On our second day of owning For Paws, Fern was surrendered to us by a client who could no longer care for her. Fern is a force of nature, not wanting to have much to do with humans. She expects to be cared for and we do- but the whole affection thing, petting is just not her style. Fern hangs out with Baby Kitty our other practice cat in the kennel area, but lives to be set free at the close of business to roam the hospital in the night. Fern likes to watch the silly things humans do from a distance and everyone loves her fierce sense of independence.
Spanelli was found in an abandoned house several years ago, fending for herself. She was brought to For Paws with an injured leg. As part of the For Paws Project, we intended on finding Spanelli a perfect home. Unknown to us at the time, she had already found it. When in a cage, Spanelli would hiss and try to bite, so we began letting her out in the offices upstairs. Once out of a cage, she became a loving and affectionate kitty. Dr. Pullekins and Spanelli developed a special bond, which is why this kitty now calls Dr. P's office home. She often eats lunch with Dr. Pullekins, keeping her lap warm. When the doctor is busy at work, Spanelli often soaks up the sun on JR's desk, usually sprawling herself out on the paperwork JR is working on.
Mr T is a happy go lucky guy...he seems to like living with ForPaws rather than in a regular home. He loves to sit on the desk since Covid and may be a greeter when we re open the doors.
Tommy came to us as a potential adoptée but he tested positive for FIV. and from time to time he finds a sink to pee in so he’s not a good fit for rehoming. Instead he has found a home with us. He loves his chicken Dr. J brings him as treats!
Catalina was found on the streets of downtown Cleveland. She was in horrible shape but after a thorough teeth cleaning she blossomed. Our only working house kitty she will take any of our infant kittens and care for them..cleaning them and keeping them warm.
Haley comes to us from Wittenberg University. She was returned from her adoptive home to ForPaws through no fault of her own and is currently being treated for hyperthyroidism.
Years ago a kind woman driving on Dressler saw a box moving and stopped to see what was inside. A small kitten in distress was fighting to get out. The woman rushed the Kitty to Dr. Jellison and after weeks of medication and surgery- Baby Kitty came to live in the hospital. Baby Kitty had ongoing medical issues that prevented adoption and so she lived happily at For Paws. During the day he stayed in the kennel area helping the nurses and doctors with daily rounds and when we closed the shop he roamed the hospital with Fern our other practice cat until the next morning. A favorite with the entire staff, For Paws would not be the same without him. Baby Kitty crossed over the rainbow bridge in 2018 and will live forever in our hearts.
Pansy belonged to a client who was very ill and could not care for her anymore. With some minor medical issues and nowhere to go, Dr. Jellison empathized with the family and Pansy, called her owner, and invited Pansy to live at For Paws permanently. Pansy had the whole staff wrapped around her little paws. She lived upstairs in the offices with Spanelli and bathed in the sun in Dr. Jellison's papasan chair. Every morning when the staff arrived for the morning, Pansy would wait at the top of the stairs, begging for her morning meal. Her favorite past time, aside from sun bathing, was running back and forth in the hallway with Dr. Jellison for exercise. Pansy crossed the rainbow bridge in 2019 and she will live forever in our hearts.