Dear Cat Lovers,
Well, I hope everyone is hanging in there. It’s hard to believe it’s only been a month since I wrote the last one of these newsletters; seems like it’s been a year!
So, as we told you last month, we adopted out all of the cats that we had here EXCEPT Mystique and Daisy. They’re still available! It’s your last chance….well, maybe not your last chance, but…they would so like to go to forever homes. Daisy was so happy with her foster family, and so upset to land back here again. Her foster family loved her, but they moved to California, driving, and weren’t sure how THAT would go, so we have her back. Similarly, Mystique, who has always been supershy, has come out of her shell considerably and does really well in a one cat family, the one cat being HER. Let us know if you have room in your family for either one of these great cats.
We are currently collecting homeless kittens, mostly from Jefferson Parish. We currently have 15. If you are looking for a kitten to adopt, we are going to let people visit them by appointment, using social distancing, masks and sanitizing between family groups as precautions. The pictures of our kittens are posted on our FB Page, our website, Instagram and Pinterest. You can reserve one, but they won’t be ready to go home until they’re spayed or neutered, which can happen when they weigh 2 lbs. That would generally be in about a month, maybe 6 weeks.
If you just want to visit with the kittens, we will do that by appointment, too. Our new rate is going to be $12 to visit, up from $10; we have lost some of the support we had from the shelter, which means we have to buy food and litter, now, whereas they were provided before. Our adoption rate is now going to be on a sliding scale, from $75 to $100, depending on your ability and inclination to pay. If you can pay a little more, we would appreciate it. We are hanging on by a thread and can use all the support anyone cares to give. Our mission is to find homes for homeless cats, but we have to keep the lights on, too.
As you probably know, this is kitten season and folks are finding kittens all over the place, usually without their moms. The shelters weren’t able to spay and neuter like they usually do at this time of year because they’ve been closed, so there are a lot more of the little critters around than usual. And, as you know, 2 become 4 become 16 become 256 really quickly, so we need to help these little guys by getting them “fixed” and into loving homes. Come check us out!
We have rented out the back cottage long-term for a little income, and that has worked out well, although the income is nothing like we get when we can rent it out short-term. The renter will be there until at least the end of June, so there are no short-term renters to contend with when you come to visit us. Our renter uses the side alley to access the courtyard and the cottage, and she is just as interested in avoiding interaction as you may be. For this reason, and since we have so few adult cats right now, the courtyard will be off-limits. So mainly we’re a focusing on the kittens right now. We will let you know as things change.
We look forward to a return to what passes for normal around here, and seeing all of our friends again.