Residents

Some of the cats who find their way to us are unable to be placed up for adoption for reasons due to age, possibly their medical condition or sometimes due to their emotinal fragility. These cats are simply given a collar to denote they are “residents,” and the rescue center becomes their permanent home. Some have been here for nearly all their lives. Some are only with us a short time. All are loved and given the best care possible so that the time they spend with us, however long it may be, is a time of comfort and contentment.

Alma

Alma

Est. DOB 02/22/13
Arrived 02/22/14
Age at arrival: 1 year

Is there a more determined girl than our Alma? Alma arrived from a vet office in PA. She lived for months in a cage until she came to FFRC and she hasn’t been in a cage since then! Alma has severe CH and cannot actually get up and walk. But…..she’s so smart! She’s figured out how to do the things she wants and how to get around. Between her flips, falls, leaning, and flops, she has worked out a way to move! And she also lets us know what she wants by different meows that she does! Her wish is our command! She’s a beautiful grey tiger girl.

Asha

Asha

Est. DOB 03/01/10
Arrived 03/07/11
Age at arrival: 1 year

Asha came to the rescue center with a leg that had been badly broken and then healed, leaving her with a painful and misshapen leg. She had also been marked as a feral (the left ear notch). After having her bad leg removed she slowly came out of her shell and has shown to be anything but feral. She loves to be held and is the best chin rubber there could be! She’s also known as Ashaaaaaaa.

Coralie

Coralie

Est. DOB 06/12/12
Arrived 01/08/14
Age at arrival: 1.5 years

Coralie is a victim of frostbite. No pet should ever have to go thru what Coralie has been thru. She was found so so cold on a porch where a lady found her and brought her to FFRC. After many surgeries she is now living a wonderful, happy life. But, frostbite cost her dearly. Both of her ear tips are gone, most of her tail had to be removed, many toes on her front feet were removed. And sadly, she also lost both of her rear legs. She does just fine and goes where she wants to go!

Cutie

Cutie

Est. DOB 07/2/06
Arrived 07/26/06
Age at arrival: 3 weeks

Cutie arrived as a kitten with a parasite (cuterebra) in her head. This parasite burrowed into the back of her neck, causing some neurological damage, which is why she lists to the side when she walks and has balance problems. There is nothing she loves more than to climb into a lap when someone sits on the floor and will show up out of nowhere almost as soon as you sit down. Her second favorite thing is to have a snack of baby food during the day.

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Derecho

Est. DOB 05/16/12
Arrived 07/04/12
Age at arrival: 7 weeks

Derecho arrived at the same time that we were hit by a derecho storm. He was just a kitten of seven weeks upon arrival. We immediately noticed that Derecho had a balance problem. It was determined that he had Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH). He was born with this condition, due to an illness his mama had. This is a lifelong disorder. But he’s happy and he has it all figured out! He can go wherever he wants, whenever he wants to. We may consider this a handicap, but Derecho doesn’t! He has a huge heart of love to give to everyone. He is sometimes referred to as D-Man. Derecho was our first CH cat and has opened the door to other CH cats here at FFRC.

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Farrah

Est. DOB 05/16/09
Arrived 6/27/09
Age at arrival: 7 weeks

Farrah was found in the woods, just a tiny kitten. She came here full of fun and orneriness! When she was a youngster, she needed a certain medication that caused a severe seizure reaction. It took her a full day to slowly come around. After that initial recovery, she continued to have periodic seizures. Our vets started her on a twice-daily medication that keeps the seizures under control. She’s been here so long, mostly because for most people, her seizure history caused them to bypass her as an adoption. Since she has been here for so many years, it was decided that she needs to stay. We’ll be sure to keep her on track with her meds and monitor any seizure problems she may have.

Hensley

Hensley

Est. DOB 08/24/14
Arrived 01/31/15
Age at arrival: 5 months

Hensley is a brown tiger with moderate CH. He came from North Carolina. He needed a home–where he came from he couldn’t stay long term. So, Hensley is here! He’s a fun boy. He loves the laser light and toys with feathers. Hensley also is unique in that he loves to take his naps in Dodger’s Pen. He’ll go to it and meow until we pick him up and put him in it. Then he cuddles under the blankies for a long nap! He loves to be held too.

Jessie

Jessie

Est. DOB 04/22/1999
Arrived 05/26/14
Age at arrival: 15 years

Jessie–what a beauty. Jessie arrived at FFRC when she was an oldster–15 years old. She is part Maine Coon. She had lived with her human mom for all those years but she could no longer care for Jessie. She has a sweet personality and enjoys being petted. One of her favorite nap spots is on the warm dryer top. She also likes catnip toys. Considering her age, her health is good! She also likes the sunshine that comes in from the windows.

Joline

Joline

Est. DOB 05/06/04
Arrived 05/07/13
Age at arrival: 9 years

This sweetie is an oldster and a calico Persian. Her fur was so completely matted we had to shave it off, all in one piece. Such a sad thing. Joline has something special—she has very curly fur on her tummy! We’ve promised her to always keep her coat in good condition. She also arrived with severe dental problems which we have taken care of. What a love she is! She can go wherever she wants whether it’s in the Main Area, Mail Room, Thumper’s Room–anywhere! Her wish is our command! Joline has very beginning stages of kidney problems. Because of that and her age, we have elected to keep her here as a resident.

Joyful

Joyful

Est. DOB 04/09/02
Arrived 12/29/12
Age at arrival: 10 years 8 months

Joyful came as a very sad and frightened white Persian. She had been neglected and abused by her owner. It took many months for us to be able to pet and love on her. Everything is done with Joyful’s permission and not rushed. She now has joy within herself! We love her and because of her shaky background and loss of self confidence, we have made her a permanent resident, where we know we can provide her with lots of love, Joyful style!

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Kiara

Est. DOB 06/05/07
Arrived 07/24/07
Age at arrival: 7 weeks

Kiara arrived at FFRC as a scared young kitten. She gradually overcame her fears and was ready for adoption, or so we thought. Three times since her arrival a family has come in and fallen in love with Kiara. Three times she has been chosen. Three times she has gone to a furever home. Three times she has come back to the home where she feels safe. Each time, she was returned because her new family just could not bear to hear the pain in her cries. Kiara would hide away in fear and wail non-stop. She was returned out of love and each time when she returned home to her safe place, Jacci would open the carrier and out Kiara would stroll, eat a bit then jump up on the dryer and take a nap. The last time she was adopted, she lost almost 2 pounds, having eaten almost nothing. Once back to her safe place, her appetite quickly returned. Kiara is now in her safe place for good. Welcome home, Kiara!

Magic

Magic

Est. DOB 12/06/14
Arrived 01/18/15
Age at arrival: 6 weeks

What a handsome fella Magic is with big round eyes! Magic came from Nashville TN. A rescue there received him and couldn’t keep him long term. FFRC said yes to taking this boy on. He was so tiny when he arrived–6 weeks old but only weighed 14 ounces. His rear legs were permanently “pretzeled” up. It was so severe that it was difficult for him to potty. So in April 2015, he had his two rear legs removed. He quickly took lessons from Trucker and was crazy fast! He can go faster than we can walk fast! He loves those glitter pom pom balls and will play forever with them. He so loves people. His best friend is Trucker.

Merri

Merri Elizabeth

Est. DOB 04/04/2007
Arrived 07/17/13
Age at arrival: 6 years 3 months

Merri was one of two CH cats (along with Jersey) rescued as the result of an intervention with a hoarder. Merri is wonderful and very sweet. Her birthday is 4/4/07, so she was six years old when she arrived. She’s become a very relaxed girl who loves to be held. She enjoys petting. She’s a good purrer and loves to have someone make the spring coil toys jump in the air! We’ve promised her a life of love and care. If the exact right home came about, she possibly may be able to be adopted.

Paddy Cakes & Paddy Purr

Paddy Cakes and Paddy Purr

DOB 07/31/10

The Paddys arrived at the rescue center when they were just hours old. Their mama, Rosabella, arrived in the midst of a “lazy labor” delivery and an emergency c-section was performed. Due to Rosabella’s milk drying up after just 4 days, Paddy Cakes and Paddy Purr were hand fed for the next 6 weeks. There were several times when it was feared they would not survive, but thanks to the love and dedication of all the volunteers, they made it. When they were finally ready to be adopted, something wonderful happened. One of our web-cam viewers from Bermuda, knowing how attached both the rescue center volunteers and the cam viewers were, donated the adoption fee for the Paddys so that they could stay where they are dearly loved.

Pania

Pania

DOB 04/12/12
Arrived 11/19/12
Age at arrival: 7 months

Pania–what a gorgeous Siamese. She was found outside by a person who realized that she needed help with her eyes. Our Pania is blind. She arrived here with two very bulging eyes. One had to be removed. She still has her left eye but cannot see out of it. No trouble to her though! She goes wherever she wants to go! She loves the bench right by the door–that way she gets first dibs on the pettings from incoming people! A very confident girl!

Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle

Est. DOB 03/18/97
Arrived 07/16/15
Age at arrival: 18 years

A beautiful torti oldster! Sea Turtle was turned in at a humane shelter where they did not do long-term cats. We were called and asked if we could take her. What a big sweetie. She has claimed the front Thumper’s Room and the Mail Room as hers. She pretty much goes where she wants and when she wants! We open doors all the time for her so she is a happy cat! For being an oldster, she is in great health.

Seymour

Seymour

Est. DOB 06/01/13
Arrived 01/17/14
Age at arrival: 7 months

Seymour and his mama Patricia (who has been adopted) were left in a box at a rescue in Minnesota. The rescue was looking for a place for them to go to, so FFRC said yes. Seymour is one-half Persian and is such a handsome boy. His rear legs don’t work very well. He mostly drags them behind him. An x-ray showed he had a trauma that caused his spine injury. But no matter to him! He zooms so very fast–he can sail around like a speedy boy! He enjoys hanging out in the Welcome Room.

Trucker

Trucker

Est. DOB 05/28/14
Arrived 07/09/14
Age at arrival: 6 weeks

Trucker a.k.a. Trucker Ducker Doodle Boy! This is a very sweet cat. He arrived here when he was just 6 weeks old. Someone found him and realized he could not keep up with his mama and siblings due to rear leg deformities. His rear legs were stiff and straight with them being mostly up by his ears. Those legs were a nuisance to him–always in the way. They were removed and now he is super fast! I do believe he has a charge button that is jet-fast! He also has IBS which is something we constantly work on. He’s a happy boy and loves people. His best buddy is Magic.

Vernon

Vernon

Est. DOB 06/14/14
Arrived 07/26/14
Age at arrival: 7 weeks

Vernon is a silvery grey tiger boy that has stolen our hearts. He is a moderate CH cat. He was found on a country road all by himself–no place for a CH cat to be. He quickly wobbled his way into our hearts. Vernon is a busy boy and has it figured out how to get around just fine. He loves to chase the laser light and climb up on the Kuranda Towers. He’s very affectionate and loves to be cuddled like a baby in your arms. One of his favorite treats is chicken (Derecho taught him that!).

Walter

Walter

Est. DOB 12/04/12
Arrived 04/24/13
Age at arrival: 18 weeks

Walter is the fourth CH kitty to arrive at FFRC. He was originally with another rescue – Almost Home Ohio – where he lived with his foster mom. His adoption picture was spotted by a volunteer who posted the link on the FFRC Chatters FaceBook page. One of the regular chatters then emailed Jacci to suggest a possible adoption by FFRC. Finally, paperwork completed and adoption approved, Jacci and Angie drove three hours to Ashland, Ohio to pick Walter up. Walter is officially a permanent FFRC cat. Walter exhibits few symptoms of CH but has a noticeable head wobble and when he gets excited he can be hard to hold. Walter is also deaf but he is a happy kitty and has settled well into his new home. He loves to play.

Zelda

Zelda

est DOB 07/15/10
Arrived 07/27/11
Age at arrival: 1 year

Zelda is not really a resident, as she actually is an owned cat! She belongs to Jacci! Her real name is Zelda Belda Girl Moss. She arrived here when she was just a year old, with terrible sores on both sides of her hips. She had been stuck between two walls and crying for someone to help her. She soon healed but has a noticeable limp on both front legs from her ordeal. Jacci and Zelda have a wonderful bond and so she became a Moss! Zelda is also associated with BOXES, as she always helps with our box openings in the evenings.

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