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post #1 of 26
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Shelter cats this week.

Male tabby, turned in by someone who was in financial trouble.


Big, neutered male, picked up as a stray.


Dilute calico, picked up as a stray. She doesn't like to be picked up, but if you sit down, your lap is her new home.


Henry, who has been at the shelter since he was a kitten. He came in feral, but is now a sleek black beauty.


Tortie, picked up as a stray. She looks terrified in her cage, but she loves lap time.


Patched tabby. Perky, friendly, and playful. A stray.
post #2 of 26
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A very fluffy female. Trapped as a stray.


Her brother, trapped at the same time. Both supposedly feral, but clean and friendly. It would be great if someone adopted both; they love each other!


This yellow boy was just put out front. He looks dirty, but it's a mixtured of some black hairs in his coat.


This tabby boy couldn't decide if he wanted to stay in my lap or not.


This dilute tortie point girl is 14 years old. I believe she's going blind. She's grumpy in her cage, or when you pick her up, but she purred for me and liked attention. A citizen surrender.


Tator, a real character. Playful and loving. Picked up as a stray.


Reggie. Isn't he gorgeous? He panicked getting him out of his cage and got a claw caught in my jaw, but he was immediately contrite. He and the dilute calico girl appear to be something like British shorthairs, with the short nose and extremely dense fur. He's already neutered, too. A stray.


"Just" a tabby. An endearing little guy, friendly and talkative.
post #3 of 26
Awwwww!!! So sweet that you go and interact with them. They seem to be so hungry for attention and affection that it just breaks my heart. I want to take all of them home. I know I feel that way about our storefront cats. If they are there more than 2 mos I start feeling that tug on my heart.

Is that a leather apron? Do they have you wear that for your protection? That's not a bad idea, except I know I mostly get scratches or nipped on my hands and arms.
post #4 of 26
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I wear the leather apron because I like them in my lap, but the first time I went, I had about 100 little holes in my legs! With the apron, I don't need to worry about it.

Also, it has pockets for the brush and the cat toy I always take with me.
post #5 of 26
They are so cute And they are lucky to have someone like yourself, to interact and give them some loving
post #6 of 26
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I just stopped by the shelter and Kate, the 14-year old, has a URI and is very sick. At her age, I wouldn't be surprised if she doesn't make it.

I found out that her owners surrendered her after 14 years of owning her because their child is "suddenly allergic" to her.
post #7 of 26
They're all adorable. I hope those two fluffy ones get adopted together.
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
A very fluffy female. Trapped as a stray.


Her brother, trapped at the same time. Both supposedly feral, but clean and friendly. It would be great if someone adopted both; they love each other!

Oh dear, I am in love.

They look just like my cat Penny and she is the sweetest sweetie in the world. I want some more Pennys!
post #9 of 26
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I stopped by this afternoon and paid for Pinto, the male long-haired black/white, to be neutered next Monday.
post #10 of 26
Sorry to hear about the older kitty girl. How very sad for her. I have an older cat and can only imagine how stressed out the older kitty had to have been. No wonder she got an URI. Bless you for sharing your love with these kitties and for paying to have Pinto neutered.
post #11 of 26
URI seems to be a problem right now, we have quite a few cats at the vet with a particularly bad strain of it
post #12 of 26
All the cats are gorgeous! I wish I were a billionaire, then I could spend all my time entertaining shelter kitties even if I couldn't keep them at home So sorry to hear about the 14 yr old girl... and Shame on her owners. How can people just give up a cat that they have spent 14 years of their lives with? I'll never understand...
post #13 of 26
[quote=mrblanche;2557630]A very fluffy female. Trapped as a stray.


Her brother, trapped at the same time. Both supposedly feral, but clean and friendly. It would be great if someone adopted both; they love each other!


They look like MaineCoons
esp. those long fluff-tails & the set of those large ears, broad, triangular & close set at the top They would make a wonderful addition to a loving family!
JC is the quintessential family cat!! Clever, mischievous, energetic, confident and devotedly maintains relationships with each of his humans. I would be confident in betting that your pair of cuties would be just the same
Bless you for caring for those kitties
post #14 of 26
What beautiful kitties - I hope they find furrever homes.
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by Devanagara View Post
Oh dear, I am in love.

They look just like my cat Penny and she is the sweetest sweetie in the world. I want some more Pennys!
These two are just too sweet! I'm surprised they haven't been adopted. All the cats that came from that source (apparently a "tame" feral community) are that way, lovable, lap warmers, friendly, talkative, just great cats.
post #16 of 26
Maybe if we get enough TCS adoption prayers and vibes going, that will change very soon
Here's my contribution:
post #17 of 26
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Maybe if we get enough TCS adoption prayers and vibes going, that will change very soon
Here's my contribution:
post #18 of 26
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Today was my shelter day. Kate, the dilute tortie point siamese, didn't make it. I'm pretty angry about her family dumping her like that after she gave them 14 years of love!
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Today was my shelter day. Kate, the dilute tortie point siamese, didn't make it. I'm pretty angry about her family dumping her like that after she gave them 14 years of love!
I don't blame you one bit. I would be angry, too. People are such sometimes.
post #20 of 26
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I don't blame you one bit. I would be angry, too. People are such sometimes.
Kate - play happily at the Rainbow Bridge, darling!
post #21 of 26
I want Henry! And, sorry to hear about Kate. I hope she is at peace now.
post #22 of 26
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Henry is such a nice cat. And when I say "sleek black beauty," I mean long, lithe, playful, friendly, and all black with golden eyes. He's still there today.

Reggie has been taken out of the adoption area. He has nipped at a couple of people (but no broken skin), so he may be headed for barn rescue. It's too bad, because he can be such a lover. AND he feels like a lamb-skin rug!
post #23 of 26
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Today was my shelter day. Kate, the dilute tortie point siamese, didn't make it. I'm pretty angry about her family dumping her like that after she gave them 14 years of love!
What a sad story.
Rest in peace sweet Kate.

Thank you for caring.
post #24 of 26
Mr. Blanche, my thanks to you for being the angel for these angels. May sweet Kate recover and may there be a loving, FOREVER home for her right away. Ditto for the other sweet cats. Rescue is my life, and my heart aches for each and every cat who isn't in the loving forever home he or she so deserves. May you, and they, be many times blessed!
post #25 of 26
As I was reading through this post, I was struck by the fact that there's someone for everyone! That last one, "just a tabby" grabbed me. I love the dominant black stripe markings! That would be my first pick.
post #26 of 26
I'm a sucker for black kitties. Always have had one or two in the family so here's lots of and that these little angels find great homes with people who love them very much!
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