Found home for kitten!

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Found home for kitten!
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Sat, 06-26-2010 - 11:23pm

When I got divorced ten years ago and set up a new home, I chose to have three cats. After that, other cats, mostly kittens, who didn't have homes fell into our laps. We occasionally found a home for one but, usually, the only choices we had were keep them or take them to our local county animal shelter, which only keeps them for three days, after which they are euthanized. So, our cat populations grew and grew. We actually have a local no-kill shelter, but they won't help me. We have been having a terrible time with spraying, since an adult cat who was being put out by my ex became our ninth cat. The furniture and even the kitchen counters have been sprayed, so it has been a very serious situation. Some of my kids love the cats as much as I do, and some can barely stand them.

Two weeks ago, I was out in the garage when I heard meowing I didn't recognize. There was a very long, thin, Seal point Siamese looking kitten, probably 3-4 months old. He obviously hadn't eaten in a while. I don't know how he knew where the house where the lady who couldn't turn away a homeless kitten lived but, within and hour, he had found the back yard and was up sleeping on the old hot tub with one of our other cats. Two of my kids said they would disown me if I fed him, but, of course, that was just what I did. I would have loved to bring him in the house and let myself fall in love with him, but I knew I really, really needed to find another home for him.

I contacted about a half dozen no kill shelters within 100 miles of me and none would help. Then, my dad decided to do some calling. He found a shelter that said they were sure they could find a home for him so, yesterday, he brought a cat carrier and took the kitten to the shelter to find a good home. I had contacted the same place but I guess, since he lives in the town and I don't, that is why they would take the kitten from him and not me. I wish they could tell me about the family that got him, but I know they screen people, and he is a real friendly kitten, so I am sure he will be happy wherever he is.

Anyway, not really anything profound, but I just thought I would share that!

Noelani

 




Edited 6/27/2010 2:33 am ET by noelani2

 

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Registered: 09-24-2004
Sun, 06-27-2010 - 10:50am

Seal Pointe Siamese Cats are a bit different and so beautiful. Thank you for sharing that the kitten got a good home. You have a good heart to care for the cats like you do. Enjoy them.


Here's one of my kitty drawings just for you.

Christina

Christina

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Registered: 08-06-2005
Sun, 06-27-2010 - 2:25pm

Thanks for posting the lovely drawing! You should make a calendar out of your cat drawings! My daughter does beautiful photography of our cats and I want her to make a calendar, too! Here is one of our eighth kitty, whom my 2 year old granddaughter named "B-Boy".

Aloha,
Noelani

 

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Registered: 03-20-2003
Mon, 06-28-2010 - 9:03am

I am sorry you are having such a hard time in your area but I am glad your dad was willing to step up and help out.

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Registered: 08-06-2005
Mon, 06-28-2010 - 1:01pm

Thanks for your post! I'm sure you are right about the no-kill shelter here, that they all ready have too many. I have just gotten a little bit paranoid, since I have called them so many times and they always say they can't help. Maybe it is just that my timing is bad.

I get very upset with people who don't spay and neuter their animals! They are causing out and out misery! I am not very well off financially, after my divorce, but my cats always get fixed before they are six months old.

I love your cat pictures!

Noelani

 

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 06-28-2010 - 3:42pm

I'm glad that you were able to find a place for the kitten.


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Mon, 06-28-2010 - 4:34pm

Thanks.

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Registered: 09-24-2004
Tue, 06-29-2010 - 8:56am

B- Boy is beautiful!

Christina

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Wed, 06-30-2010 - 3:27am

Yes, B-Boy is an exceptionally cute cat, and he has more personality than almost any other cat I've ever known! We actually found someone else who wanted him but, by then, we were so attached to him that we couldn't give him up. It was almost a miracle that we found him. My daughter and I were walking the dog we had then, and our dog wanted to stop and play with some other dogs who were out in their yard. We were talking to their owner when these two kittens ran up. He asked if we wanted them and I said, no, that we all ready had seven cats. He then told us that he was going to take them out and dump them somewhere that night! Well, we couldn't let that happen, so we scooped them up and carried them home. My son's girlfriend took the little female home, the next day. It all turned out well because the people we got them from ended up adopting our dog. She is happier because she is with other dogs and they really love dogs. We liked her, but would rather stick with cats.

Noelani

 

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Registered: 09-24-2004
Fri, 07-02-2010 - 2:06pm

Again I say how wonderful that people like you are out there. I know you're doing a great job with those loving cats. Dogs are nice - I have some- alot more work than cats to care for. . I think I would say I'm more of a cat person if anyone asked..

Christina

Christina

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Registered: 08-06-2005
Fri, 07-02-2010 - 5:44pm

Wow, ten in the house all the time is a lot! You are obviously very kind hearted and devoted to the welfare of cats. In the winter, we had nine in the house, although most of them spent some time outside during the day when it was clear. The rest of the year, most of them spend some outside and we have one who stays outside almost all of the time. My great big Maine Coon is scared to death to go outside. Every once in a while when the door is open, he will go barely onto the porch but if someone closes the door he immediately starts screaming bloody murder! Whenever I have to take him to the vet, he starts hollering before we even get to the car. They always comment that he has about the loudest voice of any cat they've had there. He's my big baby,though. He is nearly 10 now and I sure hope he lives a long time. Unfortunately, he is prone to UTIs, but he is usually OK if I keep him on a higher priced cat food, hairball formula. We found out by accident that the hairball formula actually worked better than the UTI formula, and the other cats will eat it better, too.

I always wonder why so many people who love cats will spoil a couple of them rotten but aren't willing to take in any more. I certainly understand that it is hard to take exceptionally good care of more than two or three but as long as there are kittens who don't even get a chance for a life at all, I don't understand why more cat lovers don't take a few more. I also see people who spend tons of money on cats (and even moreso with dogs) and I wonder why they don't use some of that money to help cats and dogs who have nothing. KWIM?

Noelani

 

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