|They are the shadow cats|
Monday December 27th, 2010
Beautiflul orange CURLEY patiently waits... He observes each visitor and hopes this time he will get himself noticed. He sits and quietly wishes that someone will pay attention to him whenever people come into the room. He is not pushy or sassy but has begun to wonder why no one picks him. He has been at ICS since July of 2007. He has seen many other cats come and go and yet he is always overlooked. Curley is warm and loving, and is a big lap kitty who loves to cuddle.
This beautiful long-haired, brown tabby was abandoned last fall with this note: "My name is CUDDLES. I'm 7 years old, fixed, and front declawed. My family can't take care of me anymore in these hard times. Please find me a good home." While Cuddles has a safe haven in her room at the shelter, she would love her own lap to sit on every day. Getting used to the shelter has been difficult, and while Cuddles is getting friendlier, she would really blossom in a home of her own.
Sweet JENNY and her brother Max came to us in 2000. Max found his forever home but little Jenny, because she is timid and shy, has not ben so fortunate. She is still here and wondering if she will ever find a home of her own. She has come out of her shell recently but still does not try to sell herself to potential adopters. And as too many of our cats discover, if you don't sell yourself, you may never get a home of your own. Even though this little grey tabby and white cutie pie is 12, she still has a lot of joy and love to give to a lucky adopter.
Sixteen year old yellow tabby DESI has been at the shelter since he was a kitten. He has known no other home until recently. A kind older gentleman want to give one of our cats that had been looking for a home for some time a chance and he fell in love with Desi and decided he was the one. So afte 16 years of shelter life, Desi finally went to a home of his own. But it was not to be. Desi was not happy. He hid under the bed for days and would only come out to eat and only at night. The adopter tried everything to encourage him and to show him he was loved but Desi wanted to come back to the only home he had ever known, our shelter. With a sad heart, the adopter returned him to the shelter and when Desi was placed back in his old room, he began eating and drinking and was very happy to be back. Desi had been "institutionalized." Desi will probably spend the rest of his life at the shelter.
Some cats are shy, and some are scared... some cats who have never known a life other than the shelter will always be here... We recognize the individual needs of the cats we care for . We do our best to find good homes for every cat we shelter, but we know that some of them will remain for all of their days in our care. While the showy, or the gregarious, or the special breed cats will always have potential adopters, and will not need us once they are adopted, the quiet, or the shy, or the institutionalized cats WILL ALWAYS NEED US... SO WE WILL ALWAYS NEED YOU, our supporters, to help us care for them.
Please donate today to help us help these "shadow cats" in the best way possible. THESE are the cats who really need ICS, because in so many shelters they would have been euthanized years ago. Your financial committment helps us keep them safe on this journey to their "forever homes."
With sincere thanks,
The Independent Cat Society Board of Directors