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Forever home cat of the week - Bitsy

Bitsy’s life changed a year ago when her human mom had to be moved into assisted living. No cat should lose their home when they are a senior citizen, but at age 12, that happened to Bitsy.
Bitsy's time in foster care is up and she desperately needs a home. Photo credit: Community Cat Coalition.

With input from our friends at the Community Cat Coalition, each week we will be featuring a cat that needs a loving home.

Bitsy’s life changed a year ago when her human mom had to be moved into assisted living. No cat should lose their home when they are a senior citizen, but at age 12, that happened to Bitsy.

She’s in very good health with excellent teeth. She has never lived with other cats and did not do well in a shelter; in foster she has been an only kitty and has been a real charmer. Her wonderful personality has really come through; she’s smart, beautiful and a real treasure.

Her time in foster is up, she desperately needs a home. Her foster mom had the following tidbits to share about Bitsy:

  • She loves to climb into my lap in the early morning when I am reading. She purrs and pats me with her front paw.
  • She’s quite talkative and will keep her conversation going if I talk back with her.
  • She likes to chase little balls along the floor.
  • She LOVES to be brushed. I use a furminator brush.
  • She startles easily then responds when I tell her “its okay.”
  • She has absolutely zero interest in going outside.
  • She never gets on the bed, dining room table, or kitchen counters. Amazing!
  • She is standoffish with new people, may hiss but has not bitten or swatted.
  • She almost always meets and greets me at the door when I come home.
  • She eats/grazes throughout the day. (Bitsy prefers dry food to wet food.)
  • She’s a very good girl. She moves her nap from room to room so she can be near me, especially in the evening. At other times she has her favorite napping spots and sleeps really soundly. She puts herself to bed at night, and doesn’t pester me to stay with me to sleep. She doesn’t sleep in my bedroom, but probably would if I kept the door open. She responds to affection.

I hope she finds a good home soon. She’s a wonderful little girl.

The picture was taken while Bitsy was on a shelf in a shelter trying to avoid other cats.

Contact Penny at pborcawhale@gmail.com for more info!

About the Community Cat Coalition:

The Community Cat Coalition (CCC) was formed in November 2011 when a few people realized that if rescue groups, shelters, and independent rescuers work together, we can make a positive change in the lives of our community cats.

The CCC is an all volunteer organization . All funds go toward the efforts of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) – paying for spay/neuters, vaccines, medical care for injured/sick free roaming cats, or the costs of fostering the kittens who are removed from the sites.

Our goal is to educate interested people in our area so there is a common understanding of what a community cat is (they may be feral, semi-feral, or abandoned/stray tame cats – any free roaming cat) and how to care for them.

The community cats belong to no one person – they belong to all of us. This concept is taking hold worldwide, and we CAN make a difference right here, in our communities.

We provide classes in basic TNR, (Trap-Neuter-Return) open to the public and all shelters/rescues. We give people the tools to do TNR safely and effectively, and we also simply involve them in the care of the community cats.

We also offer classes on related topics, such as care of bottle babies, taming feral kittens, and how to do a barn relocation. All classes are free.

We are excited to be in the middle of this movement - TNR and care of the community cats is a worldwide phenomena and is rapidly gaining in popularity.

Our website is: communitycatcoalitionwa.org. We also post frequent stories/information on our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/CommunityCatCoalitionWa

We have established an email account in order to provide a way for anyone to reach out and contact us with questions (communitycatcoalitionwa@gmail.com).

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