From commentor Madeleine:
I’m writing in about my foster kitty Miles, now being fostered through San Diego’s Cat Adoption Service. As the website will tell you, Miles was caught up in a trap-neuter-release program that had targeted a feral cat colony. His face was cut up enough that they kept him longer to give him a chance to heal, and at that point they discovered he was friendly. A couple of days later, I took him home. And he was certainly quick enough to acknowledge that he was inside again and show his gratitude by being friendly and affectionate, even demanding!
So now that Miles has had time to recover from his intestinal parasite (and we no longer have to go through the ordeal of pilling him twice a day), it’s about time for him to find a forever home. I haven’t personally observed him interacting with other cats, but he was running with a bunch of them for a while so I think he’d probably do well with another friendly cat. Miles will accept attention from anyone, so he’d prefer a multi-person household. He is a talker and is completely unhesitant about letting you know when he wants something, especially if that something is food.
The group won’t adopt to anyone outside of San Diego County, so locals only. He’s a really sweet boy who’s lucky to have landed in a situation where he can go to a good home, and I sincerely hope to help him to it!
If you’re interested in Miles, or know someone who might be, you can contact me at AnneLaurie @ verizon.net (click on my name in the column to the right) and I’ll pass your info on to Madeline.
Actually, I bet ABL could be arm twisted. Also. Too.
Yay Miles. Being in lovely Houston, in wonderful Texas (that’s right, I said it, punks)I cannot give actual support. However, my kitties and I will grab the Easter Bunny on his/her way west and see it we can get her/him to spread the word.
poor little guy looks like he has taken quite a beating – hope he finds a human servant that will provide him the life he deserves
Oh, so lucky he’s not in Houston. I don’t need another cat… I don’t need another cat… I don…
I believe ABL lives in Los Angeles, which is not good enough for residents of San Diego, even though it’s just up the I-5 corridor a piece.
Edit: I’m in Oregon, and having lost a cat about two months ago, I’m tempted by every available one I see, even though my remaining kitty seems to like being an only, and I can’t really afford more than the current cat & dog at the moment.
There is at least one regular commenter who lives in North County; he’s mentioned living in Issa’s district. Damned if I can remember who.
You know who you are. Time to step up.
@Delia: It’s a two hour cruise down the Pacific Coast Highway. It’s one of my favorite drives ever. Hell I’d fly down just to go with and rescue the kitteh.
Okay, that cat’s chin is just begging to be scritched. (My fingers reflexively curled into scritch-mode when I was looking at those pics.) Good luck finding a home!
Miles has certainly been in the wars. I wish this brave soul all the best; he’s earned it.
Quaker in a Basement
Handsome fellow. Good luck!
What a face! (The expression, and the history).
Most of our cats found us, and at least 2 or 3 could have been labelled feral, not just lost or thrown away kitties, so it’s hardly surprising this boy is friendly.
Ok. Erm. we have a complicated situation here (yes, I know, who doesn’t) so if anyone else is considering rescuing him, PLEASE DO. I’d hate to discover it doesn’t work after he’s gone through yet another move, but I’ll at least talk with Madeleine if she contacts me.
@burnspbesq: If you remember, plz let him know there are other BJers here. Mostly lurkers, but actually quite happy to meet ppl in person.
Someone should adopt him, I saw that pic in Feedly and wanted him….but I am waaaaay out SD range up here in Canada.
The greatest thing in a situation like this is giving another sentient being like Miles a chance, a home and a friend.
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Too Cute. Hope Miles finds a good, safe home. In a culture that often seems built on throwaway, to be able to rescue a living creature (yes, I will include trees) is an act of faith. And good karma.
Southern preacher uses animal abuse to promote Christianity
http://i.imgur.com/sNcjn.jpg <– disgusting image :(
Here's the preacher's twitter account: http://twitter.com/#!/rockconway
You probably want to get that crow into the freezer before it starts to turn. Its going to be a while before it gets eaten.
My rescue kitteh who turned up on my doorstep as a starving and completely emaciated kitten has turned into the sweetest most loving boy who ever walked the earth. He loves nothing more than lounging on my lap and getting his ears scritched. Of course my other rescue kitteh who was found under a van at the local Community College is completely and utterly insane and will quite happily rip you to shreds on a whim. So there is that.
first time long time — I’d adopt the shit out of that cat if I could.
@burnspbesq: That’s me. We have 3 dogs but I did email some cat people with this link. There are more sd people who like-ah the juice who I’m sure will help out.
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If only I could rescue all teh kitties. I feel bad for the feral ones but at least they have grown up being on their own. Worse off are the domestics who are dumped and have no idea where they are, why this happened, or how to survive. They break my heart. We’ve found a few wandering out here and managed to re-home them successfully. All the best to this lucky boy. With BJ’ers behind him can a home be long coming? =) The pet love on this blog is one of the main reasons I frequent.
That cat is so cute. I’d take him but I’m on the other side of the country. I’m also allergic, which sucks.
This one’s a heartbreaker. I’m not sure why, but my eyes started watering as soon as I saw that face.
Oh that face, that nose is begging to be kissed! Those ears! Some take that kitty and love him to death.
Not in San Diego, so I can’t help. But if he was in Orygun, I would help.