Found Cat in Oxford

FOUND: male cat, today in this bitter cold, Saturday, Jan 4, 2014, in Oxford, CT near Global on 67, appears to have been surviving outside for several weeks or longer, friendly, obviously was a pet, we think it came down through woods along 42. He is a brown & black tiger cat, beautiful green eyes, very cold, thin, tired, beat up and missing his family. Indoors now. 203-906-5865.
Sarah Henry January 04, 2014 at 09:56 PM
good luck to you guys .. i wish he was our little peanut!
Bonnie January 05, 2014 at 10:05 AM
Awe, I hope his owner comes forward. I wish he was one of my two boys that went missing over the summer (coyotes?). Good luck, I'll spread the word around my neighborhood, I live up off of Chestnut tree hill rd near rt 42. I'm not sure if my elderly neighbor had more cats, he's in hospice now so I don't know how to find out if he's missing any cats. I know one of his has been outside but he won't come near me to get him into the warmth. Another of his is in the house, someone goes daily to take care of it. Good luck, please let me know if I can help in any way! Please post if the owner comes forward! I'll keep my fingers crossed! I'm glad he's friendly!
Ellica Sabo January 05, 2014 at 11:34 AM
Glad you helped
Arthur Murray January 05, 2014 at 02:17 PM
Was it wearing a red collar?
Paula Guillet January 05, 2014 at 03:01 PM
No collar.
Jaimie Cura (Editor) January 05, 2014 at 08:51 PM
Thanks Paula for posting and to all our readers, for sharing. I shared this on our Facebook page and posted it on Woodbury-Middlebury Patch's page too, just in case.
Justin Che Wilkin January 05, 2014 at 09:17 PM
I knew about this yesterday from Dad telling me about it.
Karen Smith January 08, 2014 at 12:05 AM
I think Bonnie would make a great owner!
Bonnie January 08, 2014 at 07:01 AM
Lol!!! Karen!!! Thanks!! I've got 5 now, I think my husband would move out if I brought another one home! But.... There's always a but! Would he notice just one more??? Lol.!!!! I'd love to but I can't! There is a family that lives on Rt 42, Chestnut Extension that has cats, non spayed or neutered. I wonder if this one belongs to them? I have 1 that one of their cats had in one of the litters and the brother is one of mine that's missing. They were found in the woods up Rt 42 a bit when they were only a week or two old. Hummmmm! I wish the owner of this one would come forward!
Paula Guillet January 08, 2014 at 09:57 PM
The kitty is doing much better, he is a neutered older male, and very loving and friendly. He is being treated for upper respiratory infection and dehydration but otherwise is doing well. He spent his first 2 days inside catching up on sleep but now he is enjoying putting back some weight as he is only 6 lbs. No one has claimed him as of yet. I spoke to Animal Control and they recommend that they be called if an elderly person has left their home for health reasons and a pet is left behind outside.
Jaimie Cura (Editor) January 08, 2014 at 09:59 PM
Thanks for keeping us updated, Paula!
Bonnie January 08, 2014 at 11:40 PM
Paula, I went one step further than calling the animal control, I called oxford PD and they came out. They are aware that my elderly neighbor has cats that are in the house and one is outside as it will not come near us. Someone goes to his house to take care of the indoor cat, I can't get any information on my neighbor as to where he is or what his condition is. The PD came out, went into his house via an unlocked door and found that the cats are being fed. If needed I will call them to notify them that one of his cats is outside but I figured the PD would've contacted them. Please let me know what I should do! Thank You !!!
Paula Guillet January 09, 2014 at 09:54 AM
Hi Bonnie, I suggest calling Oxford Animal Control directly at 203-881-3653, and leave a message, maybe there is something they can do. This is more of their field of expertise.
Bonnie January 09, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Ok Paula will do! I'm in the hospital with my daughter today and I'm not sure when I'll be back home to call but I certainly will! I thought the PD would've passed the message along. The officer that came out saw the one cat in the house and from a distance saw the outside cat. I'll give a call when I'm home.
Bonnie January 09, 2014 at 11:26 AM
I would certainly take the cat you have if I hadn't just gotten a new one two months ago! There is a man at 5 Sycamore Lane that has a rescue in Waterbury, I just don't know his name nor the rescue name but perhaps if you do a street name and address search you can find his name and phone number.
Zeke January 09, 2014 at 05:31 PM
I just saw this post today. This poor old guy is a cat who was probably tossed out by someone, who was onced loved, but has no family to go back to, it happens much more than you can imagine, & probably has been on his own for some time. Thank God someone had the compassion to bring him inside & take care of him. And that someone is Paula? Can you find it in your heart, Paula, to make him a part of your family for the rest of his life? I can tell by his photos that he much appreciates your kindness. The Oxford animal shelter does not house cats. As far as I know, they only have foster homes, but I'm sure they would post his picture on their Pet Finders site in the hopes that he might find a forever home, which is, unfortunately, pretty slim for senior cats. I just rescued a senior tom cat from the streets of Waterbury who is mostly blind & deaf & declawed & just skin & bones & I'm so glad I took him into my home, along with my other 17 cats. I wish I could take this old guy in, but presently I don't have the room & it has become quite expensive feeding and vetting everyone. I will try my best to help you out, but please consider adopting him & giving him his forever home that he truly deserves. "Rescuing one animal may not change the world, but for that animal their world is changed forever!"


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