Archive for June, 2011

Vote for KittyKind: America’s Favorite Animal Shelter

June 30, 2011

Hey everyone! We need your help and support. We would appreciate if you can lend your time and vote for us as “America’s Favorite Animal Shelter.”

“The shelter with the most votes will walk away with $15,000 and the title of America’s Favorite Animal Shelter! In addition to the grand prize, gifts of $7,000 and $3,000 will be awarded to the runners-up. Plus, every week, a randomly selected participating group will receive $500. Whew, that’s a lot of shelters!”

So what are you waiting for, go on and vote?! Please pass this along to friends and family, too.


Twingle’s Diary…

June 30, 2011

Follow Twingle, “an eight year old grey tabby with a strikingly beautiful face and big hazel eye.” She is currently being fostered and her caretaker created an awesome blog based on her daily adventures, as well as her progress in a home.

Please click below:

Twingle’s Diary

“Mr. Fluff is the most sweet-natured cat on the planet. “

June 30, 2011

After losing our beloved cat, Buddy, my husband and I spent months actively looking for his replacement.  We wanted it to be a shelter cat, but it also had to be really gentle and easy-going, since we had a baby.  And I wanted someone really, really fluffy. And a lap cat. In short, a lot of prerequisites. We are so grateful to KittyKind for introducing us to Mr. Fluff, who is literally the cat of our dreams.  Mr. Fluff was found stuffed in a bag and abandoned. Our vet says he probably had a very difficult kittenhood, as he suffers from food insecurity issues (i.e. incessant begging), though the problem is getting better every day.

Despite the challenges of his childhood, Mr. Fluff is the most sweet-natured cat on the planet.  As you can see from the photo, he plays well with the baby, and he loves being petted, sits on our laps all the time and even climbs into bed with us at night.  And, he gets along great with our other shelter cat, Snuggles, who has many wonderful qualities all his own.   Snuggles is warm, loving, interested in everything and given to random exuberant vertical leaping.  It is unbelievable to me that Snuggles was classified as a “problem cat” at CACC and in danger of being put to sleep.  Thanks to everyone at Kitty Kind for doing the work that you do– our family would not be complete without you.

Anna, Ben, Misha, Snuggles, and Mr. Fluff

Cat of the Month for June 2011: Lady

June 6, 2011

Our Foster Care Favorite for June: Jasmine

June 6, 2011

Volunteer of the Month: June 2011

June 6, 2011

Congratulations to Beverly W, our June Volunteer of the Month. Beverly does tremendous behind the scenes work, keeping the Health Maintenance team organized and up to date. She has been with KK since June 1999, after popping into Petco one afternoon to buy cat food where she saw all the cats being cared for. She was amazed at how much KK does and figured she could volunteer, so she did. She loves all the cats and feels all the volunteers are equally important as they make the real difference, and that is an unspoken recognition. Beverly enjoys volunteering on so many levels, she adds, “I enjoy giving a moment of ease and comfort to a homeless cat.” She has had many cats in the past but now has two, which are KK alum of course. Beverly would just like to add that all the volunteers contribute immensely day to day and there are so many miraculous “saves” at KittyKind. Well done Beverly, you do a terrific job, thank you.

This month’s nominations also included: Sonia P, for being such a great addition to the Intake Team, Liz H, for being such a long time helper on Saturday evenings, Taner B, for being a fantastic new addition to Wednesday mornings, Stefanie W, for being a great new addition to Tuesday evenings, Michie Y, for continuing to work so hard on Sunday nights, and Kat W, for being a reliable and fantastic volunteer on Friday mornings.

***Winners are chosen at random from all nominees.

Ollie (aka Mr. Draper) “because he drapes his arms around you”

June 6, 2011

(Ollie and Oscar snuggling for the first time… it was adorable!)

Ollie [formerly known as Mr. Draper, because he drapes his arms around you] is doing great! He is super-friendly with all of our guests and he and Oscar [adopted from KittyKind 3 years ago] are getting along just fine.  Both are healthy and, though they still play a little rough sometimes, none of it is malicious.  He’s been such a great addition to our family and we’re so happy we adopted him!



Jen & Chris