by Lupe Gore
Feral Paws Rescue Group in Fresno shares with us some of their animal rescue adventures every month. Check out KRL’s article about Feral Paws to learn more about them. Lupe Gore is a FPRG volunteer.
This month’s article is about three very special black cats who were pulled by Feral Paws Rescue from the CCSPCA in Fresno, California.
In late January of this year I had the privilege of accompanying Paula from Feral Paws Rescue to the CCSPCA where she was saving several cats. I was in the kennel area with her, along with the Team Member who was assisting us, and there was a black cat in one of the lower kennels who was talking and talking, but keeping himself mostly to the back of the kennel. We couldn’t get him that day, however, I returned the following day and saved him. He was estimated to be a year old and he has no tail. His name is Marco. Marco is a very sweet cat who looks like a little bear cub. He is a bit shy but loves to snuggle on the bed with his new human and the other cats, run around his new house, and play with the rest of the cats. He was in the “stray” area of the shelter so it isn’t known if he had a previous home.
During the same visit to the shelter, there was a big black cat at the front of her kennel who got my attention because she was trying to stick her paw out at me; she also kept talking to me while rolling around inside the kennel. I noticed she had beautiful white markings on her chest and stomach. I immediately knew she would have a forever home waiting for her! She was also in the “stray” area but due to her outgoing personality I felt she must have had a home at one time. The shelter believed her to be about a year old, although due to her size, I think she may be older. Her name is Trina. After getting home, Trina had no problem acclimating with her new human, but she didn’t care too much for the other cats she was joining. Over the past weeks, however, she has gotten more used to everyone and no longer minds them being at the food dishes when she is eating.
And finally there is Vincent. Vincent was pulled from the CCSPCA by Feral Paws Rescue on March 18, 2015 at age five, and he is being honored this month on his three-year anniversary out of the shelter and in his forever home. Vincent was a “foster failure” due to his loving personality. Vincent has always gotten along with other cats who have come and gone in those three years, and loves the companionship of his human. He loves to sit on the computer desk, see what food his human is eating, follow his human around the house, and sleep as close as possible to his human’s head. Vincent is a very special boy and a joy to have in his human’s life.
So these are just three of the many black cats who come and go from the shelter, with as many as possible being saved by Feral Paws Rescue with the cooperation of foster care when they are rescued. If only more people would adopt black cats from the shelter they would realize what a joy a black cat is to have in the home and how much love they give!
You can learn more about Feral Paws on their website.
April Adoption Event: Saturday, April 21st, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tractor Supply, 1630 Herndon Ave, Clovis, CA.
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