Category: Cat Adoption

4 Kitten Foster Friday: Coley’s Story

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I used to have a very fast-paced career.  I worked in film, taught theater arts in a residency program, and I was a published playwright and author of several other projects.
All of this came to an abrupt stop when I was diagnosed with a degenerative nerve disease.  In and out of the hospital dozens of times, I found myself with way too much time on my hands.
When I was home bound for long periods, I often told my husband Rick that I wished there was a business that would bring you a basket of kittens that you could…

2 Kitten Foster Friday: Stephanie’s Story

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Guest post by Stephanie S.
It was about three years ago that I saw a picture of the world’s cutest kittens on Facebook and immediately fell in love. Now, if you’re like me, you see photos of kitties online all the time – you might even fall in love with each and every one of them. But this time it was different. This time it was a litter of six unweaned babies that a friend of mine was fostering with their mama. These kittens would be available for adoption when they reached the appropriate age and size. These kittens could…

4 Happy National Specially-Abled Pets Day!

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This blog was co-authored by Annie M. and Estelle W.
National Specially-Abled Pets day is observed every year on May 3rd and was founded in 2006 by Animal Behaviorist and Pet Lifestyle Expert, Colleen Paige. The goal of this holiday is to celebrate the animals who amaze us with how they cope with challenges brought on by birth flaws, disease or injuries. National Specially-Abled Pets Day also encourages potential adopters to consider adopting a special needs pet.
If the internet has taught us anything, it’s that people are really inspired by these animals! Watching them flourish in the face of…

4 Introducing the Kitten Foster Project

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Kitten season is that time of year when winter turns to spring and baby kittens are born.  Unfortunately, it’s not as cute and magical as it sounds because many of these tiny creatures will find their way into an animal shelter.  Because most shelters do not have the human power or financial resources to care for these little ones, they are often euthanized within hours of intake if no foster is found.  As popular as cats and kittens are on the internet nowadays, ironically, they are still among the most euthanized groups in animal shelters.

The good news is that…

Happy 3rd Birthday Adopt & Shop Lakewood!

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Adopt & Shop Lakewood celebrated their 3rd birthday on April 12th and, as we prepare to open the largest and grandest Adopt & Shop to date, we want to express our gratitude to the staff, volunteers, adopters, community supporters and our partner animal shelters, SEACCA, Long Beach Animal Care Services, Los Angeles Animal Services, and the County of Los Angeles Animal Care and Control, for making our little pet shop so successful!

If you aren’t familiar with the concept of Adopt & Shop, it is a simple one.  Take the pet store model of yesteryear, but instead of selling puppies…

The Road to a Kitten Foster Project

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This blog entry is going to be great… it’s about kittens! How can it not be?
Well, I’ll tell you, but stick with me.  Every year in Los Angeles, area shelters are overrun with unweaned  kittens, due in part to Southern California’s mild weather and unsterilized male and female cat  populations.  With limited resources to save animals, even of adoptable age, most of these little ones are euthanized within hours of entering the shelter.  It’s easy for us members of the public to be outraged by this, even skeptical, as to how many ‘resources’ tiny kittens even require.  But believe…

The Cat Adoption Center Closes Its Doors

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The Cat Adoption Center opened in April of 2010 as a small and humble grouping of modular trailers plopped on the parking lot outskirts of the SEACCA animal shelter.  Back then it was called the Mod Pawd, and it’s sole purpose was to help save cats and kittens from animal shelter euthanasia by pulling at-risk felines from an overwhelmed SEACCA.
In four years, the Cat Adoption Center adopted and transferred out over 2,353 cats and was also the hub of our kitten foster program, which saved over 500 neonatal kittens from euthanasia in this year alone.
Though it’s always sad…

5 Fantastic Reasons to Foster

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Fostering kittens is a great way to make a difference for animals in your community.  Kittens are adorable, playful and full of happiness and energy from the tip of their baby noses to the toes on their tiny paws. Opening your home to foster kittens may seem like daunting task, but the rewards far outweigh the challenges. If you have ever thought about becoming a foster parent, now is the time when the animal shelters really need you. Here are our top 5 reasons why fostering is fantastic.
1)   Kittens are Therapeutic: Kittens will put a smile on your face.…

5 Welcome to Camp Kitty!

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The Kitten Nursery is in full swing this Summer and hosting dozens of kitty campers that need your help!

Every summer, thousands of unweaned kittens enter Los Angeles area animal shelters.  Due to shelter crowding, pet overpopulation and a real lack of resources to care for these orphaned kittens, animal shelters are often left with no other choice than to euthanize these tiny kittens.
Our Kitten Nursery targets kittens that would otherwise be euthanized at the shelter.  At the Kitten Foster Project, we select healthy, unweaned kittens and place them into temporary foster homes while they reach their minimum weight…

8 10 Things to do for Your Newly Adopted Cat

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If you adopted a cat over the holidays or are thinking about bringing home a new feline friend (or two), that’s wonderful!
Nothing makes us happier than when an animal leaves the shelter to become a member of the family. In an effort to keep cats from being returned to the shelter, we put together a list of 10 things to help create a harmonious life with your new companion.
1.  Make the Commitment: A cat can live up to 20 years. Cats are more independent than dogs but they still need constant care including veterinary checkups, food and interaction.…