Paula Hunsaker
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Elaine Faber commented on Paula Hunsaker's group What's Your Favorite Cat Book?
"Where are all the Cat Book Readers? I love all cat books, poems, mysteries, cozies, even the true stories about cats. As I am writing a Cozy Cat Mystery series, hopefully to be published soon, I'm hoping there are a lot more Cat Book readers.…"
Apr 8, 2013
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"We saw the video of the kittens..thank god that dog was there that helped those poor kittens. That was just so very wrong of what happend to those kittens."
Dec 28, 2012
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Declaw Surgery

"A responsible cat parent will provide plenty of things and places for the kitty to scratch. Declawing is barbaric in my opinion, and should not ever be done."
Dec 23, 2012
Raven Cooper commented on Paula Hunsaker's group What's Your Favorite Cat Book?
"I love the books caled The Magical Cats. They are mysteries that cats help solve. I can't remember the author but they are very good books. I also like these two books titled Dewey & another titled Cloe"
Jun 16, 2012
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Migdalia (Margie) Mendez left a comment for Paula Hunsaker
"Hi Paula, are you okay? I hope so. Been missing you. I hope that you and all your fur-babies are doing well. Take care of yourself. Hope to hear from you soon."
May 27, 2012
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"Left right left right.... This is an adorable action shot and beautiful cat!"
May 6, 2012
Heidi Helene Christensen commented on Paula Hunsaker's group Cat Care Information
"People who use the internet (and love cats and dogs) mostly know not to use Hartz and Sargents BUT there has been no  real proof by  a vet or someone important. I got our local Savemart and Petsmart to remove Hartz but can't get…"
May 4, 2012
Janace Moss commented on Paula Hunsaker's group Cat Care Information
"Don't use Hartz products on your animals or the treats.  It is a harmful product that has been killing our furr-kidds for over 20 years.  "
May 4, 2012
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http://www.feralpawsrescue.com
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I saw this site on Facebook and being a cat lover decided to join. I like sharing photos of my feline friend(s)on Facebook, and this site will give me a chance to share more with other cat true cat people. I love all cat(s) They are all special in their own way. Doesn't matter to me if they are fat or skinny or had any defects they are all special with their own personality's that makes them special. Once you get them to trust in you. They are so full of love. I couldn't think of my life with out my cats being apart of my life. I am so glad I found Cat-Share that has true cat lovers on the site!
Please join me on Facebook in support of my cat rescue friend http://www.facebook.com look up friend request for feral paws rescue
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I do think rescue cats are more appreciative and loving. I love them all fat, skinny, abused, hurt, tame, feral they are all special in their own way. How could anyone look into their eyes and just not love them. A true cat person will love them all no matter if they have defects or just perfect. They all need love and in return they will love you with all they have in return I don't care what anyone says, I think almost all ferals can be tamed. It just takes love, food, and patience lots and lots of patience. I have had inside cats that were born in the house that are more afraid and nervous around people than the ferals I have tamed. I also think that some cats may be like that because they have some kind of vision issues crossed eyes, etc that effects their sight and sudden moves scare them. Over all the years working with feral cat(s) I have found a feral cat to be more loving them a domestic cat. I have found over time that people really don't understand a feral cat(s) if they haven't been around them. They fear the hissing and fighting stand they take towards humans. I have found over the years dealing with feral's when asked why do I like feral cats. I try and explain that I see a feral cat like a homeless person. That once you show them love and trust. They will in return be more grateful then a person or cat that is given every thing in life from birth. It makes me so mad when I hear people say that a feral cat can't be tamed. Over 15 years of dealing with mostly feral's. I have found that statement to be so untrue. I have had going through my rescue group thousands of feral's. That have been tamed and placed into loving homes. Just like in the shelters that are kill shelters they are so fast to put a feral down. Just because they don't want to take the time to work with them and tame them. I am totally against putting down a perfectly healthy animal! In life its not allowed to kill someone because they aren't perfect or that they are out of control. But they are fast to put down a feral cat. I try to keep in contact with many of my adopted parents to my ferals placed into loving homes. That they can't believe how loving a feral cat can be. Sure they all always have a feral part to them. But TRUST is the biggest part of winning over with a feral. Then on the other hand people are so fast to judge a feral colony caretaker. They think the caretaker is adding to the problem of keeping the over breeding of cat(s). But they don't understand a true colony caretaker is not keeping the over breeding carrying on. They are TNR the colony they are a caretaker of. Alley Cats is a strong support of my rescue group and sent me brochure's on what a caretaker is working with feral's and when I am confronted with a person. Upset with my care of a feral colony. I give them a brochure and tell them to read it. To understand what I am doing before they past judgement. My feral cats that are TNR and returned to there colony always have tipped ear. Over the years I have fought hard in court and out of court for feral's and as long as I have a breath in me. I will never give up on my fight for feral's. They have right's true cat lovers are their voice. Then you have the misfit feral's that people don't want because they have a defect. People don't toss out their kids because they have a defect. So why would you do that to a cat? They need love as well. I have several blind cats in my home. I have to say they are the most loving of all. The first time I got a blind cat. I was told by my vet that cares for my ferals. If you keep this cat their are somethings you will have to understand. She would have to be a inside cat (only) That my other cat's in my home will be her eyes. They will pick up on her being blind and that the other cats will bond with her and show her the litter box and food. I have found that with my blind cats to be true. I see my blind cat in places I think how did she get up their. I love Cat-Share!

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 

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At 6:37pm on February 11, 2013, Migdalia (Margie) Mendez gave Paula Hunsaker a gift
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A friendly hello from me and my fur-babies to you and your furries!
At 9:26am on June 09, 2012, Ann Millikan gave Paula Hunsaker a gift
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for your vital cat rescue and mission to save them in life....The Millikan Family, Ann, hubby George and kitty VENUS! and many more
At 9:43pm on May 27, 2012, Migdalia (Margie) Mendez said…

Hi Paula, are you okay? I hope so. Been missing you. I hope that you and all your fur-babies are doing well. Take care of yourself. Hope to hear from you soon.

At 7:18pm on April 20, 2012, Diane Blais said…

You have such beautiful pictures on your page. Very telling but beautiful as well. My favourite is the praying kitten. Makes me think of my fur baby Chicklet.   Take care Paula!   

At 5:17pm on April 20, 2012, Migdalia (Margie) Mendez said…

Hi Paula, I hope you and all your fur-babies are doing well. I miss you. I haven't been on here for a while, but I think of you often. Take care!

At 10:42pm on April 05, 2012, Teresa Bagley gave Paula Hunsaker a gift
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Hope you and the kitys are fine :-)
At 1:13pm on April 2, 2012, Ann Millikan said…

I miss you too, keep up the admirable and important catamarian work!  Ann and kitty VENUS!

At 9:51am on March 31, 2012, Migdalia (Margie) Mendez said…

Hi Paula, just thinking about you and all your fur-babies. I hope you all are doing well. I miss you. Take care and kiss all the babies for me. Have a nice day!

At 11:38am on February 25, 2012, Darla Lynn Madison gave Paula Hunsaker a gift
At 10:29am on February 19, 2012, Debbie Smith gave Paula Hunsaker a gift
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At 12:01pm on February 16, 2012, Ann Millikan gave Paula Hunsaker a gift
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with congrads and encouragement always, strength and good health to carry on your mission so invaluable...VENUS
At 3:53am on February 16, 2012, Ann Millikan said…

Most of our kitties were NEEDY but Fuchsia was a special needs kitty and we kept her with love and protection for 20 years against all the negative influences of the humans whose suggestions were to put her to sleep.  When I get my photos working, you will see what an alert, brilliant, resilient kitty she was and affectionate and clever and sweet as well as sleekly grey and thick medium shiny fur.  We adored her....and that is that, everyone outside of our abode was too prim and proper to understand.  her existance lives on....my piano students still remember how she adored music and sitting by them at the piano, a special needs kitty....exotic I would say, too SPECIAL for words, love....

At 3:45am on February 16, 2012, Ann Millikan said…

Paula, please look up Anne Jean Millikan, Berkeley, CA on internet, and you will see my story written by Madeline Millikan about her journey to the Rainbow Bridge to Cat Heaven and her nine Lives, inspired by our trip to Best Friends Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah, 2000? It is the first entry and is reprinted on my Vol. 2 CD inside cover (of Pet Lover 4 CDs) dedicated to Piano for Pet Lovers, from Bach to Gershwin, "Madeline's Journey to Cat Heaven".  She "wrote" this story and it was published at Best Friends before her passing which was 7 years later, age 15.  love and purrrs, Ann

At 3:22am on February 16, 2012, Ann Millikan said…

Hurray for you Paula, I saw some Special Needs kitties in the slide show and I thought they were precious, beautiful, unique, had character, and I hope people will see those characteristics and selflessly adopt them quickly!  I wanted to adopt a blind cat once, and when i was up at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanabe Utah for which I gave fundraised donation from a Pet Lover CD I  produced of tender classical piano music for pets and pet lovers, (went nationwide by fluke) I went into the Special Needs room of many kitties and spent hours there volunteering for two days and loved it on our way to the Grand Canyon, holding up my trip to the Canyon with George because I loved working with the blind, deaf, limping, and various other Special Needs kitties.  I just loved it and wanted to take home a silver tabby....I could not adopt the blind black shaggy fur kitty because he was to be with adoption with a Siamese sibling and I already had Madeline at home and they said at the shelter two more would be very stressful on a first kitty of mine.  They thought I was adopting the blind kitty just for the Siamese and would dispose the blind one eventually like perhaps other adoptees.  No way, I loved them both....I related to the blind one well in my volunteer at this shelter when first starting to know felines, love and strength to this hard and wonderful venture....siga with strength (sontinue on Paula) your friends Ann and VENUS

At 2:25am on February 16, 2012, Ann Millikan said…

Awesome, awesome recent photos!  Unique and beautiful kitties...prayers all find comfortable homes....VENUS

At 10:59pm on February 14, 2012, Migdalia (Margie) Mendez said…

Hi Paula, just thinking about you. Hope that you and all the fur-babies are doing well. Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours. Love ya!

At 10:19am on February 13, 2012, Ann Millikan gave Paula Hunsaker a gift
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Happy Valentine's Day Paula and your wonderful furries...VENUS
At 1:29pm on February 12, 2012, Jo Walter gave Paula Hunsaker a gift
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You have beautiful cats
At 10:49am on February 12, 2012, Ann Millikan gave Paula Hunsaker a gift
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We miss you Paula & congratulations on all the rescues you are doing for these wonderful felines finding homes for them! Heroic ventures & accomplishments...hurray for Lupe Gore's Lancaster find!Purr

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A Special Thank-You To Lupe Gore's Human Mommie (Cat-Share Member)

Posted on February 20, 2012 at 4:30am 1 Comment

I would like to Thank Lupe Gore's human mommie a Cat-Share Member.  For stepping up and contacting me about the cat(s) I rescue in High Kill Shelter's in California! Lupe's human wanted to give one of the rescued kitty's a new forever loving home. Lupe's human had been following my stories here on Cat-Share.  Lupe's human took into her home one of the  rescued death row kitty. Shelter name was "IVY" now known as "Caleigh" see photo below of "Caleigh" now in her new forever loving home.

One week later Lupe's human noticed a cat on death row I was trying to save shelter name was "Midnight". Lupe's human wanted to give her a loving forever home if I was able to save her. I was able to save her only minutes before we would of lost her to the kill-list. Now known as "Natalie" See Photo below



When I got to Lupe's human's home to give her Natalie. Lupe's human noticed I had other rescued kitty's in the vehicle. Lupe's human wanted me to bring them into her home so she could see them. The first carrier I open was a cat with the shelter name "Chatty Cathy" Once in Lupe's humans arms held Chatty Cathy that is all it took. They fell in love with each other. Now Chatty Cathy is known as "Katrina" see photo below in her new forever loving home…

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ZIGGY!

Posted on February 20, 2012 at 3:30am 1 Comment

  As you all know I spend many hours working to save cat(s) off of death row animal shelters in California. Time is never on your side dealing with high kill shelters. I get so many emails from you all. Asking for updates on the special fur-babies on death row.  Thank you for your support and concerns. Unless you have stepped into the dark side of the death row high kill shelters. You can't began to understand all the work that goes into saving a life.  Sure their is very sad stories. But then their are stories like Ziggy. So many would like to think the life of animals is a perfect picture. But the truth is not all the animals have perfect life's. That is why I have stepped up and spend hours in saving life's.

   I would like to share with you a special story about a cat named "Ziggy"  Today Saturday  2/18  was a busy day! Meet Ziggy a new member of my family! I rescued him from death row in Lancaster, California. I drove down to Button Willow, California 150 miles Saturday morning and met with a transport team coming in from Los Angeles transporting animals saved from high kill shelters. My little Ziggy was surrendered by his owner on 2/8 because he was old and owner wanted a young kitty! Ziggy is 13! On Monday 2/13 I noticed He was placed on the kill list for 2/18. I knew with Ziggy's age he didn't stand a chance to get out of the shelter alive. The plan truth is older cat(s) don't get adopted in shelters.  Every one want to get kitten's. Then when some of them grow up they end up back at a shelter to die. For Ziggy we had to work fast to save his life. I worked with other rescue groups in Los Angeles. To help save Ziggy! What a huge baby so sweet and just a loving kitty. Ziggy and I are both excused from all that went into saving him. Knowing  that Ziggy was running out of time at the shelter and with my distance from the shelter.  I called Brenda  a Los Angeles shelter puller that pulls from other shelters…

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I Will Be Their Voice

Posted on February 2, 2012 at 2:32am 1 Comment

╭♥╯╭♥╯╭♥╯“Animals do have a voice. If you ignore their suffering, I will remind you of it. If you don't understand them, I will translate. If you don't hear them, I will be their voice. You may silence them but you cannot silence me as long as I live.” ~~ ╭♥╯╭♥╯╭♥╯

Sweet Muffin

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 2:30am 8 Comments



Dear All... The sweet-faced, chubby fluffy cat peeking out from under a brown blanket in one photograph, is the same cat that appears on the petition below as a ghastly, putrefying, incredibly heartbreaking, unrecognizable mess :'( That any innocent animal dependent on the compassion of a human being, should not only NOT be shown any compassion, but to be so completely neglected as to have maggots roiling behind his dead left eye--is unspeakably cruel and sadistic; and the person responsible for deliberately letting this beautiful creature rot in agony, must be brought to justice. Over a period of about 6mos, Muffin's 'guardian' was offered help to get treatment for him, which she consistently refused until it was too late, at which time she surrendered him of her own accord. PLEASE SHARE YOUR OUTRAGE BY SIGNING THIS PETITION, AND SHARE WIDELY, PLEASE! The more signatures the better. Many Thanks, on behalf of Muffin♥

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/487/justice-for-muffin-owner-abused/

By: Betsy Dexter Crossposting

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Justice for Muffin~ Horrific Owner Abuse

target: The New Jersey Society for the Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals.

sponsored by: Lauren Lo Bjorklund

signature goal: 10,000

signatures: 156

Muffin, a neglected cat that the "owner" stated "wasn't so bad"..

We need to have the WOMAN who is known to be prosecuted for her crime. The fact that this poor cat suffered to this…

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Percy Love Kicked Kitten Into Air, Signaled 'Field Goal': Police

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 3:07am 9 Comments

CHICAGO -- Police say a South Side man was laughing as they arrested him on animal cruelty charges after witnessing him kick a kitten between 15 and 18 feet into the air, then signal a "field goal" with his arms.

Percy Love, 22, told officers that his cat, Nightmare, who is less than a year old, "is tough, we play like that all the time," according to the Chicago Sun-Times, later adding: "It's just a cat." Officers witnessed the incident at 4:20 p.m. on South Campbell Avenue and immediately took Love into custody.

Officers attended to the kitten at the scene before he was taken to the city's Animal Care and Control agency, where he's being treated for injuries, none of which are life-threatening, the Chicago Tribune reports. Spokeswoman Cherie Travis told the Tribune that the cat is very friendly, and will hopefully be up for adoption soon.

A hearing on Love's animal cruelty charges is scheduled for Feb. 27 in South Misdemeanor Court.

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat:

Posted on January 27, 2012 at 3:06am 7 Comments

The MEOW Foundation
Top 5 Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat:
1. Black is always in style & suitable for all occasions
2. Black comes in all lengths: short, medium & long
3. Black fur blends well with your furniture & clothes
4. Black is stunning with white
5. Black cats have more fun!

Feral cats avoid contact with humans

Posted on January 26, 2012 at 3:12pm 1 Comment

Dear MEOW:

What is the difference between a stray cat and a feral cat? -Samantha

Dear Samantha: A stray cat is a socialized pet that has been living with people, and then be-comes lost or is abandoned by its owners, to live as best it can on the streets. Being born into a family of humans means these cats and kittens have little to no knowledge of how to survive out-side by themselves and many die from starvation, exposure to the elements or of injuries from cars or dogs and coyotes who get hold of them.

A feral cat is a wild cat. Feral cats fear and avoid interaction with humans and live in com-munities throughout Calgary.

Feral cats are the product of irresponsible human behaviour. Un-altered cats are allowed to roam freely and others are callously abandoned when they become inconvenient. The offspring of these cats have little or no human contact. Feral cats are very difficult to socialize and the process can take months to years, and some feral cats will never become socialized. The vast majority (98 per cent) of adopters consider feral background cats unadoptable. Adopters, in general, want to adopt well-socialized domestic cats and kittens.

MEOW Foundation's specific role in the Calgary area is to res-cue both stray and feral cats from the streets of Calgary. Stray cats and kittens who are socialized are given a vet examination, two sets of vaccinations and their spay or neuter surgery, then adopted into permanent homes. Feral cats and kittens are given the same services then returned to a secure outdoor home with a dedicated caregiver.

This program for the ferals is called our Trap Neuter Return program. TNR is an integral element of MEOW's vision for a no-kill Calgary for all cats. TNR will support our community of feral cats and it will play a key role in eliminating euthanasia as a management strategy for feral cats.

If Calgarians support TNR by becoming caregivers in their com-munities, feral cat…

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Did You Know ????

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 12:18am 0 Comments

Thank you to all the members that have joined my group Save A Life-Death Row-Cats-Kittens-Limited Time

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

I would like to Thank You all for all your support and helping to keep up my spirit and fight inside of me to try and save life's. Its so hard to walk into a shelter knowing you can't save them all and all the little paws that are reaching out to you wanting to be saved. All the little cry's and meow's and purr's you hear as you walk by a kennel. Seeing the white tag around their necks knowing that is the date they are to die if not saved. I have to focus on the dates they came into this shelter. Knowing they have only a few days of life left. Then I have to look at the ages for the older one's are most likely to never be adopted and will die at the hands of shelter staff. Then I have to go back and look for all the black cat(s) and Kitten(s) dates. For black cat(s) and kitten(s) don't hardly ever make it out of a shelter. I am pretty weak to my black cat(s) and Kitten(s) I have to way out all the facts and information I have put together on the cat(s) and Kitten(s) Then the hardest part now to have to choose who I can save. After I pull from the shelter and get the cat(s) I have been allowed to pull that day. I just go out to my truck and want to cry for all the little paws reaching out to me that I couldn't save that day. Knowing I can only pull once a week. What will happen to the little faces I couldn't help that day. The drive home from the shelter is a four hour drive for me. I hear all the little voices meowing and crying that I was able to save all the way home. Just keep's me thinking of the ones I left behind. If you have never been…

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