Adoptions have tapered off, and fosters are even more badly needed. Cat rescues and animal shelters are pleading for people to help house cats and kittens.
Rescue founder Sherri Stankewitz has spent 25 years in rescue and has taken a lot of tangential rescue rides that make Mr. Toad look like Mr. Magoo.
The idea to assign a specific day to many enthusiasms, passions and obsessions is nonsense, and that goes double for hugging your cat . First, you should hug your cat every day. Second, the cat may not agree with the idea.
People who’ve adopted their first cat or dog may not be ready for the effects of separation anxiety on their new friends. This is especially true if the humans have stayed home from work during the long pandemic months.
“Large-breed dogs are intelligent, affectionate and playful. You can go camping, walking, hiking and running with them, They’re big goofballs—they bring so much joy to your life, and they’re extremely loyal.”
Foster-to-adopt is sort of like avoiding someone claim-jumping a kitten that you’ve decided would be solid gold in your life. You apply to foster a kitten of whom you’ve become enamored and take care of its food, room, board and medical, all except for spay/neuter, which the shelter handles. Then, you have first dibs on the kitty.
Since opening its new brick-and-mortar clinic in February, Fix Long Beach has spayed and neutered at least 500 cats, not just for their human housemates wanting to take advantage of the comparatively lower costs of procedures and vaccinations but for rescuers and TNR (trap/neuter [and spay]/release) efforts as well.
So far this year, about 70 DIY kits have gone not only to Long Beach Animal Care Services but also to Orange County Animal Care in Tustin, SEACCA in Downey and several of the Los Angeles County Animal Care locations.
In the space of a few years, Long Beach Animal Care Services has managed to do a heck of a job of sharply lowering the number of pets subject to euthanasia and greatly raising the number of live releases to original owners, rescues and people like you and me who take them home for as long as forever lasts.
When warmer weather arrives, unaltered cats have an extended spring break in the Miami sense and give birth to countless litters that can shame the most prolific of rabbits. Here in California, the season begins in late February and extends through October.