Saturday, October 1, 2011

What a Weekend!

What an amazing weekend in Wish Upon a Paw world! On Friday, Natalie and I saved 6 more kittens that were rescued by The Lost Companion and we did intake on them to make sure they were all healthy and took them into foster care; then Saturday we had an awesome Adoptober! Adoptathon and supply drive event at Pet Supplies Plus in Appleton and had lots of visitors and one adorable kitten Daisy find her forever home; then Saturday late afternoon we rescued 5 more kittens from The Lost Companion and took them into foster care - WOW! 11 more kittens rescued and 1 more kitten adopted - life is good!

Deb and me in Fremont where we picked up the first round of kittens from her on Friday evening...

Isabella, a precious little dilute tortie we rescued on Friday night!

Natalie held Isabella on the way home - and Isa got frisky! She was all over and very entertaining - silly girl!

Natalie and Beckum on Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus - everybody fell in love with Beckum!!!

Wonderful volunteer Sara and precious Miss Izzy, an 8-year-old doggie we brought along from the Neenah Animal Shelter!

Miley gives Becki some lovin' - Miley is sooooooooooooo loving!!!

Gina with Callie, one of our precious baby kittens available for adoption - Callie loves to give sandpaper kisses and snuggle up to you close!

Izzy snugggling up on my lap - yes, I am in love with her - too bad my hubby is severely allergic to dogs, or she would be mine!

Me and Izzy - my new fave doggie ever!

Daisy is so lucky, she went to a wonderful family who will love her to pieces!

Beckum, a handsome 4-month-old boy from the Neenah Animal Shelter, may have found his forever home today!

Our young friend Aidan and Callie - new BFFs!

Another pic of Aidan and Callie bonding :)

Wolfie - an adorable longhair gray tabby we rescued tonight!

Turner - a precious longhair tabby/Maine Coon mix we rescued tonight!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Petco Adoptathon and Kissing Booth a Success!

What a great day yesterday! Three Wish Upon a Paw kittens found their new families, and we raised more than $170 to help the homeless pets in our care! Cooper the Wonderdog was a big hit in his kissing booth and flirted with all the ladies and gentlemen who visited our booth! Thank you to Pam, Sara, Paula and Natalie for making this day absolutely beautiful!

Cooper the Wonderdog never tired of giving free kisses!

Who could resist this face?!

He was a natural for this job!

And yes, we painted his nails pink halfway through the event...he loved it!

Sara and Vinnie had a fun time hanging out!

Kaiya and Natalie gave Cooper a much-needed break from his long shift!

Monday, September 5, 2011

11 Kittens Rescued!

Natalie and I rushed to help Deb Schulz of The Lost Companion Rescue in Wild Rose when she called us saying she had pulled 11 kittens from a sad situation. They were all sick and she didn't have anywhere to go with them as she currently has many of her own cats, fosters and ferals she already takes care of. We ventured out to Wild Rose the afternoon of the huge storm and made our way around huge downed trees and sagging power lines to her little farmette in Waushara County to help.

Despite having no power and the oppressive heat, we managed to combo test all the kittens and treat them all with clavamox for their upper respiratory, and clean their ears and eyes...the first step to getting these babies healthy!

Here's Deb and me at the end of the long day...

The babies were a little unsure on the way to their Wish Upon a Paw foster home...

Most of them had goopey eyes and some couldn't even open them, poor babies...

By the end of the night when everybody was cleaned up and medicated and safe in their Wish foster home they were all pooped out...

By the next day everybody was settled in and feeling much better...

They have quickly adjusted to being in a quiet, safe, loving foster home...

After they are nursed back to health, spayed and neutered, these babies will be available for adoption through Wish Upon a Paw! Stay tuned to for their petfinder listings once they are ready!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Testing testing 123...

Hi all my blog fans, sorry I have taken some time off but I will be back soon posting on this blog...stay tuned!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Saving Cats Across Wisconsin!

This weekend we saved homeless cats and kittens from both The Lost Companion Rescue of Wild Rose and Catkins Rescue of Fifield Wisconsin! OARS typically takes in our cats from other rescues and shelters when they are overfull. We are so happy to be able to have the resources and support to help some of the rescues who are in more rural areas or don't have the resources to keep some of these homeless kitties in their care. One of the kitties we rescued was in care for four years!

Emily (me!) from OARS and Laura from Catkins, with donations we were able to share with them - we took in Precious, who had been with them 4 years since kittenhood, and two shy kittens, Mia and Tio

Natalie from OARS and Melissa from The Lost Companion, with Mingo, an FIV positive kitty we took in from them who had been living outside for a long time

Tio, a little kitten from Catkins - a shy little boy who has a loving, playful side

Mia, Tio's sister - also very shy but getting lots of lovin' in an OARS foster home!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Handsome Huck gets even HANDSOMER!

One of our OARS foster kitties, Huckleberry, got a grooming today, donated by Jen at the Doggy Day Spa! He was such a GOOD BOY for the whole royal fact, Jen said he was the EASIEST cat to groom she has EVER had! What a good boy, and now he feels so much better since he knows he is LOOKIN GOOD! :)

First came the bath...he wasn't real fond of that but Denise used her gentle touch to keep him calm

Drying time...he was so patient with us..

More drying...

And more drying...


More combing...

All done! His fur is now silky, gorgeous and poofy!

Now he's back in foster care, lookin' fine and ready for his forever home!

Again, thank you Jen at Doggy Day Spa for donating this royal treatment to make our handsome Huck even handsomer! Visit them at 1345 S. Commercial St or

Friday, December 17, 2010

OARS Celebrates our 1000th Adoption!

We are truly blessed this holiday season to celebrate a true HOLIDAY MIRACLE! Our sweet, beautiful girl, Miracle, has been adopted, and it was our 1,000th adoption!

Our sweet Miracle came to us months ago and has been in loving foster care homes since. She is a loving soul, despite having a rough start to life. She was found malnourished, and her tail was improperly docked. A wonderful person took her in, brought her to a vet for repair on her tail, and gave her a second chance at life. Miracle truly IS a miracle, and we are blessed that her foster home took such wonderful care of her and that a loving new forever family found her and brought her into their lives!

Here are snapshots from our beautiful, magical 1,000th adoption!