Wednesday, February 20, 2013


I never respond to online classified ads for people giving away cats.  Why would I do that when there are cats dying in the shelter?  But I still surf the ads anyway and came across an ad that made me stop in my tracks:

"Kitten must be gone in 2 hours"

Nice, eh?  You would think at this time of year it wouldn't be too hard to find a home for a kitten.  So I sent an email.  The response was immediate.  "Sure.  Here's my address: XXXX"

No questions.  Nothing about me or if I was going to torture the cat, or give "it" a good home.  Nothing.  The address was in an awful area of the city, so David and I left right away and arrived at what I can only describe as a crack house.

Maybe I've been part of La-La Land for too long, but I know  a shitty area when I see  one.  They had several unfixed Pit Bulls in the house  and 2 unneutered male cats.   They didn't know I was  with a rescue and they didn't ask.

She brought out a frightened little guy that she said was 2 months old.  He is probably closer to 5 months old.  The lady told me that the kids play with him and he's very sweet.

He *IS* sweet and is safe and sound in my "cat room"  spare bedroom in the house.  Poor kid took a while to come  out from his carrier:

He's a Polydactyl and I named him "Wilson".  I was trying to figure out a name that didn't sound good with "Turner", but I may have failed.  LOL

Since I thought he was 2 months old, I had set up the spare room with my "kitten litterbox".  Sherman thought it was WONDERFUL and was happy to wait for the new guy to come out and play:

Sherman looks like a chicken sitting on a nest!

Looks like I'm back to fostering again.  I don't think Wilson will last too long on our website.  He has HUGE HUGE feet - not just from the extra toes and I'm wondering if there's some Maine Coon in those genes. 

Welcome to The Turner's little Wilson.  :)


Deb said...

You are an angel. I guess you were meant to read that ad. Don't be shocked at their attitude. It happens in our area all the time. If you look on kijiji there are kittens and cats needing homes..FREE..Come an get em! Makes me sick.

Caroline said...

Good for you Beth, Wilson needed you and you were there. Hopefully the police will do a raid so the other animals can also escape. Good for Sherman, keeping the litter box warm for the new guy!

Debbie said...

If you need it, I have room for another foster!!!

Sparkle said...

I am so glad you followed your impulse and rescued this guy 'cause who knows what would have happened to him otherwise? I' m scared to even think about that.

Anonymous said...

He is so cute! I want to see more pictures of Wilson :)

Crystal said...

Beth what a happy story...a brand new beginning for another special very lucky Wilson:) OMG I couldn't stop laughing at Sherman's picture in the litter box...too freakin funny!!
Thank you for sharing:)

~*Connie*~ said...

Thank you for getting him. I can't even go near craigslist in my area, it simply breaks me every time I do.

Strayer said...

I'm glad you took him from there. Online ads, like craigslist, can make me crazy!