We just wanted to write a thank you for the opportunity to adopt our cat, Ewok! We adopted him a few months ago and I wanted to write an update and a thank you! He was the missing piece in our little family and he brings joy to us everyday. I enjoy spoiling him with everything I can and he rewards me by being the most affectionate cat ever!
Your community has been so good with following up on Ewok, I wanted to assure you all that he is so happy here and is a permanent family member! Thank you again!

Kailey Hinkelman

The Little Hurricanes


I brought Lyric home on September 24th – what an angel she is! She helped mend my broken heart as my 15 year old male, Tiger David, passed on October 7th. This was my second heartbreak of 2010 as my 15 year old female, Shadow, passed on March 27th. Lyric and I bonded instantly. She was the Queen of the house within minutes. I had a huge crate set up for her to sleep right next to my bed. “OH NO!” she said…and into the dead center of my bed she lay down to sleep.

We had a great month by ourselves, yet I could sense Lyric wanted a brother and heaven knows there are so many kittens and cats that need homes. I again enlisted Mary Ann to be there as my support in the search for a new baby boy. I had looked on the SBACC website and saw the orange haired little guy. Charlie (Charles) was my Grandpa’s name & I sure loved him…meant to be? Maybe…I picked Charlie up and he chewed on my hair, ear, and necklace and just wanted me to hold him – like a baby – what a great purr he has! He stole my heart and I knew he was the last piece to make my little family whole again. I really felt that after a while, he & Lyric would hit it off.

Well, who knew it would only take mere minutes? Charlie came home and we showed Lyric her new brother in his carrier. She put her paws on the carrier and looked as if to be saying, “Can we let him out? I wanna play!” So we let him loose & that’s when The Hurricane hit! Solo, they are Lyric & Charlie, Charles when he’s a naughty boy, together they are my Hurricane! WOW! Just 12.5 pounds together, they sound like a herd of horses running thru the house! Music to my ears and heart!

I am so grateful to have my babies home with me. Thank you, Mary Ann & SBACC for helping me adopt my babies. Lyric & I are so happy to be “Charlie’s Angels!”

Jona Keller

Quasar and QT Strike it Rich!


Quasar and QT (Now Bogey & Birdie), are two of five initially very shy kittens that have found forever homes because of the patience and care of our foster parents. Read on!


“It has been a year since they came into my life and they have been a great joy! What a pair! They love each other as you can see in the pictures. They love to play hard – they run in the house and it sounds like a freight train! Birdie likes to open drawers and throw out my clothes. Bogey likes to play with his water dish, pushing it all over the kitchen floor and dumping it over. They are both so smart and so loving, just the perfect cats.

A few months ago I got them a bird feeder. It hangs out on my patio and they sit and watch it for hours when they are not opening drawers and playing with the water dish.

Both are happy and healthy. I just took them for their yearly shots and the doctor said they were perfect. Birdie weighs 8 pounds (all white hair and fluff) and Bogey is 11 pounds (all muscle).

Hope all is well with you and that you enjoy the pictures.”



Penelope finds her pack

Penelope was a little cautious when meeting new people and dogs while at the Care Center. She was adopted to a home with another female dog, Ruby, and a few volunteers were unsure of how she would acclimate to her new home. Not to worry! We recently received an email from her new parents with good news: “Ruby and Pene get along great with each other. On our way home from the shelter Ruby was in the front seat and Pene was in the back seat because we didn’t know how they would interact with each other. To our surprise they were licking in each other’s mouths the whole way home. They play together non stop together…which can be quite annoying while you’re trying to watch the mentalist and they INSIST to recreate the whole show in their own way, but we manage. Anyways, we sent some pictures we thought were cute of Penelope and Ruby together, thank you for letting us adopt such

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Thank you Joe & Judy for opening your wonderful home to our wonderful dogs.

A Very Happy Ending for a Very Special Lady

Our Special was adopted not long after our feature on her amazing story. Her adopter reports:
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” We adopted Special, and we just love her! She is doing very well. She’s running around playing all the time. You’d never know by the way she jumps on the beds, window sills & every other place she can get into, that she has the plate & screws in her. She’s also very fearless.”

Lillian Krug

Bree is the Sunshine of Their Lives!

Dear Seal Beach Animal Shelter,

Our family just wanted to say a big thank you for allowing us to adopt our beautiful cat Bree (formerly christina_breeknown as Indigo). Bree is the absolute sunshine of our lives and has been the perfect addition to our family. We adopted Bree on December 18, 2009 and can honestly say we don’t know what we did before we had her.

Bree is full of life, loving and we adore her. Thanks again for our baby kitty, we just wanted to drop you a note to let you know she is doing great and we absolutely LOVE her! I have attached a picture of Bree and myself at home celebrating Easter.

Christina Delgado, Brandon West and Bree (Indigo) Delgado-West

Carly Fills the Hole in her Adopter’s World

Dear Friends,

I want to thank you for another wonderful friend!dorothy_carly

I lost my beloved Norman, adopted from you a little over 3 years ago, to a brain tumor on February 1, 2010. My friends have been urging me to get another kitty, and they say they can see the change in me since Carly came home.

Carly is the sweetest, most cuddly kitty I have ever known. She adjusted so quickly to her new home. After some busy exploring, she was on my lap with big purrs. She is filling a very big hole in my world. She tries to keeps me in sight, and is so affectionate. She is happy, contented, and at times, euphoric!

Gratefully, Dorothy Martin