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Pretty Boy, Rescued and Healed and in Need of a Home

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Pretty Boy lives up to his name, doesn't he?

This pretty boy has been through quite a bit in his six years and likely used up a few of his nine lives in the process—and not an ordeal of his own choosing!

He was living outside of a nursing home for years with other feral cats when he became ill with an URI. One of the staff members told another about it and she decided to tell Barbara Slade, board member of FosterCat, about this lovely but stray black and white kitty who was so ill.  No one among the staff or visitors at the home would take him so Barb, with a house full already but who tirelessly rescues cats and searches for homes for homeless cats—dogs too—and advocates for all animals, decided he would go home with her.

Barb describes his condition when she got him as “pretty matted and near death and with TLC and many antibiotics, he has made a wonderful recovery.”

But perhaps he got tired of the “catty” nature of other cats living outdoors with a colony of them, likely he was totally traumatized by his life outdoors. Pretty Boy is fine with people, loving and affectionate and sweet-natured, but he doesn’t like to be with other cats, and really doesn’t care for dogs, so it seems he needs to be an only cat.

Pretty Boy is a long-haired black and white neutered male, about six years old, tested and vaccinated.  All he needs is a loving home.

Barbara says, “If you know of anyone who just wants one cat as a companion, Pretty Boy is the one.”

I believe he even comes equipped with his blue crackle ball!

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FosterCat Inc.

Foster Cat, Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the proposition that all cats and kittens deserve safe, loving, permanent homes. Their foster parents provide temporary care in their homes for cats and kittens until they can be placed for adoption.

FosterCat provides training and support, medications, food and litter as needed, and absorbs all veterinary expenses associated with the care of their kitties. If you love kitties and would like to be a part of our lifesaving team, consider opening your heart and home to cats or kittens in need. We promise you won’t regret it! If you can’t foster, you can still help save lives as a volunteer or supporting member. Visit FosterCat’s website for details.

Whenever I have an opportunity to do pay forward a donation, FosterCat is always one of my chosen recipients. They’ve helped me with a few of my rescues, and with just a group of volunteers have saved hundreds of cats, from bottle-fed neo-natal kittens to seniors. Adopting a cat from them will immediately open space for another cat to be fostered in a home until adoption.

Photo provided by Barb Slade.

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