Cat Rescue Bleg — Maryland

From commentor Perfect Tommy:

I found a young calico living in my garage. She was dirty and thin but otherwise in good health and very friendly. Vet says she is negative for FeLV and not pregnant. They found that she had previously been spayed. She is spending the night at North Laurel Animal Hospital to be bathed and have some ticks and ear mites removed.

I have a high-prey-drive greyhound and cannot bring her into the house. I’ve contacted the no-kills in the area and no one has room.

When we pick her up, she will be up to date on all routine shots and tests. We bought a cat carrier yesterday, so we are willing to transport her. She is in North Laurel Maryland, in southernmost Howard County.

The techs at the vet office have named her Samantha….

Anybody want a cat? : )

If you have a lead for a home for Samantha — even a no-kill shelter or foster home that could hold her — leave a comment, or send me an email (click on my name in the right-hand column) and I’ll put you in touch with Tommy.

19 replies
  1. 1
    Yutsano says:


    Hopefully she has shelter from the storm.

  2. 2
    Delia says:

    She looks an awful lot like my cat who died last winter and I’d offer to take her if I didn’t live on the other side of the country from you. Oregon to Maryland’s just too far to drive.

  3. 3
    Cain says:

    So good on you to take care of her. I hope Samantha finds a home. I’m full up with my two cats and I’m way over here in Oregon like Delia.

  4. 4
    Not Sure says:

    It breaks my heart when I see these kitties. All three of ours are shelter cats, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

  5. 5
    Mystical chick says:

    I live just over the bay bridge and may be able to take her. How old, do you think? Email me Lisa (at) and we can chat!

  6. 6
    Kristine says:

    Tweeted and Facebook’d before I saw Mystical chick’s post. Hoping for the best no matter what.

  7. 7
    TaMara (BHF) says:

    @Mystical chick: Of course we’ll need updates on how this progresses.

    The BJ community rocks. It cannot be said enough.

  8. 8
    Felinious Wench says:

    If you were in Texas, that cat would be mine in a heartbeat.

    I have a huge soft spot for calicoes. Our Benevolent Feline Lady of the Manor is a gorgeous calico.

  9. 9
    BigHank53 says:

    That’s not a calico. She’s a torby–a combination of tortishell and tabby. The half-orange gene usually makes them complete little princesses.

    She looks like a sweetie. Thanks for rescuing her!

  10. 10
    dark patriot says:

    yes thanks, i wish i could help.

  11. 11
    ShyLurker says:

    Awwww, Samantha is such a pretty kitty – love her contented expression in the second photo (and that sweet li’l white paw too!)…I hope it works out that Mystical Chick can take her in!

  12. 12
    Patricia Kayden says:

    Hopefully everything works out with Mystical Chick. If not, please try Charles County Human Society. I adopted our boxer from there and I’m sure they could take her in.

  13. 13
    danielx says:

    Samantha looks perfectly happy right where she is, actually…

  14. 14
    Perfect Tommy says:

    Mystical Chick is still undecided. With the impending storm, I am boarding her at the vet’s office until Thursday. After that I will have to release her, if I can’t find her a new home. We are beside ourselves over that option ….


  15. 15
    ShyLurker says:

    @Perfect Tommy: Maybe the vet can keep her on for a while; my vet’s office has a resident cat who has lived there for most of his life, and he’s an old guy. Wishing Samantha the best possible outcome!

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    ThresherK says:

    Sweet looking girl.

    Major, major liking for torties and calicos in our home. Our six-year-in-residence cat has informed us that the new calico has rendered us full-up, if not oversubscribed, on felines.

  17. 17

    I would love to take her – just have to double-check with the hubs. If I find out she doesn’t get along with our current cat Sophia, I will take responsibility for finding her a good home. Tommy, will be back to you in a bit. Most likely, yes.

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    Rob in DC says:

    I could also consider taking her, but I live in a pretty small space and she will have to stay in, so an outdoor cat used to roaming may not enjoy that at all. If nothing else comes up feel free to contact me though.

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    Perfect Tommy says:

    @Rob in DC: Thanks Rob, I’ll keep you in mind if Mystical Chick is unable to take her. She comes with a bed, a carrier and food : )


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