SUCCESS TAILS

Cats that have been successfully adopted out to new homes

The First Group of Kittens
We got our first group of kittens to adopt out in 1992. The 5 week old litter consisted of 3 males and 2 females. All of the males were successfully adopted out, along with one female. The remaining female, Pohai, spent her whole life with us, until her passing at 15 years.
Calvin
Calvin was from a litter of three that was turned into a vet for help because they were found with no mama. Calvin's beautiful medium fur, big build and mellowness made him very appealing to a couple looking for a forever friend.
Chrissy
Chrissy and her 6 kittens were left in a box at our doorstep and, a few days later, 5 more kittens arrived without a mom.  Chrissy took a smell of the new litter, licked each one in turn and lay down to allow them to nurse.  Two weeks later, another orphaned kitten arrived, and Chrissy adopted this new kitten also.  After nursing 12 kittens all at one time, this super mom has earned a much deserved rest at her newly found forever home!
Cho Chang
Cho Chang was a roly poly little Tortoise Shell who was found with her mama, Chrissy, and 5 siblings in a box in front of a vet's office.  While her mama nursed Cho Chang and her siblings, she also welcomed an abandoned litter of 5 more kittens.   Growing up in such a big litter had a great effect on Cho Chang.  After being weaned, Cho Chang, along with her sister, Lilly, went to a new home.
Coltrane
This beautiful black cat was abandoned at one of our colonies. After neutering him, we returned him to the colony.  However, threatened by the other male cats in the colony, he moved down the street to live with an ostrasized goose.   When a visitor looking to adopt a cat couldn't make up her mind, we mentioned what a sweetie one of our colony cats was. Another appointment later, she & her husband sat on the sidewalk as Coltrane wormed his way onto their laps and into their hearts. "We'll take him" they said, and now Coltrane is an indoor cat resting against silk cushions.
Donivee
Donivee and her brother, Bucky, were about 5 days old when they were found abandoned. Since kittens that young are taught (by their mothers) never to move until her return, it was clear that their mama had been gone for awhile and that they were desperate, when they crawled out and start shouting to humans that they were hungry.  Donivee was raised at the Charity, and, after 10 months was lucky to be chosen by a woman who wanted a companion for her other cat.  A new home and companion for Donivee - how lucky!
Duncan
Not a colony cat, a sort of P.S. really: It was such a surprise to find sweet but thin five week old Duncan on the freeway. He had probably been thrown or had fallen from a car a couple of days before and he already trusted people. Soon, he became plump and fluffy, and grew into a sweet adult cat. He was taken home by a man who was looking for an adult lap cat for his special needs daughter. Duncan fit the bill perfectly!
Fleur
Fleur was a large grey striped kitten who was found with her mama and 5 of her siblings in a box in front of a vet's office.  While her mama nursed Fleur and her siblings, she also welcomed an abandoned litter of 5 more kittens.   Growing up in such a big litter had a great effect on Fleur. When Fleur was chosen to go to her forever home, the same nice people also chose Soda Pop to be her companion.
Georgie
Georgie was hit by a car and pulled apart by two dogs. His injuries were seen to and paid for by the college students who were his friends but they were moving and unable to take him in. When he came to us, Georgie's physical injuries healed more quickly than his psycological ones. He ate little and remained in a defeated mood for weeks. There was just too much bad in his world. After awhile, his trust grew, he started eating and found a safe spot for sleeping.  Recognizing what a treasure he was, one of the students returned to take him to his new home.
Gwendolyn
"UH-OH, a new feral cat has found our colony AND she's pregnant. She's so pretty and totally white with thick, thick fur." BUT she was too skittish to catch, so her babies were born in our colony and neighbors helped us search for the nest; however, this mama was too wise. It was seven weeks before her kittens started to peek out AND all three were white and two were really fluffy. Sadly, one was killed very soon, perhaps by an unleashed dog. This made it all the more urgent to lure the other two with good smelling tuna in order to take them home for adoption. Both were caught and the bigger one was adopted immediately. Little Gwendolyn was a bit shy and hid under the bedcovers when visitors came. She became best friends with our oldest cat, Virgil, and it looked like she wouldn't ever find a home.   Amazingly, when a visitor came over, Gwenie walked right out from under those covers like she had known her forever. Who could resist this beautiful ball of fluff? Gwendolyn went home with her that day.
Hagrid
Hagrid was an extraordinarily large kitten who was found with 4 of his siblings in a box in a parking lot.  He was adopted immediately by Mama Chrissy who was already feeding her own litter of 6 kittens. After being weaned, Hagrid went to a new home, along with one of his other siblings.
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