This month, Dinah (at top) and ex-housemate Rambo are “celebrating” their 5th year of enjoying our special brand of hospitality. They are 6 years old. Rambo’s picture positioning aside, each are free to range about a large open room in our cattery with several other feline friends. Both have a tendency to be guarded, and I would expect each to require some time and space in transitioning to a new home, whether separately or together. Ms. Dinah likes to raise up on her hind legs to receive pets from trusted humans; and Mr. Rambo, while he also enjoys a nice rub or two, gets his greatest pleasure from chasing the red dot produced by the click of the “laser mouse.” As much as they like it here, a real home is what they most deserve.
Have you taken a peek at Sarah and Josh’s “Louie Soar” Facebook page lately? If you haven’t, check out these pics of our Buttercup barely one week into her life as a foster child. To inquire about adopting Buttercup, give our Director a call @ 457-6340. THOMAS, GRACIE AND SWEETIE NOT INCLUDED.
Today marks Allie’s eighth week living the good life with Cindy and Charlie. Funny, I never figured the girl for the Beach Baby type…What next, Pally…You’ve given up treats? Not likely. More happy days.
Last month, Buttercup moved to SOAR from the same home as Jo-Jo and Queenie. She is pictured here grabbing a snack from Sarah just before leaving last Saturday to begin foster care with Sarah and Josh.
Find out more about Buttercup and how to stay current on her foster situation by visiting our Dogs page.
The perfect weather, the idyllic setting, the huge turnout of presenters and taste testers, and that aroma of hot chili in the air – our Jo-Jo and all of his furry pals at SOAR were the big overall winners in yesterday’s Chili Cook-Off benefit organized by their wonderful friends at the Dead End Saloon.
In one of the quickest turnarounds in the annals of SOAR, “newcomer” little Gracie cleaned out her very gently used apartment and said her farewells yesterday.
I guess you were just too cute for the shelter life kid. Thanks for stopping by though, and happy days.
We bid a fond farewell to Murphy…who headed out on Saturday to nearby Southport with his new mom and dad, and to Raven…who with his adoptive parents headed northwest to Raleigh on Sunday just in time for a romp in the snow. Happy trails, boys. Thank you for adopting folks.
Well it’s been a while – over 5 years since his 2010 graduation – but an old pal of mine, Cooper the Coonhound, has checked in with us…
Some of us “old timers” just might recall that Cooper was one of a litter of 10 born at SOAR to a gal named Dixie who had just been brought to the shelter. It took some time, but Cooper was finally adopted by Emily G., with whom he has been living in Delaware ever since. In the photo on the right Cooper is seen prancing across the sands of Oak Island on a November visit with Emily’s mom, Karen H., who happened to be a fellow SOAR volunteer back in Cooper’s time with us. Emily tells me that Cooper still sees a brother and sister living in St. James when he’s in town. It’s great to hear from you boy. Maybe you and Emily and Karen can stop by for a quick reunion next time.
This was our sweet orange tabby girl posing atop the smaller open cat room sofa last September. Sadly, Sandy left us for the Rainbow Bridge on Wednesday. She died in her sleep – - quite likely as a result of a worsening heart condition.
Sandy had turned 9 years old last July. She came to SOAR as a 5-year old back in October 2011. Many of us will remember Sandy for her having the run of the cattery with her long-haired partner Allie during much of her time with us. We will also remember her for her beauty, for her friendly disposition, and for putting up with our on again, off again attempts at managing her weight. Together, I think we did all right.
We will miss you Sandy Girl. Until we meet again, some sunny day.
Our beautiful Siamese boy, Mickey II, has moved out. Now “Pomegranate” (“Granate” for short), we hear he is integrating well in his new home that includes Lily the dog and Mango the cat. All the best Mickey – I mean Granate. Thanks for adopting Kay.
Agnes and Rick are SOAR volunteers – they can be spotted working with our dogs on Fridays. Recently, they devoted some of their time (and money) to helping the cats too. Agnes and Rick are pictured here with the cat benches they constructed from PVC and canvas materials. The canvas was donated by a Southport business. By the way, I for one have also seen them out at SOAR a pruning and a trimming. Thanks for all you do folks.
Last Saturday Ronda and her Southport Cub Scout Pack No. 238 came out for a visit and dropped off a whole bunch of items the scouts had been collecting for the cats and dogs as part of a community service project. Looks like Jeannine stepped up to handle the golf cart tour duties, and is that Bear possibly enjoying his moment as an honorary pack member? Thanks all. Come back for a visit any time.
Ex-housemates Jo-Jo and Queenie have recently joined us. Catch up with them on our Dogs page.
Well you came to our rescue to the tune of almost $60,000! Now the transition of ownership to SOAR is complete, but not without our having to add loan payments to the annual cost of operating the shelter and keeping our cats and dogs happy, healthy and safe. So, our fundraising efforts march on…
Please join us on the 31st for a Chili Cook-Off sponsored by our friends at the Dead End Saloon (4907 Fish Factory Road at the South Harbor Marina; 910-454-4002). Besides contestants, we need judges, and of course tasters ($5 entry fees to judge and taste). There will be 1st and 2nd place cash prizes for the top chili presentations. ***Sign up today!***
Here he is…Grady “Chub” Forslund on the occasion of his second birthday yesterday…
Grady is from our class of 2015. You may remember him as the other half of the dynamic duo of Sonny & Chub. Here they are about a month before their breakup last May. I wonder if they still keep in touch.
So then, a very happy b’day to you Grady Chub. Thanks for keeping in touch!
Just 2 weeks on the heels of fellow FIV veteran Buddy’s adoption (see “ADOPTIONS” Post; 12/26/2015) Jack found himself a new home across the border in South Carolina. Congratulations Jack!
All of our adoptable FeLV and FIV cats are pictured on our Cats – FeLV and FIV page. Ask someone to show you around their homes on your next visit to SOAR.
Hold the pomp but praise the circumstance, a total of 54 SOAR kids picked up their diplomas in 2015; 25 cats and 29 dogs! We honor these graduates along with all of you out there who cared to give them another chance. Hip Hip Hooray!
We also pause to remember the friends we lost along the way in 2015. Peace and everlasting light be with them.
DINAH, LOUIE, MINION and SAMMIE were the featured felines. What with the language barrier and all, we can only bet that they delighted in getting out in the “May in December” weather just as much as Ellen, Judy and I did. Stop by the shelter sometime and visit with them and their pals. I bet you anything that they will appreciate it.
Three cheers for Buddy and Dixie – two felines who were adopted last weekend!
Buddy was one of our FIV cats. He had been with us for a number of years. It is always gratifying to see one of these guys find a home. If you have never done so take a look at our FeLV/FIV Cats page. Two-month old Dixie with brother Baxter “and company” came to SOAR with Burmese mother Blair at the end of 2012…
Mom was adopted in March 2014. Baxter, who like Dixie recently turned 3 years old, is still with us, still looking, still hoping…
Looking for an affectionate, playful companion of the four-legged variety? View this video, then dial 457-6340 – ask for “Tux”.