Animal Scene

What to do when a cat chooses you

- by Stef dela Cruz, MD

T To the felines in my neighborho­od, it seems the word is out: My home is a 24/7 emergency room and shelter. Ever since we moved in a year ago, one cat after another has dropped by our second-floor apartment to ask for food or wound care!

I wrote about several felines who demanded assistance just a few issues back: one who was pregnant, another who seemed bored, and yet another who was injured. While I felt like my hands were tied when it came to the first two because they already had a human, I did get to foster the third -- and he was adopted into a Forbes Park home, no less!

It wasn’t the last time that I, together with my boyfriend, fostered a cat. Maybe one of them somehow told every other cat they met about it because yesterday, yet another feline found our apartment and started “knocking” on our door.

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When I opened the door, a young kitty was staring up at me. You might say she “knocked” on our door!

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