I believe Haukea came from a transport from southern Illinois. We had her a week or so and she had her babies. She is really sweet girl. She loves to eat. Which is great for a new mama. When she's not eating, she wants you to pet her. But now that she has her babies, she still likes to be petted, but she also goes and takes care of her babies like a good mama.
What does the name Haukea mean?
Haukea is Female and the origin is Hawaiian.
Haukea is an Hawaiian name composed of the elements hau "snow" and kea "white,"
Haukea means "snow white."
Kelina & Leinani are back!
Kelina and Leinani were returned to ARF because their owner is moving out of the country and decided not to take the cats with. They're at the Wheaton PetSmart now, looking for a new forever home. Maybe you're the human they're looking for? Why not stop in and visit the girls?
UPDATE 11/23/2019: Crispin & Zestar were adopted together today! YAY!!!
UPDATE 11/16/2019: Braeburn was adopted! YAY! He found his forever home!!
UPDATE 10/15/2019: More pictures added.
UPDATE 9/22/2019: It is with sadness that I have to let you know that Jonagold, our little guy, has passed away. His fight is over and he is resting with God now. A much better place, yet we miss him here. Until we meet again little buddy, run and play, I'll see you some day!
UPDATE 9/22/2019: The little guy has a name - Jonagold. He is part of the apple kittens. He is getting bigger, but he is still not like he should be. We are still tube feeding him every few hours 24x7. He is sometimes active and sometimes very withdrawn. I hope he is just worn out and that he is still growing in a positive direction. He is a trooper. His brothers and sisters are giant compared to him, but that's ok. We just want him to turn in a good direction. Start eating more from mom and especially just grow and develop. Keep those prayers for him going! We appreciate every one of them!
We also have some additional pics of all of them below.
UPDATE 9/19/2019: The little guy keeps doing better! He is up to 136g and is holding his weight. He is getting 5.4ml of food each feeding now. He's still a tiny little runt next to his siblings, but he's still fighting to catch up with the. He doesn't let them push him around either, though he loses most of the time because he is so tiny. But he tries! Keep the prayers for him going and before we know it, he will bet getting adopted!
UPDATE 9/17.2019: The little boy with the rough start just keeps on fighting. He's spunky! He is up to 95g. That is not much, but it's 20g more than just a couple days ago. He is an amazing little guy. His lungs are getting stronger and he makes more noise - which is a good thing. He doesn't like the tube feeding, but then again, nobody does. At least he fights it a little now. He is still not out of the woods, but I'm really pulling for him. We feed him every 2 hours now. He even tried to feed from mama today! Continue with the prayers!! Thanks!
UPDATE 9/15/2019: One of the little baby boys is having a rough start. He is the smallest and possibly not fully developed inside perhaps. He is hanging on at the moment, but is very lethargic and really isn't eating on his own. Sometimes he tries, but he's weak. We are even tube feeding him, but he's not really responding. We're really sad. Please say a little prayer fo the little guy to pull through. Thanks.
UPDATE 9/12/2019: Mama had her babies! Around 12:30AM today, mama started having her babies. She went until about 3AM or so and had 6 babies. Looked like it was going to be 5 and then out of nowhere, number 6 arrived. They're so tiny and adorable of course. She is a great mama and has probably done this before. Right now everything looks great!
UPDATE 9/3/2019: This mama is a sweetie. No name yet. She likes to talk to you when you go in to visit her. I think she is saying feed me mostly. She loves to eat and talk. And if you want to pet her or rub her face, she is all for that too. No babies yet!
Our newest KittenvilleUSA friend has arrived. She is a sweetie who is going to have more sweeties! She is kind of a tiny kitty, but her belly looks big. No guess yet as to how many babies, but we'll have to see what the vet says when they see her. More pictures soon.
Meet Kelina & Leinani!
UPDATE 12/26/2019: We got to spend a couple days with these sweeties over Christmas and I really miss them. They are two of the sweetest cats I've ever come across. Both of them just love to be petted. They are perfect. I would love to keep them but we have a couple cats that might not get along. If you're looking for a pair of cats be sure to visit these girls. They're just so adorable, friendly and loving you'll want them immediately!
Kelina and Leinani were returned to ARF because their owner is moving out of the country and decided not to take the cats with. Now these special kitties get to find another human who would like to give them a forever home! They're adorable and still loving sisters! Why not stop over at the Wheaton PetSmart and visit them! Maybe even take them home with you!
Below are the kitties from KittenvilleUSA at PetSmart ready to find their forever homes!
Kelina & Leinani @ Wheaton PetSmart
Did you know a kitten can get pregnant as early as 4 months old? In the case of these sisters, they got pregnant around 6 months old. We are pleased to introduce you to Kelina and Leinani, a pair of sisters who are looking for a forever home together. Kelina’s name means moon goddess in Hawaiian and Leinani’s name means gorgeous child (pronounced (LAY-nah-nee)
Kelina is the darker looking one of the two. Her face has more black on it and she looks fuzzier overall. Kelina is also the more vocal of the pair. These sisters came to us on the day that Kelina had given birth to her 4 kittens. The sisters raised their babies together in one large nest, often nursing each other’s babies and cleaning and caring for the closest one at hand – whoever that baby originally belonged to. They can often be found hugging and grooming each other as well. They are very close to each other and so we need to find a forever home that has room for both girls.
We are pleased to introduce you to Leinani and Kelina, a pair of sisters who are looking for a forever home together. Leinani’s name means gorgeous child (pronounced (LAY-nah-nee) and Kelina’s name means moon goddess in Hawaiian.
Leinani is the more white looking lady – it almost looks like she has a line down her face! She is also the more affectionate of the pair. She enjoys being picked up and held and will sit on her foster mom’s lap and hang out.
These are super special girls. They can often be found hugging and grooming each other. They are very close to each other and need to find a forever home that has room for both girls.
Life was not easy for these girls before they came into foster care. When we first met Kelina she had big shaved patches on her back from a dog bite that she was recovering from. Can you imagine being pregnant and a big dog comes and bites you? She must have been terrified. Thankfully all that is behind her. Kelina and Leinani will only know the indoor life from now on where they will be pampered and allowed to live a carefree life.
They are both super playful and fun cats. They love to play with toys and climb cat trees. They enjoy looking out the window at all the activity outside. Kelina loves pets, but not being held. She will come and sit by her foster mom so she can get pets and will curl right up against her leg so she can be close.
Both girls do great with having their nails trimmed and should NOT be declawed!
The girls are up to date on all their vaccines. They are microchipped and spayed and ready to go. The combined adoption fee for both is $190. This fee also includes a complimentary exam with one of our veterinary partners post-adoption.
These sisters currently reside in the Wheaton Petsmart. You are welcome to stop by and see them and if a volunteer is there, you can go in and meet them!
Since 2012 we’ve worked with the
Animal Rescue Foundation - IL
to foster cats and kittens in the southwest suburbs of Chicago
The kitties have their own room we call Kittenville!
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KittenvilleUSA is the room in our home dedicated to our foster mamas and their kittens, kittens without mamas, and any other cat that may need a place to say. They don’t have to stay in a cage at some shelter, they have a whole room to run and play in.
When they're ready for adoption, they will be at ARF - Animal Rescue Foundation - IL events at PetSmart. Normally, they go to Wheaton, IL or Darien, IL PetSmart stores. See the maps (above this FAQ) on this page for locations. Sometimes there are special events at other locations.
Watch this page for information on events or check out the ARF - Animal Rescue Foundation - IL website for event information.
If you're interested in a cat or kitten shown on this site you can use the contact form at the bottom of this webpage to inquire about them and someone will get in touch with you.
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