A friend of my owners got him in touch with PAWS-OK who took me in and started looking for a new home for me. Six weeks later a nice lady from Edmond came in and adopted me. She didn't have any other cats and I thought I would be the apple of her eye for the rest of my life. I was very excited about my new home and she renamed me "Mr Big".
While I was living with her she decided to get another cat (not my idea - believe me!) and her work hours changed. I wasn't getting the attention I needed and I let her know I was unhappy by peeing on the floor. She got more littter boxes and then locked me up in a room - which I hated! I followed her around the house all the time... I just wanted her attention but she didn't have time for me - only the other cat! When she traveled she would leave me with her mom who was home all the time and I loved that! Finally my owner called PAWS-OK and returned me in November 2011 stating the litter box as the issue. She told PAWS that she had taken me to two different vets to see if there was a medical issue but I didn't remember her ever taking me to the vet. Sure enough when PAWS-OK called those vets they had no record of seeing me either. Glad to know I wasn't getting senile! I weighed 25.7 pounds then. Imagine the pain on my little amputated toes!
PAWS held on to me for a few months and put me on a diet.
I lost a few ounces and PAWS-OK changed my name to Tiny which was supposse to encourage my next owner (and me) to help me lose some weight. I was adopted again on January 29, 2012, by a couple from OKC who promised to keep me on a limited diet and take care of me for the rest of my life. At this point I wasn't inclined to believe them but they said all the right things and home I went with them.
I can't really go into what happened in that house because I still can't talk about it, but one day in late May, 2013 my foster mom was on Facebook and saw a picture of me at the OKC Shelter. My owners had dumped me in the night drop there. I weighed over 26.5 pounds now and they were laughing about my ability to even fit in the night drop! I was myserable - covered with poop and my entire back was one BIG matt! My foster mom immediately called the shelter and reclaimed me again when my stray time was up. I was so happy to see her.... but so miserable. She attempted to contact my most recent owners to see what happened (I DID NOT WANT TO GO BACK TO THEM!) and i know she wouldn't have given me back any way but the whole situation really bugged her. She did get in touch with my previous dad who wouldn't give her any info - just said he had divorced and didn't know what happened to his ex-wife or me! Very nasty man!
My foster mom got me cleaned up - it wasn't easy - and got me on a diet because for a cat my age, with only half my toes, at this weight was very dangerous to my health. It has taken over 2 years of slowly losing weight but I am now almost back to my pre-rescue days and feeling pretty good. I do have a lot of extra skin and I have to admit, I will poop outside my box if my foster mom forgets to clean it every day but other than that life isn't too bad. However my foster mom has lots of other pets in her home, including cats and dogs, and I still long for a home where I am an only pet and where my owner is home all the time to take care of me.
If you think you might be that person.... please contact PAWS. My foster mom might think I am a "butthole" (but I know she loves me - she rescued me from the shelter after all when I was at my absolute lowest) ever so often and I probably am (I think I have reason!) but I am getting to be an old man - over 12 years old - and I know my days are probably limited, but I sure would like to have a GREAT OWNER... at least once in my life!
All PAWS-OK cats and kittens have been fostered in a home environment and are litter box trained, up-to-date on their vaccinations, spayed or neutered and have been tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV prior to being made available for adoption. The adoption fee is $70 (cash only).
Some of our cats are available for adoption at the PetSmart on NW Expressway and Rockwell in OKC. Please check our website at pawsok.com and go to the "Adopt" tab to see a list of those currently available in the PetSmart Adoption Center.
The first step in adoption is to complete an Adoption Request form which we use to help us match you with a cat or kitten that best meets your desires, experience and home environment. You can request one at: firstname.lastname@example.org or pick one up at PetSmart. Thanks for adopting a rescued cat - they make the best pets!
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