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post #1 of 10
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Ella is NOT a pretty cat. She's OK. She's white and tiger, with what would be a cute white nose, were it not for some sort of damage to her skin there. But she's a cuddle bug, once you get her out of the cage. Crawls in your lap, settles down, rubs on your hands, etc.

She is apparently a Katrina cat; the note on the paperwork says all her records were lost in Katrina. Her family turned her in because of a child's asthma.

It's kitten season, and life is dangerous at the shelter for adults. So, I had my wife go down and fill out a foster agreement that we would foster Ella if they needed the space for her and considered putting her to sleep.

I don't think she gets along well with other cats, so we probably couldn't keep her, but a few weeks in our spare bathroom would have to be better than being put to sleep, right?
post #2 of 10
Maybe with time she will adjust to other cats. I think it is very nice that you are considering saving her life. Bless your heart
post #3 of 10
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We pay each month for 1 cat to be neutered. In April, we paid for Quanah, who was a long-haired yellow beauty. He got adopted by a girl who wanted a furry roommate at the University. In May, it was Emilio, a blue boy who was in a cage with his black brother, Charlie. One lady came in and adopted them both, specifically looking for rambunctious kitties, and those two fit the bill. This month it was Nicholas, who is currently in the cage at the vet's office, available for adoption. Everyone who sees him loves him, so I hope he'll soon be on his way, too.

It's not much money (they only charge $25 for the shelter cats), and it immensely increases the likelihood of them getting adopted.
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We pay each month for 1 cat to be neutered. In April, we paid for Quanah, who was a long-haired yellow beauty. He got adopted by a girl who wanted a furry roommate at the University. In May, it was Emilio, a blue boy who was in a cage with his black brother, Charlie. One lady came in and adopted them both, specifically looking for rambunctious kitties, and those two fit the bill. This month it was Nicholas, who is currently in the cage at the vet's office, available for adoption. Everyone who sees him loves him, so I hope he'll soon be on his way, too.

It's not much money (they only charge $25 for the shelter cats), and it immensely increases the likelihood of them getting adopted.
Bless your heart!

What you do for these cats is wonderful!
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
We pay each month for 1 cat to be neutered. In April, we paid for Quanah, who was a long-haired yellow beauty. He got adopted by a girl who wanted a furry roommate at the University. In May, it was Emilio, a blue boy who was in a cage with his black brother, Charlie. One lady came in and adopted them both, specifically looking for rambunctious kitties, and those two fit the bill. This month it was Nicholas, who is currently in the cage at the vet's office, available for adoption. Everyone who sees him loves him, so I hope he'll soon be on his way, too.

It's not much money (they only charge $25 for the shelter cats), and it immensely increases the likelihood of them getting adopted.
That's a terrific way to help out.
I hope things work out for Ella.
post #6 of 10
Not always about beauty for REAL cal lovers. My sister has a calico that was so dainty and absolutely gorgeous...but you couldn't get anywhere near her or she would literally tear your skin off! She has THE worst personality EVER. W..O..R..S..T..E...V...E...R.

This cat sounds like a puurrrfect kitty. Who doesn't want a snuggle bug? If she is really ugly maybe someone who is blind or has a blind child would appreciate such a great cuddly cat. I know a lonely or elderly person would appreciate such affection.

It is really wonderful that you have looked past the appearance and seen that there is a little soul worth saving!
post #7 of 10
Poor baby, I hope she finds a loving home. It is a shame haw many people lost their pets or their lives because they refused to leave them.
My Fred was a homely cat. He was scarred up, nicked ear, missing teeth, long, bony feet with claws that never retracted fully. He was the best cat I ever had or knew.
That is a wonderful thing you do, paying for a shelter cat a month to be spayed or neutered. I am going to start checking my finances and prices on having this done as well. Thanks for the wonderful idea. I think it will be so much more helpful than dropping money into a bucket and not know exactly where it goes.
post #8 of 10
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The shelter lets me pick out a kitty for neutering (although I ask if they have a suggestion), and if he hasn't been name, I get to name him.

I do not fool myself into thinking the kitty appreciates it!
post #9 of 10
Aw, that is a very wonderful thing that you are doing! Thanks for the idea!
post #10 of 10
You are so sweet to be helping out as much as you do...& I have never even thought about helping the SPCA closest to me regarding spaying/neutering...maybe I should start! I do donate every year at the hoildays...cat food,dog food,some toys...but yes spaying& neutering definitely helps adoption& helps keep the population of strays/homeless animals down.I probably can't afford to do it every month [our prices are pretty high i've heard] & I have quite a few pets...(reptiles especially,costs an arm& leg to feed sometimes :P ) but every couple months...maybe I should...thanks for the idea <33
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