Every day I see dozens of pleas for homeless kitties, adding up to hundreds every week. Some are on death row at a kill shelter. Some have been languishing at a rescue or in foster for months, sometimes years. All of them need a home. It makes me feel very fortunate to live in such a wonderful house, but it’s also frustrating because I want to help them all and I can’t. Every so often, someone comes to me with a story about a kitty that stands out from the rest. Jesse’s is one such story, and I hope you share it far and wide because I know his home is out there somewhere — but it may take some effort to find it.
Jesse is a fluffy, handsome guy with a sweet face and temperament, who is currently living in a foster home for Toronto Cat Rescue. He is a little over five and a half years old. No one knows what happened to him before he wound up at the kill shelter where the rescue found, and saved him. He was declawed, and the rescue believes he may have been neglected and/ or abused. He was adopted out once but came back because of litter box issues — which turned out to be kidney disease. A special diet and medication have cleared up much, but not all of his litter box problems. Part of his current inappropriate elimination is no doubt because of the stress he feels in his foster home — there’s just too much going on there for his sensitive nature, and unfortunately, all the other foster homes are full up. Right now, Jesse is mostly living in a cage and he is very unhappy — I cannot say I blame him! The rescue believes that his habits will improve if he finds a safe, quiet one or two-cat household. He will probably never be accident-free 100% of the time, but he will be good enough about it to be a happy, playful companion to a loving, patient human who will buy him the special food he needs and the catnip and string toys he loves.
If you think you might have the right home for Jesse, the rescue will accept a donation of your choice in lieu of their standard $175 adoption fee, plus a generous donor has offered to pay for Jesse’s pills and homeopathic treatment, along with 50% of any future medical bills. Jesse is very much loved by his foster human and the rescue, and they really want him to have a great home.
To find out more about adopting Jesse, click here — and spread the word!