Meet Giget!

Gidget was rescued in Kern County from a kill shelter. She and her three kittens were brought back to the Nine Lives Foundation in Redwood City. She nursed her kittens, and when they were weaned, she began to foster four abandoned kittens when they were only 5-days old. She has since finished weaning her foster kittens and is ready to find her forever home.
Gidget is a cow cat (meaning she has Holstein cow-like black spots on her white coat), and has already been spayed. She is sweet, pretty, graceful, gentle, and weighs 9 pounds. She is mellow, loves to be picked up, and melts in your arms when you carry her. She enjoys talking and will welcome you home the moment you walk through the door. She will make a great companion for your single cat of any age.
Gidget’s personality is unique. She’s docile enough to be around children and won’t run away when they approach to pet her; she doesn’t use her claws when playing with people (never scratches people—she’s amazingly careful about not using her claws!); and she doesn’t scratch the furniture, only her scratching post. She won’t hide when guests arrive; instead she will find a spot in the room where everyone has gathered and quietly observe the conversation. When you lift her to your lap, she won’t sit for long, but will be happy sitting above you on your easy chair so she can be near you. Gidget would do well as an indoor/outdoor cat, with most of her time spent indoors. She loves exploring closely around the home, won’t dart away when approached, and will meow at the door when ready to come in for a nap or human attention. She has been “walked” daily around her foster owner’s condo complex; she even runs when the pace is picked up. Having a second cat in the home will give Gidget the playful companion she needs at 4:30 AM when she happily talks and runs around the play area with her favorite toy.

Thor a.k.a Phoenix a.k.a "the cat who wouldn't die"

Thor aka Phoenix or "the cat who wouldn't die" is a handsome adult boy who came to us from the Los Banos Animal Shelter on August 1st. Thor's time had run out in the Los Banos Shelter. No rescues had stepped forward and he had been sent to the euthanasia room where he was to be humanely PTS. Following standard procedures Thor was given an injection of Ketamine to sedate him prior to his Euthanasia. After several minutes it became clear that the Ketamine had no apparent effect. Two more doses of Ketamine later, after they'd given him enough to be a lethal dosage of Ketamine, Thor spiked a fever of 107°F but he didn't die, nor did he become even slightly sedated. At this point the shelter staff, at a loss as to how to put him to sleep humanely, sent him to the rescue coordinator to find an alternate solution for getting him out of the shelter.

That's when Dr. Thompson was called and the Nine Live Foundation rescued Thor. Our staff and volunteers here at the Nine Lives Foundation have fallen irrevocably in love with this sweet boy, but none of us can seem to agree on the right name for him. Is he like the Phoenix who rose from the ashes or is he like the mighty Thor, immortal? We suggest that you adopt him and come up with a perfect name of your very own.

Written by: LH