Washington Cat Shelter Destroyed By Landslide
Seven Cats Need New Homes
December 2015 was one of the wettest months on record for our bit of paradise in the Pacific Northwest and it wasn’t kind to many. There was flooding, landslides, tornados and evacuations to name a few of the calamities. One family that fell victim to Mother Nature was Mike and Alison Day.
The Days had a nice existence. Their home in Kelso was their oasis on 3 acres of land, on a hill with a view, plenty of room for their kids and the Isles of Day Cat Sanctuary that they had on their property. The Days would rescue homeless, abandoned and neglected cats, give them the love and medical attention they needed, then find new homes for the kitties.
Shortly before Christmas while the Day family was sleeping, there was a loud boom. Turns out their entire front yard slid down the hill in a landslide. Their house was barely spared from following down the hill. They were ordered to evacuate and the house and cat shelter were considered a total loss.
They were fortunate to find a rental house owned by Furry Friend volunteer Marci Koski in Vancouver. Marci and her husband were just moving in to their new home and their previous home was available. But moving with two children a dog and nine cats was not an easy endeavor. They built a make-shift pen for the cats, but that will be a temporary fix. Seven of the nine cats will need to find new homes. Furry Friends, which is an all volunteer, no-kill, cat rescue organization in Clark County has stepped in to help the Days find new homes for the kitties.
Via Diane Stevens and Furry Friends Washington
Learn more about the cats at furryfriendswa.org. Contact Furry Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-993-1097 (please leave a message).
To learn more about the Day family and Isles of Day Cat Shelter and/or contribute to a crowdfunding campaign in progress, visit Facebook/islesofdaycatsanctuary or gofundme.com/qceyhdt8.
Survivors...still in need of safe harbor
JASMINE & LITTLE BEAR
This bonded pair must be adopted together. They will do best in a quiet family in which they are the only kitties or where they have just one
or two mellow cat friends. Jasmine is a 4-year old white Calico who is friendly, energetic, and sometimes skittish. She loves to be petted and
chase feather wands. Four-year-old Little Bear is a friendly, gentle and snuggly Tortoiseshell who loves to be petted and held. Both cats are shy & cowardly with other cats or in stressful situations.
This little girl (5 lbs) is a 9-year-old Tiger Calico. She has dominance issues, often picking fights with other cats, though she gets along with dogs. She is very friendly to people, but bites when excited or doesn't want physical touch. Ocelot’s luscious coat requires some grooming.
This guy is super affectionate. An 8-year-old “tripod,” he moves just fine, and can even jump very high. While athletic, he also loves food and to overeat and laze around. Snuggly Tritone will make an endearing friend, and he gets along with dogs.
This guy loves everyone — people, cats & dogs! 10 years old with big, beautiful eyes, Toof loves to be petted but will bite if overexcited. Toof
has a distinctive low-slung, slinky gait due to poor knee development as a kitten.
This 11-year-old Tuxedo is sweet and mellow, cuddly and loving. She will pace her territory when nervous, is unfriendly to cats, but gets along
with dogs. While she loves affection, Bella will sometimes bite to say affection time is OVER.
An extremely friendly girl, Bootsie loves to climb up and sit on your shoulder. A Tiger-striped Calico, this 8-year-old beauty has a huntress,
alpha personality — dominating other cats when in a group. She’s very dog-friendly though, and loves snuggling. Quite a “talker,” Bootsie has