For a few years I have been looking for a way to volunteer my creative skills to a non-profit organization that rescues abandoned animals. I was lucky enough to meet and work with two amazing ladies, Susan and Laura, at PETITSPAWZ. PETITSPAWZ is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to saving cats throughout the island of Montreal. A foster-based rescue, PETITSPAWZ is run entirely by devoted volunteers. I feel so blessed to have met these kind, hard working ladies and to help find forever homes for some sweet, innocent lives. This is a full compilation of all the cats and kittens I photographed in 2013.
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ROSA – Adopted with her nephew Indy December 2013 (of all my foster kittens I miss her the most still!)
GEORGE – the foster kitten we kept!
ATHENA – Adopted November 2013
TOM KITTEN – Adopted November 2013
TOOTSIE – Adopted December 2013 with her brother Archie
ARCHIE – Adopted December 2013 with his sister Tootsie
Their Mother, MOMMA CAT – Adopted October 2013
After Momma Cat was adopted we took in another litter (born to Momma Cat’s daughter from a previous litter.) The first group of kittens were Uncle and Aunts to this second group we took in. One of them (Buster) passed away before I could get a photo of him and another (Yolandi) was adopted four days after she arrived at my home so I had no photo of her either.
INDY – Nephew of the first group kittens. Adopted in December 2013 with his Auntie Rosa (kitten in the first photo above).
Indy’s sister ZOE – adopted December 2013
GEORGE at 4 months!
PETITSPAWZ took in three kittens that were found in a duffle bag outside of a store. Two of the kittens Annie and Juliette have a condition called Cerebellar Hypoplasia. Cats with CH have underdeveloped cerebellums, the part of the brain which controls balance and coordination. This causes mild to serious coordination problems. These cats may have trouble walking without falling over, have trouble focusing, have head bobbing and walk with a wide gait. They also have no pain, no idea that they are different than other cats and tend to be extremely loving. They have the same lifespan as other cats. The condition does not worsen, in fact with time, it often improves as other parts of the brain compensate. They also learn quickly how to live with their limitations. They are such sweethearts and the photographs helped them get adopted quickly, I was so happy for them!