Welcome To Our
Shown here are needy animals currently residing in our Indianapolis
rescue facility and awaiting their
forever homes. They've had regular vet care, eat only the best
veterinary-quality foods and drink purified water. We have a great
facility for them, but it's nothing like the sense of belonging they'd
get from living in a real home. We and our part-time caretakers
are only in the facility in the morning and evening, so these deserving
cats don't get nearly the degree of human interaction they'd prefer.
Please consider adopting one of these needy animals.
an adoption application by fax or e-mail, please e-mail
or call 317-356-6733.
This awesome picture is
of a mom and her 4 offspring we rescued from a marina near the
reservoir we live by. The picture was shot when we first
brought the cats home and before they loosened up...a bit.
They're still not lapcats by any means, but they aren't clinging to
each other like they used to, and they'll come around for brushing
and petting. They might not "show" as well as we'd like, but
they're nice kitties who would warm up in a real home. All are
healthy. There are 4 girls (Abby, Carmen, Daphne and Eileen)
and one boy (Benny). Could you adopt one or two...or the whole
bunch? They love being around each other...obviously.
is an insulin-dependent diabetic, large fellow who would do best as an only
pet or with one of our other (submissive) cats he is familiar with.
(His good buddy is Zorra, shown below.) He enjoys lapsitting and definitely never turns down an
opportunity to be brushed. He was found alongside a busy road and
was friendly from the get-go. He had a home for a short time, but
the husband got jealous of all the time JimBob was spending with the wife,
so JimBob's back with us. He wants & deserves a good home again.
This is Harley, a very
large, long-haired male who came to us after being thrown out of an
alcoholic's rented apartment when the alcoholic's two boa
constrictors opted not to eat Harley. Honest. He was
living outside and was in sorry condition. A good grooming and
some vet care, including neutering, put him back into tip-top shape
and he's ready for his forever home. Harley is unbelievably
friendly, loves human interaction and is currently so large he gets
stuck in the pet door going out the the screened porch. He
gets along well with other cats.
(shown when she was a kitten, and
3-6-04) is a tortoise-shell kitty who was found eating out of a dumpster.
Sally can be quite timid until she gets to know you---and perhaps even then!---and would do well in
without small children or other pets. Sally loves to be brushed. If you have a quiet home and a big heart and are in
the market to help a needy kitty, Sally might just
be perfect for you. See another, more recent, pic of Sally
Sally often "flops around like a
fish" while getting brushed.
This is Phoebe (top) and
Zoe (bottom), a two-sister team we rescued. They're never far
from each other and would do well in a home together. They
will sometimes beat up on submissive cats, so they'd likely not do
well being introduced to a home where there are existing pets.
They love petting and brushing and are healthy girls.
This is Marco. As
you see in the picture, one of his pupils is larger than the other.
This is because he has a brain abnormality. In fact, one vet
told us Marco would never be right and should be euthanized.
Glad we didn't; Marco has turned out to be very happy, healthy
otherwise and well adapted. He loves other cats and, even
though he can barely see, gets around quite well in our rescue
facility. Marco deserves a real home, though, and urges you to
Blackie and Tiger's story is an interesting one.
In December, 2003, Blackie & Tiger were brought to the I-CAN Feline
Spay/Neuter Clinic by their mom, 81-year-old Katherine Louise Stapp. Their
surgeries went fine, they tested negative for FIV/FeLV and they were
vaccinated. Mrs. Stapp didn't drive, so she had to take a cab to and from
the clinic. She didn't have pet carriers, so we loaned her two of
ours. She was spry, well-groomed, well-dressed and carried herself with an
air of quiet sophistication.
On Tuesday, March 2, 2004, we received a call
from Mrs. Stapp's attorney notifying us that she had committed suicide and had
left a note asking him to contact us to see if we would take care of her cats. We were
stunned, to say the least.
So, off to Mrs. Stapp's
we went to collect Mrs. Stapp's cats. When we went to the
home, it was in quite a state of filth, so we couldn't find Blackie or
Tiger among all the rubbish. We set a humane trap with some food in it and we waited.
It took a couple days, but finally Blackie was humanely
trapped. His brother, Tiger, took a few more days and never did get
trapped. I had to go to the home a couple times to try to find him and
when I finally did, he turned into a "flying cat" and nearly took my
head off. The capture
didn't take long, but I was almost wearing Tiger on my forehead after he leaped
at me from the shelf in a closet.
Blackie was quite timid after he was trapped
and while he was at the spay/neuter clinic, where he again tested negative for
FIV and Feline Leukemia. Once we got him home, though, he warmed up nicely
over the course of three days. Now he comes to us most times we call him and he
loves to be petted and brushed.
He had a couple injured patches above his
eyes that bloodwork showed to be from hemobartonella (the bacterium that causes
cat scratch fever). They patches weren't bad and they healed up after a
course of antibiotics. Blackie had a couple hernias, which we had our
I've slept on an air mattress with these boys
and they seemed to enjoy the company. Blackie is quicker to socialize with
you on the mattress than Tiger is, but Tiger seems to trust Blackie's instincts
and will follow Blackie's lead (even though Tiger's older and larger than
Blackie). Tiger's much more trusting of humans when they're lying down or
sitting on the floor
than when they're walking toward him, so in an adoption visit he might not
"show" as well as you might like (this may be an understatement, but
he's quite worthy of your affection). As with so many other timid
cats we've rescued over the years, though, we believe these two guys will only
get more and more comfortable around people as time goes on. Naturally,
they'd likely not do well in a raucous home with small children or
The boys are really bonded to each other, so we'd love to
see them go to a lifelong home together, especially given what they went
through with Mrs. Stapp.
The cats shown to the
left are, top to bottom, Minnie and Mickey. They, and their buddy
Jake (now deceased) belonged to
my father, who passed away unexpectedly on February 2, 2007.
Minnie is Mickey's mom and has
only one eye.
Minnie is friendlier
than Mickey, but even Mickey loves to be petted, brushed and held...once in
awhile, at least. Due to her size, Mickey requires clean-up help.
They've had regular vet
care, including worming and, in the case of Mickey, shaving to get rid of
her matted fur and let her skin heal from the flea bites she had.
These poor kitties are
really missing their dad (my dad) and we'd love to find them a real home
where they can spend more time with humans. They're living in our
rescue facility with our other rescued cats, but it's sure not at all like
when they lived with their dad and were able to spend so much time with
If you have room in your
home and your heart for these special kitties, please contact us.
They deserve your strongest
consideration, given all they've been through.