Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in E. Claridon, Ohio - LITTLE BUDDIE
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Kathy Deptola Animal Rescue


  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
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Important Note

LITTLE BUDDIE is best friends with LITTLE GIRL. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
I feed a feral cat colony close to my work in Mentor. Unfortunately, people dump their "pet cats" there when they no longer want them. This is what I believe happened to Little Girl and Little Buddie.

For months Little Girl played hard to get. I would call out to her, and she would walk along beside me, just like a dog, but she would rarely let me touch her. She was too smart for a Have a Heart trap, and I struggled for months in good and bad weather hoping to win over her trust.

Recently I began setting up a collapsible dog crate when I would feed the cats. Little Girl got used to it being there, so one day I decided to put her food inside the cage. She circled around the crate sniffing at the food. Finally she ventured inside, and I was able to shut the door with her safely inside.

Little Buddie appeared a few months later. She had always kept her distance until that day when she came running to me and began ravenously eating the cat food. I was able to pet her and scruffed her behind her neck and loaded her into a cat carrier. She was bleeding and needed medical care. My vet could feel a bulge in her tummy, and her temp was almost at 106 degrees. She was given a penicillin injection, and by the next morning her temp had come down three degrees.

Surgery discovered the bulge was "old placentas" that had not been expelled, and had created a terrible infection. Little Buddie almost died due to the infection, but after a week at the vet she recovered.
Both girls are a little shy, but very sweet. They have become quite fond of each other, so I would like to find them a home “together”. They are both about 3 years old, spayed, vaccinated, and have tested negative for leukemia/FIV. Adoption donation for both is only $60. To meet Little Buddie and Little Girl, please contact Kathy Deptola Animal Rescue 440 862 0610

About Kathy Deptola Animal Rescue

About Our Shelter...

Mission Statement... "To supply a temporary foster home for abused, abandoned, sick and injured animals, that will provide for both their medical and emotional needs, until a permanent loving indoor home is found".

Kathy Deptola Animal Rescue began animal rescue work with a local animal shelter about 25 years ago. Because I truly do believe in giving every animal a chance at life, I now foster and do animal placement out of my home.

Each and every animal that enters my home is given any medical care, rehabilitation and socialization that it needs. Never is an animal in my foster care destroyed because "no one wanted them", or because "their time ran out".

Patience and a lot of love are the keys to finding the right homes. Often times many of these animals have had a bad experience and need to be given guidance, love and reassurance.

Every pet is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, wormed, and blood tested...(Leukemia/FIV for cats), (Heartworm for dogs) prior to adoption.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

After potential adopters have been approved, I will schedule a time where you can either come to my home to meet pets I have available for adoption, or I can bring whoever you are interested in to your home for a meeting.

Our Adoption Process...

Each potential adopter is questioned regarding their past and current pet history. Understanding what you are looking for in matching up one of my current adoptees, helps to ensure a successful lifelong relationship.

Because I promote companion animals, all pets are required to be indoor pets only. A reasonable adoption donation is asked for every pet adoption. The fee for cats is $70.

All adopters are required to sign an adoption contract agreeing to the conditions of this rescue.