Post # 1
As most of you know, I am a foster mom for PAWS! YAY!
We have our 4th foster cat and picked him up on Sunday. All I knew ahead of time was that he had brain damage. When I picked him up I got his story….
WARNING: VERY SAD ANIMAL ABUSE STORY AHEAD:
The cat, Monaco (I call him Mony), was adopted as a kitten from PAWS (5 years ago) but he was recently found nearly dead and was rescued by a local shelter. Monaco had been beaten nearly to death by a hammer. He suffers from brain and vocal cord damage. 🙁 he also had serious lung damage but his lungs are better now. I thought he would be very scared and stand offish. But this little guy is a fighter!!! He has a very distinct meow because of his vocal cord issues. Plus he meows A LOT like almost costantly…it has gotten less and less the longer he has been here though. He also purs very loud!
He instantly trusted and feel in love with me and we have been insaprable every since. 😀 He is the sweetest and most loving cat I have ever known. He never leaves my side! He follows me around and sleeps with me. He is always laying on my lap when I am sitting down and if I am standing up or walking around the house for too long he climbs up me until I hold him. When I pick him up he instantly puts his arms around my neck. he hugs me! He licks my face…just a little bit and gives me kitty kisses!
I am seriously in love. Oh, and you can tell he used to be a fat house cat but lost a ton of weight during all this and has a huge sag in his belly.
My apt to take him back to see if he is healthy enough to be approved for adoption on 3/4. I dont want to give him back…I dont think that I can…
Here is the little fighter:
Post # 3
oh, these pictures dont do him any justice. I cannot get any good ones because I cannot get him far enough away from me to take a good picture of him LOL
Oh, here is another one with him and my cat, snugs sleeping on their townhouse:
Post # 4
no one has anything to say about Mony?! He is so cute…
Post # 5
He is adorable. I don’t know much about fostering, are you allowed to decide you want him to be yours – or is that a nono?
Post # 6
Wow, shouldn’t have read that at work because now I’m all teary eyed! What a fighter! I am so thankful kitty parents like you are able to help out like this. I wouldn’t be able to give him back, but that’s why SO won’t let me be a foster momma. He said we’re at our cat max right now (2 in our apt). What a sweetie pie! And, seriously, I can’t believe anyone would do that to an animal. 🙁
Post # 7
FOSTER FAILURE!!! lol! Our foster cat has a very husky meow…she doesn’t make a lot of noise, except at feeding time.
Your poor boy…I can’t believe people can be so cruel! Just goes to show that not everyone who adopts/tries to adopt from shelters have the best intentions.
Post # 8
So keep him! I would.
Did the shelter ever find out if the people who adopted him as a kitten were the ones who abused him? Or did he perhaps get lost or rehomed somewhere along the line? I just can’t imagine someone adopting an animal solely to abuse them, but I know it does happen 🙁
Post # 9
I’m crying at work. Should have listened to the warning.
He sounds like the sweetest little baby. Are you allowed to keep him? You should definitly keep him. He deserves to be loved for a lifetime after everything he went through. poor baby.
Post # 10
I want to find the people who did this and work on them with a hammer! Seriously, who does something like that?! This makes me so angry!
I’m glad he is with you now! And that he hasn’t lost trust in humans altogether! I hope you can keep him.
Post # 11
How cute! You’re a sweetheart for fostering kitties! I hope you get to keep him, he looks so happy in his tree. 🙂
Post # 12
I am sorry I made everyone sad/mad. LOL When they told me his story I immediatly started crying! How could anyone does this.
To answer some of your questions:
Yes, I am allowed to decide to keep him. However, I have to go through the same adoption process as a non foster parent.
They have tried a lot to contact his adopt parents. They are not answering their calls or returning them 🙁 So, either the lost the cat and dont care or they had something to do with it. 🙁
@Meowkers: sorry to make you cry 🙁 SO SAD…
@Miss Apricot: LOL! I know I will be a foster failure one day LOL
Mony already has such a big part of my heart I cannot even stand going to work adn being away from him. Today is my long day, work and night class (gone from 7a-10p). I just want to be home cuddling him!! At least he has Snugs (our cat) to keep him company! 😀
Post # 13
What a sweet kitty!
I’m pretty sure one of our adopted kitties was mistreated — she flinches every time a hand is raised near her (for petting only, of course) and was really shy and scared when we first brought her home. It’s been so nice seeing her come out of her shell and she’s really a loving kitty now.
Post # 14
Oh, that breaks my heart. I don’t know how people can be so cruel, it’s just sick. You can see how amazing animals are, though, that he’s still able to love after all he’s been through. I have an adorable little orange cat that I adopted from a rescue organization. He’s been through some tough times, too, he has some scar tissue on one of his eyes and I’m not really sure how much he can see out of it, but he is the most playful, loving little guy ever! He will sit on anyone’s lap. It’s awesome how resilient these little kitties are. I say keep him if you can! It sounds like you are providing him with a wonderful home and he deserves so much good after all he’s been through.
Post # 15
Animal abuse breaks my heart. My aunt just adopted a cat who she is pretty sure was abused. The shelter people practically begged her to take him because he’d been returned 3 TIMES! Can you believe that? She’s had cats all her life though and she is very patient. He’s been with her for about 9 months and is getting much better, but she thinks something happened to him having to do with doors. He cowers away when she opens a door and it takes him a long time to enter a room through the doorway. More often than not he stays in an open area, like the hallway. He didn’t do anything but hide for 6 months but now he’ll sit near her on the couch if she doesn’t seek him out. I think it’s amazing that she took him in considering how skittish he is, I love to see animals who had a bad start get a second chance!
Post # 16
@KatyElle: aww that is so sad! I just fostered a cat that had also been returned 3 times! I felt so sorry for her and I really wanted to keep her but her and my cat did nto get along that great so I think it was best to take her back when the foster period was over. She deserves a home she will be happy and comfortable in. She was adopted after a month..sweet cat. I pray this one is her forever home. Your poor aunts kitty 🙁 That is so super sad….hoepfully she will be happy with her new home!!