Shelly and Timmy

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Want a perfect pair?  Look no further.  Shelly and Timmy are a ten month old sister/brother duo who  love to be cuddled.  They are both lap cats, and they love people of all ages.  Their  mom and siblings passed away when they were two days old and they were raised by a human mom, so they are very loving with people.  They cannot be separated and must be adopted together.

Trix and Treats

 


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Trix and Treats are a  young brother sister Siamese mix combo who were found by a Dogs & Cats volunteer  at an abandoned health facility in another state.  Twix (the boy) has become  social but his sister (Treats) is still shy and dependent on him, For this reason, they have to be adopted together.  The get along perfectly with other felines and like to be petted when they get to know you.  They prefer a quiet adult home so treat yourself to a forever pair.

 

Peter and Piper

 

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Update: Peter and Piper have been adopted.

We now have kittens for adoption at the main shelter only. Say hello to Peter and Piper. A pair of eight week old kittens.

We will no longer have kittens or puppies under four months of age at PetSmart.

More kittens and puppies coming soon!

Charlie and Oscar

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Charlie and Oscar are handsome five year old twin brothers who lost the home they had lived in all of their lives.  Charlie is a polydactyl (Hemingway). They are very sweet and it would be great if they could go home together They have lived with birds bunnies and boxers.

Zoe, Nike, Spartacus

Zoe, the mother, is still available for adoption and patiently awaiting her forever home, too.

Update: Great news! Nike and Spartacus have been adopted by very loving families. Zoe the mother is still available and patiently waiting for her forever home too.

Three very special cats are looking for special homes

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Zoe arrived at the shelter only days away from delivering a litter of six kittens.  Sadly, all but two passed away shortly after they were born.  Nike, a black and white boy was normal, but his brother, Spartacus, was born with contracted tendons in his front legs.  His legs were bent inward and he walked on his elbows.

At four weeks, he was too small for surgery, and  veterinarians predicted that as he grew, he would become too heavy to walk on his weakened front legs. They suggested that euthanasia would eventually be the only choice for him.

Fortunately, his foster mom researched his condition online and tried a treatment that had been successful in some cases.  She warmed his legs with a heating pad, massaged them, and put them in lightweight cardboard splints held in place with bandages. She performed the treatments several times a day for weeks.  Miraculously, the treatments began to work.  Spartacus began to walk normally, and now, plays with Nike and Zoe like a normal kitten.

Nike and Spartacus are now six months old, and it is time for the boys and Zoe to find forever homes.  Of course it would be wonderful if they could be adopted together, but it is more important that each of these special cats find a home-whether together or separately-where they can be loved and cared for.

See the YouTube video showing how Spartacus learned to walk  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6A1y7iaEWA

To read more about Spartacus, visit his Facebook  site at  https://www.facebook.com/thekittenspartacus

Zoe, Nike, and Spartacus can be seen by appointment at their foster home.  Please e mail  Andrea at memphis1252@aol.com or Martina at martina.engdahl@gmail.com to meet these special kitties.

 

2013 Holiday Events

We have some upcoming events for December you do not want to miss. Mark those calendars!

The 2013 Christmas House  presented by JW Salveson and Jerome Sangalli will run from December 12th through December 18th benefiting Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. Over fifty decorated trees and 35,000 lights. From 6pm to 10pm each night and  Santa Clause will there each night.

Located at 273 SW Starflower Ave, Port Saint Lucie, 34984. Information at 954-816-4094Christmas house 2013

December 15th at the shelter, Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. will have Pictures with Santa. Bring your pets, bring your kids. Get pictures with Santa. Pictures with Santa will run from 11am to 4pm. The shelter is located at 4600 Selvitz Road, Ft. Pierce, Florida 34981

There is will be a bake sale, (Treats for kids and pets!) Holiday picture frames, Raffles, prizes, Ornaments, Holiday decorations and much more. This has historically been a great time for pets and kids. Want to laugh and get into the holiday spirit? This event is for you. Tell your friends, tell your family. Come out and join us for a great time!santa 10 18

Chloe and Mozart

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Chloe (the dilute tortioseshell calico) and Mozart (the orange tabby) are two housemates who need a home together. Chloe is six and Mozart is eleven year old.  They sit together and sleep together all the time, and they even groom each other. They would be very unhappy if they were apart.  Please take them home together.

Shaggy Day Fundraiser

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Mark your calendars September 29th, 2013. Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc is having a fundraiser at the shelter on Selvitz Road.

  • Live Entertainment
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Food
  • Local Vendors
  • Prizes / Raffles
  • Dog and Cat Stroll

Located at the Animal Shelter, 4600 Selvitz Road, Ft. Pierce, Florida. 11am-5pm. Come out to support your local no-kill animal shelter and share in the festivities.

Operation Zero Spay and Neuter Program

DId you know Dogs and Cats Forever, Inc. has a low cost spay and neuter option? Its called the Operation Zero Spay and Neuter Program.

Help control the population of unwanted pets by spaying and neutering your animals. Call or stop by the shelter during business hours and buy a voucher to control the pet population.

Sponsored by Dogs and Cats Forever with the help and assistance of some great local veterinarians you can get your dog or cat spayed or neutered at a greatly reduced rate. Tens of thousands of unwanted dog and cats are destroyed each year in south Florida. Help break the cycle and get your pet spayed or neutered. At these reduced prices there is no excuse. opzero1

Iams and Eukanuba Pet Food Recall

August 14, 2013 – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. NoSalmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

This issue is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes listed below. This affects roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total annual production. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States. These products were made during a 10 day window at a single manufacturing site. P&G’s routine testing determined that some products made during this timeframe have the potential for Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.

P&G is retrieving these products as a precautionary measure. Consumers who purchased a product listed below should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST), or via website at www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com. Media Contact: Jason Taylor 513-622-1111.

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Cat food products are listed at the FDA link provided below.

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm365154.htm