Category: Animal Rescue

Brew’s Daily Meow: Venus

Black Cat Venus digital art by BZTAT
“Black Cat Venus” digital art by BZTAT

Venus and her twin furball Dahlia are two kitties that passed my way recently. They have an amazing story!

As you may know, black kitties are harder to place in homes than any other color of cat. Fur some stupid reason, humans have superstitions about black cats, so they tend to pass over them when looking fur a new pet.

Venus and Dahlia are two kits whose numbers were just about up at the Broward Animal Control in Pompano, FL. EEK! If they didn’t find a home soon, they were gonna be facin’ that E-word that means that they’d go to sleep and never wake up.

My good furriend Dorian from Your Daily Cute snapped into action to save these 2 sweet girls.  She posted about it on her blog and, lo and behold, she found them a home! Only problem was, the home was in Cleveland, OH.

OHIO you say? That’s over 1200 miles away!

Undaunted, Dorian set up a transport relay plan, and catgone it, we got those girls to Cleveland! As you know, yours truly lives in Ohio, and my human BZTAT helped out. She brought them from Charleston, WV to here in Canton, Where they met their new mom Michele.

BZTAT kept them locked in the office the night that they stayed with us, so I did not get to know them too well. We did do some meowin’ and sniffin’ through the door. They seemed to enjoy our Scratchkabin. (More about that amazin’ product in a future post.)


Dahlia was a bit shy, I hear, but her new mom says she is becoming less timid and both are enjoyin’ their new home.

Dorian is helpin’ other kittehs from Broward County find homes all over the country. if you’d like to help a kitteh that might be coming through your area,  please fill out this form  so that she has yer information about where you live and how far you’d be willing to travel to help with a transport.

Follow Your Daily Cute’s Facebook page to find out what kitteh’s might need help, and to see the CUTEST critter videos and other schtuffs.

VCA Offers Free Boarding for Pets Affected by Texas Wildfires

So many of us have been concerned that pets in the path of the Texas wildfires have no place to go. I got this in my email today from Katie Hunckler of VCA Animal Hospitals and I wanted to share it:

I wanted to reach out on behalf of VCA Animal Hospitals and share the below and attached information in the event that you’re interested in sharing it with your readers.

To help those affected by the Texas wildfires, select VCA Animal Hospitals in the state of Texas (in and around both Austin and Houston) are offering free boarding for companion animals.

Austin-area hospitals:

VCA Ben White Animal Hospital

VCA Northwest Hills Animal Hospital

VCA Tanglewood Animal Hospital

Houston-area hospitals:

VCA Tomball Veterinary Hospital

VCA Woodlands Animal Hospital

VCA Spring Animal Hospital

VCA Ashford Animal Hospital

Thanks so much fur the info Katie! Hopefully some pets and pet owners will be able to sleep safely with assurance through this crisis!

Just Meowin’,

The Brew

Lazy Lumps and Parking Lot Kitties

My human BZTAT called me a lazy lump the other day.

She posted this photo of Who (front left), Slick (front right), Noah (back right) and me (back left) on her Facebook page as evidence. The NERVE of her!  I mean really! Isn’t sleeping all day a cat’s job???

OK, I do confess that I have been a bit lazy about my blogging lately, but, ya know, sleeping is hard work. I hafta rest after all the training I have been doin’ with Noah.

Speaking of which, Noah continues to lose a little bit of weight each week, slowly but surely. He is now at 18.4 lbs.

Looking at this photo, you might think Who looks a bit portly too, but his belly is more floof than it is belly. We still can’t feel Noah’s ribs. He’s all belly.

And Slick? Well she looks all too comfy here. I need to disrupt THAT somehow.

Oh, yeah, there’s a new kid on our block too. Okey.

Okey is a cat who lives in the parking lot behind our building. There’s another building back there called the Okey Law Firm, and Okey has a nice fenced in yard there.

He roams the streets in downtown Canton, and BZTAT has seen him as far as 8 blocks away. There is a lotta traffic in our area, so that is not a real good thing.

BZTAT just discovered his lair last night. She gave him some french fries, which he gobbled up from her hand, but he didn’t hang around to get friendly. She tried to catch him and it freaked him out. He’s keepin’ his distance fur now.

She gave him some of our Nulo food and he really nommed on it big time.

We don’t want the Nulo folks to think we are gonna take advantage of their graciousness and feed the whole neighborhood, but we hope they don’t mind if we share a bit with Okey to help put some meat on his bones.

Okey's Lair
Okey's Lair

Poor Okey is as scrawny as a cat can be. He has the opposite problem that Noah has.

BZTAT is gonna leave a small bit of food where he stays each day to see if we can get him healthy enough to become a pet fur someone.

We are also gonna set up a donation fund fur him so that we can get him to see a VET to make sure he is all OK inside. I’ll let ya know more about that.

We are gonna try to Be the Change fur Okey.

UPDATE: You can read about the fund to help Okey here if you would like to donate. Thx!

Disclosure: Nulo has generously provided free product and other benefits in exchange for our participation in the Nu Campaign to fight pet obesity. We are happy to be a part of this awareness campaign, however, all of the opinions about the product are mine and not dictated in any way by the company.

Just Meowin’.

The Brew