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I Rescued a Cat

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    Worried About A Stray That Comes In My Yard

    I haven't seen him in weeks. He is too wild to let me get close to him. But I always feed him and give him water when he's around. At times, when I'm sitting on my porch, he'll lie down next to me and just relax for awhile and like every cat, I noticed he likes to sun bathe. He...
    everythingmustsparkle everythingmustsparkle 22-25, F Aug 5, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Oct 25, 2010

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    Or Did She Rescue Me?

    I was a little loopy from taking industrial strength prescription pain killers without breakfast and sleepy....sooooo yawn... sleepy....those things don't just kill off pain they just about turn out my lights. My friend was supposed to bring me home from physical therapy.She...
    luvlymi luvlymi 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    Two Kittens

    As some of you are aware I have a cat pen in our garden and any cats that come into the Worthing branch of the Cat Protection will come into our pen providing its free. We recently got two kittens both male and aged between 7 months to a year. As with Cat Protection proceedure...
    boobabloo56 boobabloo56 18-21, F Nov 6, 2012

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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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    Romeo The Stray Bike Path Kitty

    A couple months ago my Mom and I took a walk on the bike path near our house. On the bike path are a lot of stray cats. It's the perfect spot to be a stray. You have shelter, in winter time too, fresh running water, and plenty of birds and field mice to hunt. Occasionally people...
    MeenKalag MeenKalag 22-25, F Jul 30, 2013

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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 Jan 6, 2013

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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 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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    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 56-60, M Oct 15, 2012

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    What A Tangled 'web' ...

    One night while visiting a buddy, one of his younger cats decided to play with the strings on the vertical blinds. The cat ended up with the strings around it's neck to the point where it was choking. It's claws were out and I could tell it was in trouble. I happened to have my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 8, 2010

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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...
    angoragrl angoragrl 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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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

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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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    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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    Had 2 From The Pound, Have 1 Someone Left At The Vet, And One Caught As A Wild Kitten.

    I only have two cats now. 2 died of old age. Zippy died about three years ago. We had him for about 15 years. He was actually returned to the pound by his owner before us! As for our current two cats one was found abandoned in a box with its litter mates in the parking lot of...
    Emichael Emichael 41-45, M Jul 26, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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
    Meltzz1812 Meltzz1812 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    Ciaran The Tiny Kitten

    I was walking in my neighborhood last week and I heard a cat meowing very loudly. As I got closer to the meowing it got quiter. I walked up to a yard of a house that has been empty for a while now. The yard was overgrown with ivy and weeds. I saw a tiny kitten caught up in a tree...
    swfwswm swfwswm 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2012

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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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    Special Calico Girl

    Years ago when I was a child, we went to this Pound-Petstore to pick out a new pet, surrounded by young kittens and puppies in the middle bottom row was a nice adult Calico cat, but she was very sick. When I walked closer to her she stuck her paw out and her claw caught my pant...
    Makovu Makovu 22-25 Aug 20, 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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    My Charlie.....

    ......a few weeks into Eric coming back to Pennsylvania we had a little visitor showing up on our front porch. He was small but very friendly. We soon realized that he was first rescued by our next door neighbor. But within weeks they were going to send him to the S.P.C.A to be...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 17, 2009

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    At First In A Long Line

    At first he was a pretty siemens cat who had a bad scraps on his back leg and after he healed he would leave and come back but one day he left and never came back but we got a new mama cat and she had a litter of 3 cats 2 black and 1 yellow and all of them are still alive and...
    diaperwolfgrowler diaperwolfgrowler 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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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

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    I Would Say Each Has Been Rescued

    I have had five cats so far in my life, and I would say that each one was a form of rescue of one kind or another. My first cat was brought home from my grandparent's farm when I was 6. It turned out to be a very fortunate thing for him as the next night a larger animal had...
    crystalkid crystalkid 41-45, M Sep 23, 2012

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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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    And Gave Him to My Best Friend

    Sometime around the beginning of the year, my mom, my best friend, Kevin, and I, were sitting at the kitchen table.  It was in the morning, we were drinking coffee and had just finished breakfast.  Kev had spent the night, which he did many times over our 13 years...
    vampireheart vampireheart 31-35, T 2 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F Mar 20, 2013

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    I've Helped Many Cats

    I have helped many cats who have needed to come in to the Cats Protection from people not wanting then, they are not a kitten anymore, to then just being a stray. Some of the cats has stayed for a long time while others have gone very quickly. I think just by having cats in to...
    boobabloo56 boobabloo56 18-21, F Aug 13, 2012

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    Best thing ive ever done,

    seriously im proud and gratefull i found her ❤❤❤❤ i love cats!
    FunnyEnglish FunnyEnglish 22-25, F Apr 3

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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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    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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    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 51-55, F 10 Responses Apr 16, 2012

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    Tinkerbell The Love Of My Life!

    My Longhair Domestic Cat was rescued from an old man's home, the man was in the hospital nearing his ending, and he just left his cat's at home, his neighbor visited him and found out and was shocked. For she herself was allergic but was happy to help a couple of needy kittens...
    7lexicat 7lexicat 13-15 Aug 16, 2012

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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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    Feeling Pretty Proud =)

    Today, as I sat in my living room watching tv I kept hearing high distant meows. It was on and off, but I couldnt see anything outside. I had seen them playing in my yard a week prior, but I couldnt come near because they would run off. So until earlier, I looked out my...
    Stillunknown Stillunknown 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29, 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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    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

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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 3 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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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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    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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