FAAAS safely traps feral cats that we either find, or that find their way to us seeking refuge. We then take them to One-of-a-Kind Pets where they are spayed/neutered under their feral program. Those that have potential as house cats go to a partner organization for placement. Those that are deemed as better to live outside, make our sanctuary their permanent home. Each of them seems to have a particular fondness for finding their way to us during the winter holiday season. Michele has worked with all of these guys, turning them from feral to feisty, semi-domesticated kitties. If you’d like to help with continuing the fantastic feline care at Forever Amber Acres click below to sponsor!
Angel, a once a feral cat roaming the streets of Cuyahoga Falls until a friend of FAAAS helped us safely trap her and bring here to our peaceful, loving and safe sanctuary in January 2017. Upon examination by one of our veterinarians, it was discovered that someone had extracted every last tooth of this young, female, spayed cat. It’s remarkable to us that she survived on the streets as long as she did, with no means to hunt and properly chew. Despite her rough start in life, she is quickly turning around and seems to understand that we here at FAAAS are her friends and she’s learning to trust us, able to be pet and even began to purr when she trusts her human barn buddies at FAAAS. We pray her feral instincts will be a thing of the past in the days ahead and that she will continue to enjoy her life here at the sanctuary forever with the other cats, horses, hens and dogs.
Tuxie Merry Sprinkles was once a feral cat roaming the streets of Akron. She was rescued by FAAAS but due to an infection, had to have one of her eyes removed. Despite this, she was quickly adopted by a wonderful family and spent a very happy 3 years there. Her feral instincts still influence her behavior though and she is slowly being reintroduced back into the FAAAS family.
Short for Charlie Tuna because of his uncanny resemblance to the tuna fish commercials from way back when; Charlie T (CT) was found in the parking lot of a grocery store and became our first permanent cat resident the day after Christmas 2008. Today, CT is a great cuddler. He loves kisses, being brushed, and getting treats. In summer, CT loves sleeping in the hayloft or the catnip garden. In winter you’ll find him cozying up in his kennel. Charlie T is a born adventurer and loves hanging out in the pastures hunting for mice. One great mouser, this guy knows he’s “King of the Cats” at Forever Amber Acres!
Sometimes called Fudgers, Fudgie reminds us of a piece of swirled, chocolate-peanut-butter fudge! Michele trapped this little cutie out in the woods on a bitter cold night before Christmas Eve 2009. Fudgie is fully grown, but her legs are so short that one of our vets, Dr. Slenn, feels her growth was stunted because she had kittens herself before she was even one year old. Fudgie prefers to stay close to home and watch the boys hunt. Her favorite things are sleeping under a lean-to, playing soccer with spongy balls and representing our feline contingent as a greeter to visitors of our farm.
Jimmy Buffet (Officer Jimmy Johns)
Hungry, cold and scared, Jimmy Buffet was found hiding under our hayloft on New Year’s Eve, 2012. Jimmy Buffet likes to hang outside of Freedom’s stall, go hunting with Charlie T during the day, and follow us around the barn when he knows that feeding time is approaching. Sometimes called “Buffet” for short, he has turned into a very social kitty in a very short time, and is now trained to come running for dinner when he hears the dinner bell in the evening.
Michele and a co-worker trapped “Ellie” in downtown Akron. She was living in an abandoned building, begging for visitors lunch scraps. Less than 3 months old, but feisty and scared of human touch. Ellie only trusts a rare few, mostly females, but is a joy to have on the farm. She patrols the Executive Director’s house, FAAAS office and likes to sneak up on JoJo and Charlie the dogs, when they aren’t looking!