Our organization successfully helped 45 felines find forever homes in 2010. They were all special and we want to share the stories of three memorable adoptions. In the Spring of 2010, we traveled to a northeastern county in Georgia that has a 100% kill rate on felines. The animal control officer desperately needed help and was tired of killing so many loving animals. We made two trips to this location and rescued four male kitten siblings, three mamas and their nursing kittens and three teenagers, all who were on death row. Most have found wonderful homes and one of the male kitten siblings, Dizzy, is comfortable in his new home with another Whiskers adoption, Ruby. Ruby was abandoned at a business parking lot.
Their new owner sent us some great pictures that gave us all a reason to be thankful for what we do. We especially want to thank the foster parents for caring and nurturing Dizzy and his siblings and Ruby and her brother. Dizzy and Ruby were our last adoptions in December at PetSmart in Gainesville, GA. We are still looking for a home for Bear and Zander, both brothers of Dizzy. It is so sad to think of all the kittens and cats that are destroyed weekly across out nation. When our organization started we took a pledge to work until we have no more homeless pets. Please spay and neuter so we can shut down agencies that kill innocent loving animals.
Last Fall in Blue Ridge, GA there was a spay/neuter day and unfortunately a female cat being transported for surgery escaped from her cage and was lost. The owner was heartbroken and to help we posted a flier on our site to get the word out about the lost Fluffy, a beautiful seal point Siamese. The speculation was she was pregnant. A local rescue organization desperately sought help from the community to help find Fluffy. Finally a call came in that she was spotted. A trap was set and a seal point Siamese was caught!
Everyone was thrilled but the owner informed us it was not Fluffy! This is the story of Prince William, being in the right place at the right time! The cat trapped was a male and he was exceptionally sweet and potentially adoptable. All he needed was a vet appointment and a foster home! Thanks to the North GA SPCA who helped with the search, we found a foster home and had Prince William neutered. How could such a beautiful cat be wondering around downtown homeless? Prince William was adopted by a wonderful woman that previously had a Siamese who had passed away. She found Prince William through our website and he is now living in Tennessee and will never be wondering around homeless again. The other good news is Fluffy was found and has been spayed and reunited with her owner!
Our final memory we want to share is of Misha. She is a beautiful purebred tortie point Himalayan, seven years old and declawed. Poor Misha lost her home of seven years because her then owner’s life style changed. She was surrendered to a local humane society last January and was housed in a 36″x36″ cage. Since she was declawed, she was not allowed in the open cat room. Because she was in a small town that offered little chance of adoption, we decided to help Misha find a home by taking her to PetSmart in Gainesville. Misha was terribly depressed, not eating and got very sick. We pulled her out of PetSmart and placed her in a foster home. Little did we know what was ahead of us. She was a mess physically. She was first treated for intestinal parasites. Somehow she had also gotten fleas, which were treated, after which we proceeded with three blood test to determine what was causing her weight lost. The tests came back indicating that she had kidney insufficiencies, thankfully not failure however. It was critical that we change her diet. It was a long road to recovery but she pulled through, started gaining weight and looking great. It wasn’t until the summer that she was finally released from vet care and we could begin to look for a special caring home. She is high maintenance and her food cost was above normal. She loved a quiet life and we felt a retired person would be the right type of candidate to adopt her. That person was found and approved in October and a home visit was mandatory. Misha’s new home is purrfect! She is living with a lovely retired couple and gets along great with the house dog. They have committed themselves to continuing the special diet and care that Misha needs for a healthy long life. We truly believe that Misha would of died in that cage last winter and are happy she was transferred to Whiskers Project. Our organization goes beyond helping to save cats, we are committed to finding caring and loving homes for our felines. We ask everyone to please remember that adoption is for life and while lifestyles may change, pets shouldn’t be displaced because of it. We especially thank Misha’s foster mom and her veterinarian, Dr. Amy Orlin at Well Pet Humane Clinic in Chamblee, GA for their help saving Misha.
Dizzy, Ruby, Prince William, Misha and the other lucky cats that found homes are safe and happy. Although an adoption fee is collected, hundreds of dollars are spent to support our orphan felines. If would like to help and donate to offset some of the costs, you can click on the Donate Now link to the right with justgive.org. On behalf of all our homeless felines, we thank you for your support!