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ADOPTED!! Meet Baby Freckles, the Fairest Tabico of All! Adoptable Kitten, Atlanta

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ADOPTED!! Meet Baby Freckles, the Fairest Tabico of All!  Adoptable Kitten, Atlanta

SNAP would like to introduce you to baby Freckles.  This tiny tabico girl was trapped by a SNAP volunteer who feeds a feral colony at a Buford Highway apartment complex.  Her brother – a pretty gray piece of fluff – has so far proved impossible to trap, in part because of heavy Atlanta rains, but Freckles has had a dry week in a warm home with plenty of food, a couple of ouchy shots, and most of all, lots of love.  In just a week, her personality has blossomed and we can’t wait for her to find the forever perfect home.  Tabico kitties – part tabby, part calico – are known for having strong, memorable personalities!  Sweet Freckles is certainly living up to her breed. Saturday, March 16: Freckles is trapped and quickly bundled into a warm holding place with lots of food and water while SNAP makes arrangements for foster care.  She is scared and freezes, becoming completely silent, when anyone approaches her.  She doesn’t hiss, though, or try to posture, a good sign that she’ll become social soon. Sunday:  After a volunteer vote where the little one is named “Freckles” because of the specks on her nose, Freckles goes home with her new foster mother.  Initially, Freckles stayed in a large cage so that she would feel safe and get used to her new home.  She is completely silent and doesn’t fight being held, but doesn’t know what to make of everything either.  She wolfs down a big bowl of kitten wet food and some kitten bites and then she and her foster mother spend some time blinking at each other and having a little talk.  Freckles obligingly uses the litter box! Monday:  Although Freckles is in her cage most of the day, she let her foster mother pet her and even rolled onto her side to allow easy access to her tummy, and we get to admire the tiny taupe patch of fur beneath her chin.  When her foster mother left the cage door open, Freckles ventured out for a look around.  And a really big thing happened: we heard the beginning of a purr when she was petted in her cage.  Freckles likes to eat and use the litter box best when her foster mom is nearby.  She’s social that way!  She let us play with her tiny paws and we learn that some of her paw pads are pink; others are black. Tuesday:  Freckles climbed to the top of the 6’ cat tree!  Although her foster mother didn’t expect her to make it that high, that soon, she did! Smart Freckles! Best of all is that she now offers purrs when she’s cuddled and petted outside of the cage.  She loves to perch next to her foster mom’s face and bend her head back as far as possible and watch, watch, watch everything with her big greeney-gray eyes.  This close up, it’s easy to see the faint strokes of tabico orange beneath each of her eyes, and under her nose.  Will Freckles have a funny moustache as she gets older?  Maybe.  Freckles found the jingly toys in her cage and attacked them from every possible angle.  She adores her wand toys too, and makes a face when foster mom puts them well out of reach when they are done playing. Wednesday:  Freckles starts doing the kitty-elevator-butt thing and arching her back to get attention!  She also gave her foster mom tiny kitty kisses and fell asleep snoring very quietly on her lap so we could admire her white fu-man-chu whiskers.  Her tabico attitude is...

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ADOPTED! Striking Kitten Siblings Nicholas & Molly

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ADOPTED! Striking Kitten Siblings Nicholas & Molly

Nicholas and Molly are a lovely brother and sister pair who are ready to find their forever home.  These sleek and affectionate siblings are tightly bonded, and will be adopted as a pair.   Nicholas and Molly were abandoned at an apartment complex on Dresden Drive in Atlanta, and were living with no food and shelter when they were found. Today, at four months, they are happy, plump, friendly, full of purrs and extraordinarily beautiful, an unusual mix of markings and breeds.  Nicholas, a Snowshoe Siamese mix, has extraordinary coloring: black, cream, tan, and white.  He has expressive green eyes, white whiskers, and a tiny pink nose.  Nicholas starts purring the second you pick him up, and gets along well with other cats, especially his sister, Molly.  He is curious and runs all around the adoption center, exploring every corner, while periodically checking back with the people in the room for pets. Molly is a white tabico Maine coon mix, another unusual combination.  Molly has the same deep green eyes as Nicholas, dramatically lined in dark brown, and white whiskers.  She likes to be petted behind her ears, which gives you a chance to play with her long ear tufts; she curls her bushy, swishy tail around herself when she sleeps.   Her chest and legs are primarily white, but her back and head are beautiful shades of tabby brown, but longhaired, with the tinge of warm orange that makes her a tabico.  Molly also loves human company, and is a sweet lap kitty. You can meet Molly and Nicholas at the Howell Mill adoption center on Howell Mill Road.  Drop us a line if you’d like to learn more!  They’d love to meet you.  (PS:  You can apply to adopt online,...

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ADOPTED! SNAP Rescues Tippy, Missoni and Piper: Adoptable Atlanta Kittens

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ADOPTED! SNAP Rescues Tippy, Missoni and Piper: Adoptable Atlanta Kittens

A significant part of SNAP’s work is helping the community help feral and forgotten cats in their work and domestic neighborhoods. A good Samaritan in Austell recently set out to save a feral family in her neighborhood. She managed to corral the kittens into her garage – but they were so tiny, so quick, and so frightened that she could not maneuver them into cages even though they were in an enclosed space! With some help from Austell PetSmart employees, they managed to catch these kittens. SNAP stepped in and set up the woman with low cost spay/neuter resources for 1 additional kitten which she kept, as well as the friendly mother. SNAP has taken these three beauties – Tippy (a female tabico), Piper (a long haired black and white male) and Missoni (a handsome Maine coon mix) – into our program to help them find their forever homes. Tippy is a tiny girl who seems shy at first – but after you pet her, she will beg for more attention.  She has lovely tabby markings and the distinctive orange hue of a tabico.  She has dainty white socks, deep hazel eyes, and long white whiskers.  Like all well-mannered kittens, when she snuggles down for a nap, she curls her tail around her neatly.  Tippy is still getting used to humans, but would like to meet you at the  Howell Mill & I-75 PetSmart.  Tippy is very attached to her brother Piper and would like to live with him forever. Piper is a striking longhaired black and white male.  His fur is as soft as down right now; he will grow into a sleek, attention-getting handsome young man.  He, too, has white socks, deep green eyes, and white whiskers that stand out against his mostly black face.  He has a thick patch of white fur on his chest that will help him look like the distant relative to the noble lion that he is!  Piper is still getting used to humans, too, but is eager for attention and purrs beneath your touch.  He holds his tail high no matter where he is headed, and would like to find his forever family.  Piper loves to play, so he should be adopted with another kitten (like his sister Tippy!). Missoni would serve as the perfect addition to any fashion-conscious home with his striking Maine coon features and deep green eyes that watch everything around him.   Missoni has a white bib, flowing fur even as a kitten, and sweet white socks.  His fuzzy ear tufts are charming, and he loves to be petted on his head and behind his ears.  He is a cautious, watchful boy, since he is just getting used to humans.  Missoni’s fur is in typical Maine coon colors, with cream, chocolate, black and gray. You can meet any of these kittens at the Howell Mill & I-75 PetSmart, where they live in our permanent adoption center.  Drop us a line to find out more details, or apply to adopt them...

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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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