Thursday, January 29, 2009

No good deed goes unpunished

a.k.a - anybody want a cat?

I'm in a real pickle here. All the no-kill shelters are full to the brim and can't take the little calico stray. She got a clean bill of health from my vet this morning, and a set of vaccinations. I have tramped all over the neighborhood with her picture, but no one is claiming her. I even checked with three local vets to see if anyone had lost a cat. I can't figure out where she came from unless someone got tired of dealing with her and didn't want to pay to have her spayed, so they dumped her. And in my opinion, there's a special circle of hell for anyone who would do that.

She's too good a cat to end up a throwaway. She's affectionate, clean, well litter trained, playful, and mannered. She didn't even have a flea. She has definitely been in someone's house somewhere because she keeps mounting campaigns to get into the kitchen from the garage. She knows what's in there - a warm house!

My plan is to have her spayed so that with that expense out of the way and a current vaccination record, she would be an easy sell for adoption. She's on the surgery schedule for Monday, and after recuperation I will post her on Petfinder, on the local pet placement center website and in every local vet's and pet store's bulletin board. In the meantime, she can live in my backyard and the garage. I don't know what else to do.

I'm serious about asking if anyone wants a cat. If you're in the east Tennessee/north Georgia area, leave me a comment and we can talk. I want to find a loving home for her, and I'll deliver!

7 comments:

Deb said...

What a wonderful soul you are! I hope you find a good home for the little one. In the meantime, she is a very lucky kitty to have wandered into your life.

Catherine said...

Thank heavens she found you!! She's such a pretty kitty -- if we lived anywhere close by, I'd be offering to take her in a second.

Della said...

She came into your life for a reason. I really wish I could take her but I have four and I don't live near you. It really seems like someone was taking good care of her. I hope her original family finds her. I will be checking your blog for the outcome of the situation. Bless you.

Geove said...

Awww. Im not really a cat person but my hats off to you. I agree with them that you are such a good sould and hope there are millions of good souls like you out there. Hope you continue to do such good deed and share it with the world - http://www.aglobaltribe.com

Cherie said...

There is a special place in heaven for people like you. We had a dumped cat show up at our door and she is the best cat. I had two already and just didn't want another one but Rail wormed herself right in. You'll find a home for her!

Rose Haven said...

If I was tending to that cat, it would have to be out in the garage, too......allergies and asthma!!!

Thanks for your visit and words about chenille.

Jan

catsinger said...

hi Calico... your new kitty is a tortise shell calico.... a friend of mine had 2 sisters like her that she named D# & Eb...if you know music, you recognize that those are enharmonic names for the same sound...
you may discover that she is either pregnant or in heat...[spaying costs more then...]that would explain why she "wandered" or was dumped...
I'm assuming your vet checked her for a microchip...
if I didn't know that shipping would cost an arm & a leg...I'd take her... good luck...:D