MEOW Foundation 🐱 @meowfoundation

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13 hours ago

Have you entered your pet photo into the BoldStok Dream Home contest yet? There's still plenty of time to get involved! For just $35 and a photo of your pet, you could win a $3 million home in Calgary and help support MEOW Foundation and AARCS in the process. If the contest target is met, $30,000 will be donated to MEOW Foundation. More details on The Dream Contest page or on the BoldStok website. . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #thursday #photo #contest #home #win #boldstok #photography #pet

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********URGENT APPEAL******** Can you speak Kennie? Check him out in our stories. He has something to tell you! If you're still learning the lingo, we can translate for you. "I'm in URGENT need of a new foster or permanent home as my wonderful foster family can no longer keep me. I am a bit of a worrier, so would prefer to be in a quiet home with no other cats or little kids who will bother me. I really don't want to go back to the Adoption Centre as I need to find somewhere more peaceful. I take medication for my anxiety but I don't make life too difficult for the humans giving it to me. Once the pill is popped inside a treat, I will happily take it! I will admit, I have urinated outside of my box in the past but it was only because I was nervous and anxious. It's just, I have gone through so much change in my life. With the help of my medication and some other support, I haven't done it in a long time. I have spent most of my life moving around and really just want a place to call my own. I'm sad as nobody seems to want me because of my anxiety. Do you?" We urgently need to find Kennie a home. On finding out more about his previous home life, we discovered that he has lived with another cat and so, we are willing to try him in a home with one. The other cat would have to be easy going, used to other cats and essentially not dominant. Anyone interested can email intake @meowfoundation com to discuss it further. Please share! . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #help #wednesday

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Yesterday

Popeye is getting a lot of attention from the female felines in Cream Room! And for good reason. He is the @routinecream cat of the month for August after all! Yet, while he could take or leave this female attention, he IS still hoping to spark the interest of his new family. As the Routine cat of the month, adopting Popeye will not only get you a wonderful new addition to your family. The lucky person who chooses to take him home will also receive an adoption kit courtesy of Routine Cream, which contains all you need to get your feline friend settled into your home. This boy has come a long way since he came to MEOW in March, from a shy and scared guy in the corner to one who will lap up human attention when he's in the mood. Want to know more about Popeye? Check out our posts, his profile on our website and maybe even apply to take him home! . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycnews #yycliving #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #yyccat #popeye #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #grumpycat #wednesday #humpday #meow #meowfoundation #adoptdontshop #livekindly #rescuecat #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #summer #vegan #natural #cosmetics

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Yesterday

MEOW Alumni Update: "Just wanted to follow up and let you know that Garnet and I are warming up to each other in record time! I'm so over the moon about him, and I can only assume he feels the same about me given how often he screams at me to pet him. Thank you again for bringing us together!" . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #wednesday

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2 days ago

MEOW supporters, we're still urgently seeking a foster/ permanent home for Kennie! He soon must leave his current foster home and owing to his anxiety, we are unable to offer him the comfort he needs in the Adoption Centre. Do you have a calm home that you can welcome him into? Kennie may have some struggles related to his anxiety but he should not be defined by his problems. Apart from this, he has so many wonderful traits! Kennie is extremely smart and will respond to his own name when his Foster Mom calls him. He has also learned to enjoy the company of humans that he knows and trusts and will sit or lie beside them on the couch. However, he likes to do it on his own terms. Being picked up is simply not for him! Once Kennie's needs are understood and supported, he is a loving cat full of personality. We are hoping somebody out there can overlook his problems and finally give him the chance he so truly deserves. You may not be able to take Kennie in yourself but you can help him and us by sharing his story. Please share his posts and tag a friend in the comments. The more attention Kennie gets, the better! . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #help #tuesday #love

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2 days ago

Zander isn't always so camera shy. Today, he wants to participate in Tongue Out Tuesday and he did so in a dramatic fashion! He was snapped sprawled out like this by one of our Adoption Centre volunteers soon after his room was cleaned. Apparently he's a big fan of the smell of the cleaning products. Have a good caption for this funny photo? Tell us below! . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #tuesday #tongueouttuesday

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3 days ago

URGENT APPEAL: PLEASE SHARE! On Friday, we received a huge response to Kennie's story. However, despite plenty of messages of love for him, we're still urgently in need of a foster home/ permanent home for this sensitive boy. If you missed it, let us fill you in. Sensitive soul Kennie first came to MEOW in 2009, a tiny kitten with bundles of personality and so much life ahead of him. Much to everyone's delight, he soon found a loving home and spent many happy years with his family. On leaving our centre, Kennie believed he had turned his back on MEOW forever. And so did we. Yet due to unfortunate circumstances, Kennie's owner had to move into a situation where he could not join her. As a result, he came back to MEOW in 2017 and since then, he has been waiting to find another person who makes him feel loved and supported. Kennie has spent much of this time in the home of one of our dedicated foster families. However, while they love him dearly, they are unable to keep him any longer. Once again, Kennie must move on. Sadly, he has nowhere to go. As a sensitive and anxious cat, Kennie does not do well in the adoption centre environment. What he truly needs is another calm and patient foster/ permanent family who can give him the stability he requires. Due to unforeseen circumstances and at the fault of nobody, Kennie's comfortable life has been taken away again and again. As a result, he is an anxious cat, who has been known to urinate outside of his box. However, with the support of anti-anxiety medication and two litter-boxes, this behavior seems to have ceased. You may be aware that MEOW stands for an ideal close to our hearts: Make Each One Wanted. Regardless of age, health issues, behavioral problems or otherwise, we are determined to find a loving home for every cat that comes through our doors. Kennie is no exception. Yet we can't do this alone. MEOW supporters, we need YOUR help! If you can offer Kennie a home, email intake @meowfoundation com. . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #help #monday #help #love

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3 days ago

It's MEOW Meets... Monday! Every week, we introduce you to some new cats who have been waiting to find their forever home for quite a while. In order to give each kitty more time in the spotlight, we will share the stories of one cat each week. Meet Zander. If you are an avid MEOW follower, you may already be familiar with this adorable explorer and his incredible story. In his five years of life, Zander has been on quite the adventure. His journey to MEOW Foundation began in June of this year, just north of Powderface Trail. While on a day trip in the mountains, a cat lover spotted this friendly brown tabby at the side of the road. He must have been waiting to hitch a ride because on pulling over, this friendly boy trotted right over to the car. The rescuers contacted MEOW Foundation and when we took him in, we discovered he was in great shape and also, extremely affectionate and friendly. While he was neutered and micro-chipped, he was unable to be reunited with his owner. It has been over two months since Zander arrived here and he tells us he now has itchy feet. He's eager to go on his next adventure! His destination of choice? His loving forever home. Zander was clearly feeling the Monday blues today and wasn't so keen on being photographed. Don't worry Zander, we understand! Stay tuned for more from Zander this week, when we're sure he'll show his handsome face. For those who don't already know, MEOW stands for an ideal that is close to our hearts: Make Each One Wanted. Through highlighting our cats each week and spreading their stories, we hope we can make this a reality. Of course, we can't do this without your help. Each one of you can make the decision to welcome a MEOW cat like Zander into your home, share their stories and show your support in whatever way you can. Will you join us on our mission? Tag a fellow adventurer and help us to find Zander a home! . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #monday #summer

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3 days ago

If the walls of MEOW Foundation Adoption Centre could talk, they'd surely have plenty of interesting stories to tell! From the late-night antics of our shy kitties, to the heartwarming moments when an adopter sets their eyes on their new soulmate, MEOW holds as many tales as it does tails! This week we have an incredible story grounded in fate. Every month, we choose a MEOW volunteer to participate in MEOW's Name a Cat promotion in our MEOWZine. This honour recognizes our volunteers' important roles plus it's a fun way for them to help our cats find a forever home. This month, loyal MEOW volunteer delightful Mitch C was chosen. When we introduced @celtsnite to the beautiful orange tabby he was due to name, he felt she looked a little familiar. It turns out it wasn't their first meeting! "This is actually a pretty funny story. I'm the one that found that cat. I was cat sitting my friend Emily's cats, in Chestermere, and when I arrived the cat was just sitting on the porch. At first I thought it was just a neighbour's cat so I brought out some water and food for it, just in case, but left it to it's own devices," explains Mitch. "Over the next two days, she returned shortly after I showed up, so I continued to give it a little food and water, but just let my friends know so they could check with their neighbours. No one recognized her, and when a big storm hit, Emily brought her inside to their basement, and gave her a litter box, food and water. The cat was purring non-stop all night but it was clear that she was either a run-away or feral. I had them reach out to MEOW and they brought her in just in time for me to name her! Emily originally wanted to keep the cat, but already has four cats of her own. She had begun calling her a name, based on one of her favourite treats, so I just made it official: Mango Mochi." Thank you Mitch for being such a dedicated and delightful MEOW volunteer! Keep your eyes on our website. Mango Mochi will be available for adoption soon! . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #monday

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3 days ago

MEOW Alumni Update: "I adopted Harold (formerly Raphael ) a little over a year ago. He was super shy for the first 6 months and while he never quite liked to be pet, he did always like to hang close by, following me around the house and always singing. Happy to report Harold is now a cuddle bug. If anyone is on the sofa, he is right next to them getting as many pets as he can. Thank you for bringing such a cutie into my life." . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #monday

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5 days ago

Today is all about appreciating black-haired cats! Here's another update from one of our alumni. "I adopted Boaz from you in 2015. He was the sweetest little black kitten and we bonded instantly. Four years later, I could not imagine life without him. He is quirky, and true to the meaning of his name. Boaz actually means 'strength is within him', (bo = in him, az= strength ) He gives me a reason to work hard, to give him a forever home and unconditional love. The sun sausage. Our best friend. Appreciated 365 days a year. Thank you MEOW Foundation." . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #caturday #blackcat #blackcatappreciationday

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5 days ago

Here's another beautiful black cat update to mark Black Cat Appreciation Day: "After losing our beloved cat Cleo recently, my husband and I decided not to wait and adopted a new friend right away. We visited MEOW Foundation on Wednesday and the first cat we met was Casmir, a very quiet but lovely black cat. He responded to our pets and scratches and that just about did it for my husband and I! We visited the rest of the cats, but Casmir won our hearts and we took him home that afternoon. We changed his name to Obsidian or Sid for short, and after only two full days, he's made himself at home and found a place in our hearts. He has the cutest little meow and the biggest appetite I've ever seen! He loves to rub up against us when we're cooking in the kitchen and doesn't mind our snuggles and kisses! He's going to fit in just fine, and we love him already. I can't wait to see more of his personality the longer he's with us. Sid is the first black cat I've ever owned, but both of my sons have black cats so I guess it's a family thing now to own one of these black beauties! Sid is our little dark prince and we're thankful he's accepted us so quickly." . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #caturday #blackcat #blackcatappreciationday

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5 days ago

Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day! Here's another update from one of our black-haired alumni: "We adopted our Lenny almost four years ago. He fell in love with our youngest child and just loved children. He wanted to play with their toys and them as well. It took him a bit to get comfortable with adults but not too long. He talks constantly and always has something to share with you. He just loves being with you. Lenny even gets along with our older female cat and our dog. In fact, I think he loves our dog more than the other cat. He is just a big old lover of everyone. He is also very curious. You can never lock him up or close a door. He needs to be involved! This picture was taken this summer at our lake home. Lenny hates car rides. They make him sick. But he would hate being left at home more so we bring him along. He is just happy to be with us. Our lives are better off with our Lenny in it. His favourite person is still my youngest child. They are best friends!" . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #caturday #blackcat #blackcatappreciationday

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6 days ago

URGENT APPEAL: On Feline Good Friday, we usually share some positive stories to get you in a good mood. Yet, we know there's truly no better boost than when you open your heart to help another in need. So today, we are reaching out in the hope that one of you can help a very special cat. Sensitive soul Kennie hasn't had much stability in his life. He first came to MEOW in 2009, a tiny kitten with bundles of personality and so much life ahead of him. We were thrilled to soon send him off to a loving home where he spent many happy years. On leaving our centre, Kennie thought he had turned his back on MEOW forever. And so did we. Sadly, his newfound happiness couldn't last. Due to unfortunate circumstances, Kennie's owner had to move into a situation where he could not join her. As a result, he came back to MEOW in 2017 and since, he has been waiting to find another person willing to give him a chance. Luckily, Kennie was welcomed into the home of one of our dedicated foster families. However, after over one year in their care, they are unable to keep him any longer. Once again, Kennie must move. Where? He doesn't know. Neither do we. We love Kennie and, if we thought it would serve him, would welcome him back to the Adoption Centre with open arms. However as a sensitive cat, he doesn't do well here. What he truly needs is another calm and patient foster/ permanent home who can give him the stability he requires. Kennie has received plenty of love over the last ten years. However, due to unforeseen circumstances and at the fault of nobody, his comfortable life has been taken away again and again. As a result, he is an anxious cat, who has been known to urinate outside of his box. However, with the support of anti-anxiety medication and two litter-boxes, this behavior seems to have ceased. In the right environment, he is a loving and affectionate cat. MEOW supporters, we need YOUR help! If you can offer Kennie somewhere to go, please email intake @meowfoundation com. . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #help #friday #tgif

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6 days ago

This week, we have been celebrating some of the wonderful black-haired cats up for adoption: Langdon, Orsha (pictured ) and Frankee. Of course, MEOW Foundation is always flying the flag for black cats, from Marvelous Merv to gentle Arlynn and every other four-footed friend that comes through our doors. With Saturday August 17th being the official Black Cat Appreciation Day, we have even more reason to celebrate our wonderful black-haired companions. Have you adopted a black cat from MEOW? If so, we would love to see your photos and hear your stories! Send them to socialmedia @meowfoundation com today and a selection of the best will be featured on our channels. . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #friday #blackcat #blackcatappreciationday

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6 days ago

Langdon's lack of tail doesn't seem to matter to him, nor does it make him any less handsome. In fact, considering all that he has been through, he is in very good shape and spirits. What a trooper! Langdon's broken pelvis has mended well overall but recently he has been experiencing some mild pain that affected his ability to use the litter-box. According to his Foster Mom, this problem has been resolved with the help of a mild and inexpensive painkiller that he will probably need to take long-term. Losing a small bit of weight might also help to further alleviate this problem so Langdon's new owner will need to get clued in to the idea of portion control. This boy's ideal new owner will live in a home with no other cats or young kids. They will preferably have some cat experience and be prepared to commit to the small actions that will support his well-being. However, for putting in this effort, Langdon's new owner is sure to get back plenty in return. "People should consider adopting Langdon because he has such a lovely personality," says his Foster Mom. "He's also extremely smart and learns very quickly." Black-haired boy Langdon has been gracing the pages of our Cat-a-logue for a THIRTEEN MONTHS now but everyone keeps passing him by. Let's make this month his lucky one by finding him a home! . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #friday #blackcat

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1 weeks ago

Frankee may be a senior but don't ever let it be said that he's old-fashioned! This gentle soul is extremely style-savvy, as you can see from today's colourful new scarf. Frankee has picked up a thing or two during his ten years of life. One of his fashion tips? Dress for comfort as well as style. Frankee is a firm believer in dressing for the seasons. With the sun back out today, he decided to sport this bright new number! . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #thursday #style

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6 days ago

Allow us to introduce you to Langdon. Yesterday, this handsome fellow welcomed us into his foster home with a meow and a purr. After a long wait, he's hoping somebody will welcome HIM into their home soon too. It has been over one year since Langdon came into MEOW Foundation and despite all of his wonderful qualities, he's still waiting to find his forever home. A comfortable place to call his own is the very least he deserves. He was brought to MEOW Foundation with a broken pelvis and tail, most likely as a result of being hit by a car. He was in very poor shape and suffering from a lot of discomfort when we met him then. Owing to his injuries, it was decided that his tail should be amputated. He was also prescribed plenty of rest in the hope that his pelvis would heal. Thankfully, life is finally looking up for Langdon. His pelvis has healed well and he doesn't seem too fussed about being a cat with a stump instead of a tail. He has found plenty of other ways to let his Foster Mom know what he's thinking! For example, he is extremely vocal and will greet her when she comes into his room. As an eight-year-old cat who has had more vet appointments then birthdays, his Foster Mom expected that Langdon might act older than his years. This doesn't seem to be the case. He may have lost his tail, but this friendly feline has held on to his youthful spirit and playful personality! He is particularly fond of feather wands and also loves a challenge. As a smart cat, interactive toys help to keep him happy. If they're filled with treats, even better! Langdon is quite content to stay at home when his Foster Parents are at work, provided he doesn't have to share his space with other cats. However, he does enjoy the company of humans and lies beside or on the laps of his Foster Parents when they watch TV. He could be a great companion for the right person. Langdon wants to move on in life but to do that, he needs to find a kind-hearted soul who will take him home. Could this be you? . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycbusiness #cat #blackcat #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #catsofinstagram #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #okotoks #edmonton #airdrie #canada

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1 weeks ago

MEOW Alumni Update: "Jazmine is doing really well! She is extremely playful and clever and loves to be in the same room as us, but is easily overstimulated so when she gets head scratches, it's always on her terms. She spent a few days learning the sounds and smells of the house before we introduced her to Leo. By now, she is quite comfortable playing and relaxing anywhere in the house. She eats quite a bit, gets REALLY excited for wet food, and has grown noticeably bigger in the last two weeks. As for litter boxes, both cats have been sharing all three boxes with no issues. She and Leo started to tolerate each other really quickly (after a couple of initial hisses from Leo ) and are often found in the same room observing each other or resting. They are fine with eating quite close to each other and there is little competitiveness between them, though Leo is a little protective of the master bedroom!" . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada

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2 weeks ago

Poor Frankee's wounds were irritating him lately and he found it hard to resist scratching them. Thankfully, our talented vet Terri came up with the ideal solution: this grey scarf! Not only is it practical, we also think it makes Frankee look like the dapper gentleman that he truly is, even when he does have some food above his eye! Can you give this fashionable feline a home? If so, check out his profile on our website. . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #wednesday #hair #style #fashion #calgarystyle #ootd #winterfashion

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2 weeks ago

Orsha's beautiful long fur and feathery tail make her the perfect MEOW model for social media. However, as many of us with long hair know, taming that mane can be a challenge! In Orsha's case, rolling around doesn't help matters. Orsha was having a bit of a bad hair day recently as several knots formed in her coat. She has since had them shaved and is now sporting some small bald patches on her side. Orsha doesn't mind though. She knows she still looks good and is wearing her new style with her newfound confidence! . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #wednesday #hair #style #haircut #blackcat

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2 weeks ago

Love is in the air today at MEOW Foundation HQ! Protective Prince James was happy to snuggle up with roommate and potential love interest Dasch this morning. However, they weren't too impressed when their romantic moment was interrupted by humans with cameras. What does a cat need to do to get any privacy around here? Luckily for the pair, bodyguard Esther was nearby to warn the nosy humans off. Who needs reality TV? The real-life love stories conjured up at MEOW Foundation's Adoption Centre are far more interesting! Tag someone close to you and share the love! . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #love #romance #couple #wednesday #friends #cats

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2 weeks ago

Yesterday we introduced you to Frankee who, along with having experienced a tough life on the streets, has been diagnosed with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV ). But what is FIV and what does it mean for Frankee and his future adopter? FIV is a virus which causes a weakened immune system in cats. Such immune system depression can lead cats to become ill from infections they could usually eliminate. Infected cats may also experience longer recovery times from illness when compared with regular cats. However, it's important to note that most cats with FIV live long and rich lives provided they receive normal adequate care. For example, keeping your cat indoors and maintaining their overall well-being can help to protect your FIV cat from any disease-causing agents. FIV can be contracted through deep bite wounds that usually occur during aggressive and territorial fights between cats. Another good reason to keep your cat indoors! Less often, it can be passed from an FIV-infected mother cat to her kitten. There's no reason to fear adopting wonderful cats like Frankee. Not only do cats like him live a pretty normal cat life (eat, sleep, get pets, repeat! ), but FIV also CANNOT be transmitted from a cat to a human. While it can be passed from cat to cat, owners can stop this from occurring by preventing fighting and biting. Frankee has had an extremely difficult journey to date. By shedding some light on the realities of FIV and, of course, showing you his gentle personality, we hope we can get him to a loving home soon. What do you want to know about Frankee? . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #tuesday #illness #vet #fiv #fivcat #love #friendship

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2 weeks ago

Fall is slowly creeping in on us but there are plenty of reasons to look forward to the turning of the season. One of them is the Felines of Fall fundraiser kindly organized by @savvycatphotography What does it entail? Well for the entire month of September, Lisa from Savvy Cat Photography will accept food donations for MEOW Foundation in place of the sitting fee for a mini photography session. Help to support MEOW Foundation while giving your own kitty their moment of fame? It's a win-win! For further information or to make an appointment, contact Savvy Cat Photography on the number attached. . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #fall #photography #photo #fundraiser #give #giving #seasons #tuesday

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2 weeks ago

We all have a buddy that we do almost everything with. You know, the one who just gets you? It looks like Orsha and Gallaxy's relationship is blossoming into one of those friendships. Not only do the pair enjoy playing with one another, they also often follow each other around and even eat together. What's more, they both completely understand what it's like to be wary of humans but they are supporting one another in their journey towards confidence. Together they're learning that we're not all that bad! Both of these girls are looking for a human companion who can provide them they comfortable and happy life that they deserve. Let's spread the word! Tag that friend who knows you best. . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #tuesday #friendship #buddies #love #friends #pals

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Meet Frankee. We have plenty of cats who have taken on the prestigious role of downstairs office cat at our Adoption Centre. Since Touchdown left us to go to his loving new home, Frankee has risen to the challenge. And what a great job he's doing! This recent promotion is a great step forward for Frankee who, up until now, has met with challenges no cat should ever have to face. For the majority of his ten years of life, Frankee lived on the streets. He grew accustomed to this kind of life, grabbing some food from humans in the neighbourhood before disappearing again. One day, somebody in the neighbourhood decided to target some of the innocent resident cats. Frankee was one of their victims. This poor guy was shot in the face with a BB gun and suffered a wound in his jowl. Miraculously, he managed to battle through his injuries on his own. With his sweet and gentle nature and handsome face, you'd never guess that Frankee had been the target of a shooting. However, if you look very closely, you will notice one battle wound: one cheek is slightly smaller than the other. When Frankee came to MEOW, he was very skinny and hungry. While his arrival here offered him a welcome supply of food and love, it didn't mark the end of his problems. Several weeks later, he tested positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV ), which he likely caught as the result of a fight with another tom cat on the streets. His teeth were also in very poor condition and because of this, he required several extractions. Times are looking brighter for Frankee now. He spends much of his day resting alongside MEOW's Intake Team, who are sure to give him plenty of love and attention throughout the day. He is a gentle soul and enjoys sitting in on team meetings. He wanders around the table seeking some pets from all! After a long and rough life to date, we think this old guy's story needs a happy ending. What better way to give him that than with a loving new home! Could this be with you? . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #monday #summer

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It's MEOW Meets... Monday! This week, we have the pleasure of introducing you to three new and very special cats. Yet, while we get to know these guys a bit better, don't forget about last week's felines, Vern and Popeye, who are still eagerly awaiting their chance to go home. Take a look back at last week's posts if you missed them. Today, let's meet Orsha. Some of you may have spotted this black beauty in last week's posts and stories when we spent some time with her roommate Popeye. Yet, while Orsha may be photobombing our pictures now, this wasn't always the case. For a long time, this shy girl made herself invisible. She would snuggle inside her flattened cat bed, a tail tip the only indication that anyone was inside. When she did peek out, she would often notice a change: one of her fellow felines was no longer around. Indeed, Orsha has seen plenty of other shy cats come and go, including Klover, Jane Austen and Miss Fiona. Now Orsha has decided that it's her turn. Owing to the persistence of MEOW's caring socializers and some inspiration from brave boy Popeye, Orsha's confidence has grown in recent times. In the past, when a human came into the room, she would stay or run into a hiding spot. Now the opposite is often true. She will happily circle whoever is in the room for a few pets before flopping onto the floor and showing off her belly! Orsha is a beautiful cat who hid herself away for far too long. She's making up for it now, strutting her stuff around Cream room and flaunting that glamorous fluffy tail in the faces of any cat (or human! ) who gets in the way. Having arrived at MEOW in August 2018, Orsha is nearing her one year anniversary at MEOW Foundation. At a little over one year-old, that means she been here for most of her life! Let's find her a home before her MEOW anniversary rolls around. Check out her profile on our website: http://ow.ly/F0Df50vvM6o . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #monday #summer

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There are few things better than kitty cuddles! Of course, not all cats are going to become affectionate. And that's ok! Owning shy and timid cats comes with very different, yet just as valuable, rewards. Foster kitty Chesley certainly isn't shy but he has his limits when it comes to hanging out with humans. However, once you understand this and learn to work with him, he can be a wonderful companion. Here's a recent update from his Foster Mom Lisa: "This spunky little guy is becoming more and more cuddly. He still has a tendency to get nippy but time-outs are teaching him that if he bites the social interaction stops. He is showing me how much he really LOVES his interactions with me." Chesley showed off his best side when we featured him a few weeks ago but he still has had no luck in finding a home. He has been waiting for over one year to find a family to call his own. He needs to be a solo cat in a home with people who can learn to understand and recognize his boundaries. Could this be you? If so, check out his profile on our website: https://www.meowfoundation.com/adopt/8260/chesley/ . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #monday

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MEOW Alumni Update: "Osha (now Raza ) is starting to settle in nicely to her new home! She was quite nervous the first day and spent most of the day hiding out in her room. This didn't last very long, and when we went to check on her later that evening she ran out of the room and decided it was time to start exploring! Since then, she met her brother (Leo ) and although it took Leo a couple of days to adjust, he has gone from quietly observing her to seeking her out for playtime! Raza was fascinated by Leo right away and likes to spend time with him. She is also becoming very vocal, and will let us know when she wants something from us! We can tell that in no time at all, Raza will be bossing around her brother, but for now she lets him think he's the boss. Raza enjoys pets and scratches in the morning after her breakfast. She is starting to really enjoy scratches around her ears! Speaking of breakfast, Alexstraza loves her morning and evening wet food, and always licks her bowl clean! She definitely lets you know when she wants seconds, which is pretty much always! She will even finish her brother's food if she has the chance. After her meals she loves to lounge in her sun cave by the window. We are incredibly happy to have Raza join our family. Thank you MEOW Foundation for helping us meet our girl, and making us lucky enough to be the ones to give her her furever home!" . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #monday #summer #alumniupdate

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Have you entered the BoldStok Dream Home Contest yet? Here's a selection of what you're up against! With just $35 and a photograph of your pet, you could be winning the keys to your dream $3 million home in Calgary. If the goal of 105,000 entries is met, MEOW Foundation will receive $30,000 from BoldStok, which will help us to continue to help stray and abandoned cats in Calgary. What are you waiting for? Get your photos in soon. As they say, if you're not in, you can't win! . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #weekend #saturday #dream #dreamhome #contest #win #homegoals #goals

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MEOW Alumni Update: "We have had Skipper (formerly Skiper ) in our home for just over one month. He seems to be settling in well, and giving our other two cats a run for their money! He’s very active, running around and chasing the other cats. He thinks everything is a toy. He is full of cuddles and curiosity. We are loving having him in our home and he has added a whole new dynamic to the place! Never a dull moment around here." . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycnews #yycliving #yycbusiness #yyccats #yycvolunteer #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #meow #meowfoundation #adoptdontshop #livekindly #goodnews #calgary #airdrie #okotoks #edmonton #canada #weekend

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Vern is so much more than his size and his appetite. He's also a fun-loving guy that thoroughly enjoys playing. He's particularly fond of this leopard print teaser wand and will immediately be on alert when it makes an appearance. When it comes to pouncing, he does things his own way. Rather than stalking and chasing it, he often keeps his butt glued to the floor and lets his upper body to the jumping work! It's certainly a sight to see. Vern also loves having his chin scratched and is very gentle and loving. With this in mind, he could do well in a home with or without children. Do you have room in your life for this mature man? If so, head to our Catalogue and fill out an adoption application! . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #popeye #chill #friday #summer #tgif #goodnews #feelgoodfriday

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It's official: Popeye is an influencer! Well, perhaps not the type you find promoting products on Instagram but he has certainly rubbed off on his fellow roommates. Many of the cats in Cream room are typically shy or timid, just as Popeye used to be. However, since he has started to come out of his corner and out of his shell, so too have some of the others. The two girls in the room, Gallaxy and Orsha, are certainly proving to be copycats, with both of them following him around quite often. His influence, coupled with the work of our loyal volunteer socializers, is working wonders for these Cream room kitties. Orsha, who was once always hidden in her bed, is accepting scratches now and even revealing her beautiful belly. Meanwhile, Gallaxy is also allowing humans to get closer to her. While Popeye tolerates this attention from the girls for the most part, he never seeks it out himself. He can sometimes become annoyed with them when they won't leave him alone. With this in mind, we think he would fully thrive in a home without other cats who invade his personal space. Young kids would also not make a good match for Popeye. He may be warming up but he still has his boundaries! The right home is out there for every one of our kitties and Popeye is no exception. While you might not be able to give him the home he needs, perhaps you know somebody who can. Like and share his story and help them to connect! . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #rescuecat #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meow #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #alberta #canada #popeye #chill #friday #summer #influencer #tgif #goodnews #feelgoodfriday

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We're back with part two of our update with Minnelli, now named Lily. Check our last post if you missed the introduction! After arriving home, it took Lily over a year to warm up to humans, says Patty. "I always knew it could take a long time," she says. "Everything was so subtle that I don't even truly know when she became my cat." Lily is a very different cat to the one who arrived to Patty's home in 2016, says Patty. However, she still is nervous of loud noises and is certainly not a lap-cat. "She is never going to be a lap-cat but I guess I am good with that. If she wanted a lot of attention, I would feel bad as I am at work during the day," says Patty. "She seems to thrive in my quiet environment." "While she isn't a lap-cat, I get just as much love from her simply being there," she adds. Lily's unique personality shines through in her many funny habits. For example, she prefers to drink her water from a coffee cup and chooses the floor over a higher perch when she wants a snooze. "Every once in a while, she will do something cat-like that isn't Lily-like," laughs Patty. For anyone considering taking a shy or quieter cat home, Patty recommends giving them time and waiting for them to come to you. "Love them where they are at," she adds. Giving Lily a loving home has not only made a huge impact on a single cat's life, it has also transformed life for Patty. "As a single woman, I was a little lonely. Lily has become the company I needed but I don't have to stress about her or rush home to her [as you might with a dog]," she explains. "I don't feel lonely anymore. She has filled a huge void." Patty has found the perfect fit for her and she believes everyone can find the ideal feline friend for them. "Just as there's a lid for every pot, there's a pet for every individual." . . . . . #yyc #yycnow #yycliving #yycnews #yycevents #yycvolunteer #yycbusiness #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #adoptdontshop #livekindly #meowfoundation #calgary #edmonton #airdrie #okotoks #tgif #alumniupdate #friend #friends #love

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