Lifelines for Felines, Inc.

Success Stories

In October 2017, we rescued our first kitten, Gjeorgie, from a property in Downtown L.A. where someone was killing cats and where he had contracted FELV, the Feline Leukemia Virus. He became the first ward of the rescue and has outlived his life expectancy by years and today leads a beautiful, happy life. By October 2021, we had helped over 130 homeless, stray and lost cats and kittens, getting most into good homes. We have reunited lost cats with their guardians. We have raised the money for several successful major surgeries including one for Oscar, a kitten who was rescued after being put in a bag and thrown into a dumpster with a dislocated hip and fractured pelvis, and Maestro Maestro, found on the verge of death by starvation with a diaphragmatic hernia which caused his intestines to move up to his lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. Criswell Criswella was a kitten found living by a dumpster dangerously close to a major Los Angeles highway. She was adopted by a successful musician who, years ago when he was homeless, slept behind that very same dumpster. Today, these felines are healthy, happy, well cared for, and very loved in good homes. In doing this work we've seen miracles take place for many cats and kittens and for the people who adopted them. With your help and support, we expect to see many more.

Honey Mu

Honey-mu was in a terrible situation. She was cast out of her home by a woman in Sherman Oaks, California who her told neighbors that she couldn’t stand the smell of Honey’s breath. When her other cat, Ray, was found dead one morning after having been killed by a coyote, she was heard to to exclaim, “IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN HONEY!” And so Honey – a very friendly and social cat - was abandoned and homeless, living on the street and being fed by the woman’s neighbors. After several months it became clear that she was having a progressively hard time eating. More cats in the neighborhood turned up dead as coyotes began frequenting the streets at night and though Honey evaded them, she was suffering terribly and desperately needed medical attention as her mouth was obviously in great pain. This rescue contacted the woman who abandoned her and she revoked all claims to Honey. She told us that we had her permission to take custody and responsibility for her. It was discovered that Honey – now rechristened Honey-mu – was suffering from an autoimmune disorder that had rendered her mouth an agonizing mess. She needed to have all of her teeth removed. Donations paid for her surgery and a young woman, Heidi Kolkovich, who had fostered kittens for the rescue in the past, took her in, nursed her back to health, and became more and more involved in helping to run the rescue. Heidi not only became our Vice President but she adopted Honey-Mu who is thriving, off the streets for good, and though toothless, safe and so well-loved.