She would rub up on our legs and beg for pets. Patrice, the colony caregiver, said Ruby showed up this past July and she wanted to find her an indoor home since she was so friendly. The other colony cats would also bully Ruby when she came to feed. It was not a great situation for her.
We have no idea where she came from but she was already ear tipped. When we trapped her, Joann took her to Roscoe Village Animal Hospital to scan for a microchip but she did not have one. Joann never put her back outside. Instead, she fully vetted her. Ruby was estimated to be about eighteen months old, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, and was updated on all vaccinations and parasite treatments. Her vet bills totaled $640.
Ruby stayed in Joann’s place as a foster. She acclimated into Joann’s home almost immediately. We believe she used to be an indoor cat.
We looked for an adopter and reached out to shelters.
When we reached out to Harmony House, a cageless no-kill shelter, they agreed to almost immediately admit Ruby into their adoption program. Because the process was so quick and seamless Joann made a donation. We are so grateful for their help with Ruby!
Since we started TNR on the Kitchen and KFC Colonies in September our total vet bills went up to around $4000. Joann and Patrice paid for the majority of these costs out of their pockets, and a $1000 so far was covered with your donations.
Fingers crossed that Ruby will find her new home through Harmony House very soon!