Gimme Shelter: So many loving, generous people out there helping us care for the animals

Pictured is cutie pie Carlyle. He was brought to the shelter in August, a scared little kitten found in someone’s yard, all alone. It looked like he might be feral and he also had an injured leg.

It quickly became apparent he was not feral at all, just a scared little baby cat. He purred his way into everyone’s hearts and is famous for giving hugs and kisses. His leg is fine, he runs around with all his friends in Meow Mansion, but he did have a fracture at some point which healed over.

He may suffer from arthritis when he gets older, so whoever adopts him will need to be sensitive to that. After such a rough start in life, he deserves a safe, loving forever home. I just visited him in Meow Mansion where he was tearing around playing with the other kittens.

The moment I started petting him he climbed into my lap then gifted me with his lovely enthusiastic headbutts, kitty kisses and the most amazing hugs-he actually puts his little arms around your neck. He’s a doll. If I didn’t have a cranky senior Chihuahua I would be taking him home.

The shelter is still full, with a waiting list for cats being surrendered or being brought in as strays. That is distressing, but we feel very fortunate to have so many resources for finding homes for the shelter cats.

We have satellite adoption sites at Paulmac’s, Global Pet Foods, Pet Valu and our new local Petsmart stores, and we also have cats at the shelter’s Purr Playland and Meow Mansion adoption rooms. We have online resources through Petfinder and our website where people can view adoptable animals, too. Our wonderful Cat Adoption Centre at Niagara Square can house up to 50 cats at a time, and the volunteers are very skilled at helping to find the right cat for your family and lifestyle. They care deeply about each kitty entrusted to their care.

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