Wednesday, June 12, 2024
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Cats for Adoption—or Foster: Urgent, All Costs Covered

cats in bins
Very organized and adoptable kitties in their bins!

These kittens need to move by Sunday, June 2. They have been fostered by a person who has to move and has to give them up. She and the person who originally rescued them have been looking for an alternative home for them since they found out about the move, two of them may have homes, the other two do not.

cat in bin
I’m very friendly!

They are beautiful cats, and as you can see, very organized in their bins! They were born to a feral mother and came indoors while still young and are pleasant and nice but aren’t lap cats, though they live well indoors with dogs and other cats and a young child.

Most importantly, all costs associated with fostering or with adopting will be covered by the woman who originally rescued them. Here is more of their story.

Sorry for the photos—this was the best the rescuer had and were somewhat grainy so I applied a filter to them in Photoshop.

These kittens were found them in the rescuers backyard in Brookline, in the south hills of Pittsburgh, in June 2011. They were about 4 weeks old and just showed up in her yard, though their rescuer was told they had been up the street in someone’s porch before that when she asked around; someone may have put them in her yard, but mother cats are known to move kittens around. Still, the rescuer had never seen them or their mom before that day despite feeding cats in her neighborhood for years previous.

black and white kitten
I’m making bread dough!

She started feeding them and their mom and was able to trap all of the kittens and the mom. She paid to have them all spayed and neutered, given shots and two of them are microchipped. The kittens were young enough to be socialized so someone took them into foster care. Mama cat was a true feral, and although her rescuer kept the mama cat with her in her neighborhood and tried to socialize her she has not been successful. She still feeds the kitty and her husband put a cat door in the garage where she has shelter, and they keep heated beds in there in the winter for the other ferals and strays they take care of in the neighborhood.

Of the cats in the photos, the white cat with the black eye patch and black tail is Jack Sparrow, the others look remarkably alike, one other male, Oreo, and two females, Katniss and Sundae. Oreo and Katniss may have a permanent home together, leaving Sparrow and Sundae. They are not really the snugly lap cats that people prefer but they have been living in a house with a child, several other cats and dogs.

If you think you can help, please don’t wait! Shelters are full, and these cats are now adults. E-mail me at [email protected] and I will put you in touch with the rescuer right away.

Benefits of these cats:

  • they are all spayed and neutered
  • they have all their shots
  • two are microchipped already
  • any cost associated with adoption or fostering will be carried by the rescuer

And remember what I said about helping cats during Adopt a Cat Month? You can adopt two adult cats or foster and help the rescuer the shelters and the cats all in one move!


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


Browse some rescued cats and kittens!

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2 thoughts on “Cats for Adoption—or Foster: Urgent, All Costs Covered

  • The woman who fosters sounds like an angel!
    What a great idea to have a cat door and heated beds in the garage.

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    • Grandma, she is tireless in a neighborhood where there are always cats. I think it’s wonderfully kind of them to have a little heated kitty crash pad in the garage, it’s sure to keep them indoors and safe when the weather is bad.

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