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I have gone and done it again. I rescued a stray cat from the frigid -36 temperature here in Ottawa. Agnes (her temporary name I came up with last night) is now living in my bathroom and I am desperately looking for a home for her.

So far no one has offered to take her and in the next day or 2 I will have to either take her to the Humane Society or a cat rescue organization. I'm trying to avoid both. She was obviously someone's pet at some point because she has no front claws. She is not microchipped and it appears she has not been spayed (WTF?!). I discovered she has a hernia in her belly that will need to be dealt with (a friend of my sister bless her heart has agreed to help pay for the surgery, as have I). I would keep her but when we lost Edgar and Cheeks in August and November, I swore to myself I would keep to the 5 we have, to maintain my sanity. Please pass this info along to anyone in Ottawa and help me find this sweet little cat a home. (And on a side note, if you have stray cats you're feeding and it's beyond freezing out like it is here, please think about at least letting them in until the weather warms up. No cat should have to be outside in this. It's inhumane.)

Reader Comments (24)

5 is nice, but 6 is the right thing. she is beautiful and seems very much at home. please let her stay.

22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered Commenterstacia

She looks so sweet. Good luck!

22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLisaSuzi

Her color is pretty. It is a wonderful thing you did. I hope she steals your heart.

22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlouise

She is sooo cute. Nice fur. I hope you find her a good home. I have rescued several cats and I always have found help from making them a home out of cardboard box myself to getting them into a nonkill shelter.

P.S. Making a cardboard house was my first experience with finding a cat. Thinking back it wasn't the best looking home but it worked temporary.

22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDamani

I wish I could help but I'm a little too far a way in Los Angeles.

Thank goodness someone rescued this kitty. The fact that is was de-clawed would have made it difficult for her to defend herself. Shame on the original owner.

I actually thought de-clawing it was illegal in Canada. It's illegal in most of Western Europe. I've been involved with a Los Angeles vet, Jennifer Conrad, who is on a mission to educate the public on this inhumane practice and get it outlawed in the US. She's got a website and a must-see documentary about de-clawing. See it all here:

And pass it on!


22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinnea M

Are you absolutely sure she is a stray? There could be someone looking for her frantically! If nothing else, you should let the Humane Society know you have her in case someone calls in. (Maybe you already have).

22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

Oh, she is beautiful. I wish I could take her in....I'm in Texas. A big hug to you for bringing her inside your home. I hope you are able to find her a home.

22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered Commenterliz

Aww what a precious gorgeous cat. It breaks a cat lovers heart every time to hear about homeless cats:(
You have a good heart to take all these cats in. I have a rescue cat myself that I love with all my heart.
I wish I lived in Ottawa so I could help but unfortunately I live in Sweden. Are you sure you can't keep her? she is beautiful and looks so calm and at home.
Best of luck to find her a new home where she will be truly loved.

22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHanna

Im passing you're information on to a good friend of mine. She's also a cat lover and lives in Ottawa. I'll send her this post!

22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkc

Don't people micro chip their cats like they do their dogs? If so, either a vet or the Humane Society could read the chip and help find her rightful owner. I'd hope someone would go the extra effort to get my pet returned home to me. ~Sparky (animal mom)

22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSparky

I would be interested and am in Ottawa - please e-mail me. :)

22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJasmine

Thanks everyone! Jasmine I'm emailing you now!!!!!
(Declawing is not illegal here but it SHOULD BE. GROSS!!!)

22 Jan 2014 | Registered CommenterKiM

Ach that makes me so sad. I'm in Australia and so it's the absolute opposite in weather here at the moment with temps getting to 115 degrees F. People leave their cats outside on these days too, so I can just imagine what your weather would do to animals. People are just so absolutely irresponsible.

I hope you find a lovely warm home beautiful kitty.

22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristy

I think I have found a home for the kitty - thank you Jasmine!!!

22 Jan 2014 | Registered CommenterKiM

I hope she goes to a good home, she's adorable! I wish I could have her, but alas we live in Melbourne Australia, going from -36 to 36 Celsius may not be the best thing for a fluffy cat. The name is cute too ;)

22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Oh my gosh YAY for Jasmine for having such a huge heart and taking her in. So good to hear a happy ending. :-D

22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEsz

Kim I left a couple of messages for you on facebook last evening right after your post got shared letting you know I was interested and would welcome her into my home. I lost my older gal not too long ago who was quite old and the baby who is about 7 now is lonesome for a buddy. I also left you a message on your other web site with my telephone number. So sad you didn't get those messages last night or earlier today.

22 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnni

Oh sorry Anni - I didn't see any of those messages. If things fall through with Jasmine I will email you. Thank you!

P.S. If she tests negative for all those awful kitty diseases and is in good shape to go to her new home, if anyone would like to help out with her vet bills with a small donation please let me know.

23 Jan 2014 | Registered CommenterKiM

Such a lovely story, well done you guys for sorting this lovely girl out with a new home. I'm in the UK, so a bit far away to help, but seeing the trail of comments here has warmed my heart x

23 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

I hope the kitty found a home with Jasmine :)

This reminds me of something that happened back in 2000 - on the afternoon of New Year's Eve my then boyfriend (now husband) showed up on my doorstep with a kitty that looked just like this one - also declawed, in -25 Celcius weather (Montreal). The cat kept following him, meowing, and would not leave him - although it was clear that she was not a stray. Of course we took her in, but could't really keep her either (already had 2 or 3 cats in a small apartment). We put up signs, ads, called the SPCA - all to no avail. Finally kitty found a home (with my mom :), with whom she still lives happily to this day.

I hope your story will also have a happy ending :)

23 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarta

@Marta - awwwwwww :-)

23 Jan 2014 | Registered CommenterKiM

Please repost re. Donations when that time comes so we know. I'd like to pitch in.

23 Jan 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

@Liz - I will be this aft once I know the test results. Thank you!!

24 Jan 2014 | Registered CommenterKiM

I am interested in her if she hasnt been taken already could u pls email me auzsha@hotmail.com couldnt find a contact for you?

2 Feb 2014 | Unregistered Commenterauzsha

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