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Old December 15th, 2004, 05:07 PM
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Barn homes urgently needed!!:/MTL

6 gorgeous barn cats - all spayed, neutered and vaccinated - will be losing their home soon when the barn they live in is torn down by new property owners.

These cats have no place else to go and will perish with no shelter.

All these cats require is adequate shelter and food.

Do you have a barn for them??


If you do, please call Joanne at (450) 424-2887, or email Lucky Rescue
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Old December 16th, 2004, 02:16 PM
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Lucky, I'm curious to know. Could these cats possible become indoor cats or would that change be too stressful? I just feel so bad about them living outdoors even with a barn for shelter.
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Old December 16th, 2004, 02:25 PM
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Two cats in this barn ARE former pets who were discarded when the owners moved. They are sisters and one of them has her ears frozen off.

The 6 other cats - we don't know if they were pets or not and will not know until we trap them. Of course we would prefer them to go into homes and not suffer any more, but not many people are willing to take cats like this and work with them, which I do understand.

Personally, I now have 3 ex-feral cats (and had more in the past). 2 of them are now perfectly sweet and tame, although they will not let strangers approach them.

The other remains skittish and shy, even with me, but is very VERY happy to stay in the house and be warm and fed for the first time in her life. After her life of hardship, bearing kittens and struggling to survive, it's very gratifying seeing her enjoy life and play endlessly with my other two cats.

If someone could take two of these cats (so they would have each other) and not care if they become cuddly pets, we would be so grateful!!
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Old December 16th, 2004, 03:02 PM
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Lucky, I'm curious about the 2 sisters who were indoor pets before their families left them in the cold (*astards) Are you going to be fostering until suitable homes can be found? What will happen to all of these cats if local homes can't be found? :sad:
Please let me know if I can help. I'd already be on my way, but, as we all know I do not drive and I live in Ontario. Also, I just wanted to let you know I saw your post for the lady that needs our help with her cats, and I've started to collect some things and gather up some of Whinnie and Boo's old things that will be getting replaced over the holidays from santa and when I have enough, I'll courier you out a care package for her. I wish I could do more, especially for the sisters. I have a big place in my heart for pets that shouldn't be seperated. If something could be arranged for transport my girlfriend still hasn't filled the opening in her farm, that I was hoping to fill with Winnie before her and Rainy fell in love. She lives on a farm, in an apartment above one of the 15 horse barns. She is a registered Vet tech. and she has a stary barn cat already "BAILEY" (found last week) our 13yr old russian blue "SALEM" & "AMBER", a St. Bernard. Whether these girls wanted to remain barn cats or become family pets, the choice would be theirs entirely. Please Pm me if there is anything I can do.
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Old December 16th, 2004, 08:04 PM
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That is very sweet of you!!!! Mary is a wonderful sweet lady and would be so appreciative of anything at all!

We want the two sisters to be house pets again, since they are not feral and don't belong in a barn.

Unfortunately, no facility (boarding or whatever) will take feral cats, and if a place is not found for the others, I'm afraid they will die with no shelter.

Where in ON is your friend? If she has a secure barn, with a closed in room to keep a cat or two until they feel they are home, this would be wonderful.

If she is in within reasonable driving distance, I would be willing to transport, providing she checks out as a suitable home. Is she renting? What would happen to the cats if she moves?
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Old December 17th, 2004, 07:33 AM
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My best friend lives just north of Bolton Ontario on a throughbred farm. She rents from the property owner, who is also her boss. She lives at her work. Her apartment is located on the second level of her barn, and her pets go everywhere with her. She used to work for numerous Vet's in the area, until she decided she wanted to work with horses again. Actually race horses, simply because of the way they are treated. She knows the abuse those poor horse put up with until their racing years are over, and she loves to spoil them rotten. Its hard when you think of what those poor horses go through, and the pain that they are almost constantly in. Now, if she decides to leave her job, or loses her job, she will within moments be working for another barn. We've both lived on our own since we were 16, and since then never once has she ever let anything come between her and her St. Bernard, so if she has always managed to find homes for herself and her kids, I don't think 2 new editions will make that big a difference, not when your dog weighs 165lbs. She lives to help animals. We fit so good together because she is the cat & horse person. I love dogs & small furry animals, and my whole kitchen is cows. Everyday we say how we're sick of working for others and we want to open an animal sanctuary, if only there were money in it, or we could win the lottery, oh to dream. But, then I read all your posts and think "How does she do it". Basically, I'm hoping we can help these little girls, I don't want them outside anymore, they deserve a nice warm winter, and a visit to the doctor. Anything else you want to know, just ask.
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"PIT-BULLS ARE LIKE POTATO CHIPS......YOU CAN NEVER HAVE JUST ONE"
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