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Rescue Me ID: 17-11-11-00031Hazel (female)

Persian    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Very Low Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

     Animal Location:

ballito, kzn South Africa

Louella van der heever

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Rescue Me ID: 17-10-30-00255Gizmo (male)

Norwegian Forest Cat    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Cats, Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Abused/Neglected 

    Gizmo has been abandoned by his owners and was found wondering in a veld near a shopping center where I feed feral cats. I was shocked to find him skin and bone at the time, mattered in black jack because of his long fur where they were digging into his skin causing him so much pain. He was full of ticks and fleas and I could tell he was a cat that had been lost for a long time. Despite all this he is in my experience no doubt the most loving cat I've ever handled. I have 9 cats and do lots of rescue work and doubt I have ever held a more loving cat than Gizmo. He is gentle, relaxed and amazing with people of all sizes. He was neutered ... (Read More)when I found him and also microchipped. After contacting his owners which took them 2 days to collect (it was a struggle to get them to come and fetch him) and after learning he had been missing for six months and they lived probably 1 km from where I found him I saw the warning signs that they did not care about him. They had recently over the last four years had 3 children, one been a new born which obviously the reason for the neglect. When I handed him over I whispered in his ear and told him that he knew where to find me if he was unhappy. Six weeks later I got a sms to say his missing again and low and behold I found him. They did not even try look for him. I gave all the signals to their owners that he was still alive and he had been found but they did not respond to my many whattsapp messages or calls. Sadly it seems they are not interested which baffles me as he is such a gorgeous cat and seems so loyal and just wants a family for himself. Gizmo has been with me for 4 weeks now and has not even tried to run away. He is a lap cat of note and all he is asking for a person who can love him as much as the love he has to give. A safe home with a garden and preferably an only animal household. The reason for this is with Gizmo been out in the wild for six months he had to learn to survive amongst all the elements including wild feral cats. So he is fearful to other cats and with me owning 9 cats I can not keep him. That special person must have the patience and show him that he is going to be loved and has a forever home. A family that is okay for him to sleep on their bed and be with the family all the time as he does no like to be locked up on his own. I am happy to send you videos of his personality and more photos. Or even better you welcome to come alnd meet hime. The photo attached is when I first found him and he was skin and bone. Since then he has doubled in size and is a very large beautiful cat and has been refereed to by my vet as a Norwegian Forrester breed. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 300 Animal Location:

Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Sharon White 0829663910

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Rescue Me ID: 17-09-25-00042Biscuit (male)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    We are leaving the country at the end of Oct 2017. Seeking very caring home for my 'Baby'. Very lovable. Loves a lot of attention. Talkative and gentle. He is crazy for Nibbles.

     Animal Location:

George, Western Cape South Africa

Erwin Gerber 0733583935

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Cat in South Africa
    Cats can make good pets in South Africa if they match your IifestyIe. Domestic Cats have been intriguing companions for humans since ancient times. Worldwide, cats are even more popular than dogs as pets. Sadly, huge numbers of cats are in need of adoption and care. A cat owner who no longer wants the cat, or is no longer able to care for a cat, may drop the cat off at a shelter or simply abandon it. Overcrowding in shelters, along with too few adoptive families for the cats, leads to many wonderful pets having to be euthanized. Abandoned cats fend for themselves and breed in the wild, forming colonies of feral cats. Feral cats have such a difficult existence that they typically only live an average of two years, whereas domestic cats can live an average of twelve years with proper care. Organizations exist that can catch and tame feral kittens, and then place them in a home, but adult ferals can rarely be socialized to trust humans. Meanwhile, many prospective cat owners choose to purchase a kitten from a pet store or breeder, and may not know that even purebred cats and kittens are often available for adoption.

    Once someone is ready for the responsibility of caring for a cat, adoption can be an incredibly rewarding decision. Adoption benefits cats, owners, and society alike. Adopting a cat is typically much less expensive than purchasing one. Shelters often have a wide selection of very sweet, friendly cats and kittens, including purebreds. Adoptive owners enjoy bonding with their pets, and have the extra satisfaction of knowing they have rescued a wonderful companion from a hard existence. Every cat adopted means one less cat has to be euthanized. Every kitten purchased new results in one less opportunity for adoption to take place. If you are ready for a pet cat, please consider adoption!

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lnteresting Cat Trivia South Africa Fact Sheet
    All domestic cats are descended from African wild cats. Cats were considered divine in ancient Egypt and are depicted in hieroglyphs and found mummified in the tombs of Pharaohs. The cats in the Broadway show, Cats, were inspired by feral cats in London made famous as T.S. Eliot's Jellicle Cats. Cats were incredibly popular in ancient Rome; Rome may have been spared from plague outbreaks due to its huge population of feral cats keeping the rat population under control. Today, Rome has the largest number of feral cats of any city in the worldabout 300,000 felines! The largest domestic cat ever weighed was about 46 pounds!

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    South Africa is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa. The capital of South Africa is Pretoria. Most peopIe in South Africa speak IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, or Afrikaans. Threatened species known from South Africa include the Black Rhinoceros, Juliana's Golden Mole, Riverine Rabbit, Blue Whale, and Mountain Zebra. The population of South Africa is about 44 million.
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