1. flyliketherin:

    transdimensionalboundaries:

    dirtybetanerd:

    kedreeva:

    8bitrevolver:

    This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.

    A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!

    Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.

    All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.

    Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!

    Let me tell to you a thing.

    This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.

    She was perfect.

    But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.

    I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.

    A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”

    They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.

    This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”

    I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”

    Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.

    So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.

    FUCKING IMPORTANT

    The STORY THOUGH.

    I will never not reblog this when it crosses my dash.

    One of my favorites.  Read and pass along!

     
  2. Bandit (bottom) and his brother, Jasper, (top) were rescued from a field by a television contractor after the owner of the land threatened to “dispose of them.” They are very friendly and would do well in any home. They love to play with bells and feathers! Do you have room for some amazing boys?

     

  3. Adoption Event

    Our next event will be at the Apopka, FL Pecto on September 21 from 3 p.m.- 7 p.m.  Come see some of our new, adoptable pets!

     

  4. FFAF is helping to raise money to help Zen.  We still aren’t sure what’s wrong, but we want to do all we can for this sweetie.  If you can help by donating, please do.  If not, signal boosting is always, always appreciated!

     

  5. im-your-fucking-cherry-bomb said: Hi this cat (probably around a year old) showed up around are house recently. She is super sweet and loving. Do you know what I could do?

    Hi there!

    There are a couple things we would recommend, the first would be seeing if the cat has a microchip in order to verify if it belongs to someone and/or if that someone wants the cat back.  Most vets have microchip scanners (and some rescues, like the SPCA, do as well) and it’s just a quick swipe, so there should be no charge to check if kitty has guardians.

    In the event that there is no chip, you can ask around to see if the cat belongs to someone, just to be sure.  Some people are comfortable letting their cats outside and those cats do tend to be friendly.

    And if all of that turns up nothing (as it sometimes does), we would recommend getting the cat checked out by a vet and going from there.  If you are interested in keeping the cat, there are places (again, SPCA comes to mind) that will do low-cost vaccinations and a spay or neuter if necessary.  (Spay or Neuter being very important both for kitty’s health and for cutting down on the number of kittens needing homes in the great, wide world.)  We would also recommend keeping kitty indoors, which is not as terrible as it sounds.  Cats can be very happy being indoor only, and it is often much safer as they are not exposed to disease and other unfavorable activities.

     If keeping a cat doesn’t work with your lifestyle or budget, look for a no-kill shelter that can help you out.  A tip: if you offer to foster the cat (i.e.: keep it temporarily while working with the shelter to find it a home), you’re more likely to get a positive response vs. a straight-up no.  Shelters, unfortunately, deal with overcrowding almost constantly, so offering to hold on to an animal that you are looking to rehome takes some of the burden off of them, and gives everyone some breathing room.

    Hope that helps, and if you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

    -The FFAF team

     
  6. We would like to introduce you to our newest favorite kitten, Anna. She is absolutely OVERFLOWING with personality! Spunky, sassy, smart, entertaining, playful….in a word, AMAZING! She keeps us all on our toes and we love her for it. If you want a kitten that will not fade into the background, Anna is your girl! Come meet her this Sunday at the Apopka, FL Petco!  FFAF will be there from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Anna and other amazing, adoptable kittens looking for their forever homes. 

     
  7. vvgly:

    Hey guys, I need some help. 
    My mums cat has had an accident and his leg is severely infected. He cant use it anymore and if he doesn’t have surgery to remove it he will have to be euthanized. 

    We don’t know what happened, but he turned up on the doorstep this morning with a mangled, bloody foot. The infection is spreading and he will need to have surgery ASAP. 

    It’s going to cost us $700, and we don’t have any money. We can’t let him die, so I’m asking for any help we could possibly get. Any donation is appreciated, no matter how small. 

    He is such a beautiful boy and he has already been through a lot, he’s an ex-stray that we took in a few years ago. We all love him very much and I need to do whatever I can to make sure he will be ok. 

    Please spread this around. 

    Donate here to help.

    Signal boosting for Squeaky!  

    (via flyliketherin)

     
  8. Congrats to our two adorable tabby brothers Friday and Dodger for finding a wonderful home together. We are so proud of how far these boys have come and we hope their new family enjoys them as much as we have.

     
  9. petsrescue:

    New puppy graduated from obedience school….. festivities… http://ift.tt/1u51lTA Reblogged from aplacetolovedogs on Tumblr

     

  10. Next FFAF Adoption Event Info:


    Please join us at the Petco in Apopka on 9/7 from 3 to 7pm!  We have kittens, kittens and more kittens, all looking for a new, forever home. :)