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very old cat in need of a home.....

post #1 of 26
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A friend of a friend was given a cat 7 years ago named Smirnoff... this poor cat was a mess.... she drooled was over weight, and hardly moved....

Her new owner took her in and the cat made a real 180...shes healthy, happy, a good weight.....and shes now 25 years old......

This girl who owns her now needs to move quickly..I am not sure of the exact circumstances, but she is unable to bring Smirnoff with her.......

any ideas???............
post #2 of 26
Birdget,
What will happen if she cannot find a home? What type of kitty is it?
post #3 of 26
I adopted my cat at the tender age of 14 when they showed her on the local TV station...
post #4 of 26
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shes a calico.... or more specifically..white with brown and tan patches... i dont know what is going to happen if they dont find a home for her....thats why I am asking here........poor kit
post #5 of 26
How close is Salem to Charlton, Mass? My borther and sister in law live there, they have kitties.
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by sashacat421
How close is Salem to Charlton, Mass? My borther and sister in law live there, they have kitties.

Its about 70 miles...but heyyy if its a home for this kit..70 miles doesnt seem so long.......ill PM you or you PM me and we can figure stuff out
post #7 of 26
My gosh, don't give up on a cat like this. FIND it a good home. The cat deserves that much.
Keep us posted and good luck.
post #8 of 26
I can't understand why someone would leave behind an elderly cat! This makes no sense to me.
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by lotsocats
I can't understand why someone would leave behind an elderly cat! This makes no sense to me.

i dont understand either.....the poor thing is 25....i mean i dont know whats going through this girls mind.......but ill do all i can for this kit
post #10 of 26
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I still havent been able to find anyone to take poor Smirnoff....I am so frustrated with this situation....how can someone just do that.....

3 hours after having emmt in my care i would have gone to hell and back for him....

this inconciderate...selfish....well you know....can just disgard a cat after 7 years...I am so disgusted

Now the friend we share is getting onmy nerves...hes asks me everyday "Does anyone on your cat forum want to take smirnoff yet".....and when i say "No...these people shouldnt have to take Smirnoff, her owner should be looking out fo her"......and hell say "Well there isnt much time you better find someone"

ummm.....what?????????

what happens when "Time runs out"...may i ask.....and why am i the only one looking.....I dont even like this girl who owns the cat....she knows i hate her, and if you see what shes doing to her cat you can tell why...........

I have saved 3 cats so far..in a mere 3 years...I know thats not alot compared to some of you wonderful people...but i have done the best i can with the resorces i have....and even with that i will still fight for this cat....because apperenty no one else will......

thank you for all of you who have pm'd me about smirnoff, i so appreciate your efforts......I will keep you updated with any progress on this topic....

thank you.....
post #11 of 26
Are there any cat rescue groups that would at least help advertise for you? Or what about Petfinder? How would you put a pet on that?
post #12 of 26
How SAD!! I just don't get people!
I work PT at a cat retirement home in CA, but there is a placement fee and it's expensive. If worse comes to worse, can you take the cat until you find a home??
I searched online: maybe these guys can help direct you....
http://www.kittyangels.org/
http://www.mrfrs.org/
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by techiegirl
How SAD!! I just don't get people!
I work PT at a cat retirement home in CA, but there is a placement fee and it's expensive. If worse comes to worse, can you take the cat until you find a home??
I searched online: maybe these guys can help direct you....
http://www.kittyangels.org/
http://www.mrfrs.org/

believe me I thought about it....but our apartment isnt that big...and we already have 4 cats.....and it was a struggle to get Poppy situated.....Mabby is still a little peeved, i cant imagine the conciquences of bringing a 25 year old cat into the mix.........but I have thought of it....but i feel that at the moment our echonomical, and living situation and the stress levels of our cats would not take to a 5th cat..........ecspecially a kit of that age......

though retirement homes for cats is a new one on me....maybe i will look into that......
post #14 of 26
Can't they bring the cat to a no-kill shelter so they can take the cat in and try to find a home for him?

The other thing, just an idea- but maybe try the different vet offices around and see if they would want to take a senior cat in as the 'office' cat. Explain to them the situation and the history of this poor cat.

I am in NH and would say I could help but I'm in the same boat as you. I have 8 indoors and a couple of them are stressed due to how many are here already. Even doing feral TNR work - I can not bring the cats inside- I'm going to build an outdoor enclosure for them to stay.

Good luck and please keep us posted.

BTW, where is the cat located? You may have mentioned this but I can't remember off the top of my head.

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Originally Posted by Nebula11
believe me I thought about it....but our apartment isnt that big...and we already have 4 cats.....and it was a struggle to get Poppy situated.....Mabby is still a little peeved, i cant imagine the conciquences of bringing a 25 year old cat into the mix.........but I have thought of it....but i feel that at the moment our echonomical, and living situation and the stress levels of our cats would not take to a 5th cat..........ecspecially a kit of that age......

though retirement homes for cats is a new one on me....maybe i will look into that......
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by xomycatsxo
Can't they bring the cat to a no-kill shelter so they can take the cat in and try to find a home for him?

The other thing, just an idea- but maybe try the different vet offices around and see if they would want to take a senior cat in as the 'office' cat. Explain to them the situation and the history of this poor cat.

I am in NH and would say I could help but I'm in the same boat as you. I have 8 indoors and a couple of them are stressed due to how many are here already. Even doing feral TNR work - I can not bring the cats inside- I'm going to build an outdoor enclosure for them to stay.

Good luck and please keep us posted.

BTW, where is the cat located? You may have mentioned this but I can't remember off the top of my head.

Those are some real good ideas that I hadn't thought of...ecspecially the vet cat idea.....thanx

as for where Smirnoff is now...she lives in Nahant mass
post #16 of 26
Hehe.. I don't know where that is. I barely know where my own town is though.

Good luck and definitely keep us posted!

25 yrs old?!?!? Holy Cow ... does that age make it into the guiness book???? That seems so old! I hope all of mine live that long!!!

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Originally Posted by Nebula11
Those are some real good ideas that I hadn't thought of...ecspecially the vet cat idea.....thanx

as for where Smirnoff is now...she lives in Nahant mass
post #17 of 26
If we can find transport I can take her into my rescue and foster or or at least give her a nice comfortable place to retire. I am all the way in SC though.
post #18 of 26
That's so great of you to offer.

Shipping is around $125-150 I've heard? That could very well be an option.. if the other person will 'allow' it. I just went through this w/ someone who said she was going to have to put the cats down if she couldn't find a home, yet didn't want to ship them and was being difficult about everything. Hopefully that's not the case here!

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Originally Posted by ryobious
If we can find transport I can take her into my rescue and foster or or at least give her a nice comfortable place to retire. I am all the way in SC though.
post #19 of 26
I'm a softie I can't help it, I just can't turn down a cat in need, especially in such terrible situtations like this. How could they let this poor cat die with the ones it loves!!

I honestly think alot of times people like this should have to actually hold their poor cat while having it put to sleep so the cat can at least see the faces of person they have known their entire lives before going over the bridge!!

I just took in another 17 year old cat today that can't use him back legs as his previous owner possibly hit him in the back and broke his spine and never fixed it. The vet said the injury looked like it was 5 or so years old. Poor baby. I have him until he goes or gets adopted. Either way he will be loved.
post #20 of 26
Ugh... I'd love to be left alone in a room for just 5 minutes w/ someone that hurts a cat!

I'm so glad there are people out there like you... I hope this can work out!

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Originally Posted by ryobious
I'm a softie I can't help it, I just can't turn down a cat in need, especially in such terrible situtations like this. How could they let this poor cat die with the ones it loves!!

I honestly think alot of times people like this should have to actually hold their poor cat while having it put to sleep so the cat can at least see the faces of person they have known their entire lives before going over the bridge!!

I just took in another 17 year old cat today that can't use him back legs as his previous owner possibly hit him in the back and broke his spine and never fixed it. The vet said the injury looked like it was 5 or so years old. Poor baby. I have him until he goes or gets adopted. Either way he will be loved.
post #21 of 26
What the heck goes through someone's head when they leave a 25 year old cat behind???

However, she is *so* old that it actually might work to her advantage. A 25 year old cat is rare indeed. So if you place advertisements that play up her age and talk about how she needs a real hero to let her live whatever time she has left in peace and dignity, I suspect you will find a cat lover to rise to the occasion.

If at all possible, you could also offer to pay vet bills for the remainder of her life since cost may be a factor deterring someone from adopting a cat who is so old, knowing that she is likely to have some health problems. You don't have to do it, of course, but it is something to at least consider.
post #22 of 26
I know isn't it sad. Poor baby's world is about to turn upsidedown at the end of her days..

In our rescue we actually have a HUGE success in adopting out senior cats!! Our senior cats usually go quicker than our 3-5 year old in good health cats!! I really hope things work out for her....
post #23 of 26
Nebula--If you'll just give me the name of this girl who is so callously abandoning this sweet old cat (25 years old!!!! What a grand old lady!) I'll personally hire a hit man to put HER down! And right after that I'll send the same hit man to do in whoever brutalized that poor kitty my fellow South Carolinian is talking about!! Sorry to sound so bloodthirsty, but honestly! This kind of indifference and cruelty really does make my blood boil. To be a little more constructive--how about someplace like North Shore Animal League? They're in New York state and are no-kill and if they can't adopt-out a pet they will keep it there and care for it for the rest of its life. They seem to be good people. You might google them on the web and see what they have to offer. You are doing so much good here, I admire you--please keep us up to date and please please do not give up on this grand old cat!!! I can't bear to think of this sweetie making it for an incredible 25 years and then her life is snatched away for no reason than some silly girl's selfishness... .....
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by QueenofEgypt
Nebula--If you'll just give me the name of this girl who is so callously abandoning this sweet old cat (25 years old!!!! What a grand old lady!) I'll personally hire a hit man to put HER down! And right after that I'll send the same hit man to do in whoever brutalized that poor kitty my fellow South Carolinian is talking about!! Sorry to sound so bloodthirsty, but honestly! This kind of indifference and cruelty really does make my blood boil. To be a little more constructive--how about someplace like North Shore Animal League? They're in New York state and are no-kill and if they can't adopt-out a pet they will keep it there and care for it for the rest of its life. They seem to be good people. You might google them on the web and see what they have to offer. You are doing so much good here, I admire you--please keep us up to date and please please do not give up on this grand old cat!!! I can't bear to think of this sweetie making it for an incredible 25 years and then her life is snatched away for no reason than some silly girl's selfishness... .....
Heyy no reason to apologize.......I can completely understand the bloodthirst.......i think its deplorable that such a cat would be tossed aside like furniture not needed anymore............

thank you all for your suggestions, but i think...that pending a physical I may have found a member of this very site to take poor smirnoff......

i dont want to jinx anything....or embaress the member, by giving their name.....but i will let all of you know if things work out...........

I can't say enough how happy that this site exsists.........and I am so happy that it is filled with such supportive and beautiful people.......thanx again
post #25 of 26
That is wonderful!! Please keep us posted!! I can't tell you how happy I am someone is taking this baby in!! YEAH!!!!
post #26 of 26
Is there an update on this sweet old kitty? Has she found a good home? I'm dying to know--I've been so worried about her!!!
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