With input from our friends at the Community Cat Coalition, each week we will be featuring a cat that needs a loving home.
Polo was abandoned by his family when they moved several months ago. This handsome boy was terrified at being left behind, but managed to find a feral colony that a very kind couple was feeding.
Polo was not accepted by the colony so he would come after the other cats left to eat. The couple saw that he had food, then would leave for some unknown hiding place to keep from being attacked by members of the colony.
A Community Cat Coalition volunteer arranged for another Community Cat Coalition member to pick up Polo and get him into a foster home. Polo happily accepted being in a home again but needed to be altered and groomed. After his appointment where he was neutered, vaccinated and combo tested (negative), Polo still had a ragged coat. So, Polo received a "spa day" where he was bathed, matted hair removed and brushed. Polo is very handsome now and he is such a love, likes his tummy rubbed, will lap sit all day if needed and generally is a very loving boy.
Polo can be seen at Paddywack Pet Supply in Mill Creek Town Center, come visit him and admire his adorable face. The face marking is unique.
About the Community Cat Coalition:
The Community Cat Coalition (CCC) was formed in November 2011 when a few people realized that if rescue groups, shelters, and independent rescuers work together, we can make a positive change in the lives of our community cats.
The CCC is an all volunteer organization . All funds go toward the efforts of TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) – paying for spay/neuters, vaccines, medical care for injured/sick free roaming cats, or the costs of fostering the kittens who are removed from the sites.
Our goal is to educate interested people in our area so there is a common understanding of what a community cat is (they may be feral, semi-feral, or abandoned/stray tame cats – any free roaming cat) and how to care for them.
The community cats belong to no one person – they belong to all of us. This concept is taking hold worldwide, and we CAN make a difference right here, in our communities.
We provide classes in basic TNR, (Trap-Neuter-Return) open to the public and all shelters/rescues. We give people the tools to do TNR safely and effectively, and we also simply involve them in the care of the community cats.
We also offer classes on related topics, such as care of bottle babies, taming feral kittens, and how to do a barn relocation. All classes are free.
We are excited to be in the middle of this movement - TNR and care of the community cats is a worldwide phenomena and is rapidly gaining in popularity.