The Bond Boys
We recently received a call from a long-time STAF supporter that had fallen on hard times. He was unable to keep his cats due to a financial and medical situation that had contributed to the loss of his home. He found homes for a number of his cats but was looking for a safe haven for 4 of them that he was unable to place. It’s clear these courageous cats were loved and well cared for by this courageous man. We decided on Bond names to give them strength and confidence through this next phase of their lives. They are still a little fearful but we’re sure with time, and a lot of spoiling by our amazing volunteers, the bond boys will be ready to meet all of their adoring fans.
Meet Brosnon (the handsome black cat pictured at the top left) and Craig (the adorable tabby pictured at the top right). Connery is the sweetie pie pictured on the bottom left and Moore is our shy (and still a little nervous) boy shown bottom right.
Meet Emma an incredibly sweet girl that has experienced a lot in her young life. This little girl was rescued by an amazing woman in Loveland that does trap/neuter/release and has assisted over 120 cats in her area this past year alone. Emma was dumped in her yard with a broken leg and is missing many of her teeth as a result of malnutrition. We will have her broken leg set as soon as she has her kittens. Yes, we determined soon after her arrival that she is pregnant. Calling all volunteers – come in and meet Emma, she looks exactly like our old friend Bud. So much so that Mick has nicknamed her Bud-Lite!
Say hello to Dennis a cat that truly has 9 lives. We got a call about a cat that was ‘dead’ found in a box in a barn. It turns out Dennis was very much alive but in need of medical care, he is missing most of his teeth and is partially blind, and is FIV+. He could use a little TLC but has a bit of an attitude right now! Be careful not to get too close as he understandably has some issues with trust. He likes to scare you with a ‘hiss and run’ if you approach him in his room but we know he’s grateful to be here and we’re grateful to have him!
Meet Mr. Wright who came to STAF from a small home-based rescue in Columbus. He is FIV+ and was on our waiting list until a spot opened up in our sanctuary area. He is a very sweet boy who was clearly loved by the woman that rescued him and is now loved by everyone who meets him! We refer to all STAF black cats at Ebony Sleeks (our own special breed!) and affectionately refer to Mr. Wright as an Ebony Fuzz – due to the fuzzy texture of his fur. Come in and give this adorable boy a hug – he is a love bug!
Toby was a “donation” left in our lobby. He’s a little different than the normal food, litter or product donations that are often left in our lobby, but certainly more precious than any of those things! Recently a dog volunteer answered the door and a woman wanted to talk to Mick about the possibility of STAF taking a cat. The volunteer went to get Mick and when they went back to the front door the woman had fled the scene and Toby was sitting in a chair patiently waiting. No carrier and not a concern in the world! He is sweet and handsome and as you can see, he still doesn’t have a concern in the world – except he’s still waiting to meet you!
Meet Danny. STAF rescued this good ol’ boy from a rural shelter where he originally was taken as a stray. When he arrived at STAF, Danny had one of the worst heartworm infections our vet had ever seen, but he made it through treatment and is ready for his forever home! Danny is a good-looking fellow who enjoys a good chin scratching and being brushed. He’s generally one of the calmer dogs at the shelter, but when he comes in from the yard for dinner time, he gets so excited that he literally jumps into the air – all four legs off the ground (picture a bucking bronco). It doesn’t matter how many times you see it, it never gets old. He’s hoping someone will get as excited about him as he does about food – so, come see if Danny is your man!
Meet Spencer Funk. Yes, you read that right, Spencer Funk. (Spencer, Spence, Studmuffin for short). This beautiful brindle boy was found wandering as a stray with a little Maltese sidekick, who has since been adopted. He knows ‘Sit,’ ‘Down’ and ‘Give paw,’ but is still working on his leash manners, as he tends to pull and is very strong. He recently started going to doggy daycare and passed his evaluation with flying colors! He’s a dapper gentleman who loves human affection and knows how to get it – he has the ‘Aren’t I cute? Pet me’ face down to a science. Come see if Spencer can get his heart-melting expressions to work on you!
Meet Remy. It’s clear this petite girl has been neglected and was surrendered to us by her owner. She was a skeletal 6 pounds when she arrived, but she eats like a horse and gained 2 pounds within her first eight days with us! She was a bit nervous when she first arrived, but now is a total love bug. She adores being held and despite her tiny size, will fight her way to the front of the pack for a pat on the head. She gets along with other dogs, but true to her min-pin heritage, tends to be a little sassy. Remy has plenty of personality – come see if she’s a match for yours!