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post #1 of 9
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I was at work today and happened to see through the window a cat run across the street, I went out on the porch and said cat--actually kitten--ran right up onto the porch to me.

I should add, I work for a faith based non-profit in the highest crime neighborhood of my city--lowest income. I run the Teen Center portion of the non profit where kids come to hang out after school--play games, get a free snack etc.

So the kitten was very sweet, obviously running the streets and skin and bones. I called hubby and asked him to bring the carrier down. I held kitten for about 20 minutes waiting for hubby--he purred and fell asleep. Said kitten is now in the carrier on our front porch as the shelter doesn't open until tomorrow at 11 AM.

The kitten is literally identical to our Jack and is a twin of him as a kitten. He (I say that assuming its a he because its a red tabby), enjoyed/devoured a meal of wet food and had quite the drink of water, he's very playful, has fleas, is filthy, looks to be about 4 months old but couldn't weigh more than 2.5 lbs I'd say. He hung out on the front porch with Hubby and I--I can't bring him in with the other cats and the fleas on him--he had no desire to run from the porch. He hasn't gone potty, gave him a litter box but he has no clue. I had to put him back in the carrier, so he'll stay there until morning, I'll feed him again and hopefully we'll head to the no-kill shelter at 11.

He's got a great chance if he tests negative for feline leukemia and such. He just wants foods and love! Very sweet, active, just skinny and dirty!

I'll let you all know how the shelter goes tomorrow, I've never been.

Leslie
post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by Jack31 View Post
I was at work today and happened to see through the window a cat run across the street, I went out on the porch and said cat--actually kitten--ran right up onto the porch to me.

I should add, I work for a faith based non-profit in the highest crime neighborhood of my city--lowest income. I run the Teen Center portion of the non profit where kids come to hang out after school--play games, get a free snack etc.

So the kitten was very sweet, obviously running the streets and skin and bones. I called hubby and asked him to bring the carrier down. I held kitten for about 20 minutes waiting for hubby--he purred and fell asleep. Said kitten is now in the carrier on our front porch as the shelter doesn't open until tomorrow at 11 AM.

The kitten is literally identical to our Jack and is a twin of him as a kitten. He (I say that assuming its a he because its a red tabby), enjoyed/devoured a meal of wet food and had quite the drink of water, he's very playful, has fleas, is filthy, looks to be about 4 months old but couldn't weigh more than 2.5 lbs I'd say. He hung out on the front porch with Hubby and I--I can't bring him in with the other cats and the fleas on him--he had no desire to run from the porch. He hasn't gone potty, gave him a litter box but he has no clue. I had to put him back in the carrier, so he'll stay there until morning, I'll feed him again and hopefully we'll head to the no-kill shelter at 11.

He's got a great chance if he tests negative for feline leukemia and such. He just wants foods and love! Very sweet, active, just skinny and dirty!

I'll let you all know how the shelter goes tomorrow, I've never been.

Leslie
How did it go?
post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by Judi View Post
How did it go?
Did everything go alright? Sending vibes that kitty was accepted in fine and will get adopted ASAP!
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Terribly bittersweet. I bawled!

I know its a no kill but there are so many kitties--I just hope that his forward personality wins someone over quickly!

If hubby and I could keep him we would in a heartbeat, but two is our limit. It breaks our hearts a little. We contemplated him as an outdoor cat (neutered, vetted), but its not fair to him if someone can provide an indoor life. I will monitor his progress if they post him on petfinder. Its tough, but hopefully him being young and so forward and sweet will get him into a home quickly.

I'm in tears just thinking about him again--I'm just glad I was able to save him from a life on the streets without food, love and shelter.

Leslie
post #5 of 9
2 was our limit too till a little stray showed up at our door. Sound familiar? lol. You did a good thing. Just remember that especially with winter coming. I'm glad that it's a no kill shelter. I'm sure if he's as handsome as your Jack and friendly he'll be fine.
post #6 of 9
Awww! Think of it this way - you gave this poor boy a chance at a good life!
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your sweet words guys!

I'm still missing little man! I'm just praying he tested negative right now--the thought of him being PTS makes me sick.

Leslie
post #8 of 9
I know how hard it is. I just did the samething with a cat I've known for over a year - his owners moved and left him behind. I was left with the job to take him to the shelter. At any rate, you gave him a chance in life that not many people would have! He'll have a much better rate of getting a loving home with his furever family now that he's in the shelter than he would have had you left him on the streets. You did a wonderful thing, and given the circumstances, I'm fairly certain you saved a life!
post #9 of 9
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Thanks for your kind thoughts.

I'm still struggling. I know in my head I did the right thing--I can't keep them all. I also know by adopting my Harley I left an open cage at that shelter and that makes me feel good.

Leslie
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