Our final Rescue of the Month for 2012 is Stray Feral Rescue, an all-volunteer, no-kill, pet fostering and adoption organization also providing education, resources, referrals, and advocacy to benefit all animals and the humans who love them. They take in owner-surrenders, strays and feral cats and kittens, placing them in available foster homes until they find their forever homes. Strays are tame, friendly pets who have been abandoned or lost. Ferals are born and raised as if they were a wild species, without human interaction. Feral cats can be socialized to live in your home, but may always be fearful of certain things. Stray Feral Rescue also offers free grooming, pet food and vet care to elderly and low-income pet owners to help them keep their animals happy and healthy.
I spent some time at a foster’s home to photograph her two adoptable cats, Silverbelle and Houdini. Both cats came from a hoarding situation and have taken some time to get used to their foster mom. They cuddle and play with her, but are still fearful of strangers. Poor Houdini spent the entire time on top of the kitchen cupboards, with no intention of letting me photograph him. Silverbelle came around with some of her favorite toys, and we got some lovely images of this beautiful girl. Click here for Silverbelle’s Petfinder listing. Click here for Houdini’s listing… he’s very handsome.
If you’d like to help out this wonderful rescue, or are interested in fostering, (they can always use new foster homes!) check out their website. You can also find Stray Feral Rescue on Facebook.