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A Sheltered Life – stories as told to Maggie Haylock-Capon, by Liza, resident greeter at the Loyalist Humane Society. (Photographs by Alan R. Capon)

(If you are unable to adopt a cat or kitten, there are many other important ways to help the LHS. Donations of Javex and other household cleaning products, garbage bags, grocery bags, litter, cat food and kitten food are welcome. The Loyalist Humane Society is located on County Road 4, (Talbot Street), near the intersection of Tripp Road.)

Liza - Another from the collection of photographs she didn't want the public to see.

Liza – Another from the collection of photographs she didn’t want the public to see.

Liza "just resting my eyes".

Liza “just resting my eyes”.

Hi, Everyone,
It’s Liza, official meeter and greeter for the Loyalist Humane Society reporting to you live from The Laundry Room, where things are always hopping and I don’t mean fleas. Our recent heat wave has left me almost too exhausted to lift a paw, but a snide remark from that rascal Franco has prompted me to pen a few comments regarding his accusation that I do very little around here but sleep. Apparently, to give credence to his remarks, he has posted several photographs of me that he claims clearly show that I am lying down on the job. I would like to state that these candid shots were snapped while I was relaxing from my duties, in what I believed to be the privacy of my own home. Like all celebrecats, I am relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi and cannot even take a nap without being photographed.

The Photo That Started It All:

Great Black and White Hunter, Franco, chief of rodent control for the LHS, makes his daily rounds.

Great Black and White Hunter, Franco, chief of rodent control for the LHS, makes his daily rounds.

That Franco is nothing but a trouble-maker determined to undermine me and the fine work that I do in public relations for our shelter. How does this slacker spend his days? He goes hunting. To date, he has caught more than eight snakes and is now tracking moles. It is my fervent hope that he will soon take up fishing and fall off the dock.

On to the recent Adoption Days event at Picton’s Pet Valu store. Two of our little rug rats were adopted and we congratulate them on finding their forever homes. There are still many more beautiful kittens here at our shelter who desperately need families of their own. Visit our shelter and add a fur to your wardrobe. We offer a large selection from which to choose.

On-the-catwalkOn The Catwalk
Shelter volunteer Don Norrington has just completed a cat walk for all of our Main House residents. This screened porch makes it possible for all of them to take the air and has quickly become a favourite gathering place.

“Si, si, senor, I am urgently seeking my family,” says Raoul who was found on the Massassaga Road. He is neutered and declawed and was obviously once a much-loved pet. Temporarily homeless, he’s hoping to be reunited with his family, but if no one inquires for him he would be happy to follow you home.

Sarah-LeeSarah Lee
Young, slender, and looking for love. Sarah Lee is a new resident at the shelter and would very much like to find a forever home where seconds are served at every meal. With a few hearty meals she is certain to become a real beauty.

A mature cat with considerable presence, Torte has been declawed and would be the ideal companion for a senior citizen or a retired couple. Mrs. M. describes her as “very sweet” and adds that she looks very much like a delectable torte, hence her name.

Stewart is destined to go up in the world. He has just risen to Mrs. Moffatt’s shoulder.With his handsome black velvet suit and friendly disposition he is certain to be successful. All he requires is a forever family to encourage him in his endeavors.

Meet Bethel, a perky tiger and white kitten who is considering a career in photography. However, she is a little concerned by the fact that she may be too small to hold the camera. Found on Bethel Road, this sweet little orphan is now picturing what it would be like to have a forever home.

From the Desk of Liza:
Don’t miss our giant yard sale, which is coming up on Aug. 16 and 17. There will be an amazing selection of “must haves” for every household. I am planning to buy the treadmill for Franco. He could certainly use it.



Happy news here, for one of our favourite residents, David. He’s found his forever home. Also, wonderful news for Freddy who will soon be on his way to a new home in Kitchener. He was found sheltering in a dog house, during a bitterly cold spell last January. His forepaws were frozen as a result of his exposure to the extreme weather. After months of careful nursing, he was finally able to leave his crate to explore the cattery. His recovery was very slow and there were times when it seemed unlikely that he would ever find a forever home. Then, along came a wonderful family who fell in love with Freddy and decided to adopt him, frozen feet and all. He has made great progress in recent weeks and will soon be leaving us to start a new life in his forever home. Freddy has given me permission to show  photographs of his damaged paws, to help people understand how important it is for cats to have proper shelter in cold weather. All of us here are very excited that his story has such a happy ending.

Freddy's feet then.

Freddy’s feet then.

Freddy's feet now.

Freddy’s feet now.

-Until next week,

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Invasion of rug rats has reached a crisis point

Hi, Everyone,
It’s Liza reporting to you from the nursery at the Loyalist Humane Society. The place is a mad house these days. There are bassinettes everywhere and new arrivals, almost daily. The invasion of the rug rats has reached a crisis point. Homes are urgently needed for the beautiful kittens from our 2013 collection. We are proud to offer an outstanding selection of furs in every colour. Please visit us soon to choose your new BFF. Of course, we also have many exceptional, mature cats who are seeking their forever homes. Please follow me to meet them.

Kittens-kittens-kittensKittens, Kittens, Kittens!!
This bassinette showcases only a small sampling of the kittens available for adoption at our shelter, this summer. Enjoy a summer romance with one of these delightful rug rats or take two – they’re small.

Although he insists that he is a valued staff member here, Franco is available for adoption. A cat with loads of ” ‘tude” he is the former mayor of Prince Edward Heights. If you enjoy politics, you’ll love Franco.

Saylor came to our shelter after being reported for panhandling at Bloomfield’s Saylor Cafe. He was caught table-hopping and escorted from the premises. This handsome gentleman was promptly treated to a good meal and a warm welcome from all of us. If you enjoy fine dining and would like a dinner companion for a tour of county eateries, just ask for Saylor. He already owns a tux.

Sasha came to us when her elderly owner became unable to care for her. She is a mature cat of about seven and has been declawed. She is sweet-natured and very beautiful.

Tickle-Me-TortieTickle Me Tortie
Tickle Me Tortie, who is originally from Consecon, came to our shelter because his family is moving. A senior cat he is very people-friendly and likes to be cuddled. If you are seeking a BFF and trustworthy confidante, look no further. Tortie is your man.

James-BondJames Bond
It’s James Bond, at your service. This suave gentleman enjoys relaxing on our patio on hot, summer afternoons. If you share his love for relaxing in the shade with a thrilling spy novel, you may have met your match.

Kiefer-SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
This rare shot of our resident star, Kiefer Sutherland, was snapped just as he was preparing to join James Bond on our patio. Rumour has it that Kiefer is doing undercover work for Bond. A young and very handsome spy, Kiefer is a bit shy, but would thrive in a loving home with lots of one-on-one attention.

Mrs.-WhippleMrs. Whipple
It’s sweet dreams for Mrs. Whipple who obviously has been consulting with Martha Mewart. She’s brightened up her bedroom with a whimsical throw cushion.

Our lovable senior citi-cat, Rocky, appears to have developed a drinking problem. We are seeking help for him with Cream-A-Holics Anonymous. Initially, he was given daily bowls of cream to help him regain his strength after a bout of the flu. Now, he is fully recovered but continues to lap up his “medicine”.

Brennan is a savvy cat who knows how to enjoy a long, hot, summer. He enjoys snoozing in a sunbeam in our new gazebo.

A beautiful tiger puss, Cleo was found wandering the streets of Wellington. She is very people-friendly but does not enjoy the company of other cats. This delightful diva must be an only cat.

MoselyMosely – This Week’s Poster Cat
A distinguished tiger cat of substance, five-year-old Mosely was surrendered to our shelter by his owner, when it became apparent that the family dogs did not welcome his presence in the house. This handsome gentleman in a pin-striped suit would add a touch of distinction to any sofa.

Meet George, a debonair tiger and white cat who enjoys nothing more than a peaceful nap. If you would like a housemate who appreciates the finer things in life, be sure to visit our shelter to meet him.

Other-Kitty-aka-OkayOther Kitty – aka Okay
Attired in a stylish summer suit of white fur, Other Kitty is a young male cat who is earnestly seeking a forever home. A puss guaranteed to stand out in a crowd, he is people-friendly and eager to please.

Rug-rats-taking-airRug Rats Taking the Air
As I have already mentioned, there are bassinettes everywhere at the LHS these days, each one chockfull of little fur balls. For the most fun you’ll ever have for $40 stop by and adopt one of them.

Doing-TimeDoing Time
This little black and white kitten is just one of the many fine furs in this year’s collection. Adopt now from a wide selection of colours and sizes.

Socks, the feral cat who now resides with my ghost writer, Maggie, recently became a grandmother. Like all grannies, she is a little boastful and could not resist sending along this photo of her tiny grandchild, Tulip. Unfortunately, Tulip was named before it was discovered that she was really a”he”. We can only hope that he has inherited his grandmother’s strong survival skills, for he is sure to be teased about his name.

From the Desk of Liza
This week, I am pleased to report that Candice Cain has found her forever home. If you recall, she came to us in a delicate condition and gave birth to a single kitten named Peppermint Patti (who has also been adopted). Candice was working as a pole dancer to fund her education. She is studying to become a para-legal. She says that she plans to continue her studies, in her new home.

Our resident legal advisor, Crawford, is disappointed that Candice will not be joining him in his practice. However, he will be taking on new staff. Newcomer, Mosely, is going to become full partner. Mosely has previously practised law and, like Crawford, owns a fine, pin-striped suit. Crawford and Mosely, Attorneys at Law – now that has a ring to it.

Great news for our Main House cats. Shelter “contractor” Don Norrington is adding a screened porch to the front of our building. This new cat walk will allow residents from this area of our shelter to take the air on summer days. Don recently built a gazebo for our seniors which is greatly enjoyed. We owe him a big round of appawse.

Don’t miss the upcoming Adoption Weekend on July 12, 13, and 14 at Picton’s Pet Valu. You could meet your new BFF here.

On July 20, Lorain Sine and friends will present a summer benefit concert for our shelter at Picton United Church. Be sure to attend. Tickets will be available at the door.

Our annual yard sale is coming up, soon, as well. Donations are welcome.

-Until next week,

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About the Author: Maggie Haylock is a freelance writer and former newspaper reporter who has co-authored several books with her husband, Alan Capon.

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  1. Sedona says:

    I loved the pictures here and the
    place for the kitties
    adore them
    and I travel to the county sometimes as well
    may I vist if time allows?


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