September 22, 2018:
Today our sweet KeeKee got her happily ever after. KeeKee came to us when she was 13. Her first owner had to be taken away. Her second owner was allergic to her. By the time she came to the sanctuary she was totally traumatized and completely shut down. For weeks she stayed in the kennel and wouldn’t let anyone touch her. Then one day our director, Karmen, got brave and picked her up and held her and KeeKee just melted. After that day she started to trust again but it was a long, long road. The sanctuary life was still terribly hard on KeeKee. But then a wonderful human in Bend read her story in the Oregonian and decided she wanted KeeKee – even without meeting her in person. Today our director, Karmen, delivered KeeKee to her new home.
No one was sure how KeeKee would react to yet another new living environment. Our fears were quickly put to rest. As Karmen drove home she received text updates. At first KeeKee hid under the bed. She came out long enough to find the kitchen and her food, but then went right back under the bed. Later in the day Karmen got another update….KeeKee had come out from under the bed three times and was getting a little braver each time. Not long after Karmen arrived at home she got one more text….KeeKee (now named Catalonia – or Cat for short) had come out from under the bed, was exploring the whole house, and rolling around on the floor. She is already acting totally at home as can be seen in this picture taken of her this afternoon. We at the Sanctuary could not be happier for KeeKee….our tears are a mix of sadness at having to say goodbye, but mostly profound happiness that at long last KeeKee has found a home. Be well, sweet one. You deserve to finally get your happily ever after!!!
Hi…I’m KeeKee. I’m 13 years old and I’ve been at the Sanctuary for several months now. Honestly, I’m struggling a bit here at the Sanctuary. I have a hard time talking about my story….life has been pretty rough so far. My first human had a lot of problems and “had to be taken away.” My next human wanted me but then had to give me up because he was allergic to me. Then I was brought to the Sanctuary and I was so terribly traumatized after all I’d been through and with all the other cats in the room that I just shut down. I stayed in a corner in my kennel and didn’t even want anyone to pet me. The humans’ hearts were breaking. Finally, one day the human they call Karmen (she’s the human in charge here), she just decided she was going to pick me up and hold me no matter how I acted….that’s when I melted. I was craving human attention and I just let her pet and pet and pet me. She figured out that I couldn’t handle being around so many other kitties so she gave me my own special room. After that I played and rolled around and (cautiously) let people pet me. I started to trust again.
As you can see, I would really do best as an only cat. I’m still feeling a bit stressed being around so many other kitties, so when you first see me please understand that I’ll be a bit timid. But I can be very loving if someone will just give me a chance and take me home. I’m healthy, I’ve had my dental work done, had all my shots, and I’ve been spayed. Could you please come get me and take me home to live with you? If you can’t take me in, could you share my post so more people can read my story? It would really help a LOT! I need to believe that somewhere out there is a human who needs me as much as I need them. If you’d like to meet me, you can call (503) 625-0800 and they’ll be happy to make an appointment! Thank you for reading my story!
* Please visit http://catallianceteam.org to view more info on this kitty and even fill out an adoption application!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Voice only: (503) 625-0800