STAF learned of these three dogs at a Kentucky rescue who were in desperate need of rescue. Noelle is already spayed, housebroken, and was found in a county shelter. She was not doing well at the time, so the Kentucky rescue took her in. Sam is young, maybe a year old, found in the area, and so the rescue also took him in and had him neutered. Sam and Noelle get along really well together. Our volunteer also noticed Aura and asked if STAF could take her as well. She was bought as a puppy and the people thought she was a Doodle, but then she grew up into something other than a Doodle, so they dumped her.

Three beautiful dogs, all thrown away, through no fault of their own. Welcome to STAF, babes, you will be given plenty of love with us.



SimoneThe Franklin Co. Humane Society contacted us about Simone who was surrendered to them by her owner due to a birth defect of paralyzed back legs. She was taken to a veterinary facility that suggested euthanasia. But Simone is mobile and quite active; she is playful, climbs and is energetic so they reached out to us since they know we perform miracles. We readily agreed to help. This little doll is in the Vet Room and she is enjoying all her toys; soaking up all the attention she can get while giving all the kisses she can give.


Once again, thank goodness volunteers Marianne and Connie became aware of several cats, including River, Brook, and Dana, left behind by their feeders on Brooks Avenue off Dana near Xavier University. The landlord told other XU students renting in nearby homes not to feed the cats so Marianne could not release them back to the dangerous streets. They are all currently in the middle hall cages as they are going through their protocols and our incredible Care Corps Team is working with them to let them know that they will always have a place to call home.



Regal-Rainy1Regal-Rainy2These two adorable pups are 8-month-old siblings that were adopted as puppies. They “got too big” and were moved to living outside. Both were recently posted by a local rescue, and STAF couldn’t bear to think of pups having to live outside in this cold, so we had to step in to help. We have named them Regal and Rani (pronounced like rainy). They have been to the vet to be spayed and neutered and receive vaccinations, and they are now at STAF.

Adjusting to life in the shelter will be tough on them at first, as they are used to living outside, but we have no doubt they will quickly appreciate the warmth and the attention from all of our loving volunteers! Welcome to STAF, two more young throw-aways, and thank you to all of our volunteers for working with them to find new homes.


Marianne responded to a call from someone at a local trailer park who reached out to her for help for a beautiful, young Calico that had chronic diarrhea. Realizing this lovely kitty would not have hope of medical care and a proper diet, we certainly agreed to help. If you want to share one of the sweetest treats imaginable, you must spend time enjoying Mango!


WillieWhen volunteer Don found a tiny orange kitten in the parking lot of his workplace, there was no doubt that our (retired) first responder was going to be first in line to rescue this baby.

At only about 2 pounds, Willie still has a way to go to recover from his time on the streets. He was covered with fleas and was clearly undernourished. Knowing that Cheryl and Don have this little guy in their loving home for foster care, surely Willie will become a bright ball of orange fire in no time and they will happily fan the flames of fun!


Thank you to volunteer Laurel for saving Maysie from a terrible hoarding situation, in unlivable conditions.

This beautiful 7-month-old kitty no longer has live fleas and is getting stronger every day as she enjoys the luxuries of her foster home with Laurel.


ElwoodWhen volunteer Kathy was told she and her friend could no longer feed the two male cats that were left behind in the neighborhood, we certainly wanted to help. Elwood made his way to STAF and we are hoping his buddy Jake will follow as soon as possible.

We are getting Elwood’s medical conditions sorted out, as he came to us with URI symptoms. Elwood loves his bed more than life itself, and this guy finds as many ways as possible to lounge giving new meaning to the term “cat naps”.


When a tiny kitten is abandoned and needs rescue, we are so grateful to STAF volunteer Marianne for acting fast. Paisley was just 3 lbs. 12 oz. when she was taken to the vet for care and she is now in Marianne’s home as a foster. With a fresh start, surely, she will follow the pattern that leads to a lifetime of love!


Realizing there was just one more cat to catch at the colony site in Madisonville, it took months for STAF volunteer Marianne to finally catch Sparrow. As all the colony feeders continued to monitor this site and they fed every day until he could be brought to safety, there was no question that patience could have easily flown out the window in desperation to close this feeding site and bring these cats indoors. A great big thank you to all the volunteers who were dedicated and took turns feeding there every day for many years!


Who knew there was a Diamond mine in Lynchburg at the Dollar Store? STAF volunteers Marianne and Mia did, and thank goodness they rescued her. She is in foster care at Marianne’s house, and as soon as she completes her protocols and regains strength, she will be in high demand since she is such a beautiful and rare kitty.


EveHarperWe don’t know the circumstances that landed these sweet pups in a rural shelter, suffering from an extreme case of mange. But lucky for Harper and Eve, they were found and taken in by some true rescue angels.

The rescue lovingly nursed them back to health, then saw them safely to STAF, where we are working to match them with their forever families.


Clermont Animal CARE Humane Society contacted us about an abandoned 7-year-old very friendly neutered orange tabby that tested FeLV positive. Realizing Rocky’s chances for a future were definitely on shaky ground, we were happy to help this guy.

He is currently receiving his protocols in the Vet Room at STAF and we are trying to teach him that litter boxes are for eliminating and beds are for sleeping. This silly guy seems to have it backwards, but he is so laid back, and he knows he is surely now on steady ground with us!


STAF received an urgent email from a local rescue asking if we could help this beautiful girl named Addie. She’s 10 months old, 65 lbs, spayed, and up to date on vaccines.

Addie belonged to an EKU student who evidently is gone long hours, and therefore Addie wasn’t doing well. She was in training to be a service dog, but we do not know why that did not continue. Addie appears to be very intelligent; she just was not getting enough attention.


Someone drove up, dropped three cats in carriers at the door, and drove off. They left a note with names and ages and it said they are spayed/neutered and up to date on shots. A bonded pair: Fetty, a black/white neutered male with an eye enucleation, and grey female Remy are 8-10 months old. Calico female Fiona is 1½. These three sweet and friendly kitties are currently receiving their protocols in the Vet Room. Rumor has it that Fiona is already on hold for adoption.



At least when Marley’s owner knew he was moving, he found respite for this amazing man. He showed up at the door and said he was moving that day and could not take his cat of two years. Marley is a stunning Siamese guy that is still a bit on the shy side, but with lots of encouragement and attention, his gorgeous blue eyes will be gleaming at you in no time!


A mother contacted us about her late daughter’s cat, April, that she’d been caring for since 2016. She was unexpectedly moving and could not take April with her. April had been adopted from a pet store 11 1/2 years ago as a kitten and she tragically lost her person, Meghan, as Meghan passed away at such a young age. We have already given April a warm welcome and let her know that we adore her just as much as Meghan did and she will always have a place to call home.


Robin and Raven were both from the Rainbow site where some of our volunteers have been feeding for many years. These two girls are currently in the middle hall as they are going through their protocols and they can really use some help with their socialization skills. Since they came from a rough life of living behind a car wash for years, they will need some time to get to know us before they realize they will forever have a squeaky clean life of leisure indoors.


She is not just a tv personality! Farrah is a real life laid-back beauty that was brought to the door by an apartment manager since her tenant moved away and left her behind.

If you have not already met our adorable superstar, please make your acquaintance with this lovely lady as she goes through her new arrival protocols debuting at STAF!


Thank goodness volunteer Karyn was quick to rescue Pokey from the Kings Island Amusement Park! This gorgeous 2-year-old neutered male was found wandering the park and since that is not fun and games for a cat, he can now romp and play appropriately with his volunteer friends at STAF. With his wonderful personality, it surely won’t be long before he is finding fun in his forever home!


STAF volunteer Marianne advised that there was a colony feeder concerned about a cat with a very bad eye, scabby skin, and in overall, rough shape. Of course we wanted to help Captain and he was whisked off to the vet immediately upon arrival at STAF.

After his examination, it was determined that Captain will need to have his eye removed (the surgery is scheduled) and we are hoping he will remain negative as his first combo test has indicated. This fabulous beige man is incredibly sweet and affectionate and if you are not sure how to make biscuits in bed, he is definitely the captain of that ship!


We accepted Orion at the door when a family brought him to us stating that they were moving to Chicago that day. Although we hardly knew his personality would be so grand, he truly is one of the most prominent and visible constellations (oops, I mean kitties) in the Vet Room. And, he really is one of the sweetest and cutest kittens in the universe!


STAF volunteer Marianne got a call from Lake Shore Estates Trailer Park about a tame neutered cat being fed there for years that had lost about half of his body weight. He was pawing at this mouth and was no longer able to eat canned food. Of course, we agreed to help and welcomed Marty. 

At a slight 5 1/2 pounds at the time of rescue and admission for hospitalization, Marty has already gained 1 1/2 pounds since being with us, and we are trying to beef him up so he can get his much needed dental surgery. He is still anemic and requires a protocol of daily meds and feedings, but we are hoping in true STAF style, Marty will be ready to party after just a few more months of special care.


Ella GraceBartElla Grace is a gorgeous girl who is around 18 months old and 40 lbs. She was rescued from an overcrowded rural shelter just in time for Christmas. She is enjoying romping with her shelter pals and receiving love and attention from our volunteers. Her wish for the New Year is a home of her own.

All we know about Bart‘s background is that he was surrendered by his previous owner to an overcrowed rural county shelter. What we DO know is that Bart is gorgeous, weighs in the upper fifties, and is around two years old.


A warm welcome to Snappy, Webby, and Callie, all from the Clermont Animal CARE Humane Society. As this facility has reached out to the rescue community, STAF volunteer Debora met with the manager at this facility and we accepted three of the most at-risk cats in need of STAF’s help since they are going back to being a kill shelter after the new year. 

Snappy is a sweet orange tabby, 1-2 years old, with a broken pelvis and missing right rear leg. He was found injured, probably hit by a car. He needs bed rest to recover from his broken pelvis, and his leg was amputated during surgery prior to coming to STAF. The good news is that he has already shown significant improvement since being with us and he is expected to make a full recovery. There is little question that he will snap right back to wonderful health!

Webby is a friendly grey/white, 10-year-old female, found outside in mid-July covered with cobwebs. She weighed around five pounds then, and has gained about two pounds since.

Webby has chronic elimination issues and a possible abdominal mass with sensitivity in this area. We don’t know how much time Webby will give us, but we know for sure that the only web she will be covered in, is a huge web of love from our STAF volunteers.

Callie was surrendered to them on 10/8/20 from a hoarding situation–severely malnourished, dehydrated, matted and covered with fleas. She has been to our vet for evaluation, where her age was estimated at 12 and we are addressing her chronic diarrhea issues with appropriate protocols. Her name means beautiful and her soul means sweet!