A message on craigslist alerted several rescuers to someone who needed help:
I had a house mate who abandoned the house along with 10 cats. The shelters are all full and will not accept any. I am retired on a very fixed income and cannot afford all of them. I have family members threatening to eliminate them via drowning or taking them into the woods. There has to be some one out there who can help. I am willing to keep 5 of them but at some point the other 5 have to go. It comes down to them eating or me. They are all housebound, never been outside and range in ages from 3-6 years. Please help if you can!
You can find the original post here. Rescuers contacted the author and are helping him to rehome five of the cats. They are currently in Derry, PA but transportation to homes or fosters can be arranged. They are all spayed and neutered and well-behaved. They are indoor-only cats.
What a mixed group, and all so lovely! Three long-haired—all siblings—and two short-haired! A Snowshoe-looking kitty, two dilute calicos, a long-haired creamsicle, a trusty tabby and white! here is what their person has to say about them:
“Dante, Sebastian, and Lola are all from the same litter and have always been together. Sebastian and Lola demand attention while Dante is more independent. Frank and Ivy have always been together and they enjoy sleeping together. Frank is the biggest of the bunch, not fat, just all over big yet he’s the only one who is a little bit skittish. The other five cats that were left behind will stay where they are. Their current caretaker promises nothing bad will happen to any of them.”
Thanks to the rescuer who found out about these cats, contacted their person and spread the work. craigslist may have its faults with pets listed for free, but if a person like this really needs help craigslist is often the only way they can get the word out to a large population of people and find it. We are glad he asked, and hope we can help him.
Please contact me if you are interested in one of these cats.
RESCUE NEEDED TODAY
Cat guardian has lost her home temporarily and needs a foster for about 3 months for two neutered male cats. She is willing to provide food and litter until they can take their cats back. She said she is willing to pay $50.00 per month. This needs to happen today (September 30) unfortunately. The cats are in Pittsburgh.
Please contact me if you can help this person!
8-week Old Kitten Asks for Rescue
This kitten was “literally found on someone’s doorstep.” Look how tiny she is in the photo at left—those bricks are only four inches tall! The person she approached describes her this way:
“She is very affectionate, loving and gentle. Likes to play and be cuddled in a dish towel and held while watching TV.”
A rescuer helping her adds, “She needs a good home, please help me to get the word out. Can’t keep her because she and her husband will be leaving town shortly for a very long trip…and she’s afraid what will happen to her since she has to keep her outside due to allergies and has no one to feed her while she’s away. The kitten has green eyes and is sort of a merle gray with some tan..she’s beautiful.”
All kitten veterinary care will be taken care of when she’s old enough.
This kitten is in Pittsburgh. Please contact me if you can foster or adopt this kitten.
And a Library Kitten Named Katniss!
This kitten is nowhere near Pittsburgh, I just happened to see her last night on Facebook through the Erie Animal Network, which is really just “up the road from me”.
“This kitten and her brother were found in the dumpster at the Blasco Library yesterday by library staff. The little male kitten was immediately adopted by a library staffer. [Rescuer] picked up this little one from Blasco, and got her settled into my spare room last night.”
The update on Sunday continued:
“The kitty found in the dumpster at the library on Monday by library staff is doing great! She is one of the most cuddly, sweet, and social kitties ever. She loves to be held and is very playful. She has been in foster care with me since I picked her up from the library on Monday. I named her Katniss, and she will soon be available for adoption through Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary and Adoption Center.”
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.
Browse some rescued cats and kittens!
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