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Offline RattyRodent

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Needed: Home for Cat We Cannot Take In
« on: December 02, 2014, 07:55:13 PM »
    Hello:  I am Mrs Ratty.   +19378303617@mmst5.tracfone.com.  I reside in Greene County, Ohio with my husband and our 3 female rats.  I commute to Clark County, Ohio, to help out my mother and sibling.  The problem:  we have a stray cat who is trying to adopt us.  I've included a picture of her with this post, or tried to. (I believe the cat is a she because I do not see testicles on the backside and otherwise do not know if the cat has been fixed.)  She hangs out on our front porch, rubs against our legs nearly every chance she gets, and has tried to get into the house a few times.   We want to help her, but my family is dealing with various health issues and cannot deal with taking in a cat who looks to be 1 to 2 years old.  My husband, who volunteers with the Dayton Humane Society, tried to get her into their shelter because of their no kill policy, but they cannot take her in because of some policy against transporting strays across county lines. ???  As for the HS in Clark County, their resources are stretched:  even before I went into the building, they had a sign posted that read "We are currently Not taking in Cats".  It's getting cold out here in Ohio, and I don't want to be the cause of a cat's death just because we couldn't take her in.  Any suggestions, ideas, or interested parties?
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Offline RattyRodent

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Re: Needed: Home for Cat We Cannot Take In
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2014, 09:19:54 PM »
    Hello:  I am Mrs Ratty.   +19378303617@mmst5.tracfone.com.  I reside in Greene County, Ohio with my husband and our 3 female rats.  I commute to Clark County, Ohio, to help out my mother and sibling.  The problem:  we have a stray cat who is trying to adopt us.  I've included a picture of her with this post, or tried to. (I believe the cat is a she because I do not see testicles on the backside and otherwise do not know if the cat has been fixed.)  She hangs out on our front porch, rubs against our legs nearly every chance she gets, and has tried to get into the house a few times.   We want to help her, but my family is dealing with various health issues and cannot deal with taking in a cat who looks to be 1 to 2 years old.  My husband, who volunteers with the Dayton Humane Society, tried to get her into their shelter because of their no kill policy, but they cannot take her in because of some policy against transporting strays across county lines. ???  As for the HS in Clark County, their resources are stretched:  even before I went into the building, they had a sign posted that read "We are currently Not taking in Cats".  It's getting cold out here in Ohio, and I don't want to be the cause of a cat's death just because we couldn't take her in.  Any suggestions, ideas, or interested parties?
Hello, Mrs. Ratty here.  Mr. Ratty picked up our friendly stray and took him/her to a cat rescue home in Hillsboro.  He could tell you better how the trip went, but I was glad and yet feeling guilty:  guilty that we couldn't take the stray in, but glad that there was someone who could take the cat in and possibly put him/her up for adoption.  Would like to believe that the $25 spent to have him/her taken in was a worthwhile investment.