Feral Paws Rescue: Brothers and Sisters

By Lupe Gore 

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 and check out their website.

“Leave no sibling behind” is part of the mission of Feral Paws Rescue. This month we will feature some bonded siblings who were recently rescued from the CCSPCA.

Bart and Romeo
Bart and Romeo are adult males who were surrendered to the shelter in January 2023. Bart is a handsome brown/black tabby, and Romeo is all black. They are both under two years of age. After being pulled from the shelter by Feral Paws Rescue, they went into foster care where they could remain together, socialize with other cats, and feel at home. Since being there, they have acclimated very well, have no issues with the cats who live there, and both enjoy snuggling with their caregiver and sleeping on the bed. Occasionally they will play with toys but prefer to just watch the other cats, which includes a couple of kittens. Bart especially loves “lap time” with his person. It’s hard to imagine how anyone could part with these two very lovable boys!

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Emma and Benita are black sisters who are ten and a half years old. They were surrendered to the shelter last September and became very fearful in there, hiding in the back of the kennel together. They had been at their previous home, together, since they were kittens. When Feral Paws Rescue pulled them in mid-September, they went to live in the home of one of the rescue volunteers who has other cats but could also give him some security that they were safe. Both wanted to hide initially, but gradually came to know they were loved there and no one was going to separate them or send them back to the shelter again. Both Emma and Benita were previously declawed. It didn’t take too long before they were sleeping on the bed and started kneading and purring when their foster mom was with them. And as “foster fails” go, they were quickly adopted together by the rescue volunteer. Today they have become a lot more comfortable in their home, haven’t hissed at the other cats for months now, but still prefer their own bowls of food in the bedroom area. Emma and Benita are two kitties forever grateful for Feral Paws Rescue saving their lives.

Ellen and Kennedy are two beautiful juvenile sisters who were the last of their siblings to be saved from the shelter by Feral Paws Rescue. They are gray, peach, and white and appear to have dilute calico markings. They are currently housed at the Rescue together and are very sweet and friendly and love to be held by their rescue caregivers. They are definitely bonded with each other and, of course, will be adopted together.

It is so important for adult cats who have been in the same home, especially siblings, to remain together, and especially after having been removed from that home for whatever reason and taken to the shelter, to remain together. Some kittens can tolerate being separated, but the pairs who are featured in this article definitely belong with each other. And that is the mission of Feral Paws Rescue.

Ellen and Kennedy
Before closing this month, we have a very happy update to the September, 2022, KRL article entitled Shades of Gray which featured a handsome adult named Gray who had tested positive for FeLV. Retesting by the Rescue Veterinarian has resulted in a negative test for both FIV and FeLV! Gray is on “vacation” from the Rescue and in foster care where he can now roam freely with the other house cats and get the love and attention he so deserves! Happy news for a very sweet, lovable boy! 

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. We also have a special Facebook Group for our pet articles--join and never miss a pet article.