Who Doesn’t Love Biscuits?
Biscuit’s story begins as a mystery and has had many ups and downs. It’s about a special cat that started off as someone’s pet, yet ended up homeless and seeking sanctuary in a feral/community colony. His story is a common one, but highlights a special boy looking for his forever home.
At about a year old, he ended up living in a large colony of cats in Wilmington. He was scared in a strange place with a lot of street wise cats, but Biscuit is smart. He figured out that a local lady had a special love for the homeless cats that live in the neighborhood. She is what’s called a colony caretaker. Colony caretakers feed and watch over the homeless cats in the colony. Biscuit made an effort to stay close to her house and learn her feeding schedule.
He was brought through Faithful Friends TNR program and returned back to the area. TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) is Trap–neuter–return, commonly known as TNR, is a method for attempting to humanely and effectively manage free-roaming domestic cats. The process involves trapping the cats, having them spayed or neutered, ear-tipped for identification and vaccinated, then returning them back into their territory.
It didn’t take long for the colony caretaker to notice him getting closer and more affectionate as he began to trust her. One day, they both took a leap of faith and trusted each other with a pet. Biscuit threw himself into her arms and in no time and was making bread (or biscuits) into the air. Through Faithful Friends foster program, Biscuit was able to come in from the cold and into the arms of a foster family. Biscuit’s holiday wish is to find his forever home.
Biscuit is just one of thousands of cats abandoned each year in Delaware. Many are found sick or injured. Biscuit is one of the lucky ones. Thanks to your support of the Healing Touch Fund, he has received the lifesaving treatment he needed and will soon be an indoor cat again with a loving family in his forever home. Donate today.
Murphey came to us in 2017 after his owner abandoned him. A neighbor brought Murphey to Faithful Friends where he got the care he needed, but it was a rough start. He had to be placed on a 6-month quarantine for having a bite wound on his ear. Since then, Murphey has enjoyed being one of our office greeters. He spends his days relaxing in the lobby or in an office and greeting people as they enter the shelter.
Murphey has continued to have some health challenges and next month he will be getting radioiodine therapy to treat his hyperthyroidism. After the treatment he will need a few weeks of recovery, but we are confident this will help our sweet boy move forward feeling much better!
Murphey would not be able to get this treatment without your support of the Healing Touch Fund. It is donations from people like you that help the animals in our care get the treatment that they need.
Thank you for considering a donation today to help cover the medical costs for Murphey and other pets just like him. Faithful Friends will not turn our back on cats and dogs who need a little extra medical care or treatment – and thanks to your donation today, we won’t have to!
Denim came to the shelter when his owners could no longer care for him. Upon arrival at the shelter he was extremely emaciated to the point that you could see every bone in his body. His owner had a friend watch Denim and he appeared to have been left in a crate 24/7, barely ever given food. He was covered in his own urine as well as having bald spots which seemed to be from rubbing his body against the crate. Our clinic staff took very good care of him and started him on fluids and multiple small feedings a day.
Today this handsome guy is doing amazing and found his forever home! His new mom spent two hours at the shelter with him and loved his little butt wiggles and his shining personality. He jumped right into his new mom’s car and was happy to finally leave the shelter!
Denim would not have been able to heal without your support of the Healing Touch Fund. He grew stronger to find his forever home and finally leave the shelter. It is donations from people like you that help the animals in our care get the treatment that they need.
Thank you for considering a donation today to help cover the medical costs for Denim and other pets just like him. Faithful Friends will not turn our back on cats and dogs who need a little extra medical care or treatment – and thanks to your donation today, we won’t have to!
When Skippy came to Faithful Friends he could barely move. The vet said he would need hospice care and would never be able to use his back legs again. It was discovered that he was paralyzed, partially blind, and had an enlarged heart after viewing his x-rays. One of staff veterinary technicians took Skippy home as a temporary foster – to monitor his progress and give him the care he needed. After a few days, he started moving but continued to drag his back legs. He began getting around a little easier using a donated doggie wheelchair and also started water therapy to strengthen his back legs.
Defying all odds, Skippy very quickly began to walk on his own and can now walk without his wheelchair or any assistance. He loves running around in circles! Recently, he found a permanent foster home and loves his new Mom and Dad and other four-legged siblings!
Your support of our Healing Touch Fund helped Skippy and will continue to help other pets just like him, get the urgent medical care they need to live happy healthy lives.
Donate today to help us continue this lifesaving care.
Bradley was found when he joined a cat colony at Wilmington University. When Bradley joined the colony, the caretakers noticed. They were able to catch him and they saw that he was in terrible shape. They feared that he would have to be euthanized because he looked severely injured. Pam, one of the people that found Bradley, was very concerned because of his state, so she stepped in to help and saved Bradley’s life.
Our partners at Longwood Veterinary Center were able to quickly assess Bradley’s condition and despite his rough appearance, his diagnosis was scabies, a treatable condition. Bradley began treatment and after a just a few days, the Longwood staff told us that although he was very scared, he was not feral. Bradley was most likely abandoned and tried to survive outdoors for a while. They were even able to examine him without any sedation. They also noticed that he once had a fractured leg that had healed.
Bradley is just one of thousands of cats abandoned each year in Delaware. Many are found sick or injured. Bradley is one of the lucky ones. Thanks to your support of the Healing Touch Fund, he has received the lifesaving treatment he needed and will soon be an indoor cat again with a loving family in his forever home. Donate today.
Ashes was surrendered to the shelter when her family became homeless. Upon arrival our vet examined her and observed that she was limping. Our vet examined her leg and noticed a partial tear in her ACL, so she was started on pain medication.
Ashes found a foster home where she could rest and relax in a home environment while she started healing. She is scheduled for x-rays to see if she has a partially torn ACL or a complete ACL tear. If the x-ray shows that she has a complete ACL tear, she will need surgery to repair it.
Ashes is around 3 years old, very sweet, and loves all things with 4 legs and 2 legs. She healed up and found her perfect forever home with a family that loves her very much!
Your support of our Healing Touch Fund will help Ashes, and other pets just like her, get the urgent medical care they need to live happy, healthy lives. Donate today to help us continue this lifesaving care.