I resuced all 3 of my cats. Snuggles was a 4 month old stray found wandering in the street. I went to the pet store to buy a new hamster cage and they had an adoption agency there. There he was, sticking his little paw out at us. I had never had a cat, so when we came back home me, Brad and my brother begged my mom to let us get him! We turned around and went back and adopted my Snuggies!
About a year later, I was in the SAME store, getting some bird food, and as soon as I walked in, there was this beautiful tiger cat, standing up meowing at me and John. I went over and saw the sign on the cage.. "Female/spayed, 1 year old, front declawed, unwanted" I said right then, "I have to adopt this cat!" So, went to beg my mom again,
and we went back and got Ginger. It broke my heart to see the words "unwanted"
My guess is she was declawed by her previous owners and she was probably mad at them, and they decided to give her up, and she was only 7 lbs when I got her.
When I moved to Orlando, Brad and I got an apt. ALL the stray cats would come to our door! They knew where the cat people were!
We would feed them and give them water. We got little Smokie as a kitten and took him in and went to the vet to get him checked out. So we have 3 rescued kitties!!
We then moved to a house and wanted to take some of the cats, but we couldn't get any to come with us, I was so sad.
Well, we discovered once again that this was a "cat" neighborhood. It was so sad to see all these cats, there were so many. There was a black cat, was very friendly, and people in our cul-de-sac left their garages a crack open to feed him. We started feeding him and again all the cats came to the bowls of food and water we had at the front and back doors. ( I named him Boo-boo kitty, too!)
Then, in October, this sweet little cat we never saw before, started coming to our front door, all day, all the time. Meowing and SO sweet and friendly, she HAD to have been someone's cat or around people. She would run into our house all the time! LOL. I knew we couldn't have her in the house, until she got a clean bill of health, with all our animals. My mom , brother and his girl friend came up the next week to visit, and they loved this little cat and my brother begged my mom again to keep her! lol. She said yes! So, Brad and I took her to the vet here, and she had all the bloodwork and tests done, and everything checked out great. The vet couldn't get over how sweet she was, she purred the whole time! She said she was about 1 years old. So, that is how we found Gabby, my brother's cat!
There was another cat that came in our backyard for months, LOVED our dogs, it was so funny! We fed him and he would meow for food and didn't like other cats much. He was real scared to get close to us, though, but he seemed so sweet. When we moved in Feb, I wanted to take him with us and get him fixed but we couldn't get him to come with us, he was too scared of people. But the good thing is, the owner of the house took notice of this little guy and we told him we fed him, so he is gonna take over feeding him!! I'm happy about that!