Currently Available for Adoption
Teddy is a grey male kitten and only about 14 weeks old. Teddy is super social, friendly and active. He loves playing with anyone and anything and he is looking for just the right home.
Thomas was abandoned as a kitten with his mother, and 2 siblings.They all were taken to Pet Food Express in Blackhawk where it was found that Thomas couldn’t move his back legs. He was seen by 2 local vets, had x-rays and treated with antibiotics. None of this helped. He was evaluated by UC Davis Neurology and and they stated that he has no voluntary movements in his hind limbs and no sensation. Our goal now is to keep him clean and dry as urine and fecal can cause scaling of his skin. We drain his bladder 4-5 times a day and help to move his bowels daily. He gets ROM and massage to his back limbs when he receives his bladder treatment. He is up for adoption to the right home that can provide him with the care and love he deserves.
Cami was trapped in September of 2021 with the plan for her to be a TNR (Trap/Neuter/Release) but the trapper was unable to find an appointment for her. We were asked to take her in and try and socialize her till a S/N (Spay/Neuter) appointment became available. Due to the pandemic shutting so many vet clinics down we ending up keeping Cami longer than we had hoped. By the time we were able to get an appointment for her, months later, we felt it was too dangerous to release her back to a colony that might not remember her and in the middle of winter. She has come along way with people but is still very shy. She would be a great barn cat at this point but we are still hopeful she will be sitting in our laps one day.
Baby G was born to a feral colony in Orinda. He was with his mom till he was about 5 weeks old. His mom was a friendly feral and able to be handled. So, she and Baby G were picked up and brought to our sanctuary with the rest of the colony. Baby G was noted to have a upper respiratory infection and infested with fleas. He also only weighted 25 oz. We opted to bring him in the house and have a vet evaluate him. He was bathed and started on clavamox. We then began bottle feeding him and he has become the sweetest/cutest little guy ever. He will be neutered soon and stated on his vaccinations. He is available for adoption.
Buddy is a 7 month old male cat. He has been neutered and all his vaccinations are up to date. He is super sweet, loves to play. He could go to a home as a solo cat or with other animals. Will you open your home to him?
Stella, is shy but loves human attention. She will rub up against people she is familiar with but doesn't like to be touched yet. We are working with her daily.
Aponi is all black and so soft. She raised 3 kittens and continues to be an adoring mom. Aponi will be available for adoption in November.
Current Fosters - Not Yet Available for Adoption
Wally is a water Buffalo calf the Sanctuary will be fostering after he is discharged from UC Davis. He was rescued by Genevieve's Gentle Hearts Rescue when an employee at a local farm called to say that his mom had passed away and he wouldn't leave her body or take a bottle from the staff. At UC Davis, he hasn't been drinking enough milk to sustain himself so vets decided on a rumen transplant for the time being with hopes for him to rely on hay more than milk. The Sanctuary will be fostering him when he's ready for discharge to get him to a more stable condition.
Barney is an almost 2 month old male water buffalo calf that was found "down" on a hill, unable to stand or walk. The farmer was told by a vet to just let him pass. Fortunately, an employee reached out to Genevieve's Gentle Heart rescue to help again. Together we decided to try and rescue him and bring him to UC Davis. He is at UC Davis in critical condition. We are hoping he will recover and becomes best friends with Wally.
Harry is currently needing a foster home for socialization as he grows up a little.
Harper, Marco, and Milo
Harper, Marco and Milo were all found and are currently semi feral. They are also in need of a foster home for socialization.
Past Fosters - Already Adopted
Edna Mae was rescued from a local cat colony. She had previously been trapped and spayed. She is 4-5 years old and super friendly. She loves people and is good with most cats. Edna Mae has now found her home at a sanctuary in Clayton.
Penelope is a 2-3 year old very sweet Pygmy Goat. She has gone to her forever home at a sanctuary in Clayton.
Oliver is approximately 4 years old. We believe he is a KuneKune mix. He was found as a stray and was brought to our local animal shelter. He LOVES people and is super social. He is also appears to be good around other pigs. He has recently been adopted by an animal sanctuary in Napa.
Josie and Lulu
Meet Josie, a Tortoiseshell, and her sister, Lulu, who is a tabby. They were rescued from a property that had become a dumping place for unwanted cats. The owner of the property realized this was becoming an issue and contacted the local police for them to help guide him. The officer suggested shooting the kittens and cats. This man was taken back by the response and fortunately searched for someone to trap them and that's when we came in. They were semi-feral when they arrived here. They were spayed, immunizations were given, ear was tipped since at the time it was unclear if they would tame up. I'm glad to say they tamed up to be complete love bugs. They will always remain a bonded pair. We are proud to have adopted both Josie and Lulu as residents at the Sanctuary.
Shelby, Oreo, Sierra,
Sandia, and Stella
Our 5 foster goats exploring the yard.
Shelby is 1 of the 5 goats we fostered that were rescued from a Petting Zoo on the Northern California coast. This petting zoo often becomes over populated since there is no attempt to keep the males away from the females. This petting zoo is big into goat yoga and prefers the smaller goats to bounce on people. Since Shelby and her sisters were getting older and bigger they were of no use to this owner. They were placed on a barren hillside with no shelter and given hay pellets to eat. All 5 goats we fostered were malnourished, had poor hair quality and had lice. They all are eating the grass hay they thrive on and have found their forever home at a sanctuary close by.
Dulce was rescued from a colony of cats and adopted by a local sanctuary in Orinda.
Meeko was found as a stray in a backyard when he was only 4-5 weeks old. He has done great at the sanctuary and has now moved in with his new mom in San Francisco.
Kawi was found by a family along with her litter. The Sanctuary trapped her and spayed and neutered her and her litter. Kawi is a sweet, calm cat that loves attention.
Lucy was found after being abandoned by her mom at a week old. Lucy is quite a character, sassy, sweet, loving, confident and cuddly. Lucy has been welcomed with open arms by a family in San Francisco and has become best friends with their other cat.
Marzipan and Kazzia
Marzipan and Kazzia are two dairy goats that came to us. They were both adopted by a wonderful owner in Northern California. Marzipan passed away after her cleft palate became infected, but Kazzia still remains in the loving care of her owner after coming in pregnant with two boy goats.
Wookie was taken in after an owner’s passing and then adopted to a close friend of the Sanctuary. Unfortunately she is currently in liver failure but is thriving on a special diet living well loved in her new home with another dog friend.
Atlas was trapped via a drop trap with her mom and littermates. She is shy but very sweet and social with other cats. She has found her forever home with a family in LA and is waiting for her pickup.
Cora is a beautiful Great Pyrenees Mountain dog that we rescued at 6 months old. She had developed entropion, condition of the eyelids in which the eyelid margin rolls inward towards the eye, and the rancher wanted to have her killed. Luckily, a neighbor brought her to a rescue and we were able to adopt her from them. She was trained very harshly and we are working to recondition her in a loving way. She is a love bug!
Kawi was found by a family who notified the Sanctuary. We trapped her and spayed and neutered her and her litter. Kawi is a sweet, calm cat that loves attention, especially that of her new family.