Adopted! Salem and Sabrina

two black cats
Salem and Sabrina!

They proved irresistible to their rescuer who decided to formally adopt the girls! That’s also known as a “foster failure”, but there’s no failure when animals find a loving forever home.

Their rescuer, Tarra Baranski, spends nearly each weekend trapping stray and feral cats and getting them to spay/neuter clinics for care. Cats are usually returned to the place they were trapped after spay/neuter and veterinary care, but if a foster home can be found friendly cats will not be returned, instead will be fostered for socializing and put up for adoption. Tarra has done this many times before, and at first she didn’t think these two were candidates but something told her otherwise.

“I caught them and took them to [the Animal Rescue League] for TNR. I didn’t think they were friendly but something told me to keep them and try so I had them in a cage for a week,” she explained. “I moved them to my bathroom and sat in there hours everyday working with them.” She began to let them out in the in the house when she was home.

The girls act as if they’d always lived indoors. “They love other cats, and are INSANELY playful. They can be picked up but try to push off you and want down which isn’t uncommon with cats. They can be petted and purr and put their tails up. When out in the whole house they are a bit elusive and just want to do their own thing,” Tarra said. “They are nice to my fiance’s 9 year old son, but really they just want to play all day!”

Thank you, Tarra, for taking a chance on these two. Thanks also for trapping and spaying and neutering all the cats in your neighborhood left behind by a deceased neighbor, and helping others trap their stray and feral cats for clinics. I guess these two are your reward!

two black cats
Salem and Sabrina say hello!

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Buy a shirt and help some stray and feral cats!

Jessica Litzinger, who helps rescue and rehome stray and feral cats under the name Beautiful Feral Felines is raising money to build a fence for her feral cats. She also has an enclosure for her Felv+ boys that needs repairs.

She has been kind enough to take several feral cats who needed to be removed from a dangerous situation near a restaurant for Pittsburgh Feral Cat Movement, thereby saving their lives.

She wants to sell 50 tees at $20.00 each. Buy one if you can!


Can’t adopt? Foster! Can’t foster? Donate or volunteer.

There are so many ways you can help cats who need homes and care. You may not have room to adopt another cat, but can foster a cat or kitten for a few weeks. If not that, you can volunteer at a shelter or with a rescue, or donate. You do this because you love your cat, and by doing so you help all cats. No matter which of these actions you take, you help to save a life, and make life better for all cats.

  • Adopt one of the cats I’ve posted here, or from any shelter or rescue near you, or from Petfinder, to open up a space for another cat to be rescued and fostered.
  • Offer to foster cats or kittens for a shelter or rescue near you.
  • Volunteer at a shelter or rescue.
  • Find a group of volunteers who work with homeless cats and help them with their efforts.
  • Donate to a shelter or rescue near you.

If you can foster kittens or adults cats to help prepare them for a forever home, please run to your nearest shelter and find a cat who needs you! Anyone can help with this effort at any level, even if all you do is donate to a shelter or rescue so they can help to pay for the food or medications needed for their foster, or the spay/neuter/veterinary care during a clinic.

Need to know more? Read Fostering for Your Shelter and Fostering Saves Lives


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