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Can you help one of these animals?

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, October 18th, 2007 at 6:19 am in Uncategorized.

These two cats and one dog need homes.
The letters below explain their individual situations. Contact information is also included. Thanks for caring. /Gary

Dear Gary:

I have been trying to find a home for my Dad’s 5-year-old cat, Midnight. Dad was a Pearl Harbor Survivor and such an animal-cat lover. He had 7 cats/kittens when he died in May. All of these cats adopted my Dad. With the help of my students and Dad’s neighbors, I’ve placed all the cats except a young mama Siamese and Midnight.

Every day I go over to Dad’s house, feed Midnight and let him roam about the backyard. He prefers to stay indoors. The house is being sold. It is on the market. Midnight isn’t dealing well with strangers wandering thru HIS house. Midnight doesn’t understand what happened to Dad and what he did wrong to deserve such crazy treatment. He’s a love-a-lap meowing kitty.

I would take Midnight if I could. The neighbors are caring for the mama Siamese at the moment. Can you ask your readers if someone can adopt Midnight? He’s just 5, jet black, fixed, fluffy and loves to eat. He slept with Dad every night. The house is empty. He sleeps on a blanket on the floor. The animal shelter is NOT a good solution. Thanks. (Eileen Farley,; 925-682-2724.)

Dear Gary:

I have a 21-year-old cat, still in pretty good shape, that I must find a home for as I am moving out of state and can’t take her. She needs a home with no children. Strictly an inside cat. Never been outside. Does like other cats and small dogs. She is a Siamese mix. If anyone can help, they can call me at 925-827-3177. Thanks. (Anita)

Dear Gary:

I hope one of your readers can help. My grandfather recently passed away, leaving behind a 7-year-old spayed akita named Saki. None of the relatives can take her, so now she needs to find a new home.

She doesn’t get along well with cats or dogs, so she’d have to be an only pet, but she’s great with people including kids. She also ignores the squirrels, so any that live in her new yard would still have the run of the place. She’s a bit headstrong and stubborn at first, so she needs someone with experience who can give her clear boundaries and a short leash.

Her picture can be found at and I can be reached at or at 925-685-0230. Thank your for your time. (Natalie Borges)

Thanks for checking this out. I get these kinds of emergency cries for help from time to time and have decided that posting them here on my blog is the best way to deal with it. I simply don’t have enough room (column space) in my daily columns to fit all these in. Whenever I need to post one of these “help me” letters here, I’ll also place a notice in my column telling my readers to look here if they need a pet.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, please note them under “Comments” below, or you can e-mail me at

Just trying to help. /Gary

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