- 8 years ago
- Wedding: November 2010
I work in a small family-owned office (it’s in a converted old farm house) and we have a cat here named Black And White Kitty (we’re not necessarily original with names…). Anyhoo, he showed up about six or seven years ago, and he was badly burned and very scared. He had obviously been abused in the worst way, but over the course of these seven years we’ve taken care of him, gotten him vaccinated and neutered and are at the point where he trusts us and wants to be petted and loved on (but this must be done in a very specific way because at times he’ll still hiss and scratch). He lives here at the office…this is his home and we are his people.
Okay, so HUGE problem. Our office is moving as the landlords want to change it into a Dentist’s office and have canceled our lease, and we’re moving to a place where we can’t take Black And White Kitty with us. We love him and have to find a new home for him. HAVE TO. Euthenasia is NOT an option. Okay, so we have to find him a good home but there are some obstacles. – His front teeth are missing (we believe they were knocked out due to abuse) so we’re worried about sending him to a friend’s farm because he can’t hunt adequately AND we’ve been feeding him for the past six or seven years so he’s dependent on us. Plus he’s getting older and we’re not convinced he’d do too well in a fight. – None of us can take him home because we all have cats and/or dogs and he is a one pet kind of kitty.- He needs to be with someone who will understand his personality…you have to let him come to you, don’t take it personally if he swipes, you really can’t pick him up, etc. This means he should most likely go to a home without any children. – We can’t leave him behind because we’re quite certain that the owners of the house would have him trapped and sent to the pound, and they would have him destroyed. – He’s primarily an outside pet. He comes inside the office all the time, but that’s because we leave the back door open for him. If we shut the door with him inside he’ll tolerate it, but be very nervous.
Ideally, he’d stay here with people who would take care of him. OR he’d go to a home with a similar set up as here. We’re trying to get the neighbors to take him, but they’re not interested. The Feral Cat Society doesn’t want to take him either because it’s not what they do.
Our next step is to check with the SPCA, but other than that does anyone have any ideas? We could really use some.
Here are some pictures (sorry about the terrible phone quality…):