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Congratulations to Londa Stout on the adoption of lovely Selena, a sweet casualty of a divorce, who was determined NOT to become an outside cat. After asking for help in a snowstorm, she was rescued by a Sheena volunteer. Now she’s found a great new home with a Sheena kitten and two lively Corgis!
Lilah and Miss Kitty
Michelle writes to tell us that Lilah (formerly known as Delilah) is making a wonderful adjustment to her new home and her new calico companion, Miss Kitty, also a rescue! The two cats enjoyed a spectacular Christmas with many gifts, and a spiffy new cat castle with its very own scratching post!
Thanks for keeping us informed!
Great news from Robin Hayes, reporting on their adoption of Frankie, formerly known as “Bonnie Bear,” a tiny calico girl who had a really hard start. Born to a very large litter last summer, little Bonnie was small enough to put in a teacup, but alone among her siblings was bold enough to ask for help! Fostered by a dedicated Sheena family for most of the summer, she finally began to thrive and turned into a lovely young lady. Frankie joins her new “Best Bud” named - you guessed it - Johnny, and the two are filling the Hayes household with laughter.
(Postscript - Bonnie’s mom and all her siblings are also happy in new homes. Thanks to Sheena Volunteer Joan King for rescuing them!
Sir 007 aka Tiger
Update: November 2009
My son found our story on your website and the picture of Sir 007. He is flourishing here, has trimmed up from going outside and jumping fences at a single leap and has lost a bit of weight. We are very happy together, my son was home for 12 weeks and adores him too. Sir is so intelligent, loving, gentle and also sometimes a bit hot tempered and stubborn. In the best secret agent tradition he is curious about everything, investigates everything, gets into everything, climbs onto everything (from counter to fridge top to top of cupboards is his favorite), and has a squirrel for a friend outside. His new diet has made his coat so silky soft it is like velvet. He loves people and thinks it is his job to greet them at the door. Burglers beware - he will love you into leaving immediately.
Thank you for providing this wonderful service to the community.
“We’ve got a recent update from the adoption of “The First Tiger” to be the New Best Friend of Lilah S! When he came to us, we gave him the number of 09-007 because that’s the order in which he came to Sheena. Lilah immediately decided his name was not Tiger - but Sir 007! Sir 007 is doing famously. For the first time in his life, he has an enclosed garden to play in, and at night, he has someone to sit and watch television with. All of Lilah S’s friends agree that this “Odd Couple” couldn’t be happier ! And so are we.”
Congratulations to Lilah on her adoption of Tiger! It was love at first sight for the laid back Tiger and the lonely lady whose 15 year old long-time -companion finally “crossed the Rainbow Bridge.” Tiger and Lilah are looking forward to long evenings of just hanging out together, and we were glad to make it possible!
“Hello everyone! Thanks for caring about me! I have a great home now, and guess what? My owners love me, even if I am a PILL! I’m getting more lovable every day. Hope all of you are fine.”
Kyra has told us that although she has considered some other adoptive homes, she is just not interested at this time. She says she loves her job as Beginning Mouser and Cat-In-Charge-of-Receiving-and-Storage here at the Clinic/Foundation. Her feline companions, Mama Cat and Caliber, are "The Best!" She also enjoys the friendly and considerate Two Legs who run the place. She has told us that if she ever changes her mind and wants a more traditional home, she'll let us know! Obviously, we will respect her wishes in the matter!
Tiger aka Waldo
"We called him “Waldo” when the local humane society called us and told us that a Sheena cat had been turned in for possible reuniting with his first adoptive family. He was a handsome yellow tabby with the Sheena “S” tattoo in his ear. Unfortunately, because his adoption had probably been as a kitten, and now he was a handsome adult, we weren’t able to identify his original owner. Following our usual procedure, we updated his shots, gave him a microchip, a big hug, and sent him off to PetsMart for adoption.
Imagine our surprise when the people who had been feeding him as a stray they called “Tiger” came into PetsMart where they recognized him immediately and brought him home!
Here’s an excerpt from their note:
“We picked him up right away and he recognized us! He is one intelligent kitty. He goes in and out the doggie door and at night he curls up on Second Daughter’s bed. He’s so calm and easy going and we are so happy to have him! He seems to truly KNOW that he’s officially adopted and this is his house!
Signed - Sheree, Nathan, the Kids --- and TIGER
This darling little boy is a special needs cat -- not much wrong with him, but he has a sensitive stomach and will need to be fed "EN" or similar special food for life. Not yet a year old, he's charmed the staff at the Foundation and is going to be a great addition to the right family. Playful, charming, and an altogether delight.
Update on Scooter (June 2009): In the midst of a busy, hectic day with too many cats and not enough places to put them came this great phone message from Scooter's new mom! She reports that he is doing wonderfully, is dearly loved by the entire family, and is having a wonderful life. She thanks us again and again for rescuing him and making him available so that his Purr-Fect Forever Home could find him.
It makes our day when we get this kind of phone call! Scooter had an important place in our hearts because he lived at the Foundation for several months before he was ready for placement. All of us send him - and his new family our love and best wishes.
Joseph Cotton is a mellow 18 months old guy whose first two adoption tries went south through no fault of his own. Rescued and raised in a great foster home, he was always special. During his first adoptive home, he was the dearly loved pet of a middle school young lady -- but when allergic granny came to live with the family, she couldn't keep him and tearfully brought him back. His second one should have been great -- he went to live with an older couple who used to own a boy who looked just like him -- but the big possessive calico matriarch with whom he was to share his quarters took one look and said, "He ain't stayin' here as long as I have anything to say about it!" Everyone tried, but Matriarch finally won, and JC is back for a third attempt. He's a love. He would do great as some young person or older person's special friend; doesn't know much about dogs, and might eventually like to have a kitten friend -- but probably should not have to again earn his place with an older King or Queen cat.
Update on Joseph Cotton (June 2009): The third time has turned out to be the charm for this handsome young man. His new best friend is a single professional man who enjoys having a special friend to hang with at the end of a long day. We hear that he is thriving in his new environment! Yippee!
Not long ago, Elaine and Robert got concerned about a beautiful gray and white tuxedo male cat who turned up in their neighborhood lost, abandoned, or dumped. Along with several other neighbors, they made sure he ate, but he was declawed and they worried about him being out by himself, so they brought him to us to see if we could find him a perfect home.They called him Sylvester because of his resemblance to Sylvester Pussy Cat.
Sylvester is a delightful, laid back gentleman, quite content fto let us work out his future for him. Last week he found his purr-fect home. Congratulations to Tina H and Tina's teenage daughter who welcomed him into their home! We're so glad to have been part of that great adoption! Best wishes to the new family --
And thanks to Elaine and Robert -- and the neighbors -- for caring enough to make a difference!
Squeaker is home!!! After a discouragingly long wait for his Destiny to arrive! Little did he know that his purr-fect person had already seen him and was hoping that he would still be there after she finished her two out of town trips. Meantime, we had to bring the last two "big cats" back to the Foundation to make room for the flood of kittens eagerly waiting to be adopted. After her travel, she came back to the Center, hoping Squeaker would still be there. He was gone and the Adoption Center was full of kittens. Sadly, she asked the associates if Squeaker had been placed. A couple of the associates had been watching for her to come back, and they not only told her he was still available, they got her on the phone with one of our volunteers! She was so excited! An adoption appointment was made for the next day, and Squeaker immediately bonded with Sheila and her teenaged son. It was one of those breath-taking moments when you just know something is --- right! Squeaker happily jumped into a transport kennel and went home in style! (We LOVE working with those caring associates at the Twin Falls PetsMart - the ones who will go the second mile! Thanks, guys!)
We recently received the following note from Nancy Larimer of Hansen, Idaho. Reading stories like hers helps all of our volunteers and staff realize that their hard work is really worthwhile and does make a difference.
"I just wanted to drop a line to let you all know that Sammie (09-115) is doing great and has a wonderful life up here in the south hills near Hansen. She spends her days playing with her various toys from her toy box and following my husband and I around the house. She also likes being carried around as well. My husband recently had the flu so he and Sammie spent four days on the couch watching old John Wayne western movies. She really enjoyed the down time."
"In the early evenings we let her out in the backyard while we sit on the porch and keep an eye on her. Her favorite thing to do is to sit on the bank of Rock Creek and watch the fish jump up and catch the bugs that have landed on the water. Mostly she likes to sit on our laps and get petted. When I sit and read, she likes to curl up around my neck and sleep and at night she sleeps next to me on the bed. She also has an older sister (2 years old) Maggie. Maggie is starting to warm up to her especially now that Sammie has taken it upon herself to clean Maggie's ears every day.
Thanks for fostering her as we are truly blessed with a great little cat!"
Whiskers has a new home at last!!! Whiskers came to Sheena after her last human caregiver passed away in April 2009, and although her siblings were adopted rather quickly, she waited...and waited...and waited...
She was our website's Featured Cat for more weeks than we'd like to count, and wondered if her dream would ever come true. Thanks to Petfinder.com, today - October 27, 2009 became her Special Day!
When Carl and Jennie Hollingsworth's elderly cat passed away, they began searching for a new feline companion. Assisted by their student daughter in Virginia, they conducted a lengthy search using Petfinder. Whiskers emerged quickly as the front runner. After thinking about it for several days, the couple independently arrived at the conclusion that she was their perfect new friend. Here she is with new mom Jennie (right) and long-term foster mom, Georgia McSpadden (left) at the adoption ceremony! This happy occasion made our day! Thank you, Georgia, for giving Whiskers a loving home while she waited. This is the best!
My husband and I are the proud parents of Boots, who we have renamed Mister Boots. We adopted him from Sheena Foundation in May 2009 while he was at PetsMart. The moment the PetsMart employee opened the kennel door, and he came out to show off and sniff us, we knew we'd found our cat. The first few days were interesting, lots of sniffing around, hiding, howling and bonding with one another. Five months later, he is a very happy, loved and spoiled cat. We are pleased to report that he has lost some excess weight and we are so glad that we were able to find our furry son and do a wonderful thing for an older cat in the process. Thank you so much to Sheena and their wonderful volunteers!!
Emily & Brett
Tot is home! We are so excited that darling Tot has found his Purr- fect Forever Home, thanks to petfinder.com! Tot's new mom and dad live in Spring Creek, Nevada, and they celebrated Veterans' Day by bringing him home to join several cats and some "special needs" dogs in a loving home where he will definitely be King Cat! Check out this great picture of Tot and New Mom Yvette! It is good to know that there are people out there with love to give to the special needs guys!
Congratulations, Tot -- Congratulations to the new Family.
I think that this photo of Penelope, our black kitty, who was the reason we adopted Tiger (Trooper) tells the story best. Tiger is doing great. He has lived through a week long visit of my children and grandchildren for Thanksgiving and a Holiday party where all three cats were put in the master bedroom (we called it Claibel's cat house) and at least five couples went back to see our cats. All were impressed. Thanks for your help in making this adoption a success.