Monthly Archives: January 2014

Meet Penny!

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Found left behind in an apartment, Penny was understandably pretty stressed out and fearful. No one quite knows how she got there, but Penny is pretty rattled from the recent turn of events. Luckily, the new tenants contacted Black Cat Rescue, and we were able to find a foster home for Penny.

 

So far, Penny is doing well in Black Cat Rescue foster care. She is a bit timid but settling in just fine!

 

Meet Edgar…

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Edgar used to be a happy-go-lucky, playful little cat, and we would like to get him back to his happy place.  He is depressed and just not himself since moving into a small apartment.  He also would love some companions to hang out with. He loves company, both humans and other animals!  Currently, Edgar is staying at a BCR foster home with some other cats. Lets wish him good luck making new friends and returning to his old self again.

Visit Edgar’s Adoption Page @ http://www.adoptapet.com/pet/10205590-somerville-massachusetts-cat

Happy Tails: Siren

Black Cat Rescue is very pleased to announce the adoption of Siren!

This 2 year old has a huge personality– half sassy diva and half goofball. She can almost always be found “supervising” the humans, bird-watching, or requesting treats on her back legs like a bunny! Throughout it all Siren purrs her very own (very loud!) background music.

Siren loves soaking up the sun in the window while she’s bird-watching. Now she gets to soak up the sun from the windows in her forever home!

We had quite a lot of time to get to know Siren– she was with us for 8 months! Even after several visits in her foster home, no one wanted to adopt Siren. She is a bit shy, but nothing out of the ordinary and the BCR volunteers were stumped.

Siren may be sassy, but it doesn’t mean she’s always graceful.

Turns out Siren was waiting for a very special adopter. When the time was right, there was no shyness to be had! Mary fell in love with Siren’s profile and quickly scheduled a visit. On the adoption visit Siren was definitely showing off! She let Mary pet her, give her treats, she played, and she rolled around on the floor like the cutie we always knew she is!  Siren is now living the life every black cat dreams of!

Siren has TONS of toys to play with in her new home. Let the panther out!

Congratulations to Siren and Mary! We wish you all the best and keep us posted!

To learn more about Black Cat Rescue, visit our website at http://www.blackcatrescue.com.

Donate to Black Cat Rescue on Paypal and help us get more great cats like Siren into loving forever homes.

Meet Snoopy!

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Black Cat Rescue now has its very own Snoopy…not to be confused with Snoopy the Dog. Adorable little Snoopy was dropped off at a local shelter with a case of flea allergy dermatitis and in need of basic vet care, including spay surgery. Snoopy was very scared in the shelter environment, and staff reached out to us to take Snoopy somewhere less intimidating. Black Cat Rescue foster care is a much better place for her to recover and regain her strength while she awaits her forever home. With some good vet care, nutrition and patience (along with a flea-free environment), Snoopy will be stealing hearts in no time!

Meet Our Cats: Nisha

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Look at that fluff!! Nisha is approximately 1 year old. She has a beautiful, long black coat with a white spot on her chest and striking green eyes.
Nisha was found as a stray during the recent cold snap and major snowfall in Boston. A kind person took Nisha into her home, and we were able to find an emergency foster placement for her. Now that she’s in a foster home, it’s clear that Nisha is used to indoor living. She is litter box trained, likes to play with her toys and sprawls out luxuriously on the bed.  This girl LOVES treats and will eat them from your hands and lick your fingers when she is done.
Nisha was a bit stressed by her transport but (with the help of some treats) she makes friends quickly. She deserves to be pampered and spoiled after her time out in the cold.

New Year’s Resolutions: Easy Ways to Help Black Cat Rescue

Happy New Year! Here’s to a positive and productive 2014! With the champagne at midnight comes talk of New Year’s Resolutions; with mid-January comes the inevitable test of willpower! Maybe you haven’t been to the gym as much as you hoped so far, but there’s still time to make a resolution and stick to it. This year you can resolve to help homeless black cats by taking a few easy steps right from where you are!

Here are a bunch of easy ways to help Black Cat Rescue rescue, rehabilitate and re-home black cats in our community:

  • Share/Retweet and like content on social media. When a social media post receives more shares/retweets and likes, it is seen by more people. A future adopter for one of our cats could be just a share away!
  • View our content on Sulia. Black Cat Rescue receives financial support from Sulia when you view our content on their page. A quick click can help a cat get all necessary veterinary care before going to her new home.
  • Donate a tweet to Black Cat Rescue with JustCoz. JustCoz allows you to donate one tweet per day to Black Cat Rescue, this will automatically generate a Black Cat Rescue tweet from your account for us. This helps us get our message out on twitter and exposes our cats to more potential adoptive  homes!
  • Shop through Amazon Smile for Black Cat Rescue. When you shop through Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Black Cat Rescue. Link Black Cat Rescue to your account, and do your regular shopping through a special smile.amazon.com link to donate!
  • Donate through PayPal. You can make a one-time or recurring monthly donation to Black Cat Rescue on Paypal. Recurring donations are especially important to Black Cat Rescue as we rely on these to sustain our day-to-day operations and pay veterinarian bills for every cat we take in.
  • Offer your expertise as a volunteer. Black Cat Rescue is staffed entirely by volunteers and we are always looking for help. If you have a special skill like photography, you can help us with one project or on an ongoing basis. In the past, supporters have helped with banners and posters for fundraisers, tax preparation, and the design and implementation of our website. If you think you can help, contact us through http://www.blackcatrescue.com.
  • Plan or host a fundraiser. Fundraising events give Black Cat Rescue a valuable source of income that allows us to fund the veterinary care of some of our special needs cats. If you hear about a fundraising event opportunity or would like to host a fundraiser for Black Cat Rescue, contact us on http://www.blackcatrescue.com.
  • Foster a black cat. Black Cat Rescue has no physical animal shelter. We are a network of diverse foster families who care for homeless black cats in our homes. A cat has an average stay of 12-16 weeks in foster care, most of our cats are happy healthy cats who just need a place to stay until their forever home is found. Please visit http://www.blackcatrescue.com to complete a Foster Volunteer Profile

Your resolution to help Black Cat Rescue can help us save more homeless black cats in 2014!

Happy Tails: Jack, Mia, Orion, and Samuel

Black Cat Rescue is pleased to announce the adoption of Jack, Mia, Orion, and Samuel!

Jack had a glamorous photoshoot with R.S. Buchanan in an attempt to find a new home. In December, he went home with his forever family.

Jack came to Black Cat Rescue as a 5 year old stray who was tested positive for FIV. Despite his background on the mean streets, Jack is one of the nicest and friendliest cats around. Jack spent just over a year in Black Cat Rescue foster care. Even after a few good adoption visits, Jack was still waiting for his forever home. The BCR family was mystified! In October, BCR set up a photoshoot with R.S. Buchanan to help Jack show the world how handsome he is. It took a few months, but eventually it clicked! Jack went home to his new family on December 23 and is starting the year off right!

Orion is happy in his new home!

Orion is a 1 year old black cat who was surrendered to a local shelter due to allergies in his previous family. Orion was terrified in a shelter environment and developed an upper-respiratory infection at the shelter. BCR was able to offer Orion a foster homes where he received some TLC until he was feeling better. His new family was originally looking for a kitten to grow up with their rabbit. When they met the young Orion  they were instantly in love! Orion has since gone home where he has been renamed Dr. Jones (Jonesy for short!) and was making himself at home within an hour of arriving.

Mia in her forever home with one of her new best friends!

Mia is a 5 year old cat who came to BCR after she was on the receiving end of some really terrible cat violence in her prior home. She came to Black Cat Rescue with the sniffles and some litterbox troubles. As soon as we placed her in an environment without other cats, she revealed her true self. Turns out, she is so gentle and loving! Mia is very sweet and spent only a few weeks in foster care before she was scooped up by her new family! Mia’s family includes 2 young boys, and we’re sure they will keep her on her toes. Mia went to her forever home in early January and has already charmed the boys and found her new best friends.

Samuel surveying his new home from a comfy spot on the bed.

Samuel struck gold in the new year– he went to his forever home! 2013 was tough for poor Samuel. He lost his owner and was living alone in her mobile home while family members and neighbors cared for him. After an electrical fire broke out in the home, it was evident that Samuel needed a permanent place to stay. Luckily, his caretakers contacted Black Cat Rescue. Ann and her daughter Lillian were looking for a playmate for their adult cat and Samuel was a perfect fit. He is now in his forever home and 2014 promises to be a great year for Samuel!