Monday, February 14, 2011

Tugging At Your Heart Strings - Two Fold

Hi Pals,

Every now and den a plea for help comes across Twitter that really tugs at your heart strings.   This is another one of those cases.

@Siofrothecat issued a heart-breaking plea for help yesterday.  It seems her family has lost their house and has to move by the end of February.  They won't be homeless, as they can move in with relatives.   But they are heart broken because they can't take their precious little girl with them.

Her mom is really upset, as we all would be.  Not only do you have to give up your home and privacy, but now you have to give up a part of your family that you dearly love - your kitty.  M  and I had leaky eyes when we read dat tweet and knew we just had to help if we could.

Siofrothecat lives in San Antionio, Texas.  She is 9 years old, and has always been an indoor only kitty or walked on a leash outside.  Siofro's mom has all the equipment to give away to whoever is willing to give Siofro a good home.   She has never been around children or other anipals.   Mom is even willing to drive the kitty to whoever can provide a home, as long as it isn't too far away from San Antonio, where they live.

I put feelers out on Twitter yesterday and @CheshireK and @Understandblue came through with 6 resources.  Siofro's mom has already followed up with emails to sites provided by ChesireK and Understandblue - my sincere thanks for answering the call for help.   Ideally, it would be nice to see Siofro go to a good home where she would be loved and could live out her remaining years.   She's current on her shots, but is due for the Rabies shot in March.

But mom would consider placing her in a good shelter if she knew she wouldn't be on the "kill list."  In talking with pals living in Texas, they don't have many "no kill" shelters.  If you know of anyone who might be able to help or even take this kitty, please let me know.   Leave a comment on this blog and M will email you for information.  The more we can spread the word, the better chance she will have at a good life.   Time is running out tho - she must have a home by the end of February.

It's too bad not every state can have a wonderful rescue operation like A Call For Paws in New Jersey.   My good friend @Cathy Keisha supports a wonderful rescue operation that is like a Hilton Hotel for kitties.   Go over and take a look at her recent post. It's an amazing place.   Unfortunately, it's a long way from Texas.   That shelter is in need of funds at present.   If you can help out with a few dollars (no anount too small), please do. But, please at least go over and take a look at the photos Cathy posted.  It's an amazing place.   Cathy suggested we contact them regarding Siofro, but it's so far away and the family has no funds to travel that distance. 
Big thank you to @Danapixie (keeper of #pawcircle on Twitter) for RTing that plea and making sure anipals saw it.  Dana is the ooman guardian angel for all the anipals on Twitter.  

We're purraying and purring dat someone will be able to find @Siofrothecat a home soon.  

Until next time pals,



Brian said...

How very heart breaking. I'll tweet it too, with 12,000 followers you never know.

Lydia Fiedler said...

Thank you so much for trying to help this little sweetie. My heart breaks for her family.

Please let us know...


Pandafur said...

Iz purring for dear siofro to find a luving home, for her to be happy an to makes her pore mama not feel az sad *sniff*

Admiral Hestorb said...

That breaks mine and mommy's heart,. If I were put out of my home after being an indoor baby all of my adopted long life, and no other anipals no one would take me because I am a senior only girl. I feel sure and that would break both mine and mommy's hearts.

Cathy Keisha said...

Her family needs to talk to the bank and try to work out a deal. Many banks are doing that now. They need to talk to their Representative or mayor and see what routes are available to them. We have a friend of Texas, but she already has cats and I don't know how Siofrothecat would do with other cats. and, yes, A Call 4 Paws rocks!

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

What a night mare! We've read about this organization that tries to help homeless people keep their pets: Maybe someone there can help find a foster home for Siofro? It would be great if, in the end, she would get to be reunited with her mom instead of having a whole new home forever!

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

What a terrible thing to happen! I hope this special day of thoughtfulness will create some happy endings for this family.


Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

I sure hope that Sciofro finds a good furever home! I am sure that with everyone helping the kitty will find a good home.
Cathy Keisha is doing amazing work for her group!
Thanks for spreading the word!
Happy Valentine's Day! xoxo

Oskar said...

What a terrible, heart-breaking situation for this family.

We will be praying.


Sparkle said...

I posted your blog post on my Facebook page.

The Island Cats said...

What a sad thing!! We are purraying that Siofro can find a home...but we are purraying even harder that somehow her family will be able to keep her.

M Dawson said...

Blogged about this mario Mate, will keep tweeting too and passing on the blog info for your post.

Robyn Harton said...

Aww dat is sad. We purr hard dat Siofro can finds a home fastest.
We wanna wish yoo Happy Valentimes for yore self too!
Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

Anonymous said...

This is cutekittywillie's mom. Please contact me regarding @Siofrothecat. We are in the Austin area. Best to tweet me at @juliemangano for quickest response, or e-mail me at Thanks!

Unknown said...

So heart breaking, I can't even imagine having to give up my ooman. Maybe someone could foster Siofrothcat, until the family can get back on their feet. We've crossed out paws that something good will work out for everyone.