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Gabriella is given some dewormer by volunteer Kristine Novotny during her intake. (Colton Kemp/southernminn.com)

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Will is one of the Furball Farm Pet Sanctuary residents who lost part of his ears to frostbite. (Colton Kemp/southernminn.com)

Gabrielle, or “Gabby” for short, is a timid, black cat that lived near Carbone’s Pizza and Sports Bar in Faribault. David Craig caught Gabby and brought her into the Furball Farm Pet Sanctuary in Faribault on Tuesday.


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Mario (left) is named because of his distinctive mustache-like shape in his fur. (Colton Kemp/southernminn.com)

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Several cats enjoy their “soup” for lunch on Tuesday. One cat ends up with some on top of its head. (Colton Kemp/southernminn.com)

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During Holiday with the Furballs on Saturday and Sunday, visitors can buy shirts, sweaters, cups, hats and other merchandise to help support the Furball Farm Pet Sanctuary. (Colton Kemp/southernminn.com)

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Willma chills on a chair with some stuffed animals. The volunteers at Furball Farm Pet Sanctuary believe her last owners left her behind when they moved. Willma’s tail was likely caught in a motor and cut off, according to the volunteers. (Colton Kemp/southernminn.com)

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Janis Goehner shows off the “catio,” where cats can hang out in the fresh air. (Colton Kemp/southernminn.com)

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Gabriella is coaxed into a quarantine kennel by Kristine Novotny. Gabriella is held in here so she doesn’t give mites or fleas to the other cats. (Colton Kemp/southernminn.com)

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The cats of Furball Farm Pet Sanctuary explore and mingle about with each other and their visitors on Tuesday afternoon. (Colton Kemp/southernminn.com)

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Kristine Novotny drops off a carload of donations that she picked up from the post office for the Furball Farm Pet Sanctuary. Another volunteer, Mike, helps unload the donations on his first day there. (Colton Kemp/southernminn.com)

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David Craig brings Gabriella into the Furball Farm Pet Sanctuary, where Janis Goehner prepares her for intake. Gabriella was living near Carbone’s Pizza and Sports Bar in Faribault. (Colton Kemp/southernminn.com)

Reach Reporter Colton Kemp at 507-333-3129. © Copyright 2022 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved.

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