Many of these kitties were so weak they could barely eat, and could barely keep the food down when they did. Some were frightened and hid from fosters and some of them just seemed stunned. But little by little each of them has come back to health and some are so friendly you’d never know anything had happened. From out of filth, neglect and certain death, they have not only survived, but recovered.
As rescued kitten Cash would tell you, as translated so eloquently by Mary Kay Gentert:
I am from that house in Brookline. If I could talk I would tell you how I was born in filth. I would tell you I wondered if my momma was still alive. I would tell you I had no where to go to the bathroom. I would tell you every noise I heard I believed something bad was going to happen to me. I would tell you I was always hungry and thirsty. I would tell you my family was always crying. I would tell you I saw cats just like me starved to death.
I would tell you someone rescued me. I would tell you I can not trust yet. I would tell you I can’t let you touch me. I would tell you I have to eat really fast because I can’t believe I have food now. I would tell you I am very confused when humans try to love me. I would tell you I don’t know what love is.
And now these beautiful kitties are looking for loving forever homes! And not only that, but each one will go home with a year’s worth of donated cat food. Read about Rachael Ray Nutrish manufacturer Ainsworth Pet Nutrition’s donation to HCMT on behalf of the Brookline kitties as well as food for other kitties in our care. And they’ll also be spayed or neutered and have all age-appropriate vaccines.
Who’s up for adoption?
From the top:
- the first three tabby photos are Olive
- the second three gray kitty photos are Ruby
- the next five long-haired gray tabby photos are Tango and Cash
- the next three gray tabby photos are Elliott
- the next three long-haired tabby photos are Brynna
How to adopt these kitties!
All cats are available through Pittsburgh C.A.T. They are spayed or neutered, up to date on all vaccines, test negative for FIV/FeLV unless otherwise noted, and may be shy at first but are completely socialized to living with humans. Pittsburgh C.A.T. has an adoption application and requires veterinary checks on records of current/prior pets of all species and landlord checks if the applicant rents. If you are interested in any of these cats or other cats from Pittsburgh C.A.T., it all begins with the adoption application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ktXTAsBbRRxQEfjGJIcQIpITf3UsGwL6FjTprul-adc/viewform
Can’t adopt right now but you’d like to help Pittsburgh C.A.T.? Read on!
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.
Pittsburgh CAT Wish List: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2IUQ0FQOL2I51
2015 Foster Cat/Kitten Wish List: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1A1HUNQ7J3DL/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?
Winter Kitten Wish List! http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3CZ6IYCKS2A7N/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?
Fall Wishlist for Fosters/Ferals! http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2TD3TQBOEMT1E/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?
Food For Foster Kittens: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/OJQIYGC91289/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?
Our Groups Foster Kittens! http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1D226142CCGZX/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v?
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
Browse some rescued cats and kittens—browse here or visit PittsburghCAT!
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