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Heidi needs to get out of hiding...

cpietra16
October 24th, 2010, 01:01 PM
This is a very special cat who needs a special home:

This cat was named Heidi because by day, she is in hiding. She spends her days in pipes that run along the house. To give her some freedom the owners let her out at night, but when she gets back in, straight to the pipes she goes.
Her owners can no longer keep her due to "allergies". She was due to be euthanized last week but at the last minute was spared.
I have been given a few weeks to find her another home.

This is not a lap cat, although she can be with a lot of love and patience. She is approximately 3 years old. she will allow to be petted when she is eating.
Heidi and her litter were born outside to a feral mom. Once socialized Heidi and her sister found their forever home. One night her and sister were let outside, but only Heidi returned and since then has not really trusted or has been close to humans. This is a long shot,and Heidi's last chance ; if you know anyone who would love a challenge and help Heidi trust again...she will be well worth it.

chico2
October 24th, 2010, 04:56 PM
what a pretty girl:lovestruck:and what a sad start she'd had:(

so these people were giving her a death sentence because they supposedly all of a sudden have allergies:frustrated:

if she's outside at night and in the pipes in the daytime,she probably has not had much love:(hopefully someone can help this little girl:pray:

14+kitties
October 24th, 2010, 05:10 PM
Why do I open these threads??? :wall::wall::wall:

Chris21711
October 24th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Why do I open these threads??? :wall::wall::wall:

14kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk :cool:

ancientgirl
October 24th, 2010, 08:01 PM
Definition of "allergies":

When you don't have the guts to just tell people you are tired or bored of taking care of your pet.

cpietra16
October 24th, 2010, 09:30 PM
Yes, that is what has happened ....her child gets nose bleeds every day due to the severity of the allergies:yell::cool:
Heidi's sister probably got hit by a car since I just found out they live almost right next to the high 20 in the west island....:yell:

cpietra16
October 24th, 2010, 09:36 PM
Why do I open these threads??? :wall::wall::wall:

I would not ask K14+...don;t worry. I know how many cats you have and how many more you would love to have but can't....don;t worry MF.

cpietra16
October 27th, 2010, 06:49 PM
well just when you spend all your free time trying to help and find homes...:yell:....I don't like people anymore!!!!!

The lady that has Heidi has deemed her unadoptable according to her and decided that she will have her euthanized...or drop her off at the SPCA...which means she will be euthanized!!! as soon as she gets out of the pipes and traps her.

I gave her a few options, one of which was a colony which is being controled and fed and watched by a wonderful lady....but nope!!! she would rather have her euthanized because she could not bare to think of her outside all winter...even when I told her that she would be in a winterized shelter...
lord, the cat spends all her nights outside and she is happy...and now this woman would rather see her put down...:yell::frustrated:

ancientgirl
October 27th, 2010, 07:08 PM
What an idiot. I'm quite sure Heidi would be much happier in a colony, even if it's outside, than dead. It's unreal that she would rather kill her.

Maybe next time you talk to her you should just forgo the "kinder" word of euthanize and just ask why she would rather kill Heidi than allow her to live a long happy life.

chico2
October 28th, 2010, 08:20 AM
it's so easy for some to kill a little cat,after all there are thousands out there like heidi.
i don't know what the solution for her would be,i am just sorry i cannot help her:(

Love4himies
October 28th, 2010, 08:46 AM
well just when you spend all your free time trying to help and find homes...:yell:....I don't like people anymore!!!!!

The lady that has Heidi has deemed her unadoptable according to her and decided that she will have her euthanized...or drop her off at the SPCA...which means she will be euthanized!!! as soon as she gets out of the pipes and traps her.

I gave her a few options, one of which was a colony which is being controled and fed and watched by a wonderful lady....but nope!!! she would rather have her euthanized because she could not bare to think of her outside all winter...even when I told her that she would be in a winterized shelter...
lord, the cat spends all her nights outside and she is happy...and now this woman would rather see her put down...:yell::frustrated:

What the hell is wrong with that woman :frustrated::frustrated::frustrated::frustrated::f rustrated:

Would the cat rather be dead??? WTF Geesh, if I could take her I would. Now I am just friggin mad :mad:

krdahmer
October 28th, 2010, 02:20 PM
I agree forgo the kinder words....call her a murderer if you have to cause that's what she is if she euthanizes a perfectly healthy cat when she has other options!!!!

Listen I am full up here....but she can have my office if we can get her here. I'd much rather be a little stressed here than know she has no chance there! I have had some luck gettin hidey cats out of their shell....at least I'd try for her! :wall::wall::yell::frustrated:Stupid stupid jerky lady!!! :loser:

ancientgirl
October 28th, 2010, 03:03 PM
Kr, that's a lovely offer. Maybe something can be done.:pray:

Love4himies
October 28th, 2010, 03:23 PM
Are you serious KRD?????? :angel:

If I can, I'll be there to help with transportation. ;)

cpietra16
October 28th, 2010, 03:32 PM
KRD, I appreciate your help. I pm'd you. But please, if you can take her, its great...ofcourse, I will need the lady to trust me enough to give her up!!!! She is very upset with me when I suggested the colony, so I lost her trust.

But if you really can do it without too much more stress in your life, I will take the offer...but again, please think about it. You are an angel no matter what:angel:

krdahmer
October 28th, 2010, 04:40 PM
As long as she's flea free, and not in need of immediate medical attention I should be able to swing it....we're broke but I always have an emergency litter box ready to go for the office and got some coupons for free food....so if all she needs is some space I can definitely handle it! Who knows maybe I can convince someone at work to give her a chance! (happen to know one girl who is lookin for a cat)

chico2
October 28th, 2010, 04:45 PM
dahmer,you are an absolute sweetheart,hopefully something can be worked out:cat:

cpietra16
October 28th, 2010, 06:19 PM
Heidi is completely healthy and has been spayed and vaccinated. As far as food , I may have someone who can donate a few big bags of science diet. I know its not the best, but its all I may be able to do.
The person I know also has a contact with a butcher and he said that I may be able to get animal parts, like livers, giblets, etc....I am a vegetarian so I am not sure what parts are not for human consumption...but he uses it for the colony he looks after and his cats seem to be healthy.:shrug:
Anyway, let me know if you can use the food.

Chris21711
October 29th, 2010, 11:33 AM
Are you serious KRD?????? :angel:

If I can, I'll be there to help with transportation. ;)

Me too :)

krdahmer
October 29th, 2010, 01:01 PM
Well if all goes well it looks like me and Gerri are headed your way next wednesday Chris... maybe we can make that work for this gal somehow!:thumbs up

Chris21711
October 29th, 2010, 01:12 PM
Well if all goes well it looks like me and Gerri are headed your way next wednesday Chris...

:thumbs up EXCELLENT!!!

maybe we can make that work for this gal somehow!:thumbs up

Let's hope so.

Winston
October 29th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Hey guys if there is anything I can do please let me know! :thumbs up

chico2
October 29th, 2010, 01:49 PM
i would too,but i am not allowed and cannot drive with my stupid cast:shrug:

Love4himies
October 29th, 2010, 01:57 PM
i would too,but i am not allowed and cannot drive with my stupid cast:shrug:

Doesn't kr and 14+ have to drive by your place to get to chris's, they can pick you up ;)?

cpietra16
October 29th, 2010, 05:05 PM
I am still trying to get her to release Heidi to me...I met this cat and I beleive she is adoptable and can become a great lap cat with love and patience, but tryingto convince the woman is another thing.:frustrated:

14+kitties
October 29th, 2010, 05:57 PM
I am still trying to get her to release Heidi to me...I met this cat and I beleive she is adoptable and can become a great lap cat with love and patience, but tryingto convince the woman is another thing.:frustrated:

Can you tell her she's adopted? I'll sign whatever papers you need to get her out of there. If an "adoption form" looks better for her I'll do it. Heidi needs to get out of that place. I don't get it with stupid idiots that would rather kill a cat than give it a new home. :wall::wall:

cpietra16
October 31st, 2010, 08:50 AM
I'm getting Heidi today. I guess having her come to my house to see and meet my cats including Tigger and Charlie who in her mind are very "unadoptable" convinced her that I may not be a bad person after all and will not just release Heidi into the cold and cruel world of montreal.
I will let you know how it pans out. I hope she does not change her mind.
SInce my camera was stolen I will not be able to take pictures:(

14+kitties
October 31st, 2010, 09:53 AM
Great news!!! :thumbs up Now there needs to be a kitty convoy set up. kr and I will be at Chris' on Wed. It would be great if Heidi could come home with us. :fingerscr

cpietra16
October 31st, 2010, 11:14 AM
Heidi is amazing. She is not a colony cat. She purrs when she is in my arms....thats right I have picked her up.
She is hiding under my bed right now but I think its because she is very nervous and not sure why she was yanked out of her home...I walked into my bedroom earlier with some food and she came out from under the bed to great me, her tail up...she ate a few kibbles and then went back under the bed. The only problem with Heidi is that she has never been given the chance to be socialized properly. She may not be a lap cat, but she seems to be ok with people. I'll try and borrow a camera. i think the womand wanted a ready made lap cat...Heidi is nto that....yet!!

sugarcatmom
October 31st, 2010, 12:37 PM
Heidi is amazing. She is not a colony cat. She purrs when she is in my arms....thats right I have picked her up.


:cloud9::lovestruck: Yahooooooo! Cpietra, you make my heart smile.

Love4himies
October 31st, 2010, 01:56 PM
:lovestruck::lovestruck::lovestruck:

ancientgirl
October 31st, 2010, 02:26 PM
I'm so happy you were able to convince that woman to let you take her.

krdahmer
November 1st, 2010, 05:13 AM
Woooo hoooo stage one: complete!!!! :thumbs up:grouphug:

And yes yes we do L4H....I was about to PM her and tell her that I am happy to pick her up on the way!

14+kitties
November 1st, 2010, 12:38 PM
Soooooooo, does that mean you are keeping her? :D

rainbow
November 1st, 2010, 03:20 PM
I just read this thread now ......once again , you guys are AMAZING. :thumbs up :angel: :grouphug:

Dog Dancer
November 1st, 2010, 05:07 PM
Pets.ca to the rescue again! What a crew you guys are. :thumbs up:angel2:

shirley1011
November 1st, 2010, 06:11 PM
:confused: so are you keeping this kitty or is there transport arranged to Ontario....for some reason I can't seem to figure out what is happening with poor Heidi.

Chris21711
November 1st, 2010, 06:45 PM
:confused: so are you keeping this kitty or is there transport arranged to Ontario....for some reason I can't seem to figure out what is happening with poor Heidi.

I'm with you on that Shirley :confused:

cpietra16
November 2nd, 2010, 07:45 AM
I can't keep her. She is in my bedroom at this moment away from other cats. She hides under my bed during the day, but at night she actually sleeps on my bed with me, so with a little patience she can be sociable and adoptable.

14+kitties
November 2nd, 2010, 12:12 PM
Awww, it's too bad there couldn't have been a kittyvan done so we could have picked her up at Chris' tomorrow. Would have been so ideal. She sounds so sweet. :cloud9:

rainbow
November 2nd, 2010, 02:53 PM
Now I'm confused. :confused:

Are we back to square one? :o

shirley1011
November 2nd, 2010, 02:54 PM
Rainbow...I think there was some confusion?? at least chris and I were confused...it read like transport had been arranged and then it sounded like the kitty had a home....but looks like needs transport to Niagara Falls still.

rainbow
November 2nd, 2010, 03:14 PM
Rainbow...I think there was some confusion?? at least chris and I were confused...it read like transport had been arranged and then it sounded like the kitty had a home....but looks like needs transport to Niagara Falls still.

Well I don't feel so bad if Chris was confused too. :D

I'm sure that all the :angel:'s here will no doubt find a way to complete the kitty convoy soon. :thumbs up

:fingerscr :goodvibes:

14+kitties
December 15th, 2010, 09:28 AM
Thought I would add an update to this thread.
Heidi is so far from being a feral cat it is laughable. She is an absolute love bug. I pick her up and cuddle with her every day and she accepts it. True, not for a long time but at three years old what can you expect with no socialization? She loves her little enclosure. It is packed with a couple of warm blankets and tons of straw to keep her comfy cozy. She has made herself a little cocoon right in the middle. She gobbles down one, sometimes two, cans of food a day and has gained a smidge of weight which I'm sure she will take off in the spring. I am hoping by then to start her introductions to the other cats so she can be out with them and have company. :fingerscr Of course we can have a miracle happen and she may find a permanent home too. If not she is home. :cloud9:

Sylvie
December 15th, 2010, 09:43 AM
Good News about Heidi, but I thought she was going to krdahmer?

Chris21711
December 15th, 2010, 12:57 PM
Thanks for the update 14k, I was wondering about her....with the exception of Kale...who kinda doesn't mind, Herbie and Twitch are not fond of being picked up either :rolleyes:

chico2
December 15th, 2010, 05:07 PM
14+,I am so glad she's doing good,she sure is a sweet little girl.
I was very close to ask if I could keep her,when I delivered her to your house,but I could'nt:(
I am sure once the terrible winter is over and spring arrives,she'll be happy to join the others.
I don't doubt for a minute that she will have a great life with you,but if someone trustworthy wants to adopt her that's great too.
Thank's for the update mf..:grouphug:

krdahmer
December 15th, 2010, 11:00 PM
I'm still on it....working a LOT lately, but still trying to find the right home for her at the same time....we have a lot of really wonderful people who shop at our store who love pets like we do.....I had a lady yesturday who also has 7 cats like me (and three dogs too!). The girl at work I thought might be a good home is a little too flighty for my liking, affraid she'd change her mind...plus she's too focused on trying to get her bf to propose...:rolleyes:

I'm really glad Heidi is with you Gerri...if anyone can bring her personality out it's our resident cat whisperer!!!:grouphug: (I'm still working on Medella too....Charlie (Blue) is king of her house and spoiled silly now!!! I keep telling her he needs a queen to rule with!!!)

cpietra16
December 16th, 2010, 07:40 AM
it's nice to hear she is coming into her own...I knew with your magic touch she would start blooming...

Dog Dancer
December 16th, 2010, 11:14 AM
How great that Heidi turns out to be a sweetie. Of course 14+ is the one to bring it out in her. You're an amazing woman my friend.

14+kitties
December 16th, 2010, 10:29 PM
I'm still on it....
(I'm still working on Medella too....Charlie (Blue) is king of her house and spoiled silly now!!! I keep telling her he needs a queen to rule with!!!)

No hurry mf. She is fine here. :thumbs up
I bet Charlie is loving the attention. Gary asks about him all the time. He misses him but knew he had to let him go to a better home. :cloud9:

Good News about Heidi, but I thought she was going to krdahmer?

krs' got her hands full. ;) It's ok.

Thanks for the update 14k, I was wondering about her....with the exception of Kale...who kinda doesn't mind, Herbie and Twitch are not fond of being picked up either :rolleyes:

Heidi doesn't even mind being picked up. She doesn't fight or anything. I just don't want to push it right now.

14+,I am so glad she's doing good,she sure is a sweet little girl.
I was very close to ask if I could keep her,when I delivered her to your house,but I could'nt:(

She is for sure a sweetie. So pretty and very very gentle. If you change your mind you know where she is. If things didn't work out she could always come back here. :D Might do you good to have another girl around.

14+kitties
December 16th, 2010, 10:34 PM
it's nice to hear she is coming into her own...I knew with your magic touch she would start blooming...

I watch her during the day exploring her enclosure and sniffing at the other kitties that come close. Yes, during the day!! Of course with the cold she spends more time inside her house at night but it sure is nice to see her out. She has settled well. I am thinking about putting her and Kylee together to see how that goes but will wait for a while yet. They are side by side in the double enclosure so see each other a lot. Maybe then they can be cuddle buddies and stay even warmer. :fingerscr

How great that Heidi turns out to be a sweetie. Of course 14+ is the one to bring it out in her. You're an amazing woman my friend.

:grouphug: Thanks DD. I didn't do anything. It's all Heidi. :cloud9: