Pretty Patches is Looking for a New Home

long-haired calico cat
Patches is looking for a home where she can work her special magic.

A friend put out this message about a cat her family had adopted for her mother in a time of need. Now the beautiful long-haired calico Patches needs to find a new home where she can bring comfort to her people. No one in the family can adopt her so they hope to find a good home with someone who will love her just as much. Patches is young and has many years to spend with a new family.

She writes:

calico cat
Patches brought comfort to her person.

Patches is a petite, sweet-tempered lap cat. We rescued her from Animal Friends for my mother 2 years ago when my mother was fighting cancer.

Since losing my mom last summer, Patches is a little lost and my dad can’t take care of her. We are hoping to find her a good home. She is a little shy at first, but snuggles with my children and myself whenever we visit. She is a bit of a puffball, and she has amazing markings. She has only been an indoor cat and she is about 3 to 4 years old.  She will make a great addition to any family.

Patches is in Zelienople, north of Pittsburgh, PA. Please call 724-719-2229.

Animals helping people heal

What a wonderful idea for the family to choose a feline companion for a family member fighting illness, and to choose a rescue kitty as well. Often when illness strikes people are advised to or choose to give up their pets because their care is too much on top of the illness. There are times when this is very true, as we’ve seen with a few rescue stories here on The Creative Cat, such as Dorothy’s Pets. But this family knew that a feline companion could help this woman by providing the companionship and unconditional love that is the gift of any animal companion. Read about actual studies into this in Pet Therapy: How Animals And Humans Heal Each Other and Research says cats have healing powers.


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8 thoughts on “Pretty Patches is Looking for a New Home

  • March 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    What an extraordinarily beautiful cat. May she find the most perfect loving home. I wish it could be mine.

    Thank your for a beautiful blog every day, Bernadette.

    • March 5, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      Pam, she really is, isn’t she, both her markings and her whiskers. I’m sure with all these cat lovers around someone will find her irresistible.

      And thanks for your compliment. It means a lot to me.

  • March 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    If there’s a way to get her to northeast PA, I’d take her. We have 3 cats, a dog, and a 5 yr. old daughter

    • March 5, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      Kool Kittie, you can call the number in the post. I’ll let her person know, too. Thanks! Northeast isn’t that far away.

  • March 5, 2012 at 11:15 am

    What a lovely girl! My Musetta is very much an only cat, but I hope she can find a forever home soon.

    • March 5, 2012 at 11:42 am

      Clea, I am tempted too, both the lovely colors and the long silky hair, but I don’t know how she would do with the Fantastic Four, who are friendly, but very big and very friendly. Let’s hope for the best for this little girl.


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