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8 10 Things to do for Your Newly Adopted Cat

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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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.…

11 Adopt a Black Pet On Black Friday

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When people hear the words “Black Friday” they generally think of the day following Thanksgiving and the kick off for the holiday shopping season. This is the day many retailers begin to “turn a profit” or are “in the black.”  This year, we are hoping people will think of black in an entirely new way: by adopting a black pet!
Black pets tend to have a more difficult time being adopted which means they are more likely to be killed in shelters. Also known as black cat or black dog syndrome, we can speculate a few reasons they may be…

National Cat Day 2012

POSTED BY Courtney T. IN

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Every day is National Cat Day (NCD) in the eyes of our feline friends. Sometimes humans need a little reminder though, so an animal-lover named Colleen Paige founded NCD in 2005. The goal is to raise awareness and get 10,000 cats adopted each year on October 29th. This may sound like a big number, but with current cat adoption rates, 1-2 million cats are being euthanized in animals shelters in the USA every year.
What’s especially unfortunate about this, in my opinion, is how a lot of potential cat owners exist, but they don’t even know it! Superstitions and misconceptions…

2 9 Lives for $9 Results Are In!

POSTED BY Jennifer P. IN

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Here’s a riddle for the animal lovers out there…
What has 6 toes, a pink nose, medium length white fur, and lives at the shelter?
Don’t know the answer?
It’s a cat named Dixie, and unfortunately, one of the most compelling reasons that cats like Dixie do not get adopted is for circumstances they cannot control; they’re adult cats.

Adult cats and un-weaned kittens comprise the majority of animals dying in shelters, and in an effort to curb these euthanasia numbers, the Found Animals Foundation created and funded a promotion this summer that directly targeted the adult cat population.  The…

8 Adopt a Black Cat – You’ll Be Glad You Did!

POSTED BY Hilary C. IN

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Black cats have more baggage than your average feline. Seen as an enigma, a superstition, a symbol of luck – good or bad, depending on the tradition or belief, they are often misunderstood, or just plain looked over. Black cats have the lowest shelter adoption rate, a phenomenon dubbed “black dog/cat syndrome.” This is unfortunate, and not just for the cats- black cats make some of the best companions and people are really missing out! Although each and every cat has a unique personality, in general, I have noticed a few traits that really stand out in black cats. Here,…

The Cat Days of Summer – 9 Lives for $9

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We’re about to enter what are normally called the dog days of summer, those hot August afternoons that seem like they will never end.  But this year we’re celebrating the cat days of summer, because at $9 a pop the kitties are flying off the shelves of Los Angeles shelters and into the loving arms of adoptors!

Found Animals began its 90 day promotion on June 1st, with 19 participating shelters and adoption centers throughout Los Angeles County.  For only $9, a member of the public can adopt a spayed or neutered and vaccinated cat that is 9 months or…

2 Two Cats Are Better Than One… Really

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Have a cat, or thinking of adopting one? Believe it or not, you will save time and stress by doubling up and welcoming a second feline friend into your home. Trust me…I know from personal experience!
When I first visited the local animal shelter in search of the perfect pet, I knew exactly what I wanted: one cat. One perfect, sweet, adorable adult cat. (Senior animals are usually more mature, and often need less training than their puppy and kitten counterparts.) Fresh out of college and living in a small studio apartment, I figured I didn’t have time or space…

Jelly’s Journey

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It’s that time of year again, when the shelters are overrun with cats and kittens hoping for a new home. Here at Found Animals, every month is “Adopt A Shelter Cat Month,” so we thought we would share the heart-warming story of one cat’s journey from the shelter to her forever home.
Jelly came to the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (Seacca) with a broken paw that had healed imperfectly, causing it to look abnormally large and face inward, towards her body.  When she walks, her leg quivers (much like jelly) and it looks as though she might fall over–…

6 The Many Benefits of Adopting an Adult Cat

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If you’re anything like me, you probably spend most of your day either at work, sitting in traffic, or running countless errands in between.  Often times the highlight of my day is opening my front door to be happily greeted by my 3 adult cats.  Yes, they’re probably hungry and have been expecting me for over an hour, but that’s beside the point…
While I am away at work, my adult cats generally stick to the same routine.  First, they sleep.  Second, they look for an open bag of chips or crackers that I forgot to put away and third,…

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

POSTED BY Annie M IN

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This is the first time we’ve participated in a Thankful Thursday Blog Hop but it sounds like fun and we are thankful for so much so here goes…
We are thankful for all of the individuals who volunteer with us and donate their limited free time to help make a difference for these critters. Here are two volunteers trimming Lennon’s nails because he and his brother just got adopted!
We are thankful for every person that chooses to adopt a pet from their local animal shelter, rescue, adoption center or retail adoption store instead of buying online or from a…