Every one of the cats we encounter have stories to tell, and these are just some of stories of special cats who crossed our paths and allowed us to make their lives—and ours--better.
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  • March 29, 2018 2:28 PM | Anne Anderson (Administrator)

    "This calendar is from an amazing organization called Paws Patrol about an hour away from our place.

    They do amazing work for cats. Taking in cats, socializing them, finding foster and permanent homes for them, spaying and neutering, getting them health care, taking care of hoarding situations, setting up barn cat homes, and so much more all for little to no cost to the people who bring the cats in.

    Specifically, they have really helped us out! We had a large population of cats because they were originally feral and therefore never spayed or neutered. After a year of unsuccessful searching to find a cost-effective way of gaining control over the population, we found Paws Patrol.

    They usually only work with local cats, but they accepted 4 of our cats! They took the cats, provided a shelter and food and water for them until they were sent to the vet to get spayed and neutered. Then they would keep them at their facility until we were able to drive an hour to get them or they would drop them off with us when they were traveling past our house.

    They also took in two of our kittens, socialized them and got them adopted.

    Lastly, and most impressively, they took in one of our cats who was 10 days out from having kittens, and instead of aborting the pregnancy (which is the normal procedure for ferals), they decided that it was too dangerous to do that to the mother and actually found a foster home for her who allowed her to have her kittens and wean them. Then they socialized the kittens and got them adopted. Further, this cat was one of the most scared cats of our population and I never expected her to be human-adapted. But they spent about 8 month socializing her, and provided an eye surgery so that she became adoptable!

    They are so dedicated and give their heart and soul to these animals. I am so thankful for this organization and the work they do. They are a standard that I wish could be set for animal rescue all over the world!"   

    - Catie A.

  • March 28, 2018 2:33 PM | Anne Anderson (Administrator)

  • February 24, 2018 1:56 PM | Anne Anderson (Administrator)
    It seems Poppi is pretty much fully adjusted. She actually comes up to the couch now to play so I can play with both her and Florence with two feather toys at that time and I have played with them seperately too. 
    I can approach her at any time now and Poppi will not run and I can pet her at any time. I have two cat trees and two cat condos and they have those marked out so each cat has their own and the same with the cat beds. The co-exist quite well and spend time on the couch together. Florence has staked out the chair in the living room as hers though and does not like it when Poppi tries to get on there. They have also been playing with each other a little.

    It took a bit and I had to keep Florence from being aggressive with Poppi so Poppi could gain confidence but at this point it really cannot get much better. Just wanted to let you know they are happy cats and are at peace (99%) of the time and actually interact instead of just ignoring each other or posturing when one gets close by. I will probably not send another email for a few months just to let you know they are still doing fine but right now it is a great situation for all. 

    -Brian S.

  • June 14, 2015 7:29 PM | Anne Anderson (Administrator)

    Thought I would send you an update on our new additions to our home.  We

    did decide to keep their given names and they respond to them quite well.

    We took them for their shots yesterday. Both of them have acclimated to

    their setting quite well. They are very playful with each other but also

    are trying to dominate one another.  Ricky is larger than Patty (if I

    remember correctly Ricky is 5 lbs 4 ozs and Patty is 4 lbs 5 ozs). They

    are two peas in a pod. They do everything together including using the

    litter box at the same time! Both of them have gotten very close to us.

    Our bedroom is off-limits (I have allergies). Every morning they have

    their paws under our door until we come out to feed them. They are quite a

    pair!  We are really happy that we got them both. 

    Always know that they are in good hands.


    Marcella & Bill 

  • April 01, 2015 5:20 PM | Anne Anderson (Administrator)

    You wouldn't believe how amazing Amy Rose is and how Worthy and her are best friends... Worthy cuddles with Amy Rose and jumps in her crib to get some kisses. She was exactly what hoped for and she is in love with all of us as we are her. She loves sleeping in the sink and has taken over the tree house... at night the real show starts and they are like two kids pouncing... thanks again

  • February 04, 2015 9:59 AM | Anne Anderson (Administrator)

    Ash and Raven are wonderful & have adjusted well.  Ash is a major snuggler & still loves food.  Raven is the mischievous trouble maker that blazes around the house with toys in her mouth and she loves being petted.  They are so cute!  If you've ever seen the Broadway production of 'Cats' their antics are like Mungojerrie & Rumpleteazer (T.S. Eliot) .  So silly! Ash has a need to lay on you at night and purr; especially  likes to lay with his paws on your neck & or have his face in your face.  Raven is happy curling up at your back or tummy.  Here are a few pictures of them.  Ash doesn't stay still very long for a good photo.  Morgan & my husband even built them a cat tree. Raven loves laying in the middle of the kitchen. 


  • January 27, 2015 8:11 PM | Anne Anderson (Administrator)

    Porter aka "Buddy" and Bailey aka "Minnie" are doing well and are getting along well with our other cats and dogs. They both have such fun personalities and are giving us a all a lot of enjoyment. We posted a pic on the Paws Patrol Facebook page:

    Porter aka Buddy and Bailey aka Minnie with their new housemate are doing well !

    We will forward you a few more cute pics and keep you posted with updates as they grow up.

  • October 28, 2014 7:55 PM | Anne Anderson (Administrator)
    Paws Patrol is proud to work with other local Non-Profit groups. See how we assisted Equine Voices HERE!

  • July 15, 2014 7:51 PM | Anne Anderson (Administrator)
    Check out this Green Valley News  article about Paws Patrol's work with a feral cat community in Rio Rico. Many of our volunteers worked hard along with other community members including The Animal League of Green Valley and Dr. Joanne Lefebvre Connolly. Your support does make a difference!

  • December 28, 2013 8:18 PM | Anne Anderson (Administrator)

    You would laugh so hard if you could see him now.  He has got us trained to do a lot of petting and talking.  In the morning his routine is to greet us around 5-6am when we get up.  He talks all the time we are getting dressed for the day and walks with me to his feed dish (wants it filled even if it already has food in it) --- just in case!!  Then back to the footstool for a belly rub and he'll lay on his back until he gets it!! Then a quick little dance and down the hall to the litter pan.  After I have my breakfast, he will continue to talk until I sit down to read the paper. That's his cue to get in my lap thus preventing me from reading until he goes to sleep!

    His personality is starting to shine.  Well behaved except for the usual kitty curiosity.  Loves to be combed and likes his treats.  He was too big for a normal kitty bed so he has a box a big wreath came in with blanket and towel to muss up to his satisfaction.  Every cat we have owned has had a unique personality and Pun-Kin is no exception.

    We hope you had a good Christmas. We spent ours with our 'snowbird' friends.  May you have a blessed New Year with peace and joy.  

    Thank you for looking after God's creatures.

    Carl and Shirley

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