Visit the blog to stay up-to-date on what's happening at Winnie's Wish.
And while you're visiting the blog, scroll down the sidebar. You'll see some of the cats currently available for adoption, but if you keep scrolling down you'll also see all of the kitties who have been adopted and are living in wonderful homes of their own. In some cases, you can click on the picture and read a post about why the families who adopted these Wishers are SO glad they did!
We are also on Facebook by the same name as the blog - daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee)
Please email us if you are interested in adopting a Winnie's Wish cat. Please be aware that Winnie's Wish often takes in the most difficult cases. Some of the Wishers require extra time and patience. But these kitties deserve loving homes, too. And don't let distance be an issue - our wonderful cats have traveled many miles to their forever homes....we'd love to make it happen for you.
Winnie’s Wish is a small, licensed private cat rescue organization. The cost of this work comes out of our own pockets with help from some wonderful friends who stay in touch with us through our blog. The costs are high, and the work is hard, but truly the hardest part of all is finding great homes. We hope you will read about the wonderful felines we have for adoption, and choose one (or more?) to become part of your family. PLEASE take note that we will work with you to get a cat into your home no matter where you live. We’ve placed kitties into homes on both coasts, and lots of places in between (and even in Canada).
After years of taking in dogs and cats, one or two or a litter at a time, we were finally able to build a small cathouse in 2008. That cathouse soon filled up, and because of the generosity of friends and family, we were able to more than double the size of that cathouse in the spring of 2011. Then in 2015, after a big fundraiser, we added our third and final room. We would love to be able to care for hundreds of homeless cats, but we don’t believe in overcrowding. For whatever time these cats stay here with us, we want the living conditions to be comfortable. These are cats and kittens who have had rough starts in life. Once rescued, and brought back to health, they deserve to be properly cared for. Therefore, because we can only house a certain number, being able to save future cats and kittens depends entirely upon our success in placing the current group into loving homes. If you adopt a cat from us, you save TWO cats - the one you adopt, and the one you open a spot for.
There are cats here who are "normal" and will require only the "normal" adjustment period in a new home. But we have far more who need special homes - homes with people who are willing to give lots of patience and love. Most Winnie's Wish cats were strays; some were even members of feral colonies. If you are a person who isn't just looking for a pet, but is willing to open your home and your heart to a cat who might not "give back" right away, then you've definitely come to the right place!
Our organization is called Winnie’s Wish for a very special reason. In August 2010, we found a kitten (or rather she found us). She was in absolutely terrible shape, but we hoped to bring her back to health and give her the kind of life she deserved. She didn’t get that chance. She passed away and left us heartbroken. Her name was Winnie.
Winnie seemed to touch so many hearts. We launched an adoption campaign in Winnie’s name. Winnie wished for a forever home. And the cats in our cathouse (who would have been Winnie’s housemates) also wish for forever homes. The mission here is to get as many of these rescued sweethearts into loving homes as possible. Please help us get these babies placed. We can only take in more needy kitties when homes are found for the ones with us now. And remember - if you adopt a cat from us, it opens a spot for another homeless soul who will be able to live in comfort until his or her own home comes along. Help us keep the revolving door open for the many more out there who need us.
WE WILL WORK WITH YOU TO ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION TO JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE. SO DON'T LET DISTANCE KEEP YOU FROM ADOPTING ONE OF THESE GREAT CATS.
Visit our blog - daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee) http://dogsandcats.typepad.com You can read more about Winnie and how we got started AND you can read the stories of the cats and kittens who are here waiting for their forever homes.
Did you know we have a book? Check it out: http://dogsandcats.typepad.com/blog/2012/04/i-did-it.html Profits from the sale help the cats!!