Scooter Gets a Second Chance

Special Needs Cat Scooter Found a Home

I am always happy when a feline finds a good home. Jacey, Koji, and I are all lucky that we did not have any problems finding one. We found one right away. Some felines are not as fortunate and must endure a lot before someone takes them in. Often, cat rescue groups must step in before that happens.

That is what happened to Scooter. This poor feline had to endure a lot before finding a home. You see, when Scooter was a tiny feline, some evil and cruel human decided to shoot him with a pellet gun. This is a horrible thing to do. Animal abuse is never something that should be tolerated. It should be punished by the human committing that act being locked in a cage where my big feline cousins can swat and bite them as they please!

Special Needs Cat Scooter Found a Home
Special Needs Cat Scooter Found a Home

This pellet caused some problems for Scooter. He could not walk normally, and he had some issues using the litter box. But the kind humans at San Diego Humane Society worked hard to help him with his problems. The humans who worked in cat rescue there all loved Scooter because of his loving nature and fighting spirit.

Many humans visited the cat rescue facility there, and saw Scooter. But many of them decided that they could not handle treating his medical conditions, and so Scooter patiently waited for the right humans to come along. Do not think that he did not enjoy his time with the cat rescue humans. He did, but it is always more fun to live in a place you can call your own.

One day, the right family came along, and they decided to adopt Scooter. They talked to the humans in white coats about his condition and what it would require to treat. And they decided that they would work with Scooter so that they could take him home.

Now, Scooter is a happy feline in a home of his own where his humans love him very much and he returns that love. He has come a long way from having to endure evil humans abusing him, and I am glad his cat rescue story had such a happy ending!

Let’s Help Diabetic Cat Wallace

Diabetic Cat Wallace Is Looking for a Home

Diabetic Cats in Need told me about a feline named Wallace who is in urgent need of help. I will share his story with you. Hopefully one of you will be able to help. If you cannot, by sharing his story with as many other feline loving humans as you can, you will still help.

Wallace arrived at a municipal shelter in Ontario, Canada. When he arrived at the Burlington Animal Services facility, the humans in white coats did an exam on him and found out that he is a diabetic cat.

Diabetic Cat Wallace Is Looking for a Home
Diabetic Cat Wallace Is Looking for a Home

In some shelters, this would have been the end for Wallace. You see, many shelters simply do not have the resources to care for a diabetic cat, and rather than allow the cat to suffer from untreated diabetes, they will end his suffering.

Fortunately for Wallace, this is not one of those shelters. They have started treating him for his diabetes, and he does not have a date where he will be put down. But since this is a municipal facility, that is something that could change very quickly.

Wallace is not as welcoming of new people as Jacey, Koji and me. He is a little shy, but he is friendly enough. Once he gets to know humans, he shows his affection towards them. He is also quieter than Jacey is. Well, pretty much all felines are!

Wallace is a big guy like me, weighing 18 pounds. And the humans in white coats estimate that he is between five and nine years old.

I am hopeful that Wallace can find a home where he does not have to travel a long distance. But if that does not happen, I am sure that Diabetic Cats in Need will work very hard to see to it that he gets to a home where his diabetes will be taken care of.

Please contact Burlington Animal Services if you can provide Wallace with that home. And if you cannot, please share his story. Hopefully someone who can help will see it!

Feline Lives in Shelter for 21 Years

Tilly Has Been With a Cat Rescue Group for 21 Years

Furiends, when felines go to a shelter, it is so that the cat rescue group that runs the shelter can find them a furever home. For one cat, it turned out that the cat rescue facility may well be her furever home.

Tilly Has Been With a Cat Rescue Group for 21 Years
Tilly Has Been With a Cat Rescue Group for 21 Years

Say hello to Tilly. She has lived an amazing 24 years, and 21 of those have been in a shelter environment. Tilly, you see, arrived at the West Midlands Animal Welfare shelter back in 1995. When she arrived at this cat rescue facility in England, it was because she had given birth to a litter of kittens.

Tilly with the Human Who Runs the Cat Rescue Group
Tilly with the Human Who Runs the Cat Rescue Group

Tilly’s kittens found homes, but she remained at the shelter. According to the human who runs the cat rescue, this was in large part because of Tilly’s personality. “It was probably her personality that meant nobody ever wanted to adopt her. She can be a bit stroppy and would occasionally snap at people, but not anymore,” said this human.

While Tilly may be difficult with humans, with other felines, she is very welcoming. “There have been times when we’ve had paralysed and blind cats come into our rescue centre and Tilly has really taken them under her wing – we kept finding them asleep with Tilly looking after them,” said the human running the shelter.

Tilly may be older, but she’s still in good health. She has only had minor health problems, and because the shelter will not put down any healthy animals, Tilly has remained with them for 21 years.

I do not know if the attention Tilly is getting will result in someone wanting to adopt her. At this point, however, I would say that the shelter is her furever home. I do not think that she would appreciate being taken to a new place after being there for so long.

And with Tilly helping many felines who arrive at this cat rescue facility, I think it would be helpful for them as well if she spent the rest of her days there.