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COVID19 Displaces Cats

The COVID19 pandemic has affected us all. It is heartening to see how so many have stepped up and made changes to protect the health and safety of our communities. One change we had to make was to temporarily suspend our in-store cat adoption program. This allows us to comply with the governor’s mandate to stay at home, and allows our cat care volunteers to stay home as well. The cats have been moved to temporary foster homes, and are safe, but need permanent homes now more than ever.  Below are pictures and descriptions of the cats and kittens displaced by the stay-at-home order. Fostering or adopting at this critical time would help them, and us, more than ever.  

 

Melody is a female Pastel Calico/Siamese with beautiful blue eyes. She is very loving with people, selective about cats–some she loves, others not so much. 

 

 

 

 

Sir Buddy is a short-haired tabby and white male. He showed up at the home of one of our volunteers and stole her heart. She took him in but could not keep him, so here he is. This noble boy is extremely loving and friendly, and longs for human companionship.

 

 

 

 

Tommy is a short-haired orange male Tabby (90% of orange cats are male). There is something about these orange toms–people who have had them before just swear by their intelligence and charm. Tommy upholds that reputation, getting along well with the other cats and displaying great affection towards people.

 

 

Merlot is a gorgeous Calico, and like all Calicos, is female. Calicos are try-colored with black or gray, white, and orange or tan. Merlot is mostly white, with multicolor markings on her face and back. She is very friendly, and would make a wonderful family cat.

 

 

 

 

Mabel is a young female Tabby. She is an exceedingly sweet and loving kitten, and would make a great addition to any loving family. We don’t know, in this picture, if she was asleep, or just does not like having her picture taken.

 

 

 

 

 

Judy is a short haired gray and white Tabby with an overall elegant appearance. She likes people. She is not particularly interested in other cats, but she will be polite with them once acquainted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Callie is a medium-haired Calico/Tabby (also known as a Torbie) with beautiful markings. She is stunning, and apparently someone told her so, because her personality is totally diva. She does not like other (lesser) cats, but would shine on her own. We do not recommend her for a home with small children.

 

 

 

 

Bart is a short-haired brown male tabby. He is amiable and easy to love, but may need to wait for his new home as he is almost due for a booster shot. The logistics could be challenging during this pandemic.

 

 

Apollo is a wonderful short-haired Classic American Tabby. He gets along well with other cats, and is very affectionate with his caregivers. You can’t go wrong with the classics!

 

 

 

We at Pet Assistance sincerely hope everyone reading this is staying safe and healthy, and has enjoyed viewing our showcase of exceptional adoptables. Each of these kitties has been spayed or neutered, tested for leukemia and feline aids, vaccinated, microchipped, checked for parasites and treated as needed. All of these services are included in the adoption fee of $125, reduced if you adopt more than one. If one of them “spoke to you” and you are interested in opening your heart and your home, please contact us, and we will endeavor to create a safe adoption experience.

For quickest response to adoption questions during these unusual times please call: (562) 673-2845, or email waragon1@verizon.net and request an application.

 

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Assemblymember O’Donnell Introduces Life-Saving Legislation Curtailing Puppy and Kitten Mills

 

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) introduced AB 485, which will help put an end to the inhumane puppy and kitten mills responsible for unhealthy animals and animal overpopulation. The bill’s introduction coincides with Responsible Pet Owner Month, and promotes responsible pet purchases by prohibiting local pet stores in California from selling dogs, cats and rabbits obtained through substandard commercial breeding facilities.

“Inhumane breeding facilities are mass-producing animals for sale to the public, even as overcrowded shelters euthanize millions of dogs and cats each year,” said Assemblymember O’Donnell. “AB 485 celebrates responsible pet ownership by supporting access to rescues and pet adoptions.”

The bill’s sponsor, Social Compassion In Legislation (SCIL), is a leading California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to finding solutions for the welfare, protection, and rights of animals. SCIL was instrumental in the successful passage of a similar local ordinance, which the City of Los Angeles enacted in 2012.

“With the introduction of this new bill, thousands of shelter and rescued animals will have a chance of finding their forever homes by getting out of the shelters and into store fronts,” said Judie Mancuso, President of Social Compassion in Legislation. “As California taxpayers, we spend over a quarter of a billion dollars annually to house and kill animals. We need to implement solutions and not settle for status quo for one more year.”

The bill now awaits referral to its first policy committee.
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Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell represents the 70th Assembly District which includes Long Beach, Signal Hill,
San Pedro and Catalina Island.

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