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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

“I Hear You Do Cat Rescue”: Thursday Purrsday


The pet sitter being interviewed to care for me and The Kid Sage was lovely…such a soft voice and such a warm spirit…but…

…as the peeps’ chat was ending she said the words Mom L and Dad P struggle with…


“I heard from ____ that you  do some volunteer work with cat rescue??”

Dad P and Mom L wish they could turn away…it is so very, very hard to acknowledge that inquiry…the end result bring such great responsibility…and it does not always end well…

Did they turn away??…Nope…enter the reason we are purring up a storm on this Thursday Purrsday…and hope you enjoy our contribution to Pepi Smart Dog’s Thankful Thursday blog hop.

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The back story…

  • Pet sitter sold a condo in which Tigger’s person lived with 2 grown sons and TIgger
  • Person could only afford apartment for self and two grown sons which allowed “NO PETS”
  • Pet sitter loves all animals and asked for help for 10 year old Tigger
  • Tigger’s guardian only adopted Tigger because a neighbor, 3 years before, also had to move and ‘could not find rental allowing pets’ so Tigger was  looking for a home
  • Pet sitter asked Mom L and Dad P…”can you help?”

Next steps…

  • Mom L and Dad P say ‘of course’…
  • Rescues we know only pull from the kill shelter…Tigger MUST be “Owner Surrendered” to this shelter before we can even begin to help
  • Guardian has no problem surrendering Tigger…best they can do for him
  • Mom L engages my savior Miss Tammy…and Miss Tammy starts to work her network
  • Miss Tammy tries to find someone to agree to pull Tigger…as with every where in the USA…all are full
  • Mom L discovers The Cat House  on The Kings sanctuary from my former Adoption Manager at Kitty Corner…Miss Chrissy
  • Mom L discovers it will cost $900 minimal to surrender Tigger…it is worth it…trust us
  • Miss Tammy visits Tigger at the kill shelter…


Time is running out…Tigger was owner surrendered on a Sunday…as a 10 year old male, neuter…good temperament…needing a dental work up…that’s all.  Yet he was scheduled within one week to be killed…no blame on the kill shelter…just recognition of how short their time is even if the cat is very domesticated and loving.

Long story short…the pet sitter found a neighbor, Miss Foster Mom, who agreed to take Tigger as foster for TWO WEEKS only.  We completely understand her reason and support it.  But now Tigger has a place to go…we can “pull” him from the kill shelter if only we can get an accepted rescue to pull him under their ‘umbrella’.

Miss Tammy and Miss Chrissy agree…Tigger, two day before he was to be killed, will come to my former free roaming cat shelter…Kitty Corner.

Hearing this…the kill shelter moves him to their free roaming area…and Tigger immediately starts to attack, stalk and fight with the other cats…He had to be returned to his cage.  Now we know…he CANNOT be moved to our free roaming shelter at Kitty Corner.

Finally we can move him to the foster who will keep him for two weeks…Tigger is FREE!!! And pulled under the umbrella of my former rescue.


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Tigger has had some issues with wanting to eat…but a visit today to vet helped him out lots.  Please send Tigger LOTS of healing purrs that he starts to eat normally.  He has been having a rough time.

Tigger is looking for his furrever castle like my Cuzin Leo did a year ago.  And Tigger can ONLY be the ONLY cat.  He may never have been with other cats in his whole ten years.

If anyone can find Tigger a loving, acceptable, one cat only home within 100 miles of San Francisco Bay Area…Mom L and Dad P will not only deliver him…but will donate $100 to the adopter’s favorite rescue where they also volunteer.

Thank for helping Tigger with sharing his need…we appreciate all your purrs…but he desperately needs your active involvement to share him…he only has another week left with his foster.  Then…who knows…maybe back to the kill shelter….

Can You Help Tigger?

Paw Pats, Savannah, Mom L and Dad P and The Kid Sage


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33 thoughts on ““I Hear You Do Cat Rescue”: Thursday Purrsday

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  2. hannahandlucy on said:

    Poor Tigger we are purring and praying for him to get a loving home with no other animals. He looks so friendly and loving surely there must be someone who will love him.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  5. Oh Savannah meez suwe hopes Tigger gets a home soon. Meez purrayin’ fur hims weally hawd. And meez shawed. 🙂

    Luv ya’


  6. Guud greef dat poor sweet Tigger!!! What a pawfull story…iz so sad…we purray dat Tigger will find a fureber home ASAP n be happy again!
    he deeservez much bettur den he gott butt wif Aunti L n Unckle P helpin we nose he has da bestest chance to find a new home!
    Much lub Nylablue n Mum too x0x0x0

  7. I’ll share.

  8. Oh Tigger is just beautiful! Sharing your post, and our paws are all crossed that he can find his furever home!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  9. Savvy we are purring and praying as hard as we can! Hope that someone will come through for this handsome boy!
    Marty and Mom

  10. Thank cod Mom L and Dad P didn’t turn away and did what they could to help poor Tigger. We’re purring that he finds his furever home. We’ll share on Twitter.

  11. Poor dear Tigger. We sure will be purring for him and we will share him too.

  12. tigger…best best best…. sticked record we iz…best fishes two ewe ya findz yur for ever home N ewe iz in it by monthz end ♥♥♥♥♥

  13. Mags Corner on said:

    Oh, we see you have once again come to the rescue of a very handsome and sweet looking cat. We hope and pray that a loving home for only Tigger and his forever family will be found very soon. You two are so wonderful to do all that you do to help these precious cats. Hugs and nose kisses

  14. mariodacat on said:

    M says she hears you loud and clear and has run into a little of that too. She used to help out on Twitter when a kitty or woorie needed a new home. Then people within our own community would get wind of it and ask if they could find a home for so and so’s kitty or woofie. It makes for a touch situation and in some cases, they are just looking for the easy way out.

  15. Awwww, poor Tigger. I really feel fur him, as I too had 4 homes in 2 years [I yo-yo’d in and out of the cat shelter] before I got my furever home – I so hope his furever furmilly comes real soon! Purrs Basil xox

  16. What a sweet boy. Bless you for all that you’ve done. Purrs and prayers that Tigger gets his well-deserved happily ever after soon.

  17. Poor Tigger has now been surrendered twice. I’ll share with the hopes that he finds his furever castle soon.

  18. OUR biggest purrs for Tigger. HE looks so much like my Ping.

  19. Poor Tigger…we hope someone is able to adopt him. And yes, those words make mom cringe too…

  20. What a heroic effort on your part to help give T more time. Hope he finds a good home.

  21. Savvy, what a story poor Tigger has…but I am glad he was pulled and is now in foster care! I sure hope you can find him a great, loving home to spend the rest of his days!
    *Cairn cuddles*

  22. I became hot&cold while reading about Tigger. Thanks to your mom and your dad that they did so much for Tigger. I will share this post and I hope it will help to help Tigger.

  23. Flynn on said:

    I hope Tigger gets a home as an only cat. He must be very confused to lose his home.

  24. We will share Tigger….oh I do despair at times… people should be allowed to have their pets…a simple bond on housing to forfeit if any damage is done would make a difference…sending our hugs as always to another worthy animal needing a break Fozziemum xxx

  25. Oh, this is just awful. We thinks “No Pets” should be against the law. We are sending healing purrs and will share. ~Scylla & Family

  26. Poor Tigger! Those are a lot of changes for him in a short time! You’re so fortunate that owner surrenders have time at your local shelter before they are given a euth date. So many shelters don’t keep owner surrenders around, and it makes us very sad. we don’t really have connections out your direction, but we’ll share his story and cross our paws that he can find a forever home where his world stops changing so much and he can settle down to be loved!

  27. Keeping my paws crossed for him!

  28. How sad to have to leave the safety of a home he had for ten years and go into the “unknown” – of course he has issues….and being an only means it’s super hard to be around other cats. We hope and pray he gets that “only” home – and lives out his life in comfort and SECURITY. We all want that in our lives and surely cats feel the same way. He’s a handsome boy – we’re sending Tigger lots of purrs.

    Hugs, Sammy

  29. What complications! Here’s to Tigger finding a home and more apartment blocks allowing pets.

  30. Poor Tigger – he does not sound like a cat who does well out of his element… which he pretty much has been since he had to vacate his home! I’ll share about him on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, when I know the Tweet will have more eyeballs!

  31. We will purr and purray for Tigger and has special predicament! Keeping our paws crossed for Tigger!
    Big thanks to you peeps for helping out, Savy. They’re the best!

  32. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    We are purring that Tigger finds his forever home lickitty split. Shared today’s post on the HuMom’s FB page. Our tails are crossed.

  33. We will ask around. Thanks for all you did for Tigger!

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