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My name is Hope!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Sherman Oaks, California - Hope
Photo 1 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Sherman Oaks, California - Hope
Photo 2 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Sherman Oaks, California - Hope
Photo 3 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Sherman Oaks, California - Hope
Photo 4 - Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Sherman Oaks, California - Hope
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I'm being cared for by:
C.A.R.E. aka: Cat/Canine Assistance, Referral & Education

Facts about Hope

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Gray Or Blue (Mostly)
  • Age: Senior
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 6976287
  • Hair: Short

She and her companion kitty belonged to a married woman who lost her battle with cancer. Her husband decided to take the cats to live at his auto shop where Hope's companion soon was killed by a car. Hope then was kept in a carrier during the day and allowed to roam the premises at night.

But the loss of her human "mom" and kitty friend and stress of this situation soon took its toll: she began losing weight and soon became a shadow. A concerned man became aware of this situation and contacted us about her. We knew her chances of survival were very slim, as she had an advanced case of hepatic lipidosis - a condition which cats sometimes develop for various reasons including stress. But it was apparent the widower was prepared to let her suffer and die and we just couldn't see that happen. We accepted her into the Sanctuary so that she could spend her final days, loved, safe and warm. She was not interested in eating, emaciated and jaundiced when she arrived. Our veterinarians gave her a poor prognosis but were willing to try and so were we.

Our staff nursed her round-the-clock with hand feedings (we later found she only preferred dry food), fluids and medication. It took about 6 weeks but slowly Hope's condition began to turn around. Our doctors were amazed and called it nothing short of a miracle. Thanks to her will to live and our heroic, loving staff, you see her pictured here today, a normal kitty again, although doubtless physically scarred by her incredible ordeal.

Her love of life hasn't changed, even as an older cat, she absolutely loves attention and is very affectionate. If you're looking for a super sweet best friend, you and Hope could create a bright, new future together!

About C.A.R.E. aka: Cat/Canine Assistance, Referral & Education

About Our Rescue Group...

Our Mission is:

To demonstrate that responsibly managed animal sanctuaries provide a compassionate, humane alternative to the mass euthanasia of unwanted pets.

To provide the dogs and cats in our sanctuary with a great quality of life until their forever loving homes are found, or for life.

To responsibly seek loving homes for all cats and dogs in our custody and provide quality lifetime care to those who are not adopted

To offer support to individuals who have rescued cats and dogs.

To educate pet owners toward more loving and permanent relationships with their pets.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our sanctuary facility is in the high desert - that is, out in the country - in northern Los Angeles County. Visits are "by appointment only." If you are interested in meeting a pet, we make every effort to faciliate your visit and in the past have even brought pets down just to meet potential adopters.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes a completed application followed by a telephone interview and a home check. Upon placement, a contract (for the protection of the pet) and a donation of $250 (for dogs and cats) are required. E-mailed requests for an application will be responded to within 24 hours, and once the application is received, a volunteer will call within 48 to 72 hours. At that time, arrangements will be made for the candidate to meet the pet, answer questions, etc.