Category Archives: Happy Tails

Happy Tails: Charlie & Brady Adopted!

Congratulations to Charlie and Brady! These boys have landed in their forever home together and we couldn’t be more thrilled for them!
Charlie and Brady were so nervous when they first arrived in foster care without their mom.

Charlie and Brady were so nervous when they first arrived in foster care without their mom.

Charlie and Brady were rescued as kittens with their mother (Annie) from the streets by a compassionate woman who was able to care for them until she found a suitable rescue or shelter to re-home them. Charlie, Brady, and Annie lived in a quiet home with their rescuer for 6 months before coming to Black Cat Rescue. When they arrived, the boys were very shaken up by their change in circumstances and it took some time for them to come around.
The brothers slowly warmed up in foster care. They're the cutest duo!

The brothers slowly warmed up in foster care, with toys and treats it’s no hardship to sit still for the camera for a moment!

Luckily, since they’re so young, they can’t resist playing with toys and they love treats. These brothers are slowly coming out of their shells– especially if there’s a feather on a string nearby.
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The most adorable matching set. Congratulations to Brady and Charlie!

Kate and Ben saw were looking for a kitten, and when they saw these two online they said, “Well, why not two?”  Kate and Ben met Charlie and Brady in their foster home, though they said that they pretty much knew they were adopting them before even meeting them.  Brady was quite playful, Charlie a bit bashful, and both completely adorable.  Congrats, Charlie and Brady!
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Happy Tails: Janet has been adopted!

Black Cat Rescue is pleased to announce the adoption of Janet!

Janet loves looking out the window on a sunny day. Foster mom Pat caught her mid-meow!

Janet loves looking out the window on a sunny day. Foster mom Pat caught her mid-meow!

Janet is a sweet 4 year old cat who thought she was living the good life until she was surrendered to a large shelter by her owners who decided to get a dog instead. Janet was terrified in the cage at the at shelter, and the shelter staff knew she would not be able to attract an adopter.

The staff reached out to BCR to see if we could place her in our foster network. Even though we were bursting at the seams, we found a space for Janet.

BCR Foster Volunteer Pat is a seasoned kitty caretaker, with 5 cats of her own. She has a special patience and understanding with cats that allowed Janet to go at her own pace and recover from her ordeal. Even though our foster home Pat has a lot of cats of her own, she has a large area where Janet could be isolated and get some much deserved peace and quiet!

Janet was finally able to get some well-needed rest in Pat's quiet home.

Janet was finally able to get some well-needed rest in Pat’s quiet home.

At first, Janet was very scared and skittish in the foster home. With some time and TLC, she warmed up to Pat and her young grandson. After two months in foster care, Janet came out of her shell and became her sweet, affectionate self! Janet spent her days look out the window, snuggling up with Pat in the bed at night, and keeping her gorgeous black coat in pristine condition. We knew that Janet was a very sweet cat who needed a peaceful environment and someone to bond with in her forever home.

Janet wooing Columbine on her adoption visit. Even with a history of shyness, Janet was friendly and loved Columbine right away.

Janet wooing Columbine on her adoption visit. Even with a history of shyness, Janet was friendly and loved Columbine right away.

Columbine contacted BCR after losing her 18 year-old Maine Coon to kidney problems. She specifically asked about Janet, looking for a calm, friendly cat. Columbine went through quite a bit to get out to Winthrop for the visit– but she pretty much had her heart set on Janet. Despite Janet’s shy history, she was quite the social butterfly during the adoption visit! Janet wooed Columbine with her feline wiles and the two were smitten with each other! Columbine thinks she’ll probably nickname Janet “Jenny” because she looks like Jenny Linsky, a black cat from the Cat Club picture books by Esther Averill.

Congratulations to Janet and Columbine! We wish you all the best for the future.

Congratulations to Janet and Columbine! We wish you all the best for the future.

Congratulations to Columbine and Janet! We wish you many happy years together as a forever family.

Happy Tails: Lucy has been adopted!

It is with the utmost pleasure that we announce Lucy has been adopted!

Lucy is a 14 year old cat in the care of Black Cat Rescue who has found her new forever home!

Lucy is a 14 year old cat in the care of Black Cat Rescue who has found her new forever home!

Lucy came to BCR way back in February when her owner died and she moved in with a family member. At 14 years old, a full house with several other cats and dogs was a bit too much for the grief-stricken Lucy. Foster volunteer Raquell stepped up and provided Lucy with a tranquil place to recuperate and get ready for a new loving home.

Lucy needed a bit of time and space to grieve for her owner before moving on to find a new home.

Lucy needed a bit of time and space to grieve for her owner before moving on to find a new home.

Lucy developed a minor ear infection, and then was diagnosed with some chronic kidney problems.  Other than needing special food and low dose antibiotics, you would never know Lucy was a senior lady with special needs! She is petite and soft and sweet as can be.

We found out pretty quickly that Lucy loves to stick her tongue out!

We found out pretty quickly that Lucy loves to stick her tongue out!

As we posted about Lucy through the months, one of our other foster volunteers, Holly, took notice and would ask about Lucy.  When Raquell was going out of town this month it seemed like a perfect time for Holly to meet Miss Lucy! Lucy’s forever home has been a long time in coming and we hoped Holly would fall in love. We moved Lucy to Holly’s home for foster care and after one night Holly’s home went from a foster home to a forever home!
Cat naps in foster care.

Cat naps in foster care.

Holly is so happy to have Lucy join her gang at home, and we could not be happier for Lucy to live out her golden years snuggled up on Holly’s pillow!

Happy Tails: Maisie has been adopted!

A few weeks ago, Black Cat Rescue welcomed two cats new foster cats- 2 year old Maisie and her nine month old son, Shiloh. Shiloh is still preparing for adoption in his foster home, but Black Cat Rescue is very pleased to announce that Maisie has already been adopted!

Maisie in foster care.

Maisie and Shiloh were very shy upon entering their foster homes. Maisie has gorgeous jet black fur and big olive eyes, but we had no time to admire her because she was hiding! With some time and individual attention in her foster home, Maisie slowly began making progress.

Karen was searching for a companion for herself and her current cat. Maisie is shy with people but loves other cats. A quiet home with one adult and a feline friend is perfect for Maisie! Maisie is one very lucky girl. She gets to come out of her shell in her forever home. Karen is dedicated to helping Maisie come into her own, and we’re so excited that Karen will help this awesome kitty become part of her family. “Maisie is so sweet. Whatever it takes, I’m going to see that she’s happy and okay.”

Congratulations to Maisie! After a very short stay in foster care, she is safely her new home with her forever family and living the good life!

Please visit www.blackcatrescue.com to learn more about our mission to save black cats.

Happy Tails: Buddha has been adopted! (Again!)

Feeling lucky!

Buddha came to Black Cat Rescue as a found stray who had contracted FIV on the streets. Despite his time on the mean streets, Buddha is especially friendly and loving- even with dogs!

Brian contacted Black Cat Rescue, compassionately looking for a cat who may otherwise be overlooked. He was also hoping for a cat who likes dogs. There was no question that Brian had to meet Buddha!

Jack in his wonderful new home.

And boy, were we right! Brian immediately fell in love and Buddha was soon off to his new home. “It was a wonderful experience — I still can’t believe it!” We heard from Brian about the transition the next day:

Once he was home and out of the crate, he was so quick to become acclimated to my house and my roommates. They’ve fallen in love with him, too!

Many potential adopters are nervous about a cat that is FIV+, but Brian doesn’t mind. Many FIV+ cats live long, healthy lives with a few reasonable precautions. One of the most important precautions for cat living with FIV is a strictly indoor lifestyle, which Buddha has enjoyed since coming to Black Cat Rescue.

Congratulations to Buddha! He has a wonderful new home and a new name to start his new life:

Though the name “Buddha” does capture his calm attitude and wise, pudgy demeanor, I settled on another name — one of my old teachers from California, another wise man I am happy to have in my life: Jack!

Jack’s first nail clipping in his new home.

Please visit www.blackcatrescue.com to learn more about our mission to save black cats.

Happy Tail: Chai is now Kai!

A little update from Carla:

Last night when I came home from work (her first full day alone), I called her name and she came trotting into the kitchen to say hello. It was delightful. 

Happy Tail: Sammie at Home

Sammie came to Black Cat Rescue as a more mature feline after she lost her person.  At 10 years old, some may have considered Sammie to be “unadoptable.”  But we knew this kitty had much more love to give, and after only a couple of months in foster care, she was able to find a wonderful forever home!

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Here is what her new person has to say about Sammie: “Sammie is quite a character. She knows how to open drawers and cabinets, and she is always checking what’s inside. She has claimed her own bedroom, too, and sleeps in the middle of a big antique double bed (usually on top of my clean clothes when I dump them there!)

She has her moments sitting by the front door looking out and other moments scaring my little parakeets. I have to cover the ‘keets at night now (something I never did) because that’s Sammie’s favorite time to stalk them. She loves to greet people that come to visit – not shy! And she talks and talks. Like I said, quite a character!”

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There are many reasons why adopting an older cat can be incredibly rewarding, and Sammie proves them all!  Congratulations Sammie!

Happy Tails: Yofi and Motek

Yofi (formerly Nika) and Motek (formerly Baby) prove that two black cats are even better than one!  These two beauties have found a wonderful forever home where they can spend their days together, snuggling and snoozing.