BFS Senior & Special Needs Cat Sanctuary & Rescue

Meet Our Cats

Meet some of the wonderful kitties living here at the BFS Cat Sanctuary. If at anytime you would love to meet any of them in person please contact us and let us know. We can arrange for you to meet them.


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Posted by Shawnna Lynn on June 2, 2012 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Nitro is a silver Bengal she came to us as an OS(owner surrender). She looks like a snow leopard. It took her about 2 months to finally come around and warm up to everyone but now she loves everyone. She will come to use and tell us she wants the kitchen faucet on, so she can drink the water and even play in it. Yes play in the water. This is also a trait of the bengal our other 2 bengals play in the water as well. Nitro will sit on your lap but only when she wants the attention. 


Posted by Shawnna Lynn on June 2, 2012 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Babycat is 3 yrs old and is a Marble/Mackeral Bengal. She came from FFHS. 


Posted by Shawnna Lynn on June 2, 2012 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Aria is my personal cat, she is an F2 Bengal. *Honestly I dont know much of the differences) I have had her since she was a kitten. She was born Sept. 2003. and has lived with me since Nov 2003. She came from a breeder who I thought at the time was a great person. Turned out I was wrong. This is when I started lecturing about breeders for profit which is what Aria was sadly. She was according to the breeder a reject so couldnt be sold for top dollar because she has a white spot on her neck. I didnt care about that obviously. So instead of letting the breeder throw her away I bought her and saved her. She arrived to me sickly. So she spent her first weeks with me at the vet. She had giardia and we almost lost her. Due to her poor health when she was a kitten shes had many teeth pulled. A few yrs back she had a hemotomia in her ear that has caused her ear to bend down on the tip. 

*If you are wondering what a Bengal is, they are part Asian Leopard and domestic cat.

Stevie our Blue Gold Macaw

Posted by Shawnna Lynn on June 2, 2012 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Stevie is actually my personal pet. I got her when she was just a baby. She is DNA sexed and has been in my life since the day she hatched from an egg. She was hatched in 2000. 


Posted by Shawnna Lynn on May 27, 2012 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Dustin is a special needs seal point large male approx 3 yrs old. He came to us from Elk City. He is a success story. Someone poured lighter fluid on him and lit him on fire. He survived and even surviving this horrible act of humankind, he is the most lovable of them all here. His eyes, ears and most of his head and face have been burned. He is going blind and deaf from his injuries. He has lived here for a year. He loves on everyone that visits. 


Posted by Shawnna Lynn on May 27, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (2)

Oliver is a special needs orange tabby male. He weighs just over 2 pds and is 13 months old. Due to his small size he is a big risk for surgery so we have vdecided to not have him neutered at this time. He has been here since he was 5 weeks old. Oliver is also FELV+ which is probably what caused his stunted growth. Hes also has chronic conjuctivitis. 


Posted by Shawnna Lynn on May 26, 2012 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Skeeter is a special needs tuxedo male approx 2 yrs old and came to us from a gas chamber shelter. His back feet are sealed (they face outward), he has one blue eye and one green eye. His front foot is webbed and missing a toe and his tail is broke in about 5 places. He is very lovable and wants constant attention. He has lived her for almost a year now if not longer. ALthough unique he doesnt act any different from any "normal cat". 


Posted by Shawnna Lynn on May 25, 2012 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Faith is a special needs cat. She is a small orange tabby who was born without 2 front legs. Instead she has small stubs. Her one ear is bent down. She is about a year old now. She hops along very well considering she has no front legs. She has made frequent visits to the Elementary School, Wal-mart, and the local senior citizens home. 


Posted by Shawnna Lynn on May 25, 2012 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

BussBuss came to us from Carrolton, TX about 14 months ago. He is a large black FIV+ Male. He is approx 13 years old and has several teeth missing from his tom cat days. 

Telly Jean

Posted by Shawnna Lynn on May 23, 2012 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Telly Jean is a 15 year old calico female. She came to us as an owner surrender after the owner had to go into a nursing home. She has been here for about a year now. She loves to cuddle and loves to be petted. She likes people just doesnt care much for other cats. 


Posted by Shawnna Lynn on May 11, 2012 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Cleo is a tuxedo female who came to us from Edmond. She is a senior kitty and has lived here for approx 16 months. Cleo is very laid back and mainly likes to just lay around. She enjoys canned food daily. Occasionally she will allow you to pick her up but she is going blind so sometimes shes a bit cranky. Although a senior kitty she still enjoys grooming herself. 


Posted by Shawnna Lynn on May 5, 2012 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

After trying all week to get her Xena to bounce back we were unsuccessful. I hand fed her all week, using the syringe to force feed her. At times she even fought me because she didn’t want to eat. She bit me a few times when I was giving her subq fluids. I could tell she was slipping away. Her wobbliness with the head went away and so did the nystagmus in both eyes. She did seem to be getting better for a little while but the last few days she was starting to show her age and whatever her condition was, it was taking a toll on her body. The only comfort I have in her passing on to the Rainbow Bridge is the fact that I know she is no longer suffering. But it doesn’t make it easier that she is now gone. RIP my dear Xena. Give everyone kisses for me at the Rainbow Bridge. You may be gone Xena but you are not forgotten. Mommy loves you! 

update on Xena

Posted by Shawnna Lynn on May 2, 2012 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

she had seemed to be doing better. She was grooming herself the best she could, she was eating and drinking on her own with some help with her wobbliness of her head. But today we had a setback. Shes doing poorly again. I gave her subq fluids, nutrical and maxcal but she seems so weak again. She also isnt wanting to open her eyes tonight. So please say extra prayers for her tonight I am afraid she may not make it until morning. 


Posted by Shawnna Lynn on April 24, 2012 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

ast Friday I found Xena collapsed by my bed on floor. I picked her up and noticed her eyes were rapidly moving side to side. So I suspected neurological immediately. SO i ran her out to our vet. She is a senior (aged 12-13) white calico ragdoll kitty. So my vet confirms my suspicions and then I asked if it was possibly Vestibular Disease. He said he hadnt thought about that but it could be possible so we put her on prednisone and was told time would tell.


So today she can lift her head up without falling over and her eyes arent twitching anymore. She seems more vocal and wants me to sit by her. Shes still not eating or drinking on her own so I have been giving her subq fluids and feeding her by syringe in mouth. Now it seems shes very weak and still very wobbly. Only time will tell if shes going to recover. I am not very hopeful but i am also NOT giving up.

3 Seniors transported from Houma, LA to Hobart, OK

Posted by Shawnna Lynn on January 8, 2012 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

On Dec 31, 2011. 8 people started off and in transport had  seniors and a 3 yr old cat in route for Ardmore, OK. (the meeting place). The 3 senior kitties came here to BFS in Hobart, OK. The 3 yr old went to OKC. The transport went well and they arrived in Hobart, OK, New Years Eve night without any problems. The 16 yr old is a female DSH Tabby and white named Tiger, the 15 yr old is a DMH Orange and white named Big Boy and the 14 yr old is a large male DSH Tabby stripe named Harley. 

After arriving here safely they were anxious to get out of their crates. They immediatly came out on their own into their room for the next 2 weeks ( they are kept away from the rest of the cattery for their own protection). As you can see by the picture in the photos section they all laid together on one pillow instead of their own. Now days later though they have more explored and feel more comfortable so they now each lay on their own pillows or wherever they choose. 

All 3 are very lovable and love attention. 

Declaw Surgery

Posted by Shawnna Lynn on August 16, 2011 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Before you THINK about declawing watch this video then try to convince me that declawing a cat is okay.

Video Here