A safe home for these cats from the Tucson Desert


The first rescue. He is a darling boy. He is in my home.
The namesake and start for the Sanctuary.  After seeing him and all the others at that Trailer Park that was being torn down with their "homes" and food sources taken away (Summer 2013) .   I could not .. not do anything.  They would have been taken by the coyotes or have run into the desert to starve.
Now Happy and Loving.I just whispered in his ear if he wanted to come to a new safe home with me and he gave me such a sweet meow and purrs

Lives in the House zone.

UPDATE September 2016 ... Bad news STOMATITIS Discovered needs surgery

He has been very healthy all these years until a few months ago I noticed a change. He would gag when he ate. Coughing a lot and ran when I came near his mouth. He went to vet last week and Stomatitis was confirmed. There is no other help then to remove the teeth. This is a Auto Immune disease with no real cure. It seems that the system is allergic to plaque on the teeth. No one know what it comes from, but there are theories that it may be multifactoral, ie, Calici Virus, Enviromental, genetic, and so forth.

Rescue; The Trailer Park Colony (Aug 2013)


Starting now with the first kitty rescued from the trailer park. A colony of cats that were fed by an old man. Nobody spayed or neutered any of them .They had been there for about 10 years or more. Many, Many died from Coyotes or sickness.  While I was building the sanctuary I would go visit the cats and bring better food for them.

When I was finished and ready to set traps one day, Angel walks up to me and greets me. He was so friendly, I had never seen him before. Most of the cats would run and hide under he trailer when I pulled up. Seems to me that they really only came out at dusk. He walked with me to the steps of the trailer and up the steps. I bent down and whispered into his ear. He was so loving and not at all afraid. I whispered, "do you want to come home with me little angel"? he actually head butted my arm. I picked him up and put him into the carrier. 

The old man came out and was a bit surprised that I was going home with him .I had a feeling that this man wanted them saved as he had only a few months left before all the trailers were being torn down but also wanted to keep them there as long as possible. Gave him pleasure to feed them.

Well I was not sure if Angel was a boy or girl. The old man thought he was a girl and pregnant. I took him right to the vets and you know the vet could not tell either if he was a boy or girl. He had to sedate him and kept pushing back there until his little wee wee came out. He was already fixed to. So off we go to the sanctuary. I put him in the little Cabin I had built for the Colony and he was kind of spooked , all alone in there. It was very hot in Aug, and I had no A/C in there yet, so the next day I decided to just bring him inside my house. He did really well. All the other cats accepted him right away. 

Well later I hear that someone told the old man that they had lost there tabby cat. So I told the man, Oh his name is Ron, to give them my phone no. and let me know if I have there cat. Well, no one called and I kept asking around there and It seemed that this person did not want there cat back. If you would have seen Angels legs you would know that he was left outside a great deal. Fur all worn off in the back from laying in rocks.  He has been a joy and a delight at the sanctuary

For Ron, I did eventually find him a house up the hill from me to move into. He comes by every so often but has no interest in the cats now. When they see him they run, perhaps memories of there life must be still in them from the struggle of the trailer park.
Angel morning hello !!
Angel at rescue
Me and the sweetie ... Angel
Angel bed time
Angel good morning. Looking a little sleepy. Dec 14