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Cats for Adoption: Preston

Sometimes with rescues we have no idea how they came to be in the place they were found, or in the condition they were found. Sometimes it’s surprising they are still alive. It’s always amazing that animals who have had an obviously painful experience with humans will still trust, though it may take a while to bring it back. But the spirit that kept the survivors alive is there to help them heal. Preston is such a cat.

Here is what his foster has to say about him:

Meet Preston! This sweet, darling boy is affectionate, social, and loving. He LOVES attention, and, at only 1-1/2 years old, he’s very playful and entertaining as well! Preston and his sister were found abandoned in a house; he was covered in burns, and, sadly, his sister didn’t survive. He’s had a long road back and is now healthy and happy, but scars remain, both physical and emotional. The experience left him with an understandable wariness of new humans, loud noises, and sudden movements.

Preston will be a bit shy at first but will settle in quickly, and if you’re patient you’ll get to enjoy an adorably social little love bug. Preston gets along great with other cats but would probably also be fine as an only cat in a household where he got lots of attention and love. He has lived happily with respectful older children.

Preston is currently on a special diet for allergies, so he will require an adopter who is committed to continuing to provide this food. We would also prefer that his adopter be someone who’s previously owned cats.

Preston is a very special little boy who endured so much, and he deserves a loving forever home with people who adore him. If that’s you, apply today!

Watching a rescued kitty still healing from his experiences find confidence and happiness in your love is a joy and a gift for both of you. Preston’s life began with pain and loss, but you can help him love and live again. All adoptions start with an application: You can also see Queenie on Pittsburgh C.A.T.’s Petfinder page and Facebook page.

Adopting from Pittsburgh C.A.T.

All Pittsburgh C.A.T. adoptions begin with your 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

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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.

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7 thoughts on “Cats for Adoption: Preston

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  • Preston, we are so happy to meet you. You are such a handsome boy. We hope that you find your forever home soon sweet one. Thanks for the share. Have a fantastic rest of your day.

    • Preston is such a special kitty! It’s such a miracle he isn’t really traumatized. Hoping that someone can’t live without him.

  • We hope Preston finds his true furrever home soon, and he should…he’s a cutie! I curse the people who harmed him and his Angel sisfur.

    • Vicky, I can’t even imagine it. I really hope someone very special shows up for him soon.

  • dood, we iz troo lee sorree bout yur sisturr N what ewe both had ta endure….st francis’ blessings two ewe fora long long happee happee healthee healthee life N we hope yur IN yur for everz bye de end oh thiz month ~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥


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