Paying It Forward: The Kittens Are Ready For Their New Home!

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Cleo Copy and Paste at Ohio Alleycat ResourcePaying It Forward:  The Kittens Are Ready For Their New Home!

 

Friday was the day.  After close to three months since first having a stray cat bring her three little kittens out from under our deck, we've been working towards finding them a new home.

We captured mom, the three kittens (Cleo, Copy & Paste) and eventually dad cat too.  We took them all to a local cat rescue clinic Ohio Alleycat Resource (OAR) in Cincinnati to get spayed/neutered, shots and parasite treatments, then brought them back home. 

Initially we just expected to do the trap and release (TNR).  And ultimately that is what we did with mom & dad cat.  Perhaps after many months of work we might have gotten mom cat tame enough to be an indoor cat, but dad cat is definitely on the more feral side. 

OAR did tell us that if we could socialize the kittens, they'd be able to adopt them out.  Since we'd had no luck with the kitten giveaway via Facebook and asking people we knew personally, this became our primary hope of them finding new homes.  Permanently adding them to our personal kitty pride just wasn't a viable option.

So the three little kittens (one of which HAD mittens) were brought into our master bedroom to hang out with people.  And over time, these three little kittens became very friendly little kittens!  They love attention, want to be petted and played with, and were ready for their new home.

So Friday morning we took them down to OAR with enough food to last them a month.  OAR was obviously run by people who have genuine love and concern for the felines, and we'll know they'll find them great indoor homes!

The picture is of Cleo, Copy & Paste at OAR awaiting their new forever home!  And we may just find ourselves doing some foster care work for OAR to help them socialize more kittens.

A quote from our friend in North Carolina that captures the spirit and intent of these posts:
"I do not share my stories of paying it forward for recognition. I share them so that others might be inspired to do what they can, when they can, where they can. No more, no less." Tish Lloyd, North Carolina REALTOR®

 

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Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Brenda, They're healthy and friendly and ready for a new home :)

Sep 25, 2011 04:13 AM #10
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I knew I liked you guys from the moment I read your blog. Now I love you guys! This is great stuff. You just sent my Respect-O-Meter into God-like Superhero status!

Sep 25, 2011 04:15 AM #11
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Here's hoping they get great forever homes.  You did such great work with them, I enjoyed reading about all of the adventures since you got them.  GREAT JOB!!!!

Sep 25, 2011 04:33 AM #12
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Craig, You're cracking me up!  We're just normal folks doing what we can to help where we can :)

Juli, We're only minus a few socks and sweatpant strings :)  OAR will do a great job placing them with a fantastic new home.

Sep 25, 2011 04:41 AM #13
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Bill & Liz...I have two adopted felines, they are always there to greet me when I come home...and never discuss my curfew. You have done a nice thing Kudos.

Sep 25, 2011 04:43 AM #14
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Steve, Some of our cats act like cats, the others dogs and make sure they say hello when we get home :)

Sep 25, 2011 04:57 AM #15
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Bill & Liz,  What you did for the cats and the kittens is truly amazing.  So much love and respect for life and for animals.  Ditto Criag's comment (#11).  I pray the kittens will find equally loving forever homes. They deserve it.

Sep 25, 2011 07:40 AM #16
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Kathleen, We've always had some kind of furry critter or two or...... inhabiting our household :)  Getting some more ready to be adopted was the right thing to do.  Just can't see taking them to the regular animal shelter, almost always a death sentence and we just can't have that happen when we have options.

Sep 25, 2011 09:06 AM #17
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Liz & Bill - I'm sure all the love you gave them has now given them the chance to be adopted.

Sep 25, 2011 01:10 PM #18
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Michelle, They're certainly different now than when we found them :)

Sep 25, 2011 01:45 PM #19
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Awwww, what cuties!  And I really like their names!  What lucky kitties that they found you to help them.   I think Mama cat knew what she was doing in getting them to you.

Sep 25, 2011 01:49 PM #20
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Christine, We have a knack for being "found"!  This was the 3rd batch to show up in the last 7 years.

Sep 25, 2011 02:24 PM #21
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Liz & Bill Congrats & Cudos to you guys, you "walk the talk & talk the walk"!

Sep 25, 2011 03:41 PM #22
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Endre, Meow! :)

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I love you guys--and I totally love that you love kitties!  What cute names you gave them too.  I know there's an empty place in your heart right now but, you'll be great kitty foster parents again for OAR very soon, I'm sure!

Sep 25, 2011 04:27 PM #24
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Debe, We're equal opportunity, used to be dogs, now cats :)  It's a little strange seeing where they were, but we know OAR will get them great homes, and better for them to have more attention individually than be competing here with the others.

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BLiz, i wish people would take advantage of the reduced spaying fee...i hate to see unwanted little pets in cages for a long period...mine was 6 months in a refuge & noone wanted him 'cause he was so large...he found me...i 'm sure they'll find homes for them...wonderful effort on your part!

Sep 26, 2011 03:58 AM #26
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Ginny, OAR is running a promotion later in the month, $5 for spay/neuter AND shots.  I think we paid about $35 each for the 3 kittens, mom & dad and frankly we thought that was one heckuva deal.  Taking them to the regular vet would have been well over a $100 and probably flirting with $200 each.  The clinic makes it financially viable for just about anyone to have their cat stop contributing to the unwanted pet category.  We're hoping they can get our three adopted pretty quickly.

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In reply to your comment.... But, at least you guys are doing it. And that speaks volumes about your character.

Sep 26, 2011 07:41 AM #28
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Craig, Thanks!  That means alot to us :)

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