Feral Paws Rescue: Three Incredibly Special Kitties

by Paula Hunsaker

Feral Paws Rescue Group in Fresno shares with us some of their animal rescue adventures every month. Check out KRL's article about Feral Paws to learn more about them.

I wanted to share with you updates of three incredibly special kitties rescued from a high-kill shelter in California. Fortunately, all have found their forever homes. Once our kitties have moved on to their new homes, we ask the adopters to try and keep us updated on how the kitty is doing and adjusting to their family. When we get these updates, it makes all the time and energy we put into each of our cats worthwhile. Please enjoy these stories.

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Baloo, Who Is Now Orion
Baloo’s adopters traveled over four hours to meet him at our rescue. It was a bond right at the start. I believe in watching and observing adopters who come to visit our kitties. The adopters think they are choosing the kitty they picked out, but that is not the case at all. It’s truly the kitty that has chosen them as his/her new family!

“Hi Paula, It was such a pleasure to meet you and your Mom a few weeks ago. We wanted to share that the lovely cat we adopted from you (Baloo, now Orion), has settled in incredibly well to our household. He is so sweet and loving. He loves to curl up in our laps, chats with us, and seems very content, remarkably well adjusted. Thank you for encouraging us to come see you, we will be grateful to you always. Thank you for rescuing those with such a high level of need for support, we wish more people understood how much animals suffer going in and out of shelter settings and how overwhelmed the shelter system is. With gratitude, Caiti”

Peeka, Who Is Now Known As Luciana
Peeka’s new family is from the state of Washington. They came to our rescue with no cat in mind at the time. They told me it was going to be the cat that picked them. They spent a long time with our kitties up for adoption. When they came out of our adoption area and told me they wanted to adopt Peeka, I was a little surprised. You see, Peeka was one the few cats that would just sit back and watch the possible adopters come into our adoption area and not really greet the possible adopters. But for some reason that day, Peeka was making herself known to her new possible adopters. Peeka was giving them kisses. Just keeping their attention on her only. Peeka truly did pick her new family.

“Hi Paula - Myself & my teen daughter came by last week and adopted Peeka (black w white mittens & tail tip). I just wanted to tell you she settled RIGHT in. In minutes she was making herself completely at home. She has been so darling and is the most well-adjusted cat I have ever met. We love her & are so glad we adopted her! Your "operation" there is so organized and such an amazing service. Thank you for all you do for the kitties of the west coast!! See attached photo of our new cute baby, who has been renamed Luciana. Thanks Paula! - Coretta C.”

Seven Who Will Be Keeping His Name As Seven
Seven was just a loverboy! He always tried so hard to pick a forever family when they came into our adoption area. But sadly, he was always overlooked. And I always felt so bad for him because he tried so hard to get the human that was looking at the kitties to pick him. He would sit back and watch others leaving and being put into a carrier like his little heart was broken. I would sit with him and tell him “the perfect new family just haven’t come yet to get you. Not to never give up hope for there is someone special out there for you.”

Then I got the call from Seven’s new mom asking that she wanted Seven! Did not want to get any other cat just Seven! His new mom is a first responder during this time we have so much going on in the world. I promised to hold Seven for her to meet him and make sure she wanted to adopt him. Her hours at work being a first responder was unknown as to when she’d be able to get off from work. She was coming from Yosemite mountain area. She is an ER trauma nurse. The day finally came when she was coming to meet Seven! It was just a solid bond and deep love as soon as they met each other, and she held him in her arms.

“Hi Paula, I thought I would send this to you. Seven is adjusting very well and is doing great now! He talks so much and loves to water the garden with me in the evenings :) He caught a mouse in the house! He loves to snuggle. I love him so much! Thank you for saving his life from a shelter. Most of all bringing him into our life forever. Take care, Brandy”

It is because of stories like these that help to keep us motivated to rescue more kitties from high-kill shelters. Each and every cat deserves that second chance at a safe and loving forever home. If you believe in spay/neutering cats, then we would appreciate a donation toward our current and future spay/neuter surgeries. Go to our website www.fprg.org and click on the donation button. We are donation funded, so every dollar helps! Thank you for your consideration of helping Feral Paws Rescue Group.

Check out the Feral Paws website to learn more about them, and keep an eye on their Facebook Page. They are based in Fresno, CA.

Check out more animal rescue stories in our Pet Perspective section on Kings River Life, and the Pets section here on KRL News & Reviews. Check back every month for another animal rescue adventure from Feral Paws. Advertise in KRL and 10% of your advertising fees can go to a local animal rescue. Learn more about Feral Paws on their website.

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