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.)