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I Rescued a Cat

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    Actually I have rescued many cats.

    I can't help but to bring them home. They come up to me a beg for lovens, which always pulls on my heart strings. I find my heart momentarily starts playing "Dazed and Confused" as I pick up the cat and bring it home....
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 24, 2015

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    And I Am Not Keen On Cats

    I have a grudging admiration for cats, as superbly-styled machines for killing, but they have no place in my heart, because they have no place in Australia. The young police woman who lived in the next door flat had two cats, then –Jess and Jake- and I saw them regularly...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    I was in Romania and saw a little kitten in the

    middle of the road about to get squished. Luckily I managed to get out into traffic and scoop her up before she was killed. I walked around with her in the immediate area for a while till I found a garden that had a grown up cat with similar colouring so I deposited her there...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 3, 2015

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    I was walking home one day

    and found a fury skeleton walking and I called to it and she meowed at me. She was so thin I felt as though I was going to break her when I held her in my arms. I took her home and then to multiple vets and officially adopted her. I don't like her however and I feel so guilty...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 20, 2015

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    Neighbor'S Kid

    My neighbor's kid wanted a cat. She got a kitten but found out that cats require care, feeding and training. The cat was put out of the house and ignored. She took up residence under my shed. The neighborhood toms began to hang out. I started putting out for that one cat...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2013

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    My parents asked me last summer to look

    for some cats to keep them company as I'm a college student and I've worked at an animal rescue on-and-off since I was 17--I'm 22 now. I found two, one of which was a tiny black-and-white kitten that was born feral and found in a box with a bunch of other kittens in Queens. He...
    mehkermer mehkermer 22-25 May 9, 2015

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    He Is Such A Joy......and Has Just Made My Morning......

    Last fall I was in a garden store to buy wild bird seed. This store, at times, takes cats from the shelter that are due to be put down. As I walked in there was a little black kitten in a cage by the checkout area. Knowing I am way too soft....I never allow myself to hold kittens...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 7 Responses May 17, 2012

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    A Cat'S Name

    My brother and his gf rescued 4 kittens a couple of weeks ago. I just found out their names...Chaos and Commacozi are the two that pounce and attack. Buddha is the plumper one that looks like a grey fuzz ball. Nermel (not normal but close) likes to bounce around or cuddle. I can...
    kdone kdone 31-35, F Oct 15, 2013

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    Rescued Finally...

    im not a fan of them, but i do love them, these cute kittens. nothing much to tell this time except that i have been disturbed by a constant kitten cry for help. i knew there were litters out and down. there are so many cats in this house. i was thinking the parent was out and...
    luvinrain luvinrain 31-35 3 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    I know this is off topic

    but I dont know where else to go. I am the owner of these 2 lovely cats. But I'm finding myself not being able to take care of them since my baby was born 6 months ago. My baby is a high needs baby, needs my attention all day and takes 30 minute naps, so little time for me. I...
    cathypaola cathypaola 22-25, F Oct 29, 2015

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    Sebastian or "Bash" as I am fond of calling him.

    He's been with us about two months now and we love him dearly.
    Zabet Zabet 31-35, T Feb 2, 2015

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    The Ebony And The Ecstacy

    When we moved to our new house years ago, we invited all our friends who were allergic to cats over because there had never been any cats in this new house. After nearly two years without a visit (so it was just an excuse, after all!) we began looking for a cat. We checked...
    epjoni epjoni 56-60, T 1 Response Oct 9, 2013

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    Long story short. My cat was on the

    refrigerator. I was 4. I was scared. Mom just recently taught my 9-1-1 I called 9-1-1 The cat was saved. The Edn.
    Shadoevines Shadoevines 13-15, F Feb 19, 2014

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    Well, actually my husband did She was found,

    about six weeks old, huddled by a ground light in a day food parking lot, nestled in the pine straw. He scooped her up and brought hey home. I named her Pocky and she is a sweet but feisty cat. It's been about a year and now my husband is sick of her and threatening to put her...
    ShebrewRed ShebrewRed 36-40, F Feb 20, 2015

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    It was back when I still lived on the

    countryside. A cat I'd never seen before had been stuck a fir tree all day, and after hearing really weird cries for a couple of hours I went out and found it. I had to bring a ladder out in the woods and still climb up about two meters up the tree to get to it, but it just...
    Atmosfaerie Atmosfaerie 22-25 1 Response Mar 9, 2015

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    A few years ago, I worked

    for a company that did fire and water damage restoration on buildings. In most cases, fans and dehumidifiers would be left running in those buidlings to dry them out after whatever happened there. My job was to do what was called "monitoring" which was to drive a box truck...
    DaveS1130 DaveS1130 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I've rescued so many cats

    and its such a great feeling. Just today I got a senior black cat off craigslist no one wanted and would do god knows what with. So as usual I begged my mom and she let me go get him. He's still settling in and getting used to the other cats but he's really sweet and handsome...
    LoneDreamer11 LoneDreamer11 18-21, F Jun 8, 2014

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    One Of The Greatest Gift Of My Life!

    I rescued a lost little homeless and scared kitten Poor little thing was in a storehouse, and it was about to be closed for chrismas, Poor litlle fellow had eaten from a bag of fertilizer! Someone had caught him and yet had not bring food or anything for him. I wanted no cat but...
    Sealotus Sealotus 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    Yesterday I was on craigslist just killing time

    when I saw an ad advertising free cats and kittens. I saw the pictures of upclose cats and kittens but what caught my attention was the other cats in the backgrounds of those pictures. I put two and two together and had a feeling this was a cat hoarder having to get rid of the...
    nukemhi nukemhi 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    There was a little black kitten

    that had its head stuck on the fence I broke the fence and freed it. It started hissing and growling but it couldn't move because it got its legs deformed together. Poor kitten had to go to the pound. I'm sure it was adopted.
    NYPD2495 NYPD2495 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2014

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    I found a kitten stuck in a crab pot around 2

    years ago. So I got him out him and he became mine ever since.
    MichaelMyers1 MichaelMyers1 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 20, 2015

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    Mimzy

    I rescued the best cat I could ever imagine from a hole in the wall in the parking garage. It was one of those terribl, wet spring snow storms when my room mate came home and heard meowing from behind the wall. There was a small hole, and when we looked in, we saw several very...
    saltwatersky saltwatersky 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2013

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    Minnie

    I was taking a walk, when i came upon a kitten that couldn't see. Her eyes had some kind of infection that they were closed shut with gunk. I brought her home, she was so tiny I had to bottle feed her. Anyways I had to get a washcloth with warm water and gently trying...
    ashleylynn2354 ashleylynn2354 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    Little Chloe

    My little Chloe was thrown away on the side of the road in a cardboard box that was soaking wet. I'm not sure what it was, but something told me to turn around that day and to go back a look inside that box. Sure enough there was a tiny ball of dingy cream fur that was bleeding...
    Drenna Drenna 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 12, 2008

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    I Am So Glad That So Many People Are Rescuing Cats..

    It really makes me feel good. It's too bad that so many are euthanized and are abandoned.. it's hard not to think about it. But hey, we will do what we can, right? I wish I could do more.. but then I'd be a crazy cat person and my house would stink and be full of cat hair. I...
    FallaciesAppease FallaciesAppease 26-30, M 6 Responses Oct 30, 2008

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    Penne Didn'T Go To The Pound

    My mom and I rescued our cat Penne, who has such a warm heart and loving eyes, because a lady couldn't take care of her and couldn't find anybody else who would take her. If we didn't take her in, she would have gone to the pound and probably been killed. I LOVE MY CAT!!!
    roseshideinthemind roseshideinthemind 18-21, F Mar 20, 2013

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    I Have A Rescued Cat. . A story that starts out on a negitive note yet, ends with positive outcome.

    This made me smile because my cats are quite spoiled  and if they could speak, I am sure they would ask me this question. lol About four years ago, I lived in a housing complex.  Anyhow one day, a friend of mine who lived in the same complex, came to my house and told...
    sherry123456789 sherry123456789 46-50, F 23 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    More Like He Rescued Himself

    My cat was one of the homeless creatures that lives around the school. He followed me to my car one night, and just jumped in, despite my trying to shoo him off. I took him home, and was promptly told he couldn't stay, he had to go to a shelter the next day...the next week...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2007

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    I worked on a chicken farm

    and found week old abandoned kittens. I removed their ticks and lice and bottle fed them and found them homes
    Rebecca321 Rebecca321 22-25, F Jan 16, 2014

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    Daylight

    Many years ago, in a house far far away, we had 2 dogs, and 2 cats. One of the cats was all black, and we called her Midnight (original huh?). The other was called Emily (after the doll in The Little Princess). Every morning, I would go outside and check on the garden out...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 19 Responses Dec 21, 2007

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    I went home for lunch one day

    and I'm on my way back to work. There is a van in front of me going pretty slow. All of a sudden a cat goes flying out of the van. Shocked I'm thinking the cat was under the car and was propelled out. It lands on it's feet and takes off in the opposition direction. I follow the...
    everythingarty everythingarty 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2015

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    My little Hagrid! Haha,

    so glad I did. He's such a funny character :3
    ThunderAndRain123 ThunderAndRain123 22-25 1 Response Feb 6, 2015

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    Little Kitty Cleo.

    The place where I walk my dog every night is a green belt behind a group of motels and resturants. One evening last year as I was just about to let my dog out of the car, a tiny black kitten ran out to me from behind a large garbage skip. She was all ribs and crying, she came...
    auspicious auspicious 66-70, M 8 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    Pregnant Cat Under My Shed

    The neighbor's daughter HAD to have a cat. The spoiled princess got her cat. After a few week the neighbors got tired of a cat in the house. The cat was still a kitten and never quite peopleized. They put the cat out of their house permanently. She took up residence under my...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    Hooray For Henry

    Fifteen years ago, I was widowed, devastated at the loss of my soulmate and the mother of my son and stepmother to my daughter, My mum, herself a widow, told me to get myself and the children a pet, not to replace my wife, just to give me a focus and he help alleviate some of...
    Cherpee Cherpee 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 8, 2009

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    A Full Belly And Bright Eyes

    One day, a couple years ago now, I was on my way home from school and I saw a small, dark blob in the road. As I got closer, I realized it was a kitten sitting in the center of the other lane. An old truck was coming from the other direction and it was sitting at the bottom of...
    lullabyrose lullabyrose 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    The Orphan

    UPDATE:  This kitten survived and his name is Jackson. He will be going to his forever hom soon. Yay!!! I am tired this Monday morning. I was up most of the night with an orphaned new born kitty. I have raised several orphaned puppies successfully but I never do as well with...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 9 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    Best thing ive ever done,

    seriously im proud and gratefull i found her ❤❤❤❤ i love cats!
    FunnyEnglish FunnyEnglish 26-30, F Apr 3, 2014

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    On the day of 10th Jan 2012 I was going back to

    my parents house as I was house sitting at the time. This day was the 10th anniversary of my best friends suicide. I was sitting down out the front of the drive way having a cigarette balling my eyes out. Out of no where this black cat with no collar approached me and didn't...
    32forever2016 32forever2016 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 6, 2015

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    I lived out in the country a few years ago

    and it was winter time when this happened. We weren't really sure where she came from but this tiny little cat was hiding under the little table we had on our porch so she wouldn't be snowed on. :( It was the saddest thing so of course we brought her inside. We gave her warm...
    MyDaddysSpecialGirl MyDaddysSpecialGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2015

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    Me and my family bought our three cats from a

    shelter. About two years ago we bought two cats, Cookie and Rodny. Then a couple of months ago we bought Harry from the same shelter. Could you say that we rescued them? At least we gave them a loving family.
    rabbitheart rabbitheart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    We have had a colony of feral cats

    that live in our neighbors firewood pile that we feed. in 2012 they had a pair of kittens. While I was out feeding them, one of the kittens sat down beside me. I quickly scooped him up and brought him inside. When my mother saw him, She said "he needs a friend, go catch...
    ben243 ben243 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2015

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    I have rescued a kitten before,

    and own a rescue cat. There are two starts outside of my house and we keep food out for them. This one gray one, Shades we call her (I made a joke saying she is 50 shades of gray) and it looks like she is pregnant. She also looks like she's about to jump inside anytime we have...
    StringZMeow StringZMeow 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2015

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    My Cats

    I have had quite a few cats living with me during my life. The 1st was when i was about 7 years old . I am now 41 . All the cats in my life were rescued by me from various circumstances. All except " Tigger" who i got from the SPCA although strictly speaking that could be seen as...
    wraithorn wraithorn 46-50, M Oct 25, 2010

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    Ironhide

    i used to work at this place called flyin j where they had a wendys restraunt inside. i started seeing ironhide about 6 months after i started working there just wandering around outside in the parking lot. this place is also a truck stop. it scared me to see him out there wth...
    squattyarlene squattyarlene 36-40 5 Responses May 21, 2009

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