As Adopt a Shelter Cat Month winds down this year, I’m hoping that my readers can help create one more miracle and rescue a kitty who is in danger of perishing in a high kill shelter in Georgia. Who knows how she wound up there, a nursing mother with no kittens, a young cat who is so friendly that it comes across in photos.
But there are rarely any takers for cats at this shelter, especially black cats like this one. In fact, if this kitty hadn’t come to the attention of my human friend Robin Olson of the Covered in Cat Hair blog, she would probably have ended her days with nary a blip on the blogosphere… which is how most cats in high-kill shelters die. But Robin posted about this girl, and now several of us are fighting for her life by posting and cross-posting about her plight in hopes of finding the humans out there who can make a miracle happen. Will she be saved? Honestly, it is up to you.
All the info about this kitty is below, but I’ll start off with the short version:
- She is at the Henry County Animal Care and Control in McDonough, GA.
- To get her out, you must show up in person and pay cash (about $65) for her adoption.
- If you live out of state, you can still adopt her — but you must find someone to show up at the shelter and get her out. Then you can make arrangements for transport. There is a good chance you can get help with this part if you know somebody in the cat blogosphere. Where there is a will, there is a way.
- She is only available until the end of the business day on Wednesday, June 30 (the shelter closes at 4:30 p.m.). After that, she will be put down. So time is of the essence.
Here is the information on her in detail, quoted directly from someone at the shelter:
This beautiful, friendly creature looks more like a small panther than a housecat. She had kittens, but none were to be found. She is full of milk and is an intact female. She is available to ANYONE for adoption. You do NOT NEED A GA LICENSE TO ADOPT HER, BUT YOU HAVE TO PICK HER UP & PAY CASH FOR HER ADOPTION or have someone adopt her for you on your behalf.
THE INFORMATION, BELOW IS DIRECTLY FROM HENRY CO CARE & CONTROL in McDONOUGH, GA.:
PLEASE REFER TO THIS ID# 6/22-2455 WHEN YOU ASK AFTER THIS CAT.
It is so rare that a black cat gets adopted from us…..unless of course it goes to my house 🙂
This gorgeous young girl came in full of milk but we have no idea where her babies are. Sadly no one has come for her and she will be chosen first to go down since black cats never make it out.
Please help us save her life. She is totally awesome.
She will not be held past Wednesday June 30th and will go down Thursday July 1st if rescue cannot be found (or if an adopter does not take her)
**Please Note; When forwarding, crossposting, or re-posting I ask that you leave this message intact exactly as it was written by me. I do not give permission to post my message, part of my message, or my photographs on Craig’s List. Thank you for your help and support, and for respecting my wishes.**
We are very rescue friendly and are more than happy to work with any rescue group as long as the group has a valid Georgia Department of Agriculture license! Any rescue group, whether in or out of state, that takes pets from Georgia shelters, is required, by Georgia law, to have a rescue license issued by the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Animal Protection Division. Having tax exempt status is not the same as a license. For more information on obtaining a license, please call (404) 656-4914.
Henry County Animal Care and Control
527 Hampton Street
McDonough, Georgia 30253
Monday-Friday: 9 am-4:30 pm
Saturday: 9 am-1 pm
County Observed Holidays: Closed
The shelter is located at 527 Hampton Street in McDonough. We are located south of Atlanta off I-75. Take exit 218 and head east on 20/81 toward McDonough. Our address is 527 Hwy 20/81 East.
For all other information regarding ordinances, county codes, and other functions of Henry County Animal Care and Control please visit www.hcacc.org
If you can’t provide a loving home for this wonderful kitty, would you please ReTweet, re-post on Facebook and tell all your friends about her-ESPECIALLY ONES WHO LIVE IN GEORGIA? THANK YOU!
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