Tuesday, July 22, 2014

From Crumb to Champion

An update on Crumb: 

I thought you might enjoy a video of Champion playing and being adorable, which is pretty much what he does most of the time when he isn't sleeping, eating or cuddling. I can't tell you how sweet he is, he is an absolute treat. I tell him all the time to stop being so cute because I can't handle it. I'm so thankful for all the time and care you spent with him because he really has brought a lot of joy to me. He is a loved member of the family, even by the senior cats. 
Read his beginnings here.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Barn Homes Needed

Kalamazoo Animal Rescue has lots of loving, affectionate, people-oriented animals available for adoption all year long. However, sometimes kitties come to us from situations where they are accustomed to living in outdoor conditions or indoor/outdoor conditions. 

Some of these cats are timid and therefore do not make good candidates for typical indoor home adoptions, and therefore need to be placed in a safe, sheltered, indoor/outdoor homestead. 

If you have a safe barn home please call us at 269-226-8570 or email us at kar@kalamazooanimalrescue.org That way when we have kitties requiring these types of homes, we know they will have a safe place to live. 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Lexi's Love and Kindness

A couple of weeks ago, Kalamazoo Animal Rescue received a concerned call from Kalamazoo County Animal Services.  They had just received an emaciated female Chihuahua with a broken front leg and sores all over her petite body.  KAR wasted no time in retrieving the pup—now named Lexi—bringing her to the Southwest Michigan Animal Hospital right away.  

It was discovered that Lexi had a right radius and ulna fracture which was repaired by securing a plate to her bones.  Lexi spent two days in the hospital recuperating and rehydrating and eating everything in sight.  While in the hospital Lexi’s story was shared on our Facebook page, and touched the heart of a generous lady who reached out to the rescue wanting to help. 

Kalamazoo Animal Rescue has been asked not to share the name of Lexi’s guardian angels so with respect to their wishes we will call them Love and Kindness.  

Love saw Lexi’s story and it touched her heart so much that over the following week, with the help of Kindness, she started to receive donations from her clients to help Lexi.  Meanwhile, Lexi was transitioning perfectly into her foster home and becoming part of the family.  

Little Lexi Lou Who, as her foster family calls her, spends her days relaxing on a couch and her nights sleeping under the covers of her foster mom and dad’s bed.  When they took her to a routine vet visit, Lexi was determined to be about 4 years old, lacking in proper nutrition and the sores are the result of resting on the floor of a wire cage for so long it calloused her skin.  It has not been determined how Lexi broke her leg, but that sometimes happens with little dogs that jump from high distances. 

Little Lexi Lou Who met Love and Kindness a few days later.  They brought her treats, played with her and took lots of pictures.  In addition, Love donated a check to Kalamazoo Animal Rescue in the amount of $600 to go towards Lexi’s operation expenses!!!  Kalamazoo Animal Rescue would like to thank Love and Kindness for their generosity in sponsoring Lexi.  Like so many others out there, Little Lexi Lou Who deserves all that we can give her! Please consider sponsoring one of our many deserving animals.  Every little bit counts.  

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorials and Honorariums

Memorials and Honorariums: we are so thankful to have received these gifts

To find out more about our memorial and honorary gifts program, read here.

Do you have a story to share with us like Gabby's and Bert's?

Please read:


Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Day in the Life of Rescued Kittens and a Momma Cat

Who doesn't love cute kittens? They're cute, fuzzy, adorable little balls of fun. But do you ever wonder what it's like for the dedicated foster volunteers who care for them? 

Please read "A Day in the Life of Rescued Kittens and a Momma Cat" from a past issue of our eNewsletter. 

Caring for kittens or moms and kittens is a lot of work, but it's also one of the most rewarding experiences of an animal rescuer. 

We could really use your help too. Please consider volunteering or making supply/monetary donations so that we can continue to care for these cuties and help save more.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Portia's Kittens: One Week Old

If you haven't read Portia and Ellen's story so far, please read it here

Sweet Portia's kittens are one week old and just as cute as can be. Portia has a mini-me that has her identical Classic Tabby coat, two girls: one dark grey and one light grey that look like Ellen, and one boy with a midnight-black coat. 

We hope you enjoyed the cuteness overload! But please do consider donating supplies: kitten food, litter, KMR, blankets or funds to help us care for not only Portia and her kittens, but all our rescue litters. Find out how you can help on our donation page.

Please consider becoming a foster volunteer. We have lots of abandoned kittens, pregnant moms, and moms and babies and we need your help. Find out more about becoming a foster volunteer here

Sweet Portia and her kittens won't be ready to go to their forever homes for a couple of months, but happy-go-lucky Ellen is ready to find her forever family. Read her bio here on our website and watch a fun video too.

Be sure to check back for more updates on Ellen, Portia and the kittens!