RANGER (NOW MICKEY)
ADOPTED AUGUST 2020
We got Mickey to keep our cat Sonny (formerly Batman) company, and oh boy was that an idea. They are referred to as "Double Trouble" now and they are so fun to watch! After they spend the day hanging out and playing they crawl onto bed at night and fall asleep watching TV. -Juliana A.
ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2019
Hello! My name is Ruth and this is the story of “Walley Walnut”.
It was a cold November day just before Thanksgiving when my father and I came to the shelter looking for a calm, cuddly senior cat for my elderly mother. We went to all the adorable cats and none really clicked. Meanwhile this one little kitten was pitching an absolute fit! He would not be ignored.
That was my walnut and it was love at first sight! He was the complete opposite of what we wanted but we loved him immediately. After many adventures Walley has grown into a mellow, cuddly, gorgeous cat. He is also a bit mischievous but we love that about him. His favorite things are running around the house chasing mice, playing with the neighbors' West Highland terriers (his high energy made keeping him an inside cat impossible. He simply MUST blow off steam), and getting kisses on the head at night. He is our ambassador when company comes and everyone loves him. We are so very grateful to all of you for saving this little guy and taking care of him until we found him. Walnut is truly the best.
Ruth-Anne Timmins and the Macaulay family .
FOXY (NOW GINGER)
ADOPTED MARCH 2018
When adopting Ginger, I was in the final stages of recovering from a full quadricep repair and rotator cuff surgery. My wife Anne and I went to Cape Ann Animal Aid to donate but when Anne first saw Ginger it was literally “love at first sight.” Who adopted whom is not really discernable but, in reality, Ginger adopted us!
Ginger was most likely thrown from a car prior to Hurricane Harvey’s arrival in the Houston area in Texas. Amazingly, she not only survived Harvey, the resultant flood, starvation, being shot with a tranquilizing dart by animal control to affect her capture, but after her arrival she delivered a liter of five beautiful puppies while still in foster care.
Within two weeks of her adoption, she bolted from our car leaving us all in a state of shock, including our other dog, Daisy. She was hit by a train; she survived for a week with her injuries and was found by Keolis workers and animal control.
Her injuries required amputation of her right front leg and the removal of a canine tooth. We dedicated our family room to her care. A wire crate was set up to be her temporary resting place. There would be no long walks, no steps, and lots of rest. Ginger could be carried outside for brief visits but was confined to allow for healing. We soon developed a bond that was unlike any other. Her fear was replaced with trust. She soon learned that the best way to get our attention was to bang on the wire crate with her cast. She was gaining in strength, welcoming attention, enjoying her meals. The Basenji in her never barked, but the Chihuahua in her loved play.
Ginger progressed and the cast was removed from her left arm. She would grin as though she were smiling at us. Her renewed ability to finish walks, hike trails, and run brought forth renewed spirit.
It is her resilience that encourages us through Covid times as we stay close to family, visit nature, social distance, and get fresh air. She teaches us to appreciate life’s simple pleasures! She makes us aware of our inner strengths will overcome life’s many obstacles. -William K.
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