Meow! My name is Bootsey
found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
Other Pets at Shelter...
|Breed:||Maine Coon||Color:||Gray Or Blue||Age:||Senior|
It's hard to believe I've had such a sad life. My mother and the human we lived with loved me so much. And I was such a beautiful kitten, the man I went to live with paid a lot of money for me. Honestly, I thought I was worth every penny, and so did he.
But after four happy years together, he got very sick and gave me to a friend. Then the friend gave me to another friend. That friend didn't like me (I didn't really like her either), and I never got enough to eat. She never brushed me either, and my beautiful fur got all matted and tangled. Mats hurt, and I was in a lot of pain.
One night, the woman I was living with decided she didn't want me around anymore, so she packed me into a carrier and left me in the drop off box at a "shelter" where they kill cats before they even have a chance to get adopted.
I was so hot in that carrier I could barely breathe, and I was so scarred. The people who work at the shelter shaved off all my matted fur and put me in a cage, where I was even more scared.
Someone rescued me, and I'm safe in the Howard County Cat Club's group home now. At first I was so scared here, I couldn't eat. But the volunteers and the other cats who live here are all being very nice to me, and I'm okay now. I'm just so sad.
If you're looking for a very nice older cat, won't you please consider giving me my fourth and finally forever home. That would make me so happy, and I promise I'd make you happy, too.
I love the Howard County Cat Club's outdoor enclosure, and I'd really like a home where I could go out on the deck with my human and maybe wander around the yard.
ps: One of the volunteers took this picture with her phone. A professional photographer is coming soon to take my picture, and I hope you'll come back and see how beautiful I am.
Rescue Group Info...
The Howard County Cat Club is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit no kill cat rescue. Our mission is to keep cats out of shelters because we believe that no cat deserves to live in a cage, or to be put to death because it is no longer wanted or in the way. We operate a behavior hotline to help cats and their human companions resolve their differences. We advise people who are trying to place their no-longer-wanted cats in loving new homes, and we foster cats in our "group home" when they have no place else to go.
We are not having adoption shows at the moment, but we invite you to our shelter to meet our cats. Please call or write for an appointment.
Potential forever families must complete an application and sign a contract. Our contract stipulates that you will NOT declaw and that the cat will be returned to us if things don't work out. Cats who are adopted together must be returned together -- they may not be separated. Our contract also stipulates that you will feed wet food -- we do not want our cats to have dry food-only diets. We DO adopt to safe, responsible indoor/outdoor homes. And we almost always have ferals who must be relocated to barn homes.
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