Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Day, August 12
On August 12, celebrate with us and Petfinder.com as we honor and find homes for our "Less Adoptable" pets. You know who these kitties are: they are shy or they are black or they have some health problems. As Petfinder states, "Big black dogs. FIV + cats. Senior pets. Special needs animals. Many factors can make a pet seem 'less adoptable.'" Petfinder reminds everyone that there are special things about less adoptable pets. For instance, "older pets are mellower--you don't have to worry about your lamp getting knocked over!" Kittens have a way of trashing a house that an older cat does not--mainly older cats just want love, food, and sleep. "Dark-furred pets make it easy to accessorize--black goes with everything." So if you would like to adopt a kitty that still has lots of love to give, but might not be the most
adoptable one around, please check out some of our shy kitties, some of our black kitties, and some of our older cats. We think you will be glad you did. A few of our less adoptable kitties that have been waiting for a while to get a home include: Darcy, Delancey, Sable, and Clayton--who are all black; Fiona, Maggie, Stewie, Mitch, and Winston--who are all shy; Suzy who is partially deaf; and Smudge, who is FIV positive. Many of these kitties are also older--Fiona, Winston, and Suzy are all over 3 years. To see some of our "less adoptable" but very loving kitties, go to www.bandocats.petfinder.com
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Good friends set up a Donation Page for us!!
Good friends of B and O, Jacqueline Johnson, a veterinarian at Ohio State, and her husband, Rob, set up a donation page for us through Firstgiving.
You can access the page at http://www.firstgiving.com/blackandorangecats
and donate using your credit card. Jackie and Rob actually adopted a kitten from us in January and then recently had to borrow traps for a feral mother cat and kittens that were living near the trash dumpster at their apartment complex. When they learned how overwhelmed our clinic schedule has been with kitten season this year and that we've been limited on our funding while we wait for a PetSmart Charities grant to arrive, they wanted to help out in some way. They set up this page with a goal of $1,000, kicking in the first $75 themselves. We just want to thank Jackie and Rob for supporting us and hope you will follow their lead!!
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We are Selling B and O t-shirts for $15!!
If you would like to have your very own Black and Orange Cat Foundation t-shirt, we now have them available to purchase from us for $15. The t-shirts feature the B and O logo on the front and our web site address on the back. They come in sizes from small to 2XL. We would like to thank Millard Draudt and his wife, Dawn, of Redi Quik Signs
for working with us to give us such great prices on the t-shirts, as well as two banners for us to use at adoption events. If you would like to purchase a shirt, please just send a check or money order to: Black and Orange Cat Foundation, P. O. Box 126, Plain City, Ohio 43064. Please send $2 to cover shipping, plus the $15 per t-shirt and we will slip that in the mail and have it to you in just a few days. Please make sure to specify what size you'd like and the address we should send it to. Or if you'd like to skip out on the shipping costs, visit us at our PetSmart adoption events on the fourth Saturday of each month from 12-2. We will be at the PetSmart on Sawmill on July 25, August 22, and September 26 if you would like to stop by to get a shirt.
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If you are looking for a Siamese kitty, we recommend adopting through a rescue rather than purchasing from a pet store. Cats, like dogs, can also come from "mills" and you will definitely be saving a life if you adopt through a rescue. Many of the cats that go into Siamese Rescue come from right here in Plain City and Columbus. Siamese are often taken to Capital Area Humane Society and when they end up there, Robin gets a phone call to evaluate them to see if they would be a match for rescue. Likewise, we have also found numerous Siamese in our trapping efforts around the Plain City area and we have been able to get many of those kitties into foster care with the great Ohio Siamese rescuers. If you would like to take a look at the Siamese that are in foster care along the East Coast, please go to
www.va.siameserescue.org They have a great program and will even transport cats to approved adopters. There are also super opportunities with them to foster or be transporters for the "Meezer Express"--their network of volunteers who drive cats from one state to another to get the kitty home. We want to thank Siamese Rescue for all the times they've helped us get a kitty out of a bad situation and into foster care!! Thanks Jackie, Carol, Roy, Siri, Debi, Kim, and everyone else who has helped Plain City and central Ohio Siamese!
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Artimus and Xandria: Hugging Cats Extraordinaire
Artimus and Xandria got adopted just before Christmas, but because of some changes in the family's household, they came back to us just a few months ago. These two are the nicest cats you will ever want to meet. They are siblings. Big brother, Artimus, is a long cat, while little sis, Xandria, has the cute gray triangle on her nose like Raggedy Ann. They are about a year old and they are definitely lap cats. In fact, we would recommend having two laps in your household for them to sit on, otherwise, Xandria is forever tricking Artimus to get to your lap first. Artimus will hop on your legs and before he can sit down, she has wiggled under his belly and pushed him out of the way. These two also give hugs. They will climb up on the bathroom sink, put their paws up on your chest and stand on their back legs to give hugs. They wrap their front legs around your
neck and rub noses to give "kitten kisses." They also love to jump on to your shoulder and perch there or lay around your neck. They are our "parrot kittens" forever riding around on a shoulder. They are gorgeous cats and we just want them to get the best home ever. They truly deserve all the love someone has to give. If you are interested in adopting these two (we do want them to stay together after all they've been through), please email us for an application (firstname.lastname@example.org) or download an application from the web site, www.bandocats.org and fax it to 614-873-0972.
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