Samaire was found abandoned with her siblings under an outdoor staircase in Philadelphia. Channon, our Hospital Administrator, adopted her immediately and began a steady routine of bottle feeding and general “mommy-ing.” Now, as the senior of the house, this curvy girl enjoys cozy snuggles, napping wherever the sunbeams hit, going crazy over catnip, and being the queen of the house. She shares her home and affections with step-siblings Figgy and Vesper.
Fignelina (aka Figgy) is the middle child, if you will. She is the sensitive sibling, responding to any situation that arises. Her little voice ranges from chirps to purrs, and she will still kneed like a kitten when snuggling comfortably. Figgy enjoys chasing strings, and playing with catnip covered toy mice. Her affection is contagious.
Vesper is the youngest of the girls. The lone survivor of a feral cat’s second litter, Vesper was fostered by Channon before eventually being adopted. She is the loner of the three, but growing in her displays of affection each day. She loves exploring the great outdoors (in the safety of her enclosed yard) and pouncing on Figgy to entice her to play.
In Loving Memory
Sparky was our forever mischievous hospital cat. Sparky came to AEVC as a kitten over 5 years ago. His face/jaw was electrocuted as he had a love for wires. Unfortunately, the owners were unable to provide care for him. Dr. Holland took on Sparky as a rescue, repairing his jaw and giving him a second chance. He spent his days greeting sick patients, licking any and all plastic in sight, basking in the sun, and donating blood when necessary to save other ill cats. We will miss this sweet boy very much.
Polly was brought to us one day in April of 2018. She had been abandoned by her mother, who also had one other kitten in the litter. She was only a few days old with unopened eyes and her umbilical cord still attached. Initially, we were uncertain as to whether or not she would survive. To our relief and unbridled joy, she pulled through with flying colours. Due to her size (Polly Pocket-sized) and the surprise of her extra digits (polydactyl), we named her the obvious choice- Polly! Polly quickly found her voice, growing in strength and affection.
More surprises were in store as her fur began to grow in. Little waves appeared on her back and trailed along her spine. Although not genetically tested, we imagined she might be part Rex. Her little eyes changed from blue to seafoam, to green. Her energy soared, motivating her to climb anything and everything she could- from her kennel door, to our shoulders where she would sit perched like a parrot observing her surroundings. We knew then that she would be an adventurous kitty, readily seeking exploration and new discoveries. Her favourite games became hide and seek, and parkour with the scratching post.
For two months, Polly grew and won over the hearts of our little work family. Then it was time for her to find her furrever home. Although many showed interest in taking her, she was eventually adopted by one of our very own, Lilly. Lilly and Polly are a terrific match! We couldn't be happier for them both, and our smiles increasingly deepen as we hear tales of her adjusting to life with her new family. We wish them all the best as their adventures unfold, and will update our social media pages with her progress when she visits with us. Follow us on Facebook to stay updated!