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Happy Ending: Ariel

Ariel finds a comfy spot to curl up near one of her new humans.

Ariel is doing great in her new home and she has been very affectionate. We have been slowly introducing her to our other two cats and a few days ago we let them interact with each other. Although there has been some hissing and growling from Ariel, they do appear to be on the right […]

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Happy Ending: Samson

Samson is ready for bed!

I wanted to give you a quick update on Samson. He’s been here a week now and he seems to have adjusted well! He loves running around the apartment and back and forth between the windows and Samson is absolutely thrilled to have access to the bed and the couch so he can always be […]

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Top ten cats waiting the longest for a home

Top 10 Jan 2020

If you are one of those wonderful people who want to give a home to a cat that has been waiting a long time, you’re in the right place! Sometimes even the NICEST cats get overlooked because of their color or ability to sleep through adoption events. Other times it is because it takes longer […]

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Low Cost-Spay Neuter Programs


There are far too many kittens being born every year–in the greater Dane County region and well beyond. Kittens stretch shelters and rescues to their very limits, and in some communities as many as 90% of cats entering shelters are euthanized because there are simply not enough homes. Spaying/neutering cats saves the lives of animals and improves […]

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Journal Article on Pain and Behavior in Declawed Cats

Credit: Nicole Martell-Moran

According to research published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery declawing increases the risk of a cat suffering long-term or persistent pain, usually resulting in unwanted behaviors such as inappropriate litter box use and aggression such as biting. This study from 2017 is shockingly the first long-term study on the results of declawing. “This study found that […]

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American Animal Hospital Association Declawing Position Statement


The American Animal Hospital Association strongly opposes the declawing of domestic cats and supports veterinarians’ efforts to educate cat owners and provide them with effective alternatives. Scratching is a normal feline behavior. Cats scratch to (1) condition their claws by removing old nail sheaths, (2) scent mark objects with the glands on their paws, (3) […]

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American Association of Feline Practitioners Declawing Position Statement


The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) strongly opposes declawing (onychectomy) as an elective procedure. It is the obligation of veterinarians to provide cat owners with alternatives to declawing. If owners are considering declawing, they must be provided with complete education about feline declawing. The following points are the foundation of the position statement: Feline […]

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Happy Endings: Dweezy & Nini (f/k/a Bury & Millie)

Dweezy presides regally over his kingdom.

It’s been 8 years since I adopted my two sweet little kittens from AW who were fostered by Sue W.  I came in for one kitty but fell in love with two bonded siblings. They were so small and frisky and full of affection! They have brought me so much joy through the years and […]

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Happy Ending: Reus

Reus makes nice with the resident dog.

We are so happy with our new kitty, Reus. He adapted to our house and resident dog within a couple of days. He has some favorite spots for sleeping and bird watching. And when not engaged in either of those activities, he is following us around the house. I think this has been a perfect […]

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Happy Endings: Jupiter & Saturn

Saturn and Jupiter enjoying their first morning at their new forever home.

You were certainly correct in thinking these two girls would be great for us! No fussing in the carrier on the way home, and they only hid under a dresser for about five minutes before they were out and exploring. They ate well, they used litter boxes and scratching posts, they played with balls and […]

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