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Special Edition Happy Tail: Shadow & Senior Season

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

Shadow has been adopted as part of Senior Season at Black Cat Rescue!*

Shadow has been adopted as part of Senior Season at Black Cat Rescue!*

Here at Black Cat Rescue, we value our dignified, senior companions as much as the silly, spritely kittens. In spring and summer, large volumes of kittens are born and their cute and cuddliness makes it easier for adoptive homes to overlook or miss out on older cats. To help senior cats find forever homes during “Kitten Season,” we launched Senior Season. The adoption donations of each of the BCR seniors has been sponsored by a generous individual who believes in seniors.

Shadow is a Senior Season success! With sponsorship to help cover his medical and adoption expenses, Shadow was able to find a loving forever home.

Shadow is a Senior Season success! With a sponsorship to help cover his medical and adoption expenses (and a bit of luck), Shadow was able to find a loving forever home.

Senior Season Success!

Shadow came to Black Cat Rescue as a fun and friendly 16 year old! He spent his first 16 years learning to be a nearly perfect pet with a single family, but had to leave his former home as his owner got on in age and was unable to care for him properly.

Shadow is an energetic 16 year old cat, but even the craziest cats need to recharge with a nap in the sun.

Shadow is an energetic guy, but even the craziest cats need to recharge with concentrated solar power every now and again.

Shadow is active, playful, and chatty. Taking into account Shadow’s super friendly and easy-going manner, Shadow’s foster mom tried out a harness on him– not a situation many senior cats would take to! But Shadow loved it! He was rocking and rolling all over his foster mom’s yard and enjoying the sunshine direct from the source from the safety of a harness. To top it off, Shadow is also incredibly loving and seems most content when he is laying on a person.

Shadow loves his harness! It allows him to get out and about in the sunshine and the grass without fear of getting lost or hurt!*

Shadow loves his harness! It allows him to get out and about in the sunshine and the grass without fear of getting lost or hurt!*

Upon arriving at Black Cat Rescue, Shadow visited the vet where BCR learned he has hyperthyroidism and minor kidney disease. Daily medications and a special diet have had his medical issues very manageable, and should not prevent Shadow from finding a loving home to live out his golden years.

Shadow proved his excellent taste in loungewear by napping on his foster mom and her  BCR winter sweatshirt!

Shadow proved his excellent taste in loungewear by napping on his foster mom and her BCR winter sweatshirt!

To help BCR in finding a home for Shadow, a very special cat lover stepped up to sponsor Shadow. This sponsorship covered not only Shadow’s adoption donation, but included a sustaining contribution to help BCR cover the costs of Shadow’s ongoing medications.

Despite his medical set backs, Shadow has been a friendly and loving cat throughout. We knew he would make a perfect pet for a very special someone.*

Despite his medical set backs, Shadow has been a friendly and loving cat throughout. We knew he would make a perfect pet for a very special someone.*

Roseann contacted Black Cat Rescue to find a new companion. When Roseann met Shadow in early June, it was love at first sight! Shadow is such a friendly guy, it took no time at all to hypnotize Roseann into taking him home with her. After going home, it’s been awesome. Roseann let us know that Shadow follows her everywhere and takes his medication like a champ.

Congratulations to Joann and Shadow!

Congratulations to Roseann and Shadow!

We are so happy to share this particular adoption with the Black Cat Rescue supporters. Stories like Shadow’s really highlight the possibilities that exist for senior cats, even those that other shelters may label as unadoptable! All it takes is a few dedicated volunteers, one special sponsor, and a loving adopter like Roseann to give an exceptional elder like Shadow a beautiful retirement.

Congratulations to Shadow and Roseann!

Click here to find out more about Senior Season at Black Cat Rescue.

Make a contribution on Paypal to Black Cat Rescue and help other cats like Shadow.

Find out more about Black Cat Rescue at www.blackcatrescue.com.

Photos marked with an asterisk (*) are courtesy of Andrew. You can find more of his photography on his website, www.andrewtakesphotos.com.

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Happy Tail: Rocky!

Black Cat Rescue is very pleased to announce that Rocky has found his forever home!

Rocky came to BCR after being found as a stray cat at five years old. He was beat-up and scruffy, and he tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus as well. FIV+ cats can live long full lives with proper care for their compromised immune systems, so Rocky was neutered and came into foster care to await an adopter. The vets who worked with Rocky commented on what a sweet boy he is, even stressed out from the ordeal of being rescued. They described his demeanor as “grateful,” and we knew Rocky would thrive in a home.

Rocky when he was picked up. Poor guy! We were eager to get him into a BCR foster home for some TLC.

Rocky when he was picked up. Poor guy! We were eager to get him into a BCR foster home for some TLC.

When Rocky arrived in foster care, he was greasy and needed a really good grooming, but happy to be there. He immediately cuddled up on Foster Volunteer Sarah’s lap and took a nap! As Rocky settled in he caught up on the sleeping and good eating he missed out on the streets and got over a bit of a cold. From the start, Rocky was a sweetie, but as he got used to the good life, he blossomed into a total lovebug.

Rocky looks so handsome once he cleaned up in his foster home.

Rocky looks so handsome once he cleaned up in his foster home.

Rocky spends as much time as possible in a person’s lap. He has super thick luxurious fur, so it’s a great thing that he really enjoys being brushed and stroked. We knew it would be no time at all until this great guy found a forever home.

Rocky is a total lovebug: friendly, easy-going, and super affectionate. Not to mention, he's incredibly handsome!

Rocky is a total lovebug: friendly, easy-going, and super affectionate. Not to mention, he’s incredibly handsome!

Nick and Melissa contacted Black Cat Rescue to find a friendly, affectionate indoor cat to join their home. They had a particular interest in adopting an older cat. Susanna, the BCR Adoption Coordinator, thought that Rocky would be a perfect fit for Nick and Melissa. When Nick and Melissa met Rocky in late May they loved him! The visit was delightful and Rocky had found his forever family.

Congratulations to Rocky and his new forever family.

Congratulations to Rocky and his new forever family.

We couldn’t be more thrilled for Rocky, Nick, and Melissa! Congratulations and we hope you’ll keep us updated!

To find out more about Black Cat Rescue, visit www.blackcatrescue.com.

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