cats are people too, you know.

UPDATE: it looks like things are going to be okay. We might have to go pick them up and bring them to foster care somewhere in the Toronto-ish area, but I think they’ll be fine.

For the past half-hour I’ve been trying to find a no-kill animal shelter in Ontario, preferably in the Ottawa area. The deal is this: when my sister and her boyfriend husband, Sylvia and Daniel, left for their trip last year they left my sister’s two orange tabby brothers with one of Daniel’s relatives in Ottawa. They’ve since been moved and are living with his sister? I believe. Now apparently this person can’t take care of them anymore, and wants to get rid of them. So I’ve been helping my mom (who’s sick right now) to find a place where they can be put for adoption.

I’d take them in a second, but we tried that before they left and the larger tabby wouldn’t get along with our cats. We also now have three cats and both Sandy and I understand that this is the maximum number we can handle (we joked about naming our third cat Max instead of Oliver because he was the ‘Max’imum number we were going to have). My mom can’t take them because she has Emily, who is an FIV survivor and carrier, not to mention that Emily probably wouldn’t get along with them.

All this is choking me up inside… it’s hard to look at sites that just have pictures of cats up for adoption and not want to take them all in. I want to find these guys a good, permanent home – they don’t deserve to be shuttled around, and I’m kind of pissed off at my sister, but it wasn’t her fault – they were going to take them along but then all of the travel rules and their plans changed and they had to stay here in Canada. It just makes me want to cry. I’d go anywhere to make sure these two cats are alright, and they’re not even mine.

Right now I’m thinking about contacting Cats Anonymous as well as my friend Stan in Ottawa to see if he knows anyone who would make a good cat-bearing home. If anyone out there reads this and thinks they can help me in any way, please let me know – leave a comment or mail


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  1. I know how you feel. I’m a foster parent for a shlter network and I wanna dopt all the cats the come my way, nto to mention all the other animals our network can’t take in. It’s hard