WOOFKATZ Sponsored Pets
Beginning in 2013, $1 from every pet sitting request was set aside to sponsor a pet at Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, UT. Best Friends is the largest no-kill animal sanctuary in the country, housing approximately 1500 dogs, cats, horses, bunnies, birds, etc..... These animals have a home at Best Friends until they either find a forever home or pass away from old age or illness. I have had the opportunity to visit Best Friends a few years ago. I thought it would be sad to see so many homeless animals but it was a very happy and uplifting experience and I got to witness first hand how much love and attention these animals receive on a daily basis from both staff and volunteers. I know that every donation they receive goes towards the betterment of the animals and many who will come after them. On behalf of the sponsored pets below....THANK YOU for making this possible!!
The mile high city of Denver is where Cullen's story begin. Though he's not telling how he ended up at the managed feral cat colony where he was seen to be in really pooor shape. The person who cared for the colony noticed Cullen shortly after his arrival. Thin and beraggled, this large orange tom cat was the lowest of the low of the in the cat heirarchy within the colony. Cullen wasn't allowed to approach food or humans and was beaten up if he attempted to do so. Bring as big as he was, this was quite puzzling to the colony caretaker. Cullen was trapped and transported to a clinic for possible humane euthanasia due to his declining health and poor prospects. Everything changed once Cullen arrived at the clinic. He was clearly a socialable guy and this big ginger tomcat turned on the charm by purring and "talking" to any staff member that would listen to him. But he wasn't well.....his teeth were a disaster and he tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). So on the day that was almost his last, the staff decided that this was the first day of his bright future. First they worked on his health and second they reached out to safe havens for Cullen to complete his recovery. So, in 2014, Cullen made his trip to Best Friends and became a resident of Cat World. Hopefully this is not the end of Cullen's story and hoping he finds a family who will love him the way h deserves.
Inside Eliana's tiny body beats the heart of a mighty warrior. Even with paralyzed hindquarters, Eliana is still an acrobat extradonaire! She climbs the highest cat tree in Quincy House with her strong front legs and one twisted bag leg. She is also an intepid explorer in the outdoor enclosure, surrounded by juniper and sagebush. Eliana's gait is a half push, half pull crawling glide. It gets her everywhere she wants to go and she adores cuddling. Eliana doesn't appear to feel one bit different from the other cats. This gorgeous, kitten sized girl would love a family to call her own.
No two snowflakes are alike. And you won't find another cat like Snowflake, either. How many cats do you know brave enough to crawl across the street after being hit by a car to protect their kittens?
"Give me an order of socks, covered in salt, please. And maybe a side of shredded towels with some ketchup for dipping." For Black Jack the cat, no meal is complete without a helping of fiber. Cotton and polyester fiber, that is. He is a clothes junkie, eating strips of towel or shirt or whatever he can get his paws on. The problem, though, is that his habit was making him sick. His family tried to keep Jack healthy, but he would find and eat enough cloth to be sick on a regular basis. (It's hard to keep a cat away from something that's located throughout the house.) In fact, at one point it seemed Jack would require surgery. Thank goodness things didn't quite go that far, but his family decided they couldn't keep up with his antics. So Jack lost his home. But, fortunately, he was able to come to Best Friends.
Hard to say why he developed such an unusual culinary palate. In fact, Jack growled at his food bowl the first day at the sanctuary. "What is THIS?! You expect me to eat that?" Sorry, Jack. Until someone finds a nutritional and toothsome way to filet and serve a slightly used T-shirt, you'll have to stick with boring cat food. He'll have plenty of care and attention, though, and lots of TLC. Maybe one day he'll finally 'fess up and explain what the deal is with the clothes-munching. In the meantime, swing by and say hello' to Jack. Just don't wear any loose-fitting attire or your designer shirt could end up slathered in mustard between two slices of rye bread.