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Celebrating Six Years of Rewards and Challenges Leading Saving One Life

Six Years Leading a Cat Rescue is Not for the Faint of Heart Today is my sixth anniversary of leading Saving One Life Animal Rescue and Sanctuary.  It has been quite the experience.  Our volunteers often hear me say, “Rescue is hard.  Rescue is emotional.”  Those two sentences seem ever-present today as I write this.  Every year on my anniversary, I tend to write something.  I always want to acknowledge everyone who helped bring Saving One...

Why Our Family Provides Respite Foster Care for Rescue Cats

"Mama, pleeeeeeease, can we get a cat?" Our two girls issued this desperate plea hundreds of times over several years, and still, my husband and I wouldn't budge. Our frequent travels precluded us from keeping pets, yet we wanted our kids to know the joy of animal companionship. What to do? As a birthday present for our oldest, we signed up to volunteer with SOL at the PetSmart centers. During one of our shifts, the respite care section of...

Feral Cat Colony Caretakers – The Unsung Heroes of Rescue

Feral Cat Colony Caretakers – The Unsung Heroes of Rescue I have had the honor and delight to be the director of Saving One Life for just shy of six years. When I signed up for this crazy ride, I didn’t think it would have been this fulfilling, enjoyable and exhausting. But, it is all worth it knowing that animals live and find great homes because of the rescue and the efforts of our...

Shelters Not Testing Felines for FeLV/FIV Is Not in the Best Interest of the Animals

Animal Shelters are No Longer Testing for FeLV and FIV I recently received a call from one of the local shelters locally to discuss some of their policy changes. We were informed that the shelter would no longer be testing felines for FeLV / FIV. If you aren’t familiar with FeLV / FIV, Cornell University and several other universities have a tremendous amount of valuable information on the diseases. Although the representative (let’s call her Carol) was...

Saving One Life Chosen as Feline Adoption Partner for Whiskers and Wine in San Diego, CA

We are excited to announce that Whiskers and Wine Bar slated to open second quarter of 2020 in San Diego, has chosen to partner with Saving One Life. This partnership will allow Saving One Life to save more lives. What a great way for felines to spend their time at this fabulous venue while waiting for their forever home. You will be able to meet our fabulous felines and enjoy a delectable bite or delicious drink. You can find more information about...

It’s Raining Rescue Kittens in Phoenix & We Need Your Help!

It's Raining Rescue Kittens in Phoenix & We Need Your Help! That's right, the kittens are coming! Although it may sound sweet and downright adorable the reality is far from a happy occasion because it means it is breeding season for the unspayed stray and feral female cat population in Phoenix. Soon these felines will be pregnant and bringing kittens into the world without a home or safe place to give birth. It also means that...

Feeding and Caring for Feral Cat Colonies in Phoenix

In an ideal world, every feline would have a loving, forever home to enjoy every day of their lives. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world and it isn’t always possible or practical for the feral felines in need here in the Phoenix area to find a forever home. What is a Feral Feline? A feral feline is an undersocialized domestic cat or kitten. They tend to be fearful of people and...

Fostering An Expectant Momma Kitty – Kita’s Story

Fostering a Pregnant Cat for the First Time A few weeks ago I decided it was time to try fostering a pregnant kitty, so I brought home Kita.  I have been fostering 4+ week old kittens for Saving One Life for the past year, so this was going to be an entirely new experience for me. Preparing the Nest The first thing we needed was a “nest” for Kita...

Online Shopping Party to Support SOL!

Thank you for stopping by Saving One Life. We like to raise awareness about what we do and funds to help rescue our felines. Every dollar goes back into our rescue. Several vendors have graciously agreed to help raise funds for us by offering an online party. You can shop from the comfort of your home, have it shipped to you, and help your local feline rescue. The links will be open from May 15-31. Please share with your friends and family....

2017 Holiday Bazaar Vendors

Check out our GROWING list of incredible Vendors participating in this years Holiday Bazaar benefiting Saving One Life Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. Date: November 18, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Location: Gilbert Town Square, 1040 S Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296 - In Front of Regal Cinemas