Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Andy & Ann furever!

Bonded littermates, Andy and Ann, are heading back to the shelter today from foster care. These two are inseparable and have had minor health concern while with their foster family. Everyone is happy, healthy and ready for a furever home together. Share, so these two can stay together. #adopt #adoptinlakewood #1lkwd

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

URGENT: Foster Home Needed for Four Friendly Kittens!

CCLAS is looking for a short-term foster for this litter of four older kittens (approximately 12-14 weeks old). These guys are very friendly, but they are sneezing and have goopy eyes! They will need to be on antibiotics for 10 to 14 days before they can be spayed/neutered and put up for adoption. Must be kept isolated from any household pets.

We are hoping to get them into a home before the 4th of July Holiday on Friday! Please contact us at if you can help.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Help Us Support Li'l Licorice!

Licorice (collar #74) arrived at the shelter on May 5th and was immediately a staff and volunteer favorite. She has a gorgeous long coat, and she's sweet and friendly to boot. She gets along with all the other cats at the shelter. 
Our shelter staff noticed that Licorice had some problems with her teeth. We took her to the vet and had two teeth removed. We also noticed that she was drinking excessively. When we checked her bloodwork, we found that her BUN (blood urea nitrogen) and creatinine levels were slightly higher than normal. These results may have been from her tooth infection, or she may be displaying the early stages of kidney disease.

Licorice is so sweet, purrs all the time and has a hearty appetite. We recommend an all wet food diet and testing her blood work again in late June (CCLAS is happy to pay for her follow up blood test). She has tested negative for FIV/FeLV, is spayed, and up to date with her vaccinations. Please consider adopting Licorice if you have experience caring for a special needs cat, or if you would like to give a very special animal a home.

If you can't adopt right now please consider donating to CCLAS to help us cover Licorice's vet bills for her dental surgery and bloodwork at

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Puppies and Kitten!!! In INeed Supplies.

CCLAS has been overwhelmed with orphan kittens and newborn puppies the past month! With over 11 puppies, 20 kittens and only two moms, we need baby pet food to keep these youngsters healthy.

Wish List:
Online PayPal donations
Fancy Feast Gourmet Kitten Food (Pack of 24 - Turkey)
High Quality Kitten Dry Food (like Royal Canin or Evo)
High Quality Puppy Dry Food & Canned Food
Pet Beds
Kitten toys
Small scratching post for kittens
Puppy toys, ropes and balls
Digital food scale
Puppy collars and leashes

You can drop off your donation to the shelter or message us through Facebook for an alternative local drop off location.

** Please refrain from contacting us about adoptions right now. Most of the babies will be available in mid-June and July. Thank you. **

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Playtime for Angel. Waiting for her furever family.

The sweetest angel we have is "Angel," a lovable female tabby cat that is looking for the chance to be part of a family in a nice home. Angel survived two polar vortexes outside, after she was abandoned by her previous owner in the West End last fall. Angel has already been spayed, plus she's recently vaccinated and treated with flea prevention medicine. Angel would enjoy living in a stress-free environment in a loving home among those who can appreciate how beautiful of a cat she is! Right now, she prefers to be in a one-cat household, but we are hopeful that she may grow to appreciate other feline companions in the home. Angel will give you attention and show her love and appreciation by giving you "head bumps." 

Looking for a cat that you can bond with? Angel is the one! She will meow and purr when getting petted and rubbed, along with attention in general. She has also tested negative for FeLV/FIV and has a clean bill of health. 

Angel, collar 15, is available for adoption through the Lakewood Animal Shelter's foster care program. Email us to learn more about Angel. Adoption fees are always low - only $35. 

Included in the low adoption fee is the deworming treatment, an initial vaccination, flea prevention treatment, a collar with an identification tag, a cardboard carrier, an initial wellness exam along with a second vaccination from participating local veterinarians, and of course, a loving friend for life! Adoption hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 to 6, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 12-4. Please visit out website at and our blog at http://cclaspets.blogspot

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Patrick's positive report!

Patrick Update:

Patrick is no longer a super skinny guy! His weight is great, he’s on a healthy diet of wet food twice a day, and a small amount of dry to nibble on during the day. Research shows amputee cats tend to “comfort eat” and with less physical activity, it puts them at risk for diabetes & additional stress on joints.

His weight bearing leg is still not completely healed, so that has slowed down his physical therapy, mobility and balance.

Patrick’s foster works with him daily on his walking and climbing skills – trying to make a game of it by using catnip and treats to motivate and reward him. Patrick really enjoys looking out the window, so that serves as motivation to climb also, and he can finally climb up and down his cat tree without assistance now.

His balance is still a real struggle and his over compensation causes stress on his weight bearing leg, hips and back. He relies on his claws a lot to help pull himself up and steady himself on the sofa or cat tree. He can walk, but only for short distances, and then resorts to a scoot and crawl on the carpet, when his leg is too sore to walk.

He is still having mood swings due to frustration, but they are less severe than the tantrums, depression and withdrawal he exhibited before. The cat tree, purchased with donated funds, has helped redirect his energy, build his confidence with balance, and being able to look out the window really seems to calm him.

Patrick is not comfortable with outside visitors yet, so it will be some time before his foster feels he’s ready to start the adoption inquiry process. Thank you for everyone’s support and kind words.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Ginger's lucky number is three!

Third times a charm for Ginger! Her third foster family has decided to adopt her! We're so happy for the positive outcome and thankful for everyone who helped this little lady get healthy again.  #1lkwd

Pictured below, Ginger is resting on her favorite spot on the bed.