Quiet Days in the Leukemia Pen

Looking back over fourteen volunteer years, it’s interesting to recall how the numbers of FeLV (feline leukemia) and FIV (feline AIDS) cats has fluctuated. We’ve always had space for both sorts of residents, but at...
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Sanctuary Salon

Cats are often characterized as being very clean – constantly attending to their own grooming, and occasionally sharing grooming with others. That being so, you’d think there wouldn’t be much for humans to do, to...
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Jelly

The life of a cat living in the wild is often a short one, with dangers from the natural world and from humans. Even living in the cat pens with us, injuries can happen –...
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DoubleWide Divas – Act 2

It’s interesting how specific areas of the Sanctuary develop concentrations of specific personalities. I don’t think there’s any other area where there are so many temperamental cats – and of course their temperamental outbursts feed...
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DoubleWide Divas – Act 1

The DoubleWide trailer is the practical HQ for the Sanctuary, being the centre of the med-staff’s activities and one of the two laundry areas. On Saturdays and Sundays, when we have visitors on site, the...
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Feline Daddies

We have our share of Mom-cats who arrived into our care with kittens on board or already born, and who have remained in the Sanctuary because they’re too feral or too shy, while their kittens...
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Another Wobbly Boy

More than a year ago we took in our beloved Tumbleweed, who totters around, occasionally tumbling over – an example of a cat with CH or cerebellar hypoplasia, better known as wobbly cat syndrome.  Currently...
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McCormick

It’s not an uncommon thing to see Sanctuary staff heading out the back gate in the early evening to set traps. Many dedicated cat rescuers learned their calling from the experience of having local strays...
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Cats Needing Comfort

Any cat-lover will tell you that despite the popular image of cats as being aloof and independent, they also love, as we do, and grieve when they lose someone – cat or human – close...
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Four Little Ferals

The weather may affect the experience of our weekend visitors to the Sanctuary. On a rainy day like the past Sunday, only the most enthusiastic and social cats will come out, and the others go...
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Raisin

Pen 4 is the largest closed feral-cat area in the Sanctuary. There are many ferals in the main courtyard who find their hiding places around the perimeter, behind draped shelves or buildings, but the Pen...
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