Bring Home a Cat for the Holidays

Please join us as we close out 2019 with our next Adoption Day this Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 10am to 2pm! Help us fulfill some holiday dreams of #FureverHomes for our #RescueCats. Come shop for presents for your fur friends while supporting our #fundraiser! Looking forward to seeing you there!  Further details are below:

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Help Us Help Doug Get Better!

Doug needs dentistry!

Doug needs dentistry!

#RescueCat Doug is a little upset and needs your help this season.

Although it’s been a while since we got him off the streets, it took time to sufficiently earn his trust for a vet visit. He’s now getting treated for an ear infection and will soon have to undergo 4-6 tooth extractions. Evidently, the poor nutrition of life on the street led to the painful deterioration of his teeth. Dentistry alone will cost anywhere from $1,000 to 1,400, depending on what the vet finds while Doug is under.

Sadly, Doug is not our only rescue who needs veterinary care. If you would like to help, you can make an online donation, or please share far and wide! #MakeADifference #Donate #Fundraising

Come to Our Adoption Day!

Cat Busters Animal Rescue is hosting another adoption day tomorrow at the Jones & Danforth location of Pet Valu. Come meet and play with the cats who are in need of a loving home, talk to our volunteers about the work we do, or help us raise much-needed funds for vetting our rescues.

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Here are some friendly feline faces you may be seeing (depends who’s up for it)!

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Clockwise from upper left: Robert, Peaches, Happy, Mr. Tripod

Calling All Cat-Loving Shutterbugs

pexels-photo-photographerDo you love cats?  Do you love taking photos?  Do you love taking photos of cats?  Is your Instagram feed crammed with cat photos?  Did you splurge on that fancy SLR just so you could take better photos of your cat?  Does your cat throw you shade, wishing you would go bother some other cats with your photography obsession?

If so, we may have just the thing for you: Cat Busters is looking for volunteers with some camera skills (we have none, so even a little skill is a lot) who would be interested in attending our events and photographing our rescues.

Each animal has a story and a personality that’s waiting to be shared.  A picture is worth a thousand words, as the saying goes, and a beautiful portrait will do more to find a forever home than anything we can possibly say.

If interested, please sign up through our photography volunteer form.

Pawsome Adoption Day!

Our next Adoption Day is coming up fast, on Saturday, July 6 from 10am to 2pm at the Jones & Danforth Pet Valu (869 Danforth Avenue).

While you will get to meet some of our adoption-ready cats and kittens at the event, it’s worth noting that not all rescues are suited for the bustling environment of a popular pet supply store.  Some kitties are timid, others are afraid of dogs, and a few may still be recovering from a medical issue or trauma.  As much as we’d love the public to see them and increase their chances of adoption, it would simply cause too much distress.  The welfare of our rescues comes first (obviously!).

Happy

Happy

So, we’d like to take a moment to put the spotlight on a pair of cats who won’t be at the Adoption Day, but who are more than ready to meet their furever family.

Happy and Mr. Tripod were born outdoors, in the space between two houses.  The families on both sides took care of them until Cat Busters got the call.  The two sweeties are just under one year old.

Happy is shy, but warms up to attention.  It may take some time to adjust to a new home but with a name like Happy, chances are excellent that this kitty will be purring at you in no time.

Mr Tripod

Mr Tripod

As his name suggests, Mr. Tripod has three legs.  Most of his left hind leg is missing, as are a few toes of the front left paw.  No one knows how he came to be this way — it may have been an injury or possibly a birth defect.  Whatever his story, he LOVES to be petted.  Like Happy, Mr. Tripod is also a little cautious about new people and new surroundings, but he has already demonstrated that he can learn to trust good people in a variety of environments.

Because they are a bonded pair, we would very much like for them to be adopted together.  These BFFs deserve to start the new chapter of their lives in the glow of each other’s company.  Are you their purrfect human?  Got room for two fuzzy balls of cuteness?

About Adoption Day

We at Cat Busters Animal Rescue (CBAR) would like to take a moment to address a matter of concern that came to light today at our Adoption Day event.  

Regrettably, a couple of rescues brought to the event were not in the best of health — they will be okay, but right now have common upper respiratory issues that result in snot, sneezes and sniffles.  Of special concern was one cat who was terrified to be at the venue, which combined with her respiratory infection, ended up panting in fear.

This is not in keeping with CBAR’s standards.  We put the health and welfare of our rescues first and foremost.  The frightened cat was subsequently withdrawn from the event for veterinary care.  Appropriate arrangements are also being made for the other two cats with the sniffles.  

The practical reality is that potential adoptive homes like to meet our rescues in person and for the most part, these adoption events are effective at finding forever homes.  However, we have to balance that against the well-being of the cat we’re trying to find a home for. We are now reassessing our criteria for adoption events, to ensure that only healthy rescues are put up for adoption and to make the experience as comfortable as possible for the cats carefully chosen to go to the event venues.  We will also be working more closely with our network of foster homes to monitor alignment with our standards of practice.

We appreciate the feedback received today and strive to make our future events positive and beneficial for all.  

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