Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Kitties: Blanca and Lupita

Meet Blanca and Lupita, two of the kitties Lori is fostering right now.

This is Blanca:

She's a kitten, probably around 7 months old. She was found as a stray, and spent some time in a shelter before coming to us. She's a sweetheart and a purr-machine. Although she's had a rough start to life, she's learning to play and getting strong. Blanca will be ready for adoption in a few weeks.

This is Lupita:

Lupita is a three year old beautiful Russian blue with bright green eyes. Unfortunately she had been in a shelter since 2009, until we rescued her. She loves to play and be petted. Lupita will be ready for adoption as soon she is spayed.

Both of these kitties came from a high-kill shelter in Southern Illinois. They came to us with upper respiratory infections. But after some TLC from Lori, they're all better and completely healthy. They both love to snuggle and get along with both cats and dogs.

Get in touch with us if you're interested in meeting either Blanca or Lupita!

Monday, May 3, 2010

A New Petfinder Home Page

Just this morning, we launched our new Petfinder home page! It should be easier than ever to find your new feline bestie on our pet list and stay connected with CatSnap through our blog, Facebook page, and You Tube channel. Take a look at the new page!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Our Volunteers

I just wanted to say thanks to all of our volunteers who truly make a difference in our animal's lives.

Volunteers who don't hesitate to roll up their sleeves and spend their evening bleaching cages up at Petsmart for hours. Volunteers who spend time visiting the cats and helping them pass the time in a small cage and refreshing their surroundings. Volunteers who help with the spay/neuter clinic. Volunteers who spend a weekend day at special adoption events, and so much more.

As you can see, it's just not one-dimensional, but so much more.

How rewarding it is to have you all as a part of Catsnap.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The many hats of Farley

Fostering a special-needs cat sometimes is a little hard on the heart. As a foster "mom" to Farley, I am witness to unconditional love constantly and it's hard to not fall in love a little more each day.
I hope that one day he will find his perfect home that will take him as he is.

In the meantime, enjoy these pictures:

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Ruthless Goats

We had a great turnout for the 'Goats for Cats' benefit at the Iron Post last Saturday. The Iron Post was very gracious to host an event for us and 'The Ruthless Goats' were amazing!

We raised quite a bit of money for our spay/neuter program and all the money goes directly to help Champaign's homeless animals.
In addition to the money that was raised at the door and donated by people attending the event, Neil Culpepper from Kane and Company (41 East University / (217) 359-2424) donated several gift certificates for us to give out for people who donate $25 or more. We have a few left, so if you would like one, we'll have them for the event we're having at Mike and Molly's on February 27. We're lucky to have such wonderful people support our work. If you are interested in having Neil make you beautiful, there is more information about him on his website.

And it's the beginning of the month, so CATsNAP cats are back in the Petsmart adoption center. They started to arrive this morning and we have several adult cats and a few kittens who are all ready for their forever homes!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Update on Red

Red had a full vetting on Monday and it looks like he is going to be ok. He has large wounds and scabs over most of his body, but the vet was able to shave and clean them out. He's about 15 lbs and he will make a great cat for someone.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Injured cat

This gorgeous orange male just found his way to us Saturday night (1/16). He has a serious injury on his head that will be evaluated on Monday. Unfortunately, his condition is far too common for cats who are abandoned. He was clearly someone's cat at some point, because he is super friendly. But, he's been outside during the freezing temps.

He wants everyone to know that he is a lover, not a fighter. He will be interviewing for a warm bed and some catnip shortly.