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It’s kitten season and Purr Partners is preparing for the arrival of numerous little furry baby kittens that will need love, care, food, shots, spay/neutering and of course a loving foster home.
To be held the weekend of May 13 – 14. Saturday we will be at PetSmart Wake Forest and Sunday at PetSmart Six Forks & Strickland. Come and visit the kittens, leave a gift and see who will be showing up at your local PetSmart soon!
🐱🐱 Kittens are curious and crave constant stimulation. A single, bored kitten will often entertain itself by chewing on plants, climbing drapes, climbing furniture, unrolling toilet paper, exploring electrical cords and sockets, etc. This is not to say that kittens who live with other kittens won’t also sometimes do these things, but if they have another kitten to tumble around and play with, it is less likely that they will need to entertain themselves with behaviors like these, which at the least are destructive and at the worst can be very dangerous.
Kittens tend to be very active at night. A single kitten is likely to keep the owner awake with constant jumping, pouncing and other hunting behavior directed at any portion of the owner’s body which moves under the bed linens. With a companion to play with after the owner has gone to bed, this behavior is minimized as the two will occupy each other by finding interesting shadows to chase and games to play until they finally tire and fall asleep too. Kittens want and need interaction with others of their own kind for healthy social development. A kitten learns a lot in the first several months of life from its mother and litter-mates. Separating a kitten from its mother is often a necessity in order for it to be adopted, but taking it away from its litter-mates and isolating it can delay the kitten’s development emotionally, socially and sometimes physically. Kittens that are able to remain with one of their litter-mates or a similarly aged companion, tend to be healthier and happier, and in the long run, better socialized pets than those who are isolated from others of their kind at an early age.
Anyone who has observed kittens knows they want to bite and wrestle with one another–this behavior is normal. You cannot prevent a kitten from doing what comes naturally anymore than you can force a two year old toddler to sit still. Though it is not acceptable for a kitten to bite and wrestle with its human companions, in the absence of having a littermate or companion its own age to play with, this is precisely what a single kitten will want to do. Even if you are willing to allow (and can tolerate) this behavior from your kitten when it is small, by the time the animal matures, you will end up with an adult cat who has developed very bad habits (for example, biting and scratching as “play”). Humans, even loving, caring humans, are not an adequate substitute for a cat in lieu of one of its own kind. Even if the owner is fortunate enough to be home quite a bit, the amount of attention a lone kitten will demand is likely to occupy all of the owner’s waking hours at home. A pair of kittens will definitely still want to interact with the owner, but can keep each other occupied while the owner is doing such necessary tasks as working, paying bills, having telephone conversations, gardening, laundry, etc. Most cats, regardless of their age, are highly sociable and are truly happier living with other cat companions. This in turn makes them better pets, which results in happier owners. Particularly if there is already an older cat in the household, a kitten should not be brought in as a lone companion. As mentioned above, a youngster has boundless energy, wants to play and run constantly, and requires very high amounts of interaction, all of which are likely to overwhelm and irritate an older cat in short order. Likewise, a kitten is apt to be frustrated that its companion does not have the same energy level as itself. At the very least, this can lead to two very unhappy cats. Worse-case scenario, behavior problems such as litter box avoidance or destructive scratching can occur if one or both cats act out their frustrations on their surroundings. Longer-term, it is almost certain that the two will never have a close, bonded relationship, even after the kitten matures, since their experiences with one another from the beginning of the relationship are likely to be negative. An older cat is better matched with someone of his or her own age, who has a similar temperament. Adopting a single kitten or young cat is simply not a good idea. Trying to keep a single kitten occupied, stimulated, safe and happy while also going about the business of everyday life is much more of a challenge than it may seem upon first consideration.
At Purr Partners, our goal is not simply to do large numbers of adoptions, but rather to ensure that the animals adopted from our program are getting a home for life. Recognizing that even when a potential adopter has carefully thought through the decision to make the lifetime commitment of adopting animal, brining a new pet home inevitably creates big changes. Minimizing the factors which are likely to cause stress to an owner, both in the beginning and on an ongoing basis (like being repeatedly pounced on in the middle of the night, or having the brand-new draperies shredded) is therefore the best thing we as volunteers can do to achieve that goal. We understand and accept that someone out there will probably adopt or sell you a single kitten. With that in mind, please think long and hard about forcing a kitten to become an only child. Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she created kittens in litters!
10. Older cats are calmer.
9. Their personalities are well developed and a good match is easier to make.
8. There’s no question as to how big they will get.
7. They are less likely to get into mischief around the house.
6. They need less attention than young kittens, but can still be quite playful.
5. They still make strong bonds with their new families.
4. Many don’t mind if they are left alone while you are at work or school.
3. Cats often live 15 or even 20 years, so an 8 year old cat is only middle-aged and has many years of affection left to give.
2.These wonderful loving kitties deserve a second chance.
And the #1 reason to adopt an adult cat is…kittens aren’t kittens forever!
Adult Cats are even more adoptable with $50 adoption fees during the month of January! See all of our adorable, adoptable adult cats here: http://www.purrpartners.org/adopt/adults/
*Specialty Breeds excluded
Help us make our first 5k a time to remember. All sponsor donations and fees will help us save more lives. We are a 100% all volunteer organization – ALL fundraising dollars go toward medical care and getting our kittens and cats adopted. All of our cats are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on shots, healthy, and ready for adoption. We are focused on rescuing cats from local kill shelters and try to save many of the older cats as well as the kittens.
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Thank you to our sponsors!
Bunn Animal Hospital
The mile will begin a 9:30 followed by the start of the 5K at 10 am. Both races will start and and finish at Joyner Park in Wake Forest – 701 Harris Road for your GPS.
The entry fee for the 5K is $30 up to and including September 24th. Beginning September 25th, the fee is $35 up to and including race day. The fee includes a t-shirt guaranteed to all entered by October 2nd, after that date whey will be offered if available.
The entry fee for the mile, for which no official times will be taken, is $10. Those entering the mile can also order a t-shirt for an additional $15 if entered NLT October 2nd.
Entrants in the 5K have a choice of entering as a competitive or recreational entrant. Here is the difference. The competitive entrant will be receive an official time and be eligible for awards. The recreational entrant will not receive and official time nor be eligible for awards but will be able to see his finish time on a digital clock at the finish.
In the 5K awards will be presented to the top woman overall, to the top male overall and to the top finisher in each of the following age groups (both sexes): 9-under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-over.
Race packets can be picked up and late entrants can register at RUN-N-TRI, located at 11831 Retail Drive in Wake Forest, on Saturday, October 8th, from 12-4 pm OR on race day at Joyner park beginning at 8 am.
NOTE: The Town of Wake Forest does not allow any monetary transactions in Joyner Park. Those wishing to register race day morning will need to do that on line, either at home before they come or on their cell phones at the race.
Also, there will be volunteers at the race accepting cat/kitten items – dry food, canned food, scratching posts, etc…. No cash donations, please. All those bringing donations will be entered in a raffle, and a winner will be drawn during the awards ceremony.
Thank you for supporting Purr Partners!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Purr Partners kitties and to Jen Tymula and her committee for organizing a terrific event!
All money raised goes directly to support the cats and kittens that come into our care with needed veterinary visits – including emergency care, spaying or neutering, shots and medicines. It also helps provide food, litter, beds, toys — anything and everything that makes their lives better. In return you get to drink some fantastic wine or beer from Wine & Beer 101-Wake Forest while bidding on amazing items in our silent auction!
Tickets are $10 – in advance and will be available or at the door! Please RSVP on our Facebook Event page and share with your friends to help us get the word out!
Often shelter cats have suffered in ways that we cannot imagine, your donation will help save more animals from being euthanized at kill shelters in the Central North Carolina area. We are a 100% all volunteer organization, so EVERY penny you donate goes directly to our cats to help them on their road to health, happiness and adoption! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which makes your donation tax deductible!
Why should you consider adopting a teenage kitten? Teen felines are the best of both worlds – they still have the youthful spunk of kittens along with more fully developed personalities. When adopting a teen, you can get a much better idea of whether a cat will grow up to be a lap cat, an independent investigator, a playful cat who will never outgrow toys, and so on. This way you still get the cute baby animal and a much better idea of how you can expect him or her to mature and behave throughout the rest of their adult life of 15 to 20 years.
So go ahead and visit one of the adoption centers at area Petsmart’s (Wake Forest, Six Forks and Strickland or Capital and Millbrook) to find that perfect kitty!
Welcome to our new Purr Partners Website. We are the same Purr Partners; we just gave our site a new look! Our mission is to help homeless felines find loving homes through adoption and placement. Here at Purr Partners, we believe that every cat has value and deserves a loving home. It is through education, advocacy and support that we pursue our goal of no more homeless cats. We can not pursue this goal without your help. Please consider helping us support our cause either by adopting, volunteering or by making a donation. Please contact us with any questions or email firstname.lastname@example.org.