Monday, November 30, 2009

STOP the suffering / SAVE the Dolphins

Every year in Demark, specifically the Faroe Islands there is a mass slaughtering of Calderon Dolphins as right of passage to manhood tradition. The slaughtering is done by stabbing / cutting, which leads to their ultimate death from shear pain and loss of blood. Their death is not pretty, quick, and by far not painless. While they surcome to their slow death, they scream and cry, their whales of pain are much similar to that of a newborn baby. Despite the obvious inhuman reality of this, lets not forget to mention these specific dolphins are facing extinction. Dolphins are smart, intelligent, and sensitive creatures who not only trust humans but enjoying interacting and playing with us, not to mention many old sailor tales are of Dolphins even saving them. As a part of manhood tradition, this means that it is teenagers who are doing the heartless slaughtering. Lets STOP the needless suffering, while SAVING a species near extinction.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Reasons to Spay/Neuter and Adopt #1208466

Placements needed: will be Euth Dec. 3rd

10 Finches

3 Doves: 2 Ring neck / 1 white and missing one wing (Placed)

1 Turtle dove (Placed)

2 Budgies (1Placed): The healthy budgie has been placed, but apparently one of them has not been feeling goood for a week now. He was going to be euthanized today, but we are picking him up and taking him to a specialized exotic clinic tonight to get treated asap. Hopefully he pulls through and will be up for adoption after treatment. 

2 Long evans rats, Black/Hooded - Three months (Placed)

Pictures/More Info to come soon.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Toronto Humane Society officials arrested for cruelty to animals

Kate Hammer

Toronto — Globe and Mail Update

Police have arrested the Toronto Humane Society's president, chief veterinarian and three other senior staff members and charged them with animal cruelty, six months after a Globe and Mail investigation revealed widespread troubles at the shelter.

At the same time, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals executed a search warrant at the shelter's River Street facility late Thursday afternoon.

Humane Society president Tim Trow is facing Criminal Code charges of animal cruelty, conspiracy to commit cruelty to animals and obstruction of a peace officer. If convicted, Mr. Trow faces a maximum penalty of $2,000 and six months in jail for the animal cruelty charges, and two years in jail for the obstruction charges.

Head veterinarian Steve Sheridan, shelter manager Gary McCracken, manager Romeo Bernadino and shelter supervisor Andy Bechtel have also been arrested and face animal cruelty charges under the criminal code.

All of the above, as well as the Society's board of directors, are also being charged with five counts of animal cruelty, a provincial offence under the Ontario SPCA Act (as opposed to criminal charges).

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Adoptive/Foster homes needed:

Without foster homes this rescue cannot run, or continue to save animals. Unfortunately with that we are having to turn people down left right and center because of our simple lack of place for the animals. To give an idea of how many requests we get, here is a list of requests from Nov 16th - 23rd. If you think you can help, or know anyone who can, please contact us:

2 Male Dumbo Rats: Brothers from same litter; Dumbo & Bambi. About 5 months old. Have been sneezing, owner unable to give them medication for it because she is too allergic. Therefore she is also unable to keep them because of her allergies, and with the windows now closed it has become unbearable. Need to be fostered / adopted together as they are bonded.
*Cannot be fostered with other rats, rabbits, or small animasl in the house (Not including cats/dogs).

Mother cat: This sweetheart was abandoned, and left to fend for herself on the streets. She obviously had a home at some point in her life because she is clearly trying to make up for all the months of being attention starved. Of course; she had a litter and like always.. all the kittens got placed and now she is left behind. Unlike her kittens that were place, she has not had the chance as a kitten to find a good home, and now as an adult no one is interested in her. She is about 1 years old.

Two kittens born outside: We have been emailed last week to taken in two outdoor kittens that were born under someone balcony. Winter is coming and outdoors is no place to be for a little defenseless kitten (burr!). Sex unknown, color sliver with white belly's, ages 8 weeks. 
- Foster home found.

Three kittens rescued from outside: 7 Kittens rescued in September, all placed but three, now 3-4 months old.

Dog: No information given other than its name being Matis. More information to come soon (hopefully).

Feral cats rescued, now multiplying: One year a mother cat roamed into the woman's garage, she fed her, she had a litter of three kittens, 2 were able to be place. Went to bring her to be spayed, mother was pregnant again, had her second litter; 3 more kittens. Now has 4 cats and three kittens in her garage ( 2 cats = 2 years old, 1 cat = 1.5 year old 1 cat = 1 year old). They are all black.

The Oprah Winfrey Show - Against Puppy Mills

Monday, November 23, 2009

Post Adoption Update: Honey (now Molly)


Honey is enjoying her new life in NY and daily stroller rides in her pink stroller. What a luck spoiled girl! She has come so far when we first got her and a lost little kitten found in the middle of a road. This is one happy tail.

Nemo (now Ron) - All grown up!

Ron (previously Nemo) was rescued from a pet store closing down as a itty bitty baby. He was one of three rescued babies, and one of two survivors. Unfortunately at the pet store they were exposed to rat poisening.. one of them did not survive despite our best efforts and intesive care. (See his baby picture, when we first got him; here)

Sponsor an Animal: Noah the puppy - Update

Noah is doing better and is no longer vomiting. Today was his last day of anti-nausea/vomiting medication (Cerenia). So hopefully tomorrow without the medication he will still not vomit. He is however still not eating, so we are having to force feed him. He is also still having diharrea, but no longer has blood in his stools.He is still on IV antibotics (Cefazolin), and will most likely need a plasma transfusion. We are still not out of the woods yets, but his chance of survival are definately looking up!

Also today we received 150$ donation for Krisitn Miniorgan, and 45$ from Catherine Rose. THANK YOU! His estimated bill is 1000$, if everything goes well. So we are close to 1/4 of the way there!

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Wish List Donations!

We would like to say and huge THANK YOU to Kristin Miniorgan and her family for their generous donation! They went on a shopping spree today for the rescue and bought us a whole bunch of items from our 'Wish List'.. we can not thank them enough! This will make a lot tails wag, especially in light of Christmas coming soon. Lets not forget the homeless shelter pets at this time of the year. Not only did they donate wish list items but they also donated 150$ towards saving Noah the puppy. Oh and if that is not enough their daughters Grace and Sage both chose to donate to the rescue on their birthdays instead of receiving presents! (See Graces video here)

Winner of Bark Busters chooses Eleven Eleven to donate winnings

October 29th 2009; Roe Gabriel's pup Sebastien wins for Quebec's naughtiest dog and chooses us to donate to.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Roe and her naughty pup Sebastien! Roe Gabriel’s lab cross Sebastien was Quebec’s winner of Bark Busters country wide search for Canadas naughtiest dog ( The winnings included Bark Busters donating 500$to the rescue group of her choice. After meeting us amoungst other rescues at CAACQ ‘Pawfect Match’ adoption event in September, Roe loved the rescue and our passionate work. Roe then chose Eleven Eleven Animal Rescue as her chosen non-profit to donate towards when she won the competition months later.

Thank you to Sebastien for winning the competition, Roe Gabriel from choosing us and Bark Busters for giving back to the community and their homeless animals. 

Sunday, November 22, 2009

11-11 on CBC: Gracies Gift

Grace decided to donate towards Frankie's Surgery instead of receving presents on her 7th birthday. Grace explain she wanted to do this because she already has everything she needs. Grace was able to raise 300$ for the rescue at her birthday party and proudly presented it to Frankie herself. Eleven Eleven Animal Rescue was astonished when we first hear the news from her mother. It takes a very special girl to choose to do this, as most kids are just so focused on what they want and not how they can help others. CBC news heard the story and were there with us when Grace met Frankie. Grace is an exceptional girl and we cannot even begin to thank her enough for what she has done. Grace also set an example for her younger sister Sage who has also chosen that she wants to donate to us on her birthday as well. Thank you to Grace for donating and her parents Kristin and Errol for their exceptional support. 

11-11 In The Mirror 12/1109

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New T-Shirts - Place your orders now!

Shirts will be available online for sale very soon. Please send in orders right now if you are interested in any. All profits go towards the rescue. 

Male Sizes: S - XXL

Fmale Sizes: XS - XL

Designed by: Christine Hale

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Letter from a Shelter Manager

"I think our society needs a huge "Wake-up" call. As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all...a view from the inside if you will. 

First off, all of you breeders/sellers should be made to work in the "back" of an animal shelter for just one day. Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would change your mind about breeding and selling to people you don't even know. 

That puppy you just sold will most likely end up in my shelter when it's not a cute little puppy anymore. So how would you feel if you knew that there's about a 90% chance that dog will never walk out of the shelter it is going to be dumped at? Purebred or not! About 50% of all of the dogs that are "owner surrenders" or "strays", that come into my shelter are purebred dogs. 

The most common excuses I hear are; "We are moving and we can't take our dog (or cat)." Really? Where are you moving too that doesn't allow pets? Or they say "The dog got bigger than we thought it would". How big did you think a German Shepherd would get? "We don't have time for her". Really? I work a 10-12 hour day and still have time for my 6 dogs! "She's tearing up our yard". How about making her a part of your family? They always tell me "We just don't want to have to stress about finding a place for her we know she'll get adopted, she's a good dog". 

Odds are your pet won't get adopted & how stressful do you think being in a shelter is? Well, let me tell you, your pet has 72 hours to find a new family from the moment you drop it off. Sometimes a little longer if the shelter isn't full and your dog manages to stay completely healthy. If it sniffles, it dies. Your pet will be confined to a small run/kennel in a room with about 25 other barking or crying animals. It will have to relieve itself where it eats and sleeps. It will be depressed and it will cry constantly for the family that abandoned it. If your pet is lucky, I will have enough volunteers in that day to take him/her for a walk. If I don't, your pet won't get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under the kennel door and the waste sprayed out of its pen with a high-powered hose. If your dog is big, black or any of the "Bully" breeds (pit bull, rottie, mastiff, etc) it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front door. 

Those dogs just don't get adopted. It doesn't matter how 'sweet' or 'well behaved' they are. 

If your dog doesn't get adopted within its 72 hours and the shelter is full, it will be destroyed. If the shelter isn't full and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough breed it may get a stay of execution, but not for long . Most dogs get very kennel protective after about a week and are destroyed for showing aggression. Even the sweetest dogs will turn in this environment. If your pet makes it over all of those hurdles chances are it will get kennel cough or an upper respiratory infection and will be destroyed because shelters just don't have the funds to pay for even a $100 treatment. 

Here's a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being "put-down". 

First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash. They always look like they think they are going for a walk happy, wagging their tails. Until they get to "The Room", every one of them freaks out and puts on the brakes when we get to the door. It must smell like death or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there, it's strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by 1 or 2 vet techs depending on the size and how freaked out they are. Then a euthanasia tech or a vet will start the process. They will find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the "pink stuff". Hopefully your pet doesn't panic from being restrained and jerk. I've seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the resulting blood and been deafened by the yelps and screams. They all don't just "go to sleep", sometimes they spasm for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves. 

When it all ends, your pets corpse will be stacked like firewood in a large freezer in the back with all of the other animals that were killed waiting to be picked up like garbage. What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the dump? Rendered into pet food? You'll never know and it probably won't even cross your mind. It was just an animal and you can always buy another one, right?

I hope that those of you that have read this are bawling your eyes out and can't get the pictures out of your head I deal with everyday on the way home from work. 

I hate my job, I hate that it exists & I hate that it will always be there unless you people make some changes and realize that the lives you are affecting go much farther than the pets you dump at a shelter. 

Between 9 and 11 MILLION animals die every year in shelters and only you can stop it. I do my best to save every life I can but rescues are always full, and there are more animals coming in everyday than there are homes. 


Hate me if you want to. The truth hurts and reality is what it is. I just hope I maybe changed one persons mind about breeding their dog, taking their loving pet to a shelter, or buying a dog. I hope that someone will walk into my shelter and say "I saw this and it made me want to adopt". THAT WOULD MAKE IT WORTH IT"

Written: 2009-11-09
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Meet Noah the puppy: Our new "Sponsor an Animal" face.

Noah a 3.5 month old ‘designer breed’ Shipoo (Shi-Tzu x Poodle) puppy is a sad case of for-profit breeding. Noah came from a backyard breeder. They are like puppy mills, without the rabbit cages (for the most part) but still without any regard to the animal’s life or quality of life. Noah fell sick, was brought to a vet and diagnosed with Parvo Virus. Parvo virus is an aggressive deadly disease that young pups and specific breeds are susceptible to. It is vaccinated against with basic shots to prevent it, which is much cheaper than the 1000$ to treat. Unfortunately because of this (preventable) disease, Noah was facing euthanasia. Thankfully the compassionate veterinarian seeked help and Noah was saved, and now under intensive treatments. He is young, and this disease is very tough to fight off. Noah is a tough little guy and we are positive he will be able to pull through this.

Nov 20th 2009 - Treatments started: Noah has started his intensive treatments to fight the disease. He is on I.V fluids and a cocktail of drugs to suppress his gastro intestinal conditions. As of right now his current condition is very bad; he is having bloody diarrhea, vomiting blood, low white blood cell counts, lethargic, and no appetite. Basically right now he is barley alive. We are hoping he responds quickly to treatments. He may need plasma transfusions if his blood protein and white blood cells levels drop anymore. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Is This Dog Good With Kids?

Is This Dog Good With Kids?

Very few dogs dislike kids. What dogs dislike is being sat on, hit, poked, carried around like a stuffed toy, having their ears and tails pulled, or being otherwise abused. Would you like these things? Probably not. Be aware: Abuse is still abuse, whether the perpetrator means it that way or not. A puppy who is tossed into the air and injured has been abused, whether the tosser is an adult or an unsupervised two year-old. So rather than ask a rescuer, "Is this dog good with kids?", ask yourself the following:

  1.  Have I taught my child that animals are sentient beings with feelings?
  2. Have I taught my child to treat animals with respect?
  3. Is my child old enough to understand that he is capable of hurting an animal? And that an animal who is being hurt is not at fault for defending itself?
  4. Have I arranged to give my pet a safe place in our home where my child may not approach him?
  5. Is my child old enough to recognize a pet as a responsibility, not a toy?
  6. Am I committed to constantly supervising all interaction between my very young child and our pet?

If you answered "Yes" to every question, you're ready to introduce a pet to your family. If the answer to even one question is "No", you need to consider waiting until your child is a more appropriate age.

Source: helpsaveone from MO Pug Rescue

"A Heartless Job" - Please Read

"Yes, I Gas Dogs and Cats for a Living. I'm an Animal Control officer in a very small town in central North Carolina. I'm in my mid thirties, and have been working for the town in different positions since high school. 

There is not much work here, and working for the county provides good pay and benefits for a person like me without a higher education. I'm the person you all write about how horrible I am. 

I'm the one that gasses the dogs and cats and makes them suffer. I'm the one that pulls their dead corpses out smelling of Carbon Monoxide and throws them into green plastic bags. But I'm also the one that hates my job and hates what I have to do. 

First off, all you people out there that judge me, don't. God is judging me, and I know I'm going to Hell. Yes, I'm going to hell. I wont lie, it's despicable, cold, cruel and I feel like a serial killer. I'm not all to blame, if the law would mandate spay and neuter, lots of these dogs and cats wouldn't be here for me to gas. I'm the devil, I know it, but I want you people to see that there is another side to me the devil Gas Chamber man. 

The shelter usually gasses on Friday morning. 

Friday's are the day that most people look forward to, this is the day that I hate, and wish that time will stand still on Thursday night. Thursday night, late, after nobody's around, my friend and I go through a fast food line, and buy 50 dollars worth of cheeseburgers and fries, and chicken. I'm not allowed to feed the dogs on Thursday, for I'm told that they will make a mess in the gas chamber, and why waste the food. 

So, Thursday night, with the lights still closed, I go into the saddest room that anyone can every imagine, and let all the doomed dogs out out their cages. 

I have never been bit, and in all my years doing this, the dogs have never fought over the food. My buddy and I, open each wrapper of cheeseburger and chicken sandwich, and feed them to the skinny, starving dogs. 

They swallow the food so fast, that I don't believe they even taste it. There tails are wagging, and some don't even go for the food, they roll on their backs wanting a scratch on their bellys. They start running, jumping and kissing me and my buddy. They go back to their food, and come back to us. All their eyes are on us with such trust and hope, and their tails wag so fast, that I have come out with black and blues on my thighs.. They devour the food, then it's time for them to devour some love and peace. My buddy and I sit down on the dirty, pee stained concrete floor, and we let the dogs jump on us. They lick us, they put their butts in the air to play, and they play with each other. Some lick each other, but most are glued on me and my buddy. 

I look into the eyes of each dog. I give each dog a name. 

They will not die without a name. 

I give each dog 5 minutes of unconditional love and touch. 

I talk to them, and tell them that I'm so sorry that tomorrow they will die a gruesome, long, torturous death at the hands of me in the gas chamber. 

Some tilt their heads to try to understand. 

I tell them, that they will be in a better place, and I beg them not to hate me. 

I tell them that I know I'm going to hell, but they will all be playing with all the dogs and cats in heaven. 

After about 30 minutes, I take each dog individually, into their feces filled concrete jail cell, and pet them and scratch them under their chins. Some give me their paw, and I just want to die. I just want to die. I close the jail cell on each dog, and ask them to forgive me. As my buddy and I are walking out, we watch as every dog is smiling at us and them don't even move their heads. They will sleep, with a full belly, and a false sense of security. 

As we walk out of the doomed dog room, my buddy and I go to the cat room. 

We take our box, and put the very friendly kittens and pregnant cats in our box. 
The shelter doesn't keep tabs on the cats, like they do the dogs. 

As I hand pick which cats are going to make it out, I feel like I'm playing God, deciding whose going to live and die. 

We take the cats into my truck, and put them on blankets in the back. 

Usually, as soon as we start to drive away, there are purring cats sitting on our necks or rubbing against us. 

My buddy and I take our one way two hour trip to a county that is very wealthy and they use injection to kill animals.

We go to exclusive neighborhoods, and let one or two cats out at a time. 

They don't want to run, they want to stay with us. We shoo them away, which makes me feel sad. 

I tell them that these rich people will adopt them, and if worse comes to worse and they do get put down, they will be put down with a painless needle being cradled by a loving veterinarian. After the last cat is free, we drive back to our town. 

It's about 5 in the morning now, about two hours until I have to gas my best friends. 

I go home, take a shower, take my 4 anti-anxiety pills and drive to work.. I don't eat, I can't eat. It's now time, to put these animals in the gas chamber. I put my ear plugs in, and when I go to the collect the dogs, the dogs are so excited to see me, that they jump up to kiss me and think they are going to play. 

I put them in the rolling cage and take them to the gas chamber. They know. They just know. They can smell the death.. They can smell the fear. They start whimpering, the second I put them in the box. The boss tells me to squeeze in as many as I can to save on gas. He watches. He knows I hate him, he knows I hate my job. I do as I'm told. He watches until all the dogs, and cats (thrown in together) are fighting and screaming. The sounds is very muffled to me because of my ear plugs. He walks out, I turn the gas on, and walk out. 

I walk out as fast as I can. I walk into the bathroom, and I take a pin and draw blood from my hand. Why? The pain and blood takes my brain off of what I just did. 

In 40 minutes, I have to go back and unload the dead animals. I pray that none survived, which happens when I overstuff the chamber. I pull them out with thick gloves, and the smell of carbon monoxide makes me sick. So does the vomit and blood, and all the bowel movements. I pull them out, put them in plastic bags. 

They are in heaven now, I tell myself. I then start cleaning up the mess, the mess, that YOU PEOPLE are creating by not spay or neutering your animals. The mess that YOU PEOPLE are creating by not demanding that a vet come in and do this humanely. You ARE THE TAXPAYERS, DEMAND that this practice STOP! 

So, don't call me the monster, the devil, the gasser, call the politicians, the shelter directors, and the county people the devil. Heck, call the governor, tell him to make it stop. 

As usual, I will take sleeping pills tonight to drown out the screams I heard in the past, before I discovered the ear plugs. I will jump and twitch in my sleep, and I believe I'm starting to hallucinate. 

This is my life. Don't judge me. Believe me, I judge myself enough."

Source: Helpsaveone.

Please Also See Video. Caution, Video is VERY GRAPHIC.

**The murders are the people who let their pets breed, NOT the people who gass or euthanize them**

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bambi & Pebbels


Bambi and Pebbels were rescued October 14th from the population, and although older kittens we are still trying very hard to socialize them. They are still adjusting to us humans but are coming along very well! They just needs to find that special home with a big heart that will pull them out of their shell. With a little patience and some love we know there is are great little kittens waiting to come out and play.

Adoption Event at Lululemon Athletica Nov. 8th

As most of you know we broke grounds Nov. 8th and held the first adoption event at Lululemon Athletica on St. Catherines this past Sunday. It was a huge success! People came and learnt about the rescue while enjoying the company of our kittens, puppies and rabbits. Penguin has a few potential homes, Hook has two potential homes, Zoro the rabbit had a few interested people, and we are VERY happy to say Delilah and Pepper were adopted!

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Kaeleigh Doherty for making contact with us in September, taking interest in the rescue and making this happen! Along with all the other Lulu's of the store who were all a great help and we loved their positive vibe. It is a great store, with great clothes and an amazing staff.

Thank you to the volunteers; Natalie Ross, Leigh Symington and Taylor Dickson, who spent thier day off helping out! Also thank you to everyone who took the time out of their day and came to support us!

If you missed out, don't worry! We hope to throw another adoption day there closer to Christmas!

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Pawfect Match Adoption Day

Pawfect Match Adoption Day
Adoption Event - September 26th 

This event was organized by the CAACQ to help facilitate rescues and potential adopters in finding the perfect match. There was a great turn up and it was extremely successful. Many animals found homes that day or potential homes. Almost all of our dogs were placed through this event. It was a great way to meet adopters and for them to pet potential new family members. 

Big thank you to Johanne Tasse for putting this event together and including Eleven Eleven Animal Rescue. 

If you missed this event, do not worry! Another one will be held in Febuary. 

Click Here to see full album.

Le Repère Uni’s 4th Annual Pet Fest

Le Repère Uni’s 4th Annual Pet Fest
Adoption Event - September 15th 

This event took place at Rosedale - Queen Mary United Church in NDG. All kinds of Organizations were at this event from "Paws Cafe" to Secours Lapins, Animal Adoption Montreal, Pet Boutiques and of course Eleven Eleven Animal Rescue. The highlights of this event were pet blessings by Rev. Neil Whitehouse and the pet parade. Hundereds of people came to the event with their animals and enjoyed partcipiating in a series of contests inculding costume contests. 

Click Here to see full album. 

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bentley Adopted

Bently was dumped in an apartment building at 9 months old as estimated by the veterinarian at the time. The person who originally saved him from the apartment building could no longer keep him. Bentley ended up having major ear mite infestations and eye infections, which we treated. Bentley was able to be place in the end with a friend of the person who originally had to give him up. Bentley and his original owner hope to one day reunite under better circumstances. 

Honey Adopted

Honey was rescued August 14th and adopted October 11th. This little girl was found on a busy road  completely lost and abandoned. She is now enjoying her new life in New York!! How exciting. 

Cricket (Now Sophie) - Adopted

Cricket was rescued August 30th and adopted October 9th. Circket was rescued from a feral cat population and was one of 15 feral kittens. This lucky girl is now in her new home and enjoying her new life being pampered.

Panda - Adopted!

Panda was rescued September 8th and adopted September 25th. He was rescued from a feral cat population, he was one of 15 feral kittens borne to three stray mothers. We worked hard to socialize him and his siblings and continue to try and place them. He came in scared out of his mind of humans, covered in fleas and very skinny. In our care he flourished into a healthy playful kitten. He continues to flourish and come out of his shell in his new home now where he is turning into an affectionate house cat. He has come a long way from where he started on the streets and we are happy to say he is finally in his forever home.