Meow! My name is Calum
Important Note: Calum is best friends with Declan. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Tan Or Fawn Tabby||Age:||Adult|
I am already neutered and up to date with shots.
Calum is Scottish and it means "dove".
I was found with my brother Declan in the parking lot of a hotel, next to a gas station in Long Beach. My foster Mommy had just set the trap on the ground and she was standing there talking. I walked right in!
Born: approx. April 2009
Aren't I handsome? Foster mommy says I have soulful eyes, whatever that means! I know my name and when I do my whiney little meow to her, I stick my tongue out. I'm a silly teenager, what can I say? Oh, I LOVE to play fetch with my mousey toy. You throw it, I go get it and bring it back. You throw it, I go get it and bring it back. You throw it, I go get it and bring it back. Again. Again. Again!! I wish my brother Declan could come with me, but unlike me, he's not quite ready for adoption. He's too much of a scaredy-cat. I'm extremely affectionate once I get to know you. If you're patient, you'll be rewarded. After all, I've only lived with my foster mommy and no other person, so she's the only "mommy" I've known. And I show her how much I love her and how smart I am all the time. Will you give me time to show you too?
Please see my shelter's homepage for a link to the application.
*New pet parents will be requested (on contract) to feed the kittens/cats foods suggested from a provided list of options.
Rescue Group Info...
Welcome to Making Biscuits. I started humanely trapping local cats in June 2009. Two of them were pregnant, which I didn't realize. And I was also given a box of 4-day old kittens whose mother hadn't come back for them. Needless to say, I've been deeply launched into my first experience with foster mommyhood. I just want what's best for these guys—good homes, good food and clean water, veterinary care and lots of love and attention. As with all pets, they deserve it. These cats and kittens live with me in my home and in foster homes until they're adopted, however long that takes. They live in very clean environments, they have toys and cat trees, a view of the world outside and they get a lot of love and attention (I've coddled each and every one of them). Please spay and neuter your pets, and thanks for checking us out.
As of June 2010, Making Biscuits is a registered 501c3 organization.
We are doing adoptions on Sat. and Sun. from 11-3. Please email me for our current adoption location.
NOTE: June 2012: Although I would like to be able to help every kitty out there, I have to set limits since I do this out of my home. I'm sorry. I am not currently accepting cats or kittens. However, I'd like to help if I can, so you may email me for a list of possible other places to check with: email@example.com. Please do try to place them instead of taking them to SEACCA or the LB Animal Shelter. As far as I know, they have a 72-hour hold now instead of 6 days due to shelter budget cuts. No matter the age of the animal, the euthanasia rate is very, very high. Thank you and I truly hope your babies find a safe place.
Who We Are
How the Adoption Process Works
If you see a kitty you're interested in meeting, please email me to be sure they're still available. If so, I'll be sure to bring that kitty with me to adoptions. If something changes and for some reason that particular cat won't be at the adoption event, I'll let you known advance. At our adoption event (until my application is back online), you can fill out an application. I'll let you know then if it's good and then we'll set an appointment for a few days later for a home visit. If it's a good match for you and kitty, I'll leave your new adoptee with you then! Everyone gets an Adoption Kit loaded with great (and important info.), canned and dry food for a couple days and a bag of toys and treats!!
Before you go through the lengthy process of filling out the application, there are a few things you should know. If you do not already have a cat/kitten/dog, unless otherwise noted, I prefer my cats/kittens be adopted in pairs. They do better emotionally. After all, cats live in colonies in the outdoors. They groom each other, play, eat and sleep together. Especially if you're gone all day at work. These guys have been raised on premium (that doesn't necessarily mean high-priced) cat food, mostly canned, some dry. I'd feed them raw if I could. You will be required (on contract) to feed your new family member(s) one of the foods suggested from the long list provided. I have done a ton of research on manufactured pet foods. More people need to be made aware of the ingredients and they're meanings, and I'm doing my best to make sure that happens and keep these babies from disease and illness in the long run. Proper diet/nutrition is a preventative. Most pet parents only realize that after its too late. You should know too, that I do make home visits to check in on the kitties. It's very important to me that they be adjusting to their new home environment.
If at any time you are unable to continue to care for your pet due to unforeseen circumstances, you MUST call me. Either I will take them back, or we'll discuss making arrangements for someone else to foster them until they can be properly rehomed. I feel that I am responsible for each and every one of my kitties for the rest of their lives. That could mean 15 years from now I'll still figure out a way to help you and them. If they need a new home, I can make sure they find a new one safely through the adoption process. It's important that I always keep track of where they are and in who's care. I am always available for questions or concerns on any subject regarding my adopted kitties whether it be food choices, vet choices, kitty goes missing (there are things to be done immediately and I can provide you with all that information as well as helping with a search), health questions, where to find boarding or petsitter, etc. No matter the circumstances: for example if you have a balcony and kitty has fallen off and disappeared, CALL ME. I not only want to know what's going on, I am more than willing to help however I can. For this reason, I do kindly ask that adopters occasionally send a quick email or post a pic now and then to stay in touch. I sleep better that way because it helps me know I've made the right choice in you, for them!
I reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone. Please be aware that I'm looking for people who meet certain criteria only for the kittens/cats well-being. I truly just want what's best for them, as I've worked hard to make sure they are healthy, loved, mentally stimulated, clean and well-fed up to the point of their adoption. They deserve the best. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
Adoption is $120. Two cats/kittens $180. This is all non-profit. The cost of adoption comes nowhere near the amount it cost to raise these babies. It includes spaying/neutering, defleaing, deworming, testing for FIV/Felv, microchipping and vaccinations. They will need an annual booster vaccination from your veterinarian in a year, and every 3rd year after, as well as one annual dental cleaning (February is best as it's dental health month for pets and many places offer specials).
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