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