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post #1 of 15
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Stopped by the local shelter today. I found these two lovelies; the orange one is a bookend for Punkin, and the gray and white one is an adoption return. The adopter's mother developed an allergy (after 2 years of ownership!). He's neutered, declawed, and lonely.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7jb4X8dFec
post #2 of 15
after 2 years she developed an allergy?? oh the poor boy, he is such a handsome cat. and how much does that tug at your heartstrings when the ginger boy puts his paw through the bars.

i hope they find homes soon.
post #3 of 15
Im so sick of reading why cats end up in shelters just coz their owners have an allergy... I am allergic to cats and id never ever ever ever give my cat away just coz of an allergy!
post #4 of 15
OMG, I had a physical (love pang) reaction in my stomach when i saw the orange cat. Which state is this in? Texas, right? (We're in CT) I'd love to adopt him. Wow. Please tell me this is a no-kill shelter.
post #5 of 15
I hope some comes to get those sweeties.
post #6 of 15
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This shelter doesn't put any animals to sleep that they judge are adoptable. Many are there for several months. If, in the end, they don't get adopted, there are a number of local rescues who will take the cats.

The orange baby, I would guess, is less than a year old. He was somebody's cat that they let go outside; he was a citizen turn-in, which means he was picked up by someone and brought to the shelter. He was clean and well-fed, so somebody lost their baby.
post #7 of 15
Awwwww!

The ones that really break my heart are the owner surrenders. These are cats yanked from their homes and shoved into cages in an unfamilar and scary surrounding! Sigh.... people can be so cruel... and stupid.
post #8 of 15
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They have another calico persian mix cat that was apparently adopted as an older cat. She was turned back in after 6 or 7 months; the people said they just didn't have time for her any more.

She has no idea why she's in cat prison again; all she knows was that she had a big house to roam in, and now she's in a cage. How can people do that and live with themselves?
post #9 of 15


aww!
post #10 of 15
i like the blue bicolor - such a sweetie!
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by tab View Post
after 2 years she developed an allergy?? oh the poor boy, he is such a handsome cat. and how much does that tug at your heartstrings when the ginger boy puts his paw through the bars.

i hope they find homes soon.
You can develop allergies over time. (Although I suspect that that's not the true issue for surrendering the poor kitty). I suppose it's a good thing she brought the cat back to where she adopted it from (assuming that was part of the adoption contract).

The cat allergy thing is hard for me too. If mine ever got worse, giving them up would not be an option. There are just so many things you can do to help reduce the pain of a cat allergy.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Sakura View Post
You can develop allergies over time. (Although I suspect that that's not the true issue for surrendering the poor kitty). I suppose it's a good thing she brought the cat back to where she adopted it from (assuming that was part of the adoption contract).

The cat allergy thing is hard for me too. If mine ever got worse, giving them up would not be an option. There are just so many things you can do to help reduce the pain of a cat allergy.
yeah you are right. i got asthma when i was 17. doctor tried to tell me it was cats and dogs that i was allergic to. he had to eat his words when i told him i was a dog and cat groomer and didn't have any trouble at all when i was grooming! (giving up smoking 4 years ago also saw my asthma disappear )

also i suspected that was maybe not the real reason for giving her cat away. i suppose i really meant that like you, i could never give up my pets.
post #13 of 15
Aww they are so precious! I hope they find homes soon!
post #14 of 15
My cat allergy started not long after I got my cat. When I went for blood tests the doctors said you have a few allergys dust, cats etc... So he said (and I can still remember where I was stood and how I felt when he said) you'll have to either give your cat away or stay away from it! I was like omg im not giving him away, so I put up with it for 16 years and I wouldnt have changed a thing, he was worth it. R.I.P Tigger x.
post #15 of 15
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I am thinking of going in every week and making a video of the available kitties. They usually have at least 18 cats available and on display.

The people who work there seem to have a real concern for the animals; most of them remember Sterling, and I have seen them arrange to have very seriously ill or injured animals saved by local vets.
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