A couple of weeks ago we adopted out a pair of cats. One was a Persian & one a black DLH. They are 3 years old & have been together their hole lives. Before they came to us they had a very ruff time of it. They were owned by an elderly couple, the wife had passed away & the husband was in a nursing home. He refused to admit he wasn't coming out so the family left the two of them in the house & only went in to feed, water & scoop litter boxes. As if all of that wasn't bad enough. Last night the people we had adopted them to returned just the DLH black male Stating that he had been attacking the other cats including his friend who he had lived in a cage with for months with out ever being aggresive??? I beleve very much that they are lying. This is a cat that for most of the time he was with us would hide under the rugs & blankets in his cage. Once he came out he was never agressive. I just can't believe he was like this. I think either they only wanted the Persian and came up with this story. Either way this poor big seet guy is now back at our shelter, but now without his friend. I'm not sure but I would guess the director will call & ask for the other cat back. I made a big point of telling them last night that if she stops eating she needs to come back because sometimes when they are separated it is very difficult for them. I'm not actually as worried about her as I am about him. She's in a home with 2 other cats (they had adoped from us perviously) & she is a very outgoing cat. He is so shy I'm worried about him. I gave him some wet food when he came in & he did eat a little so that's a good sign. I'm just so upset I needed to vent & ask that if anyone is in the vacinity of Milwaukee, or knows someone who is & there is room in your home or heart for this sweet guy please PM me & I can give you more details.
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12/9/05 at 7:00am