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I Rescued a Cat

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    Teddy

    During the final years of high school we had to go on two weeks 'work experience'. I decided to go to a local vets, having felt for a while that I wanted to work with animals, and already having known the vet, John, throughout practically my whole life. So the days went by...
    KnightyKnight KnightyKnight 22-25, M Jul 11, 2013

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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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    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 Rescued Two Of My Sisters Cats

    hi there i rescued two of my sisters cats. I have tiger who was 3 months at the time. I noticed he looked really hungry and looked frightened. So i asked if i could take him at my house. Ive had him now two years. Another one of her cats she got called Ozzie a black fluffy cat...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 1, 2012

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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 husband and I were just about to close on

    the purchase of our home, after only being married for a few months. I have never lived in a house without a cat; So I convinced him to go to the pound with me "just to look!" "I swear I'll just look!" So we're walking passed all the cat cages and my sleeve gets caught by the...
    ChemicalMouse ChemicalMouse 26-30, F Feb 20

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2014

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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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    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 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 rescued a cat, yes,

    but a cat reduced me.
    Amusical135 Amusical135 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Or Did She Rescue Me?

    It was shortly after my wife left and wanted a divorce. A rather dark period of my life.I already had two cats and finances were tight. My dog had passed away earlier that year.I was out near my garage, at the back of my property, loading cans to take to recycling.I heard this...
    1sabre 1sabre 61-65, M Oct 15, 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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    Three Black Cats

     I thought I'd try and make a dent in the feral cat population,I know that I can't save them all but I figured maybe I could take care of the ones in my little corner of the world.Over the past seven years I've rescued about twenty cats, mostly kittens.I think that if you...
    pavlovscat pavlovscat 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 20, 2009

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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 1 Response Feb 20

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    The Owrst Case In My Life

     she was a calico.and she was pregnant .she had been hit by a car.she could not move.i took care of her.i bathed her daily.gave her meds.she slowly got better.then one day she walked to me,stumbling,but she was walking.and all she wanted was me to pet her.i actually cried.i...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Oct 31, 2009

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    I Have Four Rescued Cats

    All of my cats are rescues from different situations. Trinity is from the Humane Society. We went there to find a kitty when we first decided we were ready to adopt. Bentley showed up on my front porch one day and decided that he was home. Mercury's mother was killed and I...
    Melsld Melsld 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    Well, I rescued my cat somewhere along the road

    & decided to pet her. Now, she already turn into a beautiful cat with a very loyal heart lol unlike with other cats who are only just into foods then will disappear right away after they get what they want! XD
    chocolovezz chocolovezz 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2014

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    Last week I found a tiny kitten in a store

    parking lot. It was small,only about the size of a hamster and very sickly. It was only like 2 weeks old, and very mangy. The most pitiful looking thing. I really didn't think it would even survive but I took it home anyway. I couldn't just leave it there to die alone or get run...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 6 Responses Sep 13, 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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    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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    Our Simba-bear <3

    About a year and a half ago some friends of my boyfriend and I got a little tan tabby when he was only a couple of months old. They seemed okay with him, but he always seemed to need more attention than what they gave him. When we got an apartment directly on the other side of...
    Bunnielight Bunnielight 22-25, F Nov 14, 2012

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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 61-65, M 9 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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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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    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...
    faeriepool faeriepool 18-21 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Jasper

    I rescued my cat from a kill animal shelter last July. It was the best desision I've ever made! He is an absolute sweetheart! When I found out I'd lost my job he jumped up on the couch with my and started to lick away my tears! I'll be moving soon and after I've been in my new...
    cubbiechick cubbiechick 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 9, 2009

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    Kitty

    Poor little kitty, full black, so tiny, so frail and frightened. I found her in my garden on a spring day. She looked so terrified of me. After minutes of approaching work she looked at me ... and bit my finger to blood. But I realized that she was terrified. So I gently took her...
    FreeGemini FreeGemini 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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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 10 Responses Apr 16, 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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    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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    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 41-45, M Oct 25, 2010

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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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    My little Hagrid! Haha,

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

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    My 2 Rescues

    buddy male a maine coon mix and sydney female just a mix
    forkmenow forkmenow 41-45, M Nov 29, 2012

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 2, 2014

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    Jester And Jurdin, The Sibbling Duo.

    These two have been through so much, Jester the tortoise mix and Jurdin the black mix. You barley see them apart. Their story begins with them as tiny kittens, searching for food their mother was led here by the other stray I had started feeding(sally), she had recently become a...
    Angelofloveandlife Angelofloveandlife 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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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.
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 20

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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

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    My Great White Fluff

    I rescued my cat, Dakota from a hail storm.  He was wet and ragged.  I had seem him wondering the streets for a few weeks but, I couldn't get him to come close to me.  So, I started leaving my garage door on a crack and leaving...
    rockymountainpeaks rockymountainpeaks 31-35 3 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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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