After a rough start in life, Emmet was a very shy boy. No one could get near him. He spent his time at Safe Haven hiding. In warm … [more]
Pippin and Priscilla originally came to Safe Haven as bonded older kittens. They quickly found a home together with a quiet … [more]
Sammie and Sadie were originally adopted as kittens by an elderly couple who also had a three year-old cat named Callie. … [more]
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Domestic Shorthair, Female
Color: Dilute tortie
Special needs: none
Exotic, beautiful and friendly describes our dilute tortie girl, CeCe. Her former caregiver recently had to relocate to another town in housing that did not permit pets. She wanted the best for CeCe so she brought her to us.
This little gal is friendly and outgoing. Very affectionate, she loves being a lap cat and being groomed. Her favorite thing is to sleep on the bed with her person. She is quite playful, enjoying a variety of cat toys and hunting down bugs and moths.
Like most tortie girls CeCe is not fond of other cats, so would do best being the only cat in a household. She has not had any exposure to living with a dog, but most torties will accept a dog who will either allow her to be the queen of the house, or is not interested in her comings and goings.
CeCe is going to be a great addition to the right family. If you are a lover of torties you will want to come see if that family is yours.
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Sammie and Sadie were originally adopted as kittens by an elderly couple who also had a three year-old cat named Callie. The couple and their three cats lived very happily for the next 13 years. The couple who cared for them and loved them also grew older during those years. The little old lady died, but her husband continued to care for the trio he always called “my wife’s cats” as well as he was able to. Eventually, at age 90, he could no longer care for them or himself, and had to move into assisted living.
He was not about to abandon the cats, though, and tried very hard to find a good home for the three now-elderly cats. But no one wanted to take them … they were “too old” and “too many.” He called PFOA, but we were full and had a waiting list. Nevertheless, he put the cats in their carriers and came to Safe Haven. By chance, one of our board members was there, and she agreed to take them as soon as she could if room could be found for them at Safe Haven in the meantime.
The bonded trio stayed at Safe Haven for three months until there was room available at their promised home. Callie, the older cat, moved there first. Sadie and Sammie remained at Safe Haven several more months before they could rejoin Callie in their new home. Thrust in a new environment with a number of other cats, Sammie and Sadie initially hid and refused to eat, but only for a few weeks. Soon they were everywhere, including the kitchen cabinets, the owner’s bed, and a small cat-safe yard. They even made friends with the little old three-legged dog. They gained weight and their coats began to shine. They had found their new forever home.
Pippin and Priscilla originally came to Safe Haven as bonded older kittens. They quickly found a home together with a quiet person who dearly loved her kittens. Not exposed to other cats and people, the sisters’ bond with each other and their “mom” became very strong. However, three years later, their adoptive mom had to move, and could not take Pippin and Priscilla.
Returning to Safe Haven, the sisters were thrust into a new, uncomfortable environment with many other cats and people, far outside their comfort zone. For months, they hid under a blanket on the couch in their room. Because they were so shy, it took much longer than normal for them to find the right new home. Almost two years passed before they were adopted again, and unfortunately this was not their much-desired forever home. And so they found their way back to Safe Haven once more.
This time around, the girls had a shorter wait. A couple from Forks came to Safe Haven and took Pippin and Priscilla home. It is a wonderful environment for the girls, providing a safe outdoor area as well as everything a self-respecting cat could ask for in a home. On cold nights, there is a wood stove to keep them warm. Pippin sits in front of the fire and watches the flames. Priscilla is more interested in curling up to sleep.
They love to sit in the living room window and watch the birds. In the summer they bring in moths and turn them
loose – it takes their parents quite a while to find them! They have also brought bugs in to their parents, and one day they accidentally brought in a dog. The neighbor’s dog had managed to get under the fence, came over to play and followed the girls inside. When the girls realized that the dog was in the house, they chased it back outside.
Best of all, there is a nice long couch in the living room. Pippin and Priscilla have taken it over and like to curl up
there often – one on each end. They are happy girls, with no more need to hide. And no blankets required!
The estate items we mentioned in our last eNews are now posted on the site. Beautiful paperweights, vases and glassware are available. The sale of these items benefits our rescues. Please note that there is a 15% surcharge added. Go to ctonlineauctions.com, select Zipcode within 5 Miles and enter Sequim zip code 98382.
Tickets for our April 7th Catnip and Sip Tea, Fashion Show and Auction at Sunland Golf and Country Club will be available for purchase beginning this Friday, 3/9 at Safe Haven and also at the Allstate Insurance office at 440 W. Bell in Sequim. The ticket price is $35.00.
We are in need of items for our live and silent auctions. We’re looking for treasures for our auction gift baskets–dog and cat toys, dog chews, special cookies & chocolate and chicken themed items, garden items. Gift Certificates and higher end live auction items would also be appreciated. If you can donate something, call (360) 452-0414, ext. 3 or email email@example.com.
Spring is around the corner and we need volunteers to help with a variety of clean up chores and getting ready for mowing, etc. We always need socializers too to spend time with all of our loving rescues including kittens that will be coming soon.
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you at Sunland on April 7th!
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After a rough start in life, Emmet was a very shy boy. No one could get near him. He spent his time at Safe Haven hiding. In warm weather, he had a hiding place in one of the cat-friendly structures in the patio area outside his room. When it turned cold, he hid under the couch inside. Finally, he found his forever home with a couple from Port Angeles, who was able to see through the shy exterior. They decided that Emmet should come home with them. Although it was difficult for him to adapt to new places, the couple was very patient with Emmet, and gradually he became more comfortable in his new home.
Then disaster struck! The couple had to move to Oregon and would be living in a camper. Concerned that the change in environment would be too difficult for Emmet, they reluctantly returned him to Safe Haven, where he resumed hiding under the couch. Gradually he would come out – mostly for food. Occasionally he would tolerate limited petting.
Many months later, Emmet was readopted by his original family, now living in a permanent home. On a sunny Sunday they made an all-day trip from Oregon to take him home. A few days later, we received an email from his new family: “We are very excited to report that tonight Emmet came out of his ladder cubby and sat with us to get some much needed petting and brushing … lots of brushing … fur everywhere. He even followed me out into the living room and looked out the patio door. He purred the whole time. He did not even jump when one of us got up to leave his room. But the most amazing thing is that he actually climbed up on our laps to be petted while we were sitting on the floor. He meowed and purred like before.”
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MARTHA was born in May, 2001 and came to PFOA in February, 2002. She loves attention and “talks” to the volunteers who regularly visit her. She was recently placed in a foster home, where she has adjusted well and has a happy home.
Color: Black with some white (tuxedo)
Born: August, 2013 (approx)
Special needs: none
Meet Baby Wayne, a stunning long-haired tuxedo cat. Baby Wayne came from the same home as Sir Chuck, however they are not bonded and can be adopted separately. This handsome boy is very vibrant and incredibly easy to get along with. He loves people and thrives on being petted. He’s very difficult to photograph because all he wants to do is butt heads, jump in your lap and be held. He would be a wonderful addition to any cat loving family. We hope you will come and meet our Baby Wayne – he’s definitely worth the trip!