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Jagger asked, “When is she coming back?” Little did Jagger know, his elderly owner had passed away. Still he waited under the home he lived most of his life until new owners moved into the house. A neighbor knew Jagger’s story, told the new owners and the new owners decided to bring Jagger to the ACF.
Jagger is about 5-6 years old and we are desperately seeking a foster home for him. He was tested positive for FIV and he not thriving well in the facility. Though he is a total love bug he is not interested in food or water. We feel that if he is in a home setting he will start to eat and drink well. We are looking for someone who is cat savvy and who has a quiet home to help ease Jagger into the healing process.
FIV+ cats can live for many years if they’re kept indoors, given lots of love, and with the help of inexpensive medicine. They are not marked for death if you’re able to take initiative action by giving them a home and giving them a chance to live a life as a normal cat. The only way cats can get FIV is either from a deep wound bite from an already infected cat or from the vaccine itself. In the case of Jagger, we will never truly know.
Jagger is very loving once you uncover him from his blanket, the moment you touch him, he will purr up a storm. He loves to snuggle in the crook of your arm as he rolls for a belly rub.
Though the future is uncertain for Jagger, we are hoping that when he gets a foster home, he will thrive and be the best companion that he can be. Is there room in your heart and your home to foster Jagger?
Being at the facility has affected him emotionally and he has been overeating because of the stress of the new environment he has had to get used to- Mace now weighs 20 pounds.
We are desperately looking for a foster home for Mace to help him with his diet and to also help with the portion control of his food. This loving cat really needs your help. At 9 years young, Mace has plenty of living left to do.
Meet Barbara Pontes – Our Newest Board Member
As reported by board president Karen Dwinell:
At our meeting last Tuesday, September 11th, the board nominated Barbara Pontes as our newest board member. She very graciously accepted. Barbara started as a dog walker (I did too!). She is a member of the dog adoption team and has computer and IT skills that will help keep Louise and I out of trouble.
Each month we will feature a member to find out more about their story and involvement with PAWS.
How did you initially get involved with PAWS?
What is your favorite ting about working with PAWS?
My favorite thing is to witness the transformation of the animals that come into the center to when they’re ready for adoption. It’s lovely.
What is the most rewarding experience you have had and what made it so?When my husband and I spent time in Thailand filming the Akha Hill Tribe. They grow some of the finest coffee in the world. It’s a beautiful area high in the mountains above Chang Rai and the videos we were able to put together for them helped to tell their amazing story of struggle and success.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I’d love to go to Dubai. Many of my friends have been there and talk about what a wonderful place it has become. Plus it’s a great stepping stone to many other wonderful parts of the world.
What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done?
I think it would have to be jet skiing in the Amazon region of Brazil. The river is so incredibly wide with a strong current and because of the rise/fall of the water levels whole islands are submersed with only tops of trees showing.
Social media has made a huge impact on the world, but it has made an even bigger impact on getting our shelter animals adopted. With our website, Facebook, Twitter and our local news stations and newspapers, we have been able to get the word out about our loving adoptables throughout all of San Diego County. Writing blogs and posting pictures put our adoptables in the spotlight and it has been really successful with getting them adopted or even fostered.
Recently we have been able to have some of our adoptables on TV with our local news stations and when we put the word out on Facebook and Twitter, they get adopted before they are able to make their debut. We are so grateful for this because it shows that we are getting some feedback on our pages and websites and that people are interested in adopting, donating, and volunteering for PAWS. The future is networking and we have a lot to be thankful for in this day and age of the internet, we have been able to find wonderful loving homes for our adoptables!
If you’re interested in adopting or volunteering, visit our website or stop by the ACF located at 1395 First Street in Coronado with hours of operation between 9 am to 4 pm.
I had the opportunity to walk the lovely Lina yesterday. It was a sunny, warm Sunday afternoon and the Ferry Landing was hopping. Bikes, skateboards, strollers, trolleys, cars and tourists: Lina took it all in, but didn’t miss a stride. This is one poised girl.
Lina is a three year old female Black Shepherd mix, very beautiful. I took her down Orange Avenue so the folks enjoying some outside dining could admire her. As we strolled by, I heard more than one “ooh” and “aah.” And since she was wearing the “adopt me” cape, of course I heard “AWW.”
For some quiet time, we turned down a residential street. Lina definitely likes to investigate interesting smells, but came with me amiably whenever it was time to move on. She also sat and stayed whenever I gave those commands.
My favorite part of the walk began about halfway through. That is when Lina started looking back at me every couple minutes with her gorgeous light eyes. She is so sweet and is going to make some lucky family very happy.
You can meet Lina and other dogs and cats available for adoption at the Coronado Animal Care Facility (ACF) on 1395 First Street. Hours of operation are 9am – 4pm, every day but major holidays. To see and read about other animals needing homes, please view our websites: pawsofcoronado.org and petfinder.com. All our animals are spayed/neutered, microchipped and current on their immunizations prior to their adoption.
The Coronado Animal Care Facility has limited space to house the PAWS of Coronado senior cats for adoption. Because of this, several of these cats have been moved from the cat community rooms and are now living in cages. These living conditions are making the cats stressed and depressed – both of which can lead to health issues. Living in shelters can be difficult for any cat, but it is particularly hard on older cats who have been abandoned or relinquished by their humans or orphaned due to the death of their human companion. They have been separated from the only loving home they have ever had for many years and it is both confusing and depressing for them. We are pleading with people to come forward and offer these cats a temporary foster home to give them a much needed break from living in the shelter. Although the tender loving care of the staff and volunteers helps, a loving home would be a true blessing for these cats who have so much love to offer.
PAWS of Coronado will continue to promote these animals to find them their forever homes. If you have the room in your heart and home to foster one or more of these very special cats, please contact Corinne at firstname.lastname@example.org