Cats for Adoption: Fred and Barney Are Ready to Go Home, and More

black and white cat
Barney says, “Don’t you want to wake up and look at my spotted face every day?”

We loved being fostered so much, we want other kitties to have a chance at being fostered too!

Really, while we’ve lived with our foster human we’ve learned all about playing with toys and with each other—even with a dog—and with humans! And all about good food and a warm and happy place to sleep and what a happy kitty’s life is supposed to be.

Mostly, we’ve learned about how wonderful humans are, how good it feels when they pet us, how much fun they are to manipulate into getting treats and having them toss toys for us to chase. It’s hard to believe a few months ago we though humans were the enemy, so evil we tried to bite and scratch any human who came near us!

Now we know that was just because…we just didn’t know. And now we do. We’d stay here forever, but…our human foster has to move and really wants us to have a home before she goes. If not, we go to another foster home, which is okay but we are soooo ready for a real, forever home! And there are so many other homeless kittens right now that we’d really like to leave the fostering for them

But that can only happen if we come to live with you, or someone like you.

So adopt us already! And the best part—all our veterinary care is done and our adoptions are sponsored, so you don’t have to pay a cent, all you have to do is take us home!

tabby cat on blanket
Fred says, “Look, I coordinate with every color.”

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Really, Fred and Barney are spokescats for successful fostering—and you can take them seriously when they say they need to find another home before this frightened mama and her babies can come inside.

Fred and Barney were picked up by animal control and were about to be euthanized for their “feral behavior”—they were hostile and could not be handled, so unless someone would take them to socialize them, they were simply unadoptable and the shelter had to spend its limited resources on cats who were immediately adoptable.

But someone did step forward for Fred and Barney, several someones in fact, from the person who ran to the shelter to pick them up before they were euthanized to the person who initially fostered them to the foster home they live in now. Two frightened kittens who would have been forgotten long ago are now happy playful companions, ready to fill someone’s life with joy for the next decade-plus.

Abandoned, stray and feral cats are already having kittens outdoors, and every foster home possible needs to be able to open its doors to these homeless cats. If you can adopt Fred and Barney, please contact me or Donnie at dlgst18@mail.rmu.edu. If not, please share them and their story, and maybe someone they’ll reach the right person.

And they are right—they are both neutered and have had all their shots and their adoptions are sponsored so there is no cost to adopt them. We can advise a place to get an inexpensive microchip, but all you have to do is take them home!


Black Jack is Ready to Work For You

black cat
Black Jack is ready to play at any moment! Photo courtesy his rescuer.

You know how I love black cats, and you can see every day how special black cats are right here on The Creative Cat. So here’s a black cat who’s ready to fill your life with that special black cat energy!

From his rescuer: “Black Jack was part of a colony in the Hill District. The housing authority trapped him and took him to the Humane Society. Because he was ear-tipped and part of a colony, they called the Homeless Cat Management Team, but we had no address to even investigate the colony Black Jack was removed from. Thank goodness he was friendly….

“Our friends at the Animal Rescue League adopted him out for us, but he was returned after he scratched a child who wasn’t being gentle with him. He is litter trained without accidents in his foster home and plays a little rough, but he’s a young kitty, less than 2 years old we think. He is the type of cat who would love a string and feathers to play tug of war with a new owner!

“Black Jack thought he had his forever home, a warm place to call his home, but now he needs a real forever home who will understand that any children who interact with him need to be gentle! He gets along well with other cats and really enjoys the pets!

“His foster mom tells me that this guy acts like a kitten! We can work with someone if they want to meet him or trial how he does with your cats.”

Here is Black Jack’s list of qualifications in his own words:

  • two year old rescued- black short haired cat
  • Black “Jack”
  • Love to chase mice
  • Eat spiders
  • Better than a fly-swatter
  • I know what it is like to feel alone
  • I could fill that empty spot in your heart. or your home.
  • If your lap is around, I am available
  • If you have a rodent problem, I am your pest control expert.
  • I can police your home night and day.
  • Catnip is my anti-drug.
  • The string of feathers is mine and I will challenge you to take it from me.
  • I love to be indoors and could never imagine being homeless again.
  • I am up to date on vaccinates, tested for disease, and microchipped.
  • I am not used to kids or dogs.

**Rehoming fee applies (donation-based)
**Home visit required
Adoption form/contract required

Are you interested? Please contact me or Donnie at dlgst18@mail.rmu.edu

black cat
This is how well he plays with the feather toy! Photo courtesy his rescuer.

All photos courtesy the kittens’ foster homes.

And read about other kittens and adult cats who are looking for 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.

Need to know more? Read Fostering for Your Shelter and Fostering Saves Lives


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