Graduation Photos!

Once the kittens have reached two pounds in weight -- and learned all their catting lessons -- they are sent to PAWS in Chicago for their spay or neuter, and microchipping.  Then they return to the academy for a day or two of recuperation; it doesn't take long for kittens to recover.  Finally, they get to spend time at the On Angel's Wings shelter in Crystal Lake.  Sometimes, if they're not adopted immediately, they'll get to return to the academy for a few days, so they don't have to be confined in cages at the shelter.  

If you're interested in adopting one of this class, now is the time to contact On Angel's Wings.  The phone number is (815) 356-8170.  Or you can find additional information on their Facebook page:

Our first class of 2016 is all over 2lbs now, and their trip to PAWS is scheduled for Wednesday the 22nd of June.  They'll be at the shelter the weekend of the 25th.  

Here's the official Graduation Roll Call:

Apple has already been adopted, along with her sister, Coopi.  They will live together in their new home.  They're already best friends, so it works out well!

We love all the kittens here at the Academy, but Spot loves us back more than any of the others.  She's always the first to greet us when we come into the room, and the most likely to curl up and sleep on a lap.  She's likely to grow up into a great lap companion.

Lieutenant Broccoli is one of the two boys in the litter, and he also loves his people.  Playful and affectionate in equal parts, he'll make a fine feline friend.

Riker is the other boy in this group.  Rambunctious and adventurous as his namesake!  

Seven was the seventh of the litter to arrive.  She's the smallest, but she makes up for her small size with energy!

Coopi was adopted early, along with her sister Apple.  They'll be the first to move on after graduation next week!  We'll miss them both dearly.

Troi is an independent kitten who likes to do her own thing... though often times that thing is playing and wrestling with her classmates!

In addition, the mother cat, Hazel, will also be spayed and available for adoption on the same schedule. She's a wonderful cat who gets along great with other cats, and dogs.  She's playful, smart, and super affectionate!  

We'll have to get a new photo of Hazel soon - here's an archive shot from several weeks ago.