Posts Tagged "cat"

ADOPTED!!! Tuxedo-ed Green-Eyed Ella Seeks New Digs: Atlanta Adoptable Cat

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ADOPTED!!! Tuxedo-ed Green-Eyed Ella Seeks New Digs:  Atlanta Adoptable Cat

Ella is one in a group of distinguished “E” named cats, including Emerald, Elise and Eliot.  They were rescued from an apartment complex near the Atlanta Waterworks at the same time that SNAP volunteers found the Charlie Brown gang. SNAP had received requests for help because multiple litters of kittens were born at the complex, and had no caregiver.  They hid from everyone who tried to capture them, and were eventually located in the basement.  The tiny kittens burrowed deep inside the individual cinderblocks that comprise the basement wall.  A volunteer actually had to break the cinderblocks to retrieve the terrified babies. Today, Ella is a lovely black and white tuxedo with long white whiskers, deep green eyes, and white socks.  She likes people and seeks out their company, and loves to play with other cats.  She’s friendly, social, and easygoing.  As you can see from the pictures, she approaches humans easily, and likes toys.  In fact, most of the pictures we have of Ella are just of two huge, green eyes, curious, and asking for a head pet. Ella would be the perfect low-maintenance addition to your household.  She has been exposed to dogs with no issues, although we have not kid-tested her.  Even though Ella is happy at her foster mother’s, she would like to find her forever home!  To arrange a meet and greet, please drop us a note.  You can also apply to adopt...

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ADOPTED! Sugar, the Ingenious Hitchhiker

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ADOPTED! Sugar, the Ingenious Hitchhiker

When an Atlanta woman stopped recently to pick up a bite at a fast food place, she certainly didn’t anticipate also picking up an uninvited hitchhiker – much less a four-legged one with green eyes, a pale pink nose, and long white whiskers!  But, on a recent chilly evening, 6-month old Sugar saw her chance to come in from the cold in the form of an open car door, and she leapt – literally – at the opening. The woman who gave Sugar a ride couldn’t keep her, and was about to take the gentle tabby to a shelter when a friend of SNAP intervened to help Sugar find her forever home.  This small tabby has a white throat and black and tan markings.  Although we don’t know Sugar’s background, she is very friendly and wants to be a lap cat.  She likes to stay close to her human, snuggle, and nap.  Human attention is Sugar’s favorite thing!  She also likes to play.  Sugar has alert yellow-green eyes, an off-center white triangle around her mouth and nose, and curls her long tail around her when she sits. Sugar would be fine as an only cat, although she gets along with the other animals at her foster mother’s house.  Sugar would be perfect company for someone who doesn’t get out of the house often – perhaps a shut-in or a senior cat lover – because what she really craves is human love.  If you’d like to meet Sugar or have any questions about her, drop us a line and we’ll get back to you right away.  Sugar, like all SNAP animals, is spayed, up to date on shots and tests, and microchipped.  You can also apply to adopt Sugar, or any other SNAP animal,...

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ADOPTED! Southern Charmer, Russian Blue Lake: Adoptable Young Cat, Atlanta

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Lake is a Southern lady.  She is delicate and composed as she lounges in perfect, picturesque poses at her foster mother’s home, watching the world go by.   Her Russian Blue gray fur shimmers in the light, but Lake is nonchalant about her good looks, like every polite young woman should be. Lake has calm, expressive green eyes and she likes to blink at you, slowly, to show you that she’s paying attention.  She’s the perfect conversationalist, because she listens intently and never argues back. Lake was rescued from a trailer park north of Atlanta, and is used to living with other cats.  She likes humans and welcomes your attention, but is not a demanding cat that will compete for your time.  She is more the sort that will move from room to room with you…but pretend it’s a complete coincidence.  All she really wants is to be near you, even though she’s not a lap cat (yet, anyway). This delicate beauty would welcome a spot in a home that already has cats, or may come out of her shell if she joins a home as an only cat! Lake’s brother has already been adopted, and she’s been waiting nicely to meet her forever family.  We would love to arrange a meeting, so drop us a line. You can always apply to adopt online,...

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ADOPTED!! Laid Back Orange Tabby Seeks New Home Roost: Adoptable Cat, Atlanta

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ADOPTED!! Laid Back Orange Tabby Seeks New Home Roost:  Adoptable Cat, Atlanta

Christian is a dignified, laid back orange tabby that was rescued from a trailer park north of Atlanta.  SNAP maintains a relationship with a number of locations that care for ferals, but when the colony caregiver spotted Christian, they knew that he wasn’t feral at all, but needed a permanent home.  Christian is about 4 months old. Christian has large, wide-set eyes that watch everything happening in the Howell Mill adoption center, where he currently lives.  He has distinctive, dark orange stripes around his neck, torso, and legs, as well as streaming from the corner of his amber eyes.  With his white whiskers and peach-toned nose, Christian would be the perfect addition to any household.  He is friendly, savors a good petting and a quiet conversation, and purrs quickly when humans pay attention to him. Christian also appreciates a good, comfortable lap and often sits quietly with our volunteers, enjoying their company. Christian can be adopted alone – he is very self-sufficient – but he also plays well with the other cats in the adoption center.  Although he is the largest male there, he is gentle with even the smallest kittens. You can meet Christian at the PetSmart Howell Mill adoption center off I-75 & Howell Mill, or drop us a line to get more details.  You can also apply to adopt Christian online.  He is neutered, up to date on all tests and immunizations, and...

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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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New Kitten Adoption Day at Howell Mill PetSmart

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New Kitten Adoption Day at Howell Mill PetSmart

SNAP believes that socializing cats and kittens so that they will be ready to live with humans in forever homes is one of the keys to successful adoption. Because of that, we rotate the cats and kittens that live 24/7 in the Howell Mill PetSmart adoption center every few weeks. Last weekend, a new group of visitors came to stay for a few weeks.  Won’t you come by and say hello?  Liz and Zander.  Liz and Zander caught SNAP followers’ attention when we held a chip-in for them a few weeks ago to raise money for their eye surgery.  Due to exposure to harmful living conditions and disease before they came into SNAP’s care, both of these little ones lost an eye – but you can see for yourself that they are happy and healthy, and doing just fine, by visiting them at the PetSmart.  Many continued thanks to all who have made their recovery possible. Brittany is a lovely, sweet little one that immediately flipped on her back and demanded belly rubs when we met her.  Although she may seem shy at first, once she has your attention, it’s hard to put her down. Whiskey has lots of fluff – but is really very tiny beneath it all.  He is playful and sweet with tiny white socks.  You may notice that one of his eyes appears damaged.  He does have some eye damage from infections when he was young, but has retained some vision in that eye.  Whiskey loves to bat around balls, bits of paper – anything you give him to play with. Sugar Lump is a slightly older white cat who loves attention and will slink circle-8s around your ankles.  She is odd eyed – one blue, one green – and seeks out human companionship. Candy Land is an unusually colored “tabico” – part tabby and part calico – that loves to be the center of attention.  Her eyes are huge and luminous and follow you wherever you go. Jenny Lynn is a very small, very shy gray kitty who is not quite sure about the adoption center yet.  However, she adores her new best friend, Rae, and SNAP would like to adopt these two bonded kittens as a pair.  Jenny Lynn was rescued while hiding out at a fire department in Douglas County. Rae is a striking young female with serious, wide set eyes and a purr that doesn’t stop.  She nuzzles her way into your hand…and your heart if you give her half a chance.  Rae has a cute little bobtail and comes from a trailer park where SNAP regularly helps control the animal population. Tortie Girl is a vocal and assertive tortie – and although she loves people and dogs, she would probably do well as the only, or dominant cat, in a...

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Paws in the Park 2012

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Paws in the Park 2012

SNAP-2IT volunteers manned a lively booth at Paws in the Park last Sunday, an “all paws on deck” event held in Centennial Park downtown.  The day was filled with animal lovers, special events, lots of education about animal issues, fundraising and more, all beneath a gorgeous Atlanta early fall sky. Our SNAP booth featured visiting kittens, free dog and cat goodies, and assorted items for sale.  Many thanks to SNAP super volunteers Catherine for the pet beds, Pansy for the jewelry, and Vanessa for the phantastic tiny hats. SNAP adoption board Not just for humans… A satisfied client Items for sale Maine coon babies The kittens stole the show Fabulous tiny hats The SNAP...

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Five Friends Find New Homes at PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend

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Five Friends Find New Homes at PetSmart’s National Adoption Weekend

SNAP is delighted to share that five cats and kittens found new, forever homes during the PetSmart Animal Adoption weekend on September 15th and 16th.  SNAP-2 IT appreciates the partnership with PetSmart, our volunteers and fosters, and everyone who came out to adopt or just say hello. Gainesville, an adorable, sweet gray and white fluff ball – found a new home with a loving family who had recently, and unexpectedly, lost another cat.  Most of Gainesville’s siblings have also been adopted – all except for McDonough.  You can view McDonough any time at our Howell Mill location, where she lives full time. Parcheesi is a lovely Siamese with gorgeous blue eyes who suffers a loss of vision in one due to an eye infection when he was a kitten.  Parcheesi, the last of his siblings to be adopted, is going to live with a senior who is looking forward to his company. Johnny Boy is a lovely young adult fluffy Norwegian forest cat.  Although he is a little shy, we know that he will be right at home with his new cat guardian! Charlie Brown is a striking young adult cat with subtle shades of color throughout his black coat.  Charlie Brown was spotted online!  You can always view SNAP’s adoptable pets by viewing the listings on Petfinder. Little Johnny is a solid black purr-machine with a devilish sense of adventure.  He quickly became a favorite with volunteers and visitors alike in the permanent Howell Mill adoption center.  Johnny has gone to live in a wonderful home with two other cats, and we are excited to see how he grows.  Johnny is one of our latest Emory cats, and has multiple litter mates who are still waiting for their forever home. Gainesville Gainesville Gainesville Johnny Johnny Boy Johnny Boy Charlie Brown...

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TNR, Marietta Colony (September 2012)

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TNR, Marietta Colony (September 2012)

Although our Marietta homeowner loves cats – and is happy to take care of the kittens that consistently showed up at her Marietta, GA home – after the third litter in rapid succession, this animal lover contacted SNAP for assistance.  In early September, SNAP volunteers trapped 4 adults and 3 kittens, neutered, and then released them to the homeowner’s care. Seven cats that are no longer reproducing may  like a small number to some.  Actually, shutting down the reproductive pathways of even a small number like 7 averts hundreds, thousands, and potentially tens of thousands of unwanted feline births downstream. SNAP thanks you for your continued support that allows us to continue as a resource to the...

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Happy Tails, Harry and David!

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Happy Tails, Harry and David!

Hey Kyla! One year ago today, we walked into PetSmart and found too fluffy angels that we fell in love with, Loki (David) & Leander (Harry)! And I had the pleasure of meeting you and being immersed in kittens haha! I’ve sent you a couple of photos. Solomon always has to be in a photo; he demands it. All 5 are doing really well…they spend their days taking over my desk and staring at the birds. I think the beachside lifestyle suits them;-) I hope you are doing well Much love,...

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