Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Our Sponsor Kitties Need Homes! #BtC4A



Many of my regular readers know that for my birthday last month I decided to sponsor two cats from PAWS of Connecticut. I'd been pretty much obsessed with the idea ever since reading a post about sponsorships from July's Blog the Change for Animals, thinking it would be the perfect way to have a special connection to some shelter cats until they find their forever families. I knew I would fall in love with them, but found myself surprised at how emotionally invested I have become with the hopes of helping to find these little angels their forever homes.

Blog the Change for Animals is such a wonderful event where so many eyes see these posts and they are shared far and wide, that I hope featuring Truffle and Cinnamon here today might help in some small way. They both have quite a story to tell...


Truffle has been living at PAWS for SIX years now. Can you imagine? While she is safe and loved there and could not be in better hands, six years is just too long for this sweet girl to be without a family of her own. She's been there longer than any other cat, and recently became their Facebook profile picture until she is adopted. I'm going to turn things over to Truffle to let her tell you more about herself:

It's me Truffle! After 6 LONG years at PAWS I have finally learned to type! Without further ado, let me tell you a little bit about me. I came to PAWS when my person became homeless and we lived in his car for about a month. That wasn't fun. My person then realized ...that I would be much better off at PAWS and brought me and my brother here. Well, that was 6 YEARS AGO. My brother was adopted, but I am still here. I guess it is because I don't really like other animals and I can be frisky. By frisky I mean watch out when you are playing or petting me, I might grab ya! But, I don't hurt, I just don't know boundaries too well. I need a person who will accept me, but also teach me right from wrong. Ignore me when I am bad. I can learn. A home with adults is ideal for me. I have a condition called stomatitis as well, which means inflammation in my gums that sometimes flares up. But don't worry, I haven't been on medication for a while. I don't have many teeth though and need to be fed only wet food. So, what do ya think? Got room in your pad for a gal like me?

You can apply to adopt Truffle here.


Last month Cat Writers' Association President, blogger, and veterinarian Dr. Lorie Huston, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving six cats behind. Because of her close association to the cat writing community, the majority of these cats have already found new homes, and without a doubt they will all be safe. How many of us, regardless of age, spend much time thinking about what will become of our beloved pets after we're gone? I like to think I'm perfectly healthy, but I could walk out the door this afternoon, get hit by a truck, and Truffles would be homeless. She's a one-person cat, extremely attached to me, and my elderly parents might find her too much to handle, so she could end up back in the shelter.

That's exactly what happened to 14-year old Cinnamon. She arrived at PAWS in September 2009 after her owner passed away. That's right...FIVE YEARS AGO. She's a total lap cat love muffin whose favorite activities are eating and lounging. She does fine with kids and other cats. She is on a special hypoallergenic diet and pills twice a day for hyperthyroidism (although if you find pills too much to handle compounded transdermal medications are a godsend for this ailment as well!) Winter is right around the corner and nothing would make Cinnamon happier than cuddling up in your lap to help keep you warm!

You can apply to adopt Cinnamon here.

Truffle and Cinnamon have both been at PAWS for so long that they've probably forgotten what it was like to live with a family in a home. To them, life is perfectly normal as it is, but they would be so much happier in a forever home. The holidays are right around the corner and my greatest Christmas wish is for these two special angels to be adopted. Could you please share this post? I know there is someone out there right now just waiting to fall in love with Truffle and Cinnamon.


22 comments:

  1. Such a long time these angels have been waiting! Will share them and hope they find their forever homes for the holidays!

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  2. Poor kitties ! They have been waiting for so long ! We hope they will finally find a home ! Purrs

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  3. That sure was nice of you to sponsor those two cats. PAWS is a fantastic place but we do hope that those two kitties find their very own home too. We sure wish them luck. Have a great Wednesday.

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  4. We purr that Truffles and Cinnamon find furever homes...they sure deserve them.

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  5. Poor babies! Personally, I think the special needs and senior cats are the greatest! I will share this post with my Facebook and Twitter audience and hope and pray that these sweet ladycats find wonderful forever families. <3

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  6. so sweet - we can't imagine why they haven't found homes yet....

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  7. Ah jeez. It's always so sad when the owners want them but can't have them or they pass away. MomFOD worries about that, too, but knows that she's lucky enough to have a husband and a mom and dad who would never give us away. Your sponsor babies are lovely. We wish them a good journey and hope they find a home soon. LOve, Crepes.

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  8. I'm sure someone would love to have these darlings!

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  9. It's mind-boggling how such sweet, adorable kitties could be waiting so very long for their homes. I truly hope they are adopted very soon. There will be a couple of very lucky households when that happens!

    Thank you for blogging the change for animals,
    KimT
    btc4animals.com

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  10. Thank you for helping the kitties. Rhette is settling in nicely but is sneezy, mom is taking him to the vet today. Love Dolly

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  11. We so hope that these lovely adorable beautiful cats will find their forever and ever home. But we are glad that they are safe and well cared for by the staff where they currently reside.

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  12. Thank you so much, Melissa and Truffles, for sponsoring our very loveable and sweet pals Cinnamon and Truffle, and for featuring them in your Blog the Change post today. Take it from us: they are both such wonderful kitties, and they so deserve to have their very own happily ever afters. We do believe there is a home for every kitty at PAWS; hopefully Truffle and Cinnamon find theirs very soon. HUGS!

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  13. Sadly, we can't adopt a cat at our house for a couple of reasons, but I wish them lots of good luck finding a home. I agree, they've been waiting way too long!

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  14. Hope they find their forever home soon. Golden Love n Woofs

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  15. We hope someone will see this and have room in their hearts and houses. TW loves that little stray she’s feeding but I won’t permit another cat.

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  16. We just LOVE Cinnamon's catitude! MOL! 5 and 6 years is WAY too long to wait for a loving human. Crossing our paws for them!

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  17. oh noes, this makes my eyes leak...so long, so long in that shelter...with no home to call their very own.You are special to sponsor them and perhaps this will bring a brighter light to shine on them so their new families can find them at last

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  18. Happy belated birthday - I'm so happy to hear you chose to sponsor cats at your local shelter...that sounds like the perfect way to celebrate to me. Hoping they find their furever homes soon - Cinnamon is adorable, love that catitude!

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  19. That is far too long to be in a shelter waiting for the right forever home to come along! We're sharing this post in hope that it it helps it reach the forever family who is looking for these two.

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  20. What sweet kitties! It is sad that they have been at PAWS so long (even though PAWS seems to be a wonderful organization). There is at least one kitty in my local rescue like that too. I hope that they find their forever homes soon. That was pawsome of you to sponsor them too!

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  21. Melissa, I know exactly how you are feeling. i have become totally invested in Swizzle. I have set it up to sponsor her as long as it takes. Since she cannot be put in with the other cats because of her timidity and fear, I feel even more sorry for her and worried about her chances of finding a home. I sent her a huge care package yesterday that I have been promised will be for her alone. I know the two of us are going to work supper hard to keep these kitties in the "public" eye. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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