This kitty looking for a home has a little bit of a special twist. She is currently a community cat, living outdoors and cared for by Carol who feeds a colony along the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh. But she’s so friendly that Carol knows Whisper would love her own forever home.
Many caretakers make every effort to befriend every cat who comes along for various reasons:
- The cat may be lost and befriending it can help return it to an owner who is missing it.
- The cat may be intact and in need of having a few non-essential parts removed.
- The cat may look or seem ill and getting a closer look is essential to its health.
- The cat may be friendly enough to be fostered and find a new home.
Really, people run out in all weather and to sometimes rather dangerous places to feed and care for community cats because they love cats. And they love those cats especially. And because they love those cats they want them to be safe and healthy and loved. Plenty of formerly feral cats sweeten up over time and give in to the relentless human. It’s actually their nature to do so.
This little girl doesn’t need any time to sweeten up. She’s there.
Here is Whisper’s story…
This is Whisper….isn’t she beautiful? She “appeared” at my one colony last year (2016)….obviously a dump with her temperament and very sweet self (and she was the only cat here that appeared with an ear tip). She is a petite girl and probably only 2 years old. My boys have bullied her and she eats and sleeps all alone. She used to love having kitty friends and seems lonely by herself and she often cries when I leave at night, truly breaking my heart (she is right where Musetta, another community cat, was bullied too and even looks a bit like her).
Can you please help me find her the forever loving home she deserves? She is skittish at first (wouldn’t you be living alone outside?) but is a big love and cuddle bug once she trusts you. She loves my sweet Rufus too so is likely good with dogs (My Rufus LOVES cats and is extremely mellow with them so I’m not sure how she would be around excitable dogs). Let’s find her her happily ever after.
Whisper would initially need a foster home to check her temperament while indoors and to update her health and vaccinations. We know she is spayed and because she is ear-tipped we know she had a rabies vaccine. Outside of that she needs the works. But she’s very worth the extra treatment.
Whisper is only available for foster or adoption through Carol. I’d be more than happy to forward any messages about her to Carol.
Other ways you can help
Amazon Wish Lists
Many rescuers pay out of pocket for veterinary care and food but the costs of raising even the average litter of four healthy kittens is more than many people have, and many rescues have greater needs. Pittsburgh CAT has a number of wish lists that include foods for feeding neo-natal kittens like KMR, and other lists that include the best kitten foods, adult cat foods, food and materials for feral cats, and preferred toys and litter.
Pittsburgh CAT Wish List: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2IUQ0FQOL2I51
2015 Foster Cat/Kitten Wish List: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1A1HUNQ7J3DL/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?
Winter Kitten Wish List! http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3CZ6IYCKS2A7N/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?
Fall Wishlist for Fosters/Ferals! http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2TD3TQBOEMT1E/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?
Food For Foster Kittens: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/OJQIYGC91289/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?
Our Groups Foster Kittens! http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1D226142CCGZX/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?
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
All images and text used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission, although links to your site are more than welcome and are shared. Please ask if you are interested in using and image or story in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of an image or a product including it, check my animal and nature website Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit Ordering Custom Artwork for more information on a custom greeting card, print or other item.
Subscribe to my e-newsletter
Subscribe to The Creative Cat Preview E-newsletter.
Gifts featuring cats you know! Visit Portraits of Animals
This full-lid gift box is gloss coated in black on the lid and white on the bottom, fully white on the inside. On this box I’ve covered only the top with a print of “Mewsette on the Afghan”. Box measures 5″ wide x 7.25″ deep x 4″ high. Price includes shipping. Use for storage for small items, photos or special keepsakes, or use as gift boxes. Read about and purchase this gift box and see a few others.
© 2017 | www.TheCreativeCat.net | Published by Bernadette E. Kazmarski
Weekly schedule of features:
Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life
Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
And sometimes, I just throw my hands in the air and have fun!