Back in January I got a call from Kari, the TNR Coordinator from Tree House Humane Society, because a woman called her about some friendly cats that she was seeing and occasionally feeding in my neighborhood. It turns out that this woman lives just a few doors down from a house where I TNR’ed about nine cats in November of 2009. These cats were fed regularly and had shelter, but since their surgeries, were becoming even more friendly, as is sometimes the case.
Kari and I met in front of their feeder’s house, and it was pretty clear that Casita and Cheyenne were the friendly cats that the woman was talking about.They come right up to you looking for food, and stay for pets. They were clean and well-fed, with thick coats, which meant they were mostly outside, since outdoor cats grow extra fur and bulk up for the winter cold. Kari scruffed them both and dropped them into carriers without a problem.
Since then they were in foster care, then in the isolation rooms of Tree House, and now they’re on the adoption floor of Tree House’s Uptown location, 1212 W. Carmen. Casita tested FIV+ but is showing the same signs of her loving personality indoors in Tree House’s FIV+ cat room. Check out her Petfinder adoption page.
Cheyenne, the tortie cat, is now named Lira, and is acclimating nicely as well. I even have a friend who may be interested in adopting her since she reminds him of a cat he had growing up. The adoption process has always overwhelmed me because it’s a lot of responsibility and takes up a lot of time, but this could be fun.