Every now and then we rescue a kitty who’s story is so special that we want to shout it from the rooftops - and Stevie and Ray are two such kitties!
Incredibly adorable little Russian Blue babies, these brothers are cute and cuddly twins
with beautiful soft blue-grey coats.
Only upon closer inspection will you see that these kittens are
different from other kitties – Ray was born with no sight, and Stevie has just limited sight in one eye.
Although it would seem that a blind cat would have a very sad and difficult life, these little guys prove that nothing could be further from the truth!
These kittens are unaware that they are in any way different from other kitties, and once they become familiar with their surroundings, they act like other kittens with perfect sight! They love to frolic, wrestle and chase each other around, enjoy playing with their many toys, and they LOVE to eat!
They are very aware of their litter box and are experts in its use! If you’ve read the book “Homer’s Odyssey” or viewed “Oskar the Blind Kitten” on You Tube, you will already know that a blind kitty can be a fabulous companion pet, and these boys are more than willing to offer you a double dose of unconditional love!
If you would like to consider giving these special little angels a wonderful life in your happy home, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (714) 315-8259 and we’ll fill you in on their details and make the introductions. Perhaps you’d be interested in adopting both of these darling siblings! They would be a terrific addition to a compassionate, animal-loving family!)
We are also looking at having these kitties go through a special surgery as their defective eyes need to be removed in order to prevent further complications. The surgery is expensive, and we could use donations in any and all amounts to help offset these costs. You can send donations via PayPal directly to the Fullerton Chapter by paying to CatsInNeedFullerton@yahoo.com
We are pleased to announce that Pixie and Remington Steele, of the “spray painted kittens” fame, have found their new home together!
Their new mommy and daddy had recently said goodbye to their 18 year old darling kitty, and were looking for a sweet kitty or two to help fill the void in their lives… and they found Pixie and Remy, our two purr machines with an amazing orgin story.
These two little darlings instantly claimed them, and will be going to a home full of toys and love. We couldn’t be happier for these kittens, knowing that they’ve found the right home and a forever family that will adore them and love them like they deserve!
Please take a moment and share this happy ending to their story! We will post pictures on our Facebook Page as updates from their new family come to us.
Meet little Stevie, who was born blind. Of course, if you just met him and saw him in action, you might not realize it at first: he runs, jumps, plays, and frisks about just like a normal kitten with full eyesight.
Stevie is in foster with Cats in Need’s Fullerton chapter.
Mama Leah, just a kitten herself, turned up with 4 kittens in a neighborhood in Orange.
She was dedicated to keeping them safe, constantly moving them from spot to spot and making it nigh impossible for our Cats in Need team member to trap them.
One day, when Mama was moving the kitties, they climbed a backyard wall that was under construction, and two of the babies got trapped inside.
The homeowner called the shelter, and when animal control arrived, Mama escaped with the other two kittens. Animal Control took the other two babies.
When our CIN team member heard what had happened, she tried to get the babies from the shelter, but it was too late. Just 2 hours after the babies arrived, they were killed.
She kept searching for Mama and the surviving kittens, who resurfaced two days later. Eventually, she was able to trap all three of them, and they are now being cared for in the Cats in Need foster system.
We have set up a Memorial Fund for Mama Leah’s kittens for donations to Cats in Need to help this teenage mama and her babies. You can contribute at this secure link:
We desperately wish that we had had the opportunity to save the other babies, but understand the realities. Perhaps, in the sharing of this story, we can get a community change to happen – to get a grass-roots call for all our shelters to become no kill shelters. And if so, then these little ones have not died in vain.
Progress is good for the rescued kittens who had been discovered covered in paint and left to die a few days ago. (Read the full story here).
While the paint stains still remain, the kittens are healthy and sweet, showing no signs of the trauma in their behavior.
The veterinarian who treated them was impressed with how much love they have too:
These two are so sweet and awesome. I can’t hear their hearts over their purring. They are devoted to each other and love to snuggle with people! They will make incredible pets for someone!
The little tabby girl has been named “Pixie” and she’s a tiny cuddler. She loves to be held and snuggled. She’s also got an amazing purr for someone her size.
As you can see in her pictures, she’s still quite pink, but the danger of the paint has been removed, and the color seems to suit her (though we look forward to it growing out normal again).
The grey boy has great curiosity, and he’s been named “Remington Steele” for his tough guy attitude (with an inside of love).
He likes to explore, but also to be held. He’s bigger than little Pixie, and is definitely the more outgoing of the two.
They are no longer at the vet’s office, and have been moved into their foster home as of Thursday evening. They are settling in quite well. Here’s an update direct from their foster mommy:
These babies are amazing. Pixie is so sweet. I just walk into the room and her little motor starts. Remington is more laid back, but still very sweet. He puts his arms around my neck when I pick him up. They are bonded and I hope we can find them a home together. These poor babies have been through enough in their short lives.
We are so thrilled to hear how well they’re doing, and want to thank our CIN extended family for your support.
Please continue to share updates on these two loves with your friends.
And we are grateful for the donations that are being made to directly support these two babies. We appreciate the assistance in offsetting some of their initial vet bills.
If you can donate (nothing is ever too small) please use the secure link below. Remy and Pixie thank you in advance.
You’re on your way to the grocery store to pick up a few things, and what do you see scampering around the outside of the store?
Two small kittens. Not feral, afraid of people wild cats. No, these two are friendly and sweet, coming up to you for loves.
You were just going to pick up some milk, eggs, and soda… but how could you leave those two behind to face the dangers of cars and a brazen coyote-filled urban landscape?
If you’re one of our volunteers, the answer is “you couldn’t.”
Meet Albert and Sweet Spice, a brother and sister pair about 4 months old. They were found at a local Albertson’s grocery store, running wild, but they themselves were not wild.
Albert is named after the grocery store they were found at. He’s a brown tabby, but he’s spotted like a bengal as well.
Sweet Spice has been named after one of our volunteer’s kittens from 2011 who passed away in her sleep while in foster with her. We think the original Spice would have been honored to know that memory lives on.
These two sweet and playful babies are about 4 months old. You can meet them in person at our Yorba Linda location on Saturdays and Sundays… at least until they find their forever home!
On July 10th, one of our team received an urgent call in from their apparent manager: 2 kittens had been left to die on the back patio of an empty apartment. It was almost 100° outside, and someone had painted the kittens pink and blue with spray paint.
She took the kittens in, got them cleaned up and hydrated. They’ve been to the vet and checked out too – healthy except for some residual pink paint on them.
But there was a problem: Cats in Need and the foster network is maxed out for kitten season. They’d have to go to the shelter unless someone was able to take them in. It looked bleak, as the shelter is not a kill-free zone, and we’re overwhelmed with kitten needs.
And yet, this is what we live by:
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” ~ Ghandi
And how, after surviving such cruelty, could we turn our backs on these little ones?
We couldn’t. One of our fosters is somehow making room. Pink & Blue (as they’re currently being referred to) are healthy and sweet. They’re going to get past this. Aren’t they just adorable?
If you can help us take care of Pink and Blue’s needs (vet bills, food, litter) we’d appreciate donations of any amount. Please use the secure link below to donate to Cats in Need (donations will be marked for Pink and Blue).