Rocky was taken in by friends who last year took in two black mama kitties and their kittens. He belongs to the neighborhood and began hanging out on their porch. He’s extremely friendly, spends most of his time on his back looking up for pets,” they say. I think he looks like a big teddy bear. He is freshly neutered and up to date on vaccinations, and is getting along fine through the screen door with their other cats. Like Oliver yesterday, Rocky is also FIV+.
His rescuers are on the other side of the town I live in, about a mile away. I also have to add that whenever a big handsome house panther shows up, I have to joke with Mimi that she may know him…or be related to him…you never know!
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is not difficult to manage and cats can live long healthy lives, and can even live communally with other cats.
Rocky is located in Carnegie, just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. If you think you can give this big, affectionate, friendly house panther a home, please contact me.
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I don’t know about you, but Mewsette finds him very interesting…
Salem and Sabrina
Now that you’ve seen so many photos of my family of black cats wouldn’t you like at least a matched set of your own? Meet Salem and Sabrina, two playful and affectionate young ladies rescued from life on the street to be beautiful in your home and entertain you with all day play and conversation!
Their rescuer, Tarra Lynne, spends nearly each weekend trapping stray and feral cats and getting them to spay/neuter clinics for care. Cats are usually returned to the place they were trapped after spay/neuter and veterinary care, but if a foster home can be found friendly cats will not be returned, instead will be fostered for socializing and put up for adoption. Tarra has done this many times before, and at first she didn’t think these two were candidates but something told her otherwise.
“I caught them and took them to [the Animal Rescue League] for TNR. I didn’t think they were friendly but something told me to keep them and try so I had them in a cage for a week,” she explained. Lindsay [Joyce] stopped over to give them vaccines and Tarra took them to the HCMT clinic in Tarentum to be tested for FeLV/FIV and they were negative. “I moved them to my bathroom and sat in there hours everyday working with them. They are now out and about in the house when I am home,” she continued.
The girls act as if they’d always lived indoors. “They love other cats, and are INSANELY playful. They can be picked up but try to push off you and want down which isn’t uncommon with cats. They can be petted and purr and put their tails up. When out in the whole house they are a bit elusive and just want to do their own thing,” Tarra said. “They are nice to my fiance’s 9 year old son, but really they just want to play all day!”
Imagine how beautiful Salem and Sabrina will look in your home! Adopting them will also help Tarra foster more friendly cats since kitten season is already beginning and she’s been out there trapping more cats. You can contact Tarra at TarraLB@yahoo.com
Now who else is looking for a home? Browse a few more rescued cats and kittens!
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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