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October 2009

October 28, 2009
Subject: Meet Goblin & Other Kitten News

Adoption Event
And the beat goes on. Yesterday afternoon we received a phone call from a grad student in the front parking lot. He and his girlfriend first heard and then saw this tiny kitten. They called For Paws.
Goblin is about 7 weeks old and weighs 1.5 pounds. He's been to the vet, bathed, and is being fostered by--surprise, surprise--the Lucios. At this point, the scariest thing Halloween sight we can imagine is yet another kitten--hence the scary name given to this very calm and sweet creature.
Thanks to Cindy Stooksberry, Opal has been adopted by a fine family. Thanks to Samantha and Justin, EJ is in a wonderful foster situation. And thanks to a recent graduate, we have a strong lead on a good adoptive home for Abbie. Plus, we still have the upcoming adoption event on November 7 where we hope to find homes for Corbie and Ezra. Thanks for your support during this exceedingly long "kitten season."
For Paws Cat Wrangler

October 26, 2009
Subject: Good News about Kittens

On this rainy Monday, there's some good news regarding our kitten situation. EJ is being spayed this morning and tomorrow will go into foster care with list member Samantha and her fiance Justin, true For Paws friends who adopted Felyx back in April.
More good news: Foster mom Cindy Stooksberry took Opal, the tiny calico, to an adoption event on Sunday, and today she was contacted by a Trinity professor who wants to adopt the kitten!
Thank you to those who came forward with offers to foster or names of people who might be interested in adopting. And a special thanks to our former colleague Jim Albert who is using his wine shop's webpage to advertise our adoption efforts. Check out Malbec's appeal. (And what would be better in this weather than a nice bottle of red wine?)
As good as today's news is, we can't forget we still have Amos, Corbie, Abbie, and Ezra in need of permanent homes. So please keep spreading the word. Thanks for your support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

October 24, 2009
Subject: Meet EJ

Good morning. Professor Schoonover (Chemistry) saw EJ and a sibling (?) by Garni Hall early Friday morning. We were able to easily get EJ but haven't found another gray kitten. EJ is about 5-6 months old, weighs 5 pounds, and is very friendly and healthy. (Notice how clean her ears are.) Since she is super friendly and a serious lap cat, we had her tested for FIV/FeLV (negative) in hopes of finding her a home. She will be spayed Monday.
But folks, we have no place to foster her. In short, this sweet, gentle, lap-addicted kitten will have to be released on campus. We can hope she'll stick around until the November 7 adoption event or we can get her into the Humane Society, SCAT, etc., but a foster or permanent home would be the happiest ending for EJ. Please do what you can to help. Thanks for your support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

October 23, 2009
Subject: Kitten Updates

Good morning. Corbie, who was dumped on campus September 5, is now adoption ready. He has been tested for FIV/FeLV, vaccinated, and neutered. He's had the best foster care available and loves other cats and humans, including children. Corbie is about 16 weeks old and is the color of extra dark chocolate Yum!
The siblings Ezra and Abigail (found on campus September 10) are tested and vaccinated and will be fixed next Tuesday. The 12-week-old kittens are also recipients of the world's best fostering and have the same lovable characteristics as Corbie. Abbie is known as the Little Squirrel because of her unusual coloring and coat. Brother Ezra is your classic laid-back tabby with vivid stripes and spots.
Many, many thanks to Shirley Martyn and the Lucios for preparing these kittens to go forth in the world. The kittens will be at an adoption event on November 7 at the PETCO at Bandera and 1604. (For more information, please click to Aapaw's adoption event.) Of course, we'd be happy to adopt them out prior to this event if anyone is interested. Please spread the word.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

October 18, 2009
Subject: Meet Opal

Hello. In a serendipitous turn of events, Opal was rescued last Friday, National Feral Cat Day. A Chaminade resident saw the little calico in a tree, retrieved her, and notified For Paws.
Opal tested negative for feline AIDS and leukemia and has her first vaccinations. Since our Blue Cross vets don't like to do pediatric spays, we took the 2.5 pound Opal to the SNAP Clinic on Saturday where she was the smallest patient of the day. The total cost for testing, surgery, vaccines was $91.50.
She is recovering nicely, has a voracious appetite, is litter-box savvy, and talks a lot! Cindy Stooksberry has offered to foster Opal and will work to find her a permanent home. When it comes to animals, who can say no to Cindy?
Thank you for your support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

October 16, 2009
Subject: Happy National Feral Cat Day!

Good morning. Alley Cat Allies created this day nine years ago to call attention to feral, stray, and free-roaming cats and to promote trap-neuter-return programs nationwide.
One of the myths about feral cats is that they are complete loners. Look at Bevo and Ringo; these two ferals have bonded and hang out together all the time. When cats are fixed and have adequate food, they can live good lives. Thanks for supporting your campus TNR group.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

October 8, 2009
Subject: Meet Stanley

Hello. Stanley was picked up between the UC and Alkek Tuesday night. He was neutered, vaccinated, eartipped, and microchipped yesterday at Blue Cross Pet Clinic; thanks to the voucher from the San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition, we only had to pay $17.20
Stanley's young, healthy, and friendly; he clearly had a some kind of home until recently. Did his hormones lead him astray or did his humans leave him behind? Our wish for Stanley is to be adopted into a loving, responsible home; we wish the same thing for the four kittens we still have in foster care. Please spread the word.
Thanks for your support.
For Paws Cat Wrangler

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