Over 60% of our residents are unplaceable and will never find a home. They have medical problems, behavioral problems, or mental problems that make them very unlikely that they will ever be placed. So we give them a forever home with us. This creates a lot of expenses as you can image. But with the help of our supporters, we can ensure that every pet has a forever home, no matter what problems they may have. We believe every pet deserves a chance at happiness!
With lots of love and lots of patience, Monte’ is now a happy, healthy 25 lb. cat. He has no short term memory so everything is a new experience for little Monte’. He is now our Mascot because he embraces everything we do. We take the pets that other rescues would automatically put down and we give them a chance. But without funding, we will not be able to continue to help pets like little Monte’. So please consider making a donation so that we can continue help pets in need. We cannot do what we do without your help.
Blueberry has nerve damage and slight brain damage. He will be running and forget to stop and crash into a wall. He will be running down the steps and forget to put his front paws out and roll down the last 3 steps. His reactions to everyday situations isn’t always normal or predictable. Due to this, Blueberry will not likely ever find a home, but he is an exuberantly happy cat who is a beloved member of the AOAR family.
Cairo has a pancreatic disorder. His pancreas stopped breaking down his food and even though he was eating, he was starving to death. He quickly went from a 17 lb. cat down to about 3 lbs. He is on special enzymes that helps him break down his food and is a healthy 17 lb. cat again. Being a pet that has to have daily medicine to survive, it is very unlikely that he will ever find a home, so he has a permanent home here with us. Update: Ciaro’s pancreas is working again. He is now a healthy weight. But whatever caused it to stop functioning last time could happen again so we have to watch him closely.
Meet Princess Boobakoo:
Princess Boobakoo has polydactalism which means she has extra toes. Normally this isn’t a big deal, however, in her case, her extra toes where severely deformed and they had to be removed because she had problems walking. She still seems to have phantom pains. She is a very loveable but extremely skiddish cat. Her personality makes it very unlikely that she will ever find a home but she fits in very well right here with us.
She came to us as a kitten over ten years ago. She refused to tame. She was never mean but completely feral. Her skin would crawl if you tried to touch her and she would plaster herself to the back of her kennel every time you came near. After ten years of this, I had no real hope that she would ever tame. Then she got Feline Infectious Anemia from a recent flea outbreak. She was very sick and needed constant monitoring. So we brought her over to the house. She weighs barely 4 lbs so we were really concerned when she started losing weight. One day when we were cleaning her kennel, she got out and we couldn’t catch her. Then 2 days later she ran into our bedroom, jumped up on the bed and announced we could pay homage to the cat. It took ten years for her to decide she liked us. Cases like Beijing are rare. Most other rescues will not keep feral cats. But each time she gives me a full face nuzzle, I know it was worth the wait! Your donations make miracles like this one possible!
Saddie is a happy cat who is extremely playful and likes to attack feet under the blankets. She is very good natured and likes to talk to her food and her toys. However her back leg was dislocated and it sometimes bothers her when the weather changes. She needs special accommodations to get up on furniture. She is so active and playful, you might not even notice that her leg doesn’t sit right. But with your support, she will get the extra care and attention she needs.
Meet Azaire: Azaire came in as a kitten and remained feral. He was quite sociable with the other cats but not with people. I was completely okay with that even though I would always try to pet him if he ever wondered near. In the last year, he had been starting to warm up to me. Allowing me to pet him for several minutes at a time but never allowing me to pick him up. The he had a stroke. He immediately ran to me for help. He is starting to recover but now he is having seizures from time to time. I started him on CBD oil and it seems to be helping. He has become extremely loveable and I think he is very grateful for his chance at life on his terms. Your support ensures cats like Azaire has the medicine he needs and the living environment to adapt to humans at his own pace.
Meet May Ling and Fredona:
Meet Dula: Dula is a Chihuahua, Rat-Terrier mix. She was 5 years old when we got her. She had come from a hoarder house where she was just one of around fifty dogs. She had never been handled. When I got her, all she did was shake. She would freak out if you tried to touch her and she would just about lose her mind when you picked her up. I had to work with her for 4 months before she was okay with me. She wasn’t house broken when I got her so I had managed to get her to the point where she would use puppy pads about half the time. In order to get her used to other people, I started taking her to events with me. This is where she was put thru the gauntlet of kindness. lol Everyone wanted to pet the cute little puppy.At first, her eyes about popped out of her head, but after a while she was okay with all of the attention. However she still doesn’t like little kids that move to fast. (She was never a bite risk or else I would have taken a completely different approach to her rehab.) Now she would probably be considered adoptable if it weren’t for the fact that she has decided that I am “her human”. I’m not allowed out of her eyesight so it would make placing her almost impossible. Besides, I have fallen in love with the little dog and couldn’t image life without her. Upon her arrival, she would have been considered unsalvageable at any other rescue because of her demeaner and age; but because we feel lost causes are the only causes worth fighting for, Dogs like Dula have a renewed chance at life at our rescue. But only with your generous support.
Meet Gretchen: Gretchen is an 11 year old Great Dane, Doberman mix. She was owned by an elderly couple who loved her very much. They had her since she was 8 weeks old. She was very much Daddy’s Dog but then her Daddy passed away. Soon after her Mommy’s health started to dwindle. She was having trouble getting around and was no longer able to take Gretchen outside to potty. Gretchen was using puppy pads. Gretchen’s mommy’s health kept getting worse and then she ended up in a nursing home after having a heart attack on top of need dialysis. No one in the family could take Gretchen and every other rescue turned her down because of her age. She is no longer house broken. She has joint issues. She has mange. She has fungal infections. She is rather clumsy. She has severe separation anxiety. She has open sores on her legs and tail which she will try to bite you if you try to treat them. She must be muzzled in order to bathe and trim her nails. She’s a mess! But she is a sweet dog underneath it all and even though we did not have the room, we took her in since no one else would. Your donations ensure Dogs like Gretchen get the medical treatment that she needs.
Meet Bartak: Bartak is an excessively loveable cat. He is one of our greeters and he loves to clean humans, especially your hair. Many fall in love with him but adoptions don’t tend to go well. As much as he loves humans, he apparently likes it here more. He gets very cross with his new owners after I leave and it results in him being brought back to the rescue. So we have a forever home for him right here. Your donations ensure that cats like Bartak and other cats who can’t seem to find there place in this world have a place to call home.
Meet Lini: Lini is FeLuk Positive. His appetite is insatiable. He is on digestive enzymes, milk thistle and colloidal silver to help maintain weight and organ functions. Most rescues euthanize FeLuk positive cats. I feel they deserve a chance to live until their body decides to quit on them. That could be a month or it could be 8 years but they deserve that chance.
Meet Elaina: Elaina is FIV positive. Most rescue euthanize FIV positive cats but I have found that they can live a long healthy life with the right care. She is extremely friendly and talkative and is potentially up for adoption if we found the right human but if not she has a home here with us. She is currently on grain free food. Your donations ensures cats like Elaina get the proper nutrition so they can stay healthy.
Meet Xerxes: Xerxes has absent seizures brought on my stress. As long as everything is calm, he is a beautiful slightly timid cat. However if he gets freaked out even a little he attacks whatever and whoever is near him. You can actually see his eyes glaze over just before it happens. This has earned him a spot on D-Block. D-Block is for the extremely unpredictable and potentially dangerous cats. Only a select few staff members are allowed to interact with these particular cats. The cats on D-Block will never find a home but I don’t think that is reason enough to end their lives. We are going to start him on CBD Oil since we have had quite a bit of success with it in other cats. Your donations ensure cats like Xerxes get the medicine they need and a warm, safe place to call home.
Meet Percecious: Prececious is the most adorable little tuxedo cat you will ever see! The only problem is that she hates humans and she hates other cats even more. We have tried for years to pet her and just end up bloody for our troubles. Even cleaning her cage is an ordeal since she wants you no where near her. If she sees another cat she goes postal. All attempts to move her to a bigger kennel has ended in bloodshed and a cat on the verge of heart failure. She has her spot and that is where she wants to be. Even though she is one of the meanest cats to ever cross our threshold, I can’t help but love her spunky unrelenting personality. Your support gives cats like percecious a chance at life that they wouldn’t get anywhere else.