I was just contacted by someone that I have known for years through a dog forum and facebook, I have probably been in contact with her for going on 6 years, she lives in FL like me, a few hundred miles away.
Anyway, she says her son is remarried and his new bride has a 7 year old Russian Siberian cat that he cannot stand to have around at all, and she is keeping the cat with her now, and her husband also does not like cats and has said "it has to go". I'm so sad as I write this, that someone is throwing away a 7 year old cat. But the part of me that is thinking about the cat living with someone who does not want it just makes me even more sad. I'm trying not to be judgmental, even though there is no way I would marry any man that would make me get rid of my cat....in fact, my husband knows that he would go before any of my cats did, and he has been here 20 years
But, she has reached out to me, so I said I will put out the word.
I asked her to tell me everything she knows about the cat. All she has told me so far is it is supposed to be a purebred cat that she paid a lot of money for and is supposed to be hypoallergenic. I am not familiar with this breed at all, I specialize in mutt cats, so I have no idea what this cat even looks like or anything about it, I am waiting for her to send me a picture of her. I asked her to find out if there are litter box issues....this was my first thought, because there is obviously some reason he has to have her out of the house. Most cats will steer clear of someone that they know hates them, so I think there has to be more to the story, but I'm waiting to hear what they have to say about this. I asked if she was declawed, does she have vet records, she claims she is in good health, but she did not know if she was spayed or not even.
Sigh. I'm not even sure I should be trying, and will wait to see what she sends back, and if she has more info and a picture of her. I just feel for this poor girl, living somehwere not wanted. The lady who asked me to help is a very nice lady, a big dog lover, but she is not a cat person and doesn't know much about the cat. I just feel for the cat. We will see what she sends back. Any idea of what I should tell her to do? I'm fearing they are going to resort to trying to get rid of her on craigslist, which who knows, they may have done that already, I don't know, but that way scares me. Somtimes it works out ok, but there are some crazy mean animal abusers that scour craigslist, so I don't like that way.
I just feel bad for a 7 year old kitty being given away, unwanted
Breaking my heart.