Mission for Paws could not exist without the participation of foster moms and dads. No rescue and adoption program can survive without the dedicated volunteers who open up their homes and provide safe haven to the rescued cats and kittens. Fostering saves lives and the difference between life and death for many of these cats and kittens are the foster parents who offer up their hearts and homes. Thank you Rachel who created this look back on her past year as a foster parent at Mission for Paws.
Mission for Paws could not exist without the invaluable work of our volunteers. There are many different roles that help contribute to the organization in a meaningful way. This week we want to focus on two of our outstanding volunteers, Mark and Sarah Jones.
CAT OF THE WEEK
Blue is the sweetest, most affectionate and likable kitty. He was rescued from a neglectful situation on the streets. Blue's abundant purrs and chatty meows indicate how grateful he is of the kindness and safety of his foster home. He is easy going and gentle and fits in well with his multi cat foster home. Blue is an older cat and is low energy and would be content just sitting next to you on the couch or cuddling in bed. Blue is the perfect study buddy, couch comrade or cuddle companion. There is no adoption fee on Blue since he has some special needs. Blue is FiV positive but that should not affect the quality of his life as long as he gets regular veterinary check ups and is kept indoors. We did have to remove all of his teeth because of some chronic mouth inflammation that sometimes occurs in FiV cats. Blue eats just fine without his teeth and is a good healthy weight. Blue will need an adoptive home that is willing to make sure he gets his yearly veterinarian checkups. What is FiV? FiV is a cat specific virus. The virus makes the cat less able to fight off infection so he needs to be a strictly indoor only kitty. FIV positive cats can enjoy a normal lifespan. Studies have found that FiV cats can live just as long as non FiV cats and can have long lives well into their teens. Most study cats eventually died of older cat diseases unrelated to their FiV status. FIV is species specific. It can only be transmitted from cat to cat by way of blood plasma exchange or copulation. FiV is not spread by casual contact between cats. FiV cats can live with non FiV cats and not transmit the disease. FiV is not contagious to humans or other animals. Adoption fees are waived on all of our special needs and senior pets.
MISSION FOR PAWS SATURDAY ADOPTION EVENTS
Meet and greets are on Saturdays from 11am - 3pm at the Petsmart in Pasadena. Please email email@example.com to check to see if the cat that you are interested in meeting will be in attendance. Private meet and greets during the week are by appointment only with a submitted and approved application.