Newly Added Cats

Gabrielle

Picture of our cat Gabrielle
Picture of our cat Gabrielle

FEMALE
Born: 2014
Colour: Torti
Eyes: Gold
Spayed & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✔ Children under 12
✔ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
✔ Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Pet Patrol received a call from a woman worried about the number of cats in her backyard and over flowing into the neighborhood. About three years ago a little tortoise shell cat arrived under her back deck, inside a gopher hole. This was Gabrielle. She was well protected, but it took the woman months to gain the cat’s trust. Unable to bring the cat into the home, she provided a well insulated cat house and food, water and affection every day. Fast forward to this spring and the same kitty had produced two litters each year, and her offspring were either rescued or left to roam the streets. The neighbours were now fed up with the growing population of cats and started to trap them. Those they got were taken to a farm, and Pet Patrol was informed about the most recent litter just as they were rounding them up to send off to the same property. This farm apparently does not feed the cats, and the cats that had been taken there already had not stayed. Cats will leave an environment if it is unsafe, has no protective shelter and no food provided. How very, very sad. Gabrielle, her daughter Gaia, and her eight tiny grand kittens were brought into Pet Patrol care where they have all thrived.

Personality:

Gabrielle is a very sweet cat, who responds to being called Momma. She is curious and concerned at the same time while living at the sanctuary, partly because of the number of cats here, and partly because she misses the lady who cared for her for many years. She responds to her main care giver, liking to be pet and cooed to, showing promise that when in the right home she would be the happy and affectionate cat that we know she can be. Just a little time and patience, soft talks and being enticed yummy treats. Like all Torti’s she is intelligent and assesses situations quickly. Torti’s bond closely to their owners and are loyal to their families. Gabrielle is quite attached to her daughter Gaia, and it would be nice if they could be adopted together. They are ready to be welcomed into their forever family and kept safely indoors.

Russy

Picture of our cat Russy

MALE
Born: 2016
Colour:
Eyes:
Neutered & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✔ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
✔ Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

When a neighbour, who is initially a dog lover and owns three of her own, found Russy he was
very dirty and sad looking. He was hiding under a parked car in a driveway and came out to her when she knelt down and talked to him. He was shy but obviously wanting help. He had two spots on his neck that were the size of loonies, one either side of his throat, that the hair was gone and only skin exposed. Very strange. His left eye was watery and she thought that maybe he had been attacked. She brought him into her home, but knew she couldn’t keep him permanently, and then onto the vet. It was revealed that his left eye opening was actually smaller than the right, a birth defect, but badly infected. The bald spots over time became larger, then the hair grew back in after receiving proper nutrition. From there Russy came into Pet Patrol care where he relishes the attention, climate controlled home, lots of food and fresh water, and toys! He went from a very frightened and lost cat, to one that blossomed into a very handsome and gentle cat. Where he originally came from is unknown.

Personality:

Russy is a solidly built cat, who weighs more than he looks because of muscle. It has been a pleasure to watch him become a happy and healthy boy and is showing us his playful, carefree side. He loves the toys given to him and is quite excited about treat time in the evening. He has done well with integrating in with the other foster cats, and is gentle and sweet. Russy doesn’t mind being picked up and cuddled, he will lay on the couch beside you and ask for petting too. Russy is ready to be adopted into his forever home. One that will welcome him into the family and keep him safely indoors.

Jamie

Picture of our cat Jamie

MALE
Born: September 15, 2016
Colour: Champagne
Eyes: Gold
Neutered & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✘ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
✔ Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Jamie and his brothers, J.J. and Jonas, were part of a colony that was growing on a nice rural property, where the people fed any cats that showed up. It is assumed that these newer cats are mainly drop-offs and refugees from a barn across the road. Recently that neighbouring farm has been sold, and the barn was torn down and there was nowhere else for the many different coloured kitties to go. Almost all of them are friendly and will wind around your legs, want to be petted and will wait for the people to come outside by sitting on the house window sills looking inside. The couple wanted to keep some of the cats, and agreed to keep any that were unadoptable, but mainly they just wanted to keep the feline population under control through spaying and neutering. Volunteers ventured out and were impressed with the care the cats received and their gentle natures. Soon many of them were brought into Pet Patrol care and they are now ready to find their forever homes.

Personality:

Jamie and his brothers were timid cats when they first arrived at Pet Patrol, but with time and patience have become sweet natured cats. They are polite and relaxed, they love other cats and like to be pet and brushed. When you are sitting on the couch or laying in bed, they will come and flop down beside you. They are attentive to other cats, and show their affection many times a day, so Pet Patrol is looking for a home that has a buddy cat for them, or hopefully a sibling. Jamie is ready to be adopted into his forever home. One that will welcome him into the home and keep him safely indoors.

Cheddar

Picture of our cat Cheddar

MALE
Born: Seotember 2015
Colour: Orange Tabby
Eyes: Gold
Neutered & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✘ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Cheddar had shown up in the back yard of a woman who regularly feeds the stray cats and provides winter and summer shelter for them. About a year ago when this long and lean looking orange tabby cat first showed up, he was half starved and very weary looking. He immediately went to the food station, but only after she retreated into the house, and it took quite a few weeks before he would come to the food while she was in sight. By mid winter though, she could put her hand on him and by spring she could pet him, scratch his ears and neck, and he was definitely enjoying the attention. But he was still living outside. The winter housing was heated and insulated, so he was able to get out of the wind and cold. By summer Cheddar would seek out her attention and he loved to lay on her feet when she sat outside. He was wary of other people but it was good to see he was friendly and could connect with someone. Her plan was to have him neutered with his brother Cheetoh, who had shown up shortly after Cheddar initially arrived, and provide an opportunity for both to become house cats. Both boys are now indoors and doing well.

Personality:

Cheddar is such a handsome and wise looking cat. He is gentle and kind, good with other cats and likes his people too. Such a rough start to his life, but he was lucky that he found the right house, the right lady to care for him, and she did the right thing when he was injured. He has shown us his playful side, and will chase after the laser pen light, a dangling shoe lace and   he likes his cat scratcher as well. Cheddar has fit right into living at the sanctuary, and is looking forward to having people of his own. He is ready to be adopted into his forever home. One that will welcome him into the family and keep him safely indoors.

Talbot

Picture of our cat Talbot

MALE
Born:
Colour: Grey & White
Eyes: Gold
Neutered & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✔ Children under 12
✔ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

There is a young woman who lives in a small village. She has her own home, and she works full time. But she always finds time for her three rescue cats in the house, and the sixteen odd cats that dine on her front porch daily. They are fed canned cat food every evening, and dry is always put out on the porch during the day. In the winter time she has a heated cat house and water dishes so they do not become dehydrated. Over the past five years, she has made a concerted effort to rescue as many as she can, and those that are feral are re released back to her property, and those that are friendly are found forever homes. They are all spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchiped. One evening she called to say she had rescued a little guy, whom she called Talbot, and he was still in the humane trap. Once at the sanctuary we discovered that he was quite friendly and kind.

Personality:

Talbot is a cutie. Right from the beginning he was rubbing up against our hands, wanted to be pet, cuddled and cooed too. Talbot was great with the other cats and he has made himself right at home in the sanctuary without any incident. He was curious of his surroundings and made sure he knew where everything was. He is quite friendly with new people and volunteers alike, and watching him discover toys was a delight. He is acting carefree and very kittenish. Talbot is a nice little guy who is ready for his forever home. One that will welcome him into the family and keep him safely indoors.

Faithful

Picture of our cat Faithful

FEMALE
Born: 2015
Colour: Silver Tabby
Eyes: Green
Spayed & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✔ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

One day Pet Patrol received a call from our Trap-Neuter-Release volunteers, about a mother cat, nicknamed Marianne Faithful, and her four tiny kittens. They were on a country property where it is believed that the mother cat was abandoned and made her way to the barn. She was noticed by the property owner because she was so potty looking in the belly. A few days later she was thin and so the search was on for her new born kittens. For a little while they were fed in the barn, then as Faithful became friendly they were brought into the house. Since the mother cat did not have enough milk to nurse them with, the owner gave the kittens cows milk, which almost cost them their lives. Cats are lactose intolerant and they had massive diarrhea and dehydration. They were all in very poor shape and in need of care immediately. They were brought to the sanctuary where they received some life saving treatment, enough to help them make it to the vet the next day. From there they went to a foster home.

Personality:

Faithful is a very sweet cat who likes to be up high and survey the room and see who is coming and going. She is like the neighbourhood watch cat, keeping an eye on the squirrels and birds, traffic outside and people walking their dogs. She jumps down to be with her people, purrs loudly and loves to be cuddled and pet. She is a playful cat, now that her kittens are getting bigger, and likes to chase balls and plastic springs, but the catnip toys are a favorite for sure. Faithful is lovely and super affectionate girl looking for a quiet home, a forever home. One that will welcome her into the family and keep her safely indoors.

Twill

Picture of our cat Twill

MALE
Born: April 8, 2007
Colour: Brown Tabby
Eyes: Green
Neutered & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✔ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Sometimes life takes a turn and we are faced with change that we did not plan on, or want. In the case of Twill and her kitty partner Lucy, they lived happily with a woman who adored them. She was born with physical challenges, but managed to raise children and have a nice home, and her cats were her constant companion. Fast forward to last fall and she had surgery due to cancer, then suddenly after Christmas she had to have surgery to have both of her legs amputated. How very sad. She would no longer be able to keep her home, her independence or her cats. Twill and Lucy were her babies and it was a very sad day for her to finally say, yes, they need another family as I can’t care for them any more. Her daughter took them into her home and would have kept them, however she had a dog that would have tried to hurt them if they were allowed to roam the house. Unfortunately all she had was a very small bedroom for them, which was proving to be stressful for the cats. They felt isolated and the daughter worried about them constantly. Soon after they came to Pet Patrol and are now ready for the next part of their life, another happy home to love them and keep them together.

Personality:

Twill is such a gentle and fun loving boy. He loves his people, will keep you company, follow you to see what you are doing and greet you at the door when you come home. He loves his BFF Lucy, and they are good company for each other as well. He has an endearing personality and Twill is ready to be adopted into his forever home. One that will welcome him into the family and keep him safely indoors.

Lucy

Picture of our cat Lucy

FEMALE
Born: January 7, 2007
Colour: Chubby Orange Tabby
Eyes: Gold
Spayed & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✔ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

Sometimes life takes a turn and we are faced with change that we did not plan on, or want. In the case of Lucy and her kitty partner Twill, they lived happily with a woman who adored them. She was born with physical challenges, but managed to raise children and have a nice home, and her cats were her constant companion. Fast forward to last fall and she had surgery due to cancer, then suddenly after Christmas she had to have surgery to have both of her legs amputated. How very sad. She would no longer be able to keep her home, her independence or her cats. Lucy and Twill were her babies and it was a very sad day for her to finally say, yes, they need another family as I can’t care for them any more. Her daughter took them into her home and would have kept them, however she had a dog that would have tried to hurt them if they were allowed to roam the house. Unfortunately all she had was a very small bedroom for them, which was proving to be stressful for the cats. They felt isolated and the daughter worried about them constantly. Soon after they came to Pet Patrol and are now ready for the next part of their life, another happy home to love them and keep them together.

Personality:

Lucy is an orange tabby female which is rare, and she has a loving and cuddly nature to her. If you sit, she sits with you. If you lay on the couch, she lays with you, and at bedtime she will keep you warm. Such a snugly cat. There is no doubt that Lucy is a big girl, but she gets around fine and likes to play gently. She is a real charmer. She and Twill are best buddies and it would be nice for them to be kept together. She is ready to be adopted into her forever home. One that will welcome her into the family and keep her safely indoors

Papa

Picture of our cat Papa

MALE
Born: 2009
Colour: Grey
Eyes: Gold
Neutered & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✘ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

This email was sent to Pet Patrol: “I hate to have to ask you this, but I don’t know what else to do. I have one more friendly cat that I need to be re homed from the barn. We made him a nice insulated house on our back deck, but unfortunately I have to move. 🙁 He won’t be cared for if he stays here. Papa is older, probably 7 or 8 is my guess. He was pretty beat up before and something happened to all the fur on the end of his tail, but it’s grown back in now. I’ve known him for all these years but it wasn’t until this past year that he allowed me to touch him. Now he loves to be pet, he can’t get enough, and he wants to come in the house so badly. I’ve wanted to bring him in but my cats don’t like him. He’s very social and gets along with the other 3 outdoor cats though. (I’m going to have to relocate them too!) I wanted to see Papa through to the end of his life but I have no choice now, I have to let him go. Can you please take him in? “ Soon after that Papa came into our care and had a thorough examination by our vet, only to find that he needed a lot of dental care. A GoFundMe campaign was set up to support his medical cost, and was very successful. This sweet boy is now ready for his forever home.

Personality:

PaPa is sweet, gentle and great with other cats. He was pretty shell shocked when he first came to the sanctuary – with all the boundaries of walls, windows and ceilings, but in time he adjusted. He was happy with the climate controlled sanctuary, lots of food, fresh water and a play room. He thinks he has gone from rags to riches. Only thing missing in this dear boy’s life is a forever home and a real family to love him. One that will welcome him and keep him safely indoors.

Genavii (Kitten)

Picture of our cat Genavii
Picture of our cat Genavii

FEMALE
Born: October 1, 2017
Colour: Torti
Eyes: Gold
Spayed & Vaccinated

Microchipped

✔ Quiet home
✔ Active home
✔ Adult home
✘ Children under 12
✘ Children over 12
✔ Other cats
?  Dogs (passive)
✔ Indoors only

Rescue:

A young man who used to volunteer at the sanctuary dropped by one day to ask for help. One member of his family had acquired a lot of cats over the years, mostly unintentional, and three kittens needed to be rehomed. Being a kind hearted person who loved her cats, people sometimes took advantage of her good nature and gave her their unwanted pets. She couldn’t say no, even though she knew it wasn’t a good idea. The family, collectively, had found homes for eight of the cats, and there were still some females and their babies to place, and the Daddy cat of them all. Genavii and her siblings, Greggie and Grayson, were brought to their foster home as frightened little kittens, wondering why their world had been turned upside down. But they were healthy and bright, and excited about toys and the kitty climber. Within a day or so they were romping around and enjoying cuddles with their foster mom.

Personality:

Like all kittens Genavii likes toys like balls that bounce, crinkly things and a cardboard box goes a long way. Although initially shy, it didn’t last long and she will happily sit on your lap and snuggle in. She doesn’t mind being picked up and carried around either. She has only known living with other cats, so it would be preferable that she have a buddy or sibling to be adopted with for companionship and sociability. Genavii is ready to be adopted into her forever home. One that will welcome her into the home and keep her safely indoors.