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Lose a lovebird? Need a cat?

By Gary Bogue
Monday, October 29th, 2007 at 7:17 am in Animals.

Stephanie found someone’s lovebird in her Oakley backyard … and Rita has asthma and has to find homes for her two cats.

The letters below explain their individual situations. Contact information is also included. Thanks for caring. /Gary

Dear Gary:
It was suggested by a friend that I write you regarding a lovebird I found in my back yard, well actually my 7-month-old calico cat found it. It’s a beautiful little bird and I believe is recovering well at the Medical Center for Birds in Oakley.

I live on the north side of Teakwood Drive in Oakley. Around 10:30 p.m. last Thursday night I heard a bird squawking, not something you usually hear that late in the day. When I went to my back patio my kitten was carrying it in her mouth as she was walking toward me, then veered away. Luckily the bird got loose and I was able to catch it.

Friday I took it to Oakley Veterinary Medical Center (my vet). Dr. Lafferty examined it, found 2 minor puncture wounds, one near the left eye and one under the right wing, and it’s right leg broken. She was unsure as to how to best repair the broken leg, so she took it to the Medical Center for Birds. I have not heard an update since Friday afternoon, but would assume if there were problems I would have heard.

I’ve posted flyers around my neighborhood. Any help you could provide would be appreciated. (Stephanie Brooks, Oakley,

Dear Gary:
I had another asthma attack and my doctor is pretty adamant that I find a home for my two kitties, Perry & Frankie. My heart won’t let me surrender them to an animal rescue group because I want to know where they are going and who their new family will be. If you could mention them on your blog I know some loving person will take them. You can use my e-mail address of or my phone number of 925-324-1832 for contact.

My husband and I adopted Frankie and Perry from the Feral Cat Foundation a few years back and they have been wonderful pets. Since that time I’ve started suffering from asthma and have difficulty breathing, especially at night. The kitties are healthy and are kept indoors at all times. They are about 3-years-old and have been together for two. Both have been neutered. Frankie is a lovable orange and white kitty and Perry is a rambunctious gray tabby. They each have their own cat carrier and hammocks and I know they will quickly adapt to a new loving home. Cats are fickle, aren’t they?

If you can help us out that would be great. (Rita Bradt, Walnut Creek)

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 don’t have enough column space in my daily columns to fit all these in. Whenever I need to post these “help me” letters here, I’ll also place a notice in my column telling my readers to look here for more information.

** If any of these animals catches your fancy you and you take one home, please e-mail me and let me know which one so I can tell my readers it worked out. Thanks.

If you have any other 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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