Our Feline Residents - Not Available for Adoption

Bandit: On 25 March 2022, we welcomed 17-year-old Bandit into the Leashes End family!  Poor Bandit’s had a rocky few months!  His caregiver was hospitalized last summer with late-stage cancer.  Bandit & his littermate bounced around a couple of homes, ultimately ending up spending a few months at the county shelter where Bandit’s sibling passed away.  When Bandit’s caregiver returned home from the hospital in February, the shelter returned Bandit to her.  But a few days later, SHE passed away (RIP)!  A Good Samaritan vet tech had been stopping by to feed Bandit for over a month, but Bandit’s time in his deceased owner’s home was running out.  If this tragic tale has a silver lining, it’s that Bandit is doing well here at Leashes End.  He’s adjusting quickly to his new digs, eating well, and winning hearts.  Bandit has stage 3/4 kidney disease but will live out his life here in as much comfort as we can provide.

Christiano: 15-year-old Christiano joined the Leashes End family on 29 March 2022 as a complete surprise! Christiano’s caregiver had to move out of her home in a real hurry. Plus, she has a medical condition that will require her focus for a while. So she asked us to please care for Christians. Adding to the sadness of losing his home, Christiano’s bonded littermate passed away a week before he arrived. But Christiano has proven amazingly resilient!  He wasted no time exploring the house and settling in. He’s comfortable with dogs and cats and moonlights in my bedroom at night.  He’s amazing to look at and even more amazing to pet.  Sadly, Christiano has cancer as well as hyperthyroidism.  While we can treat the latter, there’s not much we can do for the carcinoma … except give Christiano an awesome lot of love.

Cloudy: 21-year-old Cloudy joined the Leashes End family in October 2021 when her previous owner could no longer care for her. Cloudy fit right in and made herself at home in no time.  She has a great appetite and is a treat connoisseur. She’s carved out the bed (appointed with pillows and cat caves) as her turf. Also, she sits outside our resident staffer Matt’s door in the middle of the night and serenades him until he comes out to give her attention.

 

Girly: When the MCAS shelter asked if I could take in senior kitty Girly in 2019, we had no idea the she was a celebrity! 22-year-old Girly (along with Kizzy and Pootie) is one of three seniors dubbed the “Golden Girls,” who needed OUT of the shelter ASAP. So we opened up a special room for them!  We were completely overwhelmed by how many volunteers and fosters at MCAS loved and cared for these senior girls and who now are eagerly following their lives here. Girly weighs all of four pounds but has a giant personality. She is very assertive when it comes to cuddles and attention. She loves to be rubbed and purrs like a muscle car! She also eats like a horse and we have no idea where she’s putting it all!  

Holly: On May 20, 2021 Mike Bodley and Julie Riker drove down from Pennsylvania with Simon and Holly, the pair of bonded 18-year-old cats … along with toys, food, supplies, love and a huge surprise donation that brought me to tears.  Charles and Helga Bodley (may they Rest In Peace) Holly and Simon in 2003 tfrom Molly’s Place Animal Rescue. They lovingly cared for these two cats like their own children. When Charles, an Army veteran and animal lover, passed away in 2019, his family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Molly’s Place, Simon and Holly’s alma mater. The cats lived on with Helga until she passed away on March 5, 2021. They stayed by her side as she lay in bed and kept her company right to the end. Now 19 years old, Holly is very shy.  She prefers caves to trees and is highly selective in the company she keeps. But she is sweet and has a phenomenal appetite.  

  

JinJin:  JinJin is an 9-year-old male, bob-tailed orange tabby. He was found in the pouring rain with a jaw that had been malformed at birth and hung open. Although the condition was not operable it was manageable. Today, he’s still unable to close his mouth all the way, but his jaw no longer hangs open.  JinJin is a voracious hunter of mice, which he likes to present to Kelley as tribute! He also loves to be held and cuddled by his human companions. In addition to purring, he wags his bobbed tail like a dog when content. JinJin is a social animal and he loves to interact with the dogs, humans, visitors, and any other creature that wanders onto or near the property.

Kiva: Kiva is a 21-year-old female who came to Leashes End in November 2016. Kiva was in pretty rough shape when she arrived.  Blind in one eye due to a detached retina, her long silky fur was so severely matted, she had to be shaved, revealing a massive necrotic tumor on her back! We had the tumor surgically removed in 2016 and her bad eye removed in 2018, much to Kiva’s relief! Sadly, Kiva’s remaining eye had to be removed due to glaucoma later that year, rendering her completely blind. Kiva lives downstairs with Kelley, where she enjoys a cozy room all her own. She is a darling of all our volunteers and a huge fan of WETA Classical Radio!

Kizzy: When the MCAS shelter asked if I could take in senior kitty Kizzy in 2019, we had no idea the she was a celebrity! 20-year-old Kizzy (along with Girly and Pootie) is one of three seniors dubbed the “Golden Girls,” who needed OUT of the shelter. So we opened up a special room for them!  We were overwhelmed by how many volunteers and fosters at MCAS loved and cared for these senior girls and who now are eagerly following their lives here. Kizzy loves to eat and relax;  she’s gotten kind of fat and looks like a pumpkin! When not entertaining company, she can be found snuggled up in a fuzzy blanket in a closet corner she’s claimed as her own.

Lady Valentine: is a healthy, 12-year-old calico. She came with Grandpa Kitty (who has since passed away) as a package deal and boy are we glad she did! This is quite possibly the sweetest kitty EVAH! She is a total snuggle-bunny-purrring-love-machine. She also likes to accompany us on outings when we walk the dogs as long as she’s not too busy holding down the couch for us. A bit of an Epicurean, Lady V. has to sample ALL the food bowls each morning before the other cats may partake.

Matza Ball: When 12-year-old Matza Ball joined Leashes End (with her littermate Motzi) in March 2013, she was just plain Matza! But over the years, our sweetest of all kitties, has demonstrated a penchant for marathon noshing! Not that you could tell: Um, does this sofa make me look fat? No shocker that our vet recently prescribed laser play exercise as a means to help Matza Ball recover the svelte kitty we all know is still somewhere inside her! In addition to food, Matza loves relaxing. Matza has turned relaxation into an art form! While she does enjoy walking around the grounds with the pack, she never strays far from the house … well, not without whining the whole way!

Motzi: 12-year old Motzi (and her littermate Matza Ball) joined our family in March 2013. A disabled veteran surrendered both to us when his third companion-cat had kittens, a burden too great for him to handle. Motzi absolutely loves to roam the great outdoors where she gets especially dirty! But she also enjoys coming inside to relax and like her sister never misses a meal! Uh, yeah!  These girls could definitely stand to shed a few pounds!

Pootie: When the MCAS shelter asked if we could take in senior kitty Pootie in 2019, we had no idea the she was a celebrity! 19-year-old Pootie (along with Girly and Kizzy) is one of three seniors dubbed the “Golden Girls,” who needed OUT of the shelter. So we opened up a special room for them!  Pootie had not been doing well at the Shelter and we suspected she might be a hospice case. Nothing could be farther from the truth!  She loves to explore and we could barely contain her in sanctuary past day 2. Pootie loves to climb on cat trees, hide in closets and other nooks, and socialize. She is unperturbed by a bedroom full of dogs and other cats and cuddles close to Risa in the wee hours of the morning. You’d never guess she was a senior at all! 

TigerLily: 6-year-old TigerLily is the feline equivalent of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups off the impulse-buy rack at the supermarket. In December 2015, Asher took one of our seniors to the vet and came home with a kitten! Someone had left a whole litter of kittens at the vet’s door during the night and lonely TigerLily was the only one not to be adopted. So naturally, Asher brought her home! Tiger lives with Kelley but enjoys playing outside and walking with the pack.