I asked Mommy if I could write this post because, believe it or not, I was a less-adoptable cat at one time.
I know...how is that possible? Well, it seems that my calendar age is a tad high (12) and a lot of people don't want to be bothered with an older cat no matter how healthy they are.
My story was a little sad. I was left alone in the home I had shared with my owner after he died. Finally, after a week of waiting for him to come home and feed me, his daughter remembered I was there and brought me in to the vet to be 'put down'. Thankfully the vet did not agree with my owner's daughter and called a rescue. I waited for four miserable months for my forever home, and during that time, not one person even wanted to give me a try. The rescue lady told my Mommy that people would inquire about me, but as soon as they heard my age and that I was a little sad because my owner had died, they didn't want to risk adopting me. When Mommy finally called for me, the rescue lady told Mommy that it was very good of her to give me a chance and that I was very lucky. After a month with me, Mommy called the rescue lady to tell her that she was the lucky one that got to adopt me! It just took a little time to help me get settled, and now Mommy says she loves me as much as the other Monkeys. Give an older girl (or boy) a chance. We might surprise you!
On that note, I've selected a local 'less adoptable' cat to highlight who is in a similar situation to what I went through.
His name is Flame and, if I do say so myself, he's a very handsome Mancat! He is currently being fostered through the Animal Rescue Network here in Montreal
You can see his Petfinder profile by clicking HERE.
His story sounds a lot like mine in that someone tried to dispose of him when he was no longer needed. This is what the website says about him:
Flame was “His Majesty” for a cat breeder. But, after several years of good and loyal services, the breeder decided that Flame was no longer necessary and that he should be euthanized. Luckily, a volunteer caught wind of this situation and saved Flame from a fate that he did not deserve. Flame is quite sweet, calm, and a bit reserved with strangers. He prefers being the only cat in the household, or to share his home with animals that are as calm as he is.I am purring that this handsome boy gets adopted soon.