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Cats for Adoption: Three Orange Guys

orange cat on steps.
Let’s hope Lucky is lucky…photo courtesy Bonita Farinelli.

Wishing Luck for 11-year-old Lucky

We often hear about older people who, because of health or a change in living situation, need to give up their kitty. Unfortunately, we often don’t hear about their need until it’s nearly too late, but Lucky’s human could see her own health failing from Parkinson’s Disease and needed to move to a level of personal care.

Meet handsome and congenial Lucky, a loving, sweet 12-year-old guy who’s ready for play and affection. Lucky has been an only cat his whole life and his foster home already has four cats, all girls, and the apartment isn’t terribly large so he’s had some adjustment issues, though he’d probably get along better if there was only one or two other cats in the house.

I heard about Lucky from Bonita Farinelli, owner of Distinctively Different Decor & More in Carnegie offering professional decorating and upholstery as well as hosting a gift shop where I have some of my cards and merchandise. Lucky’s person is one of Bonita’s customers and she has been assisting the woman for a while. Owner of four cats herself, Bonita may try to foster Lucky herself, but she has a small apartment and four cats already.

Foster or adopt Lucky

If you can foster Lucky or would like to adopt him, please contact Bonita at 412-331-1047 or [email protected].

Finn Would Love a Home of His Own

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Finn is dreaming of his own home.

Finn is independent and energetic but he also loves to snuggle and would be a perfect cat for someone who wants only one cat. His foster person says:

He’s come a long way since he was heartlessly dumped at the Giant Eagle parking lot! He’s gone from under 6 pounds to just over 12 pounds, has a beautiful coat, and now loves to play. Finn is ready for his forever home! Finn would strongly prefer to be the only pet in the house. Once you gain his trust he will snuggle with you and loves to play. He is excellent with his litterbox and scratching post. Please consider opening your home to Finn!

Look at Finn now! You’ve met him before, and in fact several of you donated for his care. Look at what that did for this friendly and affectionate orange cat!

From the Giant Eagle parking lot to your couch? He’s approximately 6-7 years old, neutered and up-to-date on shots. He is ready to be a part of someone’s family! He would do best in a home with no small children (under 6); his rescuer thinks that he’d be stressed by lots of screaming or quick movements may scare him. He’s extremely affectionate, loves to look out the window, and loves catnip! (Application and home visit will be required). Contact [email protected], the same person who has Jiffy Pop and rescued two kittens and made a pile of winter shelters for cats! She was also the one who took in Finn and paid for his care, lovingly bringing him back to good health. Adopting Finn would be a reward for someone who has done so much.

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Baxter after two weeks on a diet of peace and quiet and understanding, wary but accepting, photo courtesy his foster family.

Handsome Baxter Remembers a Loving Home

Along with his fur brother Bailey, Baxter lost his person and lived in her home for over a month in great confusion, then he lost his home too. He made a big fuss when his person’s son dropped him off in a shelter, and both were in danger of being euthanized for being unadoptable. They were pulled from the shelter and sent to a wonderful foster home where, in time, they learned to trust people again. Now Baxter likes to watch TV with his people and sleeps on their laps.

You can read more about their rescue and foster home here. Baxter’s foster person has also gone way out of her way to rescue cats and built into her garage so that she could foster more rescued cats and kittens. Give her a reward by adopting a cat whose life she saved. If you are interested in Baxter, please contact me. Baxter is located north of Pittsburgh, PA.

Other February and March Low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinics

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flyer for low-cost spay and neuter.
Call the Animal Rescue League of Western PA to avoid a spring fling with your cats!
Females in February and Males in March, $30 spay or neuter includes vaccines!

The Animal Rescue League and Wildlife Center of Western Pennsylvania is discounting its already low spay/neuter prices for cats this February and March.

$30 gets a cat neutered and vaccinated! Call 412-345-7300 x211 to book your cat’s appointment. They’ve noted that dog and rabbit specials will be announced soon!

Visit their website for low-cost options for spay and neuter and for their TNR program.

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Many of the technicians and volunteers and one veterinarian model the shirt after the clinic is finished.
Homeless Cat Management Team Fast Track clinic on March 9

All cats, stray, feral, rescue or owned pets will be spayed and neutered for $50 or less and receive rabies vaccine, Frontline flea treatment, and ear mite treatment if needed. Ear-tipping is mandatory for feral cats. Visit the clinic page on the HCMT website to see the cost for males and females and other services available.

The clinic is located at 207 Allegheny Rd, Tarentum, PA 15084. Call HCMT at 412-321-4060 register to bring a cat to any of the HCMT clinics. Leave a message in voice mail box 3 for NO CHARGE clinic registration and include your name and phone number in your message. A HCMT representative will call you back to confirm your registration.

Please note that No Charge Clinics fill quickly and on a first-come-first-serve basis. If we cannot treat your cat at the next No Charge clinic, we will call you about a future clinic.

For more information on clinics visit the HCMT website.

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What’s that? You don’t have a cat that has to be spayed or neutered? Sponsor one! Find someone who hasn’t spayed or neutered their cat and get it done for them!

It’s all about preventing the births of unwanted kittens so we can love the ones we live with all the more.

Now who else is looking for a home? Browse a few more rescued cats and kittens!

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.

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

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