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OUR SUCCESS STORIES

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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  • August 18, 2012 3:38 PM | Anonymous

    In late 2009 we lost our beloved Sundance and we so missed all the love he gave us. 

    We decided we wanted to share our love with another kitty.  When Paws Patrol showed us Shadow - he was called Sinatra then - we were sure he had been waiting for us to find him.  He has so much personality and talks to us all the time.  Every night he sleeps on our bed and in the morning races around bringing us toys so we can play with him. 

    Shadow is a joy and so beautiful.  

    We love him and Paws Patrol. ......John & Mary Lou Grieves

  • April 12, 2010 2:54 PM | Anonymous
    Mary and SpiceLast April we adopted Mary & Spice from Paws Patrol. What a joy they have brought to us. They have been "double trouble" at times and our house is completely re-arranged to suit their needs. We are trained just as they want us to be. Mary & Spice are the wonderful pets they are because of the dedication, and love, that the people at Paws Patrol have for these animals. Thanks for all you do. Sandy & Ray 
  • December 17, 2007 2:51 PM | Anonymous
    FriedaFrieda is a small orange feral cat that has been in the same neighborhood for her entire life. She birthed and lost numerous litters over the last year or so. On December 9, 2007 she gave birth to a litter of 6 kittens on a patio chair. One week later, a coyote decided to come over the wall and visit. On his third trip (at 5 AM), Frieda decided to go to war, and she won (with a little help). That day, she moved her litter to the roof, and lived there for 3 weeks, only coming down for food etc., until she was captured in late December. Her litter was rescued from the shelter on the roof, and she and her litter were moved to a foster home where they stayed until the kittens were able to be adopted. Frieda was spayed and returned to the neighborhood where she presently resides.
    Frieda
  • November 12, 2007 2:42 PM | Anonymous
    max and SparkyA nice couple in Green Valley asked Paws Patrol to trap a very large tomcat who was climbing their screens and annoying their indoor only spayed female cat. He was so large that he completely filled the trap. Paws Patrol named him Max, for obvious reasons, and it was soon evident that he had at some point in his five years been a house cat. He moved into his foster home and much to everyone’s surprise, he was a great surrogate dad to the foster kittens, he just did not like adult cats. Then Sparky came to live with the other foster cats. His mom was feral, and he was a very young, frightened and sick kitten. For a while, it seemed like he might not be a survivor but then Max took over. His size and gentle nature made the little guy feel protected, and Sparky’s health began to improve. They were a definite Odd Couple and once again, Paws Patrol wanted them to be adopted together. Then a wonderful older lady came to an adoption fair and immediately feel in love with Max. She wasn’t sure about taking Sparky since a kitten requires more work, especially a very shy kitten, but she agreed to try it. Within just a few days, she understood why the two felines had to stay together and she constantly tells us how much love and joy they give her, and we know from their pictures that they are very happy indeed.
  • June 04, 2007 2:57 PM | Anonymous
    Big GuyIn the summer of 2007, a very large and seemingly vicious feral male cat showed up at one of the ranches in Paws Patrol's barn program. Her terrorized the cats that had been successfully relocated there and the owners asked Paws to trap and remove him. Big Guy, as he was named, was trapped and neutered but he had one eye which was quite enlarged and since we had no where to take him, we decided to keep him in a kennel for a while and see if he calmed down. Every time anyone went near him, he hissed, swatted and spat. Paws had never euthanized a cat for bad behavior but options appeared to be running out, and the eye might require surgery but Big Guy just couldn't be medicated. Then he tested positive for giardia and HAD to be medicated. Some weeks past and while he was recuperating with some other cats and kittens in kennels, a small black kitten got out of his kennel and crawled into Big Guy's kennel for comfort. The cat who was thought to be ferocious acted like a surrogate mother and wouldn't let anyone near the kitten. At that moment, the Paws Patrol folks decided to find a place for Big Guy, who was showing a tender side. Little did they know that he would find a foster home, get renamed Norman and fit in great with the family dogs, cat and foster cats! And the greatest part of this success story is that Norman is officially becoming a permanent member of the family. Not a bad ending for a cat who started out being a really nasty "feral" cat.
  • March 01, 2007 2:46 PM | Anonymous
    DaisyDaisy In spring 2007, Paws Patrol was asked to Trap and Neuter a colony of about 20 cats, and adopt out any tame ones to reduce the size of the colony. Although there were no tame adult cats in the colony, there were 7 kittens about 4 months old who might be able to be tamed, so Paws decided to keep them for a month or so and re-evaluate the situation at that time. During that time, the kittens came down with ringworm so over the course of another month, they were handled daily despite their hisses, scratches and other signs of displeasure. Once they were well, the general feeling was that they would still take many months of socializing so it would probably be best to return them to the colony where there were adult cats and a friendly family dog to protect them. Unfortunately, someone had killed the dog days before so Paws decided to keep the kittens in foster homes. The kittens seemed to know they were given a second chance and most were adopted. And that brings us to Daisy. She is a beautiful brown tabby who went to a foster home with many cats and dogs and held her own. She matured into a wonderful “teacher” for kittens, and one year after she left the colony, her foster mom proudly made her a permanent member of the family. Now she is learning to walk with a harness and leash so when she travels in the family motorhome with the other pets, she can go on walks around the country. 
  • October 16, 2006 2:38 PM | Anonymous
    Cinnamon and BunnyAlthough these two cats look much alike, their personalities could not have been further apart. Cinnamonfoot was part of the rescued 8 Tubac kittens, and from the beginning, she let everyone know she was quite a character. It seemed like she was perpetually in a “terrible 2’s” stage, but her facial expressions and antics delighted everyone. She was fearless and no cat, dog or person seemed to frighten her. Then Bunny and her sister came to live in the foster home. Bunny was frightened of everything and spent most of her time in hiding. She and Cinnamonfoot were probably born within a few weeks of each other, in different towns, but they looked like identical twins. Before long, they became very close friends and Cinnamonfoot protected Bunny so they became inseparable. A few people were interested in Cinnamonfoot, but Paws Patrol decided they had to be adopted as a pair and Bunny always hid from people. Then a great family asked to see Bunny and they decided if Cinnamonfoot had to go with her, that was fine! And what a wonderful home these girls found. Their family love them both and are always entertained by Cinnamonfoot, and Bunny has become secure in her new environment. 
  • July 06, 2006 2:35 PM | Anonymous
    Tubac8 KITTENS were trapped on a ranch in Tubac, AZ when they were about four weeks old. They were from two separate litters and their feral mothers successfully avoided being caught. Besides being very young, the kittens had two main health issuesundefineda virus which threatened to make several of them lose all or part of their sight, and ringworm which made some of them look more like rodents than cute kittens. Finding a place to foster this playful group away from children and other pets was quite challenging.
    As of July 2006, their fur is growing in beautifully. Their eyes are improving and it appears that some of them will have limited vision but none will be blind. Their medical care alone will probably total about $1600, but each day, their charm and playfulness reminds their caregivers how glad they are to be given a second chance at life. Within a month, we expect them to be spayed and neutered and ready for permanent homes.  
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