Sunday, 9 February 2014

George is the lucky one

Meet George. I have called him George, he is a boy, so Boy George, also George after William and Kate's small boy. Pretty isn't he. I found him last night, at 10pm when I went into the porch to lock the front door. I saw something just outside, between the door and my car, I park my car close to the house. On closer inspection I saw it was a blue plastic cat box, with a cat inside. Someone has dumped him on my front doorstep. I have no idea how long he was there for, I hadn't been out since lunchtime. Maybe he was put there under the cover of darkness.  
He is a friendly little fella, and well cared for. I rang Janet and she came round to have a look. He was hungry and scoffed half a sachet of Felix and a bowl of Whiskas dry food. Our rescue pens are full so we have no room for him there, he will have to stay here for the time being.

I know who dumped him, I was accosted in the street about a week ago by a young man who wanted me to take his cat in as it wasn't getting on with his dog. I said I couldn't, I can't afford any more, and he should email us a photo and we can put it on our Catchat web page as available for re homing. He didn't send the photo, he dumped the cat instead.

George is the lucky one, lots of cats are just abandoned when the owners move away. They leave their animals behind. Some cats are driven miles away from their home and left to fend for themselves. Some are kicked out and never let into the home again. At least George has a warm bed and food. We will look for a nice home for him. Some people are so cruel.
Toodle pip

38 comments:

  1. He is a lucky boy having you to look after him .. I noticed Felix and Whiskers pouches were on offer last night in Tesco , 48 pouches for £10.00 save £3.99 valid until 11.2.14 AFM xx

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  2. Bless you for taking him in. He looks like a handsome fellow. I have three cats but would always take another to prevent it starving or being ill-treated. Probably explains why i live like a church mouse,but i'm happy.
    Best wishes
    Colin in Kent

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  3. He's so cute, I'd love George but live too far away.

    Pat

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  4. Awww, George is so cute. I'm sorry that his owner just dumped him off like that, but glad George will be taken care of until his forever home is found.

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  5. What a gorgeous cat, and a totally heartless and cowardly owner.

    I'm so glad you are able to care for him until a home can be found. Is he getting on alright with your cats?

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    1. Hi Sue. At the moment he is in the spare room by himself with the door closed. It wouldn't be fair to let him wander the whole house, he will think this is his new home, and will be unhappy when the time comes to move him again. Also best not to have contact with other cats in case they don't get on. I keep going in to see him. I might move him into the room I have just outside the back door, in the covered passageway. There is a window he can look out of over the garden. I need to get the room ready for him.

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  6. You are very kind :) George is indeed a very lucky chap. I hope you find him a loving home x

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  7. I have no idea how people can be so horrible! He looks like a cutie pie and I hope he finds a lovely forever home with some nice people to love him. Poor little thing.

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  8. He's a beautiful boy.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  9. He's a beautiful little lad. I hope he soon finds a wonderful new home, I know he'll have a lovely time with you in the meantime. x

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  10. I wish we were nearer, we've been petless for 3 years now and have been thinking it's time we did something about it.

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  11. So glad to hear you are looking after George. Hope you find him a perfect new home. x

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  12. I don't know how people can dump their animals like that, but you're right, George has definitely landed on his paws. He is a lucky boy to have you take care of him.

    Something similar happened to my Pansy, she was dumped in a box and made it into the local paper. This is a link to a scan I made of the clipping.

    http://i866.photobucket.com/albums/ab228/Mariella_Moon/Pansyinbox_zps38f1f10d.png

    She was such a tiny thing in a huge collar, she's a big girl now!!

    Linda xx

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  13. Thank god you were there for him xxxx

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  14. You have a big, kind heart Ilona. What on earth would have happened to him if you hadn't been known as the local cat rescue lady? We took in two rescue cats when we were first married. They were both in a very bad state but slowly recovered. George is a beautiful cat and I'm sure it won't be long until you find a good home for him. Are you noticing an increase in animals needing to be rehomed due to the recession? It was just something I read about in an article a few months ago.

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  15. Awww, howcould anyone do that to thisbeautiful soul?

    X

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  16. George looks lovely, he is lucky to have been dumped on your doorstep but I hope someone will give him a lovely home soon.

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  17. I have a feeling that George has already found his new home. It's with you. x

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  18. I've been reading for about a year now. First time commenter. I love your blog. Great name for the cat!

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  19. How can anyone part with him. He's got such a beautiful face. He's in the right place and I am sure someone will soon give him a home.

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  20. Oh he's lovely. Looks so like my Ezekiel at that age. You are a truly selfless person, well done you.

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  21. Boy George looks like a sweet and handsome boy. Bless you for taking him in and giving him some love until his new home can be found.

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  22. Lovely looking cat - I hope you manage to find him a better home, I just don't understand how people can dump animals.

    Elaine, Oldham.

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  23. pretty cat, at least he went where he would be taken care of.
    good for you, and him!

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  24. Lucky cat and Kind Lady! Please keep us posted, he should soon find a new home with you and your friend looking out for him.

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  25. How sad that someone can just dump a cat. My daughter's partner was followed home about 6 months ago by a kitten, according to the vet only about 3 months old. He was riddled with fleas and despite posting posters to see if he had strayed no one claimed him. Luckily for both the cat and my daughter they had been considering getting a cat for a while and having kept him he has become a valued member of their family - he's now affectionately known as "my grandson" as he's the only child I'm likely to get from them. Lol. (I totally respect their wishes regarding children - their lives - their choice). So hope that George finds his forever home, but know he's in safe hands in the meantime . xxx

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  26. The nice thing about kitties is: they give back. You're a dear heart to let him crash with you!

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  27. You are so kind-hearted. That little boy surely is lucky. With all you do,
    finding a home for him is really going the extra. But how could you not?

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  28. what goes around comes around
    that guy who dumped the cat on you
    will be plagued by bad luck
    karma is a b*tch

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  29. Some people are such disappointments as human beings. Thank god he came to you, he looks like my lovely Katey Sagal, who ran away :(

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  30. Lucky George to be with you! He will be so cared for! You are such a kind person! He is such a cutie!

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  31. At least his owner did something right by putting him on your doorstep and not kicking him out and let him fend for himself. Although I do not agree about the way he went about it.
    Main thing now is that George is safe with you. He is just adorable.

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  32. What an adorable little chap. Is it worth an appeal in the local paper? Come to think of it they should give you your own column.
    Love Pat

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  33. Bless your heart! He is a good looking young man....now with a full belly and warm.

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  34. George IS the lucky one....I'm sure he'll enjoy your hospitality until he is re-homed.

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  35. Oh the darling cat, he is a handsome boy for sure Ilona and if I was not waiting to go to hospital for another hip job I would have asked you for him. You will soon find him a good home I am sure or if he is very very lucky I can see him being intergrated into your home. I got a decent bargain at Sainsbury's today, their own brand dried cat food was on special offer, I mix this with a bag of dearer food for my ferral cats that come into the yard. Now its so cold and wet the ferrals seem to come calling to the door more than usual, I have Gordon next door to me lined up to do the food when I go into hospital, I am hoping this time I will get home quicker, its usually 3 to 4 days but I had 10 days as there was a few hic-cups . Wow, just heard the news, Water Bills are rising in April, oh well I will just wash when its really necessary, same for laundry hehehe Good Luck with George Ilona.
    Danneke

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  36. I would love to home George, he looks lovely and alert.
    I have the same design tray that is behind him in the photo too.
    Yes, he is lucky, the man was banking on you finding him. he will have no trouble settling into a new home, wish it could be mine........xxx

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  37. Hi! I can't take this gorgeous fur baby as I'm far away but I'd like to help if you need any food etc I could send some? Email me at kremits@hotmail.com

    ♡ Teresa

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