10-year-old Boy Calms Crying Abandoned Kitten and Finds Her a New Cat Mom

A 3-week-old abandoned kitten was rescued from a cat colony. No one was able to calm her cry until a 10-year-old boy put her in his arms and told her everything would be OK.

Little Ariel the kitten was found in a cat colony in California. She was left behind by her feral cat mother and was taken into MeoowzResQ, a rescue group in Orange, California, while waiting to be placed into foster care.

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Cat Superstitions

There have existed superstitions about cats, especially black cats, that evolved from the infamous witch-hunts and executions during the 12th and 13th centuries. It was believed that cats were either witches that transformed themselves into cats in order to attend midnight meetings conducted by the Devil, or they were familiars for witches in order to carry out evil purposes without having to be present at a location.

We’ve all heard these negative kitty superstitions — “a black cat crossing your path is an omen for bad luck” and “cats should not be allowed around babies or they will sit on their chests and steal their breath.” But have you heard these positive superstitions about cats?

  • If you want to ensure good health and prosperity, stroke a black cat and listen to it purr.
  • Placing a cat in an empty cradle will grant a newlywed couple’s wish for children.
  • A cat that has three different colors in its coat will protect you from fever and fire.

Amazingly, many of these superstitions, especially the negative ones about black cats, are still believed today. Many rescues and shelters refuse to adopt out black cats just prior to and during the month of October. Their link to witches and the Devil make Halloween a dangerous time for black cats.

Cats are neither good luck nor bad luck. They are special creations that should be respected and loved, not feared because of ancient superstitious beliefs.

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Amanda’s Art

AmandaA MeoowzResQ volunteer, Amanda Tiaskkun, is not only talented when it comes to helping our kittens get adopted but she also has an incredible talent for painting! She can capture the personality of our furry friends on canvas from photos! Amanda paints abstract landscapes, realistic portraits of animals, and original artwork from her own imagination. Any subject will come to life under her brush! All of Amanda’s paintings are available for purchase and she is happy to apply her talent to commissioned portraits of family pets.

CLICK HERE for more examples of Amanda’s work!

If you’re interested in having your pet’s image immortalized by Amanda, contact her at Amanda.Tiaskkun@outlook.com 

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Val’s Pals Vote

 

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Val’s Pals presented by your Southern California Nissan Dealers is hosting a program started by the Valentine in the Morning Show to help bring awareness to charities right here in the Southern California area. Each Friday they wrap up the week by highlighting a different charity on the show!

MeoowzResQ could be that charity!!!

All Meoowz Friends, please click here and vote for MeoowzResQ. It’s super simple! You enter your name and email address, select MeoowzResQ from the drop down menu and hit SUBMIT!

Vote ONLY once a day but PLEASE vote every day!
Deadline to vote is 10:00am PST on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016.

We could get a nice grant from this!!!!!

Help MeoowzResQ win a $20,000 donation curtesy of the Southern California Nissan Dealers and go vote!

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MeoowzResQ Kitties are Movie Stars

As a kitten rescue, we know how important it is to spay or neuter kittens and cats in order to help keep the feral population down. Kara Guezze has created several YouTube videos to try and spread this message as well as other important issues facing domestic animals. Check out Kara’s latest video starring several MeoowzIE kitties.

What Color is Your Best Friend?

tortieOwning a pet, like a cat, has been shown to reduce stress and blood pressure levels. Bringing a new cat home can be an exciting time, but it’s important to consider the decision carefully. Choosing the right cat for you, your lifestyle, your family, and your environment will help ensure that both you and your cat have a healthy, happy life.

Many people who love cats and are looking to add a feline companion to the home have an idea of color. Maybe it’s a memory of a cat we once had, or maybe it’s what attracts us most.

tuxedoLife happens, and often adopters find that the cat they are really drawn to is an entirely different color. There is a connection, and that connection to a living, breathing being trumps appearances for all but the most superficial among us.

Some adopters have come in for a specific color of kitty and left with one that is totally different than the color they originally wanted. “As a foster, none of my three cats matches my picture of what I would adopt out of a picture book. But I love all three in their inimitable way!” states longtime MeoowzResQ foster Sylvia Jonathan.

russian-bluePay attention to the temperament, not the appearance, of the feline friend you are about to adopt, because you are going to spend a decade or more with him or her. Much like humans, cats should not be judged by their outer beauty alone. While there’s nothing wrong with feeling drawn to an adorable face, make sure you consider more than the cat’s appearance when making your decision.

Look past appearance and “see” with your heart what’s really there. Behind the plain-vanilla exterior of a cat who has been overlooked by many, you may discover a sweet pet with the perfect personality. Those cats are the keepers, no matter what they look like.

 

MeoowzResQ Volunteer is a Cool Kid!

rocios-kittens-scaledOne of our very own volunteers, Rocio Valdez, was nominated as one of ABC7’s Cool Kids! The weekly segment airs on Thursdays at 4:00pm and highlights some amazing kids and their talents, passions, or incredible stories.

Rocio, 17, loves cats and has three of her own. She was asked by MeoowzResQ to foster a few kittens until they were ready to be adopted.

rocios-kittens-2“I was only going to foster two kittens and they were a month old and I was only going to bottle feed them for a month, but then that same day they called me and asked if I could take four more kittens,” Rocio said.

Rocio began fostering at the start of the summer by bottle feeding the kittens every three hours while still maintaining a tight summer schedule, which includes an internship and water polo practice.

“It was busy, but I thought it was really fun,” Rocio said.

In September, Rocio started volunteering at the Santa Ana Adoption Events on Sundays. Her kittens are nearly big enough to be spayed or neutered and they are all anxious to find new homes! She expects to bring her kittens to the Santa Ana Adoption Event held on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Petco in the Bristol Plaza.

Congratulations Rocio!

A Generous Donation

When you buy or sell with Michelle Ellis, Realtor, she makes a donation to a non-profit of the client’s choosing. Danny and Jenny Rettura recently purchased a home and chose MeoowzResQ to receive a very generous $975. Thank you to the Retturas and to Michelle for thinking of the kittens!
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Michelle Ellis, Realtor

I was honored to make a donation today on behalf of my clients and new homeowners Danny and Jenny Rettura. The Retturas chose MeoowzResQ as the recipient of the $975 donation. We had such a great time visiting with the staff and adorable kitties today!

MeoowzResQ is a 100% volunteer ran non-profit that rescues kittens and cats throughout Southern California. The cats come from a variety of situations – whether found wandering the streets, abandoned by their owners, or rescued before being put to sleep. MeoowzResQ takes them in, provides all of the medical treatments for rehabilitation, places them in caring temporary foster homes, and facilitates the adoption of the cats into a loving home.

MeoowzResQ coordinates several adoption events every weekend in Orange and Riverside Counties (locations listed on website). To learn more about how you can support their work, provide a foster home, or adopt a kitten of your own, visit their website at www.meoowzresq.org.

Thank you to MeoowzResQ for all of the work you do!

If you want to partner with a Realtor who will work tirelessly for you and give back to the causes you care about, let’s connect! When you buy or sell with me, a donation is made to the non-profit of your choice. Together, let’s put a little extra heart in your home.

Anaheim Fireworks Program

If you’re looking for fireworks for the 4th of July, shop at TNT Fireworks, present the flyer below, and receive $10 off your purchase of $50 AND 30% of your purchase is donated to MeoowzResQ!

FIireworks Flyer 2016 Download and print the flyer on the left or present the flyer on your phone at one of the TNT Fireworks locations below.
TNT katella map2695 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806
TNT ball map2297 W. Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92804

 

Dr. Heidi Strand from Pro Pet Fix

 

Dr. Heidi Strand is oneDr. Strand of the Veterinarian owners at Pro Pet Fix in Fullerton. She has given her time and expertise to make Orange County a safer place for animals in need. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Before moving to Fullerton she worked for the Oakland SPCA’s high-volume spay/neuter centers as well as Tony LaRussa’s ARF. While in the Bay area, Dr. Strand authored ‘Ask the Pet Vet,’ a column for the Danville Weekly and the East Bay SPCA website. Having worked in the animal welfare field for the majority of her veterinary career, Dr. Strand is committed to ending pet overpopulation and unnecessary euthanasia through spay and neuter programs.

Orange County International Auto Show Fundraiser

Support MeoowzResQ by Participating in our Auto Show Fundraiser

Are you planning to go to the Orange County International Auto Show in October? Go to www.autoshowfundraising.com to purchase your tickets. Select MeoowzResQ as your charity and we receive 100% of the ticket sales.

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The Orange County International Auto Show — the best place to check out the hottest new cars and trucks, exotics, tricked-out rides, classics & more!

Beauty is in the Eye…

A Touching MeoowzResQ Adoption Story

by foster Jan D.

Jacqueline Rodriguez was in the prime of life, enjoying college and working when she A touching MeoowzResQ adoption storynoticed a bump along her right cheek. After several failed attempts at diagnosis, she received the devastating news that there was cancer in one of her salivary glands. She was just 20 at the time. Part of her treatment and recovery involved not being able to close her right eye for an extended period and she had to lubricate it manually. After extensive surgery and 3 months of radiation treatment 5 days a week, Jacqueline made a full recovery from her cancer and is more beautiful and bubbly than ever. She and her fiance Paul Rodriguez were married just last March, 2014.

Merida, a touching MeoowzResQ adoption storyMeoowzResQ’s 4 month old kitten “Merida,” an orange tabby Manx, had a severe eye infection as an infant for which she’s had two surgeries. Still, the eye looks a little funny and she can’t open the affected eye all the way. But this never stops her from being extremely playful, energetic, very cuddly and amazingly cute with her petite little body, short tail with a curl on the end, and little white mittens on her feet. Once you meet her and experience her great personality you can’t help but love her.

When the couple was kitten shopping and saw the photos of “Brave” little Merida with her “special eye” online, they were immediately drawn to her. It was Jacqueline’s right eye that had also been affected when she was ill, and she felt an instant and profound connection with this special little kitty with the funny eye.

When they came to visit Merida and saw how sweet, cuddly and fun she is, they made the decision to make her a part of their fur-ever family and adopted her. They named her Ellie after the spunky little next door neighbor girl from the movie “Up” – which fits her perfectly. This beautiful young couple is now all set to enjoy their new marriage and new fur-baby Ellie; a little kitten with a big personality, who finally got her happily ever after.

Dining to Donate Applebees Fundraiser

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 14, and plan to dine at Applebee’s at one of dining to donate applebees fundraiserfive locations for either lunch or dinner and support our kitties. Applebee’s will donate 15% of your bill to our cause. Dine any time from 11 am to closing. Be sure to print out the flyer for the location you plan to visit. You MUST present the flyer and it has to be for the right location for us to get credit.

Flyers for our Dining to Donate Applebees Fundraiser

Click on the restaurant name to download the flyer for that location.

APPLEBEE’S CORONAthank_you_052
521 N. MCKINLEY
951-371-1995

APPLEBEE’S FOUNTAIN VALLEY
18279 BROOKHURST ST.
714-963-1835

APPLEBEE’S LA HABRA
1238 W. IMPERIAL HWY
562-690-0779

APPLEBEE’S RIVERSIDE
3820 MULBERRY ST.
951-369-7447

APPLEBEE’S SANTA ANA
2800 N MAIN ST.
657-212-6701

If you are unable to participate in this fundraiser but would still like to support our work, just click on the button below to make a donation. Our kitties thank you!

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