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So Many Different Ways to Get Involved with SPA Cats!


By Jayn Corral Are you thinking about adopting a cat or kitten? Visit the SPA to enjoy the beautiful, playful, healthy cats and kittens like Rio, Pau, and Wilma, all ready for their forever homes. Check them out on our website ( and then come and meet them in person. If you long for a [...]

Apollo and His Voice


By Harry Burrus Apollo is a handsome three-year-old. His namesake was an Olympian deity in classical Greek mythology, recognized for many traits, among them, having a poetic voice. In writing, finding your voice is one of the hardest things to do. When that happens, one is more relaxed and creative. One is more complete. It [...]

SPA’s October Pets of the Month Are Treats

By Megan Gabel and Jayn Corral Maya, a medium-sized beauty, is a sweet, affectionate, and happy dog with gorgeous, haunting eyes. About 3-3/4 years old, she enjoys going for a walk, stopping to turn around for a hug every few feet. Chips, about 4-1/2, is energetic and eager to please. Quick to learn, she is [...]

Adopting an Older Cat Can Be Rewarding


By Jayn Corral Sure, kittens with emerging personalities are playful, exuberant, curious, and challenging as we wait to see how they’ll turn out. But when you adopt an older cat, you know what you are getting. Older cats have developed their personalities. They are litter-trained. Although they are playful and fun, they are content to [...]

The SPA: What We Are and What We’re Not

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By Megan Gabel One evening, a number of years ago, my husband and I found two newborn kittens under a tree behind our house. Not knowing any better, we tried to give them milk but didn’t have a dropper, so it didn’t work. We put them back outside, thinking that maybe the mother cat would [...]

Please Help Get Us Out of Here!

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By Jayn Corral Tina and Delphi finally decided it was time to have a frank discussion with me. Tina spoke for both of them. “Don’t get me wrong. We think the SPA is a great place to be, especially if you were rescued from a horrible situation like we were, but for cats that are [...]

SPA September Pets of the Month


By Lynn Weisberg and Jayn Corral Tabby siblings Zoe and Zeus arrived at the SPA in late March 2018 at two months of age. Zoe, a lovely, curious young lady with blond highlights, will stay by your side until it is time to play or take a nap. Known as “the entertainer,” Zeus is always [...]

Sisters Who Lean On Each Other


By Megan Gabel In addition to having been SPA residents since June 2016, sisters Snowflake and Thunder (about 2-1/2 years old) and sisters Jazmin and Nuni (about 2-3/4 years old) have another thing in common. Each is bonded to her sister. When Thunder was adopted earlier this year, a depressed and lonely Snowflake stopped eating, [...]

Why Adopt an Adult Dog?


By Lorena Molina There are many benefits to adopting an adult dog like Nellie, Nube, Guera, or Cocoa. Adult dogs are generally quieter animals that do not require as much exercise or attention as a younger dog. They are past the chewing stage and so are less likely to go after your favorite slippers as [...]

The SPA Advocates


By Jayn Corral Early this year, I became the cat advocate at the SPA when my predecessor moved to the US after serving superbly in that role for many years. I had observed her over the years on my regular visits to volunteer with the cats and kittens, so I understood the tremendous responsibilities that [...]

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