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June News and Meows from PuRR Project Feline Shelter Puerto Vallarta

Shannon Campbell - PuRR Project
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June 15, 2015

A new litter of five arrive!

Shelter Update

Thanks to Bob & Shanti Doelger, we have a new screen door on the clinic and a new lock on the iron door.

The Rain Shelter and also a new sidewalk are completed and the outdoor cats are being fed there…..and just in time!! The summer rainy season is upon us!

And “Kitten Season” has also arrived……we took in 32 rescues in the last two months and had very few adoptions, so the nursery has been busy.

With the markets closed for the summer, our Friday adoptions at Plaza Marina are our only regular post from 11-2:00.

If you are interested in adopting a kitten, come by and see us or contact us at adopt@purrproject.com for information.

Jason in the PuRR nursery

Featured Feline: Jason

Jason and his two brothers were thrown over the fence at the shelter when they were about 8 weeks old. One died of injuries as a result.

Jason was extremely fearful after that and ran from any human contact, so was deemed not suitable for adoption.

Not wanting to give up, we decided to give him a chance with foster Marilyn Khan, who has had such good luck with socializing traumatized kittens……and guess what!! She reports that he is a sweetie and quickly overcoming his fears in a loving environment with other adult cats to show him the ropes.

We are confident he will be soon be ready for a Forever Home.

Archie strikes a calendar pose!

Journey of Archie the “Mexi-cat”

Archie came to the Purr shelter as one of a litter of five tiny babies last Fall. Unfortunately, only the three males survived.

Eventually diagnosed with pancreatitis and needing a special diet, he went to live with PuRR volunteer Brenda Gill for three months. Also a volunteer with the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe in California, Brenda contacted HSTT about placing Archie up for adoption there as a “Special Needs” cat and was given the thumbs-up!

Now he just needed a ride to northern California. By coincidence, another HSTT volunteer, Cherri Gillmore, was planning a Vallarta vacation with husband Rob in late March. They readily agreed to be “angels” and take sweet Archie back on the plane with them.

Once at the HSTT Shelter, his photo was posted and Archie the Mexi-Cat soon found his Forever Home with Mavis and Konrad of Truckee, CA. They report he runs around the house all day like he has lived there forever, loves the dog and is learning to go for walks with a harness!

(And latest news……Archie was chosen to be Mr. January in the PuRR Project 2016 calendar!!)

Blaze's first day at the shelter

Adoption Update: Blaze

Found in the shelter yard by Jose in January of 2014 on a day when Bonnie Cretzman was visiting, this dirty, scrawny kitten was a pitiful sight to behold.

Named Blaze for his orange fur and blazing orange eyes, no one imagined what a beautiful male he would grow into!

He was always a volunteer favorite, but just never grew fond of human attention and deemed unadoptable, was eventually released to live in the shelter yard. We are really sad when this happens and no one likes making this decision, but we simply have to make room in the nursery for new kitties.

As the next year went by, Blaze seemed to change. He joined the pack of “greeters” that meet visitors and like attention. He didn’t mind being held and petted. So we decided to update his vaccinations and give him another chance at being adopted.

After seeing his photo on Facebook, the Martinez family of Guadalajara made arrangements to meet him and decided he was their purr-fect cat! They report he is very pampered and loves relaxing at home with his new family.

A very happy ending for everyone!! Meow!

Erin with mom Audrey in Vallarta

Gracias! Thanks! Merci!

We are always grateful for your donations, but especially this time of year as we face the summer off-season months.

The kitties want to say a special thanks for generous donations from Cherri & Rob Gilmore, Mike & Beth Fiorino, Kris & Derrell Gilstrap, Keith Cowan, Marina Moore, Jennifer Warren and Gary Phillips.

We also received over $500 dollars in donations in memory of volunteer Erin Jones’ mother Audrey, who was never happier than with a cat in her lap!

It’s easy to donate through the PayPal button on our website at: DONATE

For info on adopting dogs go to SPCA PV or contact janice@haciendasanangel.com or spcapv@gmail.com.     

For info on spay and neuter clinics go to PEACEAnimals or check out Gretchen's blog.

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  Learn more about PuRR Project No Kill Feline Shelter/Adoption

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