found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with cats.
She's gotten used to her foster mom being around, now greeting her at the door. Lucy will be a loyal, well-behaved, loving companion for some lucky forever family. She's ready to claim her spot at the foot of your bed!
Lucy was probably born around August, 2006. To further inquire about this great kitty, contact Gail:
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Please visit Lucy's full set of photos on the main website for Foreclosure Cats. Click on the 'cats' category to see PDF files with photos of each cat. The available (still adoptable) cats like Lucy have a yellow background on their profiles.
Here is a story on Lucy as told by a key person involved in helping the 'Foreclosure Cats': I first met Lucy (at first, she was known only as "Diluted Tortie") before the Foreclosure Cat Project participants had joined together to save ALL the kittens & cats at the Foreclosure House. Originally, only the sickest kittens & cats had been rescued from the foreclosure house by the very generous organizations & individuals who rallied together. All of these rescuers were already up to their eyeballs in felines due to the time of year. That is, they were all already dealing with "kitten season".
After visiting the inside of that Foreclosed House & seeing all the sweet, helpless kitties, I wanted to get to fresh air. I decided to walk to the backyard. Although there was fresh air, the same desperation could be seen in the outdoor kitties! They seem to be asking "Where is our human?" Based on all the empty paper plates littering the backyard, someone had been feeding the outdoor kitties on a consistent basis for a very long period.
Diluted Tortie Girl Lucy was there. She had access to fresh air & rain water, the potential to catch food, & the ability to keep her distance from sicker cats. With these pitiful advantages, she seemed to fare better than the kitties trapped inside. Still, she underwent 17 days of veterinary care including Inhalation Therapy (Nebulization), eye surgery (it appears she still has a "sensation of something in her eye" which causes her eye to cry) as well as finally being well enough for her spay.
Lucy was the outdoor version of Jack (the grey tiger, couch kitty). Lucy's "home" was on the corner of the deck next to the draping tarp on the end (obviously providing her with a sense of protection).
She always stayed near when the volunteer rescuers were feeding on the back deck but avoided contact. A number of volunteer attempts to catch her made before she was finally netted. The surprised rescuer said, "[she] seemed calmer than was expected". Maybe she was feeling so bad she didn't have the energy to try & run?
With the loving support from her Foster Family, Lucy has now blossomed into that loving kitty that I am sure she was at one time, with her human at that Foreclosed house.
Thank you Lucy for touching my heart & helping me make the decision to get involved in the Foreclosure Cats Project. With the loving help of so many foster families, rescues, generous donators throughout the country, individuals in the community & caring veterinarians, we will make sure you & all these wonderful kitties have happy new beginnings.
Forever in MY Memories,
Anita Barron, Director