9 Lives Rescue at Kibble 4 A Cause

The JJO interview with 9 Lives Rescue’s Anna Goebel at the Kibble 4 A Cause event on Thursday.

9 Lives Rescue attended the Kibble 4 A Cause radiothon on Thursday morning, this year held at Barks on Bourbon in Cross Plains. We had a table indoors, while the radio stations had to set up tents outside in the chilly weather – they couldn’t broadcast from inside the metal building!

Four radio stations were present: 94.1 JJO, Magic 98, 106.7 The Resistance, and Q106, and each station interviewed many of the rescues participating. It was a full day of awareness for area rescues, and we’re so grateful!

More photos of the Kibble 4 A Cause event held at Barks On Bourbon in Cross Plains. 1) Radio personalities from 94.1 JJO, Magic 98, 106.7 The Resistance, and Q106, who were broadcasting live from the event all day. 2) The truck of sponsor Report for Doody, filled with in-kind donations from generous folks who stopped by to support rescue. 3) Bourbon, canine supervisor at Barks on Bourbon, which is located on Bourbon Road. ๐Ÿ™‚

Kibble 4 A Cause Radiothon 2024

Join us on April 11 at Barks on Bourbon in Cross Plains! The annual Kibble 4 A Cause Radiothon will run from 6AM to 7PM. 9 Lives rescue will be there, along with other area rescues. Come by to say hi and to get your Kibble 4 A Cause goodie bag! Four radio stations are sponsoring the event – 94.1 JJO, The Resistance, Q106 and Magic98 – bringing folks together to make a difference for our furry friends in need! Tune in, stop by, or head to http://kibbleforacause.com/ to donate or find more info ๐Ÿ˜ธ

Thank you to the Mid-West Family Madison stations for brining awareness to animals in need!

Featured Adoptable Cat: Shiloh

Shiloh is a very friendly, talkative, playful, and affectionate cat who loves to cuddle and be pet. He has a laid-back personality and quickly warms up to people who give him attention. He’s an absolute love bug and getting him to purr is very easy. He’s a handsome boy with a lot of personality and is very smart. He even comes when you call him! He makes his foster mom smile and laugh every day.

Shiloh can live with other cats, respectful dogs, and older children who will play with him but not try to pick him up. He would do best in a home where someone is usually home, as he gets lonely when he’s alone.

He was born in 2017, is neutered, current on his vaccines, microchipped, and negative for FeLV and FIV.

Read more about Shiloh on our Adopt page!

Help Willy Breathe!

๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜†, ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ. When he was brought indoors and into the care of 9 Lives, he had an injured front leg that our vet figured was the result of trauma, likely a fall from 2- to 3-stories high! 9 Lives immediately treated his leg and heโ€™s doing great. Heโ€™s sweet, lovable, and gets along with humans, cats, and dogs.

Unfortunately, the trauma also injured his throat, and ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—น๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ. On a good day, Willy breathes with an awful wheeze. On a bad day, he struggles to breathe, and the obstruction is life-threatening.

A simple but expensive surgery will open up his airway and relieve his suffering. The bill will be high, but we can’t turn our backs on Willy. ๐—ช๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ, ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

Click here to read more of Willy’s story.

Featured Adoptable Cats: Sammy and Nelson

Sammy, 8, is a sweetheart, extremely affectionate and docile, a real lap kitty who also likes to be picked up! He loves to play with feathers and eat Churus and chomp on cat grass; one of his favorite things is to perch on his cat tree and check out what’s happening outside. He also loves hanging with his best friend, Nelson.

Nelson, 6, spent years in isolation before coming to his current foster, so he is adjusting to the joy of being free to move. He LOVES his new buddy Sammy! Now he is typically out and about, curiously watching the bigger world outside from his perch on his cat tree, or begging for food or playtime. Overall he is shy and needs a place to hide if overwhelmed, but he is getting more and more comfortable with people and he is gaining confidence from Sammy.

Nelson and Sammy met because each had ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐˜€ (๐—™๐—ฒ๐—Ÿ๐—ฉ), and they became best friends. Having FeLV means that the immune system is compromised, but it is a condition that can be managed. More information available on request.

Sammy and Nelson are bonded friends who must be adopted together. They are neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and tested negative for FIV.

To learn more, please find Sammy and Nelson on our Adopt page: https://9livesrescue.org/adopt

Kitten Season Has Begun: Meet Juno!

๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™๐™š๐™ง๐™š! ๐Ÿ˜ Juno officially rang in the kitten season for 9 Lives on April 1 when she gave birth to five babies. The kittens are healthy, and Juno is mothering this, her last litter, like a champ. Junoโ€™s little โ€œsatellitesโ€ are named after Jupiterโ€™s moons: Callisto, Calypso, Europa, Ganymede and Io. Theyโ€™ll be circling around Juno for a couple months in the safety of a 9 Lives foster home until theyโ€™re ready for adoption.