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Poor little kitty wants a home
December 19, 2010 7:14 AM   Subscribe

I've been spending the weekend at my house that's about to be foreclosed on because I'm visiting some friends and there is a poor beautiful kitty who has been meowing outside to be let inside. I'm pretty sure she's a stray -- she's got some chunks of fur missing from what looks to be a fight that are scabbed over. I am only here for the weekend and I head back to California soon, and there is absolutely no way I can keep her -- there's no way to get her to California and I already have two cats.

I'm trying to find a home for her in the next 24 hours before I leave, but I suspect it's going to be an uphill battle. Does anybody know of no-kill rescue organizations or other ideas so I can avoid taking her to the pound? Bonus points if they're open today. I'm in mid-Michigan (Lansing, to be more precise).
posted by zug to Pets & Animals (5 answers total)
 
I don't know where you are, exactly, but you might want to know about the Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue Inc., no-kill shelter at 1117 Tulip St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837; Phone: 517-622-4653.

I hope you find her a spot, though! Good luck!
posted by taz at 7:21 AM on December 19, 2010


Rescue groups in Lansing (from Petfinder.com)

Unfortunately, their search system doesn't let you specify organizations that take cats, so this list may include dog-specific groups.

Is there a trusted neighbor you could leave her with temporarily in case you don't find a spot today? You can keep trying from home, and then the neighbor can deliver her later. Or maybe the neighbor can take her to a vet tomorrow to get scanned for a microchip. Almost any vet will do this on the spot for free, although it's probably better to call first.

Can you let her inside for now? If you can get a closer look, maybe you will find a collar with ID. Also, Petfinder has a Lost Pet section.

Check for lost cat fliers around town?
posted by SuperSquirrel at 7:52 AM on December 19, 2010


FYI, when female stray cats suddenly desperately want to move in with you, that's often a sign that they're pregnant. Something to keep in mind if you foist her off on someone you know.
posted by Jacqueline at 9:32 AM on December 19, 2010


FYI, when female stray cats suddenly desperately want to move in with you, that's often a sign that they're pregnant. Something to keep in mind if you foist her off on someone you know.
posted by Jacqueline at 12:32 PM on December 19 [+] [!] No other comments.


true but - it's pretty far out of "kitten season" in michigan. she probably just wants in cuz it's cold.
posted by toodleydoodley at 10:19 AM on December 19, 2010


If she's pregnant, she's in the very early stages. Frankly, I just think she was freezing her butt off and had a home in the recent past -- she's not skin and bones yet and she certainly should be at this time of year in Michigan. I'm going to try that first shelter in the morning.
posted by zug at 1:31 PM on December 19, 2010


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