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Yep, I'm Cute!

post #1 of 11
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Christy is gaining confidence every day! She still hides, but I have actually seen her sitting in the middle of the floor. Christy was dumped at the shelter and had trouble living with fifty other cats in a no-kill shelter where rooms instead of cages are the norm. She came to my place about three weeks ago and has regained the confidence she lost when she was moved, and then some...

"Hi! I'm cute!"


"Even Baby Girl is starting to get used to me... it must be because I'm cute!"
(BIG first. Before this, Christy had never made peaceful contact with another cat at the shelter. The stress was huge there, for her.)


"I'm sooo cute... you can't help but take me home with you!"


Christy's shelter can be reached by clicking on her banner in my sig.
post #2 of 11
Christy is a gorgeous kitty! I hope she finds her furever home soon, but glad she is warming up to your household.

As a foster mom myself, I hear a lot of comments on how it would be hard being a foster parent because they would have a zillion adoptions. I myself look as it as a perk... I essentially get the pick of the litter (of the adult world) LOL

She definitely is a cutie!
post #3 of 11
She is beautiful! I love Dilute Calicos.

Is it harder to find homes for cats in foster homes, because people who come in to the shelter won't see them in person? Or are there pictures of them up at the shelter (in addition to Petfinder)?
post #4 of 11
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I honestly have no idea... We keep the location secret because otherwise we would have hundreds of dumps; so in general if they are up on Petfinder that's the best exposure they get. It's stupid because walk-ins would be great for adoptions; but then we'd have way more cats than we could handle and that would be horrible because we'd have to pts some of the cats and there's no way they will do that (unless they're in pain or something). On top of that there's no actual shelter building; so it's more like "half the house is a shelter", so that would mean letting people into somebody's house.

So generally they have 1-2 adoptions in a good week, none in a bad one... The vet says they need to adopt out 10 cats to reach the optimal number for the space available but what can you do when you have 10 extra and not enough adopters?
post #5 of 11
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I honestly have no idea... We keep the location secret because otherwise we would have hundreds of dumps; so in general if they are up on Petfinder that's the best exposure they get. It's stupid because walk-ins would be great for adoptions; but then we'd have way more cats than we could handle and that would be horrible because we'd have to pts some of the cats and there's no way they will do that (unless they're in pain or something). On top of that there's no actual shelter building; so it's more like "half the house is a shelter", so that would mean letting people into somebody's house.

So generally they have 1-2 adoptions in a good week, none in a bad one... The vet says they need to adopt out 10 cats to reach the optimal number for the space available but what can you do when you have 10 extra and not enough adopters?
That makes sense. I didn't realize it was a rescue group with no location. There is a group like that where I live and they do adoption events on weekends at PetSmart & PetCo, which is good because it gives the kitties exposure. My cat Chloe is from a rescue group that doesn't have a location either. Thank you for fostering, I hope she finds a home really soon.
post #6 of 11
Our shelter's cats are listed on their website - www.TheAnnaShelter.com

You can walk in and browse, although you're right, not all the cats are at the shelter, but I think most of our adoptions are generated from our website or word of mouth. People also come to the ANNA shelter to retrieve lost pets - usually dogs. We also offer dog-licensing, and if someone comes in looking for a lost dog, you have to license them before you take them back home.

The cats at our shelter are over-capacity right now too... so the shelter has dropped their prices in order to promote adoption... of course this cuts into the overhead, but you like you said, you gotta do what you gotta do. The overflow of cats are coming into our homes when they can.
post #7 of 11
What a gorgeous girl!, her markings are lovely!
post #8 of 11
Beautiful girl!
post #9 of 11
She is so cute!
post #10 of 11
Christy is more than cute...
she is a beauty.

Sending mega forever, loving home vibes for Christy.
post #11 of 11
cute!

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