Earlier this week I got this on Facebook from Gayle:
You have helped so many well loved kitties find Fur-ever homes, I am hoping you can work your magic again.
In Boulder CO, a very sweet man is having to give up his kitty, Princess. She was his mother’s cat who he took in after mom’s death 6 years ago. Now, after 4 years in his current apartment, the new management has decided they want $500 for a pet deposit (it was never asked for before) and $50 per month for pet rent. Needless to say, in this economy, he is barely scraping by on what he makes and cannot afford to pay what they are asking on top of his regular rent and bills.
Princess is between 15 and 18 years old. His mother took her in as a stray when she was only a few months old and she has been an indoor cat ever since. She still has all her claws but loves to use scratching posts, has never had an issue with using the potty box and (other than the occasional hair ball) has never had an accident. She is spayed.
Princess is very petite, weighing less than 8 pounds. She is a snuggle kitty, loving to sit beside you on the couch or snuggle in your lap while you watch TV.
I would take her in myself but, with the cats out numbering the humans, I have to draw the line somewhere.
At the suggestion of someone on Facebook, I suggested to Gayle that she or her friend could set up a ChipIn and we could try to raise funds for the deposit and “pet rent.” She was planning to set that up, but I heard from her today, and she said:
Well, I just had some bad news from my friend. His new landlords have decided to make the complex into a no pet property. so the Chipin will not work to keep Princess with her “man”. Now he needs to find a place for her to go. He will find out today how long they will give him to get her out of there, but if you could start spreading the word that this little girl needs a new domicile that would be great.
Y’all, please spread the word. You know that the chances for an old kitty finding a home once she’s been turned into Animal Control by an owner who has no choice are not good. If you or someone you know can help this sweet girl out, please let me know (mizrobyn (at) gmail (dot) com ) and I’ll pass your information along to Gayle!