Tails of a Foster Fur Mom: Nikki

Nov 22 2013

Guest Blogger: Susan Gottfried “Little girl, where is your OFF switch?” It’s not a question I often ask my foster kittens. In fact, to be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever asked a kitten where its OFF switch is. Truly, …

Posted in by susan gottfried, cat, cats, foster, foster care, foster fur mom, kitten, kittens

Adventures of a Foster Furmom: Constance and Claire

Aug 14 2013

Guest Blogger: Susan Helene Gottfried The past few months have been a whirlwind over at Casa Foster Furmom’s. After we lost Pete, we raised Clarabelle and Pluto to adoption age. They found homes after a great kitten shower, and my …

Posted in adopt, by susan gottfried, cat, claire, constance, foster, foster fur mom, kitten, kittens

Foster Fur Mom: Losing Kittens

May 13 2013

Guest Blogger: Susan Gottfried After two years of fostering, it happened this morning. I lost a kitten. Now, I’ve lost kittens before. They have an uncanny habit of running under beds or tucking themselves into spaces that I never knew …

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It’s All in How You Look At It: Adoption Stories

May 01 2013

Guest Blogger: Beth Mauder, Adoption Counselor Monday was dreary and rainy. As a matter of fact, the day before that was also dreary and rainy. The clouds were low and full of rain and they completely overshadowed the flowers that …

Posted in adopt, adoption, adoption counselor, by beth mauder, cat, kitten

The Miracle

Apr 23 2013

Guest Blogger: Animal Friends’ Volunteer and Blog Contest Honorable Mention Diane Friske  Last August, I was asked if I would take over the fostering of a very small kitten.  Because all the “fostering rooms” at the Friske Foster House were …

Posted in bottle babies, By Diane Friske, contest, foster, kitten, kittens, volunteer, volunteering, volunteers

Love at First Wag: Milo

Feb 20 2013

It’s not often you find love at first sight but when you do, you know its true.Such was the case for adopter Connie M. and her kitten, Milo.  Connie lost her long-time feline companion, Duchess, in September 2012, after 16 …

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Find Your Match at the Sugar, Spice and Everything…Kitten! Event

Sep 07 2012

Kittens will be in the spotlight at Animal Friends’ Sugar, Spice and Everything…Kitten! Event on Sunday, September 16.  Animal Friends is ushering in Fall with a full-fledged feline frolic!  Many kittens are returning from foster care and are ready and …

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A Celebration of Noses!

Jun 11 2012

Photos and blog by Jeff Geissler, Communications Assistant Black or brown, up or down.  Pink and freckled, gray and speckled. A cat’s nose knows no normality. Bank Chikorita Lexi Tinkerbell Tamber Mahjong

Posted in By Jeff Geissler, cat, cute, funny, kitten, kitten season, noses, photography, staff

June is Smitten Season! Priceless Cat Adoptions and More!

May 31 2012

June 1 kicks off Smitten Season at Animal Friends! That means “priceless” cat adoptions, $10 neuter surgeries and shopping for cats and their people.Shelters face tough times this time of year…the dreaded “kitten season.” Kitten season is when the weather …

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Your New Kitten: Starting Off on the Right Paw

Apr 20 2012

Guest Blogger: Linda Snyder Who can resist adding a mischievous feline imp to the family? Nothing is more comical than the antics of playful kittens discovering the world around them! But kittenhood is also the best time to train your …

Posted in behavior, By Linda Snyder, kitten, training