Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Helps Homeless Cat Find A Forever Home

The little fur ball shown eating in my previous post was much too friendly to leave out in the cold. Three days after the photo was taken, and a week post Hurricane Sandy, I scooped up "Tigger" and carted him off to the vet where he was neutered, vaccinated, and checked for the usual: ticks, fleas, ear mites, and worms. Having spent close to eight months sleeping under a wood pile, Tigger, renamed Nathaniel, had several large ticks imbedded around his neck, as well as a nasty dose of fleas. We gave Nathaniel two weeks of cage R&R before beginning the search for his new home. This also gave us time to canvas the neighborhood, local veterinary offices, and the Internet to see if a "lost cat" met his description. Sadly, no one was looking for Nathaniel. Nathaniel came home with me for the Thanksgiving holiday. He spent two weeks living in my office and was a purrfect kitty. Then, two days ago, the news we were all waiting for arrived. A man had met Nathaniel at the vet's office while he was visiting with one of his cats. He thought Nathaniel was a special boy, and wanted to adopt him as an early Christmas present for his mother. Nathaniel, renamed Bailey, now has a wonderful new home that even includes a little cat brother! I miss him terribly but I am also thrilled he has found such a special and loving family.

Nathaniel--Now "Bailey"

Nathaniel was my office cat for two wonderful weeks. I miss him terribly!


  1. Wow Nancy--what a great story and stroke of luck! You are a true heroe.

    On another, I am so glad to have discovered your blog and will be following. Happy blogging!

  2. Thanks, but I had a lot of help. You might say, "It takes a village."

    I am thrilled to have found your blog too. It's comforting to know so many special and caring people are out there doing great things for homeless cats.

    Many thanks for all you do, and I look forward to following your terrific blog!

  3. The hurricane created so many tragedies, but there are countless more acts of kindness. What a wonderful act on behalf of you and the man who adopted Bailey.

    Thanks for not only Blogging the Change but for Being the Change!

    Kim Clune

    Please note, because the Blog the Change link list focuses strictly on animal welfare issues, I removed your link to WordLess Wednesday and replaced it with this post instead.

    1. Thanks, Kim, and thank you for all the great work you do too!