Adoption Stories

Popper

Popper

About a month ago, the owner of a local restaurant came into our office reporting that he had just seen a cat thrown out of a car window behind his building. The cat was in the bushes crying and would not come out. After one of our kennel girls went to retrieve her, we discovered that the cat was pregnant. To keep the kittens from being born in an environment that could compromise their immune systems, she took them home that evening, where Popper promptly gave birth to 5 kittens! While the kittens have all found new homes, Popper continues to live with her rescuer: Alyssa.


Sweet Sue

Sweet Sue

Sweet Sue was brought to us with injuries resulting from a box spring mattress having fallen on her. After a few days recovery, she was doing worlds better with no resulting trauma whatsoever – running around and playing like any other kitten! Thankfully, a foster took her into her home where she could play with another kitten until adopted. Elizabeth discovered that while Sweet Sue is obsessed with her toys and entertains herself quite well, her favorite activity is chasing laser lights! A young couple has since adopted Sweet Sue. This is their first pet together, and we wish them all the luck with this crazy little girl!


Annabelle

Annabelle

Found on the side of the freeway after being hit by a car, Annabelle came to us with a fractured pelvis and femur. After having 2 surgeries and living at the RVMC for over 2 months, Annabelle has finally gone home with her adopter. We are thrilled with how Annabelle’s story has turned out! Here’s an update from her adopter, Eric, as well as a current picture: “Hi Doc, I’ve adopted Annabelle and am extremely happy. I want to thank you (and your staff) for all you’ve done for her. Do donations help prolong your rescue efforts? If so, I’d love to make a donation. She’s biting my socks now so I have to go.”


Stretch

Stretch

After Oliver – our elderly house cat - passed away, we found Stretch at the Carson shelter. Because he so closely resembled Oliver, we adopted him with the plan of making him our new house cat. After some recouping from an infection, Stretch turned into a feisty, playful cat that loves to play with strings and have his head and neck scratched. Stetchers turned out not to be the best house cat though – tearing open several of the prescription diet foods in the front lobby one night after hours. To keep this from happening again, we had to start kenneling him during the night and on weekends. Though the staff were sad to see him go, one of our receptionists finally took him home after he began to display signs of stress. Stretch has turned into a happy, loving, and affectionate cat since being in a real home! He loves to sit in windows and chirp at passing birds, sleep underneath the sofa cover, and playfully attack the legs of those that walk past him.


Chagall

Chagall

After being hit by a car, Chagall suffered from a fractured pelvis. Post surgery to fix his hips though, Chagall has returned to being a bright, playful, and very affectionate cat. Dr. Moss and his wife have since adopted Chagall who adores rough housing with their dog, Cowboy!


Speedy

Speedy

While protecting her kitten from an attacking dog, Speedy sustained injuries that left her without the use of her rear legs. After much care, Speedy is now able to get around in a wheelchair cart quite well. While recovering at the hospital and waiting for an adopter, one could often find Speedy’s kitten riding on top of her when cruising around the hospital. We are thrilled to report that both Speedy and her kitten have found a loving home together!