Cat Rescue Bleg – St. Louis Area

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From commentor Dr. Squid:

I’m on the Illinois side of the St. Louis area, and we need to re-home a cat obtained last fall. He is a boy cat whose name is Figaro (the 3-year old daughter named him that even when we thought he was a she, somehow she just knew), neutered, less than a year old, with all of his claws, shots, and Madison County tags.

We adore the little lug, but the wife, who brought him home, can’t shake her allergies. To top that all off, we have to leave town for a while, and we can’t find anyone that we know even tangentially to take care of him. Because the wife isn’t going to get any better with him in the house, and definitely won’t after being laid up for a while with surgery scheduled next month, it’s time to find the little guy a new home.

He has been an only cat since we got him, and the only dogs he may have even seen were the Yorkies next door. He’s OK with being picked up on occasion, but our 5-year-old has been a little too aggressive with picking him up. He’ll likely be OK in a place with bigger kids that know how to pick up a cat or know to leave him alone.

I’d say he’s in the 10 pound range. He does like to be let outdoors on occasion. He likes jumping at anything, including my hand holding the stair rail while going up.

We leave town late next week, so we need to re-home Figaro no later than Friday.

If you are interested, or know someone who is, contact me at AnneLaurie (at) verizon-dot-net (click on my name in the right-hand ‘Contact’ column) and I’ll put you in touch.

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24 replies
  1. 1
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    Doesn’t anyone just drop animals off in the woods anymore? That’s their natural habitat. It’s like giving them their freedom back.

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    The Dangerman says:

    The title of the first picture should be “where’d they go”?

    /bill the cat

  3. 3
    Peej says:

    Cole just put up a picture of his new master on twitter.

  4. 4
    Roger Moore says:

    @Peej:
    Hilarity is sure to ensue.

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    max says:

    Can we get a pet bleg for Snowbell? Please?

    max
    [‘Because why not?’]

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    Neutron Flux says:

    @Just Some Fuckhead: Why yes, yes they do. Then they come to where the people live on the edge of the woods. These people who live out there learn quickly that the shelter will not take animals that have been dropped off in the country. So the country people kill them. And we are pretty bitter about city people that do this.

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    rdldot says:

    @Peej: Why does Cole love the twitter people more than us?

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    Punchy says:

    Is that a 12″, 3-speed oscillating fan in the background?

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    Comrade mary says:

    @rdldot: We show him love faster. Pick up your pace!

    Lovely kitteh. Hope he gets a home soon!

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    @Neutron Flux: This. A thousand times this. Last time around it was 2 half starved tick infested puppies that could not sh!t solid. And no, the shelter in town would not take them. We managed a work around that time, but I think the next time around I will just do the humane thing and not tell the wife as it would break her heart.

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    @rdldot: convenience. much easier to post a pic to twitter than to do it through WP on a smartphone.

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    JPL says:

    @Peej: Nice. Now the fun begins, introducing a new cat to Rosie and Lily. Rosie might not be ready to relinquish John’s lap.

    Good luck to Figaro.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    OT, but I’m driving through Wasilla right now. What should I do when I drive past the Palin residence?

  14. 14
    Yatsuno says:

    @PsiFighter37: Rotten tomatoes is good. Just remember: they have guns.

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    Comrade mary says:

    @PsiFighter37: Raise the average IQ of the neighbourhood by 50%?

    Oh — that was “what should”, not “what will”. Sorry.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    John’s new cat looks like the late Rowdy (the friends’ in Peekskill cat).

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @PsiFighter37: Fart in their general direction?

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    Neutron Flux says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: The shelter made an exception for the last dumped dog here. It was a Great Pyrenees. They knew of a rescue group for these dogs. Since he was a great dog, I begged them to do something.

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    Neutron Flux says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: And, with respect to Ms Flux, yes, just do it your damn self and live with it.

    ETA: We have a Pit Bull runt that she insisted that we save. He is a sweet dog, so it worked out, but damn, you can’t save them all.

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    WereBear says:

    @Neutron Flux: How the hell could anyone do that to such a sweet devoted breed… but then, how can they do that to any of them?

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    Neutron Flux says:

    @WereBear: I don’t know. Cowards, I guess. I can tell you for sure that is it just breaks my heart every time it happens.

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    cckids says:

    @PsiFighter37: Is it a full moon?

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    Keith says:

    It looks like a monochrome Tunch. Very pretty cat.

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    jenn says:

    Good luck finding a new home for Figaro, he’s a beauty.

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