Success Stories

Garfield and Odie
Garfield and Odie - April 2015


Garfield came up to our room during the night and hung around upstairs for a while. Even though they still hang out here, they don't run when we come into the room. Odie just let me pet him.


Molly - March 2015

Hi Miss Sandy!

My mommy and daddy came and got me on September 13th, 2013. It has taken awhile for them to learn but have finally gotten them trained the way I want them. Hope you will remember Mr. Boots. He is doing well and his mommy is very good to him as well. He got his new home shortly after I did. Just wanted to send you a updated picture so you can see how well I'm doing. Hope you have a good year! Sending love to all my old friends!


Autumn - March 2015


Autumn and I cuddle a lot. And then she goes and plays. I'm astounded at how much she loves the toys I got her! It's funny because she always acts like she's not playing whenever you walk in the room, unless you've been sitting in the living room for a while, or give her cat nip. She's just so special to me, and I'm ecstatic to have her in my life.

Melissa S.

Joey - March 2015


Just an update on how Joey is doing... amazingly perfect fit for our family. Such a sweet "kitten" and he and our other cat Riley are attached at the hip! Thank you for the fantastic work you do every day!

Joy and Mike A.

Sparky aka Bowie
Sparky aka Bowie - March 2015

Hi Tracie and PAL,

Sparky has adapted beautifully. He’s getting used to both of us and now no longer goes to hide when we come in the room. He is very inquisitive. He’s taken to sleeping at night next to Deb for a few hours before he feels the need to patrol the room, find something of interest, knock it over, and walk across the bed to wake us up... but he’s a doll. We’ve brought in Wu a few times, and Sparky could care less about another cat, but Wu will take some time to get used to him as she’s still a hissy little girl. We are going to put our gate up in the hallway this weekend so they can start to see each other albeit separated, and they’ve already had a few sessions of “who’s paw is that on the other side of the closed door”.

Thank a million!

Eddie and Deb S.

Cook fka Marcus
Cook fka Marcus - February 2015


Here's a picture of Cook. I'm very attached to him and I think he's really happy here. Thanks again!

Brendan K.

Arnold - February 2015


Arnold is doing just fine. He has adjusted very well to his new home and is getting along with my other cat. Arnold is a very sweet cat, I am glad I got him.



Basil and Rosemary - February 2015

Hi PAL and Becker,

It’s almost 3 months since we brought Basil and Rosalie (formerly “Rosemary”) home. Basil is outgoing, very active—and huge! He loves his “crazy post” (scratching post) and hunting crumpled pieces of paper. Rosalie is sweet and a bit prim. Rosalie isn’t as outgoing, “in your face” as her brother Basil, but can be just as rambunctious. The sibs love to race up and down the three flights of stairs in our house. Our 2 adults cats seem to find Basil and Rosalie a good show. Both kitties are smart (they went to college, right?), personable, and affectionate. Thank you for bringing them into our lives! Best,

Diane and Ken Mammone

Gabby - January 2015


On Jan. 10, it will be 6 years since I brought Gabby home. She is a great cat who rules the house and my heart. She has her favorite window, where she watches for me to come home from work. She has her favorite toys that she plays with like she is still a kitten. During the summer she loves to lay out on the 2nd floor porch and talk to the squirrels and the birds. She does not like to have her picture taken, but I managed to sneak one. I am grateful to you and your organization for rescuing that sick young cat that someone had just thrown away, who now makes my life so full.

Jean P.

Zappa - January 2015


Happy Gotcha Day Zappa! Two years ago today, Zappa moved in to rule the house and govern the humans and dogs.....thank you for allowing us to adopt him!

Karen P.

Gabriella's Boys
Gabriella's Boys - December 2014


I adopted two kittens (Gabriella’s boys) from you last year at about this time. Just wanted to send you an update to say they are two of the most affectionate, friendly cats I have ever owned. They are great with kids too !! They crawl right up into our arms and snuggle with everyone in the house. As you can see in the pic, they still love to hang out with each other too. Just wanted to say thanks again and have a great Holiday!


Nita fka Gidget - November 2014

Hi Sandy,

Gidget's new name is Nita, pronounced neeta. She is a total LOVE. Thank you. Have a great thanksgiving.

Tina and Louie

Finley and Teddy
Finley (fka Pharrel) and Teddy - November 2014

The new baby is Finley. He is a very, very happy little boy! Teddy and Finley became friends quite quickly. We really think that Teddy was depressed and bored after we lost Smokey. Once Teddy figured out that he had a new buddy to play with he has really perked up. He has definately taken on the role of Big Brother and loves to show Finley how to do things. Teddy does say that Finley has way too much energy and sometimes has to remind him to back off during naptime. I think the pics represent well how happy he is. Of course, it makes us very happy too. I have a smile on my face right now! Thanks for all the work you do.

Florence, Brian, Teddy and Finley

Jacques and Patachou
Jacques (Chuckie Cheeks) and Patachou (Abby) - October 23, 2014

Hi Sandy,

Today is the 5-year anniversary of picking up this "super nice fella" as your flyer described him, and yesterday was the third anniversary of Patachou joining us. They are healthy and we all are happy! I'm attaching three pictures--aren't they the best?! He is my knight in shining armor and she is my little golden princess. Thank you for all that you do.

Love, Catherine

Michaela and Leonardo
Michaela and Leonardo (aka Bella and Shadow) - September 2014


Here's a picture of the kitties. We're loving them so much! They're little love bugs and super hyper!! We called them Bella and Shadow. Shadow was a little timid and nervous when we first brought him home, now he's opened way up and adventurous. Bella chases anything that moves!! Take care,


Sammy - August 2014

Hi Sandy,

I just wanted to give you a quick update on Sammy since he has been in his new home for just over a week now. He is doing great! He came right in and made himself at home in no time at all. He has claimed all the window ledges, the arm of the couch and the end of the bed as his favorite spots and he has no problem speaking up as soon as he empties his food dish. He is a serious eater! He is a great cat with quite the personality, it is really nice to have him around. Thanks for all that you do!


Aviva and Chris
Aviva and Chris - July 2014

Nellie (Aviva) and Leo (Chris) are doing fabulously. They are such great cats, with great temperaments and complete polar opposite personalities.

Nellie is still very curious, but she is far more laid-back and calm than her very energetic brother. She is our hunter, and has caught 2 mice that have attempted to invade our home.

Leo is full of spunk, he is a trouble maker, but he is also our cuddler so you can't help but forgive all his mischief!

Jessica H.

Diamond - July 2014

Diamond now Lana is doing great in her new home. Was scared and hiding on top of the microwave or under the bed at first but by evening she was already hanging out on my lap and climbing on the cat tree. Her first night in her new home.

Joe W.

Leroy - June 2014

Leroy is enjoying his new home. He especially likes when we are on the back porch and he watches the birds to his hearts content.

Sarah S.

Wilma aka Cinderella - June 2014

Hi Sandy Wanted to send you some pictures now that Wilma has completely settled in...our two year old has insisted on calling her Cinderella, which she doesn't seem to mind...she has made a great addition to the family...she's great with the kids, has no fear of our dog, and is making fast friends with our older cat Tedy. Tedy is like a young cat again, playing with and chasing little Cinderella! The two now make a great team whether it's chasing each other or stalking us until we get them their wet food :-)

I am so happy that you were once again able to provide us with the perfect addition to our family...Cinderella is sitting on my feet as we speak! Thanks again!

Meghan and family

Norman - May 2014

I discovered something recently that had me quite amused. At night before bed, Norman will take a piece of my blanket from my bed into his mouth and then proceed to march and kneed around in circles while continuing to keep the blanket in his mouth. It really is funny and he's now done that a couple of nights. He has become such a wonderful companion and follows me around the house. He reminds me a lot of my last kitty that I had to put to sleep. Really cuddly and loving with lots of head butts. I took him to the vet for a check up about a month ago and he'll be having an echo in June. His health is good and he continues on his meds. Here's another pic of the 2 "boys" watching the birds in the back yard.


Chester - May 2014

Chester wanted to say hi to Sandy! We both miss you...hope all is well.

Ashley S.

Ellie - April 2014

Just wanted to let you know Ellie is loving her new home. She follows me everywhere and has so much energy when it comes to playtime. She always puts a smile on my face! Thanks again,


Cheeto and Daisy
Cheeto and Daisy - February 2014

Dear Sandy,

As you can see, Daisy (aka Olivia) the Tortie, loves her big brother Cheeto. They are 2 peas in a pod. We adopted Cheeto from Pals along with his sister Rosie about 2 years ago. Sadly, Rosie passed away last year and left Cheeto very lonely. So we contacted PALS and adopted Daisy! She is the most loving cat we ever had and she loves her brother especially. They chase each other and play and sleep together. Thank you PALS for all you do!

The DeBoers

Dundee and Kasey
Dundee and Kasey - February 2014

Dear Sandy,

Still inseparable! Kasey is usually the pillow! They are 9 now. We've had a few health issues this past year, but they are doing well. Kasey is getting a bit chubby - she weighs more than he does now - but my vet says that's normal as they age. Dundee has bad teeth - he's had 5-6 pulled and lost a couple more. They both still have flareups from the feline herpes. Mostly, tho, they give us tons of love and affection. They still demand hugs and laps, follow me around getting underfoot, and 'talk' a lot! Hope all is going well,


Molly - January 2014

Dear Sandy,

Just to let you know I have decided to like my new mommy and daddy. It has taken me a little while (3 1/2 months) to train then to do the things I want. As you can see in the pictures I have taken my daddy's pillow he used when he had cancer. He no longer need it so now it is mine. Mommy has learned when she comes home from work the first thing she has to do is set in her rocker and love me for a few minutes. I hope all my friends have been as lucky as me I love my new home. Sending love to all my friends as well as you Sandy. Oh! Thank you for loving me until my new family found me.

Love from Molly (and Mommy and Daddy)

Esme After

Esme Before
Esme - January 2014


These are before and after pictures of Esme - isn't she gorgeous? I'm sure that all of you appreciate getting updates on how your rescues are doing. She is the picture of health. She is really loving and friendly. She sleeps with us every night. Lately I had trouble sleeping and she gets up with me and follows me where ever I am and then comes back to bed with me. She sleeps right next to me. She even sits on the desk when I am working on my computer. She loves Patrick too but she is clearly my cat and bonded to me.

She is the most unusual cat - she sleeps on her back all the time and when she grooms herself and even when she sleeps sometimes, she props herself up on her hind legs - it is a riot - it's like she has no bones and she is like Raggedy Ann. No matter how many times I see her do this, I laugh. Hope all is well with you.


Chara and Theo
Chara and Theo - December 2013

Well I finally got around to sending a picture of the boys. They are getting so big. Chara is a fatty and eats all the time... and even tries to eat the dog’s food (poor Smokey). Theo is still a hellion, gets into every thing, wrecks everything, opens doors, and is very smart. Both guys are very loving and they love each other. They have separate towers to sleep in.. but they like to sleep together. How cute are they! Have a Blessed Christmas.


Hallie - December 2013

Thank you,Sandy, for saving our little girl. She puts a smile on my face every day!

Stacy S.
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