This is the hardest thing I have ever written

It is with great sadness in my heart that we will be leaving the island in order to deal with my elderly parents. We have tried to stay here as long as we could, but things have gotten worse with them and I need to be by their side. We will be leaving the last week of June.

We have slashed the price of our house in Aruba in an effort to sell it quickly. Whoever buys this house will get a great deal and a house that has been filled with a lot of love and happiness.

We are in contact with different people on the island and looking for others to help continue our cat and kitten rescue efforts. We will continue to be involved with our cause when we are in the US.

We will continue to be involved with our efforts when we are back in the US.    We would like to thank everyone for their kindness and friendships we have made living here.   We are looking forward to making new friends even if we will not be able to meet you in person.

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Cally Girls – Urgently need homes! Please help!!!

Time is our enemy.

The Cally sisters urgently need homes. Toots, Sweets, Edna and Pickles

We are leaving the island at the end of June and are worried what their fate will be. Please spread the word that these adorable kittens need a home. They are very small for their size but large in character!
Please contact us at info@arubakitten.org.

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Meet the Calico Girls!


Meet the Calico Girls

On May 7th we picked up 4 calico kittens between the age of 3 -4 weeks old from the vet. They were found in a yard and turned into the vet for fear that their dogs would kill them. If we didn’t take them they would have been destroyed. They are all girls and have been named Pickles, Sweets, Toots and Edna.

If you can foster these kittens or would like to adopt them. Please contact us
at info@arubakitten.org

Here is our Facebook page with the pictures we took:
AKR on Facebook

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Bee finds a home


On Saturday (May 8th), Bee was adopted to a nice lady who is involved in animal rescue here and in the states. While we love Bee dearly and will miss her greatly, we knew that since our house is entirely full right now that it would be best if Bee could get a great home in the States. All the other cats are missing her too. We send all our best wishes to Bee and Renee for a happy life together.

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Pinchita is rescued from a hotel!



On Friday (May 7th) we helped a lovely couple Annie and Kevin take home a cat that was at the hotel they were staying at. She had befriended them earlier in the week but on Thursday night it became love when Pinchita (the name of the tapas Annie was eating) jumped up on her lap for some pats and love. They were in awe how calm and sweet she was right from the beginning. She just wanted some love and a little food. She had no problems in the carrier when we took her to the vets and didn’t make a peep. We wish her and her new family all the best. We know that Pinchita will be a great addition to their household and will be loved very much!

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Pika sets a new record for travel

It started last Saturday when we met Sarah and Tim at the fund raiser for Cas de Animal Aruba.  Liz and I were helping at the gala and we greeted Sarah and Tim as they arrived  at the reception area.  On vacation, they had seen the flier for the affair, and being animal lovers, they started out their vacation by supporting the efforts for Cas de Animal Aruba’s shelter project.


At the end of the evening we saw them outside the Westin and told them about our kitten rescue.  We exchanged cards with them and bade them a good evening, thanking them for helping out the animals of Aruba.

The next day we got a call from them. While at their hotel they were befriended by little cat they named Pika and they asked what could be done to make her life a more comfortable one. We explained that we could make arrangements for them to take her home with them. Although they felt weren’t sure they had room for another cat at their home they thought that could take her back to a shelter in Canada where she had a chance to get a good home. We invited them over to talk and meet our newest orphan, Keebler. The next day Sarah and Tim came over and we were able to spend some time talking about alternatives. We decided to catch Pika, we could have her examined by the vet and we would keep her here until final arrangements could be made.

Now by this time Pika was working her charms on Sarah and Tim and they were starting to consider  keeping her as their own. Since she was going to be our first rescue going to Canada, we were not familiar with Canadian law concerning transportation of animals but a quick visit to the Canadian governments web site, we found that bringing an Aruban cat into the country was as easy as taking one to the US. The next day we were off to the vet’s for her shot and health certificate.

Pika spent the next 3 days with us. She was so happy and content to be somewhere safe and to have a constant supply of food. Even the vet told us that he could not believe how calm and sweet Pika was. She seemed to know that she was on her way to a better life and never meowed or was upset. Saturday morning we delivered her to Tim and Sarah’s hotel as they were checking out.

Pika had a long trip. First the flight to Toronto. After arrival in Toronto, she spent the night at a Sheraton hotel. Yes, many hotels are pet friendly now. After a good night’s sleep it was off to the airport for the flight to Vancouver.

We will post an update on her flight when we hear back from Sarah and Tim. But this is truely an Aruban love story. We know she will have such a great and happy life. We have been deeply touched by this sweet cat and her affect on all of us!

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Baby Keebler Update



Keebler fully opened her eyes yesterday and weighs nearly a half pound. She is so cute and fuzzy. She’s eating well and ‘wobbling’ around. She’s about 16 days old now.

If you are interested in adopting her when she gets older, please contact us!

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Hotel Kittens need a home!

Sally is staying at a resort and found 4 kittens who are approximately 12 weeks home. We are full at this time with another hotel rescue cat, a 13 day old kitten plus our ‘clan’. I can’t find anyone who can take them in to foster them. They are being fed and loved at the hotel but we are not sure how long that will last.

If you can foster these kittens or would like to adopt them. Please contact us
at info@arubakitten.org

Here is our Facebook page with the pictures we took:
AKR on Facebook

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Rupert update: Now call him “Micky”


Rupert made a friend with a beautiful little girl named Devon at a hotel and her mommy contacted us to rescue her.
We were fortunate to find him a home with a family in Aruba who has a little girl the same age of Devon be his new mommy!

Her name is Kaydie and she has renamed Rupert to Micky and is a great mommy! Micky has settled into the family nicely and enjoying all the love and pats!!! :)

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Keebler (the baby elf) update


Keebler is the name of our 7 day old orphan. We named him Keebler because the way his ears are he looks like a little elf. He is eating well and growing a little every day. He is still tiny and wants to run everywhere even though his eyes are still closed. He’s going to be a really nice cat! He sure has spunk and a big personality all ready. He will be available in the end of May if you know anyone who is interested. We will keep you updated on his growth.

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