Sometimes you meet someone with whom you have so much in common that you are instant best friends and you can’t imagine your lives apart. Even if you are a cat! Yes, Mr. Man and Lucy met at their foster home, both adult cats, abandoned and rescued, and FIV+. They had a lot to talk about, and they ended up spending all their time together.
They are so serious about their friendship that their foster offered to sponsor their adoption fees:
- They will cover half of their adoption fee if they are adopted individually.
- But they really want them to be adopted together, and if they are their fosters will sponsor the entire adoption fee ($125).
“They deserve awesome forever homes!”
Hi! I’m Lucy, a laid-back lady who loves attention. I will rub and purr, begging for nonstop pets. I have been known to nuzzle for pets as I am being pet. I have my signature paw-pat method of asking for more attention which consists of me patting you with my paw until you pet me. Did I mention I love attention?
I get along with other cats, don’t mind dogs, and I am okay around respectful children. I am extremely affectionate, but not particularly a fan of being picked up and held. I will squirm my way back down to the ground. I am good about using my scratching post and litter.
My day mostly consists of napping and purring. I have been known to chase a wand toy, but I am mostly calm and gentle. I acclimate quickly to new situations, and I am not shy about getting your attention! I am about 5 years old.
Lucy is FIV+. Right now, Lucy is a happy healthy girl, and she’d be happier in a forever home! Most FIV+ cats do not show symptoms and have a normal life expectancy, although they can be prone to secondary infections. FIV cats can live happily in a stable household with other kitties. If you are interested in this lovely kitty, an adoption counselor will be happy to discuss FIV further with you.
We met Mr. Man last week.
Salutations. I am Mister Man, and I am ready for my forever home. Let me give you a brief overview of my finer qualities. I am quite outgoing – ready for lots of pets and head scratches right away. I will approach a complete stranger as long as they seem apt to give a gentle hello. I truly enjoy prime lap cuddle time. My foster mama says I’m the sweetest cuddle boy!
I have a shiny black coat with a delicate ring of white around my neck. This provides me with adequate dress for any occasion. I am a rotund fellow. Think Main Coon meets Panther. This just means I have more love to give and, boy, do I love to love!
I am a friend to just about any feline. Dogs I could do without. I have not been around children, but any size human who respects my space and has some soft pets for me is right-o in my book.
I am a big boy with a bigger heart. I am FIV+ which may sound scary but really is nothing to get in a tizzy over. I can (and do) safely live with other cats. My current caretaker would be happy to extol all of my virtues and address any queries you may have.
I would just adore to have a family of my own.
Let’s do it for them!
Adopting from Pittsburgh C.A.T.
All Pittsburgh C.A.T. adoptions begin with our application. After it’s reviewed you’ll be contacted about meeting your cat or kitten. All cats have been fostered in homes and are healthy, spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines.
Also look for more adoptable cats on Pittsburgh C.A.T.’s Petfinder page.
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.
2017 Feral Cat Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/10PFDFN1BY55E/ref=cm_go_nav_hz
2017 Foster Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1DJBKJ6Y7IMR8/ref=cm_go_nav_hz
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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