Minnie's Cat Lovers Page
This page is dedicated to Minnie (June 14, 1999) who had to be put to sleep. Minnie was very ill and in a lot of pain.
My new kitties are Sam, Tom and Nicky. I rescued Sam from a clothes basket and Tom and Nicky from a cattery. I have finally put their pictures here, enjoy.
I wanted to say a special thank you to those who take the time to email me with updates concerning the following shelters. Some links have been removed because of closure and some removed due to unsanitary conditions for our four legged friends. Keep up the good work all!!!
The Keeper of Friendship
In a friendship
We're free to expose,
Parts of ourselves Nobody else knows.
But the thing that sustains it, And sets it apart,
Is not something spoken, It's a bond of the heart.
True friends are rare, In a lifetime two or three,
I'm so glad it happened Between you and me!
Dear Dogs and Cats,
The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep.
For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine or meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years-canine or feline attendance is not mandatory.
The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough!
To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:
Rules for Non-Pet Owners Who Visit and Like to Complain About Our Pets
1. They live here. You don't.
2. If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That's why they call it "fur"niture.)
3. I like my pets a lot better than most people.
4. To you, it's an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly. Dogs and cats are better than kids. They eat less, don't ask for money all the time, are easier to train, usually come when called, never drive your car, don't hang out with drug-using friends, don't smoke or drink, don't worry about having to buy the latest fashions, don't wear your clothes, and don't need a gazillion dollars for college. And if they get pregnant, you can sell the children.
I promised you links to help other cats that are homeless. Here they are!
| Meow Foundation|
A Pet Rescue Organization in Alberta, Canada. Very nice site people!!!
| Pet Rescue |
Pet Rescue is a no-kill, non-profit shelter and sanctuary in Bloomingdale, IL.
| Best Friends|
Best Friends saves thousands of animal lives a year. They are looking for any support they can get. This is great santuary and worth a look!
| Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (C.A.R.A.)- Mississippi|
Let's help em out, adopt a pet!!!
| NetVet's Animal
Listing of shelters, rescue organizations, animal
welfare, and animal rights organizations.
| Animal Friends|
A no-kill shelter located in Pittsburgh, PA.
| Pet Animal Welfare Society Home PagePAWS is a nonprofit organization based in the Norwalk, CT area. We are dedicated to rescuing homeless animals and placing them in new, loving homes. |
| Mercy Rescue NetAnimal welfare group serving the Los Angeles, CA.|
| Whiskers Animal
Benevolent LeagueAlbany, NY.|
| Forgotten FelinesNon-profit no-kill cat shelter, located in Clinton, CT. Specializing in feral and abused cats/kittens. Trapping
assistance is available.|
| The Helen Woodward Animal Center|
|R.E.S.C.U.E.Reducing Euthanasia at Shelters through Commitment and Underlying Education (Maricopa County, AZ).|
| Silicon Valley Friends of Ferals|
| The Cat NetworkNo-kill non-profit cat rescue group in St. Louis, MS.|
| Cats Protection LeagueFeline welfare group in West Sussex, England.|
| Cat Welfare Association, IncNo-kill cat shelter in Columbus, Ohio.|
| Toronto Cat RescueRescues cats destined for research labs.|
| Kyler Laird's animal rescue resourcesAn extensive compilation of rescue organizations and shelters for all kinds of animals.|
| Hardin County Adopt-a-Cat, Inc.No kill cat rescue organization located in rural Tennessee.|
| Friends For LifeRescue group in Sacramento, CA.|
| S.H.A.I.D. Tree Animal ShelterShelter for Helpless Animals in Distress, a non-profit organization, located in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.|
| H.Y.H.A.Holden's Youth Humane Association in Holden, MA.|
| Pet Adoption NetworkDatabase of adoptable animals in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.|
| Cats HavenNo-kill shelter located in Indianapolis, IN.|
| Society to Improve the Condition of Stray AnimalsKettering, OH.|
| KittiCat.Com: Feline RescueWeb site focusing on the Philadelphia metropolitan area.|
| House of MewsNon-profit feline adoption center and gift shop, Memphis, TN.|
| Montgomery County SPCAGaithersburg, MD.|
| MSPCA Animal Shelter, Methuen, MAFinding Loving Families for Homeless Animals.|
| Merrimack River Feline Rescue
| MSPCA Springfield Animal
| Bugsy's Animal NetworkDirectory of animal welfare information for Rochester, NY.|
| New Hampshire SPCA|
| PetFinderSearch site for pets available from shelters and rescue groups. Based in New Jersey, but expanding nationwide.|
| League for Animal Protection of HuntingtonLong Island, New York.|
| Pet Action LeagueRescue and rehabilitation in Central Florida.|
| West Riding
Pet Cat ClubDoes rescue and animal welfare work in Yorkshire, England.|
| Street Cat Rescue ProgramFeral colony management based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.|
| San Francisco SPCAOutstanding shelter whose innovative policies are a model for shelters around the world. They guarantee that no adoptable animal will be euthanized.|
| Texas CARESNo-kill shelter, Dallas, TX.|
| Jazzpurr Cat Care SocietyShelter, adoption, support and education, Windsor, Ontario.|
| Humane and Rescue Societies Directory|