Sunday, March 31, 2013


This is Annabelle--she's part of our "'Teenage' Kitty Spotlights"--and she's just the sweetest little kitty. She's looking for her forever home and it just might be yours! 

If you're interested in adopting Annabelle, please fill out an adoption application on our website.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mama and Her Kittens

Kitten Season continues at KAR.

This is Mama and her brand new babies--2 buff, 1 orange and white, 1 gray and white, and 1 gray tabby.

Mama is doing a great job and will be up for adoption along with her kittens in the coming months. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Animal Poison Prevention: Being Prepared

Part of your responsibility as a pet owner is to ensure that your pets are protected from potentially harmful products, plants, and foods.

While it's difficult to prevent your pet from ever coming into contact with a harmful substance, you can help prepare by educating yourself about potential hazards--see all of our March is Animal Poison Prevention month articles listed below--and by making sure that you are prepared in case your pet is poisoned. 

One way to be prepared in the incident of a pet poisoning is to have a pet poison prevention kit or pet first aid kit on hand. The ASPCA video below will help instruct you on how you can make one for your pets.

March is Animal Poison Prevention Month Articles


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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Meet KAR's Newest Addition!

This little cutie just came to KAR last night. He's an absolutely adorable pit mix puppy that is only four weeks old!  He should still be with his mom for at least another four weeks.

He was purchased by someone one Craig's List who took him to Animal Services just two days later, because he was making too much noise at night.

He was at AS less than a day before being placed into a KAR foster home--where he's being fed every four hours by one of our dedicated volunteers. 


Naming Contest!

This little cutie is going to need a name and we you to pick it! Post your name idea for this little guy in the comments or on our Facebook page.

This cute little puppy has been named Tug!

How you can help!

  • Donate newspapers/puppy pads, blankets and puppy formula at one of our adoption events.
  • Make a monetary donation on our website.
  • Don't forget kitten season is also in full swing at KAR, too. You can donate supplies for kittens like formula, bottles, and blankets at one of our adoption events

Monday, March 25, 2013

Carmen and Her Kittens

Carmen, one of our pregnant foster cats, gave birth to eight beautiful kittens. She's is the proud mom of four tabbys, one classic tabby, one black, and two torti kittens. Carmen and her kittens will be available for adoption in the coming months.  

You may also be interested in: Announcing the Birth of Miss Purrdy's Kittens, Talia's Pi Day Kittens, and Kitten Season.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Appa & Bogey at Petco 3/23


Appa and Bogey had a great time at our Petco adoption event yesterday! They were both very well behaved and received lots of snuggles.


Bogey was at AS for 50 days before coming to KAR and now it looks like he has a great adoption application; keep your fingers crossed! 


Follow these name links for more Appa and Bogey blog posts!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Teenage" Kitty Spotlights

No one can deny the cuteness of a kitten. Whether they’re sleeping or playing it’s fun to watch kittens grow, learn, explore and play. But there’s one thing you’ll never be able to predict about your kitten. It’s personality as an adult. Will your hyper fur ball turn into a tranquil lap kitty or will it turn into an aloof recluse? There’s just no way to tell, because all cats will develop a unique individual personality and characteristics based on inherited (nature) and learned traits (nurture).

That’s why adopting an “older” cat can be so beneficial. At around six months old, a cat’s personality traits and characteristics will become more apparent—enabling you to select the right feline companion for your lifestyle. And don’t be fooled into thinking that only kittens can bond strongly with their owners, a feline of any age will bond with a person that loves and cares for it—giving you just as much love as you give it.

Kalamazoo Animal Rescue has some beautiful, loving, playful, friendly and affectionate “teenage” and adult cats that will be overlooked during kitten season just because of their age. We’re willing to bet that one of these cuties will steal your heart and be the perfect match for you. So come down and meet them at one of our adoption events or fill out an adoption application on our website if you’d like to give one of these sweeties a loving forever home. 

 Our "Teenage" Kitties

This amber-eyed beauty is Creamsicle. She's a gorgeous 7 month-old long-haired kitty with lovely peaches and cream coloring. She's just a little bit shy, but she's sure to steal your heart. Creamsicle would make a perfect addition to a quiet home with human companions to show her lots of love.
Creamsicle was ADOPTED!

Meet Libby! She's a beautiful, sweet, and gentle little calico--at 6 months she's only 5lbs; so petite! She was found with her sister, Annabelle and the two would make a great pair. Both are loving kitties looking for forever homes. Libby was ADOPTED with her sister Annabelle!

 This beautiful short-haired calico kitty is Annabelle. She's about 7 months old and a bit shy at first, but melts like butter when you rub her head. Annabelle was ADOPTED!

This beautiful girl is Callie. She's a lovely 7 months old long-haired calico kitty. She's a shy little girl that needs a loving patient home--someone to pick her up and pet her silky-soft fur. With a little confidence she'll make a perfect companion.

Say hello to Willow! This little cutie is a fun, spunky tortoiseshell kitten with a great personality. She loves to squeak at the birds outside and snuggle in your lap once she's tired herself out. She loves to play with other kitties--like her foster brother Lewis--but she can amuse herself too. Willow was ADOPTED 3/28!

This little lady is Ellie. She's an adorable Manx mix kitty with beautiful heterochromatic eyes--that means she has two different colored eyes. Ellie is super sweet and cuddly and loves to play with her toys. She's also quite the talker--like all Manx--and loves to tell you all about her day. Ellie was ADOPTED!  

Have you meet this golden-eyed buff and white tiger mix gentleman yet? Well, his name is Bayliss and he's quite handsome. At 8 months old he still had a playful energetic side, but is all about cuddling-up for some "me time" with you. He's great with other cats, kids--because they give him some much attention, which he loves!--and is great at adapting to new environments--he's quite curious. 
Bayliss was ADOPTED!

Meet Manny--a super sweet and friendly kitty who will take all the affection he can get! He loves everyone he meets and can hardly wait until he finds his special forever home. Manny was ADOPTED 3/29!

This beautiful long-haired cinnamon tortoiseshell tabby (aka Torbie) is Samantha. She's a shy little girl with fur as soft as silk and looks like a walking work of art. With a patient loving home she'll make a great companion. 

This little cutie is Chrissy--a 7 months-old Calico/ Tortoiseshell mix. She loves being carried, handled and cuddled. She gets along great with kids and dogs, too! Chrissy was ADOPTED!

Meet Tobey! He's a sweet young male cat with gorgeous golden eyes. He's quite the cuddle-bug and loves to have his head rubbed. Lewis gets along great with other cats--like his foster sister, Willow--but is also great at entertaining himself.

We also have a lot of wonderful cats--1 year and older--that are looking for their forever homes as well. These are truly some terrific cats and one of them just might be the perfect match for you. Please check out their profiles on our website under Adoptable Cats. 


10 Benefits of Adopting a Cat vs. a Kitten

1. Cats are not as time consuming as kittens—kittens are a lot of work!

2. Cats are typically already socialized and mannered.

3. Typically past the high-energy phase of “scratch-and-destroy.”

4. Litter trained and not prone to the occasional accident of using your carpet as the litter box.

5. Tend to be calmer and less likely to terrorize your toes at 2am.

6. Already spayed/neutered.

7. Already vaccinated—kittens will have received fewer necessary and important vaccinations, meaning more trips to the vet.

8. Cats are better at flying solo—they don’t demand as much attention, time, and energy as a kitten—and can appreciate some alone time while you’re at work.

9. Developed personality and characteristics—you’ll already know a cat’s temperament, where as a kitten's has yet to fully develop.

10. Appreciative—a cat will be extremely grateful for the loving home you’re providing. Somehow older animals just know you gave them a home when others wouldn’t. This connection allows you and your kitty to quickly form a close affectionate and devoted bond.

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Friday, March 22, 2013


This beautiful long-haired cinnamon tortoiseshell tabby (aka Torbie) is Samantha. 

She's a shy little girl with fur as soft as silk and looks like a walking work of art. With a patient loving home she'll make a great companion.

If you'd like to fill out an adoption application for Samantha, please visit our website.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


This amber-eyed beauty is Creamsicle. She's a gorgeous 7 month-old long-haired kitty with lovely peaches and cream coloring.
She's just a little bit shy, but she's sure to steal your heart. Creamsicle would make to perfect addition to a quiet home with human companions to show her lots of love.  
She's looking for her forever home and yours just might be it. If you'd like to fill out an adoption application for her, please visit our website.

Household Hazards

 ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) had more than 10,000 household product related cases in 2012. Everyday household products like detergent, rubber bands, batteries and disinfectants pose potential hazards to pets. 

Pets are just a curious--if not more so--as kids, so a good rule of thumb to follow is that if a product should be kept out of reach of children, it should be kept out of "paw reach" as well. 

Here are some common products to be aware of in and around your home.
  • Anti-Freeze
  • De-Icing Salts 
  • Dental Floss, String, Yarn, Rubber-bands, Ribbon, Shoelaces 
  • Toys with small pieces or movable parts, like plastic eyes or squeakers, can pose chocking hazards
  • Household Cleaners and Disinfectants
  • Rodent Traps
  • Moth Balls
  • Fabric Softener Sheets and Detergents
  • Potpourri
  • Automatic Dishwasher Detergents    
  • Batteries
  • Play-dough (homemade)    
  • Holiday Lights and Decorations

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