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Got Room? Dog-Loving Atlanta Feline Winkey Wants to Move In.

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Got Room? Dog-Loving Atlanta Feline Winkey Wants to Move In.

This girl is named Winkey – and you can probably guess why:  Winkey has a chronic eye condition caused by growing up in an overcrowded environment that allowed disease to flourish.  Winkey, along with multiple other SNAP cats, was rescued from a hoarding case where over 75 cats and kittens lived in a single home.  Winkey is about 2 ½ years old. Her eye condition comes and goes, but doesn’t require any regular medication.   Like many feline conditions contracted in kittenhood, Winkey’s condition generally flares up when she is under stress.  Winkey has been in SNAP care, rooming with a loving foster family for a year and a half, patiently waiting to find her forever home. Winkey has luminous green eyes are take in every tiny movement around her.  She adores playing with anything that moves (especially if it has a feather), and has a white chest and legs, with tabby-colored markings on her back and head. Winkey is a big help around the house, and escorts her foster mother everywhere to make sure that she does everything right!  Winkey loves two things best of all:  affection from people, and affection from dogs!  She seeks out the company of both, and would be an ideal addition to a dog-filled household with room for a feline mascot.  Because Winkey knows that every person’s job is to pay attention to her, Winkey would probably be best in a situation where she is the only cat in the household, or is allowed to be the dominant cat.  Like all SNAP animals, Winkey is spayed, current on shots and vaccinations, and microchipped. Do you and your dogs need a new four-legged feline faithful friend?  Winkey would love to meet them.  Drop us a line to arrange it, or apply to adopt Winkey online.  Welcoming this girl into your house will make your 2013 brighter. (PS: Winkey promises that she doesn’t need much...

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ADOPTED!!! Tortie Kitten, Paxton, Available for Adoption, Atlanta

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ADOPTED!!! Tortie Kitten, Paxton, Available for Adoption, Atlanta

Paxton is a lot of personality wrapped in a tiny kitten! She’s a lovely typically-colored tortie – black, brown, warm orange – with dreamy green eyes. Like most torties, Paxton is vocal, likes to be the center of attention, and has plenty to say to humans and other cats alike! Paxton was abandoned in an Atlanta area parking lot when she was six weeks old. SNAP was glad to welcome her into our foster program, where she lived happily with one of our volunteers and quickly made a best friend, Eric. Eric was adopted over Christmas, so now it is Paxton’s turn. Torties are known for bonding fiercely to their human family. Little Paxton is looking for her very own people, especially since Eric found his. We would love to arrange an introduction.  Drop us a line, or apply to adopt Paxton online.  Like all SNAP animals, Paxton is spayed, up to date on shots and medical procedures, and...

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Black Kitten Christmas Wonder: Nugget, Atlanta Adoptable Treasure

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Black Kitten Christmas Wonder:  Nugget, Atlanta Adoptable Treasure

Nugget is a super fun, young kitten that was found abandoned on the street.  A nice lady took him in and he’s been with SNAP every since.  Nugget is old enough to find his forever home, and we would like to see him with a nice family to welcome in the New Year.  Nugget is nearly solid black, with sprinkled white fur, and has deep, round, green eyes.  His white whiskers balance out his sweet black nose and pink paws. Nugget is about 14 weeks old, so he is a busy kitten with lots of energy!  He is all boy and loves to hunt, run, chase, climb, and play.  It is important that his forever home has a cat playmate for Nugget – preferably one that is a bit older then this kitten. This fluffy little boy is quite the talker and LOVVVVVES his wet food!!!!  But when it is time to relax, he craves human attention and seeks a warm lap – could it be yours? – to curl up on.  Nugget is available for adoption now, and like all SNAP kitties, is neutered, microchipped, and current on all shots.  You can drop us a line to ask more details about Nugget or other adoptable kitties, or apply to adopt him...

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ADOPTED!!!! Ginger Siblings For Adoption: Meet Brutus and Brody, Atlanta area

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ADOPTED!!!!  Ginger Siblings For Adoption: Meet Brutus and Brody, Atlanta area

Brutus and Brody, two little orange and white kittens, love to tumble and hide and chase and climb…then rest for a second and do it all over again.  They are high energy but full of affection, and love to be petted and snuggled.  They will nestle on your shoulder or in the bend of your arm, while they follow the movements in the room with big, wide, eyes.  Kittens Brutus and Brody joined the SNAP family after being born into care at Animal Control, and are now living at the PetSmart Howell Mill Adoption Center.  You can tell them apart because Brutus (who is definitely not a brute) has a white smudge on his tiny nose.  They both have lovely little white booties. Brutus and Brody are neutered, fully vetted, current on all shots and tests, and microchipped.  Because they are tightly bonded, they should be adopted as a pair.  They are ready to meet their forever family now, in time for the holidays!  Come by the PetSmart at I75 & Howell Mill weekend afternoons after 1 to speak with an adoption counselor, or stop by any time during store hours to view the kittens.  You can also apply to adopt...

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3-Day TNR Event Helps Dozens Funded by Alley Cat Allies Grant

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3-Day TNR Event Helps Dozens Funded by Alley Cat Allies Grant

The second week of October was an eventful one for the Georgia-based not-for-profit SNAP-2IT.  Thanks to a grant from Alley Cat Allies, SNAP-2IT (Spay, Neuter Assistance Program) was able to embark on a busy week of TNR – trap, neuter, release – designed to improve the lives of Georgia animals. Every wonder what a powerhouse trapping program might look like?  Let’s follow SNAP’s lead trapper, Kyla. Sunday, October 7 4:30 AM After feeding and cleaning up after SNAP fosters, Kyla visited to the barns where the SNAP colony of ferals live.  60 feedings later, she began loading her van to set out on the first day of trapping.  Over a dozen traps, trap covers, blankets and beds, cat food, bowl and water and emergency clean up supplies later, she set out before it was even light. 6:00 AM It was still dark when Kyla arrived at the first trapping site, a hardware store in Lithia Springs, Georgia, that SNAP learned about through a supporter.  As with all feral colonies that SNAP assists, a committed colony caregiver has already been identified and the store employees are full participants in the TNR exercise.  Today, this is especially important because it means Kyla can set up the traps and know that the equipment – and most importantly any cats it might capture – are safe.  Kyla places four traps and carefully baits them.  Although she watches from the shadows for a few minutes, no cats emerge.  She leaves the traps to move on to the next location. 8:00 AM Next, Kyla visits the Queens neighborhood, about 8 miles away from the hardware store.  Local animal control referred this neighborhood to SNAP for assistance.  Again, the neighbors are full participants in the TNR activity, which greatly increases the likelihood of the cats living a healthy and happy life once they are returned to their original stomping grounds.  Kyla placed and baited ten cages and stepped back to watch.  As soon as she was out of sight, seven hungry ferals ventured into the metal cages and …whoosh… in a few seconds, were trapped.  All seven are young adults that have reached breeding age; we even captured one cat that had already been altered, most likely from our ongoing work at a neighboring trailer park. Kyla gingerly arranges the seven cats, still in the traps, in the van.  They are young and all very different:  a big gray cat, a calico, a solid black, multiple black and whites, and a ginger.  Kyla transports the cats to a temporary holding space where they will stay until the next morning.  She makes them comfortable with food, water, blankets and litter boxes.  They don’t know it yet, but the next morning they will all visit the clinic, be spay / neutered as appropriate, receive any needed vaccinations, and be examined for any outstanding medical issues. The Queens cats actually aren’t the first ones in the holding space.  Three ferals who were recently trapped at another colony will join the Queen cats at the clinic the next day, bringing the total so far to 11. Throughout the day, Kyla stays in touch with representatives from the hardware store and Queens neighborhood.  Because there is a lot of activity and noise in both locations during daytime hours, she isn’t completely surprised that no other animals are caught immediately. 8:00 PM Kyla returns to the hardware store in Lithia Springs.  Jackpot!  Two feral cats crouch quietly and watch her from their cages as she approaches.  She quickly stores them in the van, checks the bait in the remaining traps, and visits...

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Tortie Girl Finds Her Forever Home

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Tortie Girl Finds Her Forever Home

Tortie Girl has been a favorite with SNAP volunteers and visitors ever since she arrived at our Howell Mill location.  This gentle girl loves to play, and purrs when you pay attention to her. Although we will miss visiting with her, we are thrilled that she went home with her adoptive mother this week. Are you interested in adopting?  You can visit the I-75 and Howell Mill PetSmart to view adoptable animals at any time.  The adoption center is manned Saturday afternoons, and we are also at the Buckhead PetSmart on Saturday afternoons. From the comfort of your home, you can view our adoptable animals, and even fill in an adoption form...

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ADOPTED! Hanging with Adoptable SNAP Kitties on a Perfect Atlanta Autumn Day

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ADOPTED! Hanging with Adoptable SNAP Kitties on a Perfect Atlanta Autumn Day

Today was a gorgeous autumn day here in Atlanta, and it seemed like the whole town was out and about – including our SNAP foster parents who brought their SNAP wards to PetSmart to meet prospective homes. Oliver and Olivia are a tightly bonded male/female pair of siblings.  As you can see, Oliver is as black as night while Olivia is a chocolate point Siamese.  Our volunteers call them “Oriental twins” because they both have beautiful tilted eyes, well-sculpted faces with distinctive profiles, and delicate limbs.  Adopting these two would adding a piece of living piece of artwork to your home. Olivia’s eyes are pale blue, and Oliver, who we call the Black Pearl because he is incredibly soft – and rare – has lovely green eyes.  Oliver and Olivia must be adopted as a set. Today was the first day at PetSmart for Girlie and her two children, Angel and Andy.  They were trapped at the Red Lobster in Stone Mountain, and are being fostered by a SNAP volunteer.  They are all a little nervous at the attention, but show promising signs of becoming used to human handling.  Andy is a handsome orange male, and was very laid back (as evidenced by his mother, Girlie, using him as a bed most of the afternoon).  Angel is fluffy and will grow into a gorgeous multicolored long-haired love bug. Carl is a handsome, easy to love all-black male. He’s very affectionate and loves to sleep with his foster mother and foster cat friend Pringles every night.  Carl is about a year old, and is the last of his siblings to be adopted.  Carl and his siblings were rescued from an apartment complex when they were just a few days old, where they were found abandoned in a breezeway in a locked pet carrier.  Carl has come a long way since then, and is waiting to meet his forever family. Oscar just arrived into SNAP’s care.  Oscar was rescued by a loving family and well-taken care of; you can tell by how nicely he adjusted to strangers handling him and how comfortable he is with being petted and held.  Unfortunately, the family’s landlord changed their pet policies and they were not able to afford the exorbitant deposit and monthly charge, so they reluctantly asked us to find him a home.  Oscar met lots of nice people looking for beautiful kitties just like him today! Tiny Rae, who is our cover girl on the SNAP web site this week, is available for adoption, too.  Rae has wide-set gentle eyes, loves to play with her furry mouse and dunk it in her water bowl, and adores attention.  Rae was rescued from a trailer park where SNAP maintains a relationship with the caregivers.  This gentle buff kitten is active and curious, and pets your cheek with her paw if you look away for too long when she wants to play! A handsome foursome – Bobby, Pammy, Pip, and Paula – kept us entertained at PetSmart by lining up in perfect symmetry and watching the world go by.  These lovely siblings all have distinctive personalities and are waiting patiently to meet their forever family.  They have all been fostered together, and are very friendly, and adore being around humans. Even though he’s still a kitten, Andy is chillaxed and happy to watch what happens next. Andy and his sibling Angel and mother Girlie were rescued from a Red Lobster. Pretty Angel! Posing for the camera her first day at PetSmart. Angel was a little nervous today, but will grow into a striking cat. She is...

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ADOPTED! Daddy: Adoptable Dog, ATL Area

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ADOPTED! Daddy: Adoptable Dog, ATL Area

Meet Daddy!  Daddy is a handsome 2-year old who weighs about 50 pounds. Daddy is not yet neutered because he has just had heartworm treatment, but will be neutered and microchipped before he is adopted.  Daddy is best described as a laid back dog who loves his walks.  His foster mom tells us that Daddy is leash trained and very easy to handle! Although Daddy loves other dogs, he would be content to be an only dog because he loves your undivided attention.  Daddy is gentle and good with children.  His foster mom tells us that “Daddy will sit in front of you and put his paws up on you and stare into your eyes…as if he is saying ‘thank you.’  Daddy is not aggressive at all.  He is a lover!” We’d love to introduce you to Daddy.  Drop us a note to arrange...

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New PetSmart Howell Mill Arrivals up for Adoption

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New PetSmart Howell Mill Arrivals up for Adoption

Several lovely new guests arrived at SNAP’s permanent adoption center in the Howell Mill and I-75 PetSmart.  Meet Trevor, Wrangler, Buffington, and Motor. Buffington may look like something is wrong with his nose….but this little man (and he is tiny) is so enthusiastic about his food that it’s hard to find him without a smudge on his face!  He eats with gusto…snout first. Wrangler has white socks, bright, clear, curious eyes, distinctive markings, and ears that twitch at the smallest noise.  He’s still really small (see the picture below with our volunteer’s hand) but don’t tell him!  Wrangler is a confident and active young boy.  Look at those fuzzy ears. Motor is an older cat with white fur and lovely green eyes.  Although Motor is shy until you get to know him, once he is used to you he…you guessed it…purrs like a motor. Trevor likes to play, scamper, and chase the feather toy at the Howell Mill PetSmart.  Although he’s all kitten energy, it was easy to get him to flip on his back for a good tummy rub.  He has bright eyes, huge, soft ears, and gorgeous coloring. Buffington Buffington Motor Motor Motor Trevor Trevor says, “Scratch my tummy!” Trevor Trevor Trevor Wrangler Wrangler Wrangler Wrangler...

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Kami/Missy Settles In

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Kami/Missy Settles In

This lovely girl, Kami, had to wait a year to find her forever home.  Now that she has, she is settling in well.  SNAP was delighted to hear from her new family recently. Here are some pictures of Kami in her new home.  She is more comfortable every day.  She’s letting me brush her now & trim a few claws every day.  She started sitting in my lap yesterday which I love.  I’m planning to change her name.  I’ve been calling her Missy since she came to our home, so that may just be her name now.  She answers to it as much as any cat listens. We are enjoying her and appreciate your helping us find each other. Thank you to the Saidman family, and all our SNAP...

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