Saturday, April 7, 2012

Come Meet Dezi!

Dezi, our adorable and playful little tabby gentleman, wants to meet YOU! Come visit him on Sunday, April 15, from 2:00-4:00 pm at Pet Supplies Plus, 630 Fellsway/Route 28, on the Medford/Malden line (

Dezi is fun, energetic, and very good with other cats. This little dynamo very much wants a home to call his own. Hear from him directly how much fun he can be. Come visit!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Double the Fun

Everybody's talking about Calliope's two newest cats. Or, at least, they should be! Dezi and Jamaica are letting their true natures shine through a little more every day, and what a delightful thing to see. Although a little overwhelmed by the number of cats at their first shelter, these two play maniacs are blossoming in their new quieter foster home. Their profiles were written soon after they arrived, so keep checking the blog for updates.

Dezi clearly enjoys human companionship, always greeting his foster mom at the door when she comes in. Even with those extra-large eyes of his still half closed from sleep, he jumps down off his favorite spot on the couch to run over for some head rubs. Onto his side and back he rolls, casting an eye upward at his mom as if to say, "How much plainer do I need to make this for you?" Although not currently a lap cat, this diminutive fellow shows his affection in other ways. It is impossible not to give all that love right back to this cutie. And his antics while chasing and pouncing and batting his toys are beyond cute. He would love a home where others enjoy playing as much as he does.

In the six weeks since Jamaica first moved to her foster home, she has transformed from a terrified, shutdown cat who hid at every opportunity to one who now shows interest in everything around her. She carefully watches Dezi and follows his lead more and more, for instance, by rolling over to greet her foster mom. She plays with great gusto and clearly knows when to expect the wand toys to appear from under the blanket. Very little spooks her anymore, as she lies quietly watching her foster mom move around the room without as much as a twitch of the tail. Jamaica still backs away from being petted, but she eagerly eats treats from her mom's hand or from a spot next to her leg on the couch. This beautiful cat's trust in humans in coming back. A special adopter who lets her continue bonding at her own speed will bring this former terrified stray the rest of the way.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Help us help homeless animals!

Calliope Rescue improved the lives of a lot of homeless animals in 2011! Like our animal friends, though, we don’t believe in living in the past. We’re digging into what we can do in 2012—and how we can get you to join us! Imagine how many more animals we could help this coming year with you on the Calliope compassion team.

You can do more than you realize. Calliope saves one animal at a time, through one small action at a time. These small actions, when put together, transform lives—the animals’ and the volunteers’.

The homeless animal problem, when viewed in total, can feel overwhelming. But when viewed through the lens of small individual actions, the problem is shrunk down to a single manageable task: Get one more animal off the street or out of an abusive situation and into a foster home. Next task: Restore the foster’s health and spirit. Next: Match the foster with the ideal permanent home. Last: Repeat.

We desperately need foster homes so that we can stop one more animal’s suffering. For a frightened homeless cat living with no food and with frostbitten ears and feet, each day must feel like an eternity. If you are able to open your heart and your home to her, by tomorrow, she could be warm and well fed for the first time in weeks.

Please join us, no matter what small action you can offer. Each and every volunteer makes a difference. Visit our main website for more information about fostering and volunteering. Also check out Starlight’s Corner, a blog where you’ll read how Calliope has changed the lives of foster cats and parents.