A long-time cat rescuing friend is offering to financially support anyone who chooses to foster a wonderful black cat who has chosen her deck to live on. She can’t take him in for some of the health and behavior issues her crew has, and she’d be more than happy to continue feeding him outdoors, but there’s a neighbor she doesn’t trust. He’s just been neutered and had his full vet workup and she is actively looking for a home while someone fosters. She says:
“Boston Blackie is neutered, negative for Aids & FIP, wormed, de-mited and pronounced a genuine love-bug. Can’t get enough. If someone could foster him, we will actively look for good home. If nothing comes available by early Nov., Irene will take him when her daughter comes down. Noah’s Ark will of course cover any vet fees & $100 a month for food, etc. Let me know if you have a taker who will keep him safe.”
Blackie is now located in Bridgeville, PA. If you are interested in fostering or adopting Blackie, please contact me.
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We have a lot of cats and kittens this week.
Foster homes are full and we’ll have to quit rescuing cats if there isn’t room to keep them. Can you adopt? Or can you foster a cat or a few kittens? Please give it a try! If you are interested in fostering you will be offered assistance with many of the needs of the cats you keep including veterinary care and food. If you would like to foster, several of these cats are looking for foster homes as are many kittens. Please contact me.
Fred and Barney Are Ready to Go Home
We loved being fostered so much, we want other kitties to have a chance at being fostered too!
Really, while we’ve lived with our foster human we’ve learned all about playing with toys and with each other—even with a dog—and with humans! And all about good food and a warm and happy place to sleep and what a happy kitty’s life is supposed to be.
Mostly, we’ve learned about how wonderful humans are, how good it feels when they pet us, how much fun they are to manipulate into getting treats and having them toss toys for us to chase. It’s hard to believe a few months ago we though humans were the enemy, so evil we tried to bite and scratch any human who came near us!
Now we know that was just because…we just didn’t know. And now we do. We’d stay here forever, but…our human foster has to move and really wants us to have a home before she goes. If not, we go to another foster home, which is okay but we are soooo ready for a real, forever home! And there are so many other homeless kittens right now that we’d really like to leave the fostering for them
But that can only happen if we come to live with you, or someone like you.
So adopt us already! And the best part—all our veterinary care is done and our adoptions are sponsored, so you don’t have to pay a cent, all you have to do is take us home!
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Really, Fred and Barney are spokescats for successful fostering—and you can take them seriously when they say they need to find another home before this frightened mama and her babies can come inside.
Fred and Barney were picked up by animal control and were about to be euthanized for their “feral behavior”—they were hostile and could not be handled, so unless someone would take them to socialize them, they were simply unadoptable and the shelter had to spend its limited resources on cats who were immediately adoptable.
But someone did step forward for Fred and Barney, several someones in fact, from the person who ran to the shelter to pick them up before they were euthanized to the person who initially fostered them to the foster home they live in now. Two frightened kittens who would have been forgotten long ago are now happy playful companions, ready to fill someone’s life with joy for the next decade-plus.
Abandoned, stray and feral cats are already having kittens outdoors, and every foster home possible needs to be able to open its doors to these homeless cats. If you can adopt Fred and Barney, please contact me. If not, please share them and their story, and maybe someone they’ll reach the right person.
And they are right—they are both neutered and have had all their shots and their adoptions are sponsored so there is no cost to adopt them. We can advise a place to get an inexpensive microchip, but all you have to do is take them home! These cats are located north of Pittsburgh PA If you are interested in Baxter, please contact me.
Handsome Baxter is Looking for a Lap
Uncertain about people for quite a while Baxter is now a complete love bug. Along with his fur brother Bailey, Baxter lost his person and lived in her home for over a month in great confusions, they he lost his home too. He made a big fuss when his person’s son dropped him off in a shelter, and both were in danger of being euthanized for being unadoptable. They were pulled from the shelter and sent to a wonderful foster home where, in time, they learned to trust people again. Now Baxter likes to watch TV with his people and sleep on their laps. You can read more about their rescue and foster home here. If you are interested in Baxter, please contact me. Baxter is located north of Pittsburgh, PA.
Three Orange Cats to Foster
These three orange cats are quiet and friendly, but not quite ready for prime time. Trapped as older kittens from a colony living outdoors, they were a little past the optimum age for socializing kittens easily, but they are by no means angry cats, just still a little shy. Can you foster three orange cats while we look for homes for them? These cats are located in Tarentum, PA. If you are interested in Baxter, please contact me.
Rescued from McKees Rocks, Roxy was on medications during her foster time in the past month, but all that handling only made her friendlier—she’s really sweet and likes to hold a good conversation. These cats are located in Tarentum, PA. If you are interested in Roxy, please contact me.
Leo is about 8 weeks old and while his person was outside at night stargazing, Leo decided to leap on his leg and crawl up. Who could resist? He is neutered and has had basic shots, is extremely friendly, outgoing and affectionate all the time. He is located in Penn, PA. If you are interested in Leo, please contact me.
Two Friendly Kittens
These two kittens were rescued together, and in fact they came right to the door and asked to come in.
Their rescuer was in her cellar and the door was open, it was dark, and she heard a kitten crying. She thought maybe it was one of her feral young ones out there and wondered why it was crying. She went out with a flashlight and saw the gray kitten, thought it was her gray feral and then saw a little black head pop up and realized these were new kittens. Ran and got food and they started to eat but when she was able to pick both up she was shocked. Very friendly, perhaps someone “left” them there. Very clean and healthy looking, and she took them inside.
Found in Irwin, PA. If you are interested in Baxter, please contact me.
All photos courtesy the kittens’ foster homes.
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.
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Homeless Cat Management Team September 15 Clinic
At yesterday’s Homeless Cat Management Team clinic 64 cats were spayed or neutered, rabies vaccinated and given basic veterinary care if necessary—pet cats, rescue cats, community cats, all kinds of cats. Thanks to everyone who volunteered! You make the world a better place for cats and for people who love them!
Browse some rescued cats and kittens!
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