March 5, 2021
The Month Started Out Great for Kitties!
Tina and Gail
One of the older cats, Kotokitty who is approximately ten years old also got adopted by a family who lost their cat who was twenty one years old. Koko had a sad tale coming to Kittyland. She was found lying next to her owner who had passed away and was not found for a few weeks. Because she had not eaten and had water during that time they thought she had died as well. Thankfully, Kotokitty’s story has a happy ending.
As a volunteer, not only do we play with the kittens, feed and clean their areas we also look
to see if the kittens are okay mentally and physically. It is important that we observe the kittens for any behavior issues, check their coat or just not feeling well. Adoptions have been declined or postponed if Tina felt the kitten was under stress or was not feeling well. She has asked the potential adopters to come back the next day.
Get to know Tina Stormont
I have been dancing all of my life and started formal training as soon as I was old enough to be enrolled in classes. I have performed all over the Bay area with a Middle Eastern dance troupe called Desert Heat. My hobbies include crocheting, bead work, scrap booking and traveling to tropical places. I like to cook and I have been experimenting with different kinds of soups since it has been cold.
I was a theatre usher at the Palm Springs Follies for the last two seasons and started working with cats when the show closed. I have a house full of my own, which are all rescued middle- aged cats. The one that is the hairless is the most spoiled of them all.
My favorite dessert is pretty much of anything that is chocolate.
Tails Of The Kitties: Where are they now?
Henry is very energetic and has a lot of personality. All of us enjoyed playing with him while he was with us. This handsome boy went to a home where there is already another energetic cat for him to play with.
Shy Libby was in the first cage right inside the front door. A young lady, who writes articles for a newspaper, saw her when she came through the door and it was love at first sight. Libby is now in a happy home in Desert Hot Springs.
Darling little Ophelia had her first encounter with her new sibling, a small husky, just outside her adoption cage. The husky was used to cats so there wasn’t any barking or hissing. They accepted each other on the spot and are happy together at home.
Magnificent Apollo stole all our hearts. He posed in the window of the tower to show off his fluffy tail and mitten feet. He is the spoiled companion of a nice lady who gives him lot of affection and sleeps with him at night.
Miho and Madilyn, twin tabbies, went to the same home but on different days. Miho went first and adjusted so quickly that the nice couple came back to see if Madilyn was still there. She went home with them that day and joined her sister in their new home.
Exotic Loki was the first adoption of the New Year. She went home as a birthday present for a young lady who was the first baby born on New Year’s Day the year she was born.
Intelligent Othello was adopted by a retired school teacher who loved the name so she decided she would not change it.
February 5, 2021
The Month Started Out Great for Kitties!
As a volunteer, not only do we play with the kittens, feed and clean their areas we also look to see if the kittens are okay mentally and physically. Tina has had to turn down adoptions if she felt the kitten was under stress or was not feeling well. She has asked the potential adopters to come back the next day.
Dale noticed some lumps on Karen and alerted Ann and Jeannette. They took this seriously, and took her to the vet. She had surgery and follow- up treatment. Had Dale not been on the ball, we would never have known that she had problematic growths! It is important to call someone and write it in the journal.
Favorite Image of the Month!
Tails of the kitties: Where are they now?
by Tina Stormont
Lovely Karen came to PetSmart for the first time in October 2020 when she was six months old. She was found by a lady when she was a baby and brought to Kittyland where she went in foster care. She developed a lump in her leg after having a rabies vaccination and went back to Kittyland for treatment. She came to Pet Smart on January 9th and was adopted by a photographer who has been looking for an orange tabby for a while.
Alton, a handsome tuxedo, came to PetSmart in November 2020 after being rescued, along with his mother and siblings, from an abusive home. He went to his forever home and fit into the family immediately to the delight of his new dad.
Pretty little calico Chloe was adopted by a gentleman who has been very persistent. He had lost an older cat and wanted to adopt a kitten that was different from any other cat he had ever had. He came in every Friday morning for two months when the new kittens arrived until he found Chloe. After a week in her new home, she has taken over the whole house.
Pepper, the polydactyl tortie, was adopted by a seasonal couple who have a home in Palm Springs and a home in Alaska. At the end of the season she will fly to Anchorage to her other home. Her new mom bought Kittyland logo T-shirts to wear.
Got special talents? Kittyland needs you.
Kittyland is looking for people that know how to:
The Adoption counselor is one of the most important positions within Kittyland. This person must be honest, reliable kind and yet strong enough to inform people that they are not suitable to adopt certain cat or kitten. This may be because they refuse to give the kitten what they require to keep them healthy or their home environment is unsuitable, cats afraid of dogs and kittens with toddlers. All this will be covered during training.
Counselors’ work Friday through Sunday, starting at 11 am and until 3 is a usual day. Although I kno Tina sometimes gets held up later, the cages should be up when you get there. PetSmart have kindly said they will do this for us and also take them down on Sunday when finished. Counselor brings cats out from cat room and puts them on display in cages at the front of the store. Also brings out signs, paperwork and donation box to the front.
We have had a long and happy relationship with Joe the General Manager who unfortunately is leaving this Saturday. However, I know the new manager James and he is also very nice and we should get on well with him.
The paperwork will be covered during training and this job really is an on the job learning experience.
Please let us know if interested. Thank you