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Cat for Adoption: Roberta and Her Big Purrsonality


Rescued cats always have an interesting story to tell. Roberta’s telling of her life story (so far) is so funny and honest that you just know you’ll love her! I laughed out loud when I read her bio—her foster mom did a great job! I decided I had to share her for just that reason. Roberta admits that she has a lot to say:

My name is Roberta, and I have had a life, let me tell you! I was found in a Dollar General parking lot and, quite frankly, I am more of a Target girl so clearly things were pretty bad. Luckily a lady grabbed me and took me to a safer place, her yard, and kept me fed. She took me in to a clinic to get me fixed (I would like to just say that I don’t need fixing as I am a perfect lady, but these humans and their “terms” for things) and turns out I had a bit of health issue and I needed surgery and even a blood transfusion! Well, these people got me back in tip top shape and discovered I kind of really like people and am not meant to be a cat out on the street. If they asked me, I could have told them that, but humans, they always think they are right!

Anyway, I love a good snuggle, and will happily sit in your lap as you pet me and scratch behind my ears for hours. I will run and greet you when you come home, and I will purr and purr and purr. I really am quite the cutie, if I do say so myself. Please know, however, that sometimes I just don’t want pets and I may, in fact, smack your hand away with my paw if I am not in the mood. After all, I was taught that no means no, and I would like you to respect my feelings. Some people call me sassy, but I think I am simply purrfection.

Anyway, if you have a kid-free home and want a spunky new best friend, look no further than me! I have been curious about other kitties so I think I could live with them as long as we introduced properly (manners, you know!!). I am up to date on shots, microchipped, and spayed (I have no idea what any of that means but those humans insisted I tell you this information). You can apply for me through Pittsburgh CAT. I look forward to perusing all applications and picking my future home. Bonus points will be given to people who also love Target. You can apply to adopt me here:

With a story like that, you just have to meet her! You can also see Roberta on Pittsburgh C.A.T.’s Facebook page and on Petfinder.

Ear-tipped and proud.
Ear-tipped and proud.


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.

Help Pittsburgh C.A.T. with foster needs!

You know that Pittsburgh C.A.T. is the rescue I volunteer with, but even when I’m rescuing cats and kittens for others they still provide support to me in the form of traps and transport, fostering, food, kitten formula, and low-cost clinic and surgery appointments. I couldn’t help anyone without their support. Rescuing adult cats to foster and adopt to a forever home can be expensive depending on their condition, but rescuing kittens is always expensive because they need complete vetting, often they are orphaned and need formula and bottle feeding for weeks, they often develop illnesses or conditions specific to young kittens and they eat A LOT. We don’t adopt kitten out until they are spayed and neutered and have all age-appropriate vaccines, so we make a substantial investment in their future.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Donate Amazon gift cards to [email protected]. Because our cats are fostered in homes all around the Pittsburgh area, gift cards enable us to send supplies directly to fosters!
  • You can also buy supplies through our Amazon wishlist
  • Or donate cash through Paypal ([email protected]) or Venmo (Pittsburghcat).

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

On Mondays I publish articles featuring Adoptable Cats and TNR.

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Each month features one of my commissioned portraits of a feline or felines and their rescue story along with a kitty quote on the left page, and on the right page the month name with enough lines for all possible dates, with standard holidays and animal-themed observances and events. Great Rescues also includes a mini cat-care book illustrated with my drawings including information on finding strays or orphaned kittens, adopting for the first time or caring for a geriatric cat, a list of household toxins and toxic plants, or helping stray and feral cats and beginning with TNR.

Each book includes also 10 sheets of my “22 Cats” decorative notepaper with a collage of all the portraits in black and white so you can make your own notes or write special notes to friends.

The portraits in this book, collected as a series, won both a Certificate of Excellence and a Muse Medallion in the 2011 Cat Writers’ Association Annual Communication Contest, as well as the 22 Cats Notepaper mentioned below.

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Sunday: Essays, Pet Loss, Poetry, The Artist’s Life

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

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From health and welfare to rescue and adoption stories, advocacy and art, factual articles and fictional stories, "The Creative Cat" offers both visual and verbal education and entertainment about cats for people who love cats, pets and animals of all species.

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