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Cats Adopted: Leo!


Just wanted to let you know, this big guy was adopted!!! That didn’t take long!

Sometimes a kitty is so cute it’s hard to believe he had to be rescued to have a normal life. Why wouldn’t anyone treasure this teddy bear? Well, some people try their best but they don’t always have the means. He’s a gentle older guy who lived most of his life without a whole lot of interaction, so he’s very affectionate, but sometimes it’s a little too much for him. He’s a little intimidated by bolder cats. He’s a senior, but there’s no reason he can’t slowly readjust from what he’s known to a home where he gets love and affection all the time. To give this guy the rest of his life in love and comfort would be a reward for both of you.

Time for bed!
Time for bed!

Here is Leo’s story.

Leo is an affectionate senior Persian mix. He lived for years in the basement of an elderly blind lady’s house, and sometimes he’s just a little unsure of what to do when people want to spoil him as much as he deserves! He adores being petted and scratched, and really wants love and affection, but he’s still getting accustomed to people loving on him. Leo will need an adopter committed to his care since, as a long-haired Persian mix, Leo requires regular brushing and grooming and needs his eyes cleaned every day or two.

Leo does fine with other cats but would benefit from a home with only one or two other laid-back cats since he is intimidated by really pushy cats. Leo would best thrive in a peaceful, quiet home without unruly children.

Look deep into my eyes...
Look deep into my eyes…

Don’t let the term “senior” scare you. There is never a guarantee. We never have enough time with them, but we do have enough time to love them while they are here. All this guy needs love, and through that he can find a new confidence. Imagine that face waiting for you to come and sit in your chair so you can cuddle.

I'm so cool you need to wear a mitten to pet me!
I’m so cool you need to wear a mitten to pet me!

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 kitten season!

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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6 thoughts on “Cats Adopted: Leo!

  • databbiesotrouttowne

    dood !! we iz BUZZED happee for ewe…..all de best two ewe in yur new for everz ♥♥♥♥♥

    • I can’t wait to hear updates on him and how he learns to love lovins!

  • What a handsome kitty, and it’s so wonderful to hear that he’s in his REAL furrever home now! Yay!

    • I know the woman loved him, but she knew she couldn’t care for him. I’m glad she let us find him a home that could care for him.

    • From living with a hoarder in a basement to being a star, how good is that?!


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