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.
Bella, I cannot believe some heartless human wanted to put you down for no reason! Or that others would pass you up. Some things in this world make no sense to this kitty....
Oh! We are glad that vet did not do as that bad woman wanted! We are glad you got a good home!
Miss Bella, our Rumblemum has tears in her eyes to think that you had such a hard time. It's a blessing that your mummy and you found each other.
Miss Bella, I couldn't believe Your ex-owner who was a cat pawson have an evil daughter ! Bad Bad Evil Human ! and you was so lucky, Bella !
You got no idea how glad I am to know you was adopted by your mommy ! and Bella, I totally do agree with you we should help all senior cat get adopted !
I will share this and tweet ! Let's find good home for Flame, cause he deserved it !
Hearing your story is very motivational! There are so many good reasons to adopt a more 'seasoned' pet. After all, just like humans, age is just a number. It's the experience that counts!
But it sounds like it all worked out as you ended up in the perfect home for you!!
Bella, bella, Bella!! Beautiful Bella!! Awwww me and Charlie are so so so sad to hear of how you ended up in the rescue shelter. We are so unhappy at the way your former human's daughter treated you. How could she?!?! :-( Awwwww but we are so glad the nice vet and the kind rescue lady saved you!! Above all we are so happy that mum found you!!Yay!! You are just gorgeous!!!
Awwww Flame. What a cutie. And how sad for this amazing kitty! We hope and hope that someone gives him the home he deserves! He is gorgeous!!
Hello too to amazing Samson, Delilah, Sweet Pea and Gabriel! Take care
Oh, Bella...Our mom's eyes got all leaky reading your story again. You have a wonderful mom and forever home, no question. We wish the same for Flame!
Oh Bella, we are so glad you found the Monkeys and got such a good home. You sure deserved it. Nothing wrong with a little bit older cat. Actually they are a lot easier to have around.
We sure hope Flame finds a home too. Thanks for telling us your story Bella.
Bella - Mum has shed a few tears over your gotcha story and also of that of Flame. There are some despicable people in this world.
We think you are a real cutie Bella and we are glad we are friends.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
Beautiful Bella, your story is a sad one turned happy. We are so glad you were given a second chance! You're right about older pets...they are often overlooked. Unfairly, we say. We are purring for Flame and hope his story has a happy ending too.
He is a handsome boy for sure. Cats are not disposable
Bella, your story is too familiar. Thanks for sharing it and thanks for telling us about Flame. Me is Purraying he gets a good forever home soon.
Kisses and headb butts to yous
You and your Mom are both so lucky Bella. You, less adoptable? NOT! We hope handsome Flame's luck is about to change too!!!
Bella we are so glad that your mummy found you and you are no longer sad or lonely!!!
Mum says she can relate to your story so much because our Dollycat who was with mum when I arrived had a similar story. Dollycat was a showcat and when she was ( past her sell by date ) as they said ,she was going that week to be put to sleep. Mum took her and with a lot of patience and loving she became a beautiful cat who loved mum as much as mum loved her. Dollycat got a few more years in a loving home. Sometime people just render us speechless with their dont care attitude. Animals are not a disposable commodity.They deserve much better. Mum says sorry for the rant.. We are so glad your mum found you and that you are now once again loved.. hugs GJn xx
Oh dear - humans can be so upsetting. To think they wanted to put your down. We hope Flame gets the great home he deserves! Great post my dear!
Cats of wildcat woods
Bella you are the Bell of the ball--in all your Tortie beauty--Humans can be so silly! You are blessed to have your Mommy, Deli, Samson and Sweat Pea...lucky you!
PS.I like an older LadyCat!
Our Mom really wishes that she had inherited a fortune only to help those animals whose pawrents were critically ill or died. She has such sympathy for those animals who are left behind and through no fault of their own are suddenly 'left'. All too often the pawrents family do not want the animal and think that they will 'put it down' is just too abhorrent to our Mom. We are so glad that you are a Monkey and our Mom agrees with your Mom adopt an older kitty...I was 6 when Mom adopted me and she said she would adopt more older kitties ...
Mac came to us in almost the same situation, except no one wanted to put him down. He was older and hot in the best of health, but he is loved and has turned in to a very loving mancat! We are so happy your mommy gave you a chance!
Glad you found your home!!
Bella, we're so happy your mommy found you and made you a Monkey! You are such a beautiful girl and we are so glad the vet saw that and gave you a chance. We sure hope someone does the same for handsome Flame too. We'll be purring for him!
Bella, it makes us cry to think of you being heartlessly taken to a vet to be PTS...when your former owner loved you and cared for you...we too would love to inherit big bucks to have a rescue org devoted to kitties like you.
All of us here had prior homes (well except for me...I just came with my momma as a 2 week old kit) so we all know abandonment.
Bella, big purrs to the vet who refused to end your beautiful life. We purr thinking of you as adorable as you are with your loving Monkey family.
xoxo Cory and family
Bella, your mom is as sweet as you are. We are glad you found each other! So many deserving animals have no home. We are glad you are one of the lucky ones.
I was very upset to read about your precious owner's daughter. But I'm grateful for the vet and your Mummy for their part in making you a Monkey! Yeaa!
What a nice story of your rescue! We hope that Flame finds a nice house soon!
Bella, we totally understand, because that's how we found our angel Maggie! And there are a lot of older cats at PAWS that get overlooked ... very sad. We sure are glad your mommy and you adopted each other. :)
Flame is a handsome dude. We sure hope someone is lucky enough to adopt him.
Bella, mommy's eyes are leaking. You beautiful precius gilr. You are love love love. And Flame..may he please find a home soon.
Thank you so much for coming to see me while I was in the hospital. xoxoxox
Bella we are so glad that you got lucky and was adopted into a wonderful home ~ we wish that same luck to all kits waiting for forever homes. xx
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