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Thank you for any response first of all. I live in a condo. A stray cat has found her way here. I am highly allergic and so therefore have never been able to appreciate cats. But this little one is so sweet. She really likes me. All the cat people that have come say they want her until she meets them and she growls. Her back goes up and she is not happy. Then she wraps herself around my legs. I have contacted all the shelters in my area and everyone is full. The SPCA is pretty far for me to go after work, I may not even make it there. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have listed her in the local newspapers and on craigslist and nothing.
Sandy from Baltimore, MD
Best of luck finding a home for your new friend! You may find that as she adjusts to your home that she may feel a bit safer, and be more welcoming to possible new owners. Don't be afraid to keep contacting the shelters, or even call a local vet and ask for advice on finding a home. Again, best of luck!
Please phone the Vet Hospitals and tell them your problem, they may be able to help.
Also, phone Petsmart as they are in contact with all of the kitty rescue groups. There is a Petsmart in Columbia (MD) where I have boarded my dogs at their Petshotel.
By the way, when I first married my husband was very allergic to my indoor kitties, he took a pill every day from his allergist and eventually was able to stop the pills. :-)
Please do not to go freecycle. You never know the intentions of people out there. It is not safe for the pets.
Many people take "free" dogs and cats and sell them to labs. Don't take the chance with this precious kitty. Vets or Petsmart are the safe way to go.
I'm with Millie! I hope that somehow you will be able to keep this kitty. Obviously she has chosen YOU. If you've never had a loving, loyal pet you have no idea how much pleasure and comfort is in store for you.....should you choose to keep her! Best Wishes to you and your kitty!
First of all bathing a cat is not the 'cure' for dander
and if you have allergies check with doctor first
for this. I know asthma and cats do not mix, my mom nearly died from asthma attacks but she would not put kitty outside or give him away. So finally my dad let one of my sisters take the cat.
Mom is ok and she gets to visit.
Your kitten feels safe with you and may not be
ready to be social with others yet. I had a cat like
that and she was the best yet she could put fear
into the mailman ( i have 2 doogies now and they
would lick the mailman) and she was a sweet but
to others who come by and ask "where is you
DEVIL cat/Mean cat/Pshcyo cat etc" I tell them she
is in kitty heaven.
Perhaps petfinders.com can help and put up notes
at stores too.
Apparently the cat LOVES you and wants to be with you! Try some over the counter allergy medicine and see how it goes. Of course check with your nurse or doctor to make certain you can take the meds. We have a new kitten in our house and he gives us a lot of pleasure and joy! Give your kitten a name and allow him or her to brighten your life!
She loves you, and it sounds as if you love her too. You will find a way with the allergies. She has adopted you, what an honour.
Do NOT list a pet on freecycle. That's just nuts!
Have you tried to talk to yourr Dr. about getting allergy shots? I have a friend who is allergic to everything and gets monthly shots because she loves animals.
hello thank you for all the letters.
i am severaly allergic. i dont just get sniffles. i get a large yellow eyeballs and cant close them. i know all you cat people would like to hear that i kept but i will NOT KEEP HER. yes she is pretty but my health is more important. thank you
Please let us know when you have found a home for her/him?!
I have two feral cats that live near our house. They have 11 kittens between them. I would like to trap the older two and get them neutered and release them. I don't know what to do about the kittens. I would like to find homes, but they will need to be tamed. How do you tame a feral kitten?
By Mickey from Boyertown, PA
We have 4 formerly feral kittens who are now happy spoiled house cats albeit with a love of the great outdoors!
Central to taming them was patience and providing food. When you do the great thing of neutering the mothers the kittens will be more likely to accept food from you and so begin to see you as a good thing.
As long as you don't try to grab them suddenly which will frighten them and make the whole processs take longer you will soon be able to gain their trust.
We found little pieces of cheese were irresistable to little cats, these days they just sit by the fridge and tell us they want some!
we live in a mobile home park when I first moved here there were over 20 cats just around my yard, I started feeding them and eventually I found homes for all of them. They were all spayed and Neutered and lived a wonderful happy life. Now all of a sudden some re-appeared and one is feral and one is not, all I ever did was start slowly and feed them every single day and talk sweet to them so they relate YOU and FOOD together, they will begin to trust you and you should be able to start petting them after a few months. Good Luck...The oldest cat we have was a very lucky cat, he must have got under someone's car fan as we saw him all bloody and his tail hanging off, I was going to take him to the vet but her ran and was terrified. I eventually gained his trust and his tail fell off but we brought him in and made him a house cat, he still has his war scars which hair never grew back. He turned out to be the friendliest of all of our cats, that was so long ago and he is so happy. I am so glad I did not turn my back on these furry friends that have added so very much joy to our lives....
Contact forgotten Cats, you can google for website. I live in your area and they came out to my house, trapped and then spayed/neutered, flea treated and rabies shot and then returned 4 cats on my street. They are a group of amazing volunteers.