Meow! My name is Rhatima, Queen Rainey
Rhatima, Queen Rainey's Info...
|Breed:||Domestic Shorthair||Color:||Black & White Or Tuxedo||Age:||Adult|
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Rhatima was saved by Dr. West after her family wanted to have her euthanized. They said a lot of things that were untrue about her. They thought she was a boy (she is a girl). They said she weighed 25 pounds (she only weighed 14 and she is losing weight). They said she wouldn't use her litter pan (what they failed to mention is that she hid out in a bedroom and they refused to provide a litter pan for her in that room). Rhatima faithfully uses her litter pan now that she is in foster care with us. She is a gentle girl who loves to be held and was very depressed at losing the little girl in her life who was her only friend. We are so glad we got her out of that situation. She is now blossoming. She has spent several weeks hanging out in the bathroom cupboard, adjusting to her situation. But now she is coming out, playing, and hanging on the cat tree. She loves people and she loves other cats (especially our greeter kittens, Bean Bag and Apple Seed). She purrs as soon as you touch her. She loves to just sit in your lap and be brushed or petted. She will sit in your lap until you put her down. She loves to be held. She would be super in a quiet household where she could take her time, hang out in a cupboard, and come out when she felt safe. She has been through a lot and without Dr. West's intervention, she would now be dead. She certainly did not deserve that, because she is wonderful. Rhatima is about 9 years old. She is an older lady. Sadly, she had been with her family for 9 years and she did love the little girl in the house. So it is a big adjustment for her being away from them. But it has been good for her. She is really a lover and we love her. Rhatima is fixed, vaccinated, and tested negative for feline leukemia/FIV. She is also microchipped. If you are willing to give Rhatima the home she deserves and allow her to adjust at her own pace, please go to our web site, www.bandocats.org and download an application under 'How you can help' and 'Adopt.' Once you have filled out the application, send it back to us via email or fax it to 614-873-0972. Rhatima truly deserves a second chance at a happy life.
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Rescue Group Info...
Black and Orange Cat Foundation consists of a small group of volunteers working on trap-neuter-return (TNR) efforts for feral cats and spay/neuter services for stray cats in the Plain City area. Plain City is a rural farming community that is situated in two counties--Madison and Union counties. Because we are a farming area, there are a huge number of "barn cats" that need to be fixed. We are the only group in this area working on an ongoing basis to spay and neuter feral and stray cats.
Never heard of TNR? Trap-neuter-return involves humanely trapping feral or "wild" cats in traps baited with tuna or other yummy kitty foods. The cats, once trapped, are then transported to the vet to be spayed or neutered. We desperately want to cut down on the cat over population problem that is overwhelming so many shelters and TNR is helping us do just that.
But while the cats we trap are feral, there are often kittens or tame cats in these colonies that can be placed in homes. The kitties on these pages have all come from sad situations. With a lot of love, medical help, and plenty of good food, these guys have all become lovebugs looking for forever homes. Won't you please consider one of them so they will never be lonely or hungry again?
We have adoption events at the PetSmart on Sawmill Road in Columbus the fourth Saturday of every month from 12-2. We also have two cages at this PetSmart and you can stop in and meet our cats and fill out an application there.
We require that adopters fill out an application, which can be downloaded from our web site, www.bandocats.org under "How You Can Help" and "Adopt." Once it is filled out, you can email it back to us at email@example.com or fax it to 614-873-0972. Our adoption fee is $75. If you adopt two cats or kittens, we only charge one adoption fee. We do not have a shelter, so once you are approved, we will make arrangements to allow you to meet the cat you are interested in through their foster. All cats are in foster homes.
We work mainly in Plain City, Ohio, which is divided between Madison and Union Counties.