I just became one of “Those People”
Dear Lord! I just sent out an email to get a stray cat a home. Getting those emails always make me so sad, but I never adopt the poor creature. Trying to find a home for a cat is like trying to sell ice to Eskimos. Man, I hope this works and didn’t peeve people too much. Here is the email:
If you are considering adopting an animal, please contact me about this cat. If you aren’t a cat person, please forward this to friends of yours who are. This is one of the best cats I’ve ever met, she shouldn’t be a victim of lack of space and bad timing. (I don’t want to offend anyone with this email, I just want to find this cat a home and figured I’d contact everyone with a big heart for their help.)
I took a few days off around the New Years. I figured I’d catch up on my correspondence, get a head start on the ole resolutions, but I came home New Years Eve and found a little black cat on my back porch. She had a safety collar and a little shaved belly (obviously a recent spay) She was ridiculously affectionate, so I hung out with her for about an hour. When she was still on our back porch the next morning, we took a picture and put up “Found Cat” posters around the neighborhood and had her scanned for a micro-chip at the local pound. No chip, but 3 days later, one of our neighbors called with her story. She was a part of a feral colony that they feed. They had her fixed to avoid more kittens and let her in the house for “a few days” but put her out again. She still had a stitch left in her tummy. The guy said “We have 5, if you want her, keep her.”
Though she is the sweetest cat ever, I can’t keep her. Which is where you come in! I think she would be a great addition to anybodies home. She is spayed, (we had that last stitch removed) she has her shots (I can get the paperwork from the neighbor). She is extremely affectionate and loves being petted and scratched and rolling around on her back being adorable. She was part of a large colony of feral cats, so, once acclimated to any new roommates, she should be great with other cats. From her behavior here, it seems that all she wants to do is come inside and snuggle. She’s been hanging out on the back porch pretty much all day and all night.
She has been on our back porch for 5 days now. I’ve put up a temporary shelter for her, but I can’t bring her inside, though she keeps trying to sneak in. I would love to welcome her in, but Munchy, our 17 yr old cat, has a nervous problem with her bladder and urethra, so anytime she has ever a small amount of stress she gets really sick with a UTI. She only has one kidney, so we try to keep stress to a minimum around her. Also, our finances can’t support another animal and our housing situation isn’t entirely certain. If we have to look for an apartment, having 4 cats would certainly make it more difficult.
I would love to get her in a home quickly (of if you are a rescue person, let me know if you have a foster situation available). We have set up a little shelter to keep her warm at night, but it’s not heated and the weather could turn colder. She is also a black cat, outside, next to a busy street.
Sorry to be the first “Give this cat a home” email of the year, but lets find this girl a place of her own! Thanks for your time, I hope all is well in your world.