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Do you need assistance with free roaming cats in Mendocino County, CA?

LOW COST/SHARE OF COST spay & neuter

Don't wait until you see kittens....
Contact 707.621.2912 for voucher and program details.
Together we can help cats live a happier, healthier life & reduce pet overpopulation.


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Come visit the cats at:

Mendocino County Farm Supply
303 Talmage Rd.
Ukiah, CA 95482

Rainbow Agricultural Services
235 E Perkins St.
Ukiah, CA 95482

Farm Yard Feed
27705 Dutcher Creek Road
Cloverdale, CA 95425

Also, you can visit us every Saturday
Noon - 4pm
Petco in Santa Rosa
2765 Santa Rosa Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Where you can find your next dog, puppy, cat or kitten :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Wow do I ever love my new Droid! Google goggles took me right to the product page for our thermostate and I was able to program it with little effort! Now the kitties will be warm.
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Friday, October 8, 2010

This is Daunee

This is Daunee
Originally uploaded by Hotash

She is a lovely smart gal

She has severe deformities due to breeding (Manx Syndrome) - she is missing part of her pelvis and has some issues with bowel & bladder - but you wouldn't know it!!!

She has a safe home with us, even after her initial examing vet said "don't waste the time/money" (in essence)

She has some special needs that we are working through and she is free to be her as she rests behind my head while I type this....

She is here to stay

-orginal posted by: hotash/Ember

Little Anila

1 of 7
Originally uploaded by Hotash

She found herself unceremoniously dumped at the local animal shelter, covered in poo, with her 6 siblings and numerous others ranging in age from teen to adult....

One of our fosters managed to make room for 7 kittens and one 'not doing well' mom. Another volunteer is working hard to pull, neuter/spay, and place the feral cats through our working barn cat program.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

George Lopez

Come meet out available cats & dogs this Saturday

Petco - Santa Rosa, CA
2765 Santa Rosa Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA

Feral cat control agreement

Hello everyone!!!
Thank you for you strong support and donations.

We have an update and a step in the right direction!!!
We hope to continue to build on this relationship with the County- We will keep everyone updated:

By TIFFANY REVELLE The Daily Journal
Updated: 04/01/2010 12:04:36 AM PDT

The powers that be struck an agreement Monday about the handling of the county's huge population of feral cats.

Sheriff Tom Allman called the meeting after concern was raised recently that county Animal Care and Control officers - who answer to him - were recently trapping more of the cats than usual.

Cheryl Schrader of Anderson Valley Rescue was chief among those raising the concerns, saying the increased trapping of cats was duplicating the free spay-neuter program she offers and was an unnecessary expense for the county.

"It was a productive meeting," Allman said. "AV Rescue is going to work with us to respond to calls for service for cats."

Schrader said she's gearing up to answer those calls, which she anticipates will increase once the word gets around that she's the go-to person for keeping the feral cat population under control.

She and representatives from the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program and cat colony caregivers were at the meeting.

"This is going to increase awareness about the cat problem and reduce the amount the county spends on the problem," Allman said.

County Animal Care and Control officers will still respond in some extreme situations, he said, namely, when the feral cats are creating a public safety hazard or disease could be involved.

In general, he said he hopes to foster cooperation with the groups that are dedicated to the responsible care of feral cats.

Schrader said when the Sheriff's Office asks her to respond to
a call about cats creating a nuisance, she will respond by contacting the property owner and neighbors in the area to help trap the cats so they can be spayed or neutered and adopted out as pets or as mouse-catchers in her barn cat program.

Schrader said she already knows where many of the feral cat colonies are and who feeds and cares for them.

"Many of these people are like the cats: they don't want much notice," she said.

Schrader said she wants to have a community liaison to find and work with the people who care for new feral cat colonies as they come to her attention, with the goal being to let the cats live out their lives but keep them from reproducing and perpetuating the problem.

Some questions remain about the logistics of the collaboration between AV Rescue and the Animal Care and Control officers, Schrader said. One is deciding how many cats are "too many."

"The biggest issue is if there are too many cats, what do we do with them? That's going to have to be addressed colony by colony," Schrader said.

Junkyard Larry - the last of 2009 kitties in foster gets his own home - April 2010!!!

Junkyard Larry - the last of 2009 kitties in foster gets his own home - April 2010!!!
Originally uploaded by Hotash

Junkyard Larry - the last of 2009 kitties in foster gets his own home - April 2010!!!

April 3rd, 2010
Junkyard found a family that fell in love with him in a very special way...
He is going to be missed as part of our family but we are super duper happy that he has his own home, a new dog and will be able to be a happy boy.

He is the last of well over 100 kittens that moved through our house this past year.

We are up over 30 so far this year....

Junkyard turned out to be an awesome handsome boy who loves dogs and cats. His left eye did loose more sight but not enough to stop him from being a most amazing fly and spider hunter!

Happy trails Junkyard


he along with Gunner, Ede, Eris, Echo, & Niki are 6 free roaming feral kittens that are being given a chance at a better life.

Junkyard (named after his saving grace Larry at the Junkyard) found himself trapped, taken for alter & ear tipped, as a TNR kitty.

His left eye has been damaged in what appears to have been a fight. He has some discoloring and hazing, hopefully it will not worsen.

As it stands, I couldn't see tossing him back out without giving him a chance to come around.

All 6 of these guys are improving daily. They do not hide, they are curious and they are not even hissing at me most of the time.

I hold all of them and they are learning to trust people.

Keep them in your thoughts

The originating colony is nearly cleared of breeding cats due to the diligent work of Larry in conjunction with our rescue group, Anderson Valley Animal Rescue

Spay & Neuter people, it's really that simple

Thursday, February 18, 2010

AVAR continues spay-neuter program for cats and kittens

By Maureen Moore/TWN Staff Writer
Posted: 02/17/2010 11:00:30 AM PST

The continuing success of Anderson Valley Animal Rescue's free feline spay-and-neuter program is apparent as January numbers from area vets participating in the program are tallied.

The program provides applicants with a cat or kitten that has yet to be spayed or neutered a free certificate to one of four area veterinarians, who will perform the surgery free of charge in an effort to decrease the county's feral and unwanted cat population.

Three of the vets will perform the services free of charge: North State Animal Hospital, Mendocino Animal Hospital and Yokayo Veterinary Center. The fourth, Ukiah Veterinarian Hospital, performs the services free of charge, but requires purchase of the FVRCP vaccine.

The service is made possible thanks to past-board member Catherin Evenson, who died in 2007, leaving her entire estate to AVAR.

In the November the first month of the program around 220 certificates were redeemed; in December, around 175 certificates were redeemed.

In January, 211 certificates were redeemed, bringing the three-month total to 637.

The program will continue through the end of March.

Certificates are available at many area locations, including Coast Hardware, the Humane Society of Inland Mendocino County, AVAR, or by printing out the certificate below.

There is no limit to the number of cats that can be helped under the program; the main purpose is to insure anyone with a cat or anyone who knows of a cat that could use the service

Organizers stress the spay-and-neuter program only offers to pay for the surgery all aftercare and transportation must be handled by the owner. They also note the program does not place cats for foster care or adoption, it only enables owner to spaying and neuter their animals free of charge to help control the pet population.

In 2009, AVAR adopted out 515 cats and 97 dogs, all spayed in neutered. AVAR also transferred around 650 cats and around 50 dogs to its facility from Mendocino County Animal Service. In 2009, AVAR paid to spay or neuter 1197 cats including the 220 November numbers and 154 dogs.


For more information, AVAR at 895-3785, 367-0663, 621.2912 or email

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Originally uploaded by Hotash

Taro & his 3 brothers, Nath, Ever & Boo are Scottish Folds who were brought into the shelter, scared and afraid of people.

They spent 2 weeks in our bathroom and then the door was opened...

Today, 3 weeks later, you would never know they were so frightened.
They are getting ready for a long trip from California to Idaho.

Oh happy days for them all!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Originally uploaded by Hotash

our little lover boy who has tested 'lightly positive' for FeLV.....

Friday, January 22, 2010


Originally uploaded by Hotash

Our FeLV positive kitty with HUGE fangs
Super sweet & playful

Please consider helping a FeLV kitty live as long as they will by visiting this site to see all the available kitties.

More information on FeLV


Originally uploaded by Hotash

Remember that tiny little kitten?
He is still a tiny boy but growing everyday.
Georgie as he is called most of the time never left his foster home
He is now part of the family
He loves so hard he lifts his whole body off the ground in greeting


Originally uploaded by Hotash

These 4 waited a long, long time to go to mobile adoptions, but when they went.....all 4 were adopted!!!