ICAN Successful Adoptions
Sweet Pea was one of 5 kittens who came to us after being orphaned at 3 weeks of age. Fostering duties were shared between two of our volunteers and it became evident during the next 3 weeks that Sweet Pea, the smallest of the litter had some challenges. We weren’t sure she was going to grow and develop normally, so she came off the adoption list and onto our special needs program.
It is important to mention that as we researched solutions for Sweet Pea’s initial medical condition, we found that most shelters recommended euthanasia. ICAN opted to invest in veterinary assessment and quality foster care in the belief that we might be able to turn this around and have a positive outcome.
Veterinary care was given, options explored and she was taken into the permanent care of one of her foster mothers. As we update and post her for the first time, we are happy to report that she is developing well now. Slow to begin, at the age of 6 months she is now healthy and active with such a beautiful spirit and special personality. She is a unique little girl, who has bonded particularly well with the male adult cat in her new family.
She talks often, and in the cutest little squeak, loves to play and to curl up in her basket alone, or next to her “brother” Chico (who was also an ICAN rescue from 2008).
If you had to describe Sweet Pea in a few words, those would include “full of life”, affectionate, frisky and playful. For those of us at ICAN the words would be inspirational and reaffirming.
Sweet man Radar has been at ICAN for a year. He came to ICAN with 3 siblings and his mother Babe who is also still with us. Babe’s kittens were born outdoors, homeless, on their own and fending for themselves. The kittens of course were feral due to this but with lots of love and attention all have been socialized and Radar’s siblings have long ago been adopted, he is now awaiting his turn. Radar would love to have a kitty roommate but should remain an indoor only cat.
Radar moved to his FOREVER HOME in September, 2015. During his stay at the facility, he became the head of the house, and our roving reporter, speaking on behalf of ICAN weekly in our local Valley Peak news sheet, and keeping our community up to date on ICAN happenings .
Boots is a beautiful animal with very soft fur. He is cuddly and loves to sit on our laps. He has been neutered and is ready to be adopted. Boots is currently in foster care with his sister, Belle. Both are very active and love to play with toys and each other. He is also known as “Button” . Apr. 30/15 is his birthdate.
Update: Adopted October, 2015.
Belle is a lovely little girl. She a little bit shy and will run from people who try to pick her up. Belle has been spayed and is ready for adoption. She is currently in foster care with her brother, Boots. Both are very active and love to play with toys and each other. Apr. 30/15 birthdate. Adopted October 2015.