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I was notified that a cat was trying to get into people’s homes in the RV camp where I live. Park policy is trap and take to the ASPCA. I went to check out the cat and found a skinny, very hungry Ocicat! I kept him in a dog cage outside while I looked for his owner by posters and word of mouth.

Day 5, it’s pouring buckets and even though I covered the cage, he was getting wet. I wrapped him in a towel and put him in my bathtub to dry him off. He started purring and let me give him belly rubs! I was in love! My other cat was not!


My friend and I set out to a local vet to see if he is chipped. Yes, he was and the owner was local. I was feeling sad because I loved this sweet boy, but I knew that the owner must have been frantic with worry. I gave them my phone number and went home to await her call.

Three days later, they hadn’t called or answered messages from vet or Petfinders. (FYI-Petfinder will ask for your number for contact but will not release owners info.) Petfinders finally gave me the number of the place she got the cat from. They agreed to contact her and then let me know what was going on.


Finally, she took the call! It turns out that she dumped the cat 2 months earlier because her new boyfriend DOESN’T LIKE CATS! What!?

I was trying to get the information changed on his chip but I couldn’t without her permission. They had a statement from me saying that she will NEVER get him back. I would have thrown the boyfriend out. Not the cat. She is not a person that deserves to own an animal.


“Ripley” is filling out now after not being fed for a while. He is presently sitting on the back of a chair, in a sunspot, and purring! He IS home now! My pets are family! Ripley has joined our family as a furever pet! He and my other cat are becoming friends. As far as I am concerned, he can have all the love and belly rubs he wants. He deserves them!

Anne Barnes

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Originally posted by The Animal Rescue Site.