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Cat Call Joins Rescue Cats of Florida! -- Saturday February 1st, 2020
We have some big news to share! Cat Call has become a subsidiary of Rescue Cats of Florida. As we bring our groups together you may notice some slight changes to our website and logo. What hasn't changed is that we will continue to be an all volunteer network of individuals who work every day to rescue, foster and re-home cats and kittens in the Tampa-Brandon areas.
The only big change you'll see right now is that we have closed our operations at the PetSmart on Causeway Blvd. We have consolidated our efforts into the PetSmart Adoption Center at 1051 W. Brandon Blvd. (Route 60) in Brandon. All of our adoptions will now be done at the Brandon Blvd. location. Our Causeway volunteers will also work out of this location so you will see the same friendly faces you are used to.
Bahamas Rescue Cats - Hurricane Dorian -- Monday September 9th, 2019
Cat Call, Inc. is working in cooperation with Compassion Kind to help find homes for cats and kittens displaced by Hurricane Dorian. Our first four kittens arrived in Miami today and were transported to Fort Myers where one of our volunteers picked them up. They are doing well and are running around being kittens.
The priority right now is to get the healthiest cats and kittens out of what's left of the storm damaged shelters first. They will be vaccinated before they leave the Bahamas. Once here, rescue groups across Florida are taking in as many as they can handle. Cats and kittens who are sick or injured will arrive last, once they are well enough to travel.
Cat Call expects to receive more animals this weekend, with others arriving over the next few weeks. We have volunteer foster families who will care for them until they are spayed or neutered, seen by our veterinarian, and ready to be adopted.
$20 from every Bahama adoption will be given back to Compassion Kind to help them continue their work. You can also donate directly to them through their website link.
If you would like to help Cat Call support these cats and kittens with food, litter, spay/neuter, flea medications, and medical bills, click on the PayPal link in the upper left of our website using "Bahamas Rescue" in the subject line. Donations may also be made at one of our PetSmart Adoption Centers during weekend hours.
We appreciate the support of our volunteers and donors as we open our homes and hearts to these precious animals who have been through so much. With your help we will be able to find them new loving homes very soon.
Meet Max, A Very Special Lap Kitty -- Saturday August 10th, 2019
Max is a year old and came to us from the Pet Resources Center as a stray. He had a Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO) which is a surgical procedure that helps restore pain-free mobility to a hip by removing the head and neck of the femur bone. His muscle now acts as a hip joint.
Max is regaining strength in that leg and occasionally drags it if he has to walk or run too fast. He gets better every day, although he will never go back to 100% function. His leg also shakes sometimes, which is just a side effect of his FHO and it does not bother him.
Max is a total lap cat and wants to be on you at all times and sleep on your pillow. He loves to talk and is great with cats and dogs (if they aren't barking or chasing him). His leg does not stop him though!! He loves to play and, although he can't jump well, he uses stairs or drags himself up on the bed to be with you and give you kisses.
Every month Max's leg is stronger and his fur is growing back in. He will need a special owner who understands he may never walk perfectly. Are you that special person?
Call 813-708-4712 if you have questions and want to help this sweet baby have his own home.
Quincy Seeks Her Forever Family -- Sunday November 18th, 2018
Hi, my name is Quincy. My foster mom likes to call me “Quiney” or “Quin Quin” for short. I am looking for a “fur-ever” home, will it be with you?
I am about 1 to 2 years old and am female. I was dumped at a hotel in Brandon, scared, confused, and lonely. I didn’t know h ow to fend for myself, so I was skinny, full of parasites, and scars from injuries. Construction workers threw things at me and chased me away daily, as I was trying to find someone to help me. Finally, a nice family that was passing through heard my cries at their door and offered me help. They were in town for business, so they started feeding me and trying to keep me safe. Unfortunately they couldn’t adopt me, because they travel for business, so they reached out to Cat Call for help.
Because of all I’ve been through, I am afraid to be in a cage at PetSmart, so I have had trouble finding a new home. At my foster home, I am relaxed, love to hang out with people, play with my toys, and very neat and tidy. Every now and then I can show my “cat-titude”, but hey I’m a cat, that’s what we do. I just need my space, and I get over it quickly.
It takes a little while for me to realize that I am safe. My foster mom thinks I’d do best with adults or older children. I’ve never met a dog before, but I am curious about other cats, and would like to play with them.
(813) 657-7078 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Serena Patiently Awaiting New Home -- Sunday November 18th, 2018
Serena is about 5 years old and is a gorgeous orange tabby. She is slightly rare as only 20% of orange tabbies are female. Orange tabbies are known to be snuggly attention seekers and Serena is no exception. She loves to cuddle and to be held. She is also very talkative which is another common trait to orange tabbies.
Serena gets along well with small dogs as you can see in the photos above. She is getting used to being around other cats in her foster home. She comes into our PetSmart Adoption Centers in Brandon off and on, going back home to her foster family for a break in between.
If you are interested in meeting Serena please give us a call. We'd love to arrange for you to meet her at the store. We know she'd love to see you, too.
Lunch and Bake Sale Success -- Sunday September 16th, 2018
Thank you to everyone who came out to the PetSmart on Highway 60 in Brandon to help PetSmart celebrate National Adoption Weekend and also raise funds for Cat Call at our Lunch and Bake Sale. Congratulations to the families who adopted five of our cats and kittens into their homes and hearts! We have many more cats and kittens available this weekend, and every weekend, at both Brandon PetSmart locations.
A special thank you goes to Beef O' Brady's who donated hot dogs for our volunteers to grill and serve up fresh; and provided restaurant coupons to customers who enjoyed one.
Cat Call is an all-volunteer group who pulled together to bake items for the bake sale, make cat toys and other items to sell, and donated their time to prepare and serve goodies to PetSmart customers. All proceeds from our Lunch and Bake Sale go toward food, litter, toys, and medical needs for the cats and kittens in our care!
Last but not least, we are grateful to PetSmart who does not sell cats and dogs, believing there are too many homeless animals available to adopt; and who provides non-profits like Cat Call to use their stores to facilitate adoptions. We couldn't do it without you!
Kitten Season Wish List -- Saturday March 3rd, 2018
Kitten Season is upon us! We need your help in replenishing our supplies to care for new kittens until they can be adopted.
We have updated our Cat Call Amazon Wish List with items we need to keep on hand. You can shop on Amazon or use the list to shop at PetSmart or elsewhere. We also have a list you can print on the Wish List page of our website.
You can drop off your donations at the Brandon PetSmart Adoption Centers during adoption hours on Saturdays and Sundays.
Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated. We could not do it without your help!
Kitten Advocacy Program -- Friday March 2nd, 2018
The Wait Until 8 program enables you to become an at-home caregiver for stray and neonatal kittens until 8 weeks of age, when you can turn them over for adoption.
This is a great program to utilize when Cat Call is full. They will provide free supplies and instructions on how to care for the kittens. Once they are 8 weeks old, or weigh two pounds, you can contact Cat Call and we will get them up for adoption so they are safe. Please follow the link above for more detailed instructions.
Cat Call Benefits When You Shop on AmazonSmile -- Monday January 1st, 2018
Would you like to support Cat Call, Inc. but do not have extra funds to spare? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support our group every time you shop, at no cost to you. The AmazonSmile Foundation, themselves, will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Cat Call, Inc.
It's easy! Just go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and choose Cat Call, Inc. as your charity selection. Then each time you want to make a purchase go to this link first so it will remember your charity. You may want to bookmark this link as purchases made through the normal Amazon link will not count.
Our group received $133.00 from AmazonSmile in 2017. Please help us do even better in 2018!
Scrambles - Surgery Go-Fund-Me -- Tuesday December 19th, 2017
Cat Call needs your donations to help sweet Scrambles. Scrambles was born outside to a homeless mother cat and a run-in with a dog damaged her leg. The vet felt it could be saved so we arranged for surgery and pins. Unfortunately, she ended up losing her leg and is now learning how to get around without it. We now need to finish paying the vet and ensure Scrambles has what she needs while she recovers. If you are able to help, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/sweet-scrambles. Any amount is greatly appreciated.