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Re: [vegetarian-515] about this soot-covered cat who needs a home

From: user 3.
Sent on: Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:31 PM
Try Arno,Paws or Spaymart.Do not take her to a kill shelter.

From: Sara Kirchheimer <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Saturday, April 13,[masked]:35 PM
Subject: [vegetarian-515] about this soot-covered cat who needs a home

Jehan, please excuse me for using your Earth Day notice to reply to
the group on an unrelated topic.

My neighbors' apartment burned a few days ago, and since the couple
was splitting up anyway, they went opposite directions, leaving behind
a cat who is in shock after narrowly escaping the fire and being
abandoned by her family. The other cat in that family did not survive.

This cat got into my apartment without my knowledge, which she could
do because the firemen had opened all the doors and windows in the
building.  I only discovered she was here when she walked over me as I
slept last night and quietly said, "Mew" as an apology. She had been
hiding under my bed without making a sound for a few days before I
could offer her any food or water, although I had wondered what that
"burned smell" was. She has eaten now, but not during my waking hours,
when she still hides under the bed.

I have asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, both of which are aggravated
by exposure to pet dander. I realize this is not easy to understand,
but really, cats make my feet hurt. There is no question that this
kitty cannot be my permanent guest.

Now, if this were a rough tough orange tomcat like my childhood pet
Kitty Tom, I might consider leaving the door open to facilitate an
escape, thinking "Woe betide anyone or anything in this world who gets
in Kitty Tom's way."

But this cat is a pampered and well-behaved damsel so reticent and
demure that she will not expose herself to the possibility of being
petted by a stranger to whom she has not been properly introduced.
This cat is no candidate for an independent lifestyle.

My guest kitty is obviously by nature very clean.  I surmised today
from soot marks that while I grocery shopped, she had tried to open
the toilet lid to go the the bathroom, and failing that, she had
tidily used the bathtub.

Where oh where can I find a home (and a bath) for this lovely young lady?

Thank you for reading this email,
-- Sara

On 4/10/13, Jehan <[address removed]> wrote:
> Hey Everyone,
> Veg Fest is near and we are in need of Volunteer! Earth Day is a big promo
> event for us happening Sunday April 22nd at Bayou St.
> John, we are in need of food
> donations to help raise $$ for Veg Fest, so if you are able to prepare
> anything that would be great! This is an AMAZING opportunity with tons of
> traffic to get good vegan food circulating out there in the community too!
> As a reminder, our Facebook Nola Veg Fest volunteer page is
> here  we still have
> many roles and shoes to fill, so pleeeasse if you have time, skills, time,
> we NEED you!  Here are a few of the things we need help with now:
> a) Vendor Coordinator assistance, someone that KNOWS Vegan food items and is
> comfortable talking to and negotiating with companies.
> b) Flyer distribution coming up!
> c) Food donations for sale at Earth day to raise $$ for Veg Fest
> d) Individual to list on ALL Nola calendars and can find new ones for us to
> list with.
> pls reach out to us with what you can help with.
> thanks!
> Jehan, Leah and Dana
> "The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars
> of this century, all natural disasters, and all automobile accidents
> combined.  If beef is your idea of "real food for real people" you'd better
> live real close to a real good hospital."  ~Neal Barnard
> Jehan Strouse
> Tree Spirit Products for Organic Living
> Vendor Coordinator and Founder

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