This is a long shot, but I figure I’ll try.
My cats are in danger. I’ve posted a little about it, but here’s the summary: Yesterday, 12/1/17, my abusive father called me to tell me he’s tired of having 4 cats in the house (2 are mine, 1 is my brother’s and the remaining cat was the family/my dead brother’s cat). He proceeded to graphically describe the horrific, painful, bloody deaths he wanted to give them. But then tell me, in typical manipulative abusive fashion, that he “just couldn’t do it, because it would be like killing a part of [me].” I said I would try and find a home for them ASAP. I do not trust this man. I do not think they are in a safe place. I am constantly worried about their safety but I live ¾ of the way across the country and have no way to get there, get them, and bring them safely to me. My apartment complex has a pet limit, and we’ve hit it. Even if we hadn’t, there’s no way I could scrounge up the money for me to retrieve them AND $1000 in pet fees/deposits AND comprehensive vet checks to ensure they’re ok.
But wait, you think, if I knew he was such a horrible human being, why are my cats living with them? Short answer is, I didn’t know that he was such a vile, disgusting person as to threaten the health and safety of innocent animals that have never done anything to him. When I originally left my cats at my parent’s house, my parents were still married and mom took care of them. When they got divorced, my mom refused to take the cats (because it was inconvenient for her), but my dad had a girlfriend that loves cats, so I felt like they were safe. They’ve broken up, I’ve been in a really tight spot financially and I can’t figure out if this is an attempt to further control my life, or get back at her. Both, maybe. My mom now lives with her fiance, who has a husky who thinks cats are food and they’re about to get a puppy. Neither cat does well with dogs.
This is my plea: If you are in the Northern Connecticut/Hartford Area and would be willing to adopt one, or both, of my fuzzy boys please let me know. They’re both wonderful, loving cats and they don’t deserve this.
This is Tiger. I adopted him as a kitten in 2008, so he should be around 10 years old this coming year. He is neutered and is absolutely an indoor only cat (he is literally scared of the sky, the few times he has darted out the door because the other cats talked him into it, he would run off the porch, look up, and run back on the porch and hide under the porch chairs and yell until someone came to get him). He does not have a microchip. As you can see, he needs to go on a diet. He’s a loud, whiny drama king that likes to follow people into the bathroom so that you have to pet him while you’re on the toilet. He isn’t a fan of new situations so I expect that he would take some time to warm up to a new home. I think he would be happy in either a home where he’s the only cat OR in a home where there are other cats. He’s never lived with dogs. He prefers to typically lay NEXT to you (but touching) than on you (thank goodness because that’s a lot of cat). Tiger will pat at you with one of his paws when it’s time to pet him, and he purrs like a motor. He is not up to date on shots or vet checks or anything like that. The last one he had was most likely when I brought him last, in 2013, prior to having to leave him at my parent’s house because I was in provided housing for internship where I wasn’t allowed to have pets. I haven’t been in a situation where I could take him myself, and my parents don’t see the point in bringing a cat to the vet.
This is Mumford. I adopted him in 2012. I think he’s about 6-8 years old. He is neutered and has been an indoor cat. He does have a microchip. Mumford is a super chill cat that does like to snuggle right in your lap. My dad’s girlfriend used to scoop him into the baby hold and walk around cradling him while he purred loudly in her arms. He loves people. Absolutely loves them. He would be most happy in a multi-cat household. He snuggles with the other cats and grooms them. When I brought Mumford home, Tiger had been an only cat for about a month. This was, apparently, enough time for Tiger to get adjusted to being an only cat and he threw a hissy fit and wouldn’t even stay on opposite sides of the bed as him for 9 months. Mumford, on the other hand, was ready to be bros for life from day 1. When Mumford was introduced to the 2 other cats they now live with, he again transitioned smoothly and with grace. He is a sweet boy that wants to jump on your back and lay down while you’re bent over to tie your shoes. He gives little love nips to let you know if it’s time to stop petting him. Again, He is not up to date on shots or vet checks or anything like that. The last one he had was most likely when I brought him last, in 2013
prior to having to leave him at my parent’s house because I was in provided housing for internship where I wasn’t allowed to have pets. I haven’t been in a situation where I could take him myself, and my parents don’t see the point in bringing a cat to the vet.
These are 2 incredibly sweet boys who deserve a safe, loving home where they are wanted. I’m stuck in a horrible position, where my hands are essentially tied and there’s not much that I can do except hope that someone, somewhere, will be willing to take them in. I would consider splitting them up, mostly because Tiger does seem like he would be very happy to be an only cat with a human that would dote on him.
I don’t know that they’ll come with anything, even carriers. I used to have 2 large, roomy, hard-sided carriers for them but I don’t know if my dad still has them or not. I just want them somewhere safe and loved.
Please, feel free to share this around and please message me if you’re interested or have any questions.
( @pangur-and-grim would you be willing to signal boost this for me?)
Perhaps @mostlycatsmostly too? save the kittiessss