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I Take In Strays

Do you take in stray kitties,dogs or homeless drunks? WELCOME to the group! 127 People

    Porch Cats

    People, animals, it doesn't matter--I can't bear to see anyone in need.  I have 3 cats now living on my porch.  I live in an apartment complex that only allows 2 cats or dogs inside.  I already have a pair of 14-year-old cats who came from the Humane...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 7 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Strays

    Hi.  feel free to take me in as I'm about to become a stray.  You all rock.
    52vradtech 52vradtech 51-55, M Jan 12, 2012

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    Stray Animals-never Again A Stray Human

    I had 4 stray cats. Nyla, Snaggs(because her paw got snagged and she hopped) Snowflake, and Baby. Stray females, like friends... female dogs! NEVER let a female friend or an assocciate of any kind live with you and you boyfriend ladies. Sneaky they are, let them be a woman and...
    ThinkingIsBeautiful ThinkingIsBeautiful 26-30, F Feb 24, 2012

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    Years ago, I picked up a stray dog I found at

    the back of a restaurant. It was shaking, and frightened. I approached it carefully was able to pet him and win his trust. He had no collar. I knocked on the door of the restaurant and asked if they knew who owned him. A man answered and said the dog had been hanging around...
    MidnightBlu MidnightBlu 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2014

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    My New Cat

    I wrote the other story(Lucky my Puppy) but here's another. We moved away from our old apartment a year after we found Lucky. One day my stepdad came home with a kitty he found. Hah my mom's face was priceless. Anyways we took her to the vet the next day since it was a Saturday...
    Anonymous31831 Anonymous31831 13-15, F Feb 18, 2013

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    Animals And People

    I live in a shared apartment now, so i can no longer do this, but back when I had my own place, with a yard, I took in any stray dogs or cats that would wander near. I can't stand to watch an animal go uncared for. Usually I would nurse them back to health, spay/neuter them, and...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 17, 2010

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    Newest Addition

     This is my newest stray Nemo, an adolescent lab mix pup. I wasn't particularly wanting a dog but he adopted me and has been here for about a week now. There's an old recliner on my deck that he's made his throne and his bed.  He's a mild mannered and good tempered...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 8 Responses Dec 27, 2009

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    Open Your Home And Open Your Heart.

    I have always been a sucker for sad eyes.  In the past, my home has been filled with stray dogs, cats, birds, you name it.  Even people.  Almost any animal that has ever been part of my family was a rescue animal.  They say what goes around, comes around and I...
    Skiilah Skiilah 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    I Have Taken In Strays Since A Child

    we have had a number of stray or homeless cats in our live we have taken in... there was to name a few, Patchy, Sooty, Silver, Kimba, Kina, Tosca, Rosie, Black Knight ; the last one was tosca please read her story (below is the link - united cats my page) its happy and with a sad...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2011

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    Lucky My Puppy

    I live in Puerto Rico, everywhere you go there's a stray, but most of them eat because restaurant owners give them food. The day we found Lucky it was really early in the morning, we where on our way to take me to school. It was 6:30 am and my stepdad was taking out the trash...
    Anonymous31831 Anonymous31831 13-15, F Feb 18, 2013

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    Open Your Home And Open Your Heart.

    I have always been a sucker for sad eyes.  In the past, my home has been filled with stray dogs, cats, birds, you name it.  Even people.  Almost any animal that has ever been part of my family was a rescue animal.  They say what goes around, comes around and I...
    Skiilah Skiilah 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2009

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    But Am Sorta Embarrassed For Some Reason

    I am not a crazy cat lady!! Of my 4 cats, the first two were twins from a litter across the street a friend convinced me to adopt, one was mine and one was hers but when she moved out she never came back and got hers...so I took it with me to my next apartemtn with my kitty...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    Sure Do :)

    All my cats have been strays or rescue home adopted. One of my favourite gilrs (now dead sadly) was Bridey, a big fluffy tabby and white who was born in the back of a stable I worked in, the owner was going to drown them (the mother was feral) and so me and 2 other girls took the...
    usernamenotavaliable usernamenotavaliable 31-35 Jul 31, 2009

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    3/4

    Three out of four of my pet cats have been strays.  The first was taken from my cousins, so he doesn't count, haha. The first stray cats we found were kittens.  My mom and I were driving home from some after-school thing of mine and we ended up going down a road we don...
    axelval axelval 18-21, T 2 Responses Nov 22, 2008

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    Take In The Homeless

    people still do this??? in need of help
    lanie696969 lanie696969 22-25, M Jan 7, 2013

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    Someone

     About a week ago I discovered that yet another irresponsible pet owner "dumped" their unwanted cat at my place.  I suppose they knew I'd take it in and care for it. I had been feeding it and noticed that it was friendly, indeed not a feral at all, and my...
    c8lorraine c8lorraine 56-60 32 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    Need Advice From Fellow Rescuers.

    I have always taken it animals that need love and care. I have a very soft heart and love the affection I get from the animals I have taken care of. I have 5 cats at the moment, all rescues themselves. We recently moved into a new home and the previous tenants just left their...
    samkuhn samkuhn 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2011

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    Abused Pet Owners Need Shelter

    This is from an email I recieved today as I'm on American Humane's mailing list. This seemed an appropriate place to share it.  http://www.americanhumane.org/   There are 2,500 domestic violence shelters in the U.S. Only 33 of them allow pets. Imagine for a...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    tisher2288 tisher2288 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2014

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    We Found Some More

    On the Fourth of July a friend came over to my house and we set off to the park to watch fireworks.  On our way we could sort of see something on the sidewalk and we wondered what they were.  Coming up closer we could see that they were a couple of little kittens.  ...
    axelval axelval 18-21, T 2 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    I bought my dog from a homeless man in miami.

    He had been feeding the 6 week old puppy ham and milk. He had received the dog as a "payment for a job". I took the pup to a vet only to discover than 80% of his lungs were filled with fluid, he had pneumonia, he had distemper, and he was covered in giant ticks. We extracted...
    whitelight411 whitelight411 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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    Hello i have Adorable Pomeranian Puppies For

    Adoption call me +1 202 688 7368 if interested thanks
    nyikob nyikob 22-25, M Dec 18, 2014

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    Give 'Em a Break

    I'm a softie (don't tell anyone). I've taken in strays of all kinds from cats to people. I've had at least 7 homeless acquaintances (people), and 10 stray cats under my roof at different times. I can't stand the idea of someone I work with sleeping in their car during an...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 62 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    I'm a Stray

    I take in strays. They seem to find me. I know they will stay a while, I will feed them, give them the love they allow me to give them, some will move on and some stay. It's the nature of a stray. My Mother left my Father when I was still a newborn. I was raised in the country by...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    Ugh Where's The Photo Adding Bit??!

    I took in a cat for a couple of nights this week, as the weather was awful and he was mewing and asking to come in. I'm only posting this so I can show you a photo of him =P Aha, found it.. you have to edit the story after posting before it lets you add photos.. Isn't EP stupid...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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    People always take pictures of just their eyes.. For me it feels and looks so weird... Lol
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    And you know what I want to say to medical professionals who say I take to much or I have been on it for too long? **** OFF! I have had migraines and anxiety issues since before I...
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    One of my coworkers is always asking me to cover her shifts and help her out and i have done it so many time. I really don't mind, especially when I work one day a week and she...
    maggiemae89 maggiemae89 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I am body confident yet dislike having my picture taken. I hate posing for pictures, I don't really know why. Hubby likes to take pictures of me and I always find it .. a deep...
    JayneNF JayneNF 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 18

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    I feel so frustrated sometimes. so incredibly angry and frustrated when people don't understand. they don't seem to get it. when i try to say that we don't talk as much, and he...
    n706 n706 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Not long, I promise. I take concerta. i went from 19-27-36-54 mg. I hate hate hate it. I have to take it becuause i say weird stuff that make no sense and i get in trouble by...
    loveoreosnutella loveoreosnutella 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    My Walk Alone---- Preface-- This is a continuation of the story, or plays around the story of "New Year's Day Walk " (not currently posted) and it's sequel "Our Last Walk...
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    I hate to take my medicine I don't remember the last time I took it but I really don't like to. I have bi-polar and I get really mean and depressed and have break downs wen I don't...
    LostUnderSubmission LostUnderSubmission 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I take 3 pills for Crohns disease, 2 different antidepressants/antianxieties, 1 for blood pressure, vitamin d, vitamin b complex, probiotics, omega 3, vitamin c, iron, glucosamine...
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    I have tried an tried again to be what he wants. I can never be. The moment I have any happiness. He has to crush it. Why do I not just go away? Six foot under cant be that bad. No...
    Txwoman123 Txwoman123 41-45, F Feb 22

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    I'm 21 years old. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Type 1, Rapid Cycling when I was just 8 years old. I've been on medication basically since then. I was really lucky as a kid because...
    sweetsmarts sweetsmarts 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    yes i have when they put me in a mental hospital. i was detained. it made me feel like a criminal and not a sick person at all . it made me feel i did somethink wrong.and i was...
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    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate having my picture taken by a random stranger... so I'm on my way home on the bus this guy was with his girlfriend, she was falling asleep non the wiser of his stupid stalker...
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