Friday, January 28, 2011

A Plea For Help

Hi, everyone -

I have a plea for help.  There are two Pittsburgh kitties who desperately need a new home.  Their names are Copernicus and Galileo.  Despite these names, these two lovely ladies are actually sisters.
Lovely Galileo, who looks shockingly like my Romeo.

Their owner is in the military, and has shipped out. He for obvious reasons can't take care of them, and unfortunately, their current living situation has fallen through and they will in very short order be homeless.  Friends have tried to rehome them to no avail, and not a single no-kill shelter in this area or the surrounding areas are willing to take in pet surrenders right now.

Can someone find it in their hearts to take these lovely ladies in?  Friends would prefer that they stay together, since they've been together for their entire lives, but for the right homes, would consider splitting them up.  All of us would prefer to keep them out of the open-door shelters if we can help it.  I have spoken to several of the excellent volunteers in these places, and know that they would try very, very hard to find them homes, but we all know how over-burdened these places are with unwanted cats.

Copernicus, taking a little nap.

I have met both of these cats personally, and have had one of them completely take over my lap after having known me for all of thirty minutes.  They're both sweet girls, and would quickly adapt to any home that offered them love and attention.

Here is what my friend, who spends much more time with them than I ever have, has to say about them:

"They're not loud in general, talking very little unless they need something (usually food).  Copernicus should probably be put on a set amount of food per day, rather than free feeding.  They're very affectionate and once they get to know you, are completely laid-back.  Galileo likes high places; Copernicus makes an amazing lapcat, often volunteering herself for the service whether you wanted a furry lump in your lap or not. Galileo takes a bit to come around, but she will, once she trusts you, throw herself across your lap and demand petting.  Copernicus plays fetch with foam ping pong balls.  Galileo falls off of tables because she's so busy rolling around being cute to impress you (and convince you to pet her) that she forgets where the edge is.  They're both cheerful purrers."

I know that many of my readers are not in the Pittsburgh area.  However, don't let distance discourage you - we may be able to work something out.  Maybe a relay, depending on where you are and how many people that I can enlist to help.

If you think that you can offer them a home, please, by all means, let me know, and I will put you in touch with the friend who is working so hard to place them.  She can answer additional questions about their temperments, likes, dislikes, etc., much better than I can!

Copernicus - I chose this picture because it shows her lovely eyes.
Galileo, providing commentary of some kind.



    (this one looks like it hasn't been updated in ages) -

    I know I've read about organizations, groups, that seek to assist military members with the care of their pets before/during/after - these are a couple I found googling.

    None of the groups in the area will take in from a service member? That's rotten. We're far; doubt I could help but will definitely post and tweet just in case.

    Beautiful babies - hope they have a certain future very soon!

  2. I wish I could help - but I'm in Australia!!! What beautiful puss cats - my paws are crossed for them to go to a nice furever home! Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

  3. I would so take them if I could. I will pass the word around, though!!!

  4. Thank you for trying to find them a good home instead of just dropping them at a shelter. I hope they can find a great home together. It would be a shame to have to split them up after all this time. :(

  5. Poor sweeties, I shall pass the word too!

  6. They are cuties, but all my humans except for Paige are allergic to cats. Paige would help in a heartbeat if it didn't mean bringing her family members to the hospital out of a severe allegy attack LOL


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  8. I wish I could help too. I'll rewtweet this and FB share it. Maybe one of my FB friends in your neck of the woods will help.

    Wish you all the best. They look like nice kitties.

    Happy Blog Hop -- the more of us that tweet and share the better chance the kitties have.

  9. We will be purring for these pretty ladies find a forever home soon!

  10. We add our hopes and wishes for a good home for these ladies.

  11. oh Gosh, what a sad story. We so hope that it has a happy ending! Sending love your way for helping these adorable kitties.

  12. I hope these sweet girls find a home soon!

  13. Oh, they sound like such good cats... I'm sure if someone could take them in, personality wouldn't be a problem. Good luck! I'll spread the word for you too.