I'm Tessa, a young 2.5 yr old tortie female kitty, petite and gentle. I've been with Furrever Grateful Rescue for awhile now, and am one of the longest residents. I'm very sweet and loving, but I've been overlooked because I'm shy at first, and not a traditional beauty. Ever had a doll-faced kitty, gaze at you lovingly with her mesmerizing eyes? You haven't met me yet! My eyes are a faint yellow hue, almost green, like the color of the sun as it peeks through the clouds on a winter morning. I don't mind at all when foster Mom rubs my belly, or pets my back gently. I'm easy like Sunday morning, and enjoy playing with faux mice when foster Mom isn't home. I will seek out friendly hands for neck scratchies, and you won't miss hearing me purr in utter contentment. I am on the shy side, and it takes me some time to warm up to people. I'm fond of head butting you, and sleeping with you in bed. Foster Mom says I make a great pillow that purrs. ***I'm looking for a furrever home as a solo kitty, or with my foster sister, Emmy, or a home with another kitty where I'll be spoiled and loved. I will need a patient new Mom and/or Dad who will let me adjust to their home on my own time.*** !
WE ARE NOT A SHELTER AND CANNOT TAKE OWNER-SURRENDERED KITTIES AT THIS TIME. PLEASE CONTACT OTHER RESCUE GROUPS FOR ASSISTANCE, AND DO NOT ABANDON KITTIES ON THE STREETS (ILLEGAL) OR TAKE YOUR KITTY TO A HIGH KILL SHELTER (LA County, Orange County, Animal Control facilities, Humane Societies, etc.) EXPECTING YOUR KITTY TO BE ADOPTED- 90% OR MORE KITTIES ARE EUTHANIZED AND NOT ADOPTED, OR BECOME SICK THEN EUTHANIZED. NOTE: If you can foster, board at a vet, or find someone to foster the kitty temporarily (even in a bathroom, garage, or large dog crate), some rescues have community foster programs that will allow you to show your cat at weekly adoption events. Also, you can ask as many rescues you can to courtesy list your cat on their adoption sites at no charge for you.
WE NEED FOSTER HOMES FOR TEEN KITTENS AND YOUNG ADULT CATS! Can you foster just ONE cat for a temporary period? We will provide the supplies, you provide the TLC & food/shelter. You don't need kitty experience to foster with us, as our foster coordinator will make sure to guide you along the way. Every cat that finds a foster home has taken its first step to a second chance.
WE ALSO NEED REMOTE ADOPTION COUNSELORS AND ADOPTION EVENT VOLUNTEERS! We need help handling adoption inquiries, adoption processes, interviews, and at future adoption events.
Furrever Grateful Rescue is a small, 100% volunteer run, 501c(3) nonprofit animal rescue group based in Los Angeles & Orange County, California. We rescue homeless kitties and sometimes dogs off the streets and from high kill shelters--animals who have been abandoned, neglected, and are rendered homeless. Because we do not have a shelter, each of our animals are fostered in loving homes where they are cat-tested, litterbox trained, and become fully accustomed to living in a home before adoption. Some are even dog-tested.
ADOPTION MANTRA: Because we are a small rescue, we provide top-notch personalized care for each animal we rescue. We spend quality time with each animal to get to know their individual personalities, habits, and preferences which in turn, allows us to make the best furrever home match for years to come. Also, we are committed to providing full vet services for all rescued animals which are included in their adoption fee.
We are desperately in need of donations in 2011, and need your help to pay for medical care, nutritional support, and supplies for our rescued kitties. Donations are 100% tax-deductible, and receipts available upon request, so PLEASE CLICK DONATE BELOW and help us save more homeless pets this year! OR DONATE ITEMS TO OUR WISH LIST, WE ALWAYS NEED THE FOLLOWING:
-GENTLY USED OR NEW CAT SUPPLIES (cat toys, boxes, beds, blankets, supplements)
-CAT FOOD (dry or wet, any brand, though we feed Royal Canin, Wellness, Natural Balance)
- CAT TREES & CONDOS- Carriers, cages, dog crates
If you are interested in adopting one of our rescued animals, please contact us for an adoption application, and tell us more about you/your family. The adoption process will involve completion of our adoption application, review by a trained adoption counselor, and contacting you to follow up if you're matched to one of our animals. As always, our #1 commitment is to match our rescued animals to the best suited homes, so not all adopters will be matched to our animals, and all final adoption decisions are made by our Board. Adoptions are finalized with an adoption fee, adoption contract, and home visit or adoption appointment after the potential match has been finalized. We follow up with every adoption to make sure our rescued animals are safe, happy, and loved in their new homes, and welcome you to join us on Facebook and send us updates.