaye Germano, who lives in the US, has recently welcomed into her home 2 Avsallar dogs, Bella and Freya. She rejoices at the lovely experiences she shares with these dogs, exploring the woods and getting to know each other.