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ADOPTED!!! Toby and his Guardian Angel: Tiny Ginger Kitten Finds Safety in ATL, Available for Adoption

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ADOPTED!!! Toby and his Guardian Angel: Tiny Ginger Kitten Finds Safety in ATL, Available for Adoption

Four-month-old Toby doesn’t know it, but he’s had a guaradian angel watching him since he was a few weeks old.  In fact, Toby’s foster mother was waiting and watching for him for a long time before she was able to bring him to safety.  Our SNAP volunteer regularly feeds a colony of feral cats on Buford Highway, and often runs into friendly animals who, in a perfect world, should be cared for by a human family.  Are they abandoned?  Lost?  We’ll never know – but Toby’s mother caught our volunteer’s attention when she joined the feral colony at feeding time, looking for a square meal. Toby’s mother was social enough to enjoy being cuddled and held – and our volunteer was on the verge of taking her in when she saw that the young cat was actually nursing.  That meant that somewhere nearby, there were probably kittens in hiding.  Our volunteer didn’t know how many, or when she would see them, but she certainly could not take away the kittens’ food supply or protection.  So, she fed the friendly young cat, and kept going back. Within a month or two, our volunteer spotted two gorgeous kittens with the friendly mother, but was unable to trap them.  Ten days later, sadly, she spotted only one kitten…and realized that the other poor kitten most likely did not survive.  She was finally able to trap this handsome young man, now named Toby. Like his mother, Toby has lovely green eyes, and dramatic orange-on-orange markings that will become more intense as he grows in shades of pale pumpkin and deep burnt sienna.  His tiny muzzle is white, and the fur around his eyes is lighter too.  Toby has long white whiskers, a peach nose and peach paw pads, and alert, kissable pink ears! Toby’s best friend at his foster mother’s is named Maya.  He and Maya take turns chasing each other, conducting cat tree relay races, and batting catnip mice.  Toby is a relaxed kitten, as ginger kitties often are, with other animals.  He is shy with people at first, but his foster mother tells us that since he’s come out of his shell, he has taken over her apartment.  Toby’s favorite way to hang out with his foster mother is to lay on her tummy and talk to her while she pets him.  When she’s lucky, she even gets Toby kitten kisses. Since Toby is a kitten, it’s important that he be adopted into a home where there are other animals for him to hang out with.  His personality is somewhat reserved, so making sure that he is not alone in his new home takes on even more import.  Toby hasn’t yet been dog-tested, but his foster mother thinks that with a slow introduction, he would be fine.  Toby’s secret wish is that he be adopted with his best friend Maya! Like all SNAP animals, Toby is neutered, up to date on all vaccinations and shots, and microchipped.  Toby and Maya will be moving into the PetSmart permanent adoption center at the Howell Mill & I-75 N. location in the middle of February, and can’t wait to meet you.  If you have questions or want to schedule a time to play with Toby, just drop us a note.  You can also pre-apply to adopt Toby online.  (as of...

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When the Saved Become the Saviors: Ayla, Ansley & Simon

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When the Saved Become the Saviors: Ayla, Ansley & Simon

No one loves an adoption story happy ending more than SNAP.  The story we heard today from recent SNAP adopter Ayla, though, is about much more than rescuing cats: it’s about when saving cats turns into saving humans, in this case, Ayla. Ayla gladly agreed to let us share her story with SNAP friends and supporters in the hopes that it may inspire others who share her struggles, or have loved ones afflicted by depression and anxiety.  This brave woman chose to try to fight her illness by caring for two souls who needed her – and ended up finding the lifeline she needed. Ayla wrote, “I’m writing to you today to let you know how much the two cats I adopted have changed my life. I never thought of myself as a cat person at all until last year when I was diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression, as well as a cyst in my brain.” Although it may seem strange that an illness could transform Ayla into a cat lover, her reasoning was sound.  “ I thought my life was over,” she continued, “until I read an article online that said having a pet to care for can really help individuals with chronic mental and physical illnesses. I thought to myself, why not? I will give it a try.” Ayla adopted two slightly older SNAP kitties, Ansley and Lake.  Ansley is a beautiful brown tabby with dramatic markings, and Lake is a striking Russian blue.  Although the two cats are not littermates, they quickly bonded – not only with each other, but their new mother, Ayla. Ayla explained.  “What happened in the months after adopting my two cats is truly amazing.  I went from lying in bed all day in tears to actually getting up and smiling more. In fact every time I look at my cats I can’t help but smile!”  It’s easy to see why, too, when you look at the pictures of Ansley and Lake (now named Simon) curled up together. With a reason to smile every day, a new gift revealed itself to Ayla: a reduction of fear and shame about her condition.  “I spent so many months terrified and ashamed of my illness,” she wrote.  “Now, when anyone asks me what I do to relax, I honestly tell them that I pet my cats! Every day is still a struggle but now I see hope in my future.” SNAP is thrilled and humbled to have played a role in this match that was certainly made in heaven for Ayla and SNAP alumni Ansley and Lake.  SNAP – and Ayla! – invite you to share this story with friends and loved ones  you think might benefit from it. You can catch up with SNAP kitties by checking out our blog and liking our Facebook page.  If you are looking for something special, don’t hesitate to drop us a line to ask about the animals in our care; we are happy to help match you to the perfect feline friend.  SNAP always welcomes your help,...

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Adopted! Madeline: Move Over Bette Midler, Atlanta Adoptable Diva wants the Stage

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Adopted! Madeline: Move Over Bette Midler, Atlanta Adoptable Diva wants the Stage

If striking calico Madeline were a two-legged rather than a four-legged entertainer, she would be Bette Midler. Or perhaps, for the generation of people who remember, Ethel Merman.  Like these iconic women, when Madeline is in your line of vision, she fills up the room with her personality and won’t let you look anywhere else! That’s one reason it was really hard to get pictures of her when we visited a few weeks ago.  Madeline practically vibrates with energy when a person is near her, she is so anxious for hugs and attention.  We really do mean hugs, too: she literally wraps her paws around her neck and purrs contentedly.  A consummate professional, two-year old Madeline practically tap-dances to gain human applause, and jumps from table to ledge and back again to show you her best angle. Although Madeline sports typical calico colors, the placement of them is striking.  Her base, predominant color (including her face) is a mottled black. A precise and well-defined orange line of fur spills from her eyebrows to the tip of her nose.  She has a white collar, and four pretty white feet; one ear is tipped in the same calico orange hue.  With deep green eyes, and long white whiskers and eyebrows, she is a sight to behold! And speaking of sight, you should know that when Madeline was a kitten, she caught a horrible eye infection.  Although we were able to save the eye, it is visibly cloudy.  Madeline still has vision in the eye, though, and does not require any special medication or ongoing treatments.  Madeline knows she’s much more than just another pretty face, so her eye doesn’t bother her at all. Madeline gets along well with other cats, as long as everyone is on board that she is the diva and gets first dibs on attention.  Madeline would be just fine as a solo act, too. Like all SNAP animals, Madeline is fully vetted, spayed, up to date on all shots and tests, and microchipped. To see her next performance, drop us a note and we’ll arrange a visit so that you can get to know each other.  Please come prepared to toss roses. You can also pre-apply to adopt Madeline online. Madeline can’t wait to take her performance on the road to your house, and has already suggested that a feathered boa would make a great housewarming gift....

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ADOPTED!! And the Award Goes to….Oscar! Adoptable Action Hero Kitten, Atlanta.

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ADOPTED!!  And the Award Goes to….Oscar! Adoptable Action Hero Kitten, Atlanta.

Slim, sleek, and well-groomed, Oscar is a dashing thunderbolt of kitten energy who spends his days prowling along the wall, hiding the shadow of cat trees and stalking unsuspecting multi-colored toy mice with lethal focus. Watching Oscar with his kitten roommates is a delight as they pounce and roll and tackle and dive.  Oscar, in particular, quickly catapults from bench to ledge to cage and back again in record time, landing with complete grace and tumbling into his customary somersault.  Oscar is the picture of active, playful, kittenhood, and he can’t wait to leave the adoption center and venture into the big wild world. Like all seasoned hunters, Oscar knows that blending in is key and has chosen a monochromatic color scheme:  his black nose, black paw pads and black whiskers compliment his black fur.  He has deep green eyes, and the smallest bit of white fluff under his chin.  Once you get to know him, he’ll even let you pet it. Oscar gets along very well with other cats, and was born at his foster mother’s home, so he’s had a good start to his life.  His ideal family would be one with other animals to play with, plenty of room to rehearse and act out his next action adventure script, and most of all, plenty of interaction and love from his humans. We would love to introduce you to Oscar.  Drop us a note, or pre-apply to adopt Oscar...

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ADOPTED! Chillaxed Curry, Expert Foot Swimmer and Biscuit Maker, Seeks Atlanta Home: Adoptable Adult Male Cat

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ADOPTED! Chillaxed Curry, Expert Foot Swimmer and Biscuit Maker, Seeks Atlanta Home: Adoptable Adult Male Cat

Don’t let Curry’s spicy name fool you.  This gentle young orange/buff tabby is as mellow and people-friendly as they come.  With pale yellow/green eyes, long white whiskers and a peach nose, Curry is ready to purr for you. Curry was dumped in an Atlanta neighborhood where he went from door to door until he found a friendly family who eventually settled him with a SNAP volunteer last week.  Curry’s personality emerged within moments:  he is relaxed, friendly (already bestowing kitty biscuits on his fosters) and likes to talk to people.  Curry and his foster mom worked co-authored the perfect introduction, with Curry comfortably settled on her desk as you can see below, reminding her to spell check. Dear Atlanta Future Family: My name is Curry, but my new foster Mom calls me Cuddle Monkey.  I will answer to either, because I just like to have conversations with engaging people! Are you looking for a cuddly, sweet, and attentive kitty? I am just the fella for you! I just love to cuddle, sit in your lap, lay on your desktop, and swim around your feet. I just want to love you and be loved by you. I am so happy to be inside. I was dumped in a neighborhood and lived outside in the cold, where I went from home to home, looking for someone to take me in. I finally found a warm, caring foster family. But I’d love nothing more than to go to a real home where I can lay on your lap and make biscuits on your tummy. I am super friendly, love to be held, and very chatty. I’ll tell you all about it! I am easy going, and laid back. I would be fine as an only pet and I will keep you warm and happy with my purrs and biscuits! XOXO, Curry Because of his sweet disposition, Curry would fit in well in multiple situations.  He can be an only cat, he would be perfect for a work-at-homer who wants mellow company, and would be ideal for a shut in or senior who just wants some companionship.  Orange tabbies are known for their friendly disposition, and this delicately-colored buff boy will spice up any home. As soon as Curry is fully vetted, he’ll be ready for adoption.  We think he’s around 2 – 3 years old, and like all SNAP cats will be microchipped, vaccinated and tested.  If you have a small corner where Curry would fit, drop us a note and let us know.  This gentle boy would love to meet you.  You can pre-apply to adopt Curry online,...

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(ADOPTED!) Fearless Flynn Waiting for His Forever Family: ATL Adoptable 2-Year Old Dog

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(ADOPTED!) Fearless Flynn Waiting for His Forever Family: ATL Adoptable 2-Year Old Dog

Just look at this dashing, intelligent, pup.  Big liquid brown eyes…perky black ears…distinctive markings around his eyes that always make him look like he’s listening intently and is a little concerned…and lots of orange-y tan and black fur. This distinguished face belongs to SNAP’s newest canine guest, Flynn, named for the hero of the movie Tangled.  Just like the Disney Flynn, SNAP’s Flynn has a huge heart and plenty of charm.  Flynn loves people and does well with children, but would rather not ever, ever, ever see a cat! Flynn is a Pincher and Beagle mix with some hound or Shepard mixed in as well. He has the pretty markings of a Pincher and is medium sized, only 30 lbs. This fully grown dynamo still looks like a puppy, even though he is two years old.  Flynn is very pleased with how well he is aging even though his life got off to a rough start. Flynn made his way to SNAP after his owner just put him outside one day and left him there!  This poor little man was picked up by Animal Control, and then came to live with SNAP volunteers and wait until his real family finds him. Here are the things that Flynn thinks his real family should know: Flynn is house broken, so no work to do there! Flynn is smart, too, and is learning basic commands such as sit and down. He already knows drop it and leave it. Flynn loves to play fetch!  He will run and bring anything back to you..again and again! Flynn is a very fast learner and his foster mother has found it easy to train with treats. One of Flynn’s favorite things to do is go for a ride in the car! He also likes to snuggle with his human family on the couch at night. Given a choice, Flynn would rather sleep with you in bed than anywhere else! Flynn is crate trained as well but really likes to be with people.  Flynn’s foster mother tells us that he is the perfect dog for an active family with children or other dogs. Flynn definitely needs to run around and burn off his energy; compared to other dogs his size, he has a normal energy level.  Flynn’s blue sky dream home would have a fenced yard and someone home all day to hang out.  If this doesn’t quite describe you but you really think Flynn is the dog of your dreams, drop us a line to ask questions or explore options.  We can arrange a meet and greet, help you and Flynn get to know each other, and see if it might be a good fit.  You can also apply with no obligation to pre-adopt Flynn online. Flynn is fixed, chipped, up to date on shots and heartworm negative.  And most of all, Flynn is shivering with excitement over meeting his real forever family. PS:  Flynn wants to remind you…NO...

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(ADOPTED!) ATL Hypnotized by Wide-Eyed Black Beauty Tater Tot. Available for Private Consultations.

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(ADOPTED!) ATL Hypnotized by Wide-Eyed Black Beauty Tater Tot.  Available for Private Consultations.

“Look into my eyes…look deep into my eyes….” this tiny kitten seems to be imploring you.  And it’s true: the first thing you notice about Tater Tot, besides his gorgeous fur, is his arresting yellow-green eyes. Tater Tot got his name because when he was rescued as a tiny kitten, he was the shape of…and not much bigger than…a tater tot!  He’s grown into a black-haired beauty with luminous yellow-green eyes and a sparkly coat that has a silvery undersheen.  Tater Tot lives at the PetSmart permanent adoption center off of Howell Mill and I-75 with his brother, French Fry. This four-month old will have medium length feather-fine black fur.  He has a luxurious swishy black tail, black nose, and mixed black and white whiskers..and fuzzy ear tufts that he will consent to have rubbed.  Tater Tot is shyer than his brother, French Fry, but we are confident that he will come out of his shell once he’s placed in his forever home.  When he lived with his foster mother, he had learned to walk up her legs and chest leaving a path of kitten biscuits.  His favorite thing to do is curl up in a patch of sunshine, and watch the world go by.  If Tater likes you (and he likes everybody, really, he just takes his time), you’ll be rewarded with his steady purr. Now is the perfect time to adopt French Fry and Tater Tot, because they are at the ideal age to bond closely to a human family, and are still young enough to let you enjoy all their kitten innocence and loveliness.  Like all SNAP kittens, they are neutered, up to date on tests and vaccinations, and microchipped.  We are glad to answer any questions you might have and welcome your online adoption applications. Tater Tot and French Fry live at the Howell Mill adoption center (I-75 & Howell Mill), so stop by and see them! PS:  Tater said to tell you that he’s waiting to meet...

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ADOPTED!!!! Hostess Jacqueline is Ready to Liven Up Your Atlanta-Based Get Together: Adoptable 1-Year-Old Cat

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ADOPTED!!!! Hostess Jacqueline is Ready to Liven Up Your Atlanta-Based Get Together: Adoptable 1-Year-Old Cat

Sweet Jacqueline was rescued at a very private time in a girl’s life: while she was giving birth to a litter of kittens!  Unfortunately, because Jacqueline was not well-nourished and sheltered, the kittens did not survive.  But the nice lady who found Jacqueline made sure that she got to a safe place. Despite that sad beginning, Jacqueline has flourished at her foster mother’s home.  Jacqueline has a white chest, white paws, and white whiskers.  Jacqueline (her friends call her Jax) has earth-toned regions of fur on her back and head that are tabby-like, with white and dark brown stripes.  Her large green eyes tilt up at the corner, and watch you wherever you go.  Jax’s nose is pale brown, and her brown tail is stripe-y!  When we visited her foster mother’s to take her picture, she trailed us from room to room, always watching, and stretching in delight when we spoke to her or petted her.  Jacqueline is a very accomplished hostess. We think this lovely girl is only about a year old.  She gets along with other animals, including dogs.  She is reserved and doesn’t demand a lot of attention…but she really loves it!  Because of this, she could be the perfect match in any number of situations:  as an only cat, an addition to a household that already has pets, or a companion for a more demanding cat.  If she is a single pet, we expect that she might come out of her shell a little and be more outgoing.  Like all SNAP animals, Jacqueline is spayed, up to date on all shots and tests, and microchipped. Jacqueline is ready to get started as the new hostess at your place!  Set up a meet-and-greet with her, or pre-apply to adopt her online.  We know you won’t be sorry that you...

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ADOPTED!!!! Silver-Gray Tabby, Bart, 3 Months Old, Wants a Kitty Kiss. Adoptable Kitten, Atlanta.

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ADOPTED!!!!  Silver-Gray Tabby, Bart, 3 Months Old, Wants a Kitty Kiss.  Adoptable Kitten, Atlanta.

Three-month baby Bart is a gray/silver tabby that loves cuddles, kisses, and chases with his foster brothers and sisters, especially Romeo.  A SNAP volunteer spotted him hanging out around the dumpster area of an apartment complex on Buford Highway in Atlanta, and knew that Bart, so obviously a lover and not a fighter, was better suited to living in a forever home with humans than joining a feral colony.  In fact, Bart still has some siblings that our volunteer is trying to catch at the apartment colony!  This beautiful boy, though, was ready to come out of the cold and straight into your heart. Bart’s foster mother reports that Bart started purring as soon as he was used to his new home, and immediately sought out her attention.  The tiny mite likes to lounge on his foster mother’s chest and give her face rubs while she kisses him. Bart is a typical kitten, crazy about cat toys.  If he doesn’t find a cat toy, he’ll play with his own tail and amuse himself!  Bart loves to wrestle with and chase his foster brothers and sisters and gets along well with other kittens and older cats.  Bart and Romeo, although not blood siblings, are bonded and like to play, eat, sleep together, as well as give each other a bath! Bart has not been dog tested, but since he’s a confident and friendly cat – not jumpy or scared – we think he would warm up to a gentle canine buddy quickly. Bart figures things out quickly, and is very smart. His foster mother especially likes his tiny black paws (shown in the pictures posted here) because they stand out like piano keys against his gray fur.  He has four white socks, a white bib, and gray/silver tabby coloring with dramatic dark stripes on the rest of his body.  Bart will grow into a showstopper tabby!  His eyes are a deep and clear green, and his whiskers are long and white. As much as he loves his foster mother, and she’ll miss his cuddles and kisses, Bart would like to meet his forever family to start 2013 off right!  Bart would like to be adopted with his bromance buddy Romeo best of all, but he can also go to a home that has other pets.  Especially because he’s young, Bart will flourish with lots of attention and play time, so he should not be an only cat. Bart thinks that you should really come by and admire his amazing stripes and black paws.  We agree!  Drop us a line to arrange a visit, or pre-apply to adopt Bart online.  Like all SNAP animals, Bart is neutered, up to date on all shots and tests, and...

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ADOPTED!!!! Fur Soft as Velvet, Eyes Green as…Emerald! Adoptable kitten Atlanta.

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ADOPTED!!!!  Fur Soft as Velvet, Eyes Green as…Emerald!  Adoptable kitten Atlanta.

Earlier this week, we told you about Ella, one of the “E” kitties.  This is her sister, Emerald.  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. This gray and white kitty has fur as soft as velvet and adores people, as you can see from the pictures.  It was hard to get a picture of Emerald because she kept laying her head in our volunteer’s hand for pets! Emerald has deep, deep green eyes, soft gray and white fur, and long white whiskers.  Her nose is tiny and very pink, and all her feet are white.  She is very playful and adores living in her foster home with other cats, and a few dogs.  Emerald is very social and craves time with people and other animals.  If she joins a forever home where she is an only pet, it would need to be a situation where someone is home a lot and wants to cuddle and play with Emerald.  For working families, it’s best if Emerald is adopted into a home with other pets. One of Emerald’s roommates is named Vinnie, and sometimes Vinnie can be a bully!  Emerald is a confident kitty that stands up to Vinnie, but she doesn’t bully other cats.  That’s important to know if she joins a home that already has four-legged residents. Wouldn’t you like a playdate with Emerald?  Just drop us a note to arrange it.  You can also pre apply to adopt Emerald...

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