Cats for Adoption: Bernard


You may remember Malcolm and his story, and the rescue financing that Amy Tadija set up in his memory, Malcolm’s Magic, to help cats who had medical needs without the finances to cover expenses.

Bernard is one of the first customers to Malcolm’s Magic. He a senior kitty about 10 years old, suffering from bladder stones and in need of surgery. His owners would have to euthanize him because they couldn’t afford the surgery and couldn’t let him suffer. Malcolm’s Magic agreed to take him, get him his vet care and find him a quiet stress free home.

Bernard had his surgery and now he is looking for a loving home to live out his days. He likes to be brushed and get belly rubs. Bernard is a quiet gentleman and gets along with other quiet cats, so he’s looking for a home with just one or two more cats.

He is FIV/FeLv/Heartworm negative, and received his rabies and FVRCP vaccines. His full blood panel came back all in normal range. All he needs now is a loving home.

Bernard has a temporary foster who agreed to take him after his surgery for recovery, but she needs to open her home to other fosters so long-term foster or adoption, if you can offer Bernard a quiet home, or if you’d like to donate to Malcolm’s Magic, contact Amy at amylbarrette @ gmail (dot) com.

What a sweet kitty.
What a sweet kitty.


Can’t adopt? Foster! Can’t foster? Donate or volunteer.

There are so many ways you can help cats who need homes and care. You may not have room to adopt another cat, but can foster a cat or kitten for a few weeks. If not that, you can volunteer at a shelter or with a rescue, or donate. You do this because you love your cat, and by doing so you help all cats. No matter which of these actions you take, you help to save a life, and make life better for all cats.

  • Adopt one of the cats I’ve posted here, or from any shelter or rescue near you, or from Petfinder, to open up a space for another cat to be rescued and fostered.
  • Offer to foster cats or kittens for a shelter or rescue near you.
  • Volunteer at a shelter or rescue.
  • Find a group of volunteers who work with homeless cats and help them with their efforts.
  • Donate to a shelter or rescue near you.

If you can foster kittens or adults cats to help prepare them for a forever home, please run to your nearest shelter and find a cat who needs you! Anyone can help with this effort at any level, even if all you do is donate to a shelter or rescue so they can help to pay for the food or medications needed for their foster, or the spay/neuter/veterinary care during a clinic.

Need to know more? Read Fostering for Your Shelter and Fostering Saves Lives

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“Kennedy”, white and black charcoal on gray toned paper, 5″ x 8″ © Bernadette E. Kazmarski

I fostered Kennedy for the last six weeks of his time in this life, and each day was a joy. If it hadn’t been for an organized group of rescuers Kennedy would never have found his way to my home. He would never have been rescued, and I would never have known him and been able to share him with you. I created this sketch to help cover the costs of his care. I auctioned it off, and encouraged people to donate at least $25.00 and I would send them a print of the sketch. Now $5.00 from each sale goes to benefit the cat rescue I work with, Pittsburgh CAT, or to the Homeless Cat Management Team to help spay and neuter more cats so there won’t be so many to rescue.

Read more about Kennedy and purchase a print of this sketch.

© 2017 | | Published by Bernadette E. Kazmarski

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Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
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Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
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2 thoughts on “Cats for Adoption: Bernard

  • April 13, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    dood….we hope de easturr bunnee bringz ya a for everz home in yur baskit….we send de best oh fishez that thiz comez troo !! heerz two a happee easturr anda grate week oh end ♥♥

    • April 16, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Yes, we are hoping someone can’t live without that sweet old man! And we are hoping your Easter is blessed today.


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