14 Ways to Help Your Local Shelter or Rescue Group

Learn how to support your local animal shelter or rescue group

Because I was rescued from a high-kill shelter, it is really important to me to paw it forward to help other homeless kitties. I am one grateful girl to have been rescued and I love to tell the humans who work tirelessly to save animals how much I appreciate them. National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week is the purrfect time to do just that. Although I do not support the organization that started it, and I don’t understand how people still can, I wanted to take the time to share with you a few ways you can help your local animal shelter or rescue group. They still deserve your support even if the national organization that started the event does not. When you donate locally, you can be more certain that your donation will actually go to the animals in need.

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Available for Adoption: Benny, Checkers and Holly

Short-haired, black and white, spayed female, 6 months old

We’ve had a little trouble getting a system in place to post A-Pal Humane Society‘s adoptables each week but I think mom has finally worked it out. The Feed Barn in Jackson has a pet room where the adoptable kitties stay so people can come see and interact with them. Mom will go to the Feed Barn every Sunday afternoon or Monday to photograph the kitties that didn’t get adopted over the weekend. I will feature the ones who have been waiting to find a forever home the longest.

Available for Adoption

Benny is a formal feral colony cat. A severe infection caused him to lose one of his eyes but that doesn’t stop him from doing anything a young, 6-month old kitty would do. He is sweet and playful. This non-aggressive kitty will make a great companion if you have other cats.

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Friday’s Featured Feline: Phoebe

Phoebe - available for adoption

Meet Phoebe

I didn’t get much information about this gorgeous girl so I am letting each picture of her speak 1,000 words. Phoebe is available for adoption from A-Pal Humane Society in Jackson, CA. Contact them at 209-223-0410.

Here’s what A-Pal told us about her:

Phoebe is a 6-year-old dilute calico. She was turned in at the animal shelter as a stray so we do not know much about her other than she is very sweet.

[tweetthis]Sweet Phoebe, 6-yr-old dilute calico, is available for adoption in Jackson, CA[/tweetthis]

Kudo’s to a Great Team

Here’s another picture worth a thousand words.


In May, A-Pal shared this graph on their Facebook page with this caption:

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Friday’s Featured Feline: Spookie

Here I am with my very first kitty from A-Pal Humane Society in Jackson, CA. I’m excited to be an Advo-Cat for this terrific rescue organization and hope to make a difference in helping place their available kitties.

Adopt Spookie

Meet Spookie who is anything but — just look at that face!

Here’s what A-Pal has to say about him.

This handsome 8-year-old boy wants nothing more than to be petted. He is a real lover boy who would make a great lap cat. Spookie has had some bladder issues and needs to be fed Hills CD diet, but other than that he is healthy and happy and ready to go to his new forever home. Stop by the Feed Barn in Jackson if you would like to meet him.

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We Have Birthdays and Gotcha Days!

When we came to live with mom in 2009, we were all fosters. Back then, the rescue didn’t estimate actual birthdays, only months, so none of us had even guestimated birthdays. And, in the beginning, mom didn’t keep a record of the date a kitty came to live with her while waiting for a permanent home. And, what’s even worse is, she didn’t keep a record of the date she officially adopted us.

What’s up with that? I guess back then she just didn’t think it would matter. Since I have started blogging, we see other kitties celebrating their special days and mom thought it would be nice for us to have days to celebrate. So…

Thanks to technology, mom does know the date each of us came to live with her because she photographed us all the first day and the photos are date and time stamped. Even though she didn’t officially … Continue reading

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X is a Tough Letter

Yes, indeed, X is a tough letter. There are quite a few X words but most are of the scientific variety. We pulled out theChristy on shelf DSC_0333_1265 dictionary to try to come up with something creative. About all we found was xerox, Xanax and x-ray that we could use. Even though x-ray isn’t very creative, at least I do have a story to go with it. You may have already heard the story, but you probably haven’t seen the pictures.

I was only a few weeks old when I was rescued from a shelter, and certain euthanasia, with a broken leg and tail. I was taken to a veterinary hospital where they took x-rays to see exactly what the damage was. In the x-rays, you can clearly … Continue reading

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Queen of the House

Ever since I can remember, I have been the self-declared Queen of the House. I came to the house as a foster kitty, but I soon won over my human mom and she adopted me — her third foster failure. There were hundreds of kitties after me, but no matter how many kitties came and went, I was in charge. I gladly assumed the responsibility. If it ever became too much for me, I took a break, observing and instructing from a high vantage point.

Mostly, we fostered kittens. Those brothers of mine, Echo and Ocean, were too busy playing with the kittens to teach them anything constructive. Kittens can be very trying sometimes, doing the same things over and over again. It seems like they’ll never get it. They need lots of repetition and redirection to learn. I helped them learn how to gingerly step over things when they … Continue reading

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Ocean’s Story

When I first started blogging, I told you all about me. I’ve also told you Echo’s story, but I have never told you how Ocean came to live with us. Actually, he came before me but we are all together now!

101314_9 Ocean's Story - Another Lucky RescueOcean’s story starts in July of 2009. A young couple was driving down the street when they saw what they initially thought was a piece of paper blowing across the road. Pretty quickly, they realized it was a tiny white kitten! They got out of their car and scooped it up. They took it home and even got it a cute little blue collar. The couple named him Ocean for his blue … Continue reading

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