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I am having an extremely hard time dealing with the fact that I will have to move back to Pennsylvania within 1 - 4 months and cannot take my babies with me. What hurts even more is that I cannot find a home through any friends or family and I have been hitting nothing but brick walls with no-kill shelters that are full and speak nothing but how hard it is for an adult animal to be adopted.

I will be traveling from Gassville Arkansas to Glenolden Pennsylvania... so if anyone can take any or all of these cats during my journey... I would be more then happy to meet somewhere along the way as long as it wasnt too far off my path. You can use Google Maps to see my route.

My cats are all female... all fixed. They still have their claws as I do not believe in declawing. They are all healthy in the sense they don't have any diseases or ailments. One of my cats did come down with ear mites when I first moved here and they were all treated. Months later they still scratch and shake their heads, but I took them to the vet again who said there were no signs of what could be causing it. Said its probably their food or possibly just from the poor environment here which is excessively dusty.

Minnie who is the oldest at 6 yrs old is very timid and is scared of storms and loud noises. She is all black except for a white bikini area. She would do great in a home with no other pets or kids. She has always been strictly an indoor cat. Loves Temptations cat treats. Loves attention and at will even help you throw stuff away... as in... when this pic was taken back in 2009, she started running over to the trash can every time I would go near it and smack at the item being thrown away in an attempt to help. She can't do it here because my cans are outside, but Im sure if inticed she would continue it again.



Misty is 5 yrs old, always been an indoor cat and she is a touch overweight and would for sure be better off on a suitable diet which under my current circumstances am not in a position to get better food. She is a great spider hunter and loves attention. Also a lover of Temptations cat treats. Beings I have lived alone for 3 yrs... I honestly cannot say how well she would do around other pets. She use to be around a dog a few years ago and would bother him now and then and she does get along with the other 2 cats here... more so Mittens who is the youngest and will be posting her pic below.



And last but not least the youngest... Mittens at 3 yrs old who has also been strictly an indoor cat. She is extremely playful and loves attention to a fault lol. Her energy level is probably the same as when she was just a kitten. If she wants attention and you dont give it to her... she will do these cute little cries and sometimes its funny to watch her do the motions of crying but no noise comes out. She also loves Temptations.



Also as for all 3 loving Temptations... they will actually comes running (once they adjust to a new home of course) if you shake the bag and holler "snackies".

Im really desperate to find them new homes. Because if I cannot find them a new home or at the very least, find a no-kill shelter... I may be forced to have to put to sleep as I could not bring myself to put them into a normal shelter where I know the odds of them being euthanized anyway are probably about 90% with how bad the economy is and overcrowded most shelters are today.

So please... if you have it in your heart, help them find a home. Ask your friends or family. I can be reached here
 

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Forgot to add that all 3 of these pics are from around June of 2009. I do not have a camera for updated pics, but Minnie hasn't really changed at all... Misty has grown a little belly and Mittens looks a little more mature and grown a bit.
 

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Can I ask why you can't take them with you?

I forwarded this to my dad in DeQueen. Three cats is a lot to take in, though, and he raises food rabbits and sheep as well. His wife might convince him, though.
 

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oh no this is just so sad :( what beautiful lil ladies they are & they sound so sweet natured

my heart has literally been ripped out reading this & especially to think these beautiful innocent lil thing's may be put to sleep that is just so wrong I cannot imagine how you must be feeling

can I ask why you cannot take them with you???

it is also very sad that they will probably be split up after living together as sister's

so sad, I am in England other wise I would have taken them & found them a forever home :(

wishig you the best of luck in finding a loving home for these poor lil beauties xxx
 

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I use to live in Ohio and was losing my home there and an online friend here in Arkansas promised me and my cats a home for as long as we needed... well... things changed and 6 months later he is moving and can't help. I will have to either live on the streets or move in with my mother who is 86 and wants nothing to do with any pets.

Also I need to ask... am I wrong in my decision that if my last option ends up them going into a regular kill shelter... to just have them put to sleep?
 

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this is very sad sorry for your situation x

I could not consider putting my babies to sleep or putting them in a kill shelter to me we DO NOT have the right to end the life of a living being it is cruel & just not an option for me

if it was me in your situation I would talk to my mum & take them with me as I am presuming your mum's is a temporary arrangement anyway until you fid your own home!!!!!

surely mum can be talked around if she knows the kitty's lives are otherwise at risk???

I have posted a link to this page on facebook x
 

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Please don't just have them put to sleep...If you have to take them to a regular shelter, they still have a chance at adoption. Of course, try first at any no-kill shelters. Your case is different than just "moving-have to get rid of the cats". I think a no-kill shelter would take them.

It's how I adopted my two. The case file on them just said that their previous onwer was not able to take care of them.
 

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My mom can not be talked too and my situation is really bad... I would not be in a position to move out of my moms for a very long time due to health problems. Brief story to put my mom into perspective...

I use to live in Delaware and both my wife and I lost our jobs from the same place of business at the same time. Shortly after she divorced me and then the house was being taken back by the bank and I approached my mom about moving in an she said yes, but no pets. I begged and she still said no pets... I dreaded the idea but suggested I find homes for 2 of the 3 and only bring 1 cat with me and she still said no way. Wouldnt even agree to the cat and I living in the garage for goodness sakes. She ended up instead... offering me some money to move... and thats how I ended up all the way out in Ohio and now here in Arkansas.

Now had I not been such a pet lover and attached to my babies... I could have easily tossed them into any old shelter and moved in with her. But instead took the harder route and moved far away just to keep them. I guess that kind of weighs even heavier on me now... cats and myself have been through so much stress the past 3 yrs and to come down to them going into a shelter really digs into my heart. So bad I might just have to commit myself for a short bit just to cope.

Arg...
 

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Can I ask why you can't take them with you?

I forwarded this to my dad in DeQueen. Three cats is a lot to take in, though, and he raises food rabbits and sheep as well. His wife might convince him, though.
Appreciate that... only thing is thats 5 hours South and West of me... and I would be going almost due East to get to Pennsylvania. Not that the trip woudlnt be worth it, but my with my limited funds and a car thats not exactly reliable... I couldnt risk it.

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If he decides to take them, he would come to you, or meet you half-way at the least. I just don't want to get your hopes up - he's not a cat person on the surface (though his wife is) but he is excellent with animals, has lots of means and outside/inside enclosures, and has raw balanced food already prepared because he sells it. It's just that three is a lot to take in as a favour for a wayward daughter. I just can't stand the thought these poor boos might get put down because your mom is putting her foot down. :(

It doesn't really explain what she has against the pets. It is her house, her rules, but it seems really heartless that she's okay with you killing them just for her. (And, to be honest, I feel like forcing you to make that kind of decision is going to really strain your relationship with her in the future - I still haven't forgiven my mom for giving my hamster away while I was at summer camp when I was 11).
 

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I would never blame my mom... if anyone I blame myself for not being a good enough cat daddy and also blame the friend who brought me down here. Im still working on other avenues as well. I have another friend who is waiting for his inlaws to get back from vacation to ask them if they might be able to take 1 or 2, I have my 2nd x wife looking into a co-worker who is a animal rescue volunteer and Im still waiting to hear back from my daughter who lives in PA to find out if she can take the oldest one in... she has to talk to the boyfriends grandmom though cause thats where they both live and they already have 1 cat.
 

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I can't help, but I really hope someone will be able to! I really feel for you... what a terrible situation.

I wouldn't blame anyone, it isn't your fault, and I don't think it's your friends either, situations change. He meant well at the time. It's just a really bad situation. I can't understand where your mother's coming from, from your explanation - unless she has allergies...? But I suppose if you don't hold a grudge against her there must be some reason for that. I understand it's her home, but for your well-being alone she should be able to understand, even if only temporarily to allow them at her house, shut in one room.

Her age shouldn't have anything to do with it... I live in my grandfather's house... he's 90, and there's often three cats and two dogs here, one of the cats even sprays (and we keep him in one room most of the time). None of them are his. One of the cats in fact I took in from the street, back when I didn't even live here full time... there wasn't ever a question of "can this cat come inside?" posed to my grandparents ... it just happened because I wanted it to.

As a last resort, would it be possible to phone up no-kill shelters that will be along the route you take to your mother's house? If you explain the situation to them maybe one of them will agree to take the cats in?
 

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So far I been emailing places left and right and daughter called dozens of places and no luck. With the economy... more animals then ever are suffering.
 

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I would never forgive my mum if she put my babies lives at risk like this,

it is not your fault that circumstances changed & it seem's you have done everythig for as long as you can to keep the kitty's with you

I do think it is rather inconsiderate of your friend after saying you had a home for as log as you wanted but I guess their circumstances have changed too

I am really worried about your lil girl's & hate that I cannot help them but I have posted a link to this thread on several facebook pages & am preyig that the member on here who is hoping her dad will take them comes through for you on that xxx
 

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Its the hardest thing ever... god rest my baby Candy who we had to let go cause of Renal Failure a few years ago... but this is even worse then that.
 

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Thank you... right now for sure i need all the luck I can get. My daughter has none stop been calling around shelters across PA, NJ and DE and no luck
 

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Just got some brutal truth from this one shelter...

"If you take them to any shelter around, check first to see if they have a cat room and whether there is a good chance they will have room to give them a chance at adoption. Many shelters will put down owner surrenders the same day they come in (if they are full and have no room for them (which includes cats)."

Wow... thats disheartening especially after my daughter called 41 shelters across 3 states and all full.
 

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this is terrible why are there so may homeless cat's out there!!!!!

I guess we need to hope that some kid person will take them in have you advertised them in shop windows, local newspapers, online cat for sale ad's etc?
 
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