Act 2 Rescue
3410 La Sierra Avenue #F531
Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 444-9108
act2rescue@gmail.com

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Domestic Short Hair / Tabby / Mixed (medium coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Large


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Welcome to Act 2 Rescue where you become part of our A2R family. Adoption is an important time in your life and we are grateful to be a part of it. We take pride in offering you a personalized adoption experience with continuing behavioral support as needed. -Mindy Gould, CEO

About Vanilla Ice

  • Status: Available for Sponsorship
  • Species: Cat
  • General Color: Orange and White
  • Current Size: 17 Pounds
  • Current Age: 7 Months (best estimate)
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Well Trained
  • Exercise Needs: Low
  • Owner Experience Needed: None
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

Hi, I'm Vanilla.  I'm a 2 year old male.  I was so sick I was found collapsed in front of someone's car! At 5am a friend of our founder called Mindy who came and scooped me up off the road. I was raced to a hospital where they said I may have toxoplasmosis or some type of poisoning. I spent 10 days in my box barely able to move. Mindy syringe fed me, got in the bath with me to clean me because I was infested with fleas. I was so sick I couldn't see, my kidneys and liver were in acute failure and I was anemic. Eventually, I could get up but I would fall over if I walked. My vision came back too! They moved me to the center of the living room in a crib so I could be part of things and I slept in a globe shaped cat scratcher. I could stand to go potty and eat but that was it. After 2 months, I started to get out of the crib! Mindy worked with me on my walking and I would get time on the porch to sunbathe. I was still too sick to go for adoption though but I loved attention. Everyone who came over got to know me. It took about a year for my organs to all work again but I still fell when I walked or someone didn't stabilize me putting me down. So I would go to events as a greeter but wasn't stable enough to go to my own home yet. Eventually, after a few years, I am in pretty good health. I am still a tad wonky, my head tilts and I don't have the best balance but I do well with making people feel good. 

I do have ongoing care needs with labs to monitor my kidney and liver functions. I have become the mascot for the rescue. I am on specialized food for urinary crystals as well. However, I now work as a therapy kitty with Paws to Share and get to do events with Act 2 Rescue and tell everyone my rescue story. I even get to dress up as Santa Paws in December! Please consider sponsoring my ongoing care.

 

More about Vanilla Ice

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Very vocal, Does Good in the Car, Leashtrained, Likes to be in your lap, Needs special care, Affectionate, Even-tempered, Gentle, Goofy

Please be aware we are a small foster based rescue in Riverside, California. Our volunteers often have other jobs/careers as well. We are not a government funded shelter and all of our donations and adoption fees are used to run the rescue and help the animals in our care. Since we are no kill, higher fees for in demand breeds help us cover critical care.  We are always in need of volunteers, donations, and fosters. Please excuse any wait times as we are often inundated with emergencies or short staffed. You can learn more about us on our website https://act2rescue.org or at www.allmylinks.com/act2rescue 

 

Steps 1-2  of the ADOPTION PROCESS must be done before we do OFFICIAL MEET & GREETS or take deposits.  To keep animals healthy,  we limit  foster based meet & greets  to people fully qualified to adopt them.   No animals can be held without a $75 deposit. Deposits cannot be refunded if you change your mind, they are to hold a cat and can result in other adopters being told they cannot adopt.

ADOPTION PROCESS:

1.  Application:  Log into our website and complete the adoption application at link below:

Applications :  Forms (rescuegroups.org)

2. Virtual Home Check: Once your application is approved, check back if you haven't been scheduled for a virtual home check within 48 hours.  A virtual home check to ensure safety of your residence for your kitty (not perfect cleanliness). You will be told during the visit if you pass. 

3. Official meet & greet with your kitty at an adoption event, foster care, or adoption center depending on location of the kitty.   We only have a few  volunteers,  so we apologize at times we fall behind due to high demand of some cats. 

5. Sign adoption contract and, if appropriate, foster to adopt clause.

6. Pay adoption fee via zelle using act2rescue@gmail.com (not our phone number) or using cash. We can accept cards at adoption events but the terminal charges fees that are pretty high so it's not the best option. 

7. Take your kitty home. Be sure to isolate kitty while they adjust to your home. We may check in from time to time to be sure you do not need any additional support because we love hearing how our kitties are doing. As volunteer staff, happy stories are literally our paycheck. 

8. Check out our website https://act2rescue.org for resources, blogs and info on how to best take care of your new kitty. Our professional behavior coach is available via text to assist you with transition as well. We also have a Facebook group to interact with our behavior coach and other kitten care experts, as well as our A2R family like you!

****Please note, we do not have dedicated staff for phone lines so please text instead of calling. If the cat/kitten is listed, they are available. However, they could have pending applications or meet and greets scheduled. Filling out an application and approval does not obligate you to adopt the kitty. If they are not a fit...we have plenty of other kitties for adoption.

This kitty has received at least two FVCRP vaccines, rabies if over 4 months, Revolution for fleas/ticks/heartworms/stomach parasites/ear mites, de-wormer, sterilization*, and microchip (you must register for it to work but it's free).  All kitties are given a general wellness check by a veterinarian prior to sterilization. 

Deposits:

The only way we can hold a kitty is with a non-refundable (if you decide not to adopt within 2 weeks not if we void the adoption) deposit of $75. We reserve the right to void the adoption up until the point the contract is signed. If we cancel the adoption (for kitty health or other issues) we will refund your deposit. If you wait longer than 2 weeks, we cannot hold the kitty due to space constraints. Your deposit could be used on another kitty. If you decide not to adopt at all, any deposit will go to the care of animals rescued with us and may be written off as a donation.

 

Foster to Adopt:

Kittens must be 2 lbs or 8 weeks and fixed to be adopted. This will be noted in the approximate available date. If a kitty is unable to be fixed in a timely manner, they may foster to adopt. This would be all adoption paperwork and donations would be exchanged and the kitten would go home. Adoption paperwork will have a clause that it is not final until animal is sterilized.  Once the sterilization appointment arrives you must bring them in to be sterilized or the animal will have to be returned to the rescue. You may also have them sterilized on your own and show proof to the rescue. Once sterilized the adoption will be complete. We normally do not do these in this manner but due to extreme situations they may arise. Final health checks are done during sterilization. Any unknown health issues would also allow you to choose a different cat.   Failure to comply with sterilization will result in returning the animal to us without refund of donations.

Breeds: 

We cannot guarantee breed but do our best to identify possible breeds based on their appearancxe and personality. If you DNA test your furry friend, let us know the results. It is fun to see what the kitty actually is and how close our guess is. Please know not all DNA companies test for all breeds and the science is still catching up so it may adjust later to have breeds we saw. We like to know so we can improve our analysis too.   We cannot guarantee health but go to great lengths to have healthy kitties. Kitties do not live in a cattery but in private fosters for this reason. 

Snap Testing:

We do not test for FELV/FIV in healthy animals as it is often incorrect in animals under 6 months and can be a false positive. False negatives also give a false sense of security. These tests are best done if an animal is unhealthy to determine disease.  https://www.uwsheltermedicine.com/library/resources/why-are-some-shelters-no-longer-testing-all-cats-for-felv-and-fiv

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