Big Red and Lil Red are happy, sleepy boys on a chilly Sacramento afternoon. After being kicked outside and abandoned when their owners moved, they are living a safe and happy life now with their new adoptive dad and Kyle!
He's doing so so well, and I think once he's settled, will be totally fine with other fosters coming in. What a lovebug he is!
Max has slimmed down and finally trusts me enough to play. He comes to sleep on my chest every morning (which is because he loves me, and not because he's hungry...right?) He's still hesitant around strangers but getting braver everyday, and I'm so proud of him! Max is proof positive that even the most scared cats can come out of their shell with enough patience. Thank you again for bringing him into my life!
I can't believe it has been a year. The boys are such a fun part of our lives- we can't imagine the house without them.
Thanks to you and Maine Coon Adoptions for introducing us. It was a perfect match.
Kris and Jon
Liam and Andre adopted together!
Liam is still hiding. But he 'almost' came out when he heard the wet food this morning. Andre is curious, and has been out more often. But still easily scared by outside noises. So under the couch it is! :) I think my counters will be having a fat accomplice in future days.
The boys are newly named....Chunky McStubby Tail and Oscar Von Wobble Snickers!
Such a rough life!!! ;) So happy to finally see them start to settle. And show their personalities. Andre is determined to smother me. And Liam will beg for all his days!!!! :)
Laly in her new home. They had to trick her to come down stairs with treats but as soon as they did the adoption she started coming down on her own. Guess she wanted to make sure it was permanent :)
Grayson now goes by Earl Grey. Earl for short. He is sweet, very relaxed, loves to be petted, and likes to sit on laps. He uses the cat box and scratch pad. The introduction to Feather is going slowly. We don't want to rush it. We really want her to accept him. She hissed at him and is skittish. We are letting her get used to his smell and having him around. I'll keep you posted on how they get along.
Earl is fitting in great and has made friends with Feather.
I LOVE this Kitty! Not only does she have similar characteristics that my Calico Mel had (fearlessness, tenacious, very social, nosiness), she is as cute as a bug-in-a-rug! She has settled in nicely to her "suite": my entire 3rd level Loft/Master Bed & Bathroom. I made an appt with Dr Holmes at Natomas Animal Medical Center for Wednesday per instructions.
Thank you for Reece! She is filling the void in my heart!
The moment my husband, son and I saw photos of Wall-E and Eva online, we had a feeling they would be a great fit for our family.
The two cats were rescued from a hoarding situation, then went to a shelter and then finally to Lapcats where they awaited adoption.
As soon as we met them it was love at first sight! Eva loves to cuddle and purr. She loves to give hugs and sleep near my chest. Wall-E is fun and frisky and loves to climb and chase toys. The cats had a little bit of a rough start in life but are now so happy.
We are so lucky to have them in our home and will love them furever! Thank you Barbara, Irene and everyone at Lapcats for all you do and for allowing us to connect with these sweet kitties!
Sara, Jessie and Evan
Just so you know we are taking care of the "Brothers". The picture is with Liam on my Gator. For some reason, he loves to ride on the Gator with me, wherever I go. He will stand on the seat with his front paws on the dash to make sure I am going where he wants. Today Nanc and I decided to do the spraying, it took 1.5 hours and he sat on the Gator the whole time. When he wants to check out what I am doing, he gets off and when I start it up again he is back on the seat with Nanc and I. This is a really strange cat but my best friend. Loves the horses, loves my Giant Schnauzer so different.
Regarding Lance, a little bit reserved but whenever I call him he is there and he loves his brother and he loves his sister Misty(that we rescued earlier). He is a very! pretty cat and loves being here.
For you sanity, because I don't trust the brothers at night we give them their treats before it gets dark and then they go into their "big crate with litterbox and slings that they seem to like"!!
Anyway, as you know I am a dog guy, but these two cats "have my heart"!! When I walk out in the morning to let them out, I just laugh as how much fun they bring to my life and Nanc's.
Elsa has definitely broken out of her shell and now loves to snuggle. She and our dog Molly have become great playmates. Every now and then she becomes "crazy cat" and really makes us laugh. We love her!
The boys are adjusting well. I missed a great photo op when they were running up, down, over and thru their "Disneyland" at record speed! It was the funniest thing I have seen in a long time! Here are a few pics. Mister is right at home but Sammy is still very cautious of people.
When I first saw Norm I thought this guy had such a laid back attitude & is so sweet & cute I think he will help my heart to heal.
Our kitty Oliver had passed on February 4th he was almost 16 & my heart was broken. I felt myself slipping into a depression I knew I'd have a hard time coming out of.
Norm touched my heart and has brought us a lot of joy in the two weeks we've had him at home with us. He's full of energy & loves to run through the house. His favorite toys are fetching balls & playing with long string. He's so funny, he picks up his balls in his mouth and he takes his string to his room with him like he's caught his prey.
Norm is still adjusting to our dog Daphne hopefully soon they will be good pals. Daphne wants very much to love Norm. He has had no problem making himself at home here & that makes us very happy.
Thank you LapCats for the wonderful work you do and for allowing me the privilege of being a volunteer. My husband told our neighbor he knows there are more cats in our future because I want to bring them all home!
Hodor is doing great and making himself at home! I thought u would enjoy these In the laundry in the fridge and pretty much all over the house...
We're sure loving our little Maizie (Carrie). AKA...."Maizala". And she's loving us right back! She comes to us for pets, sleeps on our bed every night, but also enjoys her "me" time. She goes nuts for the laser light, but loves to play with other things that we jiggle around. And so far she's been very social when friends come over.
Since its been cold in the mornings we've been using the fireplace, which is where she is now as I'm writing. She just lifted her head to say, "Yo, Barbara....this is a neat place!!
These dudes are pretty cool....Preston even let me play in the backyard, but he followed me everywhere!! WHATEVER!!"
Barbara, we so appreciate all you do for these kitties, and especially thank you for saving Mazie. We love her so❣
Preston and Diane
Fish and Holly are doing great!!! We love them so much! (aka beegee and trouble)
Hope all is well,
Adopted Buzz Lightyear and Ferdie back in October. Both little munchkins then (Ferdie barely two lbs and Buzz about 4 lbs). Now both are happy, growing babies (Ferdie 7lbs and Buzz 9lbs) that love to play and have a strict nap ritual.
Well I dont know he simply might be to sweet to stay here... He follows me to the toilet in the middle of the night no matter how many times I get up...
He makes dove calls squeeks and squacks as he walks zigzag through my feet... His buzzer is so loud I need ear plugs... He comes everytime he is called...
He cuddles Bell and licks her face at night when she is in the cat sack then stomps her when I let her out...
He lets me pick him up and cuddle him when ever I want so I dont know... maybe he belongs with a different family...
DUH PLEASE HE HAD ME AT DAY ONE...
Luna is settling in well at her new forever home!
After my last cat passed away in January 2017 I considered not adopting another cat. However as some time passed, I did find I had it within myself to help one more.
Because I wanted a very specific cat, older because they are less likely to be adopted, small, female, healthy, calm, Petfinder seemed the best place to go to narrow the search.
In the month and a half of searching, no cats fitting that description became available locally. I started looking further away and found Luna in Sacramento at Lapcats Rescue.
When I called to inquire about Luna, Barbara Doty answered my called very quickly. Luna had just been taken to Lapcats.
I filled out the online form, received acceptance, very quickly also, and we made arrangements for me to come to the Petsmart Adoption center in Elk Grove.
Barbara was waiting there when we arrived. Since I had not met Luna yet, Barbara allowed me to have a few minutes with her. I knew she was the cat for me.
Then we got to the paperwork. Along with the adopti! on form, there was other important and helpful documentation, i.e., vaccine records, microchip info, surrender form, etc. As I like to have as much background information as possible, the information provided was appreciated.
Barbara explained very cleary all that I needed to know. She made sure I understood, for instance, the microchip transfer process.
I noticed as we were woking on adoption paper work that Lapcats volunteers were tending to the cats quarters. The cats were receiving care and attention.
Barbara was also supportive in that she was willing, because Luna was an older cat, to have the bloodwork done to assure that the cat as healthy. When Luna arrived at my home she had a little trouble adjusting and Barbara supported me by giving helpful advice.
My experience with Lapcats and Barbara, was heartwarming and uplifting. She and the volunteers truly care about the animals. I appreciate that older cats are taken in and given a chance.
Lapcats Rescue is well managed, dedicated to the cause of saving as many felines as possible. It is uplifting knowing there is such a dedicated group working for the improvement in the lives of homeless cats.
I would give Lapcats Rescue 5 stars.
Just wanted to share some pictures and an update on Bella. Here she is sleeping on her blankie on the couch and again in her blankie just hanging out. She seems to have adjusted nicely and is enjoying life in her new home. I sure like having her around. She is very sweet and funny. Thank you again for assisting me in finding the perfect kitty for me. Next time I'm at Petsmart we will stop by to see you.
Red loves to play tug of war with sock and is michievous. But he's a good boy. He undersands 'no' and 'down' and loves to cuddle!
I love having Ben and Jerry. So glad they were found by Lapcats. Jerry still loves to be cradled like a baby and Ben is just too adorable and always rubs his nose on mine to greet me!
Look at our sweet little Picasso! He went from a life on the streets with a plastic lid embedded in his neck to this! I cannot thank you enough. Picasso has a great personality and he love playing.
This is great update on Lily's dental procedure, and how we are able to continue to help the cats we rescue with things like the Petfinder Foundation Grant that enabled us to pay for Lily's dental.
A note from her adopter:
It has been four years since I became acquainted with Barbara Doty and Lapcats. I had been looking to adopt a tabby cat which led me to the Lapcats website. Lily was to be my first indoor only cat. I had been considering adopting a second cat to keep Lily company. This was also a first for me. When I arrived to meet and bring her home I was told that Lily had been bonded to another cat. It was suggested that it would be wonderful for both cats if I adopted them both together. That was easy! It was the best decision I could have made. I had always believed the myths about cats being aloof and solitary. It turns out that Lily and Oggie absolutely love each other. When they aren't snuggling up to me, they are cuddling and playing with each other. Who knew?
I kept in touch with Barbara over the years when I took the cats to her to get their nails trimmed. But I recently got some devastating news. Lily needed extensive and expensive dental work. This is where everything started to go sideways. The vet had spent a few minutes examining her and the majority of the time explaining how much it would cost to fix her teeth. Which was the least expensive; the wellness plan or the a la carte way? It really didn't matter because there was no way I could have afforded any of it. It was going to cost $800 - $1000. I kept telling the vet over and over that I didn't have that kind of money as she continued to talk over me. She sent me home with six pages of cost estimates.
I started to call around to other vets to get other estimates. It was all about that same. I followed the phone calls with internet searches for organizations that might be able to help low income seniors dealing with this crisis. With no luck there, I cried a lot and considered the possibility of having to surrender my beloved pet. It looked like Lily's dental crisis might be a death sentence.
Then I thought of Barbara. I sent her an email and asked if she knew of any organizations that might be able with these expenses. She emailed back and said that Lapcats would pay for Lily's dental work. I read it twice to make sure I had read it right. My eyes were not deceiving me. This time I cried for joy.
Barbara and Lapcats do much more than connect abandoned and surrendered cats with their new families. In this case they saved my cat's life for the second time.