Beautful Miss Melody Still Waits for Her Forever Home!

Beautiful Miss Melody is only 1 year old but still a kitten at heart! She loves to play but she also loves to be cuddled & pet! Melody is a super sweet girl who has been waiting a long time to find her forever home!  She’s been at our location since September.
One of our sweet volunteers has been fostering Melody because she has gotten so tired of being in the cat room – she needed a vacation!
Melody gets along well with most kitties & would be a good fit for any household! She has been spayed, has all vaccinations up to date, tested for FIV & FeLeuk & treated for fleas/ear mites.  Her adoption fee is only $25 (Reg. $50) & she will go home with a $25 Pet Supplies “Plus” gift card too!
To ADOPT MELODY, SUBMIT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION HERE:  ADOPT A KITTY!
Please help us find Melody her forever home soon so she can celebrate the New Year in a happy, loving home!!

Sweet Little Lara~!

Lara Kitty

Lara  is 1-1/2 yrs. old & has extra toesies on her front & BACK paws! She is petite for her age & super sweet! Stop by PSP E. Amherst to visit Lara – she is a DOLL!  She gets along well with the other kitties and would be a great addition to any household!

Lara has been with us now for about a month & has been waiting patiently to find her forever home!

Lara’s adoption fee is $25 & includes all vaccinations, FIV & FeLeuk test (negative), spay, flea/ear mite treatment & dental exam. All adoptions also include a FREE VET VISIT ($40 value)!

TO ADOPT LARA, SUBMIT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION ONLINE

OR E-MAIL VAL AT LILLY-FAE2-AT-GMAIL.COM!

 

Lara

Thank You TLC/PSP E. Amherst Volunteers!

This Black & White Beauty is CHEVON!

Chevon - 7 Yr. Old Female

Chevon – 7 Yr. Old Female

Chevon is another poor baby who was surrendered by her previous owner after living in the only home she had ever known for almost 7 yrs.  😦  She needs a Purr-Parent who can be her personal “red dot” trainer so she can shed a few unhealthy pounds!  Chevon is a quiet, sweet girl who has just gotten too used to laying around & sleeping all day.  Any girl will put on the pounds that way!

Chevon would be a good fit for any household.  Maybe one with a kitten or younger kitty that will keep her busy!

All Cats and kittens adopted from Ten Lives Club receive:

  • Physical exam by our shelter vet (30-day health guarantee)
  • Spay/neutering
  • Feline Leukemia and FIV testing
  • Flea and worm treatment
  • Ear Mite treatment
  • First distemper and rabies vaccinations (kittens if old enough)
  • Medical Background Sheet listing all treatments/vaccines/health evaluation by our shelter vet
  • Free Veterinarian Visit Certificate to any affiliated Veterinarian in the Buffalo, New York area ($40 Value!)

Stop in & visit Chevon at Pet Supplies “Plus” in East Amherst!
We are located at 9630 Transit Road, E. Amherst, NY

For more information about adopting a kitty from Ten Lives Club, visit our Adopt A Kitty page.

To set up a Meet & Greet with Chevon, submit the form below.   You will be contacted right away to schedule a day & time to visit Chevon outside of her cage in our enclosed cat room!

LOOK at This Gorgeous Buff Colored Boy – Jose!

Jose - 2 yr. old male

Jose – 2 yr. old male

Jose has been fostered since he was a kitten & has never had to live in a shelter situation before.  He is a little scared & pretty shy right now but very, very sweet!  Jose is approximately 2 yrs. old & would love to find a quiet, loving forever home soon!  Can he be your Forever Kitty?

All Cats and kittens adopted from Ten Lives Club receive:

  • Physical exam by our shelter vet (30-day health guarantee)
  • Spay/neutering
  • Feline Leukemia and FIV testing
  • Flea and worm treatment
  • Ear Mite treatment
  • First distemper and rabies vaccinations (kittens if old enough)
  • Medical Background Sheet listing all treatments/vaccines/health evaluation by our shelter vet
  • Free Veterinarian Visit Certificate to any affiliated Veterinarian in the Buffalo, New York area ($40 Value!)

Stop in & visit Jose at Pet Supplies “Plus” in East Amherst!
We are located at 9630 Transit Road, E. Amherst, NY

For more information about adopting a kitty from Ten Lives Club, visit our Adopt A Kitty page.

To set up a Meet & Greet with Jose, submit the form below.   You will be contacted right away to schedule a day & time to visit Jose outside of her cage in our enclosed cat room!

This Beautiful Calico Girl is CADBURY!

Beautiful Cadbury!  5-6 Yr. Old Female

Beautiful Cadbury! 5-6 Yr. Old Female

Cadbury is 5-6 yrs. young & front paw declawed.  Her previous owner surrendered her to the Buffalo City Shelter for reasons unknown.  She’s having a bit of a hard time adjusting to her situation right now, but with a lot of love & a nice quiet forever home with no dogs, she would be so HAPPY!

All Cats and kittens adopted from Ten Lives Club receive:

  • Physical exam by our shelter vet (30-day health guarantee)
  • Spay/neutering
  • Feline Leukemia and FIV testing
  • Flea and worm treatment
  • Ear Mite treatment
  • First distemper and rabies vaccinations (kittens if old enough)
  • Medical Background Sheet listing all treatments/vaccines/health evaluation by our shelter vet
  • Free Veterinarian Visit Certificate to any affiliated Veterinarian in the Buffalo, New York area ($40 Value!)

Stop in & visit Cadbury at Pet Supplies “Plus” in East Amherst!
We are located at 9630 Transit Road, E. Amherst, NY

For more information about adopting a kitty from Ten Lives Club, visit our Adopt A Kitty page.

To set up a Meet & Greet with Cadbury, submit the form below.   You will be contacted right away to schedule a day & time to visit Cadbury outside of her cage in our enclosed cat room!

Meet Jinksy!

Jinksy is a very sweet & friendly 5 – 6  yr. old boy who has an adorable bobtail!  His owner passed away recently & no one in his previous owner’s family could give him a home.  He is front paw declawed, so he is an INDOOR ONLY kitty & ideally should go into a household with other declawed kitties (if other kitties in the home).  Jinksy has so much love to give!

All Cats and kittens adopted from Ten Lives Club receive:

  • Physical exam by our shelter vet (30-day health guarantee)
  • Spay/neutering
  • Feline Leukemia and FIV testing
  • Flea and worm treatment
  • Ear Mite treatment
  • First distemper and rabies vaccinations (kittens if old enough)
  • Medical Background Sheet listing all treatments/vaccines/health evaluation by our shelter vet
  • Free Veterinarian Visit Certificate to any affiliated Veterinarian in the Buffalo, New York area ($40 Value!)

Stop in & visit Jinksy at Pet Supplies “Plus” in East Amherst!
We are located at 9630 Transit Road, E. Amherst, NY

For more information about adopting a kitty from Ten Lives Club, visit our Adopt A Kitty page.

To set up a Meet & Greet with Jinksy, submit the form below.   You will be contacted right away to schedule a day & time to visit Jinksy outside of his cage in our enclosed cat room!

Betty Lou Found Her FurEver Home Today!

I was so happy to get a call yesterday from a lady who was interested in adopting Betty Lou!  She’s very sweet & lost 2 other very elderly kitties of 17 over the last couple of years.

After her last kitty passed, her Sheltie pup (of 13 yrs.) seems to be depressed & missing the company of the kitties he was used to in the house.   She also assured me that her previous kitties had always been dominant in her household.  LOL!

Betty Lou is a very friendly, sweet girl but definitely is one to set the boundaries as well.  Ask any of our volunteers how difficult she is to get back into her cage when playtime is over.  But she’s more than happy to get a belly rub or a good brushing!  She’ll give lots of head bumps, nose bops & Purrszz for that.

But if she’s not ready to go back in her cage (which is N.E.V.E.R) or you manage to coax her using all kinds of bribes back into her cage, she is not hesitant in the least to growl in protest.  When you pick her up.  Which is never a comfortable feeling when you’re holding 16 lbs. of unhappy cat or ANY size cat for that matter.

I don’t care how friendly a cat may be otherwise, when you are holding one who’s growling in your arms – size doesn’t matter – you might as well be holding a ticking time bomb.  Trust me – Been there, done that, so I speak from experience(s).

De clawed or no (as Betty Lou is), the back claws & teeth do more damage anyway – FYI.  Ha!

Many Thanks to Kimberly D. who finalized Betty Lou’s adoption this morning!

We’re SO HAPPY for you SWEET BEAUTIFUL Girl! 

Enjoy your wonderful FOREVER HOME BETTY LOU!

All Our LOVE Goes with YOU!

Where’s Andy?

I was only on my second (industrial sized) cup of coffee Wednesday morning when my phone rang.  It was a familiar number – a good friend and also the Wednesday morning volunteer for the kitties at PSP E. Amherst.  A very AWESOME volunteer, I might add, who always picks up extra shifts, helps keep up with supplies and cleans like a mad woman.

Anyway, I’m thinking we probably need to order more supplements or buy some garbage bags.  Something along those lines.  The first thing out of Sheri’s mouth was, “Where’s ANDY?”.  It took me a minute to process that question because the caffeine still hadn’t quite kicked in yet, so my response was “What??”.   Again, Sheri asks “WHERE IS ANDY?  There isn’t a note on his cage or anything did someone pick him up – did he go back to the shelter?”.

My brain is still trying to load her first question like a bogged down computer.  I’m not a morning person, just in case you were wondering.  Finally, I said “No.  He’s fine.  There’s no reason he would need to go back to see the vet.  He’s not THERE?”.  Sheri starts talking faster & faster telling me how his cage was locked & his bedding was rumpled up so when she opened his cage she thought he was just hiding.  Nope.

Before calling me, she had scoured the cat room looking through the shelves we keep the bedding (where he had disappeared on her the week before) & looked all over – behind, underneath, around everything in the cat room.  No Andy.  At which point, she’s panicking.

NOW the caffeine had finally kicked in & suddenly my brain is in overdrive.  “OMG!  Andy’s gone??  Are you SURE he isn’t anywhere in the cat room?  Maybe he got into the storage cabinet.  Did you look UNDER the towels on the bottom shelf?  There’s NO WAY he could’ve gotten out of his cage if it was locked.  That’s impossible!”.

We quickly put together a plan.  She would talk to the store manager & I would call the volunteer who had been on shift the night before.  OK – be calm.  There’s bound to be an explanation here, not to panic.

I talked to Dayna who gave me a blow by blow of the night before right down to the time she & her daughter had left for the evening.  All the cats had been accounted for – in fact, she had given them each a few treats because Betty Lou was not cooperating about going back into her cage.  She had coaxed her with some treats & so, of course all the other kitties – who were already in their cages – had to get some too.

I called Sheri back to tell her the news.  She said the manager thinks we’re idiots because of recent events – which is a whole other post – and that Liz was being slightly sarcastic & nonplussed about the situation.  Sheri was a little irritated she wasn’t taking the missing cat thing seriously.  I told her I would get there as soon as I could and meanwhile she would go about cleaning the cages as usual.

I’m rushing around throwing on something other than my ratty Old Navy fleece lounge pants & sweatshirt, glancing in the mirror to check if there was any makeup left from the day before and just how badly I needed to wash my hair.  My phone rings again.  This time, Sheri said “Liz said you should bring a flashlight”.  OK.  Flashlight.  Got it.

I decided a little mascara & throwing my hair up in a messy bun would have to do & everyone would just have to try not to look me directly in the face.  The consequences could be epic – like looking at Medusa and turning to stone.  I threw on some jeans & a t-shirt, grabbed my coat, double-checked for the flashlight in my purse & rushed out the door.

We scoured the store looking behind bags of cat food, behind dog beds, underneath the aisles, behind the fish tanks – no Andy.  So the plan was to keep his cage doors open & put some canned food (which we never feed the kitties) inside.  Leave a tempting bowl out in the store after closing and see if anything is eaten.  Heather, one of the other managers, would bring in her live trap the next morning if he still wasn’t found.  Great.

Driving back home, all of these scenarios are running through my head.  Did he get outside?  Is he stuck in a tight spot somewhere & can’t move?  What if he’s behind/underneath something heavy and gets crushed?  What if they need to use the forklift in the warehouse & Andy’s hiding in one of the pallets stacked with 50lb bags of dog food (or underneath the forklift)…?  I was on auto-pilot all the way home because my mind was elsewhere.

A few hours later, Heather called.  Andy had been spotted and was, in fact, still in the store but he was too quick for them to catch.  OK – scenario number one can be marked off the list of possibilities – the rest remained to be seen.   I needed to go back to the store.  No wait – Liz says you need a group of people to man each end of every aisle and corral him.  It would take a small army.

I went down the list of volunteers trying to decide who might be available and when.  Even if I could manage to get a group together, it would have to be after 5 or later since most of them work or go to school during the day.  I started doing the math:  given the number of aisles in the store & one person for each end of every aisle, we would need every volunteer we had to cover that kind of space – plus a few more.  That was just not possible.  And every person I had tried to call went to voice mail (not counting Sheri who I had called with the latest update).

Finally, I gave up on that idea.  Cindy, our Wednesday PM volunteer, assured me she would keep an eye out for Andy and leave the cage doors open with food/water before she left.  We kept in touch throughout her shift – she likes to stay longer than most – going over the whole situation & next steps.  Giving each other hope that Andy would be found safe & sound.

Heather let me know she would be going in around 7am Thursday morning and would check the cat room for Andy first thing.  About 8:30 the next morning, I sent a quick e-mail to her for news.  Yes, the food was gone but no, Andy wasn’t in the cat room.  The next step was to put the live trap right outside the cat room after closing on Thursday night.  Which was 12 hours away.  All of those scenarios I had running through my head the day before were coming back to me again – plus a few more.

A few hours later, my home phone rang.  It was Heather.  “We found Andy!  I was working with the aquariums and it was quiet when I saw a flash of orange out of the corner of my eye.  Andy ran behind the wall of fish tanks so I rounded up some employees to corral him & he’s back in his cage now”.  If it had been humanly possible to beam myself through the phone line, I would’ve been at the store in a nano second to hug her off the floor!

Andy had quite an adventure but very glad to be in the safety of the cat room and back with his brother.  At least I know the second half of that is true.  It would be very interesting to know just exactly how he escaped from his locked cage in the first place and whether or not he considered it an “adventure” or sheer terror!  I’m thinking the latter…

Meet Riddick!

Here’s Riddick! He is 7 months old and FULL of energy! Riddick wants to PLAY, PLAY, PLAY with you all day long!  He is super sweet & friendly.  He gets along great with all the other kitties & is all about having FUN!  Riddick would be a great addition to any family with young children or other kitties.

Riddick has been neutered, has all of his vaccinations up to date and tested negative for FeLeuk & FIV.

Riddick’s adoption fee is $100.  PLUS, we offer a free veterinarian visit certificate with adoption!  There are many vets on the affiliated vets list all over Buffalo & the surrounding suburbs – your vet is probably on the list!

All Cats and kittens adopted from Ten Lives Club receive:

  • Physical exam by our shelter vet (30-day health guarantee)
  • Spay/neutering
  • Feline Leukemia and FIV testing
  • Flea and worm treatment
  • Ear Mite treatment
  • First distemper and rabies vaccinations (kittens if old enough)
  • Medical Background Sheet listing all treatments/vaccines/health evaluation by our shelter vet
  • Free Veterinarian Visit Certificate to any affiliated Veterinarian in the Buffalo, New York area ($40 Value!)

Stop in & visit Riddick at Pet Supplies “Plus” in East Amherst! 

We are located at 9630 Transit Road, E. Amherst, NY.

For more information about adopting a kitty from Ten Lives Club, visit our Adopt A Kitty page.

To set up a Meet & Greet with Riddick, submit the form below.   You will be contacted right away to schedule a day & time to visit Riddick outside of his cage in our enclosed cat room!

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