Here’s some stories about some special cats from our rescue
Well, the Cat’s out of the Bag, metaphorically speaking. After months of keeping a Top Secret as best as an 8-month-old can, our dear little imp of a kitten, Oona, can finally reveal that she has, indeed, been invited to attend the Royal Nuptials of Harry, Prince of Something (Sussex? Essex??Wales the Third??? whatever…) and Meghan, Princess of Mediocre Prime Time American Television.
Sparky came to us from a South Carolina shelter, He was turned in by a woman who said she had found him the year before badly injured and had taken him to the vet to have his leg removed and his other paws declawed. The shelter cat rescue coordinator told us what an amazing boy he was, so we brought him up to the Kitty Café, where he quickly charmed someone enough to adopt him. His new family says : Sparky is one amazing cat, we are so blessed to have found him. … We could not be more happy with Sparky’s personality and the presence that he brings to our home. Thank you for providing such a wonderful adoption experience!”
Susie and her kittens were found by animal control in Philadelphia, but by the time we got her into rescue only one kitten was still alive. After being fostered in the Friends Senior Living home, she and her kitten Precious came to the Kitty Café where Precious was quickly adopted. Although Susie liked people and tolerated the other cats, she tended to keep to herself there, so she was there months without interest. We then moved her to a foster home and she promptly perked up and showed what a wonderful housecat she was. When a family with young children applied, we recommended they meet her instead of the kitten they originally applied for. They told us “It’s been almost a week since we adopted Stormy (formerly Susie) and it’s like she’s always been a part of our family! She is so sweet and is always hanging out with our kids! The kids adore her! She’s got the most amazing purr and loves climbing all over my husband when he’s try to do the dishes!”
Polly & Henry were adopted from our rescue but after 2 years the owner contacted us reluctantly about finding them a new home. She had gotten divorced and was in organ failure waiting for an operation and long hospitalization and couldn’t care for them any longer. Although Henry remains in long-term foster care, Polly, now 4 year old went to the kitty Café, where this gentle sweet girl waited patiently for the right person. Polly now has a new home and a new name, to the great joy of her former owner. “We also changed Polly’s name 😆.. to “Penny”. “Penny” is undeniably awesome. I love her so much😍Thanks for letting me adopt her.”