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May 14, 2011

Patch is Looking for Love

Our pal Patch came to PAWS when his human mom passed away. The woman’s widower said, “…he didn’t want Patch and his mother around ‘because they were a reminder of his late wife.’” We can’t understand this AT ALL! And as if that wasn’t bad enough, whoever put Patch into the carrier to be brought to PAWS did so with such force that his back claws were torn. It’s no wonder that Patch was terrified of people when we first met him. He would cower in the back corner of his cage, hiding his face and avoiding interaction. It was absolutely heartbreaking.

But some of us saw a glimmer of hope in Patch. At first, we’d only get a few gentle pets in before Patch would try to whack us with his paw. But he seemed more scared than angry, so we kept on trying, hoping that we could gain even a little of this handsome boy’s trust. And lo and behold, with patient persistence, Patch has made incredible strides!

Patch now lives in one of the “open” cat rooms at PAWS. While he’s still on the shy side, he loves to be petted on his head, and adores being brushed on his head and neck (he even lifts his head so his neck can be brushed underneath)! Patch would do well in a quiet, less active home where he’ll receive lots of love and attention. He must be an indoor-only cat, and should not be with dogs or young children. Patch is about three years old. He is neutered, current on all his vaccinations and has tested negative for FIV and FeLV. Won’t you give this sweet boy the loving home he so desperately desires?

37 comments:

  1. That's a sad story. So glad that he has warmed up to people again. Purrs for Patch to find an amazing home with wonderful loving people. He is a striking cat and reminds us of our beloved Inka.

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  2. Poor Patch ~ thank goodness he got a lucky break and found his way in to your care. Thank you for being so kind and patient with him, while he re-found the love in his heart. It was always there ~ it was just hidden while he was scared. We hope he finds a loving forever home very soon.

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  3. What a sweet boy. Sorry you've had to suffer so, Patch, my friend. Humans are strange creatures sometimes. Hope you find someone you can love without being scared, real soon!

    Again, PAWS, thanks for all you do. We'll be going to Facebook and vote!

    Tom
    xoxo

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  4. It will be okay sweet Patch, the mean old human did not deserve you anyways. My sisters and I will be purring for the purrfect home to find you soon!

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  5. A very sad story. Breaks my heart. I am so, so glad, though for no kill shelters like PAWS. He will be happy again.
    Blessings,, Beth

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  6. you can see the hesitation to trust people in his eyes. it is so sad. thank you for seeing thru his hurt and realizing he does want to be loved.

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  7. Patch, you sure are handsome. We are purring that you will find that perfect forever home. You sure deserve it after what you have been through. I went to Dr.Marty Becker's page too and left your link.

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  8. Oh Patch, that makes mommy's eyes tear up. I am so grateful you are where you are sweet baby. xoxoxoxox always.

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  9. how horrible! :((( poor Patch.... i really hope that he finds a forever home where he will be a cherished part of the family like he should be. :( goodluck Patch!

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  10. We hope that nasty man stubbed his toes for being nasty to you Patch. We know you are missing your mom but the right people will come along and fall in love with you - please believe this and it will come true.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  11. What a horrible person, but we are so glad handsome Patch found you guys and will now end up in a loving forever home with people who deserve him...We are purring and praying for that adorable boy...Happy weekend, precious friends...kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  12. A lot of the cats just need time, patience, and love to be reminded that people are good companions. Thank goodness there are safe places like PAWS.

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  13. What a pretty boy - we are sending purrs that someone will take him home. Thank you for your concern and purrs for Chica.

    Cats of Wildcat Woods

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  14. We posted on Dr Beckers wall =^_^=
    PURRS2u
    Bengal Trio

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  15. I LOVE Patch - one of my absolute favorites. Such a sweet soul and such a beauty!

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  16. That man just makes me furious!!! Well, Patch deserves so much better, so I guess I should be happy he is at PAWS where he will be loved until he can find a home with someone who cherishes him. Please tell Patch he is a beautiful soul and that even though I don't know him, I love him.

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  17. I just don't understand some people. I sure wish I lived closer to you cause I would adopt that sweet baby. I will do better than that though. I will say a prayer every nite till that sweet boy gets a home.
    We will also go to facebook and mention you guys on there. I so hope you guys win too.

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  18. Poor sweet Patch. How could they not want him. We sure hope he gets a new home soon. We live far away and already have 5 cats. Our adopted cat Zeek was no longer wanted by his family after 5 years, and then he sat in foster homes for 2 years before we found him. He is a very sweet cat. We just don't understand some people.
    Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
    Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

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  19. What a handsome mancat you are! We're glad you are out of that awful place, and in a good place now. We hope you get your purrfect Forever Home very quickly.

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  20. Oh no, poor Patch... We are glad the place he was taken was PAWS and he is with people who care about him. We hope he will find a new home soon.

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  21. Aw, poor Patch!! We sure hope you find a furever home, Patch! You deserve it!

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  22. Oh that makes me so sad that someone would treat a beloved kitty that way! I am so glad Patch found you and that y'all are loving on him. I hope he finds a great furever home soon!

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  23. Poor Patch, living proof that people suck. But he's in great hands now. And he's so handsome, I'm sure he'll find a great home in now time.

    Thanks PAWS for taking in this handsome hunk.

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  24. The story is so sad. I can't understand it at all. You'd think the kitties would bring fond memories of the wife.

    Poor Patch! I hope he will find a loving forever home soon. What happened to Patch's mother? Do you have her too?

    You are doing great work at PAWS!

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  25. aww what a sweetie! i love the tiny little beauty marks on his face! poor thing, his back claws must've been so painful. paws are so sensitive! how is mother?

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  26. Patch is such a handsome mancat!

    Concatulations! You were one of the 6 chosen winners of our Hill's Science Diet Hairball Formula giveaway! We will be contacting you shortly for your mailing address!

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  27. Thank you for visiting and sending comforting purrs.
    We are sending Patch lots of purrs for finding the right loving home soon.

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  28. @Father Tom, Marg, Bengal Trio, and Melody: Thank you so much for posting for PAWS on Dr. Becker's wall! :)

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  29. @MoMo and havetailwillwag: Thanks for asking about Patch's mommy. She was adopted not long after coming to PAWS, and we're told she is doing really well in her forever home. :)

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  30. Patch is gorgeous with his nose spots and eyeliner! I am so surprised that the widower would not want to hold and treasure Patch as a connection to his wife. I hope Patch can find a Forever home where he will be loved and appreciated.

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  31. How sad to lose your mommie and now needing a home. Path is such a cutie and I know soon a new furever home will be found. Will send many purrs for this to happen.

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  32. what a beautiful boy. I cannot understand that man. He can't have loved his wife much. Good luck Patch. We are sure a home will come to you. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx

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  33. We are glad (although we will never understand why families "dispose" of pets that were loved by their deceased family members), Patch didn't stay with the widower. It sounds as though he wouldn't have received what he so strongly deserves , love and respect!! Hang tight Patch.Your forever family is just around the corner:) :)
    the critters in The Cottage

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  34. Poor Patch! He had such a difficult time, losing his Mom and then losing his family :(. We can certainly understand how it might make him shy - but glad is doing better. He is beautiful, and we hope he finds a new forever family soon.

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  35. Patch deserves to be safe and loved. I don't understand humans sometimes, throwing away such a precious companion out of grief and fear...I would cling to that boy and together we would remember and celebrate momma who has gone to the other side of the Bridge.

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  36. Thanks for your visit
    Poor patch, so pleased he's trusting again, two beautiful photos of him
    Have a good week
    See yea George xxx

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  37. Very sad. I pray he gets a forever home for Christmas.

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