Meet Adam Kitty!

Adam came to our location last week.  He is 4 months old and has a silky, coal-black coat & big gold eyes!  He was fostered from the time he was born to a feral mama cat.  If feral kittens are rescued at a very young age – less than 7-8 weeks old, they can be socialized and find forever homes.

Adam is a sweetie & loves to play!  But he is a little skiddish still & can get startled sometimes at quick movements or sudden noises.  But that can happen with any kitty!  We are working with him to make sure he continues making progress socializing with people and other kitties.  He’s such a special little guy!

Adam & Mr. B enjoyed playing & were fostered over Christmas together with one of our volunteers.  She has 2 other kitties & 2 children so it gave him an opportunity to be around a lot of activity & get a lot of extra attention!  He is back at the store now & ready to find his forever home!

Adam’s adoption fee during the month of December is only $75 (Reg. $100)!

PLUS, we offer a free veterinarian visit certificate with adoption (a $40 value)!  There are many vets on the affiliated vets list all over Buffalo & the surrounding suburbs – your vet is probably on the list!  We provide you with every kitties shelter medical record to take with you on the first vet visit so your vet will have the most recent medical history.

Adam has been examined by our Ten Lives Club shelter vet, neutered, treated for fleas, ear mites & worms, has all of his vaccinations up to date and tested negative for FeLeuk & FIV.

Stop in & visit Adam at Pet Supplies “Plus” in East Amherst, New York!

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

For more information or questions about our adoption process, visit our Adopt A Kitty  page & fill out our contact form.

To adopt Adam, download our Adoption Application and e-mail the completed form to:

Valerie at lillyfae2-at-gmail-dot-com

Let Your Freak Cat Flag Fly!

If You Hate Hearing About My Cats, We Probably Can’t Be Friends by Catherine Holm/Catster – This is such a funny, too true article about when, where & with whom it’s best (or not) to share you’re cute cat stories. Or any cat story – depending on the person you’re sharing (or trying) the story.

I’ve always been a “cat person”.  Not to say I don’t love all animals, but I have had at least one cat in my life – on some level- since I can remember.   My family always had cats when I was a kid.

Specifically, Siamese cats.  And the stories I could tell about Poco (the matriarch – who lived with us for the first 17 years of my life), Freedom Fighter – “Free” for short (My older sister named him – it was the 70’s…And the name did fit – he was a lover not a fighter), Chaos (cross-eyed w/ a kinked tail…And a few marbles short of a full load – but such a sweetie!).

Those were the first of many cats that came into my life along the way.  I’ve had as many as 5 cats in my household – that was a little crazy cat ladyish (not entirely – I had 2 dogs too!), but…All of them came into my life for a reason and with their own unique personalities & beauty.

Now I have my Lilly Fae – my barn kitteh.

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She was a tiny little ball of fur when I first laid eyes on her.

I had tried my best to avoid kitties for a couple of years after I lost my last 2 about a year apart.  They had been a part of my life for 13 & 16 years.  Jasmine, a kitten my boyfriend at the time gave me while I was still in college & Pywackette, acquired a couple of years later by same said boyfriend.

Turns out, they were half-sisters several litters apart.  And disliked but tolerated each other like most sisters do on some level.

After Py & Jasmine passed, I couldn’t bring myself to consider letting another cat in my life.  I knew I would at some point because it always happens that way.  They pick YOU.  But I  felt like it would be a betrayal.  And I was completely heart-broken without them.  They had been such a part of my life for so long.  They traveled 1,200+ miles across the country with me into strange new territory (NY).

They accepted (mostly) a baby human into “their” home a few years later.

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We moved again…Just so many life experiences they were a part of & always will be.

Then, a random trip to my favorite gift shop at the Rez brought me face to face with what I had been avoiding at all costs for the last couple of years.  Not just a cat, but a teeny, tiny little fuzzball – her eyes just opened.  The woman at the counter holding her telling me she was born on her farm – outside – where she would have to live if she couldn’t find her a home.

You can guess what came out of her mouth next…Yep.  “Want to hold her”??


I tried to resist.  I knew if I held her I wouldn’t let her go.  But I knew I couldn’t live with myself either thinking about this little baby growing up (briefly most likely) living outside in the cold & fending for herself.

You guessed it – I held her as I walked around the store.  Becoming more & more resolved that we were meant to be.

And damn the consequences – our chocolate lab, Maggie Mae would NOT be thrilled (or so I thought).


The lady gave me a box to take her home.  However, she was not a happy camper in the box sitting on my front seat as I drove down the highway.  I pulled off, took her out & nestled her into my fleece coat – which I knew I should’ve done in the first place.  She curled up inside my coat & fell asleep.

Her name popped into my head about halfway home – Lilly…Lilly Fae!


As it turned out, Maggie Mae – became Lilly’s doggie mom.  She slept in Maggie’s bed (still does sometimes!).


Maggie was so gentle & let her bite, smack, claw her ears, nose, tail – whatever moved!

They bonded. They love each other.  We are a family.


Almost 5 years later, they still love to play chase or hide-n-seek.  Lilly thinks if Maggie can pee in the snow & eat giant doggie kibbles , so can she.

Her “barn kitteh”/feral side will always be part of her personality.  Snow, water, rain – doesn’t phase her (unless there’s just a little TOO much of it).

She’s a hunter.  I’ve lost count how many mice, moles, locust, birds, squirrels who knows what else she’s killed.  I managed to rescue a few birds just this side of death, but the mice/moles/locusts – good riddance!  I’m all about keeping the natural balance in order.

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